?

Log in

entries friends calendar profile my webpage Previous Previous Next Next
Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
skywhisperer
I appear to be having issues with vermin in my pantry.

P1040254
3 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
A friend sent me email today:
I'm trying to remember the name of a cheesy TV movie in the 1970s or early 80s about Amazon women in the present day.
It starred an actress who looked liked Lindsay Crouse. She had blonde hair with a widow's peak.
The Amazon women also put a gold archer pin on their male victims. Not sure if they murdered them or just knocked them out.
I found it once on imdb, but now I can't find it again.
Can you think of any female actresses that have blonde hair and a widow's peak?

So I broke out the Google-fu, and and I went looking for a list, thinking some fetishist had a list of all amazon woman movies.
My search query:
amazon women TV movie by date

First Sponsored Link:
Date Women at Amazon
www.Amazon.com/Books Low Prices on Date women
Free 2-Day Shipping w/ Amazon Prime

I can get 2-day shipping now on mail-order brides from Amazon?
3 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
Who lives close enough to a Trader Joe's to pick me up a few bags of these?

http://candyaddict.com/blog/2009/07/31/candy-review-trader-joes-gummy-tummies-penguins/

I'll happily paypal you enough for a few bags and postage. :)

In other news, it is fundamentally impossible to sit still when "Mickey" pops up on Pandora.
7 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
And the music in the waiting room is playing 'Big Rock Candy Mountain'

I'm not sure if it's ironic or just bizarre.
3 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
So I've taken up crocheting. This is my second project - the first one was a relatively uninteresting yellow ball.

Still need some work on gauge, and his smile came out really crooked. But not bad for a learning project.

Next, a cupcake!

P1040150_2.jpg

4 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
photo.jpg



(it says "Really good boot disk with CD drivers!")
6 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
The Sudafed in my desk drawer expired in September of 2001.

The Tylenol expired in 2006.

There's a chocolate bar with a baby announcement printed on it. The kid is now in 2nd grade.

Contact lens solution? That expired in January of 2000.
1 comment or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
Anyone on my friends list play MyTown? I could use some friends.

I'll screen comments - if you want me to add you, leave me the email address you use.

Thanks!
Leave a comment
skywhisperer
I shut off my Usenet server today.

Because "The September That Never Ends" really did never end.
11 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
I know, I've been neglecting my LiveJournal. I started a new baking blog, over at The Baking Aisle. It had been languishing a while for lack of a logo and coherent color scheme, but 3design3 fixed that for me a few weeks back.

Then, on Friday, I was most thrilled to have my Chai Tea Jello linked in The Kithcn!

Anyway, that's where I've been. I still stop by LJ to read my friends page every day - I just haven't had much of anything else to say. I'm sure I'll be back. :)
1 comment or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
I solved the lighting problem with a few trips to Home Depot. Because, really, what can't be solved with a few trips to Home Depot?

Here's the gory details:

http://www.bakingaisle.com/2010/04/lighting-food-for-less-than-50/
1 comment or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
Art of Darkness Brownie
What Tina learned last night:

PressNSeal Wrap makes an excellent cheap, disposable diffuser. Last night, I put the PressNSeal on a box and then sat the lights on top of it, but in the future I'm just going to stick it to the reflectors (I have this type of light). I use CFLs inside, so they won't overheat. If I need more diffusion, I can always use two layers, although one was quite good.

That means the remaining thing I need is a stand to clip them on. I'm thinking a trip to Home Depot and $10 will solve that problem, and I will have saved myself several hundred dollars in lighting gear.
Leave a comment
skywhisperer

Cookies!
Originally uploaded by SkyWhisperer

I'm thinking of replacing my light bulbs in the kitchen. There's never enough light to take pictures, and if I add light with another source, they always come out blue.

I'm thinking of going up a size on the wattage, and going to a "warm" shade. And maybe a couple of those stick-on lights for under the counters, except I think a lot of my problem is that the temperature of the light is different depending on the source, which means I can never get the white balance right.

You can really see the blue here, and that's after I tweaked it a bit in iPhoto to warm it up:

Cookies!
7 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
Yep. Nachos with eggs, refried beans, and cheese. Breakfast of champions.
photo.jpg

5 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer

On a whim, I bought a unicycle last week.

It got here on Friday, along with a book.

I spent a reasonable amount of time over the weekend just learning how to get on and off in the living room, with only a few very minor bruises. Yesterday, we went out back, and with a fence on one side and Mike on the other, I managed to actually move foward. Mostly in 10-ft chunks, but it was moving! The side-to-side balancing isn't any worse then a bike, but the front-to-back takes some getting used to. You learn forward to move forward, but the amount you learn forward is dependent on how fast you're going - too much and you fall forward, not enough and you fall backwards.

Also, there are some interesting mechanics to the actual peddling - it's easier to balance with your feet in the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions, and it's much less stable at 12 and 6. So you need momentum to carry you through that position without stopping there.

This all boils down to commiting to a speed and staying there. Next weekend, I'm taking it down to the local schoolyard, where there is a very long fence (probably close to 2 city blocks?) along a sidewalk. It should be the best local place to practice - but they're closed after dark, so this time of the year it limits me to weekends only.

We'll see how the transition away from a fence goes, but right now I'm inclined to say it's not as hard as I was afraid it would be!
4 comments or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
And probably the month and maybe the year.

Google re-evaluates their relationship with China:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approach-to-china.html
1 comment or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. :)
1 comment or Leave a comment
skywhisperer
If you do play WoW, you really want to watch it. :)

Leave a comment
skywhisperer
photo.jpg

Leave a comment
skywhisperer
Snow.  And Cat.
1 comment or Leave a comment