erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (jc)
I've booked a 5pm flight from Melbourne back to Sydney the day after the BSB concert in February (Sunday 24th). Gives me time to do stuff in Melbourne on the Sunday, but not get home too late. Hopefully people might be free for lunch or something? Will try and plot something closer to the time :)

I finally watched the Las Vegas episode with JC ♥ He was adorable, and I want to hear more of the songs!!! It must have been a while since I've seen any Las Vegas, since there's been some MAJOR cast changes and plot development.

I also downloaded (since I've got spare bandwidth this month) and watched a recent episode of the Simpsons, about the presidential primaries. Funny, but abrupt and bizarre ending *g*.

Dinner was so yum. Leftover roast lamb on top of udon noodles, with tomato, semidried tomatoes, spring onion and capsicum, with a dressing of soy sauce, lemon juice, sweet chilli sauce, honey and chives. And a dollop of tzatziki on top. Not the most well-balanced meal in the world, but I was feeling lazy (plus, there are cherries, grapes and mango in the fridge for dessert).

My parents are out, since it is their 40th anniversary. Wow. We're all going out to dinner tomorrow night, but I bullied them into going out tonight as well, just the two of them.
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (spn - jared)
Have just made a batch of sour cream cookies (which are definitely one of those things that taste better raw than cooked, even though they're damn yummy cooked, so its hard to resist eating too much mixture). I'm waiting for them to cool, and feeling that slightly queasy feeling of eating slightly too much mixture ;) The parents were watching the recent-ish Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss version of The Wind in the Willows while I was cooking, and it looked pretty good, though I was disturbed because it made me want Mole/Rat slash.

Yesterday - yum cha and marathon of entire first season of ANTM. I'd not seen quite all of it, especially in order.

Today - we got stuck into moving stuff to my sister's new unit (she's aiming to be living there by the end of the first week of January, so hopefully we'll be able to pick up lots of the stuff she still needs in post-Christmas sales). Also, did hopefully-last-before-Christmas grocery shop, and delivered presents to family we're not seeing on the day.

Tomorrow - make two of the three salads (potato and wombok) for Christmas day, tidy and set dining room table. Mum'll make dessert (chocolate mousse), so our major things to make on the day will be the seafood, green salad, and bbq lamb. Not too bad, given how over the top things normally are around here.

*sigh* I'm going to miss my sister. I was flicking through the tv program, and started to critique the Christmas Day choices.

Me: Ben-Hur twice in one day? That's too much Charlton Heston, plus, if anything, it should be shown at Easter.
[us trying to remember details, like who had leprosy and how Christ's blood heals them or something)
Her: Oh, I vaguely remember that. Plus, there's that bit where Tony Curtis stands up and says "I'm Ben-Hur! I'm Ben-Hur!"
Me:...that's...Spartacus.
Her: Shut up! Shut up! [as mum, dad and I just lost it]
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (Default)
Mmmm, birthday-and-preChristmas gathering at my aunt and uncle's place with cousins and their offspring. So very full of food.

So many of my posts lately are so full of food references, hmmm.

Random photo of the day - sunset at Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand.


click for bigger
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (fall out boy)
My feet are hurting. I blame this on getting a sudden urge to make biscuits (though really, they weren't that complicated, I haven't been standing *that* much, but I feel like grizzling about it).

And this baking urge I blame on all of you - I kept seeing so many posts about people making cookies and biscuits and things for the holidays, I think it brainwashed me. So thanks a lot ;p

I'm also feeling the urge to post random pictures. Starting with this one (though they'll be multi-fandom and non-fandom).click for bigger version



Hahahahahahahahaha! TOO. MANY. THINGS. TO. LAUGH. AT. I do love Ray celebrating the holidays by fondling Frank's nipple.
erilyn: (cheese)
Had lunch yesterday over at my friends R and V's place. Corn and coriander soup, rice paper rolls and turkish lamb pizzas, with lots of fruit and pastries. SO GOOD.

I did that random wikipedia links to make a band and album meme, but cheated by skipping most ones that were boring people names etc. I think #14 would sample Message in a Bottle. #8 would be the biggest song off the album, and we'd get pretty sick damn quickly of people mispronouncing #9 and/or asking stupid questions about it. Also, while I kinda love the album title, I'd love it way more if it were Delphic Donkey.

Band name: Ramogen
Album title: Delph Donkey
1. Area code 912
2. The Newberg Graphic
3. VDL SB250
4. Littoraria
5. North American ice storm of 1998
6. Peter Bone
7. Bod Transmitter
8. Nineteen Propositions
9. Hymenochirus curtipes
10. Nottingham Outlaws
11. Emperor Wu of Han
12. The Key
13. The Secret Warning
14. Message in a Cell Phone
15. The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (criminalminds)
Whenever I ponder vegetarianism (I acknowledge the excellent arguments in favour), I eat something like the tender, juicy steak we had for dinner last night, and just...no. I can't. Meeeeeaaaat, mmmmm.

And the mushrooms were divine! My mother's comment as I was drooling over them - "well these have both vermouth and sherry". Two kinds of alcohol (+ lemon juice, spring onion, garlic, oregano and some other things) is clearly why my mushrooms (often featuring alchohol but only ONE kind) are always inferior.

The steak was accompanied by a young yet good West Australian sauvignon blanc semillon blend, and followed by some delicious crumbly vintage cheese with cabernet paste, and a small glass of Rutherglen tokay.

::reads post:: um, not an alcoholic!

My sister just asked if I wanted to watch this week's Criminal Minds, so I settled down on the couch with my cereal and, just as she hit play, remembered "didn't we watch this yesterday?" (and the answer was yes - we so smrt).
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (mcr - cupcake)
Since this is gonna be a busybusy week and I don't want to forget - wishes of wellbeing and good fortune and all-around-happy birthdays go out to [livejournal.com profile] mickeym, [livejournal.com profile] charliequinn and [livejournal.com profile] madame_d :D

I made my sister a birthday cake the other day, and got quite a shock when I opened the egg carton.



There's just something wrong about that.

My toenails, they be pink! )

Two days til MCR! Then two days til MCR again!!
erilyn: gabe and mikey's hips (pretty)
Seems we're changing government. This is probably for the best (my lack of enthusiasm might get me defriended, but I just don't really like any of the major political parties in Australia that much).

Didn't make it to work on Friday, but I figured going with my sister (and dad) to check out a unit was a pretty good excuse, and this was her second look and she made an offer. They didn't accept her first go, and she's upped it a bit (the place hasn't been on the market long). Apart from the fact that this means she'll move out *sad face*, I'm hopeful for her. But it's only two suburbs away.

I'm typing suprisingly well, given the amount of wine I've drunk. [livejournal.com profile] iibnf and I watched the new Futurama movie this afternoon and it was goooooood. Then she came out to dinner with my family, to the local Lebanese restaurant, which was also very good. So full of food still.

Partially because I've eaten three cupcakes today - [livejournal.com profile] iibnf baked (chocolately goodness to the max!), and while my old primary school failed to have a sausage sizzle [1] going at lunch when I voted, there was a cake stall when my parents went up early, and they bought the richest butteriest cupcakes I've ever eaten. Mmmm.

Things I am grateful for: I live in a country which makes us vote, and apart from running the gauntlet of people handing out how to vote cards (I'm not rude, I just don't want them), no one threatens me, or coerces me, or denies me the right to vote. I'm so lucky, and I just want to acknowledge that. The biggest hassle I face is parking.

[1] I nearly rioted on the spot. Voting without a sausage sizzle is undemocratic!!!

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