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  • What is in tortilla soup if not tortillas? (not being a smartass - never heard of tortilla soup)

    Being a Limey I can't hep on the business front I'm afraid, but in theoretical terms I'd want to see some past work before committing garments to be altered...so maybe easier to start local and build up? Or build a portfolio of things you've done, website, etc? How would you know how best to alter the clothes to fit if the person isn't there in front of you? I know it's a PITA if I try to measure or pin anything on/by myself!

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    • Tortilla soup is shredded chicken, tomato, squash, chicken stock, lime juice, onion, garlic, and Mexican spices with fried tortilla strips and avocado floating on top. The intent is that the tortilla becomes something like a noodle. I just get it without the tortillas.
      As to the business end, it is feasible to alter shipped things, but it requires massive quantities of pins, photos, and massive communication. If I were to do it online, I'd mostly do simple work like resewing buttons, ripped seams, shortening pants/ sleeves/ skirts, etc. No major restructuring work. I do have several things I've done, either pattern work or repair work, that if I were to go through with the idea of the alterations business, I'd take photos of. I'm still hemming and hawing on the idea. I also took on much more job responsibility almost overnight, so the idea may get axed until I can get myself resituated.
      Planning on chicken broccoli alfredo w/ zuke noodles and salad tonight.
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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      • Naiad,

        I'm so jealous of your mad sewing skills!!!
        Even if you are too busy right now to implement, it's always a great idea to keep in your back pocket

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        • Yesterday:
          1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
          L: 2 c tortilla soup sans tortillas
          D: 1 Zucchini, 1 tbsp butter, 3 cloves garlic, 2 c steamed broccoli, 1.5 c alfredo sauce (from scratch) with ~ .5 lb Italian seasoned skinless chicken breast
          De: 1 c whipped heaven w/ 4 strawberries
          Went to Bahama Bucks to try to get more strawberries (Husband wanted a snow cone), but they were out. Got some sort of Chocolate smoothie thingy, but I could taste the fake sugar and the cola flavoring they put in it. Had maybe 5 oz of that.

          2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
          Laundry and digging for lost drainage and flat files at work. A little more than usual.

          3. Lift heavy things.
          Laundry: 1 30 lb basket of clothes lift and carry 100 ft twice, 4x 15 lb hangers (multiple skirts/ pants/ etc) twice, 10 hangers of shirts (~5 lb total).
          drainage and flat files: 1-3 lb 40- 50 times over 10 ft, 10- 40 lb over 20- 50 feet.

          4. Run really fast every once in a while.
          no

          5. Get lots of sleep.
          5

          6. Play.
          Cooked... It's a form of play with us. Wrestled with Husband for 15- 20 min (not sex, tickle wrestling.)

          7. Get some sunlight everyday:
          not enough to matter.
          8. Avoid trauma.
          W00t!

          9. Avoid poisonous things.
          Aside from that little bit of nasty smoothie, yeah.

          10. Use your mind
          Finished one design project, spoke with several citizens regarding why their property flooded in to 25 year storm, started reviewing a drainage plan, and started yet another streets project. I couldn't think, but I muddled through. I think the brain fog comes down to lack of Vit D and too low a levothyroxine dose. Stupid Dr office hasn't called it in yet. You wouldn't think 25 ug of any med would be that crucial, but oh, man, the difference between 75 and 100 is crazy.
          Yesterday didn't feel like a Monday. No idea what day it felt like, but it wasn't Monday.
          I'm not sure what I dislike more right now: the fact of not being able to draw a straight alignment for a theoretically straight road, or Civil 3D for trying to make land that's flatter than a pancake into mountains.
          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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          • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
            6. Play.
            Wrestled with Husband for 15- 20 min (not sex, tickle wrestling.)
            Video or it didn't happen...
            God is great, beer is good, people are crazy

            Trashy Women
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8Yptnh2kg
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkG3...eature=related

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            • Nice try.... I can get you video of me digging through file cabinets....
              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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              • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                Nice try.... I can get you video of me digging through file cabinets....
                You say that as if he'd say no. :-)

                I forgot are you taking cytomel (T3) as well, or just T4? And yes, not enough levo sucks... I was at 50 for a while, but upped to 75 at the end of last year. So far so good, but I'm convinced it's the T3 that gets me through the day. And definitely the Vitamin D. When I finally got taht up to par my remaining tiredness and brain fog almost completely disappeared. Love my D!

                i love wrestling. Used to do that with the hubby a long time ago... my legs USED to be so strong I could wrap them around his chest and pin his arms and he couldn't get out without resorting to dirty tricks! i need to get those legs back!
                sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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                • No T3, just T4. My T3 numbers are actually in, not just the doctor's preferred range, but the range for the average person w/o thyroid issues as well.
                  My husband originally used to just sit on my chest if he wanted to win, but over time I've learned to bring my legs up over his waist, lock them into a cross legged position and pull. Every once in a while, if I catch him off guard, I can roll into a position sitting on his back.
                  Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                  • Originally posted by Minxxa View Post
                    You say that as if he'd say no. :-)

                    i love wrestling. Used to do that with the hubby a long time ago... my legs USED to be so strong I could wrap them around his chest and pin his arms and he couldn't get out without resorting to dirty tricks! i need to get those legs back!
                    Yeah...you say that as if I'd say NO...lol!

                    Yes, you DO need to get those legs back!
                    God is great, beer is good, people are crazy

                    Trashy Women
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8Yptnh2kg
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkG3...eature=related

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                    • if you can convince the City to release security tapes for your sordid pleasure, you can watch 'em.
                      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                      • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                        if you can convince the City to release security tapes for your sordid pleasure, you can watch 'em.
                        What if it is for uplifting rather than sordid pleasure?
                        God is great, beer is good, people are crazy

                        Trashy Women
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8Yptnh2kg
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkG3...eature=related

                        Beef Cake's Primal Hardcore Porn<strike>Erotica<strike>...er...I mean my journal...

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                        • With you, it's one and the same... Besides, it still requires getting the City to release security tapes.
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • 1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants.
                            24 hr IF
                            D: T- Bone steak grilled with 2 tbsp butter garlic slathered on it , 2 c spring greens w/ raspberry coconut dressing (coconut oil, raspberry balsamic vinegar, 3 minced raspberries) with 2 walnuts and 5 blueberries, 1 c (after cooking) steamed broccoli and 1/2 c mustard greens, cabbage, orange bell pepper, and jalapeno sauteed in butter, garlic, and pepper.
                            Drink: 20 oz green tea, 20 oz oz Earl Grey, 28 oz water

                            2. Move around a lot at a slow pace.
                            Tromped around a badly rutted alley with citizen for half an hour.

                            3. Lift heavy things.
                            Sledgehammer 12 min

                            4. Run really fast every once in a while.
                            Went for sprints, lasted 10 min until a burr punched through my VFFs and stabbed my foot.

                            5. Get lots of sleep.
                            6.5 hrs

                            6. Play.
                            A little play to occur later, if I can get Husband to agree.

                            7. Get some sunlight everyday:
                            Tromped around alley for 40 min around 2pm

                            8. Avoid trauma.

                            Yep

                            9. Avoid poisonous things.
                            yep

                            10. Use your mind
                            Switched gears today to focus on getting previous project to contractor, organized my work area and e- mail inbox, and tried to figure out why this company did their drainage plan the hard way and resculpted the land in their plans to drain away from natural flow. Turns out, they were trying to get away without a detention basin. That ain't gonna happen. Also met with a citizen with an unmowable, barely passable alley. Turns out the utilities in the area haven't been returning the alleys to previous conditions like they're supposed to after a job. Slackers like that just make it more difficult an already overloaded scapegoat transportation division. Pissed me off a little that after they got themselves stuck in the mud (after the statistical 25- year storm in alley, go figure), they didn't have the common decency to fill it back in. Pissed me off a little too that the buried utilities haven't been removing the limestone they dig out or using two- sack to refill like they're supposed to. Is common decency too much to ask for?
                            I'm also getting kinda tired of not being able to find anything professional below a size 4 or 6 around here. Fucking vanity sizing means that the size I think I wear (a 2) could easily be too big (I'm looking at you, Ann Taylor and Walmart) or too small (Seriously, Aeropostale, a 2 has thighs that aren't toothpicks). Makes buying online nearly impossible and buying in stores (aside from the RARE thrift store find and a few brands) impossible. Being a size 2 also doesn't mean all I want to wear are belly shirts and lowrider jeggings. And the 1 female friend I have IRL can't figure out why shopping isn't as fun for me as it is for her (size 6-8). Oh well, I guess it's the price I pay for not being a fat West Texas cow and somewhat in shape.
                            Stupid Dr's office still hasn't phoned in the script. I'll call their asses tomorrow.
                            Grrumph....
                            Last edited by naiadknight; 06-22-2010, 07:04 PM.
                            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                            • Sadly, "Common Decency", like "Common Sense", is far from common

                              Sorry you had such a GRRRRRR day....

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                              • I didn't realize West TX had cockleburrs of varieties that were long enough and strong enough to punch through VFFs and stab your foot hard enough to draw blood....
                                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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