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Minor Update

So, my ipod touch with fun memories of my Belize trip is misplaced. Nothing tragic, it’s been swallowed up in my apartment, and I haven’t had a chance to look for it. I am posting pictures from the trip slowly on my photo blog thischannelalwayschanges.wordpress.com, so feel free to check those out.

I think it’s time for me to find something inane to post about.

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Things I Get Excited About…

Fictional destruction, cataclysmic events and horror. (I own a Doomsday Dictionary if that’s of any hint)
Computers and technology
Video games
Photography
Electronica (8bit, house, etc…)

Dancing around my apartment with a dress on.

The Best Part of Waking Up

Every morning, when I get up an arrive at work it’s pitch black. For me it’s comforting, for others it’s a constant reminder that they should be still asleep. However, I know in just a few hours the sun will begin to burn against the mountain horizon and every morning I watch the sun rise. I realized today, that although it looks the same way every morning, it is never boring.

Every day (sky permitting) I watch the sun blaze its charted course from the western mountains to eastern horizon (blocked by trees), and all from my desk. As a astronomy/mythology nut it has more symbolism, but it is truly an experience to see or have. It’s as if you can actually feel the rotation of the Earth.

There’s a New Baby in the Gadget Family

This little berry, I think it's a berry, made my day.

This little berry, I think it's a berry, made my day.

Yesterday I welcomed my new Nikon D90 into my home. Many pictures were taken and many MANY more will come. I’ve also launched a new blog, a photoblog, called This Channel Always Changes. I started it yesterday and updated it late today, so you can expect to see the third picture up Tuesday. I’ve thrown away my disdain for digital SLRs and am willing to embrace (and re-learn!) the art of photography all over again and without the cost of development!

Just Another Saturday Night on Holly St

Now before you go, “Wow she really knows how to live on a Saturday!” I must say I do occasionally enjoy being a loner, and that’s what I did on Saturday. After digging around the fridge and realizing I had the makings of a delicious Naan pizza (I’m totally obsessed with garlic Naan), which could of also been eaten raw! Yum!, I settled down to watch the uplifting movie Last King of Scotland.

Somebody's night ended on a low note.

Too much of a good time perhaps?

I cranked my TV up to an astounding 25 on the volume scale to drown out all the Bellingham socialites drunkenly jaywalking, slamming on their car breaks to miss them, thinly veiled shouts of violence and last call tomfoolery, however it did not shield me from the flashing lights of law enforcement, or so I thought was law enforcement…

Within a second I paused my movie and leapt to the window expecting to see the cops taser a belligerent fool (I’ve seen that happen from my bedroom window, already on Railroad). Nope, it’s a fire truck and ambulance outside of the Royal. Oh Royal, you and your ceaseless weekend entertainment. So after 15 minutes of taking pictures of this mess, they wheel the person out on stretcher. Besides whatever happened to this person I’m sure it didn’t help to be surrounded by drunken people, which had crowded around the block, so I snap a few more pictures. A hell of a mess indeed.

Makes me wish I was sitting in the window sipping on a glass of wine AND snapping pictures.

Stay classy Railroad and Holly, stay classy.

Yes, I really know how to have a Saturday night. 

And, yes, Last King of Scotland is a great (although disturbing) movie.

The Improvisational Chef Entry One

Cooking is like a fun science project for me. Mixing things together a creating (hopefully) a great result, I know that seems iffy to some people, but seeing as I only have to please myself when it comes to fixing food it’s a decent trade off for me. I, of course, know what I like and what I’m willing try. It’s much easier taking risks when cooking when you’re only cooking for one.

I don’t really use recipes as intended, when I use them I use them as a guide. Pluck the things I want, figure out how to cook something and maybe a guide to measurements, but after that I through caution to the wind, stare into an open refrigerator and begin throwing things together.

I decided a few days ago I’d keep track of what random things I pull together for a meal in case I’d ever like to come back to it some day, and of course to share with anyone who’s interested. First off, some things to know about my cooking method: 1) I don’t measure. At all. I know when I’ve used too much. 2) I don’t care for presentation, this is a feast for my tummy, not my eyes. So now on to my first creation:

The No Name Salmon Dish : )

There should be no fear in learning, so I’m going to start cooking fish more often.

You Need:

Salmon (smoked or not, I used smoked)
Regular or Garlic Naan
Spinach
Mushrooms
Dill
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Butter
Olive Oil

 

Sauce:
Cream Cheese (Sour Cream would of worked better, but I didn’t have any.)
Olives
Green Onions
Milk

Heat the Naan just until it’s warm, so it stays soft. Place uncooked spinach on top. Cook Salmon in butter until it’s light pink then stack in on the spinach. Mix the mushrooms together with dill and the balsamic vinaigrette then sauté in the same pan as the salmon (butter’s already in there). Pour sauce on top.

The sauce started off as a spread for bagels and then I added milk to take it from spread to sauce. Just take softened cream cheese and mix it with blended black olives and chopped green onions. Add milk till you get the thickness you want.

The sides were potatoes that I boiled (to soften) and then broiled (to crisp) in the oven with olive oil and seasoning and a spinach salad. It was all delicious. The best part is you can swap whatever fits you, think it out, it’s improvisational!

And if it doesn’t work just add salt…works for me everytime.

Dragline Show @ WhaaM

Dragline Show @ WhaaM, originally uploaded by forced_perspective.

My friend Aaron‘s band, Dragline, had a show last night in Bellingham at WhaaM. I take pictures for them when I can and have them posted here. I really love taking pictures at shows and it’s really fun to capture the energy of the band and the audience at a hardcore show, they just really get into it.