Monday, July 1, 2013

Oh this looks fantastic!

Herb Citrus Cordial (makes 4-5 pints)


6 cup sugar
Zest of 6 citrus, in large pieces of peel
4 cups fresh citrus juice
2 cup water
8 cups loosely packed fresh basil or 2 cups lavender or 20 stalks of rosemary or some other herb you want to cordialize.

In a large pot bring sugar, zest, juice, and water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.  Add the herbs and let the syrup infuse for at least 15 minutes.
Meantime prepare your canning jars.
Strain syrup through a fine sieve, squeezing out as much syrup as possible from the herb leaves before discarding them.
Boiling water process for 10 minutes.
Serve with vodka and a splash of soda water, or just soda water if you prefer!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Do It Like They Do On The Discovery Channel...

My chaotic and haphazard way of trying to put this wedding together has me all over the place. I'm having issues with theme (to have one or not), colors (blue, brown, pink, black, grey, tan red, purple, orange...sigh), venue (indoors? outdoors?), hell, I'm having a hard time with the season - fall? Summer? Spring? I have NO idea.

"We" don't seem to have a song. So I thought I'd find a suitable song and maybe that would help dictate some of the rest of the stuff, since music is so influential for me...Now, this (of course) made me reminisce a little - thinking of the songs that have been part of my previous relationships and I'm thankful I didn't need to incorporate some of those songs into a wedding - any of you remember Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch"? Yeah...well.....

Anyway...I've been listening to songs, lots of songs, and I find one that actually is sort of nice, has a sweet sentiment...I heard it somewhere, thought "Oh, that's pretty, I'll look it up later". I looked it up....It's still sweet....but apparently it was made popular (not on the alternative station I mainly listen to) by the movie Twilight - now...I've not seen the movie, nor have I read the book (they're on the same list with Titanic - basically, I'll only watch if threatened with bodily harm to someone I love).

I know I'm being...snobbish...but...I have a VERY hard time thinking my wedding will be associated with *Twilight*....ugh....just...idk...kill me now....

Now, I do have a fun idea for our wedding if we decide to go the quirky route - which I'm very tempted to do. I can't share it but it's really funny, and will certainly make it something more than the traditional ceremony/reception....and it has everything to do with the "first dance"...*sigh*

I think my head might explode...

A Hawaiian cliff sounds more and more

(Oh, and this is the song from Twilight *shudder* - The Bad Touch doesn't seem so bad)...


So I recently stumbled upon this little Facebook gem. While I don't particularly like FB, I have gotten better about posting and responding to posts. And, every so often, I find gems like this that really make FB worth it:

Real Men Are Kind to Animals:

I firmly believe this. Real men AND women are kind to animals. I generally have to avoid media that reports abuse or neglect of animals due to the ensuing nightmares that will undoubtedly plague me for days afterward but there are so many stories of good here, I like to visit their page regularly, share their stories and repost their images.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oh Retro!!

I love this dress. I don't know if I can pull it off though. Or get it made for a reasonable price. But I love it and would love to wear this. I know it's not a traditional wedding dress but I can't imagine being a traditional bride. The black is a little formal, so I might see about having it made in a different color. I do want an evening wedding but I also want it outside. And a million sparkly candles. Or lights or whatever. That's about all I've been able to decide upon.... I can't pick colors, themes or, heck, even a venue... I've had a few people tell me "not to worry about it" but then they obviously don't know me....And they don't realize that some of these places get booked YEARS in advance. I have a year. One. Uno. 1. That's it. Maybe a year and a couple of months but maybe not as we've not picked a date. Though I think venue will dictate the date since we're not a horribly sentimental least not when it comes to stuff like that. ARGH!!! Then, I have these moments and I think WTF? Really? I'm spending this much energy and thought on a WEDDING?!? I mean come on, in the grand scheme of things this is just so....insignificant. Sigh...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Riot Fest!!!!

We got our Riot Fest tickets tonight!!! Is it sad that I am so excited I am practically vibrating - and its not until September....

Bad Books, Blink 182, Kitten, Blondie, Violent Femmes, Against Me!.... Just to name a few....

Riot Fest, Riot Fest, Riot Fest!!!!

September cannot come fast enough...


*sigh* and Will...

Mmmm. Vin.


As a wife to be, I am already learning from my mistakes. I was distracted by the shiny - I've never been one for "real" jewelry, it doesn't matter to me if the shiny is a diamond or crystal or cut glass...just that it's a shiny. :-) But I have to admit to having been totally caught up in the moment when we were picking out The Ring....

Which leads up to my mistake....I was feeling a bit "OMG - Deer In Headlights - WTF is going on!?!" and all sorts of awkward and that's when I said it. I said he could have carte blanche with the wedding bands. And I meant it. I will wear whatever he picks out.

But that brings us to this mornings convo:

Him: I've found lord of the rings wedding bands.
Me: Oh? Where? (thinking...can I blow the place up?)
Me: Oh, ok. (Thinking, DoS attack then?)
Me: Not bad. Well, you get to pick them so whatever it is you want.

And I do mean it. I just. Well. I just hope that the one I get can have all the engraving done on the inside....

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thank you, Machinima!

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