May 15, 2011, 2:14 pm
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so last night i made black bean burgers.
they were super tasty
and they are going to be even more so when i get to eat the leftovers today!
however a friend of mine wants me to give her the recipe…
thing is..
when i cook i tend to just throw stuff together.
all haphazardly
not really paying attention to what it is that i am doing.
so to the best of my knowledge
here is what i did

black bean burger noms….
you will need…
*half pound of uncooked black beans or two cans of black beans
(the only reason i did dry beans is cause its cheaper)
*cyanine pepper
*garlic (finely chopped)
*chili powder
*black pepper
*3/4 green bell pepper (med chopped)
*1/4 red onion (small chopped)
*1 to 2 eggs. (depends on how dry your mix is)
*brown deli mustard (anything but the yellow stuff…thats gross)
*1 cup and 1/2 bread crumbs (or cracker crumbs or rice/corn cereal (cereal is what i
*oil (does not matter what kind)

to cook black beans
pre soak-
*in a medium sauce pan place beans and enough water to cover the beans by about an
*add salt
*add cyanine pepper
*bring to a rapid boil
*take off heat
*cover and lets soak for at LEAST 2 hours
*place back in pan
* once again add water, salt, and cyanine pepper
*bring to rapid boil
*turn down to a low temp (i used about #2 on the dial)
*let cook for at LEAST 3 hours (the longer you cook the tender the beans
*drain and let cool

*in a medium sized bowl smash the black beans in to a paste like substance. all the
beans do not need to be smashed just a fair amount. the decision is yours! (its best
to use your hands for the smashing)
*add salt, black pepper, chili powder, cyanine pepper, cumin, garlic, bell pepper, onion,
egg, ketchup, mustard,and bread crumbs
*mix together untill combined
*form burgers. (i was able to make 4 the smaller the burger the more likey it will dry
out and fall apart)
*lightly coat the formed burgers in oil and place on cookie sheet.
*bake for about a half an hour at 375
( i was also roasting potatoes at the time so i was judging the doneness by the
potatoes. they actually took 45 min….but 30 should be good for the burgers. if
they dont look done you can keep them in longer. though more then 45 will dry
them out to much)

nom nom nomnom


its been awhile….
February 6, 2011, 11:00 pm
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yeah i know.
and im sorry.
but things have been pretty crazy recently.
work and all….
and the holidays…

anywho. i have been selling things on etsy…
and finished a second ski mask to sell on there..
and im about to start my doctor who scarf
while having a degrassi marathon
instead of watching the super bowl
(superb owl)
and then im watching glee

that is all….

OH! and for random things i find on the internet that i find neat
check out my tumblr

look what i made….
November 21, 2010, 6:12 am
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i hope this works….
January 30, 2010, 1:13 am
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i am currtnely getting ready to head over to the studio to start filming
on a new project with my friends from studio sunday.
its a youtube “show” and i hope that it works.
i know that with stand alone content for youtube
i am extremely late to the game
and will not reach the number in my audience like people such as
the vlogbrothers,
and wheezy waiter
but i hope that somebody out there will watch
that somebody will be engaged
that somebody will particapate.
and we can start something good and new and exciting.

September 28, 2009, 10:52 am
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i think i just had an amazing idea.
will most likely start it at somepoint today.
i hope that it works as well as i want it to…
have not been this excited about something in a while

oh i am also going to post my pictures of the books today at somepoint
and send them to some shows….
i also realized that i have not made a comic in a really long time.
might try to do that again soon….

September 6, 2009, 4:49 pm
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so by now you should have realized that i am a complete dork
and so are most of my friends.
because of this we do dorky things….
like make themed presents and cakes for our teenage friends birthdays.

a friend of mine ( going to stop calling her my roommates little sister)
turned 15 this weekend
i am to blame for her two most dorkyest televised obsessions…
Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who.

being the unemployed broke ass person that i am
i realized that i could not buy her something amazing
hell i can hardly afford bus fair
so i decided to put that BFA to good use
and make her a present.
with some pva glue
computer paper
and the knowledge i gained from
4 years of painting classes
and the summer Ireland book arts
this was created

i also made her cake….
which would have been better
if i had the ability to raid my mom cake decorating supplys…
but alas they are in rockford
and the cake and i were in MKE.
but it still turned out fairly amazing
for what i was working with..


YAY! i finished something!
February 8, 2009, 1:22 am
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and i thought that i would share it with the rest of you!
these are pictures of two kitties that i made for Christmas presents.
more will come soon.


popeye (front and back)



holy cow! (sorry about the blurriness)