i got back from disney a few days ago. i'm stuck in alma now due to my mom's car being fucked up. so i've been bored.
lots of swimming though. and i've avoided another major sunburn!
i've also got roped into babysitting devin (9) and cameron (4 months) for a day. it was.... less hellish than i was expecting since devin just played video games and cameron slept the entire time. i found out that cameron likes music, so the short time he was awake i just played hot hot heat for him (since that shit's stuck in my fucking head) and it kept him quiet.
i think my family is trying to use them to show me that children really aren't that bad.... ha! i know the secrets of the childed, they can't fool me. i know about the sleepless nights and the cleaning of excrement. fuck that.
i'm teaching my aunt (who is 37, by the way) how to cook right now. i don't see how you can make it that long without knowing how to cook.
we're starting out with instant pudding and working our way up from there. it was seriously sad that she had difficulty making instant pudding.
i had dippin dots when i was in orlando! it'd been years since i had dippin dots. i <3 them the mostest! and i got to hang out on the beach, didn't find any hermit crabs in the wild though. oh well.
i miss my crabbies! <3 (v)ii(v)
hermit crabs in the while are usually found around jetties and piers in very quiet areas, or boat docks! we found so many at the very very far end of the boat dock, pretty far out there... the water was still and the area was quiet.
they are rough crabs though. those wild hermit crabs might hurt the crabs you already have (assuming you put them in together, after a quarantine). they're pretty brutal.
i've seen them kill each other, fight over shells (when there were plenty in the tank) it was insane.
i'm talking land crabs, not marine crabs.
and all pet land crabs are wild caught, it's next to impossible to breed them in captivity. it would have been nice to get some that hadn't been shipped all over everywhere before i bought them.
How can anyone not be able to cook? I mean, all you do is get a cookbook, learn the terminology, then follow instructions. Al least when you're just a beginner- you experiment a bit later on. :)
See if you can find your aunt a copy of "The Impoverished Student's Book of Cookery, Drinkery & Housekeepery" by Jay Rosenberg. It was originally written (back in the late 60s) for teenaged boysd that were away from home for the first time, off to college, and fending for theirselves. It teaches very basic basics like what spices go with what types of foods and dishes, and how not to bury your kitchen in rice when making steamed rice.