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Soon to come.... 
  nycsfynest0217
 
03:34pm 10/04/2004
 
mood: excited
Yes, THAT's RIGHT! The long awaited "quiz/trivia week" is approaching. During the final week of this month expect one quiz a day!! Some of them are quite interesting.

Your answers to the quizzes and trivia should be posted as replies.
 
     

(~~pondering your life~~)

 
Some interesting science facts... 
  nycsfynest0217
 
03:02pm 06/04/2004
 
mood: geeky
The hereditary material of the nondividing or interphase cell is contained in a compact body, the nucleus. Most nuclei divide (reproduce) by a process called mitosis. Near the nucleus in animal cells are two small bundles of rods, the centrioles, which lie at right angles to each other.

As division begins, the centrioles seperate and move to opposite poles of the cell. As the centrioles move, they are surrounded by a system of micro tubes, the asters. At the same time the nuclear membrane disintegrates and the nuclear material condenses and coils to form visible chromosomes. Each chromosome is divided lengthwise into two sister chromatids which are joined at a constriction called the centromere. Microtubules connect the centromeres of each chromosome to the centrioles, and the chromosomes then move to the equatorial plane of the cell (equidistant from the centrioles). The sister chromatids seperate and are then called daughter chromosomes.

The daughter chromosomes begin moving toward opposite centrioles. When the chromosomes stop moving, a re-organization takes place which usually involves cytoplasmic division and nuclear reformation. This produces two interphase (daughter) cells. During the interphase, each chromosome reproduces itself; thus, new sister chromatids are present for the next division.
 
     

(~~pondering your life~~)

 
chillin' out...with ICE CREAM 
  nycsfynest0217
 
12:37pm 05/04/2004
 
mood: hungry
TIPS:
Ice Cream mixtures can be as simple as pureed fruit, sugar and cream, Philadelphia-style, or based on more complicated cooked custards, French-style. Both are delicious, through French versions are slightly richer. The recipes which follow are for both kinds. All use rich, heavy cream. If you prefer a lighter lower-calorie dessert, substitute milk (whole or skim) or even yogurt for the cream in any of these recipes. Always sample the mixtures before freezing and adjust to your own taste.

Use these recipes as an inspiration for your own favorite ice cream. If you like a little crunch, add a cup of chopped nuts, chocolate chips or candy to the mixture, either before or after freezing, depending on whether you want the crunch to be frozen, too. You can also add chopped fruit, fresh or dried, shredded coconut, even marshmallows. It's better to add these soft ingredients at the end so they don't become icy.

  • Apricot
    Two 16-oz. cans apricots packed in heavy syrup, drained, liquid discarded
    3/4 cup simple syrup
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 cup heavy cream

    Purée the apricots in a food processor. Add the syrup. lemon juice and cream.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Avocado
    While an avocado-flavored dessert may seem strange to North Americans, South Americans have long considered the avocado an ideal ingredient for sweet dessert. Try this recipe and you'll understand why.

    Three 8-oz. avocados
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    3/4 cup superfine sugar
    5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    3/4 cup heavy cream

    Peel and pit the avocados. Cut them into chunks and purée in a food processor. You should have about 2 1/2 cups of purée. With the machine running, add the remaining ingredients.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Banana
    The riper the bananas, the more flavor.

    4 ripe bananas
    3/4 cup simple syrup
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 cup heavy cream

    Working quickly to keep the bananas from darkening, peel and place them in a food processor with the lemon juice. purée until smooth. You should have about 2 cups of purée. Stir in the simple syrup, then the cream
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Chocolate
    3 ounces semisweet chocolate
    1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
    1 recipe Custard Ice Cream Base, warm

    Melt the chocolate together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Gradually add some of the ice cream base to the chocolate, whisking it frequently to keep the chocolate smooth. Add the remaining ice cream base and cook over low heat until the mixture is well blended. cool thoroughly.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes 1 quart.

  • Cinnamon
    Try this with hot apple pie

    1 recipe Custard Ice Cream Base
    1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks

    Put about 2 cups of the Custard Ice Cream Base with the cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 10 min, or until the mixture is warm and suffused with cinnamon flavor. Cool thoroughly. Remove cinnamon sticks, if used.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Coconut
    1 cup milk
    One 15-oz can sweetened cream of coconut
    1 1/2 cups heavy cream
    1 1/2 tightly-packed sweetened coconut flakes

    Place the coconut cream and milk in a food processor and blend thoroughly. Stir in the cream and coconut flakes.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Coffee
    1 recipe Custard Ice Cream Base
    1/4 cup instant coffee granules, preferable espresso

    Mix about 1 cup of the Custard Ice Cream Base together with the coffee. Stir over low heat until the coffee is dissolved. Mix with the remaining base. Cool thoroughly.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Custard Base
    This base will keep for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator in a tightly-covered jar. It is important that the jar be well sealed or the base will pick up flavors from other foods. If you prefer to use turbinado sugar, substitute it for the granulated in the recipe.

    1 cup whole milk
    3/4 cup sugar
    4 egg yolks
    3 cups heavy cream

    Heat the cream, milk and sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot. Place the egg yolks in a bowl and whisk briefly. Still whisking, slowly pour in about 1 cup of the hot liquid. When the mixture is smooth, slowly pour it into the liquid in the saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon, about 8 minutes. Be sure not let the mixture boil at any time or will curdle. Strain into a clean bowl and use as directed in the specific recipes. Stir in the nuts.
    Makes 1 quart.

  • Brown Sugar Pecan
    1 cup milk
    1 scant packed cup brown sugar
    4 egg yolks
    3 cups heavy cream
    1 cup pecan pieces

    Heat the cream. milk and sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot. place the egg yolks in a bowl and whisk briefly. Still whisking, slowly pour in about 1 cup of the hot liquid. When the mixture is blended, slowly pour it into the liquid in the saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook over heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon, about 8 minutes. Be sure not let the mixture boil at any time or will curdle. strain into a clean bowl and cool thoroughly. Stir in the nuts.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes 5 cups.

  • Quick Raspberry
    Two 10-oz. packages frozen raspberries packed in syrup, partially thawed
    2 cups heavy cream

    Lightly crush the raspberries while still in the bag.
    Pour into the bowl of the machine and add the cream and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Lemon
    Zest of 1 lemon
    2/3 cup sugar
    7 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 1/2 cups heavy cream
    1 cup milk
    5 egg yolks

    Put the lemon zest and sugar in a food processor and process until the zest is finally chopped. In a saucepan, mix the lemon sugar with 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and all milk. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Place the egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk briefly. still whisking the yolks, slowly pour in the hot cream. When the mixture is smooth, pour it back into the saucepan or into the top of a double boiler. Cook over low heat or over simmering water, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes a thick custard, about 15 min. Do not let the mixture boil.
    Place the custard in a metal bowl set over a larger bowl of ice. Stir until very cold and thick. Mix in the lemon juice.
    Whip the remaining cup of cream until stiff. Fold in the lemon custard. Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Strawberry
    2 pints strawberries, washed and hulled
    1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 cups heavy cream

    Purée the strawberries in a food processor. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

  • Peach
    Two 16-oz. cans reaches packed in heavy syrup, drained, liquid discarded
    3/4 cup simple syrup
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 cup heavy cream

    Purée the apricots in a food processor. Add the syrup. lemon juice and cream.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.

  • Pistachio
    1 recipe Custard Ice Cream Base
    1 cup shelled, blanched, peeled, coarsely chopped pistachio nuts
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract

    Mix all ingredients together.
    Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 5 cups.

  • Vanilla
    1 cup whole milk
    3 cups heavy cream
    4 egg yolks
    2vanilla beans, split, or 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup sugar

    Follow the recipe for Custard Ice Cream Base, adding the vanilla beans to the saucepan with the cream, milk and sugar. Just before straining, scrape the seeds from the beans into the custard base. If using vanilla extract, add to the base after straining.
    Pour the cooled mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
    Makes about 1 quart.


Yes, we are idiots, thats why we have recepies for ice cream.
 
     

(~~pondering your life~~)

 
Check out these new languages... 
  nycsfynest0217
 
10:59am 05/04/2004
 
mood: contemplative
Which are currently undergoing development, but are still quite amusing.

nycsfynest0217

Yeah. and I guess that is it!
 
     

(~~pondering your life~~)

 
 
  nycsfynest0217
 
01:36pm 01/04/2004
 
mood: thoughtful
i was just wondering if anyone can see the background pic?
 
     

(2 converted to insanity | ~~pondering your life~~)

 
John Kerry 
  nycsfynest0217
 
01:28pm 01/04/2004
 
mood: aggravated
Senator John Kerry: Are you nuts? Are you trying to push a socialized medicine program? You are a SOCIALIST, aren't you? As a taxpayer, I DO NOT want my money paying for the government and its stupidity. CUT taxes and let me make my own choices! Quick trying to "help" those who seem to not want to help themselves, AND DO NOT give me the BS about them not able to help themselves. They are in their situations because of what the government has done to try and help them. Does this really make sense to you? Think about it!
By the way, Pres. Bush, why don't you begin to phase out Medicare and give the money back to the taxpayers?
 
     

(~~pondering your life~~)

 
Urgent. You Must Read This. 
  nycsfynest0217
 
02:06pm 31/03/2004
 
mood: awake
Warning: Read before using your Playstation2 computer entertainment system
A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a television screen or while playing video games, including games played on the Playstation2 console, may induce an epileptic seizure in these individuals. Certain conditions may induce previously undetected epileptic symptoms even in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family, has an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to playing. If you experience any of the following symptoms while playing a video game - dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any invoulentary movement, or convulsions - IMMEDIATELY discontinue use and consult your physician before resuming play.

Warning to owners of projection televisions
Do not connect your Playstation2 console to a projection TV without first consulting the user manual for your projection TV, unless it is of the LCD type. Otherwise, it may permanently damage your TV screen.

Use of unauthorized product
The use of software or peripherals not authorized by Sony Comuter Entertainmant America may damage your console and/or invalidate your warranty. Only official or licenced peripherals should be used in the controller ports or memory card slots.

Handling your Playstation2 format disc

  • This disc is intended for use only with the Playstation2 consoles with the NTSC U/C designation.
  • Do not bend it, crush it, or submerge it in liquids.
  • Do not leave it in direct sunlight or near a radiator or other source of heat.
  • Be sure to take an occasional rest break during extended play.
  • Keep this compact disc clean. Always hold the disc by the edges and keep it in its protective case when not in use. Clean the disc with a lint-free, soft, dry cloth, wiping in straight lines from center to outer edge. Never use solvents or abrasive objects.
 
     

(5 converted to insanity | ~~pondering your life~~)

 
 
  safteypinluver
 
09:43pm 30/03/2004
 
mood: bouncy
I guess you can say I do act umm...idiotic sometimes? LOL but I always have fun doing it. But anyways...I'm new here

Name.Mindy
Age.15
Location.NY
 
     

(~~pondering your life~~)

 
Here is a funny joke: 
  nycsfynest0217
 
08:39am 30/03/2004
 
mood: amused
A Priest was in his room and realized that his rooster was
missing. He decided to bring it up in Sunday Mass. Right before
the sermon the Priest asked, "Who has a cock?" All of the men in the room stood up. The Priest said, "No, No, No. Who has seen a cock?" All of the women in the room stood up. The Priest said, "No, No, No. Who has seen MY COCK?" All of the nuns stood up.

Sorry to those church people, but this is hilarious.
 
     

(~~pondering your life~~)

 
Thank s for the background Matt! 
  nycsfynest0217
 
09:13am 24/03/2004
 
mood: content
Well! I'm an idiot (as you can tell) and I've decided to share my knowledge with the world.


  1. Matt's Site
  2. My Fan Fic


Yes, these are retarded sites....hehehe

Check out these words of wisdom (by: Matt)
showering, is so uncool. Instead, rub your filth on a midget and have him give everyone in the world a hug.
 
     

(2 converted to insanity | ~~pondering your life~~)