Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How Do You Feel? Number Four

Mr. Chris Martin from Coldplay is the next How Do You Feel subject:

I f***ing love Coldplay.


So do any of my followers play Maplestory? It took me a while to get into it, but now I'm loving my character. I've got a lvl 45 Wild Hunter, and she's a beast. Boyfriend's got a lvl 50 Mech, and he's a beast too.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How Do You Feel? Number Three

This time it's Mr. Stephen Fry:

If you don't recognize him, he played Gordon Deitrich in V For Vendetta. He is a brilliant, brilliant man in my opinion. In 2009, he participated in The Intelligence Squared Debate, which you can view here:


What are your opinions?

Mini Eclairs

I wanna share a recipe with you guys: mini eclairs. I made these a few days ago, kind of a pain in the ass to make, but they are SO freaking good.


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix (I used cheesecake pudding)
2 cups milk
2 cups whipped topping
1 can (16 oz) dark chocolate frosting
(Optional, but I put 1/3 cup sugar in as well; makes the bread taste better)

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease two baking sheets. Heat the butter and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over low heat until butter is melted. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Quickly add flour and salt. Beat with a wooden spoon until the dough pulls from the sides of the pot and forms a ball. Let cool for 5 minutes.

2. Whisk the eggs into the dough until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Spoon the batter into strips on the baking sheets, spaced well apart. Bake until crisp and golden, 20-25 minutes.

3. Split the eclairs lengthwise and scoop out the doughy centers. Cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, prepare the pudding with the milk according to the package directions. Fold in the whipped topping.

4. Spoon the pudding into the eclairs and replace the tops. Microwave the frosting on HIGH for three minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Drizzle the frosting over the eclairs and serve.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sleeping like a baby.

I've waited a week to share this, just to make sure, but I think it's final:

My sleep schedule is officially on track for the first time EVER. Boyfriend and I go to bed at ten every night, and wake up around 6:30 a.m.

It's so exciting!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I'm a huge Minecraft fanatic. I logged into my old world for the first time in months today and nostalgia'd pretty hard. When I first logged in, I realized I was in one of my mine shafts.

I have about thirty of them, all set in the levels of rock where most of the diamonds are. All of my tunnels are so deep that it takes me a little over twenty minutes to get out of one, but it's gotten me hundreds of diamonds so far, so I don't mind the walk. 

I've got a pretty neat little system set up:

All of my tunnels are down there.

Then, we get to my house. I spent HOURS building and perfecting this house. The floors are probably my favorite...

The floor is now lava... HAHAHAHA

Then we have the walls...

...Which have water trapped in them. Huge pain in the ass to do, but it looks cool. And then we have the Nether Portal, naturally:

After visiting this place again, I'm kind of feeling bad that I got bored of it. But new and better things awaited, so I made another world.

So for any of you out there (and hopefully there are at least a few) that love Minecraft, how are you liking the most recent updates? After getting the first wolf I caught murdered because of a glitch in the game, I went out and caught another one:

Then after about ten minutes of him getting in front of me while I was walking, pushing me into holes, and killing all my sheep, I told him to sit and left him in the house while I went out and did things.

Pictured: A Nuisance

But... When I read that Notch had installed weather patterns, I had to go and check it out. I flipped shit when it started raining. Actually raining.

You could the rain falling, and sounds of thunder. It was the coolest thing ever. I'm not so sure about the whole "achievements" thing, though. It just feels like something like that doesn't belong in Minecraft. It makes it feel like I'm playing a different game, or like I have to be conscious of exactly what I'm doing while I'm playing, instead of being able to do whatever the heck I want. The statistics are kind of neat, though.

Also, creeper: