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IBS strikes again!

The bad news is I ate something that did not agree with my IBS.

The good news (if you can call it that) is that it seems to be moving through my system very, very fast.

To be honest, I'm not sure what it was that triggered this. I had a sandwich for lunch I've had before from a sandwich place I've eaten at dozens of times. Why today? I don't know. There is the possibility that it was something I ate last night, but I doubt it. Mostly because the timing of the episode was within 30 minutes of me eating lunch rather than after breakfast or last night.

One of the great mysteries of life I guess.
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I am making Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread and after kneading that bad boy for 10 minutes, my hands smell like cinnamon and yeast. I kind of want to lick them, but that is frowned upon in polite society. Also, I know they will not taste as good as they smell, which honestly, is a bigger incentive to not lick my hands than polite society. Fuck polite society. I am societal goblin.

Proof, my bread. Proof. I want to bake you until my house smells delicious.
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Bird in spring

It's the time of year where I want to murder each and every bird singing outside my window at 5am. They are the reason I am posting this early on a Saturday.
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Plants!

I decided that since there is a three day weekend, it would be the perfect time to harvest and dry some catnip for the cats. I might start another plant because this one got stressed over the winter and there's a lot of dead stems I can't get rid of. I got only two dehydrator trays full of cat nip. The cats were super helpful while I trimming the plant. Not.

I'm going to have to take out and replant the cat grass in one of the containers soon. It's beginning to turn yellow which is the sign it's past its prime. That might get done this weekend or it might wait till next. I found a really nice cat grass seed mix from Sprout People. I like it because it has a variety of grasses in it, so it stays green about 5 times longer than the grass you get from the pet store. And my cats love it. Seriously, they will give me sad looks when I take up the dead grass, reseed, and then hide the pot until the grass grows tall enough again.

At the community garden sale they had a pot of aloe for about $2. It didn't look... great. I grabbed it because I saw that the issue was that the main mother plant had created about 18-20 pups and the pot was just crowded. Last weekend I got two shallow dishes and separated out several of the smaller plants. Still too crowded in the main pot and now I have more aloe plants than I know what to do with. Oh well. Aloe is useful to have around and not just for sunburn. I'm sure I can find a use. Might even give away some of the plants as gifts. It definitely means I need to get a few more pots.

Anyone want some aloe by chance? :D
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Dear weather,

Be hot or be cold. Do not swing between these two. My allergies and my sinuses do not appreciate it.

No love,
Tsaiko
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Advertising fail

Have you ever seen a commercial on TV and immediately thought "Wow. Not a single woman was involved in the making of this commercial."

There's a fairly famous national jewelry store that is running these ads for Mother's day. Only this commercial is so lacking in taste it is a amazing. I can't imagine this bumping up their sales for Mother's Day. I can't imagine this ad campaign bumping up their sales ANY day.

Picture this: you have a woman, mid- 50s, not much make up, sitting on a bed with a bathrobe on. You could believe this was a mom. Then she starts speaking.

"You know what I'd love for Mother's Day? For you to get engaged to Rachel."

Wow. Just... wow. I mean, listening to a second time I guess it's slightly better because I honestly thought she was telling her daughter, Rachel, she needed to get engaged. Like "You need to pressure your boyfriend to marry you now, sweetie" which shouldn't be a trope in real life, but somehow is. It's not though, which doesn't make it much better. That's just what the world needs: more stereotypes about moms pressuring their kids to get married. That's healthy! Who doesn't love it when their parents are overly invested in their ADULT childeren's romantic life? Not creepy and controlling at all.

Then we have the next line. "But if your not 'ready'" - and yes, she does do the finger quotes here - "you know who else likes jewelry? Momma."

There are seriously no words.

Who green-lighted this? No seriously? Multiple people had to have seen this commercial and thought "This sound like a great idea. It will be funny." Only there's nothing funny about the way this ad is played. It's creepy, desperate, and makes me want to cut this woman out of my life watching it and she's not even involved in it. Holy shit.

Finally, the tag line. "Get engaged this Mother's Day." Sweet Jesus it hurts to even write that out. "Or get mom something special." Yeah, like wondering why her kids have cut her out of their lives and she never sees her grandkids.

Good gravy.
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After spending all day at work in multiple meeting I then had to spend 2 hours pretending to be an extrovert at a software thing.

I don't want to be around people no more