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SO things have gone from bad to worse around here, and I've spent the morning alternating between fits of rage and crying and a state of zen-like calm. Those last stretches only last a couple minutes at a time. I'll write more about that later, but FOR NOW...

This post is unlocked. Tracking is off. Anonymous posting is allowed. Ask me anything! Amuse me! Help me amuse you! Ask a personal question. Ask a fic-related question. Request ficlets (R-rated or less. I can't do smut on demand: I have to be in the mood. And drunk. And while I would be drinking, I have a toddler to look after.). And yes, they can be on any topic (fandom or otherwise): I'll do my best. Confess a sin. Ask for a recipe. Give me a recipe. WHO CARES LET'S JUST SEE WHAT HAPPENS UP IN HERE.

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janetlin
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Too... many... options, can't think of anything to say!
alierakieron
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
There's no limit! :D
janetlin
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, how are you doing with Zorro?
alierakieron
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
I picked the book up again this weekend, and I am AS WE SPEAK pulling up some more episodes on YouTube! Punk just went down for a nap so it seems like a good time to unplug the brain.
janetlin
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
CorporalReyes on youtube seems to have them all, though one or two have some sound issues. I've found the third and fourth "books" (linked from someone's ff.net profile, of all things), but the second seems not to be available for love or money. :(
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(Anonymous)
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
I've been on your flist for a while and don't read your fic because I don't know were to start! Where do I start?!
alierakieron
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Good question! If you go to this link:
http://alierakieron.livejournal.com/484357.html

You can read all of part 1. It's, uh, really not good. Like, I can't even read it without cringing. But it was good enough to keep going with, and everyone seemed to like the story at least, so there's a fun factor. :D If you like it from there, you can either A) Follow the fairy tale tags forward and read it that way or B) Email me, and I will happily send you The Greyson Bomb, which is 'The Road So Far' in a series of .doc files.
cookinguptales
Feb. 22nd, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Do you have any good leek recipes? St. David's is next week!
alierakieron
Feb. 22nd, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
I have two in fact! One I'm going to make this week for myself (so it's still experimental) and one tried 'n' true.

The first is to slice the leeks, wash them, and then saute them in olive oil. Toss them with a bit of vinegar (or lemon juice if you have it handy), sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese or feta (blue cheese would probably also be awesome, if you like blue cheese), and go to town. Mmm...

The Tried And True Kieron Family Favorite is my potato-leek soup. Which is absolutely stupid easy, especially if you have a stick blender.

If you don't have a stick blender, you should get one.

3 slices bacon, sliced
2-3 leeks, sliced and cleaned
3 cups chicken stock

1 cup whole milk

Fry the bacon in the bottom of a large pot or dutch oven. Once it's nice and browned, grab a few bits for yourself (you know you'll want to), drain your leeks, and toss them in the pan. Saute them until they're nice and translucent. Add the potatoes at this point. You can peel them if you like: I never do, because I'm lazy, and my mother always told me the skins are Good For You. I just roughly chop them into managable chunks and toss them into the pot.

There's a reason I love this recipe.

Cover the potatoes with the stock, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked through, hit that baby with the stick blender until everything is pureed. If you don't have one, you can use a food processor or blender. Or if you don't mind it being chunky, you can use a potato masher and do it by hand. I like my leeks fairly well pureed into the potato, myself. Next, add the milk, and dish it up. I like to sprinkle a little bit of cheddar on top and add a dollop of sour cream. But that's just me.

You can also make this recipe vegetarian by omitting the bacon and using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock or broth. I would imagine you could further make it vegan by using soy or almond milk, but I've never tried it that way.
cookinguptales
Feb. 22nd, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Tell me how the first one goes! If it's warm out, I'll probably make the first one. If it's cold, I'll go for the soup. (I don't have a blender or a food processor or anything! ;o; Dorm liviiing. I can probably get my hands on a potato masher, though.)
suibhne_geilt
Feb. 23rd, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Am I a total douche for admitting that I'm first seeing this post now because I've been at work all day? Got a new job last week - Woo!
alierakieron
Feb. 23rd, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
No! But you might be one for not asking a real question.

Just kidding. You're not a douche.
suibhne_geilt
Feb. 23rd, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
However, to provide amusement...

Recently, I'd had opportunity to laugh at my girlfriend for being hung-over, feeling rather proud of myself for never having been in that state myself. She took it as some sort of personal challenge to get me sufficiently drunk some time to have me suffering in the morning. And she also set her criteria for "drunk enough" as "unable to get me up". Which led to a night recently where I started boozing up during dinner prep, while we were staying with a friend of hers. Continued during dinner. After her friend went to bed, we sat on the couch, making out. She'd fish around in my pants every so often, and if she got a response, she'd pour me another drink. This kept up until, well, it didn't get up.

Then, she took me upstairs and started playing with me in earnest, until I had enough blood back in my alcohol stream to be useful to her again.

Despite all of that, I'm still a rather smart boy, though, understand the value of maintaining hydration, and kept enough water going into the system during the evening & night that I woke up the next morning, victorious in the hangover challenge.
alierakieron
Feb. 23rd, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ha!
You have a liver of steel, my friend.
metonymy
Feb. 23rd, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Ficlet of Stian and Casmin and Wils? :D
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