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I've also made a modified apple cinnamon version of this. If you decide to try it add in 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, take out the chocolate chips and substitute 2 medium apples, chopped/diced. The results are moist and rather reminiscent of cake! (Try drizzling caramel on top too!)
- Current Mood: complacent
We're staying at the Luxor, got a suite with a whirlpool tub and figured all was well, at least until we got here.
Nevermind that SouthWest lost a piece of luggage (there's a story THERE) but the room we're in... well, let's just say that $200+ a night is just not worth it.
Pics of the room at the Luxor!
Now I've let worse rooms go at other hotels, but there are a few things that just aren't sitting right with me. No wireless, it's hard-wired internet (which costs $15 a day PER LAPTOP). Plus it doesn't help that the level of customer service we've been getting has been sub-par, especially with a hotel with a good reputation.
Funnily enough, while looking for someone to complain to (front desk has been mobbed each time we've gone down to look) I found a twitter account that was called LuxorLV. I sent an @ to them which said that I was unimpressed and got a response back. Someone was supposed to be coming up to the room to see what they could do for us, but it's been almost an hour. In that time I was able to upload pics to Flickr and write this. If someone had come up immediately, I wouldn't have had time.
- Current Location:Luxor, Las Vegas
- Current Mood: annoyed
Firstly! I found this through cleolinda 's Twitter: Fandom_Wank link
Go through there and you'll find: a link from the fanficrants LJ community to where it all started st_xi_kink
But let me do some copy/paste in case you don't feel like wading through to find all the gems contained therein!
“Yes, Professor Spock?”
“I would like to request your presence at an event I fully intend to host in the immediate, foreseeable future. A prompt R.S.V.P. would be most appreciated.”
“Indeed. It is to be a small celebratory gathering.”
“Oh, that sounds fantastic. Where are you planning on holding it?”
“Ah, that is—ahem—I intend to host this event within the confines of my regulation issued uniform slacks.”
“...did you just...”
“Did I just...?”
“I would love to come to a party in your pants, Spock.”
“That is most...agreeable.”
"I am concerned that you are not showing signs of fatigue, Cadet Uhura, as you have been vigorously sprinting through the confines of my subconscious since dawn."
"I wish to confirm your proficiency at cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Cadet, as I find myself experiencing an increased probability of respiratory system malfunction while in your vicinity."
- Current Mood: *sporfle*
Anyone else interested in going with us?
(And no, I'm not just going for the excuse to dress up again. Really. Honestly. >.>)
- Current Mood: bouncy
- Current Mood: sick
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Hopefully Star Trek will wash the taste of this botch of a movie from my brain next week. It's got to be better than this, right?
- Current Mood: aggravated
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I need to find a much nicer, simpler skirt to go with this too. I've already got boots.
- Current Mood: breathless
Blondies! (brownie-like yummies!) taken from Simply Recipes
- 1/2 cup of butter, melted
- 1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of butterscotch chips (chopped walnuts and chocolate chips are equally tasty)
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter and flour an 8X8 pan. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
2 Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk.
3 Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix it all together. Add the butterscotch chips or other mix-ins.
4 Pour into the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Cut into squares and serve.
Rice Pudding from the Betty Crocker's Cookbook
Two cups of leftover cooked rice can be used for the rice in this recipe; increase the bake time by about 5 minutes because the rice will be cold
1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1 cup water
2 large eggs or 4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins or chopped dried apricots
2 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg
1) Heat rice and water to boiling in a 1 1/2-quart saucepan, stirring once or twice; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 14 minutes (do not lift cover or stir). All water should be absorbed.
2) Heat oven to 325 degrees
3) Beat eggs in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole with wire whisk or fork. Stir in sugar, raisins, milk, vanilla, salt and hot rice. Sprinkle wth cinnamon.
4) Bake uncovered 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. top of pudding will be very wet and not set (over-baking may cause pudding to curdle).
5) Stir well; let stand 15 minutes. Enough liquid will be absorbed while standing to make pudding creamy. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with Raspberry Sauce. Store covered in refrigerator.
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1 package (10 ounces) frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed and undrained
1) Mix sugar and cornstarch in 1-quart saucepan. Stir in water and raspberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
2) Strain sauce through a strainer to remove seeds if desired. Serve sauce warm or cold. Store covered in refrigerator up to 10 days.
- Current Location:Kitchen
- Current Mood: accomplished
- Current Music:Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm