palsgraf_polka: (Abi Icon)
Dad bought some Ronco product thing that you pour batter into and it makes donut rings with the batter, so we got out the Fry Daddy and made donuts! They were very tasty.



palsgraf_polka: (Izzard Special)
I wanted to go to Union Station, Olvera Street, Philippe for lunch and then Chinatown, but despite weather.com saying that it would be partly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain, it was raining on and off and I didn't want to get my camera wet, so I didn't make it to Chinatown.

But I did do the others, and here are the pics! Let the mushrooms in my front yard welcome you in:

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clicky for nostalgia and fiesta! )
palsgraf_polka: (OMG Yay)
I don't think I've been to a county fair in at least 2 decades. But Mom, Dad and I are going to the Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria on Saturday to see The Beach Boys! It will be an interesting experience to say the least. I'll bring my camera and take all sorts of weird pictures. I'm looking forward to this I want to eat deep fried things that shouldn't be deep fried. And see cows and shit.
palsgraf_polka: (Tube)
Thursday June 3rd:

Arrive at ORD at 16:32. Check in at hotel. Haven't decided what to do with my Thursday night yet.

Friday June 4th:

10:00 Architectural Riverboat Cruise for an hour.
11:00-14:00 TBD
14:00-16:00 Walking Tour - Historic Downtown (north): Treasures of Culture & Commerce
16:00 meet [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri at the hotel, catch up with her
18:00 dinner with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri
20:00-23:00 Two comedy shows with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri

Saturday June 5th:

Morning with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri at the Planetarium
Lunch with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri
Afternoon catching up on internet at hotel while [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri naps
Evening is dinner with [livejournal.com profile] jblaque and company at the Chinese BBQ
Late evening get shitfaced with [livejournal.com profile] jblaque and company at the bar

Sunday June 6th:

Morning: send [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri back to the airport
10:00-12:00: Walking Tour: Historic Downtown (south): Rise of the Skyscraper
Lunch somewhere
Afternoon: DuSable Museum of African American History
Evening: Dinner somewhere nice Rosebud [Thanks [livejournal.com profile] jblaque] and then relax at the hotel!

Monday June 7th:

Morning & Early afternoon: The Art Institute!
17:25 my flight home from ORD to LGB

I am so excited!
palsgraf_polka: (Abi Icon)
And it's on a rool.

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But it was mighty tasty, rool or no.

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palsgraf_polka: (Middle Finger)
Stick to chicken. Your steak sucks ass.
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I'm going to make a sort of bastardized shepherd's pie today, with ground beef, Ro-Tel tomatoes, green beans and shredded cheese, with box mashed potatoes and shredded cheese on top. I think that will be tasty, no?

I'll take a picture of it for [livejournal.com profile] trashy_eats.

ETA: The first two parts:

clicky for noms )

Now it's baking merrily away!

ETA: It's done! My cooking pan was too small and it bubbled over a lot, but thankfully I foresaw that and put foil down underneath it in the oven to catch the drippings. It was a little too wet, I think from the tomatoes and green beans (I drained them both), but it's really tasty!

clicky for the final outcome )

Mmmmm....

Mar. 6th, 2010 07:41 pm
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cheap steak and Spanish rice. NOM.

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palsgraf_polka: (Rejected - Consumer Whore)
My boss went to McDonalds for Filet-O-Fish Friday and I asked him to get me a side salad with the light Italian dressing to go with my frozen Trader Joe's Three Cheese Cannelloni. I am amazed! This salad is made with expensive lettuce (not just iceberg) and it's fresh and green. And the dressing is Newman's Own! And all for $1.19!

McDonalds, I am impressed.

Hahahaha I sound like American Psycho ("And Michael was wearing a lavendar Armani suit with a Rolex and Ferragamo loafers...").
palsgraf_polka: (Tube)
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I would charter a jet, and go to:

1) Napa, CA and eat at The French Laundry for dinner.
2) Fly to Tokyo and spend a night wandering the streets of the city, eating ramen & yakitori, taking in sights, singing some karaoke.
3) Fly to Bejing and go to The Forbidden City, and eat weird street food.
4) Fly to Rome and go to The Vatican to see the Sistene Chapel and eat dinner at La Pergola.
5) Fly to Paris, visit the Musee D'Orsay, get some amazing cheese somewhere and get some amazing pastry somewhere and go to L'Ambroisie for dinner.
6) Fly to London, see a weird play, go to the British Museum and go to Simpson's Tavern for dinner.
7) Fly to Las Vegas gamble in the high stakes room at The Wynn and then go eat at Burger Bar.
8) Fly back home to LA.

You are all welcome to join me.
palsgraf_polka: (Rejected - Consumer Whore)
For $2, you can buy small amounts of specific spices to put in the recipe on the back.

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palsgraf_polka: (Joker)
Ok! I am booked and ready to go to CHICAGO! I will be staying June 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th and flying out on the afternoon of the 7th.

I am planning a get together on Saturday June 5th. [livejournal.com profile] jblaque, [livejournal.com profile] iron_chef_gein and [livejournal.com profile] ygrii_blop are already coming. I would hope that [livejournal.com profile] nurzrachet could be convinced to come as well. Anyone else in the area, please come! I'd love to meet you! Maybe [livejournal.com profile] toohipanna or [livejournal.com profile] deliverer or [livejournal.com profile] charon52 or [livejournal.com profile] nova_42 can make the drive.

And [livejournal.com profile] ygrii_blop please e-mail me or reply to my Facebook message because I need to work some details out with you.

I'm so excited! I'm going to go to the Art Institute, have some great food, meet some great friends and experience a new part of the country. I can't wait.

My day.

Jan. 24th, 2010 08:48 pm
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I thought after the trauma of this morning's fire, I should post some happier pics. I spent the day at Mom & Dad's watching football, eating good food and hanging out with family. It was nice.

Let the happy goldfinch butts welcome you in!

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clicky for the wonderfully mundane )

You know, I saw fire images on TV several times today and each time they gave me a shudder and my heart would race. I'm really sick of fires. It was so fucking scary this morning being woken up with the noise and peeping through my blinds and seeing a wall of fire right outside the window. I really need to go away from this obnoxious and really dangerous arsonist. Quit picking on our alley!
palsgraf_polka: (Joker)
Thunder and lightning have started to go along with the gale winds and heavy rain. I'm loving it. Although I really want some sort of food and I don't want to go out in this weather to get it.

ETA: We all ordered a big order of Chinese food for delivery. Yum!

OMG Tamales

Dec. 4th, 2009 09:50 am
palsgraf_polka: (Abi Icon)
Irma's sister is in town and she made homemade tamales last night. OMG NOM.

palsgraf_polka: (Me - With Camera)
Lompoc: Faith, Flowers and Fast Food.

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palsgraf_polka: (Cat Farts)
Joe just won't shut up about Cheetos.

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ETA: I just found this fabulous animated .gif and thought it belonged here.

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palsgraf_polka: (Abi Icon)
I bought Trader Joe's frozen Mac & Cheese last night and I am eating it now at work before class and this is the best frozen mac & cheese I have ever eaten. It's like sex in a plastic tray.

Whoo hot!

Sep. 1st, 2009 12:06 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Pho & Comics)
I got a pre-made ready to heat & eat Jambalaya at Fresh & Easy (I bought a whole slew of these kind of meals there...it's such a bargain and everything is fresh...they're refrigerated and only good for a few days at most) and am eating it for lunch and it is spicy!

Really tasty though. And only $2.99! Better than going to El Pollo Loco or Chicken Ranch and blowing $9 on lunch.
palsgraf_polka: (Pho & Comics)
I bought this little frozen Pad Thai meal from Fresh & Easy and I'm eating it right now for lunch. It's really good. I love all the Fresh & Easy food. I'm so excited for its presence in Lompoc.

So, updates:

1) Apparently there is a serial arsonist in Lompoc:

http://www.kcoy.com/global/story.asp?s=10643083

I e-mailed this story to Mom & Dad last night and Dad says he's seen a few of the burned out vehicles while he and Mom are out serving. No wonder the fire sergeant wasn't too worried about the perpetrator coming back - the device was probably a signature of sorts and apparently he(they) pick targets at random. So at least that's good.

2) First night of school! I'm 1L! Tonight is Criminal Law. Woohoo! I'm so excited.

Ok...time to finish my lunch because I have to brief at least one Torts case at lunch today.

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