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Chili recipe   
02:35pm 22/07/2009
mood: geeky
Chili Con Vegetables
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 C chopped celery
1 C chopped carrots
2 chopped green peppers
1/2 C bulgur wheat
1 C sliced mushrooms
2 Tb chili powder
1/2 t cumin
14 oz canned tomatoes
14 oz canned kidney beans
1/2 t hot pepper sauce
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper

saute the vegetables except mushrooms slightly
add all other ingredients
simmer for 30-40 min until vegetables and bulgur all cooked
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11:18pm 03/07/2009
mood: thirsty
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Take me, take me to the riot   
12:43am 24/06/2009
mood: chipper
Today was sweet. On my way to work I read about another rally in front of the art museum but at 9:30, not 7. Well, there's my problem!
So after work I had three and a half hours to waste. I went up Commercial drive (the road with Womyns wear and the raw restaurants. The sex shop was closed :(, but I got a sweet vegan meal and a cookie! After that I headed back downtown and to the museum.


There was a guy doing spray paint art out in front with his buddy. I went to check out the pictures he made because I have a thing for sprat paint art. Well, it was starting to drizzle and the other guy was talking about how it sucked that one of the pictures was "ruined" from the rain and at least the others were okay. We chatted for a little while and they said they were going to throw out the painting. I must have given them a pleading look because next I know, I am the owner of an awesome spray painting with barely noticeable little rings in spots that actually make the moon look even better.


I sat next to a hip looking duo and inquired whether this was the location of the rally. They confirmed my belief that it was indeed. They were wrong. Half an hour of waiting for more people to show up pass by and we check the other side of the building. Sure enough a few hundred people are standing around with lit candles. I light mine (the girl half of the pair was prepared enough to pack extra candles) off one of the fellow ralliers.
The rally consisted of several speeches including one from the MLA. There was long a moment of silence. Then spontaneously the Iranian-Canadians began singing what I must guess was the Iranian anthem. There were petitions to be signed and blood bank donations scheduling for next week. The later I will do some time in my life, but when I'm more prepared.



So, it was a good day. I think I'll see if you can give me a call now k? I'll post pictures when I find the USB cable.
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01:19pm 18/06/2009
mood: content
So, it looks like my timetable will look like this:

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I really wanted to take Programming and Problem Solving for Natural Sciences(P&PS) right away; because it's a prerequisite for all the computer classes, and Object Oriented Design (OOD) because it too is a prerequisite to most and it can be taken concurrently with P&PS even though that's a prereq. So between those two I can really start taking most lower level computer classes.

As for calculus (Calc, but you could guess) I wanted to get it over with as soon as possible before all of it leaked away from my memory. It's mostly a three days a week class + a lab, but I found a nice one day that fit in and I figure if I start remembering it as I go along, then one day will be alright.

And it looks like a plane!! Bwahahaha.
06:17pm 17/06/2009
mood: cheerful
om, nom, nom, on, nomnomnomnom, nom, nomnom, , ,nom nom onmom nom, burp
Brilliant Baked Beans
2 C cooked or canned beans
1 1/2 c vegetable stock
1 ts molasses
12-oz can tomato paste
1 small onion, chopped
4 Tb brags
1 Tb dry mustard
1 ts cumin
1/2 ts cumin

The book says to throw it all together in the oven at 350 for 40 min. But we fry the onion and bake it for way longer. You could probably put in 1/2 c less vegetable stock because it is watery unless you bake it down more.

and pictures!!
From the convention:

awesome couple

The dude from TWEWY!!! There was only three that I saw, two of these guys and the younger girl. I was disappoint

The friendship cube. I saw a tutorial on making a plushie of one, so I think I'll make one eventually

and THE BAG!!

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Daiso visit   
10:54pm 28/05/2009
mood: tired
So I finally got to Daiso today. I was there for two hours. Here are my finds. I hope you approve; they are the newest additions to our family.

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I also got a few things for you for school. But you will have to wait to see them.

Love, Love
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10:39pm 26/05/2009
mood: foody
So, I thought I'd digitalise some recipes. These are ones that we eat at my house all the time, so I want to copy them down anyway, and what better way than this?

Fresh Salsa
1/2 C Onion
1/2 C Green Pepper
2 Hot peppers
1 C Chopped Tomatoes
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Cider Vinegar
Salt to taste
Chopped Cilantro to taste

2-3 Avocados
1/2 Juice of 1 lemon
1 Clove Garlic, crushed
1/4 Med Onion, chopped
1/4 Green Pepper
1/2 Tomato
Salt and Pepper to taste

Hot Artichoke Dip
1 can Artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 C Mayonnaise
3/4 C Parmesan Cheese, grated
Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients
Add more cheese to top
Bake 20 min until brown

Spinach Salad with Strawberries
2 bunches Spinach Leaves
1 C chopped Strawberries
1 tbsp Sesame Seeds, toasted
1 small Red Onion, thinly sliced

Honey dressing
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Red Wine
1 tbsp + t Honey
2 t Dijon Mustard
salt and pepper

Nut Loaf Supreme
1 sml Onion, diced
4 cloves Garlic, crushed
2 1/2 cups shredded Vegetables(carrot, beet, celery zucchini squash, 1/2 c mushroom)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 t pepper
1 Tb fresh parsley
1 t oregano
1/4 c tahini or sesame seeds
1/4 c pecans, almonds, walnuts, nut butter
1/2-1 c bread crumbs

Fry onion and garlic until transparent
Add shredded veggies, cook on medium until liquid evaporated
Add soy sauce, pepper and herbs, remove from heat
Grind nuts, add tahini, blend well add to vegies add bread crumbs
Oil loaf pan spread in mixture
Bake at 300 for 20 min
Also makes great burgers!

Souads' Lentils
1 c lentils
1/2 c brown rice
4 1/2 c water

Place in sauce pan and bring to boil
Simmer for about 40 min

1 Tb olive oil
1 Lg onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 Tb cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste

Saute garlic and onion
Add to lentil/rice mix when lentils almost done
add spices
Cook 5-10 min

Carrot-Cauliflower Cheese Pie
3 c herb croutons, crumbed
1/4 c butter/margarine

Stir together, form into crust

1/4 c butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

melt butter, cook onion and garlic till tender

1 med cauliflower, bite sized pieces
1 c sliced carrot

steam cauliflower and carrot 5-7 min

1/4 t oregano
1/2 t dried savory
1 1/2 c grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper

Mix together onion, vegies, cheese and spices
Spread on crust

2 eggs
1/4 c milk

Mix together and pour over pie
Bake at 350 for 40 min

Oven Fried Tofu
1 block form tofu

Freeze and then thaw tofu
Squeeze out water and cut into 1/2" pieces

1 c flour
2 Tb onion powder
2 t chili powder
1 c bread crumbs
2 t garlic powder
1/4 t turmeric

mix all

2 Tb soy sauce
3 Tb water

Mix in separate bowl

Oil cookie sheet
dip tofu slices into soy mix then coat with first mix
Bake at 350 for 15 min on each side

I'll add more later. Getting tired now.
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Dragonball movie   
12:04pm 10/02/2009
  Apparently its confirmed. The movie's real. I kept hearing that it was a fake.


Doesn't look like it follows the story very much. But then again, I don't remember much of Dragon Ball.
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02:39pm 16/01/2009
  We should get a llama!

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04:42pm 15/01/2009
  I NEED this comic.

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It's the Inauguration Day edition. lol!

How awesome is that? I love comics. I bet they could make Obama a mutant. I wonder if Marvel bought the rights to him...

In the Marvel universe Rasputin was a mutant. Yeah! He's Colossus's grandfather.
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02:23pm 16/11/2008
  so, there's a new NDS out, it's called the DSi. I thought you might like to check it out. Its only out in Japan now; here later in 2009. It has 2 cameras, a SD card slot for music and pictures, and a new interface. They have a online shop to download software for it.

Check it out:
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Arm warmers + Nail polish!   
11:07pm 26/10/2008
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10:27am 12/10/2008
  This is a day late (I did it last night, but my internet was on the shiz, so read it like it was posted yesterday.

I got home late and I wanted to talk to you. I didn't want to wake up your family though and now I think its too late :'(

I cleaned most of the morning. Didn't get to sleep in. My mom poped in my room said something about cleaning. (I never remember anything right when I wake up. Sometimes I have full conversations and then forget.) Then I got up.

My grandpa wants a new computer. Apparently the one he has now is like 7 years old. (that's like 200 in technology years) So I biked around to look at the deals we got going on here. A new store had an opening ceremony today. They were selling 4G memory sticks for $16 but they were sold out when I got there :'( I didn't find anything special there.
I think I'll end up getting a custom one at PCXperts. Thats where I got mine and its great. I want to put it all together myself but my mom said to just let them do it there. I don't think she realizes that I took a course in college on how to do exactly that. I have the same training they do...
So I looked at parts for that most of the day. I like to build my own computer. It's fun. You can build it naked because you get less static that way \:D/ (you really don't need to, its just more fun that way).

And then I went for dinner downtown with Curtis, Andrie, and Mitch. It was kinda cool. A Japanese place with the typical stuff and they had a sort of BBQ in the centre for us to cook our own food. It was all you can eat and we got a list to check off the food we wanted and they brought it to us. I didn't eat much off the BBQ because it was all meat. I did BBq some corn however. And I ate a lot of sushi.

I wanted to to go the library and check out some books. I don't have anything in particular I'm looking for right now. Mostly something just to read during breaks at work, I think. I didn't have time today, but maybe tomorrow...

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And that was my day, I guess.

Tell my how yours went or I'll call you tomorrow.
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08:15pm 05/10/2008
  Okay, so I went to friend-of-a-friend's (not quite my friend) birthday party last night. Almost all of her friends are otaku that she met at anime conventions or at by-weekly meetups that they go to. She had around 20 people there. They all loved anime. There was only 2 other guys. It was WEIRD. Otaku are WEIRD.
All the girls had crushes on Sausuke. Stupid emo Sausuke.

They had a dance competition to see who could dance like this the longest.
Its called "caramelldansen" ??? Anyway apparently its the big anime thing this year and everyone at AE knew about it. Its incredibly hard to dance like that for the whole 3 min. They danced for an hour and a half. It ended up being two girls after half an hour. Eventually one collapsed and the other one a massive box of poky (very stereotypical otaku...).

We talked about anime for about 7+ hours and had a relatively good time. All the girls were obsessed with yaoi and we watched some anime music videos.

Half the group stayed the night, but I didn't feel like it. Knowing that group they probably would of harassed any guys staying the night. Poor Phil...
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10:43pm 25/09/2008
  yeah, so ici mon bow, waih

unleashing a furry of death upon my enemies

all on its lonesome

my horrid camera skills. Ho no my head!
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01:12am 20/09/2008
  So, I was bored and decided to make a marble cake, then I decided I wanted cupcakes instead. So I made marble cupcakes.

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11:51pm 14/09/2008
  Yeah, so I just have a few more I need to get on here.

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Dour-de-Brett's Life   
06:56pm 03/09/2008
  I decided to make my posts visible to everyone, the last one was friends only because it was so personal, but it doesn't matter really if other people see this; they don't know who I am.

So, here is a little tour of my life. Yeah, I'll probably mostly be using this for photos because I don't really have anything deep and meaningful to talk about.

Warning: LOTS of pictures.

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The myspace picture you took was amazing, you can even see the yo-yo in your hand.
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01:38pm 05/08/2008
mood: Pepsi (R)
I haven't been using this very well. I mostly snoop around communities and see some cool things. I think I need more friends.

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I don't know who I'm posting this to. I just need it written down and I don't care if anyone sees it. Too lazy to use my old-school paper journal (WHAT! PAPER?!?! no way!)

And, yeah, Dakota we need to talk (that always sounds scary). So if you're ready than I am too.
02:19pm 27/06/2008
mood: chipper
so, I changed my journal layout around and experimented with a few things. Its still with paintshop so its not great, but I think its about the best I can do right now... I wanted it to look a bit less boxy and I think it worked well for the type of layout I'm using. I mostly used backgrounds for everything and I used the spraypaint too.
YAY for MS Paint!!
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