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Here are some random things:

My housemate got a blender, so I've been making smoothies. Liquidy experiments in fruit and yogurt. I'm making a conscious effort to eat more healthful foodstuffs, so it's been big huge salads and smoothies for the past few days. Today, I mixed up bananas, plain yogurt, pear juice, strawberries and cherry tomatoes. I can't be stopped!

I love livejournal because I get to learn about all kinds of random music I wouldn't otherwise know anything about. My current musical selection, I owe to seijikat.

I haven't been writing much lately at all, and even now i'm kind of hesitant. I don't know why, I guess I don't have a lot going on lifewise right now. Things are kind of pleasantly copacetic, which may or may not be related to me popping happy pink paxil every day. I was told that other people would notice the changes before I did, so I don't know, I should ask around.

I started reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, and i'm finding it a little bit poignant, and amusing.

I've noticed that people around me all seem to be using the word awesome all the time. It's almost as if everyone unconsciously agreed to start reintegrating the word in to their daily vocabulary. It's different somehow from the awesome of my youth, it seems to contain nary a trace of irony, it's all earnest and high-fivin'. Awesome! Did you see those towels on sale for $4.99? Awesome!

I'm just sayin', is all.

Last night I drank whiskey shots and beer with my compatriots and watched the Turkey-Japan world cup match. It was fun actually, we came up with lots of reasons to shout and whoop even though the game was mostly horribly boring. One guy got nailed pretty hard in the crotch, which was good in slow-motion replay.

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seijikat
Jun. 18th, 2002 02:16 pm (UTC)
aren't they good? 'infinity' and 'psycho bitch' are my favorites!

if you like them, you must get 'mush mushi' by infected mushroom! and hallucinogen! and the dumonde remix of 'trauma' by ayumi hamasaki...

i could go on and on...
gigabites
Jun. 19th, 2002 12:25 am (UTC)
I love smoothies!! I got a blender that is specifically made for smoothies. It has a spigot on the front, extra strong motor and this stick thing that moves things around without hitting the spinning blades.

I freeze my fruit first because ice tends to water down the taste and it separates after a while. I also take fruit juices and freeze em in ice cube trays. Have you tried adding Lychee fruit (and syrup if you are using it fro the can)? It add such a nice flavour. So far my fave recipe is frozen water melon, lychees, strawberry sorbet, and pear juice.

If I'm feeling a need for healthy fair, I add brewers yeast, some protien powder, linseed oil and soy milk.

With a whole new crop of new fresh summer fruit appearing at the proue market, I'm excited! yeh, I lead a sad life....
caffeina
Jun. 19th, 2002 12:32 am (UTC)
Huh! canned lychees! I will have to try that. I hadn't thought of adding canned fruit, I 've mostly just been slapping together a bunch of fresh fruit, a little fruit juice, a bit of water, maybe some yogurt. Pretty simple stuff. I should try the brewer's yeast idea too, since I like putting Nutritional Yeast on my massive salads. It's cool, i'm getting all health-conscious and preparing my own food instead of ordering out and buying pre-made food. How domestic!

Linseed oil? Dude, you use that for Oil painting! Don't eat it! What kind of protein powder do you use?

Tomorrow i'm going to make a raspberry/apricot/pear concoction, yummers.
gigabites
Jun. 19th, 2002 04:04 am (UTC)
DOH! I mean flaxseed oil.

yeh, I buy the cartons of kern's nectars. I really like mango and guava. i use em as the liquid component.

I use natural food buy-from-the-bin protein powders. Normally I would use commercial kind but I don't like to support that muscle bound industry and besides, you pay thru the nose for marketing.

caffeina
Jun. 20th, 2002 03:50 am (UTC)
Yeah flaxseed oil is supposed to be good for your skin, and liver, or something, I hear.

I had a bad smoothie experiment today. The flavor was awesome, but the texture was horrible and thick and weird. I thought i'd be all tricky like Jamba Juice and add a little fiber shot to it but that stuff is basically quick-setting cement, so it made this semi-solid goo out of my delicious smoothie. SIgh. Tomorrow i'll go back to more trustworthy smoothie procedures.
gigabites
Jun. 20th, 2002 03:18 pm (UTC)
hhahahah I did the same thing once.

fiber powder = instant cement

I discovered that if you want fiber, use fruits high in fiber, like figs, apples, and prunes (I soak em in rum!!)

My newly discovered flavour: pomigranate, pear juice, and fresh cherry juice (we have a tree).
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