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Ok, not a project…

But I love funky socks!

Don’t you?

Gotta be ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day.




A friend of mine gave me a bunch of grapefruits!

There are more actually, but they wouldn’t all fit in the shot.

Anyway, while I enjoy grapefruit, these are a little small and sour to get the best enjoyment out of just eating them with a knife or spoon, so, I thought, “what could I make with these?” I did a few searches on grapefruit recipes and found one for marmalade! (I also found one for a smoothie, which I may do later)

Thus, the marmalade escapade began.

I thought I would only need 4 of these guys, since my recipe only called for two large ones, and these are closer to orange-sized. However, I wound up needing 6, which was no problem, as I still have 7 leftover :peeks in bag: :counts: Yes, 7.

Here, there is supposed to be a picture of my pulp-covered hands, grapefruit guts, and nicely sliced up bits and pieces of pulp and rind, but, sadly, my hands were COVERED in pulp!

I didn’t think that part through, oh well, you’ll have to use your imagination. They’re not pink inside, if you’re curious, they’re almost lemon-colored.

So after cooking on the stove for about 10 minutes, I let the pulp and rind soak in water overnight. This morning, I put them in a pot and added 4 cups of sugar (Ohhh my I hope that wasn’t too much, but that’s what the recipe asked for.) and some lemon juice, and let them simmer and boil down for, oh, I think it took 40 minutes.

Until it looked like this.

Ohh..yeah, need to clean my stove soon.

Phew, I wanted to arrange these all nicely in the light, but those jars were deceptively HOT!

Yum yum, can’t wait to try it!

-must not taste molten marmalade-
-must NOT taste molten marmalade-

Drawing Group

WARNING, if you are offended by nudes, turn back now!


Still here?

Ok, then you can see what I did in the drawing group tonight =)

I didn’t upload the 1 and 2 minute poses, just 5, 10, and a couple 20s. If anyone is interested in seeing the fast and furious ones you are welcome to e-mail me. I’m at gmail.com

I enjoyed the model, she was friendly and she said she really liked the pink and orange shading. It’s nice when the models talk with you, it doesn’t seem as awkward that you’ve been staring at them for a couple hours.


Walk in the park

It appears that I am on a drawing kick.

This is good! But, I need to focus. I have an idea for some pencil paintings and maybe watercolors and charcoal…or ink. This drawing-various people-and-things-at-the-park is not going to cut it.

Though, it is fun practice.

No, FOCUS! Come on brain, you can do it…stop looking at the geese, nooo…

Ok…where was I?


Behind the Screen

I’ve been a bit busy this week, however, I found something interesting while digging through old files on my computer.

A few years ago I started writing a parody of the song “Behind Blue Eyes” The Who. I was trying to find it a couple months ago and it didn’t seem to be anywhere so I was surprised to find it so randomly.

Aaaanyway, come, witness a little bit of my nerdiness:

“No one knows what it’s like to be the bad guys
To be the DM
Behind the screen

No one knows what it’s like to be the DM
To have the players
Kill your storyline

But my plans they’re all destroyed
By the players greed
For Swag

I’ve planned for hours only lonely
My love is vengence
On those who flee

No one knows what it’s like to roll so badly
Like I do, and I blame you!

No one fights back as hard with their monsters
None of my well-laid plans can get you!

If Tensor’s floating disc should tremble
Cast dispell and make it cool

If you swallow anything evil
Neutralize like the druids do”

I have a little more, but it’s not really finished. So, um, sorry no new pictures, hopefully someone can appreciate this little display of geek, hehe

~The Purple Pepper