meelie: (alias - mmmsark)
had a good day today, despite having time related anxieties(eg food taking too long WE HAVE TO GET TO THE CINEMA ON TIME WHAT IF THIS IS THE ONE AND ONLY TIME THEY START AT THE ADVERTISED TIME PS I NEED TO PEE)

Met Childhood Friend and her work friend D at the MCA steps to get the free ferry over to Cockatoo island to see the Biennale installation artworks - some really interesting works! I really liked the exploding car piece

and there was an AMAZING video piece with huge screens showing 3 different scenes or 'parts' in the round with classical music playing. AES+F :The Feast of Trimalchio.

Creepiest was the G8 "summit" piece which was horribly lifelike wax figures dead communist leaders in glass coffins, including a BREATHING wax version of Fidal Castro who is in a hospital bed, not in a glass box - seriously, you walk up to him and then you hear this noise and you lean closer and you HEAR HIM BREATHING and then you notice that HIS BEARD IS MOVING and HIS CHEST IS MOVING UP AND DOWN. still! it could have been a real person laying there instead of fakery, but still CREEPY AS FUCK. and the piano slave which will freak you the fuck out when the piano is found guilty and is dropped from the gallows.

and then, ferry back to walsh bay(as D was feeling seasick) and a walk to pyrmont and food at Grill'd, which was delicious, but took AGES and I was watching the clock and watching the clock and getting a little worried that we would be late to the IMAX. so we ate, and powerwalked through the HUGE crowds at darling harbour(seriously, today was a gorgeous day and the Boat Show was on - we saw the stupid jess 'ella' pink boat from the top of the bridge) and got there to join the line to enter(assigned seating and there is still a line!) - managed to pee and then go in to get our seats, packed cinema, and NOTE TO SELF: row H is okay, but don't get anything further forward than that.

I think I picked up more on the 2nd go through, noticed more things and got more out of it. I could still happily watch it 4 more times! I have come to my personal inception conclusion SPOILERS!!! )

I am going to eat dinner and read some more arthur/eames. arthur/eames mmmmm

PS - the ladies next to me were impressed with arthur and eames, perhaps I was sitting next to SECRET SLASHERS? and childhood friend said that she liked the english one :)
meelie: (casino royale - i will replace you)
tonight childhood friend and i saw legion )
in conclusion! probably you should hire it on dvd! don't pay $17! but if you do, greater union/event have coffee crunch choc tops that are yum!

but! one of the previews was for the new predator movie, which i didn't know had adrien brody in it! it actually looked pretty good, considering how they have messed up the franchise hopefully this is a good reboot.

also! i was looking closer at the hawaii five-o series and the pilot is written by the trek reboot guys which explaned a lot of the feel of the clip i saw.

and! I am spammy lately, but I feel guilty for not talking much lately so now you get to enjoy my opinions! my many many opinions!
meelie: (fat lee says: MWHOL MWHOL MWHOL)
housewarming for Childhood Friend tomorrow! So, Chocolate Vegan Shortbread!



First time making this variation, so will have to get feedback from her tomorrow on the final result(to me it tastes very nutty, but that is to be expected as the dairy substitutes are all pretty much nuts)

250g Nuttelex(I used the olive version)
2 cups flour(more like 2 cups and 1/4 to add more consistency to the nuttlex)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 bag sweet william dairy free choc chips

preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius(non fan forced)
cream the Nuttelex, sugar and vanilla
knead on a floured surface until smooth
wrap in plastic and fridge for 30 minutes - maybe a bit longer for this vegan variation
roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper to about 5-8mm thickness
cut out shapes with your star cutter!(the thickness is best if the cookie lifts with the cutter and you have to gently shake the cookie out)
put on greased, or non-stick tray
bake for about 20-30 minutes, the bottom of the shortbread should be lightly golden, but can be paler if you prefer
cool on wire rack
melt the sweet william choc chips in the microwave for about a minute
dip the tops of the shortbread in the choc and then put on a tray to set in the fridge

enjoy!

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