Back in action! :D Gawd, I have missed Tumblr so much!
I’ll be stalking all you guys for a few days to catch up, so don’t mind my mass-liking to your posts. I have like, 4 months worth of catching up to do here. :D
MWAH MWAH MWAH!
My Man’s birthday was on the 30th. I got him a Handyman Swiss Army Knife. Manly enough a gift, right?
At least I thought so when I bought it. Thankfully he felt the same way. XD
We had a bbq party that lasted until just before dawn. Oh, the aching of some heads that morning!
We spent New Year’s Eve in bed; having breakfast in bed, sleep, played Draw Something, sleep, played with the dogs, and did I mentioned sleep? :-)
Dogs were stoked to be allowed in the room on account of Hooman Dad’s birthday. Faced with a sweltering Australian summer and the chance of being in an aircond room…they promptly went to bed. :-D
2012 was a great year for me. I’m hoping 2013 will be the same, if not better.
Happy 2013 all you lovely people. xoxox
For weeks this song had me perplexed everytime I hear it:
Then I found out the correct lyrics.
Oh, so…no livin’ on sensuous, passionate, voluptuous elephants then?
Well that’s a damper.
I don’t care about you, but imma continue livin’ on this sexy, sweet elephant!
I had a rare, free day today so I decided to grab meself a bowl of chocolate icecream (been sweltering here in Australia) and settle to some TV.
I watched the first two episodes of the show Amish: Out of Order a few months ago, and knowing that I won’t have much free time over the following months, I put it on Series Link and Record. FYI, this is not at all the same as Breaking Amish series, which has been revealed to be a fraud. This program follows the journey of Amish youths quitting their community to join the English world, and the challenges they face.
So this morning I had about 5 episodes waiting for me.
This boy, in particular, struck a chord with me. Unlike most of his newly-free Amish brethren, he wasn’t out to be hedonistic at all. He wanted freedom to live his own life, while still retaining the Amish sense of industry and thrift. He immediately kicked a maternal instinct in me: one day I want to have a son just like him, believing in the value of hard work.
Cephas lives near Booneville, Missouri, in a shack he built with his brother Gideon. The shack has no running water and houses the two brothers until they can save up enough money for other arrangements. A gifted craftsman and builder, Cephas’s dreams outshine many of the ex-Amish, and the hot, sweaty hours he toils in an Oklahoma oil field only serve to further his main aspiration, which is to be a millionaire by the time he’s 25. Cephas’s idealism matches his self-confidence, and none of his ex-Amish friends doubt he will achieve anything he puts his mind to. [x]
Cephas Yoder. Making and saving enough money to buy yourself a house at 19 is pretty impressive. Here he is. If he sounds a bit on the simple side, bear in mind that the kid is ex-Amish and was newly out, and not yet that worldly
So me and my bowl of icecream, we sat down to watch us some TV. Feeling like a proud mother/grandmother whenever I see Cephas doing good for himself. “This boy will go miles”, I tell my icecream bowl. “I like his attitude”.
And then in one episode, I found out that he…passed away.
So I rewind and paid attention. Surely, they didn’t mean Cephas Yoder, right? Surely, it is some other Cephas, or another Yoder, that I came to understand being a very common Amish name?
No. It was my Cephas Yoder. The one I was rooting for. The one I hoped so hard to succeed. The young man I want my future sons to be like.
Mo. driver killed as car hits deer near Medicine Lodge
The News staff
MEDICINE LODGE - A Missouri teen was killed when his vehicle hit a deer and rolled down an embankment.
Cephas Yoder, 19, of Boonville, Mo., was driving a 1997 Saturn westbound on U.S. 160 about 5:15 a.m. when his car hit the deer. He lost control and the car hit the south guardrail. The car rolled down the embankment, and Yoder, who was not wearing a seat belt was thrown, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Yoder died at the scene. [x]
WHY DID HE NOT WEAR HIS SEATBELT?!?!?!?
I am so heartbroken right now.
…because it seems like I have been ‘spam-liking’ your posts…
I’m not some psycho. I’m just
some psycho a person who had been away from teh Tumblr interwebs when life gets in the way, and now I have time to sit down and breath, I’m back to browsing my favourite people. People on Tumblr seems to update their Tumblr every 3 nanoseconds so I’m bound to be ‘liking’ stuffs every 3 nanoseconds too.
So. Fear not. (
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! *feminine giggle*)
What’s happening this morning?
Well, I’m wearing this for a start:
Totally correct solar eclipse glasses, so I don’t burn my already damaged retinas. Don’t mind my face, it’s 5.30am and I just got out of bed an hour ago.
I’ll be watching the 2012 Solar Eclipse from the comfort of my pool deck, thankfully. So excited. The only bummer is the Gold Coast will only experience about 80% of the solar eclipse.
Cairns, about 12 hours from here, will experience total eclipse. If you’re interested, can watch the livestream here.
Yay! Another food filled post from the lovely Katee! Part of our continuing 50 Things posts, this one focuses on those amazing, startchy wonders that grow beneath our feet. Thats right kids, it’s a Potato party up in here.
50 things to do with Potatoes Pt 1
Potatoes are super cheap if you shop around and buy in bulk; in my house we visit our local veggie shop once a fortnight to grab a 5kg bag of potatoes for $5. Bargain!
Potato pancakes – these take a little prep (or left over Mashed Potato) and just a little milk, butter, oil and seasoning to create a traditional Irish treat.
Crash Hot Potatoes – just a few simple ingredients and you’ve got some super tasty smashed potatoes.
Aloo Matar (Potato and Pea curry) – Curry is classic student food and everyone who knows how to stretch a dollar, or wants to know, should have a good curry recipe up their sleeve. Curries also freeze well, and usually taste better the next day. For further scrimping make your own chapatti to accompany, super cheap and super impressive.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes – Add mushrooms, milk, flour and butter for a healthier take on a classic potato bake.
Patatas Bravas – This delicious tapas dish is great as a side dish, served as a tapas dish or just a really good way to use up leftover cooked potatoes for a lazy dinner. Use a jarred tomato sauce for speed.