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chooooooocwat caaaaaaaaaaake! March 25, 2009

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 6:06 pm

Maddie loves baking stuff without a recipie, and my god she worked wonders this time!!!   We were out of baking soda and baking powder, but that didn’t stop her~ she made a delicious heart shaped shortbread thing with chocolate drizzled fruit on it!!

maddie made a cake by you.

 

 

Mommy came over to pick up Tasha last weekend and brought me 2 bars of dark chocolate~ which Maddie used for the cake.  All of it.  And then true to form, her and Adrian decided to splash spoonfuls of melted chocolate at each other leaving me a giant mess on the floor.  Without a mop.  But you know what?  I ate more than half of the cake~ that girl can mess up the kitchen all she wants if it means i get dessert!!!!!

 

I also finally got to start and finish a crochet project without getting drinks spilled on it by the cats~ i used this pattern

(http://www.suncatchereyes.net/rolypolybunnies.html)  Super easy and fun to make, but the next one i make i’ll use actual google eyes instead of a sharpie!!

bunny by you.

 

Adrian got a good picture of Twinkletoes sleeping:

twinkletoes by you.  (the stain on the floor is fingerpaints!)

 

Here is our beauty queen, Milkshake:

Milkshake on the porch by you.

 

Here is what was under the pillow:

French Fry in the middle by you.

 

And here is sleepy Worry Wart:

Worry Wart by you.

 

Later!

Nathalie

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Ten-Zero-Six and lots of snow March 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — gnathalie2 @ 9:01 pm

Out of all the products ever made for acne, the only one that ever worked wonderfully was Bonne Bells Ten-Zero-Six.  I bought it at a mall over 15 years ago and it rocked!  I haven’t been able to find it at any stores here for years and years and years, and now that Madaleine needs pimple stuff seeing as how she unfortunately inherited my genes for super acne (sorry bout that!) i was on a quest to track down the elusive wonder-astringent!!!!

AND I FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so freakin excited~ i swear this is the absolute best acne whatever out there!!!!! 

048 by you.

http://www.colorandflavorshop.com/home.php?cat=48   

 

On to the snow:

It snowed on Sunday and just as Adrian predicted the power went out.  For three insanely freezing cold hours.  And right when i had put hamburgers on the stove!  Oh, and when the power came back on guess how i remembered about the burgers?!   yeah, i know, i should’ve turned the burners to ‘off’ instead of leaving them on ‘high’~ i was in the mood for papa johns anyway.

Here are pics that Madaleine took for me (she’s in charge of weather photos cause she takes the best ones!)

018 by you.

037 by you.

005 by you. i like this one cause of the raindrop!

 

015 by you.

 

Natasha got a huge pile of snow and formed it into ‘Bob’,  a snow frog:

046 by you.  it really really looked like a frog!!

047 by you.  Sorry, sweetheart!  No prince today!

She was really upset though, cause about ten minutes later Hamster accidentally knocked it over. 

Tasha took a kitty outside pic:

008 by you.  This is either Super Cheeto Friend or Sandy (i can’t tell!)

 

My computer got a crap load of viruses and i have had to re-boot it three times in the last month, but it’s all fixed now so i can start taking and posting more stuff again!!!!!

My new obsession????   Music and movie downloads!!!!! 

How? 

1.  download this:  http://www.bittorrent.com/     this program thing is downloads the movies and stuff onto your computer.

2.  search for torrents.  there are TONS of sites to download torrents from but the one i use is:  http://thepiratebay.org/ 

 3.  you will need these two codecs: www.divx.com (download the thing, you can uncheck everything just not the codec!, totally free)

             http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/  (also free)

4.  i also needed an ‘ac3’ codec for sound, get that here:  http://www.free-codecs.com/download/AC3_Filter.htm  

 (you might need this download from microsoft if you have an older version of windows media player: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx )

5.  For non-virus/non-spam torrents, this is the BEST page to go to:  http://thepiratebay.org/search/axxo/0/99/200  

6.  Other secure user name links that are good are these: 

 http://thepiratebay.org/search/vomit/0/99/200

http://thepiratebay.org/search/devise/0/99/200

If you’re looking for a movie and it’s not listed at these three sites, it’s just not available yet!

Always download .avi files!!!

 

 

Downloading movies and what to do (aka. How to get a movie without downloading viruses)

1.  Let’s say you want to see the movie ‘Role Models’

  (it’s really funny, i saw it last week!!)

2.  Now go to this link: http://thepiratebay.org/search/axxo/0/99/200  (same link as above)

this is the page for role models :http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4735181/Role.Models[2008][Unrated.Edition]DvDrip-aXXo

3.  click on ‘download torrent’ , then click ‘open’ and it’ll open the bittorrent program you just downloaded.  then click ‘ok’  and the movie will start to download in the bittorrent box.  when it’s done, just go to the ‘downloads’ folder on your computer and it’ll be there!!!

4.   In the download box you just clicked ‘ok’ on,  note that it lists the files you are downloading.  

      1.  the text file ‘demoniod’ is just the tracker/uploader info page.  harmless.

      2.  the blue computer icon thingy is a system info for the movie.  also harmless.  you can uncheck both if you want, no biggie.

      3.  the movie icon, this is the movie file!!  don’t uncheck it!! 

5.  on my computer it takes like an hour or less before the movie is done.  when it’s done, i get a conversation bubble that says ‘blah blah blah is finished downloading’.  go to the bittorrent shortcut on your desktop (the green one with the white swirly thing) and open it.  Then click on ‘completed’,  then click the movie title, then hit the red X to remove it.  All done!!!

 

What NOT to download (aka.  I killed my computer so you don’t have to)

1.  DO NOT download torrents that have movie files with .wmv, .wmp, .rar!!!  Why?  i have yet to be able to find a way to play .wmv or .wmp files, and usually those are just spam anyway.  if you download one and push play it’ll just have a message that says you have to go to a website and fill out offers or it’ll say to purchase  a special movie player (i.e. purchase viruses!)   Same with .rar files.  unzipping/opening them and jackpot!  you win a trip to the store to buy you’re very own new computer cause the one you just had died….from a virus or 50.  so don’t download those.

2.  DO NOT download torrents with any text pages entitled ‘Readme’ or ‘Password here’.  just virus-y spam.  total crap.

3.  DO NOT download torrents that have like 50 compressed files.  even if the site is totally trusted, i wouldn’t risk it.  plus, who the hell wants to unzip a million files just to watch a movie!!

4.  DO NOT download torrents that look ‘iffy’.  for example, a file for ‘Coraline’ thats been up for 18 weeks.   or a movie file with no text info.   or a movie file thats only been up for a few hours and already has hundreds/thousands of ‘seeds’ and ‘peers’.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.torrent)

5.  DO NOT download torrents for movies with the wrong genre, like a comedy listed as ‘action’ or ‘thriller’.  Total spam.

Example:

 For the movie ‘Role Models’, here are some links to BAD files so don’t download them!!  this is just to show you what bad ones look like:

http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/55991653/role+models?tab=summary  (this one has ‘readme’)

http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/68794261/role+models?tab=summary  (wmv extension)  

http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/53766105/role+models?tab=summary  (not only does it have ‘readme’ text, but it’s listed as an ‘action’ movie!!! )

http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/57605889/role+models?tab=summary  (this one is .rar,  compressed files= password=VIRUS!!)

 

What do the abbreviations mean?

Example:

Role.Models.TELESYNC.XviD-ORC.TPB.

There are 5 parts to a torrent file ‘name’. 

1. (Role Models) The name of the movie (or book, or whatever.) 

2. (TELESYNC)  The format in which the movie was released.  Other ones are CAM, DVDrip, etc.

3. (XviD)  The technology used to encode the movie.  (Divx is another one.  also Ac3)

4. (ORC)  The name of the person responsible for releasing the movie.  Others are axxo, devise, vomit (gross, i know, but ‘secure’)

5. (TPB)  The tracker name.  (TPB stands for The Pirate Bay, others are ISOHunt, or Torrentbox)

 

CAM:  camcorder recording, usually a tripod set up right in the theater.  (i downloaded one where you could see the corner of a seat through the entire movie!!)

WORKPRINT:  A copy of the movie made from an unfinished studio version.  ‘movie’ quality, may not be 100% identical to the theater release.  These usually have counters or watermarks.  (the only good version of Paul Blart Mall Cop has a counter running at the top of the screen throught the whole movie, also has ‘property of whatever’ that pops up a couple times throughout.  you don’t notice the counter after a few minutes!)

TELESYNC, or TS:  still a camcorder copy, but then audio fed directly from cinemas sound system. 

R5:  R5 is retail DVD from region 5 (europe, africa, north korea)  not quite sure i understand this, but mainly the picture is DVD quality, the sound is not. 

SCREENER:  theatrical release versions, these are the ones sent to movie reviewers or academy members.  has the occasional watermark that says ‘promotional copy’. (mall cop movie had this)

TELECINE or TC:  lower quality copy reel.  colors a bit off.

DVD-RIP:  final retail version of a film, typically released before its available ‘in stores’

DVD-R:  complete copy of the original DVD.

HDTV or DS Rip:  a recording made directly from tv.

 

Lomg story short:

1. download these things:

www.bittorrent.com

www.xvidmovies.com/codec/

www.divx.com

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/AC3_Filter.htm

2. go here and get movies:

www.thepiratebay.org/search/axxo

3.  watch the movies!  (these movies will play on your computer.  to watch them in your DVD player, you need to convert and burn them with any avi to dvd program~ give me a bit and i’ll find a ‘free’ one and post it)

Nathalie