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Family Guy does TNG!


Check out the trailer for the TNG reunion show on Family Guy here.

Ooooh I can't wait!!! :)

... and on another note?

IT'S FRIKKIN' SNOWING??!!?!?!?!!!!!!!
I already packed away my winter boots. So that's settled then. We ain't going out nowhere. Not until it melts. Well it already kinda is, it certainly sounds slushy, and the temp is supposed to be right at 32F right now. But still.
Grumble grumble grumble.
rabble rabble rabble.

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A free Friday?

No proper edition of Foody Friday (no major adventures in the kitchen) or Fitness Friday (derailed once again by that snot-nosed niece bug!) this week.

Instead, let me highlight that tomorrow is the first ever World Blog Surf Day, brainchild of Golden Prague. I'll be participating on my a malaysian abroad site, so do drop by as we go around the world visiting participating citizens of the world who will write about how life is living in a foreign country.

Hope y'all have a good weekend!

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more Twitter news; I found The Shat!

... so, I found William Shatner on Twitter. I am now one of his 39,690 followers.

He's only following 5, though. And they are
J J Abrams (the mind behind Fringe and Lost, who is also in charge of the new Star Trek movie) (the new Star Trek Movie)Fran Drescher (wtf? Bwaaahahahaahahaha!)Paul Camuso (a producer I've not heard of), and finally..Priceline Negotiator

Excuse me while I roar with laughter, especially at that last one.

How about you? Anything funny to note about celebs you're following? Do share! :)

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Year One: coming this summer...

This sounds just painful...

"When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world." They meet Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac, and many more famous people from the past, never mind that those two pairs lived in very different times, so there's no way anyone would be able to meet them, unless there's time travel or major suspension of belief, but wait, it's a Jack Black movie, duh! :P

Anyways, here's a trailer for it:

This is another Judd Apatow movie. Okay, so I was pleasantly surprised by 40 Year Old Virgin. And mildly amused by Knocked-Up but found it a tad long. I couldn't sit through Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Superbad I absolutely couldn't stand. So I've got no illusions of probably loving it. I think I'll just go ahead and add it to the Netflix queue. Looks like something I would be interested in seeing, only to suf…

Foody Friday: mega taco puffs?

I saw this simple recipe for Grands Taco Melts and decided I was going to try it out. Hopped to the local grocery store yesterday, got the biscuits, and I was ready to go!

First, the filling. Sautee some onions. Add 1 bag of Morning Star farms crumbles. Add 1 packet taco seasoning. Add one can of diced tomatoes, undrained. Add 1 cup of hot chunky salsa. Let it all mix together and cook for a while for flavours to gel.

Heat the oven to 350F.

Wrestle the tube of biscuits open. I got a small (5pc) can of extra large ones.

Take one and press it out to make a flat circle of dough.

Scoop some of the taco filling onto the middle of the dough, add some shredded cheese and other additions you think might go, then fold the dough over, and seal the sides together.

Easier typed than done!

At my first attempt, I scooped about a half cup of the taco filling, and could barely get the dough to meet! Ooops! So I switched to using a quarter cup worth: much better!

For two of them, I also added a dollop…

... my ghostly school?

Some people are sharing their ghost stories! Check out Lina... and Foong (71 comments and counting!)... and here's me, from a few years ago.

My school has had its share of spooky happenings.

You see, during the Japanese Occupation, it is said that the building was used as a hospital, and that many people died there. Apart from Japanese soldiers, there have also been sightings of a headless nun, brandishing a bloody cross.

It seems that a few years after I graduated from high school, there was a case of mass hysteria at the school, where many students reported having seen these otherworldly beings. I can't help but wonder if I would have seen anything, if I'd still been there... but it's okay, I think I'll be fine having avoided that experience! :D

Back in the late 90's, there was a reunion organised to bid goodbye to the school building: the school was moving to Selayang, so the real St Mary's School building was going to be left empty, another victim of de…

Blogrolling Schmogrolling!

so, what is up with

For the longest time, we couldn't login, they said they were upgrading things; I heard elsewhere they had been hacked, which is what prompted the freeze and upgrade.

Then we could login and add new links, but couldn't delete any.

And now?? Now they have friggin ads!! At least the target="_blank" function is working again... but I'd REALLY like to have the links in alphabetical order please?!

... oh, and how do you like the new look? I'm still missing a good header, and need to figure out exactly what goes where... This template can be expanded into 8 columns, I probably don't need them all though, LoL! Anything specific you'd like to see in my sidebars/footers? Drop me a line!

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Fitness Friday: Picking up the Pieces

The problem with going on vacation is the disruption of your exercise routine.

While in Malaysia, during the first week or so, I continued to Shred sans weights, every morning upon rolling out of bed, sweating like a stuck pig in the sauna-like conditions of the room with the s/c off. Unlike my other times "home", I really did not want to deal with the crappy gym at my parents' apartment, so it was Shred or nothing! Then in the second week, Shredding occurred every other day or so. By the time I left, I might have Shredded twice that week.

Then came Switzerland, where I certainly did no such exercise.

Then I returned to Chicago, with my immune system battling germs my snot-nosed niece had so kindly given me (hard to avoid getting the germs when she sneezes in your face!). I never developed any fullblown symptoms, but there was no doubt I was battling SOMEthing over the following few days.

The dreary weather didn't help much either!

So it was only recently that Kosh a…

I'm all a-twitter!

I have no idea why this happened... but I signed up for Twitter.

Kinda funny, I immediately had followers: Fake Hugh Jackman and someone else I can't remember (she's no longer following me - LoL! Fickle?!). Overnight I've also attracted Headlines India. Huh??

One of the first people I followed was Wil Wheaton. Yes, I suppose I am a geek. That and his was the only name I had any remote interest in of the list of suggested people to follow that Twitter presented as soon as I signed up.

At this point I'd like to give a shout-out to the six real people/bloggers who are currently following me:
- adam (Thanks for the welcome, btw!)
- atlfreestyle
- ravyn (Thanks for the nitey-nite wishes, btw!)
- june
- kapgar
- ling

I doubt I'm going to be using this tool to its fullest potential, but hey, if you want to join in anyways, do add me (lynneNaranek).


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I'm alive, really...

So, it's been a bit silent here, sorry!

I was unabashedly concentrating on the paid blog while on vaykay, even though that meant posting some content that would have been more appropriate here. After all, I am trying to keep that other blog a more detached/professional one, while this one continues to be my personal and mixed bag one.

So in case you missed out, please check out a malaysian abroad for posts on
1. my mega spice shopping trip
2. my mega chocolate shopping trip
3. my snot-nosed niece

Another reason for the silence is the fact that I've had to battle whatever germs that snot-nosed niece gave me! I had staved it off with some Panadol during the Switzerland-Chicago flights, but with the screwed up jet-lag and the subsequent mega-crappy weather (rain rain rain rain rain - at least no floods where I'm at!), I was laid low for a few days.

I'm relatively better now.

Will share some food experiments and the start of a new exercise regime in the next posts. Stay tu…