As seen at [personal profile] silme : Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you had but got rid of.

I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers (just the manual kind), blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, electric woks, salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers (though I usually chop garlic by hand), martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers, sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers (I only recently got the ice-cream maker and haven't had a chance to use it yet), fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors,bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.

I do a lot of cooking and baking, but I seem to have absorbed Alton Brown's philosophy that "UNITASKERS=BAD!" so I don't have a lot of specialized kitchen items. Plus my kitchen is woefully lacking in storage space so even if I wanted a bunch of specialized kitchen items I wouldn't have anywhere to put them. If I ever won the lottery (unlikely, as that would mean I had to actually buy lottery tickets) I would have a house built with a kitchen designed to MY specifications, which would include a pantry of TARDIS-like proportions! 

kelliem: stack of books (books)
( Sep. 19th, 2012 02:02 pm)
It's International Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your post.

She caught sight of Lesley's masked face and took an involuntary step backward-- works every time.

(This could be seen as the 6th sentence, I didn't count the one at the top of the page that's split between pages 51 and 52.)

kelliem: Riku & Sora Kitties (my boys)
( Mar. 2nd, 2010 01:16 pm)
I like this one. :)

You're on my Reading List. I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other (or think we do). Short answers or long, whatever you want to say (or not) is cool. Copy from here and then repost in a comment.Then repost the empty questions on your LJ. You know. If you want to.

Or you can just say Hi!

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink, what would it be?
05) Tell me one thing you like about yourself.
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any tattoos and/or piercings? What and where? (And why, if you'd like to tell.)
09) Worst habit?
10) If you could have any one thing, right now, what would it be?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Are you naturally optimistic or pessimistic?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you (that you're willing to share here)?
15) Tell me one weird thing about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Clowns: Cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
22) What color are your eyes?
23) Have you ever been arrested?
24) Soda/beer: Bottle or can?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe in/appreciate romance?
33) Favorite and least favorite foods?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Are you happy?

my answers behind the cut )

Your result for The Commonly Confused Words Test...

English Genius

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

For the complete Answer Key, visit my blog:

Take The Commonly Confused Words Test
at HelloQuizzy

(And since the quiz made me think of it, here's a link to my semi-annual spelling and usage rant. Consider it ranted for the next 6 months or so. ;D

kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Oct. 7th, 2008 08:09 am)
First, I am proud to have scored pretty high here:
Take the Sci fi sounds quiz I received 78 credits on
The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz

How much of a Sci-Fi geek are you?
Quiz by SheGoddess: quick weight loss
(And, yes, I do speak a bit of Klingon-- just a few words, though.) I would've scored higher but I clicked the wrong answer on one just by being careless! Wah!

Now for some hopefully non-spoilery TV opinionations.

So far this season, all my old standbys seem to be coming strong out of the gate. Criminal Minds, Chuck, NCIS, House, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style (I like that they've dropped the lingerie drawer raid, while still keeping the 'good foundations' rule) are all good so far. Also, Sarah Connor Chronicles is still really excellent. I'm very impressed by how well they're doing with that show. Also, it's recursive as all get-out, which is interesting. Time travel makes for some brain-bending paradoxes (paradox-i?). ;D Supernatural is definitely interesting this year, too. Lots of win all around.

Heroes has much better pacing so far this year than last, and interesting character and plot twists, too. It'll be fun to see how things plays out. slight spoilers behind cut )

I'm not watching all that much new-- [ profile] ardent_muses has got me watching Life this season, and so far I am enjoying it. Since it's new to me, I'm counting that. I've also watched a couple of eps of The Mentalist, which I'm not all that thrilled by-- the lead character seems to be styled after Charlie Crews on Life, but his 'quirky charm' seems much more contrived. And he's got a kind of creepy fixed smile that bugs me. Fringe is keeping my interest so far, though. I like the characters. And I'm planning to check out The Eleventh Hour when it premieres this week. I saw one ep of the British version with Patrick Stewart and liked what I saw, I just wish I'd been able to see more of it. 11th Hour has the added bonus of starring Rufus Sewell, who is eye-candy. :) Also, The premiere of Sanctuary didn't suck, so I'll keep watching that for a while, I think.
kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Sep. 26th, 2008 08:05 am)
gakked from [ profile] crimsonquills

How evil are you?

I am kind of disappointed! Not even a little evil?
kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Aug. 14th, 2008 09:38 pm)
Yeah, I'm spammy today. Sorry. Gakked from [personal profile] lamardeuse.

Go over to Wikipedia and enter your birth date (month/day) and then pick 3 events, 2 births and 1 holiday that occurred on the day of your birthday.

November 3


* 1783 - The American Continental Army is disbanded.

* 1911 - Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.

* 1957 - Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit: a dog named Laika.


* 1500 - Benvenuto Cellini, Italian artist (d. 1571)

* 1933 - Jeremy Brett, English actor (d. 1995)


* Day of resurrection of the god Osiris during the pagan celebration the Discovery of Osiris (Inventio Osiridis).
kelliem: plates of food (plates)
( Aug. 14th, 2008 03:29 pm)
Seen all over my flist, the VGT Omnivore's 100 list. I've had 74/100 if I counted right. Only a few to go. :D behind a cut to spare your scrolling fingers )
kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Jul. 25th, 2008 09:12 am)
Odd number, that. I wonder if it started out 20 and someone added a couple? Anyway, this meme stolen from [ profile] stellarmeadow

Was the first person you talked to today male or female?
Male. the rest behind the cut )
kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Jun. 27th, 2008 09:50 am)
I am minding the front desk today and can't get any real work done so that means more spam! ;D

Post 3 things you've done in your lifetime that you don't think anybody else on your friends list has done.
See if anybody else responds with "I've done that".
Ask your friends do this in their journals to see what unique things they've done.

1) Been taken by Mike-boat to swim in a lagoon on Bigej island.

2) Explored the ruins of Nan Madol.

3) Posed in a Lwaxanna Troi costume for a newspaper article on Trekkies/Trekkers and other SciFi fen.

Any takers?
kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Mar. 7th, 2008 02:18 pm)
Gakked from several people...
- November 3 -
You are very intellectual, and feel things very deeply. You are trustworthy and honest. Your friends love your dynamic personality and friendly nature.
Positive Traits:
adaptable, resilient, charismatic, communicative, persuasive
Negative Traits:
cynicism, irresponsibility, superficiality, overbearing, promiscuity

'What does your Birthdate mean?' at

Um... yeah. ::sings call me, irresponsible...::
kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Mar. 3rd, 2008 10:30 am)
This is a response to a request from [ profile] katyabaturinsky who wanted to know 35 things about me. Feel free to respond with your own 35 things, if you would like to!

reply cut for length )
kelliem: can of spam (spam)
( Feb. 5th, 2008 09:57 am)
Seen around my flist lately...

Yeah, this one sounds like me. :D
kelliem: aurora borealis (skylight)
( Sep. 29th, 2005 11:16 am)
Gakked from [ profile] aukestrel

These are supposedly Twenty-Six questions that no one would ever think to ask. Answer them, then REPOST the bulletin.

eta: there are really only 25 questions because somewhere along the line, #18 apparently hightailed it for the border.

Read more... )
kelliem: icy lakefront sunrise (wondergeek)
( Sep. 8th, 2005 07:21 pm)
[ profile] a_mews tagged me for this:
Read more... )


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