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She's a peach, she's a doll, she's a pal of mine! [Jan. 21st, 2009|12:06 am]
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Oops, I misspelled "euphemisms." ...and "avocado." Oh well. Scru it.


I spent the entire time cooking this recipe thinking,"There is no way that this is going to be edible." I'd never baked anything in a packet before, and I was worried the fish had been frozen too long. I completely made up all the ingredients, and the time/temp. I was shocked outta my mind that it was really good!
I usually call my mom to consult on cooking stuff, but she declared Tilapia to be "not even real fish" and refused to advise on the grounds that it's gross. But it was pretty good done this way! I spent the cleanup worrying that we were going to get food poisoning, because there is no way such a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants recipe wasn't going to do SOMETHING terrible, but we were fine! A COOKING MIRACLE.

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Hey! I'm going to Vancouver, BC this weekend! Anyone wanna have lunch? I wanna eat OYSTERS.


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I put a bunch of boring apartment pictures on my flickr. Exciiiting!


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I'm so F-ing worked up about Coraline. The film has been tantalizing me with it's crazy beautiful visual teasers for YEARS now, and yesterday I finally got to see a John Linnell (of TMBG) snippet of song in the movie, and the bit was so good that I am actually sexually attracted to it.


Neil Gaiman + puppets + John Linnell = TOO MUCH LOVE FOR LUCY TO HANDLE






PS: Do you like my Corky userpic? WATCH HIM FLOAT AND BE MESMERIZED.
That is when he spears you on his horn.
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[User Picture]From: the_jet_set
2009-01-21 06:13 am (UTC)

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im stealing that icon!!!
[User Picture]From: lucylou
2009-01-21 06:14 am (UTC)

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Take it away! He's haunting meeee!
[User Picture]From: maelie
2009-01-21 06:17 am (UTC)

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Ooooooh, your guest annex is *lovely!* So bright and cheerful!

I wanna have lunch! :)
From: reallife2010
2009-01-21 06:17 am (UTC)

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Corky can spear me with his horn anytime!
From: ookaminoai
2009-01-21 07:00 am (UTC)

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LOVE the icon *giggleS*

And that fish taco looks soooo yummyful
[User Picture]From: be_illuminated
2009-01-21 07:17 am (UTC)

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Maybe it's just me but fish doesn't belong ANYWHERE near the word taco. hahaha

My family enjoys them though.




[User Picture]From: iamshyzer
2009-01-21 07:20 am (UTC)

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since you started it... you mispelled Corky too. =Þ
[User Picture]From: die_lindsey_die
2009-01-21 08:21 pm (UTC)

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and tortillas...she forgot the second 't'. woopsie!!!
[User Picture]From: kinokofry
2009-01-21 07:27 am (UTC)

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This is one of the few movies I'll bother going to the cinema to see. Pity they didn't use more of the TMBG's songs that were created for it!
From: deathchalupa
2009-01-21 07:46 am (UTC)

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH TMBG

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
[User Picture]From: ravenofthejade
2009-01-21 08:27 am (UTC)

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D= I am busy this weekend, but go to the Marine Grill in North Van. It's hard to find but it's AWESOME.
[User Picture]From: kryptyd
2009-01-21 08:59 am (UTC)

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Dirty euphemisms are the highest form of wit.

I love your new Corky icon :)

Edited at 2009-01-21 08:59 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: soloproject
2009-01-21 10:06 am (UTC)

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What! Tilapia is like...a national fish of the Philippines or something D: If you know what to do with it, it's gorgeous. I'm going to try this recipe too. :D
[User Picture]From: resin_murder
2009-01-21 10:39 am (UTC)

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I think a COOKBOOK in the form of a comic would be oh so awesome. That fishy taco looks and sounds sooooo yummilicious!
[User Picture]From: bethmaher
2009-01-21 02:40 pm (UTC)

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Yes. Yes it would be awesome. You should do this! Immediately!
[User Picture]From: captainseby
2009-01-21 11:52 am (UTC)

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1. I've just gotta ask; how is your name pronounced Lucy? It's been bugging me for a while. ( that is to say, your last name )
2. I will most certainly try this fish taco recipe, perhaps this weekend. It seems great, thanks for sharing.
3. WHAT JOHN LINNEL WHAT I KNEW I HAD TO SEE THIS MOVIE BEFORE BUT HOLY CRAP!!!
[User Picture]From: miaowow
2009-01-21 12:02 pm (UTC)

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tilapia is great if you know how to cook it. :) i should know, i have it every week. (i live in the philippines) :D
[User Picture]From: hitbycars
2009-01-21 01:40 pm (UTC)

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I'm in Washington state this weekend and indefinitely.
I did the math and it appears that Vancouver is a four hour drive away.
If I find some cash money within the next 1-2 business days, I would be down.
[User Picture]From: pinkvinylangel
2009-01-21 01:51 pm (UTC)

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yes...we must all follow the magic narwhal userpic filled with floaty-goodness. ^__^
[User Picture]From: droogiemiyuki
2009-01-21 02:28 pm (UTC)

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Oh gosh! John Linnell! SWOOOOOOOOOOON

(I gots me some fishies in the freezer too. I should try this)
[User Picture]From: bethmaher
2009-01-21 02:39 pm (UTC)

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I made fish tacos for my family once, and they all grumbled about it. They just will not accept Mexican food without large quantities of beef, cheese and carbs.

Come to think of it, I think they actually made me saute some ground beef with pre-packaged taco seasonings that night, against my will. *shudder*

You're lucky to grow up in a family of foodies Lucy. Much more fun than growing up as a foodie black sheep.

I'm excited for Coraline too! My fiance actually introduced it (the book) to me when we first met, a very long 6 years ago. He made me read that, and then he made me watch Amelie, and then he made me listen to Ben Kweller, and then we were in LUUUUUUURVE FOREVER.
[User Picture]From: finkenstein
2009-01-21 04:06 pm (UTC)

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DELICIOUS. You should always cook me dinner! Seriously, Lucy, a comic book cook book by you would be amazing. It seems like a great medium for the steps involved in recipes.

The Coraline book was so amazing. I was worried when I saw the art style of the movie didn't look too similar to Dave Mckean's art for the book, but I think it is a pretty hard style to match. I'm really excited about the movie.




[User Picture]From: westival
2009-01-21 04:15 pm (UTC)

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When you said avocado and crema fresca it all came together for me.

Thanks you for feeding me with your comics.
[User Picture]From: daleof
2009-01-21 04:18 pm (UTC)

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I like how your stuff is really cartoony but detailed at the same time. Especially your hands. I gotta figure out how to do that.
[User Picture]From: daleof
2009-01-21 05:28 pm (UTC)

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Also, great icon! Needs some snowflakes I think.
[User Picture]From: ponyjoe
2009-01-21 04:25 pm (UTC)

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I'm soooo making those tilapia tacos!! I had some awesome garlic tilapia on Monday night, courtesy of ME, cuz Im AWESOME like that. Yeah.
[User Picture]From: nolweanna
2009-01-21 04:33 pm (UTC)

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In real life, I'm the only one I know who's excited about Coraline. And I'd forgotten about TMBG being in it, so, now more excited. And Corky... your coolness factor increases all the time.
[User Picture]From: vilepanda
2009-01-21 04:54 pm (UTC)

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Feed me. Those tacos sound delicious.
[User Picture]From: _milk
2009-01-21 05:36 pm (UTC)

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I have to admit I'm pretty psyched to see this movie. Also: when I worked at a paper store last year somebody from Laika came in and bought a pack of Eames Architecture white paper to use for the leaves on the trees in this movie. (This reinforced my belief that it pays to be overly friendly and curious when you work in customer service.)
[User Picture]From: enzorukin
2009-01-21 07:35 pm (UTC)

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i always misspell avocado! wtf, english language? awesome recipe and awesome apartment. have you ever thought about doing a coloring tutorial? have you already done one that i've missed? sorry this comment is all over the place!
[User Picture]From: mr_esty
2009-01-21 07:43 pm (UTC)

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1. I love, love, LOVE Stop=motion & cannot WAIT for Coraline! (I've been drooling over still pics for over a year)

2. Yes, you should keep doing recipes in comic for.

3. I will be in Vancouver this weekend, how long you gonna be in town for?
[User Picture]From: joedecie
2009-01-21 08:34 pm (UTC)

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I have all the ingredients 'cept balsamic, ran out of that weeks ago.

I cook in parcels quite often (usually foil) Top Tip no 39: Anything cooked in a packet with cream, white wine and garlic tastes, well, good.
[User Picture]From: xlightbringerx
2009-01-21 09:53 pm (UTC)

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LOL! Great userpic!

Man...comics + recipe...BRILLIANT. O_O I want to try this some time...
[User Picture]From: pookykabuki
2009-01-21 10:52 pm (UTC)

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Oh! Oh!

I'm in Vancouver, BC! May I please come have lunch with you, wherever you have lunch?

*dead faint from excitement/hope*
[User Picture]From: sweetngenki
2009-01-22 05:18 am (UTC)

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Corky. God he floats so menacingly!
[User Picture]From: innocentsmith
2009-01-22 07:44 am (UTC)

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I am deeply enchanted by Corky the Winter Narwhal, not least because I only just became aware the other day of the whole internet narwhal thing: IS THAT NOT THE RADDEST SHIT YOU HAVE SEEN ALL DAY, etc.

In other news, I am more and more flaily about the awesomeness of Coraline with every ad I see. WOW. John Linnell, even! \o/
[User Picture]From: planetary_kiwi
2009-01-24 01:07 am (UTC)

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I LOVE your new icon and now I want some fish tacos!
[User Picture]From: lairyfights1
2009-02-26 12:46 am (UTC)

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didn't you burn your hands taking the pan out of the oven?
lol
From: honeygumtree
2010-04-10 10:01 pm (UTC)

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This has made me insanely hungry!
And I totally see your point about Coraline....freeky
licensed conveyancers rule!