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Here are my results for the Warrior Dash on the weekend: I ranked 262nd for my division (women 40-49) out of 792. I ranked 1331rd over all, out of 6689 participants. My time was 50:45.80.

I don't think that's too bad for a course that hard, steep, and brutally hot!

Here I am, looking remarkably unmuddy considering how filthy most people got. I guess I'm just dainty. )

Sick. Boo.

Jan. 12th, 2010 09:46 am
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I made this the other day. It was delicious. Mmmm.....


1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used extra-virgin olive oil)
2 squares sweet chocolate (I used dark)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup mashed over-ripe banana
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla


1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar (I use demerara)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp milk
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • Heat oil and chocolate in 8" square pan in 350 oven for about 5 minutes.
  • Add water, banana, sugar, egg, flour, salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Beat with fork until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread evenly.
  • Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.


  • Combine brown sugar, butter, milk, chocolate chips, and nuts. Mix well.
  • Spread evenly over baked cake.
  • Put back in oven until all the chocolate is melted.



Dec. 19th, 2009 03:26 pm
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So yeah, I've been busy. A week ago today, I was in a big car accident, but because I am a superhero, made it out relatively unscathed. And that is despite sitting in the passenger seat of this:


Once I figured out Steph and [ profile] snowy_kathryn weren't in multiple pieces, I got out and checked out the people in the other car.

No one was seriously injured. Lots of bad bruises, but no broken bones. Phew....

I got to ride in the ambulance with a cute paramedic named Brad. And I threatened to draw moustaches and penises on Steph's face while she was strapped in to the spinal board. I kept the denizens of the emergency room giggling all night with my shenanigans. Heheheh....

I must say, I am now a big fan of air bags. Oh yes.


Tonight, I'm off to [ profile] tailchaser's Decemberween/birthday party! There will be cupcakes and overcrowding and costumes. And no more car crashes. I decree it thus.
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Last night, I had a drunken tattoo party with three other Dark Elves and a human. I'm willing to bet everyone's tattoos have worn off, or are no longer recognizable. I had a mask tattoo on my boob, a skull with racing flags over my butt, and a ... I don't even remember what it was, on my thigh. I'm pretty sure it had skulls on it, though. Fake tattoos litter my floor. I see a green skull with a black dragon, a tiger leaping out of blue flame, and a couple of skulls in spider webs.

Link time.

Giant Tortoise Sex: Look! No hands!

This Bridge is Alive: "In Cherrapunji, India, one of the wettest places on Earth, the locals mold the roots of the Ficus elastica tree into stretching across rivers and taking root on the other side, forming amazing natural, living bridges." Gorgeous.

Sweet Transvestite: A Korean rendition featuring a pretty sweet transvestite ass (thanks, Kate).

Triceracopter: Made of total awesome.

My classy assy )
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I managed to wash most of the black makeup off on Sunday, but my neck was still grubby.

Monday, I hung out with my biggest fan.


Today, I sneer, but prepare for an influx of gamers. Mini Underworld party here tonight. Rock!

[With a rebel yell]
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So yesterday I took two pictures, just because.

The first one decries the myth that banana popsicles and evil are mutually exclusive.


The second one was taken scant moments before James came into my room and scared the everliving shit out of me. I screamed like a B-movie queen. So embarrassing....

[Adam wants this hat]

Today I made cookies.

[Necromantic cookies]

And got ready for another weekend of Dark Elfing it up.

[Gonna sneak through the woods soon]
shanmonster: (On the stairs)
Just back from a run through the woods. The scenery was less than spectacular. Used condoms were tied to tree branches all along the path. Ick. Shower time.

[That felt good]
shanmonster: (Tiger claw)
Raging against the bloody bastard!

shanmonster: (On the stairs)
On July 8, I ended up with the place to myself. I began to plot the destruction of men.


Next day, I made cookies. And ate one.

[Cookie in that belly]

But then the cookie wore off.

[Need more cookie]

On the 11th, I began to contemplate sneaking through the forest.

[More plotting]

Last night, Kate, Adam, and I drank rum. Wacky hijinks ensued.

[He's wearing my armour!]

Today, God took me in the Rapture.

[Flying away]
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Overdue again. )
shanmonster: (Don't just sing it--bring it!)
Getting ready to go to Toronto for the night. Maybe I'll see you there....

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Today I went swimming with Chase. And then we went for ice cream. Yay!

[Bikini season]
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Oof. Hot. Sweaty. I just got back from a run a little while ago, and even though it was early, it's already broiling out there.

Here are my overdue pictures. )
shanmonster: (Don't just sing it--bring it!)
More spider socks!

[Little Miss Muffet]
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First, there were spider socks.

[Itsy bitsy]

Then there was Captain Stupid!


And then there was nothing.


Next were flowers.


And mania.


And today? Today there was a Tasselhoff.

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Welcome back, muscular definition! I missed you.

[Starting to get my muscles back]
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The gym visits and dance training continues. If I squint, I think I can see muscles starting to grow again.


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