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I did 21 days of love on Facebook. I watched this TED talk and this lady was talking about depression and positivity and there's this exercise where you're supposed to journal every day for 21 days, something you love or something that makes you happy. So I thought what would hurt if I did it. Funny enough it actually worked and every day I feel inclined to focus on something I love or that makes me happy. I don't gravitate to the shitty side of things.

Rachel left FB so she asked me to post these here so here's my 21 days of love.

I love a lot of stuff. )
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MEME TIME : My Life Soundtrack
I've linked them to beemp3 so you can listen, and I think if you rightclicksaveas you can download them IDK, I just listen there.

Opening Credits: Golden - Fall Out Boy (Infinity On High)

Waking Up: Take A Look Around - Limp Bizkit (Mission Impossible 2 Soundtrack)

First Day At School: The Underdog - Spoon

Falling In Love: How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees

Fight Song: Touch - Daughter

Breaking Up: Grazed Knees - Snow Patrol

Life’s OK: Wish You Were Here - Rasputina

Getting Back Together: No One's Gonna Love You - CeeLo Green

Wedding: Rimshot - Erykah Badu

Birth of Child: All Arise! - The Decemberists

Final Battle: Mother's Day - Nada Surf

Death Scene: Cumbersome - Seven Mary Three

Funeral Song: Take It Back - Pink Floyd

End Credits: Where Do We Go From Here? - Once More With Feeling Soundtrack

CUE CREDITS! Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails
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Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Brownie Crust:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (I used Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla)
2 eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cheesecake Filling:

2 lbs cream cheese, softened
5 eggs, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter (not natural-style)
1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 peanut butter cups, cut into quarters

(this made too much batter for me. Not sure how to cut down the portions. I was able to make an extra very slim 7" cheesecake with the leftover batter. So less than half was left over...)


6 peanut butter cups, cut carefully in half
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

(this makes a lot more than you'll need for decorative purposes. I plan on using the extra to serve with the individual slices)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch springform pan with butter.

2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with spoon or wire whisk. Add eggs; stir until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Spread in prepared pan.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from side of pan. Meanwhile make cheesecake layer (see below).

4. Immediately after removing brownie from oven, sprinkle milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups over brownie surface. Spoon cheesecake mixture over chips. Turn down oven 325°.

Cheesecake Filling:

5. Beat cream cheese in bowl of electric mixer until smooth.

6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

7. Add sugar, peanut butter and cream; mix until smooth.

8. Stir in vanilla.

9. Pour filling into prepared crust.

[I had extra batter that I put in a smaller springform pan at this point]

10. Double-wrap springform pan with aluminum foil to prevent water seeping in.

11. Place springform pan into a larger baking pan.

12. Pour hot water into the larger pan so that the water comes 1 inch up the sides of the springform pan.

13. Bake at 325 degrees 1-1/2 hours, or until firm and lightly browned.

14. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for one hour.

15. Run a knife along the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan somewhat.

16. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before decorating. I tend to make cheesecakes a day ahead to let things set.

Cheesecake tip: to get the cake off the bottom of the springform pan, because most crusts have butter in them, you just need to heat up the bottom of the pan a bit and the cake should come off easily. I remove the sides, then hold the pan over a burner on my stove - set to LOW - for about 15 or so seconds. Whatever you can handle. Then run a long cake spatula under the cake and it should slip easily off the pan. Just be careful - the bottom of the cake is now very slippery.

17. Remove cake from pan and put on a pretty plate.

18. Bring whipping cream to boil in a small saucepan.

19. Remove from heat and add semi-sweet and peanut butter chips. Stir, stir, stir until melted and smooth.

20. Drizzle over cake and then add peanut butter cup halves around the edge of the cake.
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Quitting smoking is really hard. I know I've gone on about this before because I've tried and failed before but the thing's really hard.

I woke up today and poured my coffee and put on my pants and was ready to go out on the porch with my cig and my phone as I do every day. It's how I start my day. But I can't do that anymore and it seems stupid to take my phone to sit on the porch if I'm NOT smoking. It makes me feel off. Like I've forgotten to do something very important, but I haven't forgotten, I know exactly what I didn't do.

It's really hard when I:
-First get up
-Finish my first cup of coffee
-Eat a meal
-Get ready for bed

I'm only going to assume it's going to be hard as fuck at work tonight because the way I get to actually take a break is to go smoke. No cigs...I'm going to just have to go outside and sit down and fuck with my phone or something.

You want to see my back? This is what it looks like now. I have no discs between L4/L5 and L5/S1

And here's the best pic I can find of what they're going to do to me in 12 weeks.

So every time I want a cigarette I pop a gobstopper in my mouth and look at my future frankenspine. But, really, when I want to smoke it's like a full body compulsion to go do it and it's HARD.

If you don't smoke, please don't ever start.
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I have all the Criminal Minds feelings right now. I want to write fic where Hotch and Reid talk about [spoiler] but I'm too asdfghjkl to concentrate on writing fic.

Work continues apace. I didn't get a wage increase which is BALLS. Teaching is going great. More on Medieval images tomorrow. Lots of stained glass. Likened the Bayeaux Tapestry to comic books. That was an interesting leap.

Kids are fine. Still wicked smart, still crazy creative. Cheye plays guitar all the time and Jake is totally into Minecraft.

RP is awesome. I have an idea for Peter at Darrow where he'll be famous but not the way he wants. Hex's Elder God plot is awesome. I need to post him again and get more threads. It took an interesting twist I hadn't expected with getting Mr. Gold involved. I'm mighty pleased.

I could eat curry almost every day. It's my favorite food.

Figured out how to work the internet on my TV and found the Pandora widget. Since my computer chokes on youtube it's brilliant for me. Now I have music. Iset up a station based on Band of Horses and I love it.

I need my tax return so I can get a new computer. I need Second Life like burning. This computer just can't handle it.

And that's my life right now.
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Since I know a boatload of you don't even look at LJ anymore I'm making a note here in case anyone wants to join in.

Liz (plausive) is doing a package exchange for the fun of it! Check it out XD It'll be fun!
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I got paid!

*happy dance*

I paid my phone bill (2 months of it)!

*happy dance*

I can pay my power and internet bills!

*happy dance*

And maybe someday I can start paying people back. I need to open a savings account, or just start depositing money into paypal where I can't touch it.
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This is unbelievable. I mean really. This level of ignorance hurts my head. It's not even coherant.

But the dude over her shoulder and his confusion and horror makes this kind of funny in that 'did she seriously just say that? Does she believe that???' kind of way.

From The Daily What

The lowlights have been helpfully transcribed (but be sure to watch the video; the horrified guy behind crazy lady is a riot):

“P- E- N- I- S goes into the anus to rupture intestines. The more a man does this the more he’ll be a fatality or a homicide…”
“A huge percent of gay men in school grounds molest boys, partly because they don’t have AIDS yet…”
“Hillary Clinton’s roommate four years in college was a gay woman. To avoid going gay like Clinton did, college students need single rooms and single gender dorms… A college woman is seduced with illegal Rohypnol to go gay.”
“Candida fungus grows hugely on a corpse. AIDS is a candida fungus disease…”
“Gays can transform to be celibate to live to be 80 years old.”
“Jesus was kissed by Judas, a homo, who tried to sabotage Jesus’ kind ideas. Do you choose Jesus, a celibate, or Judas, a homo? You have to choose!”
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Cheye's language arts teacher is a hardass aboug grammer and proper language choice. The kids aren't allowed to say 'like' and if they say 'me and...' they have to write the statement the proper way (person and I) ten times.

So Cheye got busted saying 'me and Adrian' so she had to write lines. She did her ten lines and then turned the paper over and FILLED it with-


When she turned in her paper her teacher saw it, smiled, and handed her a red sharpie so she could write it on the back of her hand, just because that's how the punishment goes.
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I'm listening to a playlist my cousin made for me a while ago and I'd forgotten what was on it.

She Bop just came on by Cyndi Lauper and suddenly I'm catapulted back...back...

In sixth grade the drill team did a little routine for the Apple Blossom parade to this song. We marched, had matching shirts and shorts, it was so cool at the time.

Let me just pick out the salient points of that, ok?

In SIXTH GRADE we did a drill routine to SHE BOP in a PUBLIC PARADE.

I'm not sure anyone was aware it's about masturbation...or maybe they were.
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If you haven't already seen this you must. You MUST.


May. 5th, 2012 04:52 pm
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This excites me so much. I'm seriously all fluttery about it. Even if she doesn't win it's so cool for her to be nominated.

Please sign Savannah's council bid
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Shan: I was putting shit on Cheye's comp from the external hard drive
Shan: and I had to do it so she didn't find my porn
Liz: LOL
Liz: motherhood is hard. I could never be bothered to hide my porn.
Liz: its, like, on my desktop
Shan: LOL
Liz: my mum borrows my pc and I'm like, don't click that unless you want to see two guys going at it in a basement. But if you do, feel free.
Shan: I have a fantastic gang bang with seven guys fucking one dude
Shan: not all at once
Shan: they take turns
Liz: that would be impressive
Shan: that's just what I need her to find is Brazilian twinks fucking each other
Liz: i mean 2 is meh, 3 is a feat, but 7? that's talent
Shan: lololol
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This is my hometown. The picture isn't retouched or anything, it was just snapped yesterday morning from the loop trail The prominent feature in the center is called Saddlerock.

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Cheyenne wrote this today and I think it's beautiful and perfect and wise beyond her years.

Today I was asked if life ever gets better. This is one of the most heartbreaking questions I've ever gotten. And I thought I'd share what I had told that person with all of you, because I think at least one of you might need it.

Yes. Yes, I promise you it does get better. But you have to let it get better. You can’t harp on every negative thing. Good things happen and you can’t ignore them. You’ve got friends that love you and care about you, even if you don't think you do. You’re brilliant. You’re important. I’ve lived for 14 years and not once have I encountered someone who wasn’t, and you are not an exception. You can’t not acknowledge that. Otherwise, no, it won’t get better. You have to see the lighter side. You have to hope for things. Lay in the grass and find shapes in the clouds. Pick flowers and put them in a cup of water. Read good books. Watch good movies. Collect weird things. Go on adventures. Build forts with blankets and chairs. Bake something. Draw something. Go outside and just stand in the ever-present beauty of the world. Drink juice boxes, no matter how old you are. Sing off key. Dance like a dork. Draw with chalk on the sidewalk. Blow bubbles in your milk. Wear a funny hat. Try something new. Remember something old. Go to a park and play on the swings. Give hugs. Smile, laugh, let yourself have fun. If you make your life bad, it will always be bad. But if you try and love things and enjoy simple pleasures and realize how many people love you and how many things you want to do and how many things make you laugh, then yes. It will get better.

You can quote me on that.
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This scene does things to me.
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This floor is a mosaic of pennies It basically costs $1.44 per square foot which is cheap. And it's pretty. And if you could figure out how to seal it, or maybe grout it...


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Okay, I'm trying this again. I fail at quitting smoking but I had my last last night and I'm done. I quit biting my nails 2 weeks ago and if I can up and quit that, I can quit smoking.

I really want one, though.
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eta: woot,got it working again
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I genuinely enjoy Nickelback.

I also really like Hootie and the Blowfish.


This update brought to you by the thought that I was going to "organize" my music.


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