The Breakup, a movie review by Pav

I can sum it up in one word:


Ok, that's better. Now, if you have any taste at all, avoid this movie. It was painful and tedious. It was not funny. And I didn't care about either of the main characters enough to consider it tragic either. It. Was. Just. Wrong.

Both thumbs down.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

Makes ~ 10 med sized pancakes

1 1/4 c quick cook oats
1 c ww flour
1 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 c brown sugar packed
2 eggs
1/4 c oil
2 c coconut milk

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Beat egg, oil, and milk in another. Stir into dry ingredients until moistened.

These are thick, so it takes a while to cook. But I got more rave reviews this evening when I made them for dinner. The coconut milk was a substitution, since I still had extra on hand, and worked really well.

Pumpkin Coconut Loaf

(Adapted from a recipe on

1 c all purpose flour
3/4 c ww flour
1/3 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar (packed)
1 c pumpkin puree
1/2 c oil
1/3 c coconut milk
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan.

Combine all ingredients but coconut, and mix until flour in incorporated. Fold in coconut.

Bake 1 hr 5 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven, and cover with foil immediately, letting loaf steam for 10 mins. Remove foil and turn out onto wire rack. Loosely cover with foil and allow to cool.

This has got the be one of the moistest loaves I've ever made. Everyone at the house gave it big thumbs up.

I really lean left

It hits me every once in a while how much I favor my left side. Three of my four tattoos are on the left. My anklet is on the left. I have two bracelets on the left and none on the right. And from where my nose was broken way back when, even *it* seems like it goes left. :)

Fuck you Direct TV

I waited a week for installation, and three hours after they were supposed to be here called to find out where they were. This began three hours of phone time, factoring hold times, and two disconnects. At the end, it was determined that the couldn't find which contractor had my installation, so they would have to reschedule in another week. I said no, to cancel the order.

Which was frustrating enough. But now here's where they can bite my ass. They're holding my $200 deposit. At the time I said to cancel the order, I was told it would be refunded in 3-5 business days. Today, business day 7, I call, and am told because it wasn't taken against a credit card, but a debit, they have 60 fucking days to refund it. And that I would have my $200 back BY NOVEMBER 22. It took them ONE HOUR to pull the money, but they can't return it for TWO MONTHS?