Tag Archives: Teen Girl Squad

Holy hotness

Here are a couple of tracks off of the upcoming Burial/Thom York/Four Tet collaboration, via Stereogum.

Sooo good!

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one down…

"I miss videogames."

As of yesterday at 4:33pm, I am officially done with my first semester of my PhD program.  My reactions to the semester:

  1. Holy crap, that was a lot of work.
  2. Holy crap, my professors are smart.
  3. Holy crap, I get a whole month off now.

Celebration consisted of mole-drenched enchiladas and several episodes of Parks and Recreation. Then Ty put on some fantasy movie from the early ’80s called either Ragewar or The Dungeonmaster in which some dude with a computerized wristband and a foam suit of armor had to complete 7 feats devised by the evil wizard Mestema (aka: Bull from Night Court) in order to save his really annoying girlfriend from an undisclosed but implicitly horrible fate.

I made it all the way to feat 5 before I fell asleep. Which is sort of a feat in itself, am I right?

the pie that didn’t want to be born

Like an idiot, I volunteered to bring a banana cream pie to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Of all the desserts in my admittedly basic repertoire, the cream pies are the biggest pains in the ass, and this evening’s stayed true to form.

Things I learned over the three+ hours of wrestling with this fucker:

  1. If one ever happens upon a quick, easy recipe for butter pie crust, one should bookmark it so as to prevent having to settle for an inferior, ass-pain of a recipe next time one plans to make one.
  2. If one is looking for a novel upper-body workout, rolling the dough from one of these inferior recipes is surprisingly effective.
  3. If strange little brown flakes start appearing in your boiling vat of pie filling, it’s probably because it’s carmelizing at the bottom of the pan.
  4. It’s not a banana cream pie if you forget to add the bananas!
  5. Don’t walk away from your baking timer until you’ve checked to make sure it’s actually working.

But in the end, it’s all worth it, ’cause look how pretty it is!

"I'm a pretty, pretty pie," said in Teen Girl Squad voice.