Sunday, November 23, 2014

What I'm Up To

Currently I am-

Reading- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
This story about Alison Bechdels family and growing up is amazing. Well drawn, well written, and full of that special kind of drama that only comes from families.

Watching- Peaky Blinders
I just started watching this show after Netflix recommended it. I was surprised by how much I like the show, the post World War I setting is really interesting. I also love gang stories, which makes this perfect.

Listening To- The Gaelic Storm
This Irish band is really fun to listen to, they tell funny stories between songs and they always seem to be drinking and having a really fun time at shows.

Working On- Furries for my independent study
I had never drawn furries before, but really wanted to draw something new and fresh for my independant study. This has been really great for me because I never get to draw anything like this for my art in other classes, and it's helping my with the artist black I had in this class.

Batman Underoos

I got bat family Underoos for Mike and I! Hot topic was having a sale and I couldn't resist the idea matching nerdy underthings. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cooking- Red Curry Ramen

Ramen is great in a lot of ways. It's cheap, easy to find, easy to make, and tasty. It also sucks in a lot of ways, it's super salty, a bit boring, and not that healthy. My solution is to always add something to my basic ramen. This version is spicy and sweet and super easy to make.

Red Curry Ramen Recipe-
1 pack oriental ramen
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 can coconut milk
1/2 large onion, diced
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons red curry paste

Mix half the can of coconut milk with 1 cup water and 1 tbsp curry paste, and the seasoning packet and bring it to a boil. While it is cooking take the onion, mushrooms and half the bell pepper and cook them until the onion is nice and clear. Then add them to the broth. Once the mix is at a full boil, add the noodles from the ramen pack. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 2 min, then pour into you bowls.
Take the remaining coconut milk, bell pepper and curry pasta and pulse in a food processor. Take the sauce and divide it between your bowls. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GKE 2014- The Geeky Kink Event

GKE, the Geeky Kink Event, has come and gone once again. My husband and I have now attended three years in a row, and it just keeps getting better. GKE is special because it brings together two communities we both love, the geek community and the BDSM and kink community. This creates a really unique place where people can have all sorts of fun, from playing boards games to needle play demonstrations.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hallowmas at The Wick

Halloween is a special time of year for fans of The World Inferno Friendship Society. Every year for over a decade now, they have been celebrating Halloween with a special show- Hallowmas. Everyone gathers together to celebrate The Great Pumpkin.

The great pumpkin god demands everyone be sincere, and believe in him. The Great Pumpkins bids everyone join him, down in the pumpkin patch.

The best part of the night was the finale. The whole room was lit up with lights that mimicked flames on the walls, and then fans marched in bearing giant pumpkins, glowing and bobbing around above the crowd. The song, in honor of the Great Pumpkin, has an almost gospel like sound to it, fitting the deeply spiritual nature of the event. The moshing that comes with the breakdown made the pumpkin bounce around like they were floating in choppy surf.

I brought my own little pumpkin offering. he was the only little albino there. I also took him out for coffee before the show since it was a bit chilly outside.