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LJ Colbert

Most of my posts are locked. I have my reasons. Not exciting reasons, but I have them. If you would like to be added, please comment here, maybe let me know where I might know you from or what we have in common, etc. Thanks!


Dec. 18th, 2014

character break!
This man is so adorable. I know he's coming back to TV in a few months, but I'm going to miss him SO MUCH till then. I love the last question and answer - how can you tell if someone likes you? (starts around 7:02): "Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert"


Joan LOL


Nov. 18th, 2014

beatnik vamps
ETA trip to Connecticut.

Create Your Own Visited States Map

Nov. 16th, 2014

Gillian OMG
I've recently discovered Meow Cosmetics and their mineral foundation is excellent. Two minor quibbles - their web design is a little funky (have to remember to keep scrolling down) and their naming convention for the foundation colors is a little silly. (I was using Sweet Libertine but they seem to be on hiatus).


Beastie Boys
Not much going on, how about you?



cooking with feminists
Normally I'm not that jazzed about fruit-based desserts. I'm more of a chocolate fan. However, our market has had great fruit and I have run into a couple of tempting recipes that have changed my tune somewhat. I have a strawberry buttermilk cake in the oven and wow does it smell great. The lemon zest! It looks more like a pie, but whatever. I think I'll just fix jalapenos stuffed with cheese for dinner so we can fast-forward to dessert. For breakfast Sunday I made this cherry almond dutch baby (no actual babies were involved) and it was fab. I couldn't finish my slice but it kept well for dessert the next day.

My Pinterest collection of recipes is here. At the very least check out this recipe for macaroni and cheese - it's my go-to when feeding a crowd.


guest bath update

clean house dreams
The penny floor is grouted and ready for urethane coating (about to start that), the wallpaper is up - can't find a picture of it online, it's black and white vintage advertising, with ads for dog bread and corsets and instantaneous chocolate. The light is up too - here it is. I want to see if we can change the shades to clear glass and use vintage light bulbs.


rhetoric scholar
Defiance: Just finished Season 1 last week. I'm not into the political plotline, I'm much more interested in the backstory and the aliens' cultures. I think a couple of the characterizations were off (Kenya, Mayor Nicki) but I'm ready to watch Season 2 when it gets started next month.

Elementary: We started watching this a few months ago, and stopped for some reason - not because we didn't like it. I am surprised at how good it is. We're still in Season 1. I love that Watson doesn't take any shit from Sherlock (unlike the BBC version, which is good, don't get me wrong).

Penny Dreadful: Just watched the premiere. I am intrigued and would like to subscribe to its newsletter.

Mad Men: I gotta be honest, while I love the look of this show, (I love the clothes, obvs) and the glimpse it gives of the recent past is fascinating, it is tough to watch. While the women have their hangups, the men are just so utterly unlikeable. It's the same problem I have with Game of Thrones - the world is miserable there. I don't expect everything to be rainbows and lollypops, but it's so devoid of any joy or pleasure or fun. We made it to season 3, where Betty confronts Don. Maybe I will just fast-forward so I can look at all the clothes.



rhetoric scholar
Professor Booty

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