Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Why the HELL does it smell like buttered biscuits around here???

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Who, me?

Who, me?
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Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey
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Old photos!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009


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I MADE CHEESE!!! Not the greatest picture, but that IS a ball of mozzarella I made with the cheesemaking kit I purchased! I was pretty worried at first: my curds were very soft. I don't think I put in as much rennet as I should have. I was able to save the cheese, though, but letting the curds sit longer, and heating it a bit more very carefully. Poured off all the whey, and started microwaving the curds until I hit the right temp (135). And then....STRETCH! It was so cool! It does pull just like taffy and then it gets shiny. Slapped it back into ball shape and PRESTO! Cheese! It's a little on the bland side (yes, I did use cheese salt), but it is definitely mozzarella. I am so excited!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Oh how routine it has all become.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Why? Because it's payday. Which means it's another opportunity to stuff $ into my apartment fund. I also got more hours in on the PT gig than I have been...hopefully this means I can sock away an even bigger chunk.
And then...Thursday. Which I look forward to because Thursday is YOGA DAY!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


This show on Lincoln on PBS is fascinating. Henry Louis what'shislastname...man has got BALLS. He went to a Confederate Convention in North Carolina to get their views on Lincoln. In case you don't know, HL is a black man. He is basically going into an all white bastion. Well, they just trotted out some black descendents of a slave who saved his master's life several time...huh, very interesting.
Still, hearing these people's bitching and moaning about how if Lincoln had been at Nuremburg trials, he'd have been hung. *rolls eyes* WHATEVER.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Someone brought in some real foul smelling lunch. It smells like overcooked cauliflower and/or cabbage.
I'm outta here for a few!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Library

The library is a wonderful place to save money. I have placed a hold for two books that I want, but don't want to spend $ on (since I have that apartment thing obviously).
Tyle Florence: Dinner at My Place
Ricki Carrol: Home Cheese Making
Yes, I am weird. But I have not spent money.
And I will make photocopies and save the cool shit!

Monday, February 02, 2009


I put myself on the daily giveaway email list for Women's Health Mag. Today's offer? The Babeland We Vibe.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

When do C&P report?

Is it just me or:
1) is this a BORING fucking Super Bowl
2) lame ass commercials

Friday, January 30, 2009


I wrote a little to the IL GOP, which required me to briefly visit their website in order to get their email. I was pissed at McKenna's "IL Dems should apologize to IL" bullshit from yesterday. He also called Quinn a "political opportunist".
Listen, fucker, people in glass houses should not throw stones. I don't recall you fuckers apologizing for George Ryan! The fact is, BOTH PARTIES have a problem with corruption.
Quinn was also the Lt. Gov. The Lt. Gov's job is to step in if the Gov can't serve (or is a pompous lobcock who got his ass ousted).
Please, not even a day - not even a FEW HOURS - and the GOoPers think they can start swinging their dicks around, splattering everyone with piss.
I wish that asshole sibling of mine would hurry up and cash the damn check he made me write him. I don't want to think like I have more money in my account than I actually do. If he still hasn't cashed it in 30 days...I'm fucking putting a stop payment order on it. THAT would lead to all sorts of fun, I'm sure.
Speaking of money...damn, where did it all go this week? Srsly. I didn't spend on gratuitous shit, either. I keep reminding myself: APARTMENT. I have <i>just</i> enough for a one month deposit now. Now working on first month's rent. Assuming I get any tax refund, that will also be dumped into the pot.
I need to grocery shop. Probably Saturday. There goes the rest of the funds. I hope I get some significant work to do over the weekend from the PT gig...next week could be a shock what with starting to pay more bullshit.
Suggestion Box - thanks for the apartment-get list suggestions. VERY good ideas.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Best line?
"He does NOT have a Constitutional right to be Governor. That is a privelege!"
Damn straight. He gets his rights to fight for his freedom in a criminal trial, which this most decidedly isn't!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Governor Twit[ters]

Gov. urging supporters to contact Illinois state senators to urge them to allow him to bring witnesses to show he did nothing wrong
YOU MUST BE SHITTING ME. You had EVERY opportunity to participate in the process and did not deign to join! YOU FUCKING SNOOZE YOU FUCKING LOSE. You get your precious closing argument and that's it you fucking pompous asshole!
Also: auditors are where it's at, I have decided. it's the lowly number crunchers who bring the big guys down.

Pay Day

Oh pay day, how I love thee. Now, to figure out the best use of my funds.

Blago trial day 3

The questions being fielded to Rep Rose are entirely stupid and beyond the scope of what he was brought in to clarify. WTF?
This is a waste of time. THIS is why they were moving to reduce the witnesses to ONLY THOSE WITH DIRECT KNOWLEDGE. Everything Rose is being asked is SPECULATION, and would in fact, not fly in a federal trial.
This is strictly political showboating at this point by the Republicans.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yet another reason to avoid CS and HFCS...?

<a href=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28877253/>Studies find mercury in much U.S. corn syrup

Former FDA scientist finds detectable amounts in 9 of 20 samples</a>

Blago's PR group uses Twitter

Oh for fuck's sake.
Can you reply to these Tweets? Seriously. Because I want to rip this guy a new one.


Listening to the audio of the Blago Senate Trial. Pretty rote and dry. Going over Agent Cain's paperwork, basically reading back sections of the affadavits and asking him to confirm the truth of what's contained. Process of how wiretaps are approved, confirmed. Nothing sexy yet.
This would all be made quite interesting had Blago bothered to show up. I'm sure his attorneys would have been objecting. As it is, by not bothering to defend himself, it becomes a one-sided conversation.
Not that I mind.

OMG - Apartment hunting

WHY did I look on Craigslist for apartments? WHY?
There are some absolutely GORGEOUS looking ones. Ugh. This is killing me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I can only say I am morbidly impressed with how much I had managed to cram into one little bookshelf.
I have TWO packing boxes full of books and DVDs, and yet there is MORE stuff still on my bookshelf.
Well, the shelf is obviously much less cluttered. I've kept only my favorite stand-bys on the shelf: some select Brit lit, Doctor Who, poetry, teaching and knitting books, P&P and S&S DVDs...
I'm out of boxes at the present. This week I shall buy more. I'm going to ask around and see if there is anyone who would let me keep these boxes in a corner of their garage or something. I would ask my friend, J, but she lives in Zion and I'm sorry, but NO WAY.
Just after 12. I wonder how quickly I can do the bathroom cabinet, or if I should just shove off and go to the gym first.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Are you kidding me

<a href=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28811690/>"Tech-savvy" Pope takes to You Tube</a>
Too bad your stupid heirarchy and rules are still stuck in the fucking Dark Ages!


Blago compares what he's going through to "Pearl Harbor"?!
You've got some fucking nerve, jackass.
Please, can I interest some Japanese people in doing a re-enactment on his ass? Let's also get Godzilla while we're at it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chinese New Year

Hey! CNY is jan 26 (monday). Year of the Ox, apparently. What do we know about Ox years? Anyone? I'm looking at YOU, Co.


Subject deliberate.
Apparently, Patty Blago was just fired from her job at a charity org for the homeless.
Even the homeless can do better than the Blagos!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Red Eye

If you can, get the Chicago edition of Red Eye mag. NICE little recaps of yesterday. The interior of the cover wraparound has the full address. The back page of the outside cover has a beautiful full page shot of President and Mrs. dancing...someone said it on the radio this morning: they do look like the toppers on a wedding cake.

And that is a happy thought.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Free at last! Free at last, from eight years of tyranny and oppression. From eight years of lies, deception, murder and the raping of our Constitutional rights. I can finally feel reassured that there is a thinking, caring individual in charge of this nation. He may, he will, mess up, but I trust he will not deliberately screw people over like Bush and Cheney did.
I am just. So. Happy.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Funny memory

I just remembered this!
At one point during the K&J panel, the question was asked "what one thing would you change about yourself". Sean Marshall was having a hard time coming up with something until he said "I don't know. My face is crooked!" Reed starts laughing. I guess, they had been on a plane flight, getting into the cocktails, and Reed had looked at him and said, "Your face....is crooked!"

ZOMG! Reply from Kathy O'Malley

I am convinced that the WGN radio personalities are some of the nicest people on the planet.
1. I got John Williams' autograph on Saturday. He asked me my name - said "that's pretty" (aaaawwww) and then we talked about his hot water/extremely cold air experiment. His autograph includes the word "POOF!" in reference to the experiment.
2. I sent an email last night to Kathy O'Malley. She and Judy hosted the "Not For Women Only" Panel which had Theriot, Samardzija, Marshall, Johnson and the new dude Miles. She replied back! How cool!

--- On Sun, 1/18/09, O'Malley, Kathy <komalley@tribune.com> wrote:
From: O'Malley, Kathy <komalley@tribune.com>
Subject: RE: WEBMAIL: Not For Women Only panel
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2009, 9:47 PM

Yep, it's a fun time, especially when the guys are as fun as this panel was! Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for taking the time to say so. ko  ________________________________  From:  Sent: Sun 1/18/2009 3:43 PM To: KathyOMalley@wgnradio.com Subject: WEBMAIL: Not For Women Only panel    This is an enquiry e-mail via http://wgnradio.com <http://wgnradio.com/>  from: [me]
Kathy (and Judy):  I just attended my first Cubs Convention this past weekend. I am so glad I went to the panel you hosted. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. Thanks for the laughs! I hope it gets posted on the website!

Friday, January 16, 2009


How 'bout that pilot who landed the plane safely in the Hudson?
Damn, dude.
I think he gets a free pass on, like, everything for the rest of his life, long may it be!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I just bought this on Amazon: <a href=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00109Y1SW>GoFit Kettlebells the Iron Core Way DVD Volume 1</a>. Whee. I still had some gift card money left over, so I really only paid for shipping on that.
Should be interesting...!

Monday, January 12, 2009


I didn't go to sleep at a decent time last night, and now I am exhausted.
I did the one piece of work I had to do since coming home from the gym. I think I am going to take a quick shower and then tuck in. About the only thing a blizzardy white-out would be good for tomorrow is: sleeping in, telecommuting, and making the new chili recipe I have.
Although god DAMN did I want a cookie really badly this evening.


Dude, that's fucking IT.
With bitter cold and more snow (blizzard warning?!) projected this week, I am making an appointment for the tanning salon. Yes, I know the dangers, believe me, but I am not a big fake baker. Sometimes, when the winter is just fucknuts crazy, I go in just to feel warm for a few minutes and feel like it's sunny. It's more for my mood than for any vanity about my pastey-white skin.
Oh. I'm gonna have to cover up my tattoo, shit. I don't want that to get faded.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Just a question [Blago] Couppa, two tree actually

To the disabled people and parents of the children acting as props for Blago in his recent one man stage act:
how much were you paid?
Oh, one more question: do you have no shame?
And another: are you really disabled, or just getting paid to fake it by Blago?
Stay cl-assy.
Found this gem via twitter: <a href=http://jensmusings.com/?p=100>Top 10 Reasons Patterson Voted Against Impeachment</a>

Apartment $

Checked my bank account today. I have a nice chunk of cash set aside towards a deposit for an apartment. Still not enough, but it's a good chunk and that makes me happy.

Oh my god - WGN Radio

OMG. Kathy and Judy on WGN are so fucking <i>ignorant</i> when it comes to the impeachment process. It grates on my nerves. jesus, you'd think they'd read up on the process since it's all they're going to be talking about during their show today!
They didn't understand what the role of the Senate is in the impeachment process! They don't know how many Senators there are (well, neither do I, but I'd find out about it, and then combine this with the other shit they didn't know...). They didn't understand that Blago stays in office UNTIL the Senate returns a verdict (again, not understanding the process).
*rolls eyes*

Thursday, January 08, 2009

letter to Jesse White

I submitted an email to Jesse White (IL SoS)
<i>Dear Mr. White:
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for taking a stand and refusing to certify Blago's appointment. I know this has made you feel caught in the middle, but I'm glad I have someone I can respect for doing the right thing. I feel that anyone foolish enough to accept an appointment by the deeply tainted Blago has NO business "serving us". Burris just looks like a power-hungry freak willing to sacrifice all honor to get something he was never able to succeed in getting elected to earlier in his career.
I realize it will all probably be a moot point and that Burris will probably get seated against many of our wishes, but I did want to say thank you for your stance. </i>

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Harry Reid is a fucking bitch.
They're going to cave to that pompous motherfucking asshole Burris. GOD I WANT TO SCREAM.
What the fuck is wrong with the Illinois Legislature? Blago should have been kicked out WEEKS AGO NOW.

Special K

I'm about to try this "Protein Water Mix" (Pink Lemonade) that Special K puts out. I have to try one of these things that actually tastes good.
It is VERY pink.
*shake shake shake*
I'll be damned. It doesn't taste half bad.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

"Soft, cool palette"

Why is it, that EVERY spring's "soft, cool palette" is always NAVY BLUE?
Bleargh. I fucking hate "spring collections". Same boring shit every single time.
Worse, if it's NOT Navy, then it's those annoying neon colors and who the fuck wears that?!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Dear Universe

When I said I was bored, that did not authorize you to "enliven" my day by fucking sending Milton Bradley to the Cubs.
Seriously. I'm not going to give a ripping shit about this team this year.
Must go buy Indians hat.


They're already trying to push forward JEB BUSH for President.
That whole family is like a bunch of cockroaches. They need to be ERADICATED. May their sperm die, may their uteri be BARREN.




A ha ha ha ha ha...
The check-in date for my ambitious weight loss goal is February 24th: FAT TUESDAY.
Oh, the irony. I hope it will be "Less Fat" Tuesday.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Waaaah! ESPN 1000

Mac, Jurko and Harry usually talked with Mark DeRosa over the season. They just had a call with him about the trade on 1/2. :(
The <a href=http://query-origin.andohs.net/8000A6/content-root3.andomedia.com/origin/mp3/stations/990/mjh/mjh090102.mp3>damn link doesn't work though!</a> I've reported it as a bug, but has anyone else gotten it to work previously?

Friday, January 02, 2009

Food bars

Holy cow. I've figured it out. <a href=http://www.atkins.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?productId=35>These taste exactly like Coco Crispies.</a>

The Hill

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Here's hoping any hills you have to climb in '09 are easy, and afford a great view.