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Alright, y'all, I need you guize to solve a girlfight between a blaeaboo (black weeaboo) and a tweeblaboo (tiny black weeaboo).

Which Hana Yori Dango insert song is superior?



VS.



This is serious business. It comes down to choice of movie from the Redbox tomorrow, and I do NOT want to see the damn Tooth Fairy for the fifth time, lol.
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I've went back and re-edited Suitors a bit. Only a few minor changes, like Conrad to Conrart, correcting a few grammatical errors, and removing a subplot that was going nowhere and contradicted later chapters that's coming.

And, just so this post won't be a total waste, let's discuss food and allergies!

1) I finally mastered the art of fried chicken. This has been eluding me for quite some time, and I often gave up in frustration or simply dealt with frying chicken that was good, but not that tasty greatness that a lot of my relatives can do. The key (at least for me), was to season the flour (Lowery's seasoning salt + fresh ground pepper + McCormick's Garlic and Herb seasoning FTW) and not the chicken, put the flour in a bag, and coat the chicken that way, then remove the coated chicken and set it on a plate to let the flour "stick" to the chicken a bit. Plus, heating up the oil slowly on a medium heat helped in not having chicken that browned too quickly (as was one of my errors). I had golden brown, crispy fried deliciousness. I guess good food really does take time to master!

Also, I ended up turning some of what I fried into some yummy hot wings by quickly tossing (by quickly, I mean putting the fried chicken in a bowl, pouring a cup of sauce on them, and stirring just until they were coated) with a boiled homemade unsalted butter-hotsauce-hot chili oil concoction (this can be done with any wing sauce, however), arranging on one layer in a shallow baking pan, then putting in a 400 degree oven for ten-fifteen minutes. They came out crispy instead of soggy (like they were just fried - plus the crispy skin absorbed the sauce), and were excellent.

2) I have finally gotten over my aversion to fresh ginger! It used to be that even the smell of it was enough to make me retch (and eating it tasted like smelling Pine Sol), but I'm finally able to eat it without gagging. Unfortunately, I still cannot stand the smell or taste of cilantro. I walked past a bulk of it at a local mart, and almost vomited right there. DNW.

3) Somehow, I've become allergic to oranges again. I had been allergic to various citrus when I was a kid, but outgrew it. However, a whole host of food allergies popped up in my adulthood (various melons, banana, pineapple, mango, several nuts, etc.), right around the time after I gave birth (my pumpkin will be 8 later this month! ♥). A few days ago, I poured me a glass of orange juice, took one sip, and my tongue started swelling and my throat closed up. That means I'm down to apples as the only fruit that doesn't give me a reaction, and I'm not very fond of those. I still eat pineapple even though it makes my tongue swell a bit. The others have gotten so severe within the past year that I won't even chance them that much. :(
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Apologies for really dropping the ball at the end of my intended online celebration of BHM. I had wanted to make a post every day, then it turned into every other day, and now it's been almost two weeks since the last post. I definitely should have planned things out before taking it on.

Well, this month is coming to an end - but I celebrate Black History year round anyway. Some of that History is wonderful, and some of it is heartbreaking. My biggest wish in life is to go down in History as being significant to someone's life choices. Maybe a supportive word to one person will encourage them to go on and do something grand, or maybe a stern warning to another will prompt them on the right path. Who knows?

These past two weeks have been somewhat tiring for me. There has been another blackface incident, there's been this whole issue with a movie about Alexandre Dumas (the writer of the Three Musketeers and other books - who was also partially black), there's been the noose incident (thanks to that ridiculous "Compton Party"), and there's even been a pro-life politician implying that black people were better off during slavery than now. During all that, there's been people who have constantly dismissed the reactions to them all as black people being "too sensitive".

Can't help being sensitive when every day is a struggle. Just sayin'.

Well, this concludes my month of serious business. Next month: 31 days of Circus Clown Porn!

....

Okay, I'm kidding about the Clown porn. Honestly.
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Finished watching season 3 of House. I think the only opinion I have of the characters that changed was that I now like Chase much more than I did before. I've been slightly spoiled for later seasons, but not so much that I can't enjoy watching them. I still do not have an OTP (or, rather, a pairing that I'm giddy over), nor do I believe that I will participate in any fanworks for the series (that might change, but honestly, I don't know).

Also, I've been a bit down for the past few weeks. Okay, I've been a whole lot of down (and crying. I HATE to cry.). Picspams of my various OTPs would cheer me up *hint hint wink*.
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I've been sick all week with whothefuckknows (I don't have health insurance, so it's not like I can pop up into the doctor's office and find out). I even missed much of Thanksgiving (I did cook, but I did not eat anything until late that night and spent most of the day in bed).

On the plus side, it's a good thing I hit my NaNoWriMo goal last week, or I would have failed immensely. I only wrote like 3000 words this week, LOL.

Speaking of writing, Suitors does not like me very much right now. I'm being pulled into two different plot directions, both of which are interesting.

ALSO, CAUSE I FEEL LIKE ADVERTISING THIS SHIT - [livejournal.com profile] capslock_kkm IS GOING TO DO FML WEDNESDAYS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, PLUS A GIF/MACRO PARTY TO RING IN THE NEW YEARS IS IN THE PLANS. HEADS UP. EITHER I OR [livejournal.com profile] chicki_marshies WILL MAKE THE INITIAL POST ON WEDNESDAYS (AROUND 7 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME). FROM THERE, TAKE AN ICON OF A KKM CHARACTER AND USE IT WHILE POSTING A FML-STYLE POST ABOUT THEM.
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Please go here and show your support for the same-sex couples who's marriages are in danger. A lot of times people say that Internet petitions/ e-mails are useless, but I was once a part of one that helped to overturn a restrictive (and racist) dress code that penalized black workers for wearing African-based hairstyles (including simply wearing the natural, non-chemically processed hair we were born with). I know that they can work sometimes, and all it takes is a quick visit and a few minutes of your time.

Thanks.

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