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Hey, did you see where I put that lab report from the pediatrician? *head desks* It would be very helpful if people (my husband) didn't "help" me by rearranging my office without telling me.

Random: I've just read in The People's Pharmacy (I love that column. And apparently I'm 83.) that generic Wellbutrin is practically useless. HUH! I'm going to say that I concur. There's been a definite difference this month than when I was taking the real deal. Also, for those of you that may be diabetic or borderline, more good reports from people who take cinnamon pills to control glucose levels. (Not spice cinnamon, which can contain a chemical harmful to your liver in large doses.) Random Factoid: the difference between a SPICE and an HERB is that you can eat the whole herb plant, and spice is made from the bark of the plant. *beams*

I have a recipe that I'm making tonight and just reading it is making my mouth water. Under the cut!

Sweet Corn And Blue Cheese Beignets (ben-yays - like Stephen Colbert says, it's FRENCH, bitch *g*)

1 C flour
1/2 C cornstarch (!!)
3/4 C masa corn flour (this is in the "ethnic" aisle if you don't normally have this. Corn meal can be processed until fine if you can't find it. <-- not ideal)
1 TBSP baking powder
2 eggs
3 TBSP red onion, finely chopped
2 TBSP red bellpepper, finely chopped
2 TBSP flat leaf parsley, minced
3/4 C fresh corn kernals (one large ear)
2 tsp garlic, chopped
buttermilk, for consistency
Bleu cheese, crumbled
SnP to taste
vegetable oil for frying

Combine dry ingredients, make a well in the center. Add eggs and mix well. Add veggies and buttermilk, adjusting to make the batter firm, but not springy. Refrigerate.

Preheat oil in deep fryer (I'm using my cast iron skillet) to 360. Using 2 TBSP measures, dip each into vegetable oil before scooping rounded TBSPs of batter, then tuck bits of Bleu cheese into each beignet center, then use second TBSP to cover. Place in oil and deep fry (read: covered in oil) 2 - 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and eat immediately.

Note: work out an extra hour on treadmill after consuming. :D

Hazelnut Ice Cream (Did I post this already?)

2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup
4 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, crushed, for garnish

In a saucepan combine the milk, cream, and 1/2 cup sugar over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whip the egg yolks with the remaining sugar using an electric mixer until the eggs have become thick and pale yellow, about 4 minutes. Pour 1/2 cup of the warm milk and cream mixture into the egg mixture and stir. Add this mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over very low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 7 to 10 minutes. </p>

Place a strainer over a medium bowl and pour the warm custard mixture through the strainer. Stir in the vanilla and hazelnut spread until it dissolves. Chill mixture completely before pouring into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions to freeze. To serve, scoop gelato into serving bowls and top with hazelnuts.

I can attest that this is utterly fabulous. Before it's hard set, it tastes almost EXACTLY like a Wendy's Frosty. o_0 Weird, but yummy.

...is it any wonder why I tend to gain a few pounds in the summer? Isn't it supposed to be the opposite? If it wasn't a million degrees (LITERALLY, ahahaha) outside, I wouldn't be stuck indoors staring at my ice cream maker, feeling sorry for it being empty and not churning delicious ice cream for me to eat. That's, uh... that's the story I'm sticking with.

If someone could drop by and tackle my to do list for me, that would be super. There's ice cream in it for you! And no, I'm not beginning to freak out that filming starts soon and I want to be off book by this Sunday and I haven't done this in years and I'm beginning to freak out slightly. Nope. That's not why I'm posting nonsense. *bites lip*



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Aug. 14th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
Also, for those of you that may be diabetic or borderline, more good reports from people who take cinnamon pills to control glucose levels.

oooooooo. Okay, that is awesome. And now I want some cinnamon pills because my glucose is *always* high, although I'm not diabetic. Yet. And I really need to check my glucose because hopefully it's dropped a little. (not that 108 was spectacularly high, given how much I weighed *is still aggreived with doc about this*)
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
I've heard from various people that it's worked, so it was good to see that in their column. Be sure you go to a good health food store - you don't want something that's been sitting on a shelf forever, you know? *squish*

Oooh, and their advice to take a few tablespoons of cherry juice concentrate has helped my dad's arthritis like nothing else. !!

..,why yes, I am an old woman. *clips the obituaries* Hahaha
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
OMG, well, that explains a lot. Thank goodness I take two different anti-depressants. Maybe I can stop taking the Welly.

I am ignoring the recipes, because I am hella hungry.

I would help you run lines if I could. If you want to do acting chat, lemme know.
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I noticed a drop in energy/good feeling over the past couple of weeks - just when I started on a generic, too. Huh. Fixing that today!

Awww, you're so sweet! If I feel like I'm not getting it on my own, I'm all over that! (And... I have the FILTHIEST lines ever. Like, Wee!Spike is almost tame compared. \o/)
Aug. 14th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
I started acupuncture while I was still on the regular stuff, and got totally manic, and thought, OOOOOH, if this works, I can go off my meds!! And then started on the generic and flaf, nothing.

Oh, I'm sure you'll be gettin' it, sweets. Just lending a thespianic (I think I made that up) ear. :::smooooooch:::

I love that little giraffe pic. ♥
Aug. 14th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
that generic Wellbutrin is practically useless.

And this would explain why, when I tried it, it didn't work.

I really try to steer away from generics. My pain management meds are all name brand, but it was a long fight with my mail order pharmacy. They kept sending generics, and I kept sending them back, along with yet another script from my doctor, noting that they were required to dispense as written, no substitutions. Apparently, they now have me flagged, because I get name brands. I tried the generics in each drug and they didn't work. I purposely spend more so that I don't have an HMO, I don't need pharmaceutical companies deciding to dispense managed care on my behalf.
Aug. 14th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Talk about an "a ha!" moment... I've just called the pharmacy to get a refill, this time with the actual Welbutrin. And I'm like you - I'll pay more for things that WORK, I thank you.
Aug. 14th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Not only do many generics not work, they put something in them that I seem to be allergic to. Before I got things straightened out with my pharmacy, they occasionally tried to slip me generic DayPro and Azulfidine and I broke out in HIVES! Everything itched. It was awful! I am really NOT impressed with generics at all! (The Managed Care people try to tell you they are the same drug, but I'm not buying it! And I pay $150/month for additional insurance to avoid them.)
Aug. 14th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, that's awful!

Well, this just solidifies my belief in sticking to the actual prescription, not the generic.
Aug. 14th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Well you shouldn't be nervous- it's like riding a bike! And besides, you play such a trashy ho all the time, it will be second nature to you. *wishes I could send you a unicorn t-shirt that's shredded at the belly and sleeves with beads on the end*

Have you found SPIDAH? She watched and lurks...

Taking Linda for bloodwork today. It's amazing that she's 59. She is FIFTY NINE and cannot drive anymore. No peripheral vision, has neuropathy in her feet and they are numb so getting around is getting more difficult. I swear she's like an 80 year old woman! I hope this knocks some common sense into her...

We are going to see: Ratatoullie, Shrek 3, Underdog or Meet the Robinsons today. Not sure...

K- have a nice day and tell Mr S thanks for the *help* in arranging vital information. LOL!
Aug. 14th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
You're right - I should just draw from my day to day whorings. Excellent advice.

From all I've heard, you should NOT see Underdog. Kids aren't even enjoying it, and that should tell you how miserable you'll be if you go.
Aug. 14th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
We've had a slight change of plans> Ratatouille is the movie we're seeing. I really didn't want to see Underdog anyway.

And, I really think you should tone down your whorings. What will the children think? I think that spidah is jealous of your hotness.

HUGE LOUD storm at 2:30am last night. Had all 4 of us in our bed AND MARLEY. Holy cow. we are all toast today- so tired.

K. See you later sistah.
Aug. 14th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
So, finally I have a use for that half a jar of Nutella I've been pushing around! Thanks.

Heat index of 106° expected this afternoon. Yeah, I think I'll mow tomorrow morning! *mixes a big ol' glass of ice water and turns on the ceiling fans*
Aug. 14th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
Man, our ACTUAL temperature is to be 104 - I didn't bother looking at the index. Gah, it's hideous outside right now.
Aug. 15th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)

Go check the heat index in MY town. "But it's a dry heat" except in August when it's monsoon season. Hot and muggy here.
Aug. 14th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
It would be very helpful if people (my husband) didn't "help" me by rearranging my office without telling me.

Hubby recently did some household chores and cleaned off the kitchen table.

Now I can't find anything!
Aug. 14th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
I finally found the paperwork I needed - took an hour, but I found it. o_0

Good luck at your end!
Aug. 14th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
ooh, thanks for the recipe.
beignets, yum!
Aug. 14th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
You bet! Mmmm, beignets. I love me some Nawlin's food. ;)
Aug. 14th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
generic Wellbutrin is practically useless.

The manufacturer of the generic may make a difference too.
I'd always heard that the generic methylphenidate didn't work as good as the Ritalin name brand stuff, but I found that to only be half true. The generic that Snyder drug carries (little white pills) doesn't work for shit. But Walgreens has a different generic (little green pills, manufactured by Watson) the works just as well as the real stuff. I take it for ADD and I have a friend who takes it for Narcolepsy and when I mentioned the difference in generics to her she said that she had noticed that the Walgreens ones worked better too.

Only slightly off-topic, can I just say how great it is to have you back? I didn't notice any specific point when your posts changed, but over the last few months I'd found myself skimming your posts more often than not. I just figure all the "good stuff" was under a flock or something. It wasn't until you got yourself all drugged up and found yourself and your funny again that I realised just how much your writing style & content had changed. I'm soooo glad you figured out what was wrong and that you are doing so much better! *hug*
Aug. 15th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
I'll dig that complement out of the rest and say thank you!
Aug. 15th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
It was totally meant as a compliment.
Aug. 15th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Sharon, I know you thought you were complimenting me, but either you aren't aware of how tactless your comment was, or you're unaware of some basic social skills.

I don't exist to entertain faceless people. If it happens as a by-product of me being me, then yay. In case you didn't realize it, I'm an actual person on the other end of this keyboard. I'm sure it must have been dreadful for you to scroll past my unfunny and un-entertaining ho hum posts about me. (I'm being sarcastic. I really don't care if you read or don't read this journal.)

And if you hadn't scrolled past my horribly boring and ill-written post about choosing to take a medication, you would have known that it was a difficult choice, one that I chose (not lightly) to talk about in public. I'm not all "drugged up" and it's incredibly insensitive and callous for you to talk to me the way you did.

All the "good stuff" under a flock? I'm sorry all the "bad stuff" was out in public. (Again, I'm being sarcastic.) How incredibly rude.

I'm screening this to hide both your tactless comment and this comment back to you.
Aug. 20th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Since you screened the rest of this thread I replied to your most recent comment on it with a fake screen (reply to send comment notification email & then delete so it doesn't show.) That was last week and you haven't commented or acknowledged it so now I'm not sure it it really went through. Although the fact that your last screened comment is also now deleted has my f'ed up brain thinking that it is because you did get the comment and don't consider my apology to be worth acknowledging.
So if you didn't get the comment let me know, I'll email it to you. If you did get it and are just not responding just let me know that too and I'll take the hint and bugger off.
Aug. 20th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Obviously I got the comment you sent to an unscreened comment. The comment that was deleted was deleted by you. I did not feel the need to acknowledge the apology you typed, because I want this topic DONE. Good hell, move on from this conversation and enough with the passive-aggressive tactics, please.
Aug. 22nd, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
Yes, obviously you got the comment, because no one ever turns off comment notification and LJ always sends comment notifications immediately.
I am aware that I commented to an unscreened comment (LJ wouldn't let me reply to the screened one) and that I am the one that deleted it.
Your screened comment said I'm screening this to hide both your tactless comment and this comment back to you. Like I said in the comment, that is why I did the fake screen, because you wanted the comments hidden.

As for passive-aggressive tactics, I don't think wanting to know if you actually got the comment is passive-aggressive. When someone apologizes to you it is good manners to reply. You rip me a new one for lack of tact and social skills for something that wasn't meant to be mean or to hurt you and also wasn't anywhere near as harsh as many things the self-proclaimed "mean girl" has written at times. Then I give a heartfelt apology because I had not meant to hurt you. I may be unaware of some basic social skills, but even I know that if someone apologizes that you should acknowledge it. So yeah, I'm moving on now.
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
Evidently it wasn't obvious to you that I got the comment, as you felt the need to ask me if I did. And evidently it wasn't obvious that the deleted comment was deleted BY YOU, even though, and I quote from your deleted comment, "your last screened comment is also now deleted has my f'ed up brain thinking that it is because you did get the comment." And... you said this: "I am aware that I commented to an unscreened comment (LJ wouldn't let me reply to the screened one) and that I am the one that deleted it." So if you knew the deleted comment was from you, why insinuate that I deleted something? Good lord, this is beyond ridiculous.

You also said that you would take the hint and bugger off. Except you didn't do that, you had to get the last nasty word. Somehow, this entire event has all been about you and how hurt you are by the manner in which I accepted your apology! That is just beyond the pale. ( And all of this is occurring in a post about recipes, I might add.)

But somehow you've been insulted. Somehow your medical/mental past is relevant to my life and validates your rudeness. Somehow your insult and resulting "it's all about me and my suffering" apology for your behavior is trumped and shadowed by my not telling you how we're going to be BFF and bake cookies now that I've heard the story of your pain and how that relates to... What? Here's a hint: NOTHING.

Clearly you don't understand that this isn't about you and your feelings. This is about your rudeness and your bizarre inability to move past the fact that you messed up, or, as you put it, "fucked up." I tried to make it clear that I was no longer interested in furthering this with you, but you are unable to let it go without getting the last rotten word filled with digs at me. And that was an especially lovely touch by insinuating that I'm a "Mean Girl," because I didn't fall at your knees for apologizing. Bonus points for that PA dig.

And where did you get the idea that because I might be self-deprecating on occasion, that gives you carte blanche to say completely careless and crass things, assuming I'm on board with that joke? Know your audience, know when things are okay and when they aren't, and since the FIRST reply I gave you mentioned that I wasn't okay with being joked with about this topic, that should have been a huge screaming CLUE to let it go and quit pestering me with your need to be the most important person in this situation.

And please don't try to educate a Southerner on manners. It just makes you look foolish.
Aug. 16th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
Wait. What are you filming? Is it an acting thing, or a documentary/tv spot thing, or...? I am hopelessly behind on LJ, so I will simply ask!

Those recipes looks tasty and calorific! Yum!
Aug. 16th, 2007 09:34 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm in a horror movie, playing one of the lead roles. :) I get to kill vampires while playing a trashy ho. Yay! :D

And I can attest the recipes are delish.... and in no way "health" food.
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I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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