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this kpop-looking picture, not sure who, possibly




và bieber is pretty androgynous too o.o i guess he’s like an american version of a kpop boy bvà star?


Ruby Rose

Liz Collins – PhotographerPaolo Zagoreo – Fashion Editor/StylistKota Suizu – Hair StylistChisalớn Yamamoto lớn – ManicuristChris Lee – Entertainer


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Taiwan: Mintairline. Look at that haircut.

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Chelsea Watcher

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Hi Internet!

I’ve neglected this blog for a while, due to lớn uncertainty in my life that has somewhat resolved itself for now, và just generally feeling withdrawn from life. It’s been a rough & long year… perhaps two years now; but particularly the last year.

I’m hoping to lớn blog much more frequently now, at least once a week, & start chewing through my backlog of blog posts.




The recipe:

1 1/2 cups grasay mê cracker crumbs2 tablespoons sugar1/3 cups butter (or margarine, melted)4 packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8 oz. each, softened)1 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanillaba phần tư teaspoon bergamot essential oil4 eggsHeat oven to lớn 325°F.Mix grayêu thích crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar và butter; press onlớn bottom of 9-inch springsize pan.Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, bergamot essential oil, and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low tốc độ after each just until blended. Pour over crust.Bake 55 min. or until center is almost phối. Loosen cake from ryên ổn of pan; cool before removing ryên ổn. Refrigerate 4 hours.


A few notes:We used a paông chồng of građê mê crackers, which we then crushed inlớn crumbs.

We used 2/3 the recommended amount of sugar in the recipe.

We didn’t use a springform pan. A medium glass pan worked perfectly fine.

I think we definitely baked it for longer than 55 minutes by accident, but the cheesecake turned out fine.


Otherwise, the speedy cooling (faster than the recommended 4 lớn 6 hrs in the fridge, as recommended in the recipe) did not affect the taste or texture at all.

The most generic college tshirt ever. Also, proof that the cheesecake met with enthusiasm và eaten, and no one even died from essential oil poisoning.


There was some concern about whether using essential oil was appropriate for food. After some duckduckgo’ing, I decided that it would be fine. Specifically, in some cases XYZ extract is simply the XYZ essential oil diluted with alcohol. Additionally, what differentiates Earl Grey tea from normal blachồng tea is that there is bergamot essential oil added to lớn the leaves.

=== Failed first attempt ===

My first attempt was pretty disastrous.

1) I didn’t realize I could just blend in the tea leaves at the end. I steeped tea leaves in near-boiling heavy cream, but only for 10 or 15 minutes.

2) I thought the heavy cream had to be whisked into lớn whipped cream (stiff tips).

3) Turns out you cannot whip cream at all if it is not completely cooled. We tried to whip the heavy cream for 3 hours lớn little result…

About 1.5 hours in, I watched where they said that “If you whisk in a circle, it takes 8 minutes, but if you whisk in a straight line, applying sheer force which is what you want for whipped cream, it only takes 4 minutes”.

That was when I gave up và stuck the mixture in the fridge.

After it cooled for a bit, another 45 minutes of whisking got it to actually whip inlớn stiff peaks!

4) But actually all I had needed to lớn vì chưng was blend the heavy cream into the rest of the mixture. No whisking at all was required…

5) Additionally, apparently I could have sầu just opened the tea bags and put in the mixture. I haven’t tried this, but I’m not certain this would have given nearly enough of an earl grey flavor to the cheesecake to lớn be noticeable though, and I’m not certain I’m a bạn of the speckled cheesecake.

=== Misc. References ===

These other recipes used two different ways of adding the earl grey flavor khổng lồ the cheesecake. (no cheese)“Add the yogurt and granulated honey. Beat until smooth và the granules are dissolved. Next add the tea, vanilla, and lavender. Beat until completely smooth” (vegan, so no cheese)

“Add your tea leaves lớn the remainder of the batter & blend on high for another minute. This will allow the delicious flavour và aroma of the Earl Grey tea khổng lồ fully penetrate your batter” ” In a small saucepan, bring cream khổng lồ a boil over medium-high heat. Remove sầu from heat. Add tea leaves and oải hương khổng lồ saucepan. Cover, và steep for 5 minutes. Strain, discarding tea and oải hương. Let cream cool for 1 hour.”

=== Other thoughts ===

Man, this wordpress blog is really getting annoying. It doesn’t handle images well, nor code commenting. Sadly I don’t think I’ll be able to lớn invest the time in overhauling the site anytime soon… I’m thinking about moving to lớn Jekyll, which now that I’m more familiar with it, I like a lot. I’m skeptical mostly of not having drag-and-drop image và media tư vấn, where I don’t have to worry about the tệp tin structure behind the images, nor typing the filename correctly. Hopefully a plugin such as Jekyll Admin would solve sầu these issues.

I still need khổng lồ find a better way lớn create a portfolio as well, which would take higher priority, since if I have sầu a good system, I can document projects on the go which is MUCH easier than trying to document after the fact.

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My current process involves using pandoc lớn convert markdown lớn HTML, and hosting on (see But it’s been half a year và I’ve still only documented a handful of my projects in the new system, because the image management is SUCH. A. PAIN.

On the other hvà, my portfolio site does not show up in the google tìm kiếm results for my name at all! So I should figure out how to lớn fix that, and wordpress probably does a better job at that than Jekyll.


I’m also starting to really get annoyed at youtube. It’s clogged with so many ads now. I’m really starting to lớn appreciate Vimeo, which also doesn’t have sầu the potentially embarrassing or at least un-professional “related videos” pop up at the kết thúc of a Clip, embedded or not.

I think I will follow Dane Kouttron (transistor-man)’s example & switch over lớn Vimeo. It doesn’t have ads nor obnoxious “related videos” (except on the sidebar). The first paid tier is also only $7 a month, which seems quite reasonable.


… Although I ran the numbers on my grad school salary. I made some decisions on my housing situation which mean that I can expect to be able khổng lồ put at most $400 a month inlớn savings.

Per month:$2.3k stipkết thúc after taxes, then subtract $1.3k ($1k for dorm housing, $300 on mandatory dining plan for 5 meals a week). I have about $1k a month leftover.

Based on the last 4 or 5 months, I will spend about $500 a month on groceries và other expenses (eating out a few times, donations lớn Planned Parenthood and NARAL, robot and sailboat supplies, gym membership, etc.).

Presumably some large one-time expenses will come up, such as plane tickets. So… We’re left with $400 a month in savings. Meep.

My housing choices are really the killer here. My housing used to lớn cost $750 a month in Union Square ($650 + $100 in utilities).

Currently for a small room in the middle of Central Square, costs around $900 ($750 + $150 utilities).

My shiny Harvard housing, which for Reasons I could only get a large room in my preferred dorm ( that’s +$2.5k over the 9 months, or $277/mo extra), will cost me $1.3k a month. That’s a loss of $400 lớn $550 a month. In other words, my savings would be twice as much if I had chosen khổng lồ live not in Harvard dorm housing.

Sigh. What the heông chồng is with dining plans costing $15 a meal?! I really don’t understvà how such an exorbitant cost is possible, và we aren’t even allowed to lớn take leftovers trang chính. Is it some weird monopoly situation?


Other food at my birthday các buổi tiệc nhỏ, as they were implemented:

Guacamole.Take a few ripe avocados. Add some letháng juice, raw onion, minced garlic, tomatoes, và salt. I skipped the cilantro, since I didn’t want to lớn have a giant bundle of cilantro leftover, as seems to lớn happen with cilantro. My friover made it from memory, but this seems like a reasonable recipe.

Nachos.Microwave sầu potatoes, và chop them up. Chop up some lettuce too. Drain two cans of beans (blachồng và garbanzo) — optionally, cook a bit on the stove sầu khổng lồ remove moisture. Take tortilla chips. Toast for ten minutes in the oven. Add a layer of cheese (grated cheddar or parmesan or something). Toast again. Add on a layer of beans, potatos, cheese, and lettuce. Repeat until desired amount of nachos achieved. Bake in oven for a while. Top with some cheese that just arrived via xe đạp from TJ’s, toast again.

Serve with guacamole, sour cream, và mango lime salsa.


My three giant blankets and four pillows from reuse served as impromptu seating very well. As the kitchen filled up, it became difficult lớn work in, but then the nachos came out and we used it lớn draw everyone to the living room.

Cleaning everywhere và moving things to give as much open space as possible, and then forsaking groceries to make sure I was trang chủ in time to lớn let everyone in at 5pm, was a great choice. Instead

We picked out the nachos và cheesecake recipe on the spot. Additionally, setting other people in charge of the nachos & cheesecake was a really good decision, since instead of running around frantically, I could talk to people. After emailing out and having someone bring a head of cabbage and chips, I had enough ingredients for people lớn get started on nachos. Then I left & spent 30 or 40 minutes biking khổng lồ Trader Joes và Target for the ingredients for the cheesecake.

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With thanks khổng lồ Aleh và Nicole, who actually made the cheesecake; Donmãng cầu, for making the guac; & Daniel, for making the nachos.