Monday, June 30, 2008

Top 10 Reasons to Procrastinate Blogging

10. Slow internet
9. Not being able to think of that one word you want to use
8. Using up all your night internet time in other websites
7. Talking to/being with your boyfriend
6. Spider Solitaire (and the like)
5. Hunger
4. Ideas are half-baked
3. Laziness
2. Lack of ideas
1. Sleepiness

To my small fanbase: I'm sorry. I will try to be better.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Top 10 Potato Chip Flavors

I admit it. I'm a sodium freak.

10. JalapeƱo
9. Salsa
8. Salt & Vinegar
7. Dill Pickle
6. Lime
5. Nori (flavored seaweed) & Salt
4. Shrimp
3. Gorgonzola Cheese
2. Tomato & Herbs
1. Horseradish

By "potato chip," I mean any crunchy, crispy, calorie-infused snack.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Top 10 Lines from Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

10. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
9. Do not infest your mind with beating on the strangeness of this business.
8. O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in't!
7. My language! Heavens! I am the best of them that speak this speech, were I but where 'tis spoken.
6. You taught me language, and my profit on't is, I know how to curse.
5. Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.
4. Travellers ne'er did lie, though fools at home condemn 'em.
3. Though thou canst swim like a duck, thou art made like a goose.
2. What impossible matter will he make easy next?
1. Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Top 10 Scary Thoughts in the Dark

10. That the ceiling will fall on top of you.

9. That there is someone looking at you through the window.
8. That someone will grab your feet and drag you out from under the covers.
7. That any limb you let hang off the side of your bed will be grabbed.
6. That someone is hiding in the closet.
5. That the floor is crawling with worms.
4. That the walls are breathing.
3. That there is someone in the room, and if they realize you're not really asleep, they will stab you or shoot you.
2. That someone will be staring down at you when you open your eyes.
1. That someone will grab/slit your ankles when you step off of your bed.

I've always had a really active imagination. It's a wonder I've managed to somewhat keep my sanity for this long.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Top 10 Favorite Kitchen Tools

10. Nylon whisk
9. Non-stick skillet
8. Bamboo mat (for sushi)
7. Gnocchi paddle
6. Cake leveler
5. Grapefruit spoon
4. Really sharp, big knives
3. Heat-proof rubber spatula
2. Long chopsticks
1. Cookie scoop

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Top 10 Country Capitals

10. Reykjavik (Iceland)
9. Kathmandu (Nepal)
8. Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
7. Djibouti (Djibouti)
6. Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
5. Ougadougou (Burkina Faso)
4. P'yongyang (North Korea)
3. Funafuti (Tuvalu)
2. Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
1. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

I just think these are cool to know (and try to say.)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Top 10 "Ad" Latin Phrases

10. ad rem: to the point.
9. ad nauseum: to a sickening or excessive degree.
8. ad astra: to the stars.
7. ad absurdum: to the point of absurdity.
6. ad vitam: for life.
5. ad infinitum: without end or limit.
4. ad libitum: at one's pleasure.
3. ad hominem: appealing to feelings or prejudices.
2. ad hoc: for a particular purpose.
1. ad idem: of the same mind.