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To luxuriate in hedonistic passion

Yes, it has gone down the crapper.

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To luxuriate in hedonistic passion

Yes, it has gone down the crapper.

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This blog, that is. 

Anyway, here's yet another pointless list. This time, I think I'll list...oh, say, things that make me happy. Let's make it a top ten.

10. Cheese

Ever since I was a kid, I've loved cheese, especially melted cheese. After I reached teenagehood, and subsequently acquired the cold, hard cash required to purchase said dairy products, I've gained a new appreciation for various kinds of curdled mammal juice. Thus far my favourite cheese is a lovely truffle-brie, which effectively combines one of the most expensive foods in Iceland (foreign dairy products) and one of the most expensive foods in the world (french truffles). Aside from that, I enjoy all sorts of cheese, from Philadelphia cream cheese to brie to blue cheese. The one kind of cheese I don't really want to try (though I probably would if I had the chance), is casu marzu

9. Altering clothes

I just love finding clothes that inspire me. Whether it's a shirt that makes a cool top or a bit of leftover curtains turned into a snazzy skirt. Unfortunately I've never really learned to sew, so my mom alters them for me. I design them though....

8.  A blank slate

There's really nothing morer inspiring to me than a new notebook/blog/sketch pad. Which is probably the reason I have seven blogs so far. I'm trying to break the (very expensive) habit of constantly buying new books, but it's not working too well so far. Well, it's the best cure for writer's block I know.

7. Beer

Now, I know what you're thinking. Why would I put beer in seventh place? Well, I ran out of ideas, because I'm drinking beer. But beer does make me happy, but not just in that drunken-happiness kind of way. I love discovering new  beers, which is one of the reasons I'm looking forward to my trip. Hello, Belgium!

5. Cooking

I love cooking. Especially when it turns out great. Which (oh, I'm so modest) it often does. I love experimenting with food, and -in my humble opinion- is one of the things that make a good cook. I love mixing oils, and for your benefit I shall include one of my favourites;

A lot of vegetable oil. 
Dried paprika.
Ground white pepper. 
Ground coriander seeds.
Garlic powder.
Onion powder.

So, you'll want an approximate ratio of 1 part paprika to 1/2 pepper, 1/2 coriander, 1/8 garlic, 1/8 onion powder to 6 - 6 1/2 parts oil. Mix all the ingredients, and then microwave it (ot heat it in a small saucepan), and let it cool. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can re-use the spices several times by replenishing the oil each time you use some. 

4. Slash

Not the wild-haired guitar player, but rather the genre. For those not familiar with the term, you suck. Slash is a sub-genre of fanfiction, usually including some sort of homosexual relationship. My primary ships (slang for "relationships") are Harry/Snape, J.D./Dr.Cox, Shawn/Lassiter and Wilson/House. My secondary ships are Snape/Sirius, Snape/Remus, and  Ben/Dr.Cox. Judge me if you will.

3.  Cats

I. Love. Cats. I have three, and I can't  pass one in the street without pursuing it for a while in hope of a petting (that is, that I get to pet the cat, not the other way around). The best (and worst, since they were all strays) part of going to Marmaris was the cats. I'd buy them kebab chicken, and they'd follow me around. So, when I grow up, I'm gonna open a cat shelter. How can people not love cats? I've never understood that. 

2. Trivia

Well, knowledge in general, but especially obscure knowledge. I get all giggly picking up new information, and I am the champion of Trivial Pursuit. I love QI (although I'd probably suck at it, since I'm better at trivia than being interesting), and I love correcting people. 

Aaaaaaaaaaand....the #1 thing that makes my heart do cartwheels and my brain go all giggly iiiiiiissssss.....

1. Fucking with people!

Yes, I love making other people's brains go "Whu!?" 
I like dressing up as a punk and giving old ladies my seat on the bus. I like acting all tough whilst listening to classical music. I love subverting people's expectations. There's really nothing like it. Besides, I like to think that my little mind-fucking experiments help break down the barriers of prejudice. 
Ohm and before you start thinking of me as some sort of activist, let me mention that I also do it the other way around, dressing all fancy-schmancy whilst acting incredibly uncouth.

There are a few other things that make me happy, but these are the ones I could think of right now.
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