A SoCal kid born and raised who ran away to Minnesota for college. After a few years there, a semester in Denmark, and a year volunteering in NYC, I came back to SoCal to get my MA in Cultural Studies/Media Studies. Now I'm about to working in Irvine, Ca. I am like an 80yo grandma: I will stuff you full of hotdish and baked goods, watch black & white films with you while we drink whiskey-laced tea, then tuck you in for bed in a blanket I knitted. I am also like your 12yo kid sibling: I'll geek out with you about dorky scifi movies, pull out every bit of innuendo EVERYWHERE, and do dramatic LOLcats readings. ...I watch too much television and spend too much time on Tumblr & Twitter.
@Mariajoseh I dunno, I think scarves can be romantic presents. They make me think of warmth and cuddles and so on.
I definitely bought myself 3 pairs of shoes yesterday (ostensibly to replace two pairs that are falling apart...plus boots) and, on Friday, stuff to put together as my work Gift Exchange item. Two of those plastic wine-filled glasses, a salami, some brie, crackers, and a little basket - throw in some homemade cookies, it's a Mini Picnic!
On Maria Bello: "My feelings about attachment and partnership have always been that they are fluid and evolving"
Ugh. I am crying a little bit at my desk.
Hm. LW1 sounds a bit like a friend of mine, who has settled on identifying as a panromantic homosexual. For a long time she thought she was asexual because she wasn't interested sexually in the men (man, really) with whom she was in love and was engaged to at one point, but then she started to date ladies and realized that she definitely wasn't asexual. But she does still have romantic feelings for guys (in addition to ladies).
tl;dr Sexuality is complicated, so don't feel bad if it takes a bit to figure out where you stand!
@SarahP Ugh, yes. I did theater all the way up until college, when I started realizing that I hated/was terrible at auditions. So then I wouldn't get parts that I probably would have been good at (better sometimes than the people who did get them), which only demoralized me further and made me more nervous for my next audition.
....although that's probably what everyone says.
Anybody heading to San Diego Comic Con next week or live in the San Diego area and want to hang out a little bit/grab a drink/get brunch?
@all Update! Made these last night sans food processor (due to the house pup just coming home from an operation & not wanting to rile her up) and they were super tasty. I definitely would recommend using a blender/food processor, though, as I don't think the texture was quite right or smooth enough after mashing by hand.
@siniichulok And the dough is SO TASTY. Like, I may have liked the dough a little better than the finished product.
@Canal I agree about the chocolate chips. I used 65-70% dark chunks and it threw the flavors off a little. Mine were a little too moist, though (I think because my natural PB was a little oilier than expected). I didn't think I put a ton of OO in, but I'm definitely going to try reducing it next time.
@Megasus True, but I always find consistency of texture an issue when hand-mashing. I can't seem to really get things "pureed" - like the difference between whipped and mashed potatoes.