eve11: (hockey_crosby_scores)
To vote for my team the Puffins to win some cool gear and jerseys, go here: http://westyaward.com/pennsylvania-pittsburgh-puffins/

We are currently in 10th place and need to jump 2 spots by tomorrow at midnight to move on!
eve11: (chance)
To vote for my team the Puffins to win some cool gear and jerseys: http://westyaward.com/pennsylvania-pittsburgh-puffins/
eve11: (hockey_crosby_scores)
Many who know me know that when I am not doing fannish things or math-y things, I am playing hockey (well I will be once I am no longer sidelined on IR this season).

My women's ice hockey team the Pittsburgh Puffins is in the running for "Best Beer League Hockey team" with a prize of $8000 worth of jerseys and equipment! We've made it through three rounds and all the way to the Sweet 16. We're going to need some more votes to make it to the Elite Eight. Check it out and please vote and share! You can vote once per day per device.

http://westyaward.com/pennsylvania-pittsburgh-puffins/

(I am in the back row, 3rd from the left in the pic)
eve11: (foodie_tea_with_milk)
Well, likely very old, but new to me!

Dutch Baby breakfast pancake

Ingredients:
3 eggs
½ cup flour
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter
Syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar

PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender jar and blend until smooth. Batter may also be mixed by hand.

Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet or baking dish and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (watch it so it does not burn) add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer.

Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at once topped with syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.

I didn't have regular milk so I used a 1/2 and 1/2 combination of Silk light vanilla almond milk and powdered nonfat milk. It turned out well, looked just like the video. We served it with apple butter, yum. I probably could have dialed the sugar down a little bit because the almond milk was sweetened but it tasted good. I might try and see if I could reduce the butter because a half-stick is a lot for one recipe.

The down side is that we are not a large enough household to eat an entire one of these on our own! It would be great for company though. It's super simple to make and looks fancy ;) I wonder if it freezes (probably not, but I might try).

Wow

Jul. 23rd, 2016 06:28 pm
eve11: (winter_sunset)
Just mainlined the first 7 episodes of Stranger Things. The most amazing thing...

Spoilers through 'The Bathtub' )

ETA: Oh there were only 8 episodes! Well okay then, I've watched them all now.
spoilers for 'The Upside Down' )
eve11: (dw_eleven_jammydodger)
My friend [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon--who always is around for a kind word of encouragement, praise, cheerleading, comment-fics, late-night fandom machinations, and a dose of unending positivity and optimism in the face of anything life decides to throw at you--is in need of some help to keep her apartment and car in the upcoming weeks as her family gets jobs lined up, in one of those timing issues that so many people face when there is little to fall back on to bridge gaps.

She is less than $200 from her goal which needs to be met by tomorrow the 11th!

Give, share, tweet, everything helps. Thanks.

WooHoo!

May. 26th, 2016 11:36 pm
eve11: (hockey_crosby_grin)
What a game 7 between the Pens and the Lightning! a 2-1 nail biter, and now it's time to dance with Lord Stanley! Bring on the Sharks! I'm hoping that hockey bucks the trend of nature, and the Penguins take a bite or 4 out of them :)
eve11: (dw_eleven_pointing)
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook! I hope the Obscure & British Comment-fest is going well!
eve11: (hockey_crosby_scores)
Give me a heart attack and an acute case of Turett's, Penguins, but thank you so much for winning that game.

*breathes deeply*

RTFBox

Apr. 10th, 2016 12:40 pm
eve11: (chance)
The 10 packs of individual sized microwave popcorn bags I got the other day turned out to be "kettle corn" otherwise known as "tastes like corn syrup in popcorn form." So disappointed! It even said "sweet & salty" on the box, which is half-right; it was so sweet it was disgusting. And worse than that it was apparently DIET kettle corn, because it turns out it's made with Splenda. Ugh ugh ugh. Possibly the most disgusting popcorn I have ever had. I tried one bag and threw most of it away, along with the other 9 bags. Next time I will look more closely. So don't buy PopSecret 100-calorie kettle corn if you see it in the store. Total waste. Blech.
eve11: (dw_twelve_equations)
Or at least, updated and finished a blurb I'd started ages ago. Rather dark, but here it is:
Title: Zero Sum
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eve11
Characters: Twelve
Word count: 500
Rating: PG
Notes: For the "Down" challenge for [livejournal.com profile] who_contest

----
Zero Sum )

Done!

Jan. 10th, 2016 09:32 pm
eve11: (kitty_writing_snuggles)
I finally finished reupholstering the posts and base of the cat tree! We originally built this jungle gym back in January 2005, and in the intervening years the kitties shredded the rugs we originally put on the posts and base. I have been wanting to reupholster it for a while so that it looks nice in our nice new sun room. I ordered a 10lb order of sisal rug remnants mid September ($35), and worked on removing all of the gross old carpet and putting the base together a few months after that. Last weekend and this weekend I finished the base and the posts.

3 pics of the finished jungle gym )
eve11: (dw_river_tpo)
Am I the only one who, when River said, "You are so doing those roots", thought she meant mathematical roots (n-th roots, roots of polynomials, etc)? That line really confused me. I looked over the transcript to see if there was anything preceding it that I missed but no, it was just kind of out of left field.

Tin Foiled

Dec. 1st, 2015 10:24 pm
eve11: (dw_twelve_clara_tardisdoor)
I have professed my love for this song by Andrew Bird before, but as of now I officially am yearning for a Twelve and Clara vid to it. ETA: Actually a Clara vid with Eleven and Twelve would work too. But I think it really resonates with Clara given the recent events from "Face the Raven" and "Heaven Sent"
eve11: (dw_twelve_equations)
So here is my evidence that BBC America sped up the broadcast of "Heaven Sent" to fit more ads in. The math was done via me checking DVR times on my broadcast, and checking that against some spot-checked points in the UK broadcast that I got from someone with access to that feed.

The spot-checks:

UK broadcast total length from start to end of episode content: 53:00
UK broadcast length from start of content to start of opening credits: ~2:17

BBC America broadcast total length (including commercials) from start of content to end of episode content: ~59:10
BBC America broadcast length from start of content to start of opening credits: ~2:11
BBC America commercial break total time: 8:32 (2:21, 2:05, 2:01, 2:05)

I admit 8:32 of ads for an hourlong spot is actually pretty short time for commercials for the US: generally it's more like 12 minutes or more. But there is still some discrepancy.

The BBCA broadcast including commercials is ~6:10 longer than the UK content. There are 4 commercial breaks that total 8:32 minutes. So where are the extra 2 minutes 22 seconds? The timing of the opening scene to the first strain of music for the opening credits is 6 seconds faster for the US broadcast. If you extrapolate it out, that is an approximate 5% speed-up for the episode -- for every 60 seconds of the UK broadcast, the US broadcast is 57 seconds. If that rate is applied to the whole 53 minutes of content, then BBCA can play that 53 minutes in 50:21, leaving an extra 2 minutes and 39 seconds for ads. Since we are only 2:22 missing time (approximately 50:38 for the BBCA content run-time), either they didn't speed it up at that 5% rate the whole time, or my estimation error is adding up. But it's definitely sped up.

ETA: D also says that the frame rates for NTSC (north american) and PAL (europe) broadcasts are different; NTSC has more frames per second. But those frame rates if used natively (29.97 fps for NTSC vs 25 fps for PAL) would play a 53 minute PAL video in 44 minutes on the NTSC frame rate. So BBCA has definitely slowed down the video from the native north american frame rate since it played in about 50:38 all told. Which means they can control this and probably chose to speed it up purposefully.
eve11: (dw_twelve_equations)
Just some disjointed thoughts

Spoilers for 9x11 Heaven Sent )

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