star and planet

[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?

Blood Winter
Other (specify)

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

[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.

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gloomy forest rain

[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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planet rings

[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..."
planet rings

[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.
planet rings

[everyone] Corrine Kenner's writing reference books.

Since I already owned and very much enjoyed Corrine Kenner's book Tarot for Writers (and her book Tarot and Astrology, which I use together with the other to develop characters), when I learned that she had published another book, Astrology for Writers, I went looking for it on Amazon. Today it came in the mail. I've only read a little, but I'm hoping that it will be as interesting and helpful as her other books have been for me.
planet rings

[everyone] Characters and things.

I can't believe my favorite Game of Thrones character died so early! I have A Game of Thrones on reserve, so I can read the book as I watch the episodes. I'm only on the first season now.

Also, I've been looking around online at Robert Crais's new book, Suspect. Half of the places I look, the main character is Scott James, which is what I read when I read the first several chapters. The other half call him Max Kent. I can't figure out who this Max Kent guy is.
planet rings

[everyone] Feeling restless.

I'm feeling restless today. Instead of enjoying my day off, I'm looking forward to tomorrow and Friday.

I feel good about hardware & software class tomorrow because I got 96% on the online quiz we had on Tuesday. I hear the class is going to change from more hands-on labs to written labs, so I don't know how that's going to be. And I don't know what we're doing in public speaking, except that it will probably be a miniature activity, and those are usually fun.

Friday, as I've mentioned before, is going to be my photo day. I look forward to going out on Fridays anyway, but this downtown outing is going to be interesting. I'll have to get a camera tutorial tomorrow because I don't know how to use the digital camera that actually works.

Also I have no idea what I'm going to write and that bothers me.