Thursday, August 23, 2007

Gaming groups, care and feeding of.

No, not literal snacks and stuff, although I could post a recipe for fried cheerios this week...
But, I digress. Tomorrow, we'll be hosting the first game night here at the Abyss. Apparently the former gaming venue has become unsuitable, and as they wanted us in, it was all-around easier for me to say "Sure, c'mon over!" Not to mention that even if I'm unwell, I can sit on my own couch and game without having to worry about going out. At any rate, I'm excited. Moonies are gregarious animals, after all, and I'm usually cooped up here by myself.

Little sketches of the gamers I know for certain are coming.

The GM:
Has known the Troll practically since puberty. Brash, crass, obnoxious, and a complete sweetie. Reminds me muchly of el hubbito. Has some interesting ideas of how this game is going to go, and I must say I'm looking forward to living in his mind.
The Other Chick:
Reminds me of another girl gamer I know, but not as prim. She and I get along swimmingly, and it's nice to have another girl as gross as I am, or can be.
The Enigma:
Tall, dark, easy to look at. That's about all I know right now, other than his name, as he's not a real big talker. Yet. I'm willing to bet he'll open up more once he gets to know us.

+Moonies and the Troll makes 5.

Squee! The new Dax Riggs album, We Sing of only Blood or Love came out on tuesday. I bought it. You should too.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Beans, rain, and paper hippie lights

I felt like starting with a recipe this month, so here we go:

Chicken and Turtles
Turtles as in turtle beans!
1 1/2 c cooked black beans
1 can black turtle beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 c cooked chicken
1 c cooked rice
1/2 c chopped green pepper
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 tb oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped very fine
2 tb lime juice
2 tb water
1 tsp each oregano, chili powder and cumin
hot sauce to taste

In a large skillet, heat oil and saute onions, 1/2 the garlic and the green pepper until the onions are translucent. Stir in black beans, chicken, lime juice, water, spices, the rest of the garlic and hot sauce. simmer, stirring often till heated through. serve over hot cooked rice with shredded cheese. Nummy!

As I write this, Sully has screwed off forthwith for the land of Underbed. Why? Because the sky is making loud noises and bright lights and there is wet out there. Not a big deal when we lived in NH, but here it hasn't rained for weeks, and I am really glad it finally has. I probably won't be so glad when it's icky sticky muggy tomorrow, but for now, YAY THUNDERSTORM!

Crap. I was gonna go smoke...where's that bumberchute?

Feh. Fooey on expensive lamps and lighting! Get yourself a long cord with a lightbulb socket at one end, and a paper hippie lantern. $15.95 including tax for overhead lighting for the living room. $0.87+tax for a box of ceiling hooks.
I can't wait till Friday! We're hosting the game night. Eeee! Geektopia!