That Hair Thing

I have read about “no-poo,” meaning choosing to not use shampoo.  It is articulated better, and with more pictures here. And, since my boyfriend is briefly out of town, I figured this would be a good time to try it out.  My niggling suspicion that it would be fine is that I tend to not wash the hair at the lower back of my head as well as the top and it’s actually nice and soft and not greasy at all.  I also imagine it smells like a kitten’s belly.

The extremely short term analysis is “yup, it’s fine; that’s hair,” and also “yay my scalp doesn’t feel itchy and grossly flaky.”  Which it does and has been doing more this past month (and of course my initial response was to scrub the shit out of it with more abrasive shampoo).

I will say that it’s definitely not that you stop cleaning, your just shift your focus from foaming up product to only intense scrubbing under very warm water, trying to basically work out anything dirt-like manually.  It’s kind of rewarding.  And then I use Dr.Bronners to make my flesh smell of lovely peppermint.  YEAH.  TMI!

Mega Muffins!

  • 1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. rolled oats (“old-fashioned oats”)
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. cooking oil
  • 3/4 c. banana
  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • dash of nutmeg (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Grease twelve 2.5 inch muffin cups, do not line with papers.  Set aside.  In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

2. In a medium bowl, mash the banana with a fork.  Combine with egg, milk, oil, and chopped nuts.  Dump mixture of dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. Throw in dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir with banana mashing fork until moistened.  Batter will be lumpy.

3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full (if there is a bit of batter left, worry not and simply top off every cup evenly, or do what I did and make mini muffins).  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes (15 minutes for mini muffins) or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes, extract, serve warm.


Basic recipe from Betty Crocker cookbook, 14th edition.

Goat Cheese Casserole 0.1

My professor brought in a casserole dish that is delicious.  When asked what was in it, she said that it was brown rice and vegetables around the house and goat cheese and Parmesan cheese.  I am going to list the ingredients as I believe they might be from the sample I have on my plate.

  • Brown rice
  • (canned?) red kidney beans
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • spinach
  • celery
  • green olives (THEY HAVE A USE?)
  • kalamata (greek) olives
  • goat cheese, cubed and integrated
  • Parmesan cheese

There do not appear to be any spices.  The olives are probably plenty salty, and the olive oil on them probably adds a nice flavor.


Sherlock Drinking Game

Drink when:

  • Watson gets cockblocked
  • Sherlock and Watson get cockblocked
  • Sherlock cockblocks Watson
  • Sherlock and Watson get called a couple (drink again if Watson doesn’t deny)
  • Mycroft gets burned
  • Sherlock abuses Ms. Hudson
  • Sherlock breaks a soul
  • Sherlock calls everyone else stupid
  • Sherlock fails at people things
  • Sherlock uses Watson as bait/test dummy
  • Someone comments on Sherlock’s cheekbones
  • Drugs
  • Moriarty laughs
  • Sherlock and Mycroft pissing contest
  • If they use a black cab
  • They’re sitting at a restaurant and Watson is eating and Sherlock is not (2x if Sherlock DOES eat)
  • Lestrade state the obvious
  • Sherlock makes Lestrade look like an idiot

Finish your drink if:

  • Sherlock and Watson kiss (you must also CHEER, pause, rewind, and watch the moment on loop until everyone finishes their drinks)

Merlin Drinking Game

Ala my apartment mates.

Drink When:

  • Camelot is DOOMED
  • Arthur and Merlin banter in a formulaic manner
  • Arthur insults/ribs Merlin and Merlin gives a “sigh” look
  • An “evil” character gives an evil look to let you know they are evil
  • Morgana or Morgause call each other “sister”
  • Uther hates magic
  • Gaius takes Merlin’s food
  • Something depressing happens to Gwen
  • Arthur and Gwen get cockblocked; drink twice if by Morgana
  • Arthut and Merlin get cockblocked; drink twice if by Morgana
  • Gaius is a BAMF (does something awesome, usually doesn’t get credit)
  • Dragon appears; drink twice if Merlin ignores Dragon
  • Library guy appears

Finish Drink when:

  • Merlin comes out (as a magic user) to a regular character
  • UTHER DIES (and cheer!)