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8.3.2012
Dodatkowy Landers, tym razem z kangurem:
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25.04.2012 ERRATA I UPGRADE:
Przyszedł Lepiej i zlepił. :)
Wszystkim kochanym ludziom dziękuję za wsparcie w realu i w komputerze - pomogliście.

A oto najpogodniejszy przedstawiciel mojego ostatnio ulubionego zespołu chłopców-Ramsztajnowców: Paul Landers z kurą na głowie. Ma coś z Marka, nespa? (Paul, nie kura.)




Antydepresanty przestają działać. Moje dzielne korki na wyciekającą serotoninę, na brak energii rano, na beznadzieję wieczornego powrotu do domu. Razem z serotoniną ściekam i ja. Ściekam, wsiąkam w dywan, rozmazuję się na nim szpetnie woniejącą plamą. Znowu kliknięcie myszą wymaga strategicznego planowania a otwarcie tłumaczenia mozolnego wysiłku.

Było dobrze. Było bardzo dobrze; powiem więcej, w sam raz. Budziłam się bezboleśnie, dzień sam z siebie, bez zastanowienia, miał sens. Miałam spokojną, ładnie płatną pracę. Miałam pełne wdzięku, inteligentne dziecko, przyjaciół, Marka. Miałam sens.

A teraz co. Dupa. Mamałyga. Nie mam siły, nie mam chęci, nie mam sensu, nic nie mam. Jest jak w listopadzie. Jak w grudniu. Jak w styczniu. Ble.

Od ilu miligramów dobrej wróżki Fluoksetyny znów będę cokolwiek mieć? Na jak długo?

Ich habe keine Lust.

The Fighter, a movie review

The Fighter

I am flighty in my affections and fascinations, and relatively few of them remain unchanged and constant for more than one year. My bouts of interest in several actors and their whole filmography have come and gone, rarely – if ever – to return. Still, Christian Bale’s place in my fangirling heart remains sacred and as soon as any new movie he stars in is available, I pounce on it. ;-)

Last week we got our hands on The Fighter, a picture that eventually gave Bale his long deserved Oscar. To be honest, I don’t care much for the biopics; moreover, while I’m all for sports, boxing seems to leave me indifferent and slightly bored. Well, why then should I care about a life story of a small-town boxer, who despite his family’s well-intentioned help and love, reached fame and recognition?

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I need food-related icon rite nao

I had another culinary fit yesterday, unexpected and out of nowhere. May I brag?

Salmon en papillote - four flavours
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Movie Classics and Food

This Sunday we resurrected our movie night parties, which curiously use to proceed in two ways.
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HP recs, continued

This time I'd like to dearly recommend an author whose brilliance when it comes to subtle humour is equalled only by her deft hand with plotting the plot. May I present gingertart50 and an appetizer in the form of her two fics? I hope they'll convince you to get acquainted with her other works.

Getting Familiar Another take on how Snape could have survived Nagini's attack - clever, wonderfully funny and optimistic. A Snarry, of course; rated M+ (NC-17).

The Fourth Deathly Hallow Were I to choose but one of Gingertart's stories, I'd choose this one, as a fantastic embodiment of her style, wit and nicely knit plot. Imagine a perfectly done crossover of HP and Conan Doyle. See a mystery, see personalities clash, see a great extension of the canon, see time travel and time loops. Those of you who balk at Snarry need not worry: it's PG. Those of you who long for Snarry need not worry either: it's there, undubitably. ;-)



 


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On "Real" Woman - a translation

Today I've found a blog post I dearly adore, as it reads straight from my mind and my heart. I'd love to propagate it further, this time in Polish. I promised the author I'd link to the original: http://www.hanneblank.com/blog/2011/06/23/real-women Read it - it's wise and true and worth repeating.

Znalazłam dziś wpis, którzy szczerze uwielbiam, bo jest wyjęty wprost z mojego umysłu i serca. Chciałabym się nim podzielić, po polsku. Obiecałam autorce/autorowi, że dam łącze do oryginału: http://www.hanneblank.com/blog/2011/06/23/real-women
Warto przeczytać; to mądry, prawdziwy i wart rozpowszechnienia tekst.

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Chili con everything

I've a wok that serves me dutifully as a salad dish, a cauldrn, as my biggest pot and of course as a wok. I love it.
Last weekend it was used to make one of my staple dishes, chili con everything. No matter how small I start, I end up with food for eight hungry faces.

Ingredients (as always the quantities are about five-ish, nothing precise here):
2 big onions, two big bell peppers, several big tomatoes AND tomato sauce, some chipotles adobados or simply any other hot chillies (but chipotles are fabulous!), an apple or two, two handfuls of any available meat (chicken breast, ground meat, kiełbasa), zucchini or eggplant, 2 cans of beans (different kinds: white, red, chickpeas), a can of corn, half glass of dry red wine (Shiraz, Malbec, Carmenere)
Spices:
savory, coriander (seeds), parsley, basil, mint, chili, sweet pepper, lime juice, garlick (fresh or dried)

Basically chop everything that needs to be chopped, heat two tablespoons of olive oil in the biggest pot you have, and put the hardest ingredients first. Add the softer ones gradually, stirring eveything well. Pour the tomato sauce and the wine. (BTW the best way to ensure that your wine goes well with your dish is to add said wine to the dish.:D) Sprinkle generously with the spices and herbs. And no, there's no such thing as too much coriander in this dish. ;-> Now the hardest part is waiting - aproximatelly for 30-40 minutes.

Serve with bread and wine and guacamole.

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Movie reviews

Last two weeks were generous for me in terms of entertainment and the following two will probably match them in that regard. Going to the pictures (that’s how our grandmas talked about cinema, right?), attending our friend’s dancing tournament, Wii playing party… Nice to experience that not my old age, neither Luke’s demanding presence stop me from living fully. ;-)

To the ad rem, then. :-) I saw three movies recently, though but one of them in the cinema, and not the one I’d recommend to everyone. Most curiously their quality in almost all categories was arranged increasingly, meaning I started with an absolute rubbish and ended with a movie that was completely after my own heart. Were the order reversed… ugh. It’d hurt. Onward to the reviewsCollapse ) And as for the Source Code – go see it.

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Niekoherentnie: dziś o czwartej rano Marek porwał małego Luke'a, powiózł na Bródnowską, tam porwał moją mamę i wywiózł obydwoje daleko na północ do Jastarni. Tam Luke i moja mama spędzą pierwsze wspólne wakacje - i teraz najważniejsze - BEZ mamy i BEZ taty.

I jest to absolutnie cudowne i zachwycające, bo oznacza, że w najbliższy wtorek uciekamy z Markiem (SAMI!!!) na tygodniowe wakacje, dla odmiany daleko na południe, gdzie zedrzemy podeszwy na brukowanych uliczkach, gdzie dziennie obejdziemy najmarniej dwa muzea, gdzie objemy się wszystkim na patyku od ulicznych sprzedawców wszystkiego na patyku, gdzie wejdziemy do katedry, którą Normanowie i Arabowie budowali pospołu, gdzie zamoczę się w wodzie po uszy i opalę na kolor espresso i gdzie zmacamy każdą kolumnę wartą zmacania.

A jeśli będzie tak pięknie, jak mam nadzieję, że będzie, to może w następnym roku weźmiemy Luke'a ze sobą?

Może w weekend pójdę w miasto? Na film, potańczyć, poszaleć i wrócić nad ranem? :D

Rambling about two salads

You know what? I haven't posted about food in a while, which is a gross indecence, as food-related everything stays on my Top Ten list of indispensable, wonderful things*.
Don't expect a recipe whose complexity equals this of Ramsey Gordon/Jamie Olivier/Julia Child - these are just two salads often appearing on our table.

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* In no order at all: dreaming, food, reading, salsa & ballroom dancing, mountain trekking, solving logic puzzles, packing presents, being on a receiving end of hour long massage, drawing, debating until someone falls down. :D

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