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Crap health

Miserable. Sure it's a sinus infection; hoping dr will just call in a prescription. Oksana is sick again too. Taking her to the dr at 2:15.

So tired of feeling like crap.

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Keep Things Spooky!

Hey friends. It's Friday the 13th... well, it will be in 20 minutes... and I want to devote today's blog entry to a friend of mine. My friend Red Clark is an amazing person. He's funny, he's creative, he's talented, and he's one of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever met. He's also a huge horror fan and aspiring filmmaker. He's really active in the Chicago horror scene and he's always coming up with fantastic ideas and projects.

If you follow me on Facebook or follow my horror blog, you may recall me crowing enthusiastically about a cool and creepy little video we did that won third place in a Midnight Syndicate video contest. Red was pretty much the mastermind behind that, and he did all the filming and editing. The end result was incredible. AND HE THREW IT TOGETHER IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS. You can now find it on the DVD for the film The Dead Matter.

I'm telling you about Red because he has a new project in the works. It's perfectly suited to his unique talents and I really think his passion for old school horror and his keen eye will make this into something great, but he needs just a little help to get it off the ground. Stephen King (yeah, that's right) has given Red permission to make a non-commercial short film adaptation of his story Gray Matter, from the collection Night Shift. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and would be a great stepping stone for Red's career! I truly believe that the horror world needs more filmmakers like Red, with original ideas and a driving passion for the genre. Red is funding this project through Kickstarter. He's 8 days out and $1,100 shy of his goal right now. If you can find it within you to celebrate a little spookiness this Friday the 13th and lend a hand... whether it's through a donation OR just by spreading the word... it would be much appreciated.


Thanks, everyone!
It's that time of year again! Time to start the Holiday Grand Plan! It's a several months long deep-cleaning and planning list that is determined to save your sanity during the holiday season. I've been following it (somewhat sporadically) the past few years and even the little bits I've managed to do have really helped. I highly recommend it! Check it out here: holidayplanning
I feel like utter crap today. I can't take most of my medications from now until surgery, including any painkillers or vitamins, and I am feeling the full brunt of aches and nausea today. My blood sugar is haywire too. I'm just a mess, and my husband won't be home at all tonight, and my house is a mess and my kids are a mess and laundry needs doing and animals need feeding and kids need baths and food and I can't even bend over to wipe myself without simultaneously feeling like I'm about to hurl AND triggering a gallbladder attack.

It would be funny if it didn't hurt so much.

Thank god my parents live nearby. I'm sending the kids to my mom's for a few hours.

Now I just need someone to come and feed my animals and wipe my ass for me.

Any volunteers? :P


win some free sexy stuff

We're having a contest over at our Dirty Old Moms blog - you could win a Durex Love-Box, some condom and lube samples, a koozy (heh heh), and more! Go check it out :)

Dirty Old Moms Durex Contest

cranberry-orange-nut bars

I made these delicious bars for dessert tonight, and wrote up the recipe and review of it here: http://pidgeinthekitch.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-cranberry-orange-nut-cookie-bars.html

Is it a keeper?

OH MY YES. It was delicious. Five out of five spoons. A definite win!

(cross posted to bitchnkitchn)
Tried a new recipe tonight!

I posted the recipes and full review of it on my blog here: http://pidgeinthekitch.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-spicy-shrimp-and-bok-choy-stir.html

Is it a keeper?
Flavor-wise, it needs some modifications to be a whole-family pleaser. Cost-wise, it's a little high but not TOO bad; this would rank it as an 'occasional' dish and not a staple. Health-wise, it seems to be fairly decent. Overall, three spoons out of five; would make again, but with some modifications.

cross posted to bitchnkitchn

Scooby-Doo cake pops

Yeah, I made them. Yeah, it was a giant pain in the ass. It was also fun and I'm looking forward to the next time I get to play around with it. I wrote the whole experience up over at Pidge In The Kitch, if you want to check it out.


dangling participles are where it's at
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