Cool things I found while wasting time online #24

This is a post of interesting things I’ve found online (and sometimes offline) in one week. These things may include among others: recipes, fandom stuff, interesting articles or artwork. Last week was kind of crappy for me, so I didn’t even waste much time online 😀

  • How about an Akita dog idol band? xD Only in Japan I tell you! xD This is as ridiculous as it is completely adorable xD
  • This spaghetti squash with creamy avocado sauce sounds sooooooo good. I really hope I can find some more spaghetti squash so I can try it out.
  • A rap recap of Deadpool. It was funny 😀
  • I have been super intrigued with these Japanese “water cakes” as they look so beautiful, but this one takes the cake: it’s shaped like a SLEEPING CAT OMG SO CUTE! How is this food?

Drop me a line or two if you liked or found anything interesting in my choices as well 😀

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Piksepini… 29. October 2016

 Coffee and some beef pastries.

 A banana.

 A very dry cheese and ham pastry.

 Jam cookies and some cheese cookies later.

 Jägermeister Spice.

 Some tortilla chips with fish salad.

 Pumpkin-banana bread with pumpkin seeds.

 Salad, baked highland cattle beef with vegetables and cheese sauce.

 All that I mentioned above with some cherry beer.

 Cake.

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It was a weird day for me. We drove to Southern Estonia in the morning, because Indrek and Liivar had an enduro race there they wanted to participate it. I was actually looking forward to the trip this time and was in a good mood, because I knew I’d get to hang out with Liia. I’ve been really whiny and not in the mood for the past few times we have been to South Estonia.

Anyway, the race was a bit boring for the audience, because the track was long and we had no idea where any good spots would be where to camp out to see guys struggle in the mud or where to snap more interesting pictures. It was still fun though, because the company was good. We ended up standing near one obstacle for a while where most racers ignored the track markings and took the easier route up a hill. We spent a while standing there, bitching at the racers and filming it all :p The video if you are by any miracle interested:

After the race was over, I left with Liia and Ly to go and do some errands. I got sick in the car and ended up throwing up on the roadside. I spent a few hours shivering and feeling sick in bed in Kiuma later. Thankfully it passed, whatever it was, but I hurt my throat when throwing up and it hurt to swallow even water for the rest of the evening.

Anyway, we ended the day in Karula, where we had dinner and belatedly celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday with his family. Ly had ordered him a cake with a hilarious photo on it :p That’s my boyfriend at the Klaperjaht race last summer, dead tired and stuck in a mud ditch xD

Day 1 – The meaning of your blog name

Okay, let’s try something different for a change in this blog. For the next 30 days I will be writing a bit on different subjects about myself on this blog just for fun and for writing practice. I got this idea from Klari who in turn got it from a blog she reads- Rohelise Südamega Tüdruk. The original challenge list is in Estonian and I don’t think I will follow the list to a dot, because some of the topics don’t really resonate with me in any way, so I might switch them out for something original.

So, let’s get started. First of all, my blog url- roadwaffle. I got this name from an old webcominc, I used to read years ago, called Road Waffles on Keenspot. I vaguely remember the plot now, but mostly it was about a woman and a guy going on a strange road trip where they meet a lot of weird people who then get killed off in funny and gruesome ways. This was way over 10 years ago, so bear with me, ok? Sadly, the webcomic seems to be gone now, at least all I can see are a lot of broken images on that page. Thankfully, I had the most explanatory strip from the comic saved up in my photobucket:

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It’s a gruesome concept, but I really found it hilariously funny at the time and still do I guess, considering I have stuck to the name. To me it had the idea that life is pretty darn funny, but at the same time can be unexpectedly terrible. Sometimes it’s funny just because it’s horrible. Just like the idea of a road waffle: it’s terrible when a bunny gets run over by a car, but hey, look! It now looks like a morbid little waffle! Aww! Does that make sense? It makes to me xD Life is like that fucking car and I am the road waffle.

Over the years, roadwaffle became my main internet alias. I’ve had to alter it to roadwafflez sometimes when the name has already been taken, but it hasn’t happened often. Strangely enough, most of these accounts that have stolen my nickname have been inactive or disabled accounts.

I also designed my artist logo after the concept when I decided to present my art under that pseudonym:

Tulen loobin su katusele kive! – It means “I’ll come and throw rocks on your roof!” This comes from a story we were told in uni about a Japanese writer named Osamu Dazai. Dazai was upset when he didn’t win the Akutagawa prize for his writing and that he couldn’t enter the competition for the second time, so he angrily went and threw rocks on the roof of the house where the person lived that had denied his entry to the competition. Or something like that. We found this guy hilarious! It became kind of an inside joke with my school friends, telling each other after exams and such that we would go and throw rocks at the teachers roof if they should fail us. For a while, we threatened to throw rocks at different roofs if ANYTHING at all should go wrong. Miss the bus, eugh, I will go throw rocks at the bus station roof! Have a bad day at work, eugh, I will go throw rocks at my manager/boss’s roof! And so on :p I kind of still feel this way sometimes. I’m not sure why I chose the phrase to be the main title of my blog, but it kind of fits I suppose.

Speaking of Dazai a bit more, this guy was epic. Especially how he constantly failed to kill himself. One time, he tried to hang himself and the rope broke, so no death. One case was where he tried drown himself together with his girlfriend, but he ended up getting rescued whilst his girlfriend drowned. Then he tried a double suicide with his wife by taking lots of sleeping pills, but they both live and decide to split up after that. And I believe at some point he had agreed with a friend to commit double suicide together, but either he or his friend was late to their meeting place due to a doctor’s appointment, so the thing was called off. I think it was Dazai to whom the last episode happened at least. (edit: Nope, I made a mistake, this happened to Arishima Takeo instead) He did eventually manage to drown himself with his then wife. Good job!

Do you know me? – The subtitle is a jab at myself after a comment from my mother that my blog was boring. I do try to write more these days, but for several years my blog mostly consisted of photos of food with post titles that seemingly had no connection to the post itself. I was trying to blog and make a connection with potential people reading, but at the same time I wasn’t really giving people anything to stick around. So the question was sort of a challenge: do you know me? Do you know what’s behind the photos and the cryptic titles and do you know who I am without me blaring your head off about myself. But at the same time, it’s still a jab at myself, because I was feeling lonely and didn’t really know how to connect with anyone online anymore, because I guess I didn’t really know myself at the time or what I wanted to do. Also, it’s an addition to the entire rock throwing title. Do you know me? Well, doesn’t matter, I’ll come throw rocks on your roof! Or. I’ll come throw rocks on your roof! Do you know who I am and why I do this?

In hindsight, these titles make no sense for a mostly food blog, but I like them and I am not going to change them after so many years. Also, yes, the url for this particular mostly food related blog does in fact mean road kill. I think I’m somewhat of a morbid person.

And since I’ve been on a Miyavi kick thanks to Klari, then here is one of my favorite songs of his:

Virtual training… 19. August 2016

 Nestle Cheerios Oats with milk and a cup of coffee.

 Innocent smoothie plus – defence: mango, orange, pumpkin and flax seed smoothie.

 Fried rice with eggs and ume furikake, bran crispbread with “crab” meat and cucumber.

 A peach.

 Potato and zucchini casserole with tomato.

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I wanted to go to a workout in the sports club, but there weren’t any suitable group workouts where I usually go to schedule for the day. I noticed however that there was a BodyBalance class scheduled, but instead of an instructor name, it had a note next to it saying: virtual training. Now I was pretty sceptical, because I figured it would be a workout following a video, but without a better option, I decided to check it out anyway. To my dismay it actually was a video instruction workout without any instructor involvement at all.

First of all, the beginning was 20 minutes late, because the lady, who was supposed to turn on the video for us, forgot to come and do so. Then the entire thing was another 10 minutes late, because she couldn’t get the projector working. Finally, she left me and other 3 people alone to follow the video. It was super awkward and everyone was trying to pretend that the other people were not there. I’m not sure how, but the atmosphere was different from a regular, instructor led, workout and I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

Secondly, what annoyed me was that it was hard to follow the video. I couldn’t see properly to the screen without my classes and it’s kind of difficult to keep track what is happening on some screen above you when you are supposed to face downward in the exercises. It’s much easier to follow a person on the same level as you are for sure. It would have been kind of okay had it been the same program we usually do in the instructor led classes, but I think it was some older version of it.

So never again.

Also I was rather confused on why would anyone pay for such a practice? I mean you could do something like that at home, following instructions from youtube and it would be free to do so.

Cool things I found while wasting time online #16

This is a post of interesting things I’ve found online (and sometimes offline) in one week. These things may include among others: recipes, fandom stuff, interesting articles or artwork.

This time it’s several weeks’ worth of things, because stuff happened 😛 And because stuff happened, there really isn’t that much in the list 😛

  • So the trailer for “The Girl With All the Gifts” is out and oh boy does it look promising 😀 I really loved the book, so I am hoping the movie will be good 😀
  • These Skinny Watermelon Margaritas look so pretty and delicious. Someone, please, make them for me? 😀
  • I need to make this Skillet Crispy Lemon Chicken with White Wine Sauce, because lemony crispy chicken? Heck yeah! I don’t have a skillet tho…
  • These Baked Sea Salt and Pepper Potato Chips look so much better than any packaged potato chip ever has. I’ve never made my own potato chips and I am hesitant to try, but this recipe seems simple enough. Perhaps, perhaps.
  • How’s this for a creative cocktail? :O
  • A hilarious Japanese commercial for HeartStone 😀 It probably doesn’t make much sense if you don’t know about the etiquette in Japanese corporate culture, but eh, let’s just say that  a Japanese boss won’t be bowing to a mere secretary in passing :p Unless she is superior to him in HeartStone that is :p
  • I need this Chocolate and Pear Brownie Pie so badly. Maybe If I’ve been good with eating and excercise this week, I’ll make it as a treat.

Drop me a line or two if you liked or found anything interesting in my choices as well 😀