Tuesday, September 30, 2008
But not as queasy as....... the appointment they made for me at the hospital for a Barium MRI. I was like "Isn't barium a metal?" and the nurse tells me "no", so I say "I am allergic to alot of meds I don't think this sounds good for me, is there an alternative?" and she says "we don't think you'll have a reaction". So I came home and used the trusty rusty internet to tell me what I already knew- they want me to ride my bike 3 miles to the hospital after fasting, then on an empty stomach drink a metallic milkshake that will dye my insides so they can take snazzy med pics and tell me something I may or may not want to hear. I am also the perfect candidate to have a bad reaction, reactions that can include going unconscious, migraines and vomiting.
So here's my list of ...
Terrible things I rather do then drink Barium! :::
1. poo on a Nun's hat (pun intended)
2. poo on a real nun (or be the recipient of nun poo)
3. slash a nice person's tires
4. kiss a clown (and/or be spanked by a clown) ....gawd I hate clowns!!!!!
5. rob an old man on crutches of $20
6. stick my hand in the piranha tank at the New Orleans aquarium for over 10 seconds
7. give my cat a cold bath
8. give Dr. Phil a hug and let him tell me what he thinks is wrong with me
9. have 20 roaches crawl on my naked body (or alternately be naked in a room full of mosquitoes)
10. have someone's vomit splash on my fav wool sweater
11. spray myself in the eyes with pepper spray
12. go on a blind date at night to a remote unlit area with no phone
13. put a slug in the sun to bake
14. watch Fox News 3 nights in a row
15. have sex with Morgus the Magnificent (with Chopsley watching).
Would you drink Barium?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Basics : vinegar > salt > rice syrup > olive oil > pot of boiling water
Ingredients : whole lettuce or steamed/cooled cabbage leaves > radish (daikon if possible) > carrot > scallion > red onion > parsley > bean sprouts > rice noodles > protein (fish/tofu/tempeh) > whole lemon or lime ...
2.Shred to finger length pieces and place in ice water bath for 2 minutes. Then keep cold till using.
Carrot > Red Onion > Radish
Any crunchy veg can be used for this part.
Puree ¼ whole red onion + small handful of parsley + 1 radish + teaspoon vinegar + juice from ½ lemon or lime + pinch of salt + pinch of rice syrup
Dress shredded veg + bean sprouts and marinate for 5-15 minutes before serving (leave at room temp)
ii. If you have a large piece of fish, steam and then cut into fingers.
i. Cut into 1” wide and 2” long pieces.
ii. Cook by frying/pan cooking/baking/broiling
i. However you like it, so long as it’s in large enough pieces.
Cook rice noodles according to package and immediately immerse in ice water for 5-10 seconds to stop cooking.
Remove from ice water and lay on a damp paper towel.
1. Lay out lettuce/cabbage leaf and place ingredients in lower 1/3, just below the halfway point.
2.Wrap bottom over filling and roll halfway up.
3.Fold in sides, tuck and wrap to the top
When I got to the end, I couldn't figure out whether I was supposed to put the wraps on top the noodles or put noodles in the wraps... I ended up with them on top (maybe cause I got lazy though!) Plus, I think I don't actually know the official way to wrap- I was tucking corners into an abyss of cabbage...then they'd slowly poke back out. Could this be related to the same affliction my mom told me I had with folding clothes? :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The elbow patches were something given to me by a creative friend, who had a big collection of appliques she'd collected & made. These are handmade drawings of stripper playing cards printed on fabric, and I hand sewed them on, very tightly.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
There are fantastic holiday gifts such as the Hemp Slippers pictured here (they smell so yummy), the Hemp Shopping Bag
Alpaca Arm Warmers, Clare Bare Eco Lingerie, and adorable winter hats! Don't forget the cool Autonomie Project Sneakers in organic canvas with natural rubber soles and FSC certification... & did I mention they are vegan too!
Ladies can show your eco attitude by dressing up in swank & sexy duds like the Meadow Green Tea Dress, GDG Party Glass Dress pictured here, or Gaia Conception's Kiss Me Dress. Men, you can show your stuff in the way too sexy Organic Martingala Jean and Bello Uomo button down shirt.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Mr. Big is so awesome, I think I will dedicate Be With You to him ;)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
These are my favorite to plant because I know they will be giving back and feeding people later on. :)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Rotten trees make beautiful monuments and a snug home for a gazillion bugs & critters.
Wonder who lives in that hole!?!
That is my bike "The Cajun Knuckle" resting with the trees...
This bunny very patiently waited till I was finished taking a few pics of him before hopping along and chewing some leaves.
Oh but look at her cute little doggy in the window! ruff ruff!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I waited a while to catch him crawling - how cute is he now!? I heart Mr. Sticky.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
You then will want to carve a point at the brush end of your stick, as pointy as you can get it. Above the pointy end I carved an indentation (as shown in the pictures here) as a place to wrap something around the bristles- because I did not use any type of glue or adhesives.
This is a ball of human hair, my hair to be exact. For a more uniform brush I would recommend cutting a chunk of hair out...but since I already had this giant ball of hair laying around (actually waiting to go into the compost), I just balled it up, and used scissors to snip off the ends. I tied a rubber band around the spot where the indentation was carved, to hold the hair in place.
Then I wrapped some scrap organic cotton over the rubber band and the loose hair very tightly.
Human hair makes an awesome paint brush!!!
And cat hair too! I got this hair ball from my neighbor since my cat wasn't shedding enough for my project :)
I put the cat hair on a Goji Berry branch and wrapped it with organic cotton too. The pointy carved tip under the hair can add some really cool lines when the right pressure is applied.
This is my quickie painting sample of what both the human hair and cat hair brushes combined can do. This is using the Poke Berry paint too (which only requires the berries, salt and water to make)! I think this is one super dee duper bad ass non toxic art project. YAY!
What other things could I use to make paint brushes? What other art tools can be made too?