Omnicon Haul

  I found a lot of cool things and met a great deal of awesome cosplayers. My sister(who has just received her invasalign braces) lost the darn, clear things in a trashcan, apparently while I was gone enjoying myself. I think she takes after me. My mom told me all about it over the phone, then asked if I could come over to clean. Having to leave the event early made me sad, but I can still go back since I have the band and I figure that I owe her since she carried me around for 9 months.

  Anyways, time for photos of what I bought!

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Domo- Skeleton version.

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Death Note Notebook(which actual instructions and names from the show written inside).

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A set of cards for my Uncle.

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Ciel and Eevee pins.

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Inuyasha: The Final Cut(Part 1).

  And that’s it! I also met David Yost, the original blue Power Ranger. As well as a few others. It was a lot of fun!

Barnes & Noble- I Salute You

  Today I decided to withdraw from my little piece of comfort, joy, solitude, and hermit-like state of living so that I could “cruise the town” and hopefully stumble upon a hidden spring of information and inspiration. My first stop? A quick bite to eat at a Wendy’s from their dollar menu- unfortunately or not, I hate spending a lot of money on takeout; I love cooking my own meals, as well as indulging every once in a while and stuffing my mouth with salty French Fries and a bacon cheese burger.

  I finished my meal and exited the building quickly. I still had no idea what I was going to do or where I was going to go, so I got in my car and sat there for a few minutes before having the genius idea to visit a place that I really love more than any other place. Barnes & Noble.

  Being able to look at so many books in one place fascinates me, which makes the library my second favorite place. Not only do they have a lot of books, but the variety is great! I have to admit for all of you manga/anime fans out there that they’re a little shabby in the manga and anime department, yet other than that, the selection is fantastic. They do tend to over price their books, movies, music, etc.,(to give you an example of what I mean, a series of only 13 episodes cost approximately $50- crazy, right?) but I know that business is business.

  Even though I was on a very limited budget, I think I managed to waste more money on gas then on anything I actually bought; which happened to be a sketch book for $3.

  I really love how helpful the majority of the staff is whenever I go there- they answer any questions you ask, show you certain areas you were looking for, suggest certain things if you’re not sure what it is you want, and much more(probably because it’s their job). I even love their mini-coffee area. I’m a huge coffee lover– I just can’t get enough of the Mocha Moolatte from Dairy Queen(it could be the fact that I like to save my money and freelance writing doesn’t exactly have a stable or fixed income), or the French Vanilla that I drink while writing. I know that caffeine causes Kidney Stones(these are “stones” that really can’t be seen and are excreted during urination. Some cases are so bad that before a person passes a Kidney Stone, they may become nauseated and throw up, faint, or even have horrible headaches. Drinking large amounts of caffeine on a daily basis will likely make this painful thing possible) and supposedly stunts growth, but I figure that I’m not going to grow anymore, so why not?

  About their shop- it’s like a café, and what’s better than a book store with a café in it? They even sell sweets and other consumable products.

  The only downside about Barnes & Noble is their somewhat lackadaisical “no reading the books or sitting down in an aisle” policy- which is basically ignored by the general population, which I find rude. Rules are made to be followed and obeyed, not broken. Oh well, most of the times, the occasional dedicated employee with kindly inform a rebellious visitor of the rules. I’ll be the first to admit that I do sometimes read part of a book while sitting down at a hidden table somewhere at the back of the café so as to not be seen until either a few minutes before closing, or someone finds me and scolds me in a polite way.

  Overall, the trip really made my day and I hope to go there again tomorrow to see what else piques my interest.

 

The Half Spanish Omelette

  I’ve been wanting to make a tutorial for a while now, so here it is! A food tutorial. I love cooking, and while I don’t eat breakfast often, I have a simple recipe for what I call an “almost Spanish omelette.”

  For this dish, you’ll need the following list of things:

1.)Butter,
2.)Milk,
3.)2 eggs,
4.)A tomato,
5.)Pepper,
6.)Salt,
7.)A pan,
8.)Ham,
9.)A knife,
10.)Bowl, and a
11.)Spatula.

  I suggest cutting the tomato and ham into fine slices before turning on the stove. Depending on how your stove measures heat, you’ll either put it on 5-6 or medium-high. Once you’ve cut everything, crack the eggs in a bowl and add a tablespoon of milk and pepper and salt. Whisk it thoroughly.

  Place your pan on the stove. Turn it on, then put some butter(or whatever it is that you use) on it so that the eggs don’t stick to it. Once the butter is melted slightly and has begun sizzling, pour the whisked eggs onto the pan.

  You might want to monitor it diligently. As it becomes hotter, you’ll begin to see very small bubbles. Take a spatula and very gently test the edges of the egg to see whether or not it’s sturdy already. Once the edges are all hardened, take the tomato and ham and spread it on one side, then slide the spatula under the egg and flip it over the other side.

  Flip the half-shaped omelette one or two times, then slide it onto a platter.

  Ta-Da— and there’s your omelette! I hope this helped a little. Enjoy the food.