Friday, June 22, 2007

can we all just agree that plum tarts are beautiful?

this is what a plum tart looks like. sweet, buttery crust, homegrown, just-picked, organic plums sliced and sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg. and nothing else. totally gorgeous.

can we all just agree that photos of food are great enough to deserve their own tag?

i know, i know, i'm trying not to get too tag-happy...but i've been taking some pretty hott food shots lately, so i present to you: food porn.

can we all just agree that the dying californian is totally amazing?

i know that i've mentioned this before, but tonight i saw them live and they were way more amazinger in person. they make really big music. i don't want to listen to anything else right now because it is still in my ears.

can we all just agree that pocky is tasty?

i'd never had it before, but last night i was in a fantastic thai grocery store and i bought a package. tasty! yes! i would recommend it to a friend, for sure.

can we all just agree that ebay should rethink their marketing?

i just saw an ad that said something about expressing myself...and one of the three items pictured was a lime green croc. that makes me want to express myself like jennifer aniston's character in office space.

Monday, June 18, 2007

can we all just agree that built to spill gives excellent advice about life?

from "made-up dreams":

"no one wants to hear / what you dreampt about / unless you dreampt about / them /
don't let that stop you / tell them anyway / and you can make it up / as you / go."

also, this song is from an album called "perfect from now on."

i love built to spill. i hope you do too.

can we all just agree that getting rid of things is satisfying?

dudes, i have a lot of things that i don't need. many of them are giveawayable (goodwill's about to get a couple megabags of clothes, and people to whom i send packages are totally in luck [superballs! shh...]) but others are not. like bank statements from 2000. all of them. sometimes i wish i had a paper shredder. or a fireplace.

but it's still great to be making more space in drawers and stuff. satisfying. yes. (so satisfying, in fact, that a new tag has been born. welcome to the world, satisfying. i will now have to go back and read all previous posts, to ensure that no satisfying post remains untagged. and when i am done, guess how i will find that?*)


Friday, June 15, 2007

can we all just agree that having your own plum tree is pretty awesome?

but that the awesome just continues when the plums are both ripe and delicious?

and when you might have baking adventure plum time with housemate? (stay tuned for photos of this!)

yes! happy friday!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

can we all just agree that i'm getting pretty good at this?

can we all just agree that splinters are a total bummer?

i got one yesterday, from weeding. yes, weeding. (not just for calluses anymore, apparently.) at first i was convinced that it was at least half an inch long, but i have since revised my estimate to the slightly less dramatic 4/10ths of an inch. or 2/5ths, if you really like reducing fractions.

it's pretty thick. i got some of it out last night (1/10th of an inch of it or so) but most of it is still in my thumb.

i wanted very much to take a picture, in order to add it to the gross*, injuries sections, but my camera is apparently unable to focus on something that close, so you'll just have to use your imaginations. i trust you.

today, the part that remains is kind of infected. not hugely so, but kind of white and raised. the splinter piece moves back and forth, too, but i can't get it out. i'm trying to decide if i should continue to wait it out, which was what we always did when i was a kid (we got tons of splinters), or if it is time to put a needle in some rubbing alcohol and perform some self-surgery. it's getting pretty distracting.

*i'm not sure how gross it really is...audra was pretty unconcerned, but both of the housemates were totally disgusted.

update: when i soaked it in hot water, the pus that i squeezed out had the consistency of snot! that is gross!

update #2: i sterilized a safety pin, and poked around a little bit until i could get it out. it was also a little bit gross.

but, falling squarely in the AWESOME department is the fact that the splinter had started to get slimmer and lighter in color already...oh yeah, my body was ready to break that thing down, if necessary, and assimilate it! we are the sarah. we will assimilate you.

can we all just agree that people arrive at c.w.a.j.a.?. by strange means sometimes?

recent favorites: web searches for "mayonaise are disgusting" (yes they are!), "boys with long girly curls," "i agree images," and "word that starts with y in science vocabulary."

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

can we all just agree that when you hate everything, you should definitely eat some smoked gouda?

can we all just agree that lieberman sucks?

having disregarded my excellent advice and run for congress and...sigh...won, lieberman continues to demonstrate his lameness. no, jackass, we shouldn't bomb people. this shouldn't be so complicated.

p.s.: you are contributing to the de-meaningification of language when you call yourself an "independent" but you really mean "republican sychophant."

can we all just agree that "alternative & punk" is a totally stupid itunes genre?

i'm not sure if it is one of the itunes defaults (at this point, i've upgraded something like 276 times) or if it made its way onto compy 3000 in some other way, but come on.

i am sensitive to the fact that some music is difficult to categorize (and i do love categorizing things) but come on..."alternative & punk"? what does that even mean?

Saturday, June 09, 2007

can we all just agree that caller id is a fabulous invention?


can we all just agree that this is an interesting question?

"do you wish to persist the internet cookie?"

don't misunderstand; i like being asked those kinds of questions just as much as the next privacy-loving user of the interweb, but it makes me wonder who wrote that. and if we can talk soon.

can we all just agree that targetted text ads are good for a laugh, now and then?

gmail has done it again:

my mom sent me a google chat message while i was offline, which meant that it was delivered like an email. all it said was, "hooray!" (which made perfect sense to me.)

the awesome part, though, was that the ads in the sidebar looked like this:
"more about...
hip hop hooray
hip hop hooray naughty by nature
naughty by nature hip hop
naughty by nature nothing to lose"


Friday, June 08, 2007

can we all just agree that hanging out with junior highers provides a person with excellent opportunities to overhear funny things?

this afternoon i was riding bikes with some kids, and from behind me i heard a girl say, "we're going to have bike sex!" and immediately after that, a boy ahead of me (who was having a completely separate conversation) exclaimed, "it makes me feel like a real woman!"

can we all just agree that smooth tough tires are fantastic?

faster and less vulnerable to the broken glass that is everywhere (especially right in front of my house right now)...yes!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

can we all just agree that it's kind of fun when other people start getting into the recording of funny things said on c.w.a.j.a.?.?

me: blah blah blah lame "customer service" rep

mamacita: "she was probably just trying to get you to buy a policy from them."

me: "yes, but at this point i wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire."

mamacita: "put that on your blog!"

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

can we all just agree that talking politics with the mamacita is really fun?

and not just because she occasionally says things like this:

(when talking about g.w. bush's response to russia's concerns about u.s. nuclear proliferation)

"i didn't think that i could regard him as any more of a low-life asshole than i already did, but today he really slipped a notch."

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

can we all just agree that changing out your own tires is pretty satisfying?

although i was sad to take off the "all-terrainosaurus" tires (yes! the fusion of dinosaurs + bikes is extremely compelling to me!), it's really exciting to have some smoother ones!

and so satisfying that i did the work myself. although i have a number of friends who could have switched out my tires in a fraction of the time it took me, i did it myself. now my hands are sore and still kind of grimy, and i am satisfied.

can we all just agree that "set me free" by the lovemakers is fantastic?

and good to sing along with? yes!

can we all just agree that it is good?

thank you.

can we all just agree that pictures of cats are excellent?

i hope that you are already enjoying the adventures of the greatest paws (i know we've been over this before) but i also wanted to make sure that you knew about plush life. the header says it's about "kittenz!! also politics, astronomy, science, photography and other four-legged snarky stuff," but as far as i can tell it's mostly pictures of cats. yes!

as the boys beastie would no doubt say, check-ch-check-check-check-check it out!

oh and also i trust that you're already enjoying i can has cheezburger? (to be honest, i think i.c.h.c.?. is kind of hit or miss, and the comments make me want to jump off a bridge. i'm not linking. don't look. you'll be sorry. [think cuteoverload or daily puppy, but quite possibly worse {which is sort of amazing, if you ask me}], but it's still worth checking out.)

but if you really really like pictures of cats with silly captions (you do, i can see it in your eyes!), i hope that you have seen the fantastic lolcats2. go look now. it is worth it.

can we all just agree that this is an ambitious project?

"i'm trying to create some sort of tunafish-sweet-potato-salsa stew."

can we all just agree that audra is awesome?

i thought so.