Saturday, October 24, 2009

Video Frustration

Augh...I spent all this time editing and loading two videos only to have youtube reject it. By WHY did they reject it? Because the first video I uploaded was too long. And yet, according to my file it's only 7 minutes...So how did my 7 minute video on my computer load to youtube as a 13 minute vid? I have no idea. But I'm re-rendering and re-loading it now. So there are two new videos that will be up and running by the end of the afternoon: one for hair, one for makeup. Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tilapia/Eggplant Torta

Finally, another cooking video! Aren't you guys proud of me? Anyhow, this dish is called torta, which is essentially a Filipino omelet. It can be prepared in many ways. Here, I am using eggplant as a base and adding fish meat with the egg to add a bit more protein and substance. However, it can be made with the eggplant alone, or it can even be made without the eggplant, using just egg and meat. It's a very versatile meal as you can change the meat to almost anything as well. In the past I've used ground beef, ground turkey, and even minced shrimp. Essentially, anything that goes with egg will work well in this recipe.

There's also a funny story involving this video. My husband was in and out of the kitchen while I was cooking. He had been asking me for eggplant torta and dilis (salty, dried, fried anchovies) for a week, so I decided to make it, and he knew it. However, he also saw me defrost 3 tilapia fillets. My usual preparation of tilapia on Filipino food nights is to deep fry it, so that's what he was expecting. After I was finished cooking, I called him to eat. He saw the torta, the rice, the dilis and the tomato, but he kept looking around like he was expecting something else. I saw him look in the oven and the deep fryer. He checked the microwave and opened the fridge and freezer. Eventually he outright asked me where the tilapia went. I told him to eat his dinner, then I'd tell him. But he wouldn't have it. He was determined to find the tilapia before he ate dinner. He really wanted that tilapia. I told him he would not find it unless he ate his dinner. He then began searching through cabinets. He looked in the trash. He even checked the dishwasher! I couldn't stop laughing and he was laughing too. I think it took me about 15 to 20 minutes to convince him that I would tell him as soon as he sat down to eat dinner. Eventually he did, and lo and behold, just like I said, he found the tilapia with his first bite. The funniest part is that this isn't the first time I've made tilapia/eggplant torta, so he should have known it was in there. Oh well, it made for a nice laugh and a cute memory.

On that note, I'm off to do more work.

Take care!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Do Macs taste like Apples?

Ok, odd question I realize. But there is a good reason for the question. My husband and I have our own laptops. Soon after I had mine replaced from the soup fiasco, my hubby bought himself a MacBook Pro. It's a nice machine. He offered it to me, but my laptop is 2 pounds lighter, so I decided to stick with mine. Besides, as far as aesthetics goes, I'd say Mac and Sony are in a tie.

Anyhow, that has nothing to do with the title of the post. All you really need to know is, I have a Sony and my hubby has a Mac. OK, so, the hubby and I often sit in bed with our respective laptops and we surf the net, watch shows, sift through youtube, go to forums, etc. Our cats are usually close by to watch. Mau is my cat, and he sits at my feet (I like to believe it's to keep them warm...). Donnie is Wilson's cat. He's a bit more mischievous. He likes to get all up in what you're doing. He likes to lick you while you sleep. He also like to bite things... Perhaps you can see where this is going in regards to Macs tasting like apples...

Donnie has never tried to bite my laptop. Never. I leave it sitting around when I'm at home, and I've never seen a mark on it, nor witnessed Donnie attempt to bite it. However, twice now he's chomped on the Mac's screen... So that leaves me to wonder, does the Mac taste better than the Sony? Or smell better? Or look yummier? What do you guys think? More interestingly: Do cats like apples?

Man, Donnie is such a character...

On another note, I've got some new vids coming out soon. Take care guys!


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