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January 31, 2004


saute 1 package frozen okra, in oil, covered, for 1 hour.
stir occasionally.
1 chopped onion
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1 T. chopped garlic
saute until onions are clear
add 1/4 c. roux flour and stir
add 1/4 c. spaghetti sauce and stir
4-6 c. seafood stock
1.5 lb shrimp, peeled, uncooked
2 boiled crabs, or some lump crabmeat
season with salt, hot sauce, and soysauce to taste
cook for a very long time.

seafood stock: boil shrimp shells in water with salt+pepper
roux flour: cook white flour in a frying pan on low heat
until it turns brown but not burnt. also called a dry roux.

by request, my mother's current incarnation of gumbo.

candice at 20:57 | link to post

January 28, 2004

the google-trap experiment




candice at 20:29 | link to post

January 27, 2004

snap. snappity snap snap

was the sound of the air-cleaner hooked into the central a/c that
woke me up this morning. Late. Very late.

*look at the clock* oh no, that's so not good.
*try to figure out what day it is* umm. Wednesday? Nope. Tuesday.
*throw clothes on and check to see if the coffeepot is on*

And I pour coffee and drive to work and two Java's mugs later, one
of Ultra and one of Regular, it's way past lunchtime and I'm still not
awake and not hungry. I went to fetch grease and sit in the park
and actually remembered to say "no tomato".

Somewhat awake. Large mug number three, and nope, no real email,
just conversation on sysadmin, and I wonder if anything has actually
been said on news that's interesting in months.

Do the usual get home, eat, begin catching up on everyone's livejournal
and head to coffeehouse, where I manage a few decent bits of
conversation with people my own age, as opposed to the ones I see
for most of the day. Until the recruiting youth-group poster children
walk in.

Make a hasty exit, and I worry about being rude to the friend I
haven't even seen since before Christmas, but fuck it, I only have so
much tolerance for that, and my quota gets used up every single
day. I'm tolerant. They pay me, I walk on ice and bite my tongue
a lot, and because the owner would worry about offending me, the
others keep in line. Somewhat. "Candice do you want to come pray
with us" a few months ago was way too much.

Most of them are nice people. Most. Not the sort like the ones
recruiting, who won't accept "No, thank you" as an answer out of
me when they were evangelizing at a friend and I having a conversation.
"I don't know what happened to you but you should know that Jesus
loves you man."

Sorry about the ramble, and it really wasn't that bad a day. There
were no car accidents, I didn't get screwed out of money or a job,
or have someone tell me he'd been seeing someone behind my back
but he wants to still be my friend.

music: The Statler Brothers: Flowers on the wall

candice at 22:17 | link to post

January 26, 2004

umm. dog?

"time to go outside to go night-night does not mean get up and move
from one end of the sofa to the other."
me to old lazy beagle.

candice at 22:27 | link to post

January 25, 2004


Earlier this evening I was sitting at a redlight and the license plate
of the SUV ahead of me caught my eye. It was 999, on a Knights of
Columbus Louisiana license plate. It also had a couple of cross stickers
and one of those "Angry? Need a weapon? Pray the Rosary!" stickers.

music: Norah Jones

candice at 22:11 | link to post

January 21, 2004

stealing links

from friedgreens:
This is Broken.

from memepool:
Really nifty old stuff.

music: Cake: Sheep go to heaven

candice at 22:11 | link to post

January 15, 2004

100 dollars worth of tinfoil

will cover every surface in some poor soul's apartment.

For some reason this makes me miss having lots of magtape around.
(Did anyone get a picture of the de-spooler?)

candice at 21:31 | link to post

from craigslist

Reply to: email@anomalygroup.com
Date: 2004-01-15, 5:06PM CST

The Hollywood based entertainment company, The Anomaly Film
Group, is continuing its nationwide search for the most TOUCHING
and outrageously FUNNY church-based bloopers ever for the highly
anticipated Video and TV series “FAITH FUNNIES.”

In these trying and troubling times, laughter and a cheerful heart
are very important. Anomaly’s goal with “FAITH FUNNIES” has
always been to bring people closer together through wholesome
and fun entertainment.

To help in supporting this series, as well as a chance to earn
fantastic prizes, please search your library, and also that of your
church for all of your FUNNY and TOUCHING church-based video
clips. This includes Baptisms, Sermons, Weddings, etc.

To learn more about “FAITH FUNNIES” or to find out where to
send your submissions for consideration, please contact the
Anomaly Film Group by email at FaithFunnies@anomalygroup.com.

Thank you for making “FAITH FUNNIES” one of the most highly
anticipated projects in Christian entertainment.

it's ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


candice at 21:28 | link to post

January 13, 2004

curiously strong

Altoids chewing gum is neat.

candice at 21:05 | link to post

January 11, 2004

home stuff

We have a craigslist. Sparsely populated, but hey.

I've got a few pictures here and there taken on my dad's new shiny.

Further note. Livejournal is bizarre and should not be trusted.

candice at 15:15 | link to post

January 10, 2004


and stuff and things, acquired around the holidays this year.
I decided the "what I got for christmas list" was kinda silly so
this is what was bought-for and given and that I bought that
i found cool.

a brass candle-snuffer
a mesh tea-strainer with asian markings
an 18" wooden nutcracker doll
two more dvds, upping my collection total to 3.
knee-socks for wearing under happy tall boots.

I feel eight years old wearing knee-socks but they're warm and
keep the tops of the boots from sticking to my legs, so it's cool
I guess. (And yes, I do need to keep warm in Louisiana, the office
I work in is located in a drafty old house.)

candice at 13:34 | link to post

January 07, 2004



music: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Heart and Soul

candice at 22:32 | link to post

January 06, 2004


Sorry to everyone who gets this on RSS, I was importing old stuff
into new stuff and it happened to catch a couple of entries. Have
a link to my favorite churchkey while it's talking about that.

The archives are back, though. Time to screw with google..

candice at 21:22 | link to post

January 04, 2004


So this afternoon I go take the dog to the lakefront for a walk to
enjoy the gorgeous (70 deg. and sunny) weather. On the walk back
to the car I hear bagpipes in the distance. "I'm hearing things, this
is Mandeville, that can't be bagpipes." Driving down the lakefront
to get out of that little slice of yuppie hell, yup, there's some old
guy playing bagpipes.

music: faithless: take the long way home

candice at 16:04 | link to post

January 03, 2004

southern inventions

What do you get when you cross a broken barbecue grill and a piece
of bowling alley floor? A custom frying table. I love my house.

candice at 13:11 | link to post

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