Dream 1/15/17

So I dreamed the zombie apocalypse happened and had happened several years or even generations ago. There was a legend that someone had discovered a way to reverse the zombie plague (turn zombies back into people) so a group of people research the person who created the cure, and then much like a zombie DaVinci Code discover where the guy hid the cure or rather where the instructions to the cure were hidden. So the group of people sacrifice everything, even not worrying about companions being bitten because once they get the cure, they’ll be able to turn people back.

So they find the final resting place of the cure (a public bathroom hidden in the toilet paper dispenser) and open the container that should contain the instructions for the cure. It is in fact instructions on how to build an ark to save humanity. (I dunno if it was to send humanity to another planet or just put them in cryostasis and wait until the zombies die off.) See the legend began as this guy had a way to save humanity and over time people thought it was the cure for the zombie plague.

Dream 1/14/17

Dreamed the Sims was a VR type world (think the movie 13th floor) where you could walk among and interact with your sims. Well I told my favorite sim, a middle aged black man, that I was a player and him and his world were just a computer simulated game. He referred to me as the Creator. I grant him immortality and that causes him to become obsessed with death and the death of the sims in his town. He collects their obituaries. He meets a young girl, and befriends her, but she realizes eventually as she grows up that he doesn’t age and begins to think he is Death because of his noticeable obsession with it. My favorite sim falls in love with her and wants me to grant her immortality so they can be together. I inform him it was a one time gift.

We travel back and forth in time and we notice that his computer simulated world is going to end in an apocalypse (I think a meteor was going to hit). My favorite sim asks me to travel back to the present, grab the girl he’s also fallen in love with, and bring her to the future and put her on this rocket I created that was sending the sims to colonize another virtual planet or something. Even though the apocalypse was not going to happen during her lifetime, my favorite sim wanted her on this rocket. So I oblige and she wants my favorite sim to come with her.

And I woke up.

Turnip Amigurumi

Been needing a turnip crochet pattern to make a mascot for my blog.

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G Hook

Cotton yarn in Purple, Ecru, Green

Stitches:

SC – single crochet

INC – 2 sc in same stitch

DEC – Work decrease over next 2 stitches in front loop for invisible decrease

CH – chain

SL ST – slip stitch

Note: Join each row with slip stitch. Do not work in spiral.

With Ecru, Ch 7

R1: Sc 6 in 2nd chain from hook. (6)

R2: Sc around (6)

R3: (Sc, inc) 2x (9)

R4: Rep R 2 (9)

R5: Inc around (18)

R6: (Sc, inc) around (36)

R7: (Sc 2, inc) around (54)

R8-9: Rep R2 (54)

Switch to Purple

R10-11: Rep R2 (54)

R12: (Sc 2, dec) around (36)

R13: (Sc, dec) around (18)

R14: (Sc, dec) around (12)

R15: Dec around (6)

Switch to Green

R16: Rep R2 (6)

R17: *(Sc, ch 10, sc, ch 10, sc) in first st. Skip next st. ** Rep…

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Martha Stewart, We Have Very Different Tastes

Once again a food post. I made this:

Three Bean Pasta Salad

It looked like this:

I served it with a BLT sandwich that was divine. However I followed the recipe according to directions, tasted it (cause you’re supposed to salt and pepper to taste) and all I could taste was red wine vinegar, which tasted like wine gone over (which is what happens to wine when it spoils, it becomes vinegar) and was awful. So I doubled the amount of mustard and honey which made the salad better. My other alternative was to try to rinse off the pasta and beans and just pour over it my favorite Italian dressing. Sadly the best thing about this salad was the celery.

I Have Better Things to Do With Salami

So I made this:

Tasted like a cream cheese and mustard that smelled like salami.
So I made a second sandwich from an old hors d’oeuvre recipe that was much better. I don’t have photos of it. It didn’t last long enough.
The old hors d’oeuvre recipe is hard salami, cream cheese and sweet gherkins. Most people take the salami, spread cream cheese on it, then wrap it around a sweet gherkin. I slice my gherkin into half so the pickle doesn’t overpower everything else.
So I decided to make this into a sandwich. I spread the cream cheese on the sandwich, placed the gherkins, sliced of course to lay flat, and then added salami. It was almost divine, however my husband and I decided to next time to make a spread of the cream cheese and chopped gherkins and that way.

Why This Won’t Be a Food Blog

After having a bag of Gardetto’s, water, and a paperback novel for lunch I decided I wanted to try to take my lunch to work because I don’t want to get too burned out too quickly on White Castles (my favorite fast food other than Taco Bell).

However… I’m a really lousy cook and not to mention a picky eater. I usually don’t try new foods because I don’t want to be grossed out. There are also foods I don’t like such as salmon (way too many salmon patties as a kid) or avocado. I’ll eat guacamole, but only if I have to (such as my Mexican food has it already on it.) I don’t like hummus (tastes like creamed tortilla chips to me.)

I googled easy work lunch ideas and most were tuna salad variations, egg salad variations, some salads I would never want to try. Like this one:

Cherry Almond Farro Salad

What is farro? The salad looks like rice crispies with cherries in it. However there were some things I’m willing to try, such as a mashed chickpea salad, and a tuna cabbage salad. So I went ahead and picked out 4 or was it 5 new recipes, one being a pasta and bean salad, to try for lunches at work. The problem is I need to try them before taking them as a work lunch. I’d hate to make my lunch and find it tasted awful and I end up having White Castles anyway. Starting tomorrow I’ll try and taste a recipe from the ones I’ve found that appeal to me. All the recipes are on my Pinterest Board: Recipes to Try

Resolutions for 2017

I wanted to get this up yesterday, but I was busy with the Sims 3…  I need to get some screenshots for my FB page. My current goal is to get my main Sim and her spouse their lifetime goal. Ain’t been easy. Everytime my Sim’s spouse gets promoted he seems to get demoted!
Okay, resolutions. I want to drink less (probably made that one last year) and so far failing miserably. I’ve drank the 31st, and the 1st. I’ve got a Sober tracking app and then a drink tracking app. I want to only drink once or twice a week, but I think I may have to go some stretches without drinking at all because when I do try to only drink once or twice a week then I wind up drinking every day of the week.
Cardio! I’m going to try to keep up doing cardio 5 days a week (at the moment I’m only doing it once or twice a week.)
Be responsible! This is where I envy my sims, they don’t have to do laundry and they have a maid clean the house. I mean be responsible as in doing more housework. I’m really a slob.
Get some orders on my Etsy shop. I don’t mean have the shop my main source of income, but get an order every couple months.
Keep up with crocheting. All of November and December I’ve been a crocheting fiend. Making gloves, making an afghan. Once I finish my scraps afghan I’ll make another to sell or give away. I want to keep up with the chevrons but a slightly different pattern.
Definitely take a trip! I hope to actually visit Chicago this year. We live close and I’ve never been.