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Mellow Marshmallow
15 March 2015 @ 09:33 pm
These have fascinated me since I was a child. I had one I used to look at for hours, but we lost it when we moved.

Click on this link to see a big zoomed in pic of two beautiful geodes. The purple one has amethyst, and the blue one has quartz. So lovely!
Mellow Marshmallow
15 March 2015 @ 09:27 pm
Because who doesn't love penguins on your underwear!!

Mellow Marshmallow
15 March 2015 @ 09:20 pm
You can resuse them, you can drop them and they don't break, they can be weapons, you can clip them onto a bag, you can hold them with a finger or two if your arms are full of other stuff, and they don't leak, and you don't have to use plastic water bottles.


Mellow Marshmallow
15 March 2015 @ 09:14 pm
Since they were all put on netflix, I've come to love this show dearly. :3

Mellow Marshmallow
15 March 2015 @ 08:40 pm

Mellow Marshmallow
You go still... it sounds like Fido's breathing is regular. You shift slightly, ever so gently to peek and see if his eyes are closed. They are closing, and serene. You think about your own comfort (your arm is already falling asleep), but it's so precious that Fido is falling asleep on you that you just lay there, arms full of sleepy, warm, loving dog... and you just relax.

I have a sleeping kitty on my lap right now. ♥

Mellow Marshmallow
31 January 2015 @ 11:03 am
They are cool and drapey to wear. When I wear them, I get called a hippie sometimes. After further questioning, I found out it's an overall "hippie" effect to which the long drapey skirts contribute.

Mellow Marshmallow
06 October 2014 @ 06:22 pm

She has to be vibrating some laryngeal structure in addition to her vocal cords. BTW the whole time I was playing this, Kimchi my cat was really pissed off because she hates whistling and singing noises. She was biting my hands and arms as if I was the one making this noise.

Mellow Marshmallow
10 September 2014 @ 08:46 pm
Check out this insane poem, English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité. I got it from here!


If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!

English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité
Mellow Marshmallow
10 September 2014 @ 08:38 pm
Mexican hot chocolate is chocolate-y and sweet. There's a spice to it, like chai and cinnamon.

The one I have most access to is Abuelita, meaning little grandmother. :)

When I make the hot chocolate from the wedges, it leaves some granules in the bottom of the mug. I have very early memories of finishing off a mug of hot chocolate and seeing the granules there and trying them (but for some reason they're not too palatable so I always dump them down the drain).

There's also Ibarra brand. I've tried it and it's around the same as Abuelita.

One time when I worked at an ice cream place, I brought abuelita to work and blended it in a milkshake with a bit of ice and coffee. It was absolutely divine -- the most delicious iced coffee chocolate spice beverage amazingness I have ever tasted. <3

If you get a chance, try some mexican hot chocolate! It's delicioso! :9