caffienekitty: (dr horrible - status not quo)
I've always said I'd stick with Livejournal until it dies, but the limit has now been reached. So, unfortunately, over the next long while I will be transferring my primary journal activities to my Dreamwidth fractured mirror.

You're all welcome to follow me on there, but I won't be friending back (or whatever they call it) for a long while until I can figure out how to reinstate the filters on some filtered posts. Right now everything is far too exposed over there. This will be a very rocky process.

I'm also looking for:
-Clear simple instructions on how to download and backup the stuff I have in Livejournal's Scrapbook, along with its folder structuring.
-An image hosting service that's cheap/free and reliable and offers at least 2gb of space.
-Places on Dreamwidth to find fandom communities there.

I'm sure more things will crop up as this process gets underway.

If I manage to write anything during this period, it will be posted to my AO3 account I do have a semi-active tumblr that I'm currently reblogging a lot of Merlin and random things on, and very rarely posting anything myself.
caffienekitty: (ohreally)
Got a call and a vague yet urgent message from the property manager at quarter after 8 AM today. Spent 90 minutes fending off a panic attack trying to get hold of him to find out what was going on, because his phone line was going to the answering service until 9 am, and then he was not in the office and I had to wait for a callback.

The landlord is putting the place on the market. I need to take time off work to let a realtor in to take pictures of the place, and then more time off work to let random people wander around in it whenever they feel like it. I've been through this crap twice before and the situation pretty much triples my regular anxiety levels. I really don't need that, especially considering tax season is in more than full swing and I'm already drowning trying to keep up with the crap at work.

In short, I'm probably going to move rather than put up with this bullshit again. Somehow.

Happy freaking birthday. :-P


In other news, I see some much happier birthday greetings in my inbox! Thank you guys, I'll be reading and responding to you later tonight probably. :-)
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
The smoke alarm in this apartment does nothing.

There were actual flames bout half a foot high and everything this time. I had to beat it out with a damp dish towel. Masses of black smoke everywhere. No real damage though.

What's saddest about this is I was only trying to boil water for tea.
caffienekitty: (ooopsie!)

First discovery: If I have something approximating the ingredients I can make a batch of cookies (well, a batch of cookie, singular, since this batch also amoeba'd like a previous impulse batch did) with no recipe at all in about half an hour.

Second discovery: Trying to get said cookies to 'firm up' from hot oozy goo into a solid of some kind by turning the broiling element up to high is not a good plan, especially when I subsequently turn around, get distracted and forget to set a timer.

Third discovery: The smoke alarm in this apartment doesn't work. At all. No flames, but a LOT of smoke, and not a peep from it. I should probably do something about that.

caffienekitty: (ooopsie!)

First discovery: If I have something approximating the ingredients I can make a batch of cookies (well, a batch of cookie, singular, since this batch also amoeba'd like a previous impulse batch did) with no recipe at all in about half an hour.

Second discovery: Trying to get said cookies to 'firm up' from hot oozy goo into a solid of some kind by turning the broiling element up to high is not a good plan, especially when I subsequently turn around, get distracted and forget to set a timer.

Third discovery: The smoke alarm in this apartment doesn't work. At all. No flames, but a LOT of smoke, and not a peep from it. I should probably do something about that.

caffienekitty: (What the...)
Okay. So, this wasn't even any kind of challenging cooking task, or an experiment, or anything involving fire at all and it still went foom.

I put literally a handful of frozen sliced strawberries into a huge microwavable container (they didn't even fill it to 1/4 of the way up the side, it was maybe a quarter of a cup, seriously) and put them into the microwave to thaw and warm up on 'reheat' for a quick breakfast thing. Result?


strawberry volcano
Strawberry Volcano.


How?? How does that small amount of frozen strawberries turn into that big of an eruption?? I mean, I should know better than to ever trust a frozen strawberry after the previous kamikaze murder attempts, but seriously! Physics?!? O.o
caffienekitty: (What the...)
Okay. So, this wasn't even any kind of challenging cooking task, or an experiment, or anything involving fire at all and it still went foom.

I put literally a handful of frozen sliced strawberries into a huge microwavable container (they didn't even fill it to 1/4 of the way up the side, it was maybe a quarter of a cup, seriously) and put them into the microwave to thaw and warm up on 'reheat' for a quick breakfast thing. Result?


strawberry volcano
Strawberry Volcano.


How?? How does that small amount of frozen strawberries turn into that big of an eruption?? I mean, I should know better than to ever trust a frozen strawberry after the previous kamikaze murder attempts, but seriously! Physics?!? O.o
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
Do not attempt to deep fry chicken and potatoes in a shallow open dish in an oven.

Especially if you weren't intending to deep fry anything and that much oil only wound up in the pan because you have a weather-induced quasi-migraine headache and couldn't think clear enough to remember that most of the oil normally doesn't go in the dish, it stays in the seasoning bag. And that there's normally not that much oil.

The oven has been turned off for fifteen minutes now, the pan is still in it because opening the door would be asking for pain and very loud noises. The oil is still spitting and spattering. On the up side, the fire alarm has not gone off and nothing has burst into literal flames.

Yet.
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
Do not attempt to deep fry chicken and potatoes in a shallow open dish in an oven.

Especially if you weren't intending to deep fry anything and that much oil only wound up in the pan because you have a weather-induced quasi-migraine headache and couldn't think clear enough to remember that most of the oil normally doesn't go in the dish, it stays in the seasoning bag. And that there's normally not that much oil.

The oven has been turned off for fifteen minutes now, the pan is still in it because opening the door would be asking for pain and very loud noises. The oil is still spitting and spattering. On the up side, the fire alarm has not gone off and nothing has burst into literal flames.

Yet.

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