What am I doing with a blog?

Awww…heck. I dunno.

Girl from the North Country March 31, 2007

Filed under: dorky,misc — himbly @ 12:18 am

this song grabs me by the guts and flings me against a wall. It quite literally gives me butterflies. And it is THIS Bob Dylan which started my adoration of New York-y Jewish creative-type men.


Thanks for reminding me about this, Ian


space invaders! March 30, 2007

Filed under: dorky — himbly @ 11:07 pm

Check it, yo.


I’m gonna make it after all March 29, 2007

Filed under: linguistics,school — himbly @ 8:37 pm


Update: I just completed my first request for ethics approval and it’s ready to send in tomorrow. Soon I will have paper that allows me to start experimentin’ on babies and turning them into a remote-control army with which I will take over Alaska.

Kidding, of course. Actually, these little angels are going to listen to fake words and tell me, though their eye-gaze, whether they like what they hear or not. I can’t wait!


pssst March 28, 2007

Filed under: misc — himbly @ 10:34 pm

I live directly above a sushi restaurant.

The building in which I live is fairly old for this city’s standards, and so there are actually holes in parts of the (thin) floor that allow noise to travel very easily. One such hole is behind me right now, by the radiator.

They’ve just closed, and as is their habit, the staff is hanging out and chatting in Japanese. Now, I like the sound of Japanese, so I’m happy to listen to it. There’s about 2 guys down there and a zillion girls…the waitresses…all in cute black cotton dresses and knee-high socks (no, I can’t see them now, but I’ve been there tons and that’s what their uniforms look like). Someone is clearly cracking jokes down there left and right because waves of giggles are eminating from the floorboards.

It just struck me now. I’m am sitting directly above someone’s fetish.



Filed under: misc — himbly @ 6:36 pm

At one time, this would have been the coolest thing ever.

Now, I dunno, it’s only a kinda cool thing. Pretty cool, I guess.

If it were Family Guy, that would be a whole other thing.


My name is Himbly and I have a problem

Filed under: misc — himbly @ 5:02 pm


No kidding…

For the past few days I have been eating handfuls of roasted sesame seeds. Hand. Fulls. Wtf?

I cannot stop. I’ve also been waking up with a little bit of a sore stomach…on which I blame eating handfuls of sesame seeds. They are SO damn good, though. It’s like a party in my mouth everytime…and then, after a few minutes, if I find a stray one with my tongue…it’s like Easter! The party starts all over again.

As soon as…oh! just found one. Mmmmmm…as soon as all the little morsels are gone, I’m powerless to the call of the kitchen. I’ve started pouring them into a spoon just so that I wouldn’t lose so many when they stuck to my hand! And just now…the reason I knew that I needed to confess..*sigh*…okay, here’s the story.

I went into the kitchen and poured out a spoonful. After slipping every last delicious one into my mouth, I poured another and set it aside on the cuttingboard so that I could have ‘one more for the road’. I sealed the bag (for the millionth time) and went to grab the teaspoon filled with sesame goodness. I knocked it over and half of it spilled out onto the cutting board. IN my haste, I knocked out half of what was left. Friends…I sucked up all those sesame seeds like a fiend looking for spilled coke in the carpet after the party’s through.


dang…they sure are tasty, though.


I don’t quite know what to say… March 27, 2007

Filed under: misc — himbly @ 6:54 pm

Thanks to I, Asshole for the link


This is interesting March 26, 2007

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 11:02 pm
In 1972 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon is president of the US

President Nixon approves NASA’s space shuttle, a reusable spacecraft, at a cost of $5.5 billion

Nixon arrives in China for an 8 day visit, which he calls a “journey for peace”

While campaigning for the presidency Alabama Governor George C. Wallace is shot and seriously wounded

Five men are arrested in the Watergate office complex in DC for breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee

Hurricane Agnes strikes the East Coast causing 117 deaths

First scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) os introduced for $395

Shaquille O’Neal, Jennifer Garner, The Rock, The Notorious B.I.G., Cameron Diaz, Eminem, and Alyssa Milano are born

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

Dallas Cowboys win Superbowl VI

Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

The Godfather is the top grossing film

Pink Floyd debuts “The Dark Side of the Moon” during a performance at London’s Rainbow Theater

“You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King wins a Grammy for song of the year

The Price is Right premieres on CBS


whatever, math sucks

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 10:14 pm
You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 9/10 correct!

hell yeah

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 9:18 pm
You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!


Filed under: misc — himbly @ 3:23 pm

I think I need the help of one of those reality shows.



Tofu. Blessu.

Filed under: misc — himbly @ 2:57 pm

Over at Ian’s blog awhile back and mentioned being a non-veggie that likes tofu. I used to invite eeners and blackmana over for pots full of green curry when I used to live only blocks away from them both, so I thought I’d write out the recipe here. It’s really simple.

Veggies. Lots of ’em. Broccoli, celery, cauliflower (if you want), baby corn, mushrooms (I use regular, straw, and shitake…lots of shitake), water chestnuts, bamboo shoots (sometimes)…whichever. I try not to use too many ‘melty’ veggies (zucchini, eggplant), but you could if you wanted to. I cut them all up ahead of time and cook them quickly so that they will still be crunchy at the end. Oh…onion. Don’t forget onion.

Heat a bunch of oil…a light oil, or whatever. I press in a clove of garlic or two, put in some grated ginger (I’ve got a cheap little ginger grater that I got for $1.50 and I love it to death)…lots of grated ginger, and then start to saute the onions. When you’re doing that, take extra firm tofu that you’ve chopped up into smallish bits and fry them in the garlic-ed, ginger-ed, onioned oil. Also, maybe add a bit of green curry for them to fry in. In go the veggies according to how long it takes to cook them. Mushrooms are last.

I’ll mention here that I have found that chopping up the veggies and the tofu fairly small makes everything taste better. But everything cooks pretty fast.

After they cook for a bit…and that’s not too long, I put in a heaping tablespoon or two of green curry (the stuff you can get in small tubs at any Asian grocery). I mix it in until it’s all melted and sorta blended in, and then I start adding the coconut milk. Now. I use cans of coconut milk…not the cream and not the ‘lite’ kind. Here’s why: I have found that the coconut milk will often separate into ‘butter’ and ‘water’. I spoon out the butter and ditch the water. I find the water part ‘waters’ it down. If it hasn’t turned to butter, then I take out the creamy part that is floating on top…and ditch the water.

Now…stir that up good and then this is the best part. There is such thing as sweet soy sauce. It’s a soy syrup and it’s SO good. Get some…the brand name I’ve got is ABC, I think. Dump a pile of that on top of your simmering green curry mix…but don’t worry, because you can add more (like I do) just before you’re ready to eat. Oh…and rice. Make sure you put it on rice.

You can put chicken in with this (if you fry it up and then take it out to cook the veggies and add the chicken back in at the last minute). Or, I’ve also added large shrimp at the last minute, covered it up and let them cook. The green curry paste with coconut milk and sweet soy is good enough that you could probably cook a bale of hay and it would taste great.


Woooooo…wooooo….oooohhhhooooo…(whale calls)

Filed under: misc — himbly @ 2:31 pm

Life sized whale! Staring right at you!

Thanks to Mitchieville for the link.


Great Scott!

Filed under: misc — himbly @ 8:13 am

uh oh. The Mayor linked me…or rather one of the staff of his town counsel. I’ve spent the morning hurriedly picking up socks and underwear from the floor and dusting the windowsills, but there’s only so much I can do before it’s found out that the fiesty, go-get-’em girl (kidding) they’ve seen over there hasn’t had much to say on her own blog other than to bitch about marking and stress out about deadlines.

Yeah…it’s true. But if I had to write more right now, I wouldn’t be writing at all.

So, if you’re here from Michieville…welcome. Enjoy yer stay.


spring is springing March 24, 2007

Filed under: misc — himbly @ 11:26 pm

The only time in Calgary that you can say “spring has sprung” is when it’s summer.

Gad. It’s getting closer and closer to the end of the semester and I’m getting nervous-er and nervous-er. My mood swings go from gleeful (because I’ve accomplished something…anything) to worried (because I’ve realized how much more needs to get done) to depressed (just ’cause). Honestly, I think my bad presentation on Thursday has a little to do with it…which is stupid because I’ve got an A in that course so far and it was only 10% of my overall grade.

However, I did have a good run today. A really good run.

Wow…that was kind of a dumb post. But it kept me from doing work for a few minutes.