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Resignedly beneath the sky

The melancholy waters lie.


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[everyone] Poll: Video game working title.

I'm trying to decide on a working title for my video game, so here's a poll for anyone who cares to answer. You don't need to know what the game is about; just tell me which one sounds better to you.

Poll #1970219 Working title

Which would make a better working title for my video game?

Sunshade
1(33.3%)
Blood Winter
1(33.3%)
Other (specify)
1(33.3%)


If you don't like either one, feel free to suggest something else, but I only want suggestions that are two words or fewer.

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[everyone] 100 Things #011: Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Cranberry Chutney.

Another recipe inspired by the Quick From Scratch Chicken Cookbook. It's a combination of two separate recipes, both of which I've modified to suit my taste and available ingredients. That's a matter of course in my cooking, but anyway. Pleasantly spicy chicken and sweet chutney mix well. Serve with rice on the side.

Recipe!Collapse )

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[everyone] Happy birthday, journal!

As of today, I've been using this journal for four years. So happy fourth birthday, journal! May there be many more. :)

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[everyone] 100 Things #010: Baked Buffalo Chicken & Potato Sections.

This recipe comes from Quick From Scratch Chicken Cookbook, with a few minor modifications by me. I got the cookbook from the library a few days ago. This is the first recipe I've tried. It was met with approval and delight by my family, and the chicken was something my brother would eat, too.

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[everyone] 100 Things #009: Chicken Divan.

This is what I made for dinner tonight. :)

Simple and delicious.Collapse )

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[everyone] 100 Things #008: Potato soup with cheese and bacon.

And this is what we had for Thanksgiving dinner...Collapse )

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[everyone] 100 Things #007: Cheddar Cheese Soup.

My family eats this enough that we just call it that soup, as we use colby-jack cheese instead of cheddar anyway. :)

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[everyone] Electric car with a train horn.

I have nothing to say, so you get a funny video instead. ;)


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[everyone] Not the best way to introduce oneself.

In my German class, to get the students used to the language, we're going through a dialogue exercise where we must introduce ourselves to several other classmates. In the middle of this exercise, the professor stopped us to warn us about enunciating properly. Certain people were going around saying not "Ich heiße...", but "Ich scheiße..."

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[everyone] Microwave.

I think my family's microwave just died. When it's plugged in, it makes this constant high-pitched beep. We might be getting a new microwave tomorrow.

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[everyone] Cell phone.

I'm getting a cell phone. My first cell phone. Wow.

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[everyone] 100 Things #006: Zucchini bread.

This bread is mildly sweet, firm, and moist.

You can't taste the zucchini, by the way...Collapse )

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[everyone] 100 Things #005: Not-Grandma's Chicken & Dumpling Soup.

Modified from Grandma's Chicken 'n' Dumpling Soup. Mine is better. ;)

The recipe.Collapse )

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[everyone] 100 Things #004: Rhubarb bread.

This bread is so good. It's a simple recipe. :)

Reposting because my original post disappeared.Collapse )

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[everyone] 20Q: I was thinking of a puppy.

19. I guessed that it was a mutt (dog)? Close.
20. I guessed that it was cocoa? Wrong.
21. Is it a specific color? No.
22. Is it very, very expensive? No.
23. Is it made in many different styles? Yes.
24. I guessed that it was a dog? Close.
25. Is it outside? Sometimes.
26. Do you use it at work? No.
27. Is it used by the police? No.
28. Is it larger than a microwave oven (or bread box)? No.
29. I guessed that it was a Dachshund? Close.
30. I guessed that it was a coffee grinder.

Because if it's not a mutt, it has to be cocoa! ...And a coffee grinder is so much like a Dachshund.

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[everyone] 20Q.

I was playing 20Q and I thought of a sieve. The AI finally got it on question #30. Then it informed me of a contradiction:

Does it have feelings? You said No, 20Q was taught by other players that the answer is Yes.

Because yes, a sieve really does have feelings!

Also a euphonium is an animal.

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[everyone] Grade!

My public speaking professor posted our final grades today. I have 100.21%, which is a 4.0. :) In my hardware class, my grading summary says 95.2%, but I don't have the final grade yet.

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[everyone] I need to start a new collection.

I get typos even when I'm just filling out character profiles. :D

The walls are very well insulted.

I am having a good time working through exercises from The Dramatic Writer's Companion. My two favorite parts of the writing process are character development and actually writing a lot of words.

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[everyone] Belatedly seeing the obvious.

I have a speech to give on Tuesday and I have no idea how I'm going to get 7+ minutes of talking into the topic: the American Red Cross.

Before our first professor left for a new job, the persuasive speech could be about anything; the new professor, however, required us to choose a non-profit organization, for which we'll try to gain the class's support. The non-profit with the most votes gets money the students donate to the pool. (I put in $2.)

Anyway, I was looking forward to persuading the class about something related to my.... Oh! I just realized I should have chosen NaNoWriMo for my non-profit. I wonder if I could switch now. I might have more to say about NaNo than I do about the Red Cross. Why didn't I think of this sooner?

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[everyone] Hardware class.

Today was the last lab in hardware class. We wiped our hard drives. It took me about five minutes. So I got to go home early to work on my seven-chapter quiz—the last of them, thankfully. After I got home, I reviewed the chapters and opened the quiz. My first attempt was 96%; my second was 98%. I decided to leave it there. Now I don't have to go back to that class until our potluck next Thursday. :)