Posts Tagged ‘soup’

Souperbowl Sunday and shunning the frumious bandersnatch

February 7, 2010

Basking in the success and pre-indigestive warmth of the Chili Cook-off back in November, the friendohs unanimously agreed to have a Souperbowl Superbowl Sunday, wherein we would each bring signature soup dishes for everyone to try, smorgasboard style. Fast-forward to this weekend, and we’ve all been working on our recipes! I made my hearty roast red pepper and tomato soup with toasted bread crumbs, basil, oregano, carmelized pine nuts, cheddar cheese, and bacon on top. (My recipe is decidely not “heart”-healthy or low-carb.)


Stock footage. It just looks exactly like my soup. I’ll explain why I can’t upload a picture of my own in a moment.

Gorgeous George and the Gentleman are hosting, along with relative newcomer and housemate the Great Dane. The LBC is doing chicken noodle, Geo called clam chowder, and Paolo and Miss D are thinking outside the box and bringing accompanying dishes rather than soup itself. I can only guess Jonohs is bringing cheesecake; I have not had the chance to talk to him between his phone being o.o.c. and my computer in the same state. That frumious bandersnatch about which I’ve been writing from time-to-time in my occasional efforts to remove it has stepped up its game:


Tenniel cut.

It is now a straight up jubjub bird, heading swiftly in to Jabberwock territory. Not cool! Especially as I’m in the thick of the Valentine Vixens and I’ve got all kinds of babymama non-drama news to share (nothing but roses on that front, thank God one area of my life is moving along successfully) and yucky love stuff to ruminate on, as it comes up on a full year since my husband and I separated. I’m swamped with ideas and the actual desire to write for once, and the computer is decidely not cooperating.


“Now, Professor, without knowing the exact problem, would you say it’s time to PANIC, cracking each other’s heads open and feasting upon the goo inside?” “Mmm, yes I would, Kent.”

I’ve been trying a number of methods for exorcism and I’m hoping at least one pans out, but will keep you posted. I’m writing this from a borrowed computer which I’m about to vacate, so if you don’t hear from me for awhile that is the trouble. Wish me luck. Until then: “Technical difficulties — Please stand by!”

Makery Monday

October 26, 2009

Making a bunch of stuff today that has been laying about the house waiting for one of my rare furies of crafty attention, as well as making myself over (already cut hair, kicking color ideas around, maybe do a home-made nose job as well, switch my mouth with one of my ears; anything goes on Makery Monday!). Hoping to take craploads of pictures, maybe even bust out the Lomo. Getting kidlet in on the act, too. I’m having her make herself some jewelry. The idea is she’ll be more careful with something she made herself than she is with my stuff. Then some popcorn garlands that we’ll paint glittery colors for Halloween.

On my end: Gifts for friends, roast red pepper and tomato soup, some clothing cannibalization and reassembly … I’m taking this day to the moon. The hell with sitting on my hind end wishing I had all my supplies from Portland. I’m surrounded by supplies waiting to realize their true purpose; I’m in a freaking garage, for god’s sake. Let’s use some imagination!