Cold Brew (part deux)

Good morning Keddahbean!
This is a continuation of my last post (which can be viewed here).

So first thing : clean your goddamn kitchen. It’s Sunday morning – you have no excuses.


Strain out the chunky bits in a normal strainer.


Chunky.


Do not throw out these wonderful coffee grounds like we do. We are filth. You can be better. Use them as a coffee scrub for your body or put them in a composter. I have faith in you.


Stain with a paper towel!


Put it in a despenser of your choice (an unused Britta, in our case) and you will have delicious iced coffee for up to three weeks!

My favorite way to drink it is with sweetened condensed milk hhhhng. But for now, I will be enjoying it with some delicious almond milk!

I hope you try this out!

Cold Brew

Keddahbean (heh heh it’s a post about coffee. Beans),

This post comes to you in two parts. Literally two parts. Because I can’t plan ahead. 

First part : POUR ME ANOTHER BREW SON let’s raise a couple more to the revolution (Hamilton reference #1)

12 oz can – 6 L tub

This is all you need. This – and a straining utensil. Don’t be a dip like Andrew and me – go out and buy cheese cloth and drape that over your strainer. Don’t pour it through your coffee pot like we do.


Pour the grounds into the container.


Fill with water and then wait for part two. (Which means overnight).

❤ See you tomorrow AM!

Nerdfighteria Again

Steffi, last weekend was one of the greatest. I am so thankful for Nerfighteria, for John and Hank, and for the awesome that founded our friendship.

First things first. WE SAW AN OWL!!
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We got to hang out with Christowaffle, who made 4 attempts to take a photo that I demanded and ended up with this masterpiece:Share from Pixlr

We reminisced about the night that changed our lives:
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We saw another Hank Green concert, where we were absolutely living when we got to sing along to Everybody.

I gave Katherine a Hanklerfish.
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We finally got to experience a Harry & the Potters concert TOGETHER. This means so much to me. And don’t mind me, I’ll be listening to them for a solid straight month now.
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♪ I am Harryyy Potterrr ♪

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Reading update: I’ll be flying to Indiana this weekend, I promise I’ll bring my kindle and read!

Nerdfighteria

Good Morning Karabean,

I’m sitting on your couch right now. Meta.

Last night we went to a Hank Green concert. It was like this:


We got to the concert and took this adorable but grainey picture.


This picture was taken just after giving WheezyWaiter a high five.


Then, we saw this incredible musician play on an eightstring guitar. It was possibly one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. Every one of us had our mouths open – entirely dumbfounded by what he could do. His name is Rob Scallion and he’s on YouTube. He was also the drummer for two other bands that night.


Then we wrocked out with Harry and the Potters. I’ve forgotten how incredibly wonderful and fun their shows are and how awesome the community that surrounds them is. I won’t forget that again and I can’t wait to go to another show!


Then Jon Watson showed up and I felt personally attacked.


And then we saw Hank. And it was wonderful. 

We were sitting in the back, of course, like old people and it felt so good seeing this new generation of Nerdfighters signing every word back to Hank. That used to be us. We used to be in the front row – singing back every line. And it was heartwarming to know that although Nerdfighteria has changed – it’s still good. 

And as they say in our hometown,

Don’t forget to be awesome.

That Stardew Valley Life

Steffi, did you know I have a whole other life? A life where I have no responsibilities. Except to farm, make friends, fish, donate to the local museum, plunge myself into a mine, get married, upgrade my house, attend festivals, and become a collector of all things. But it’s really quite a relaxing life.

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This is my Stardew Valley life.
My name actual name is Karelala. I live on Shire farm. It is the 10th of summer in year one. I have 3,036g to my name and I wear cool boots and a work cap. I am labeled as a level 6 ‘Bumpkin’. My dog’s name is Lido and my best friend is Caroline, a girl with green hair.

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I am happy to report I have made some progress with my friend, Alex, who I hope to marry someday. He once threw me a football and I didn’t catch it. It was really embarrassing.

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I have earned 17,000g in total so far (earning me the Greenhorn achievement). With some of that I have built a chicken coop on Shire farm where my chicks Ta, Jeckicko, Wemello, and Tuffy hatch eggs every morning.

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I have cleared out much of my farm land, enough to plant and harvest a small section. I have heard blueberries are all the rage in the summer so I will plant much more of those once I harvest my wheat, melons, and peppers. I crafted a tapper for my maple tree so I can harvest maple syrup! I also have a furnace where I turn my mining finds into metal bars.

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I find many things during my daily foraging. Some things are interesting enough to be donated to the museum!

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I have been getting better at talking to people and making friends. This guy is the rudest. He will definitely not be my boyfriend.

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Tomorrow there is a Luau and two days after that is Alex’s birthday. I have to make sure to give him a gift he likes and he’s sure to fall in love with me! Wish me luck!

-karelala

 

Enter the Fungeon

Hi Steffi! We inherited another desk! So last weekend was room rearranging time. We definitely needed a real desk, we were using 5 mismatched tables and I had the top of Grayson’s desk on my desk. It was a mess.

My corner before.
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Here’s my corner all cleared out.
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I get to use the new one! I lost a few drawers but I gained the cabinets and storage on top. I’m still using the random table, but it’s just for my light box so it’s not taking up room on my desk.
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We gave Grayson my desk. I’m so excited his computer wires are against the wall now!
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We both sacrificed a little surface space, but it feels more open AND it’s symmetrical now which makes me very happy.

See you this weekend!

Adulting: Home Furnishing Edition

Hi Karibbean,

I have adulted recently, and I wanted to show you what I did! I bought expensive furniture that will last me a lot longer and looks a lot better than Ikea furniture!

What sparked this was a need for a new dresser. I got mine when I was in middle/high school and it’s been with me ever since. I was not kind to this dresser when I was young. I used to hoard clothing inside it and stuff it so full that if you opened the top drawer, you opened all of the drawers – as the bottoms were so bowed that they would catch on the next drawer down. This dresser deserved a better life. Hopefully it will find one with it’s next home (cuz I donated it, that was the adult(hehheh) thing to do).


So I bought this stunningly beautiful dresser from Living Spaces. It’s a solid wood piece so it’s going to last me a million years and it’s very versatile. Depending on the lighting/what it’s surrounded by, the color of the piece changes from brown to grey. The top shelves are lined in velvet. I’m actually in love.

We knew we wanted to buy another piece for the house when we bought the dresser because Living Spaces was having a killer offer – 0% interest for 12 months if you spent over $1000.00. So we knew we were going to buy something else and we finally decided on this beauty.

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We needed a new love seat for our living room because the one we had before was a recliner, and like all recliners, it broke. And quickly. All of our guests hated the couch, we hated the couch, and we are very happy with our new one! It’s lovely and comfy and has a beautiful grey herringbone pattern.


Next item, which was purchased this month instead of last month(ish – I’ve been hoarding this post clearly), was a new vanity! I bought this one from Wayfair and it’s just. I am in love. I did a massive cleanout of my vanity and makeup and threw away everything that was or could possibly be expired. I threw away a Trader Joes bag FULL of makeup. I’m both proud and disgusted. But now that I have this new set up, I feel inspired to do my makeup more! Yay!

These next few years I’m going to dedicate a bit of my wallet to redecorating my house. I’m excited!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my beautiful, flamboyant sunfish.

PS I really am pants at this. I finished the Labyrinth of Drakes and it was wonderful! But it seemed a bit more rushed than her other novels and that made me a bit sad. I gave it a 5/5 on Goodreads but in my heart it was a 4.5 maybe even a 4. I am now reading Mistborn, which is the book that Andrew is demanding that I read.

PPS you never picked out a book for me to read. Tell me what I have to read woman!

We Went to Vegas

Hi Steffi it’s Wednesday, but I don’t get a punishment because you said so! We went to Vegas last weekend and I got all of 3 pictures. We were just having too much fun. Or we were just too lazy. Based on my shirts, let’s go with lazy.

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Our Table Top Day participation. Seven Wonders!

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I wish I could namastay in bed today!

Bonus pic courtesy of you!
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