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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Be Prepared.


'Tis I.

As you probably know, December 21st is coming up.

(No, I don't think the world will end on that day.)

However, the Zombie Apocalypse is a different matter.

My question for you is How prepared are you?

If you are unsure of the answer to this question, I have taken the liberty of putting together a short multiple choice quiz to determine your degree of readiness in the face of a Zombie attack.

Here goes.

ONE. Where would you go if you woke up and your town was infested with zombies?

a) Walmart.

b) Nowhere, I'd stay put.

c) Your grandmother's house.

TWO. You're backed up against a wall, with Zombies coming at you from all directions. What would be the best way to escape them?

a) Point away from them, scream "Hey! What's that?" and then run away.

b) Douse them with gasoline and light 'em up.

c)  Curl into a ball and sob loudly.

THREE. Someone has come to take you to safety, and you have 5 minutes to gather what you want to bring. What do you take?

a) Your phone, your laptop, and your gaming system.

b) Food, blankets, and matches.

c) As many of your photo albums as you can carry.

FOUR. What is your favorite color?

a) Orange.

b) Blue.

c) Red.

FIVE. You and the group of people that you've banded together with are going to take a last stand against the Zombie horde. When they are handing out the weapons, which one do you take?

a) The bow and arrows with a canister of rags soaked in gasoline and a lighter.

b) A double-bladed ax with a long handle.

c) The shotgun.

Okay. Got it all filled out? Highlight down from here-
If you got-
Mostly a's: Not too bad. You might actually survive. Then again, maybe not. 
Mostly b's: Good for you! You'll probably live. And if you don't, you will have tried your very best.
Mostly c's: You need help. Find your local geek. Get them to show you the ropes. You could use it.
-to here to see the right answers.

So now that you know your results, act on them. After all, the Zombies might be coming. Don't be caught unprepared.

Miranda out.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Current Obsession.


Question: Have you heard of the Piano Guys?

Answer: (Should be Yes. If it's not, prepare to be enlightened.)

The Piano Guys are actually a guy who plays the piano and a guy who plays the cello.

They do so quite well and are really awesome.

For example, one of their songs is a version of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful, played by five guys on one piano.

Pretty epic stuff.

Here is a link to one of my favorite songs by them.

Piano Guys- Peponi.

Enjoy. Join the obsession. Miranda Out.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Elusive Art of Focus.


Focus is an art.


Like any art, it can be developed.

Not like film.

Through practice.

My problem?

I tend to lose focus while practicing.

I'll be honing my focus skills, going along well, and then suddenly- poof! My focus is gone.

I am sure that I am not the only one with this issue.

However, it is a choice.

Bind ourselves down to focus and get things done, but miss some of the greater moments in life?
Or never make your deadlines, but be able to embrace the small things in the world around us?

You can see my dilemma.

But now I have grown bored with typing.

Goodbye.  Miranda out.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Time Breaks the Sound Barrier.

Hello, hello!

Today's post is about Time.

You know how people often say that Time flies?

It's true. Whether you're having fun or not.

In fact, Time is flying so fast, it has broken the sound barrier.

(Yep. That was what that loud noise was.)

To illustrate my point, consider the fact that today is November 30th.


What is up with this? November just started.

There is not much snow on the ground.

It can't be December already. We just had Halloween!

Insanity. Craziness, I tell you.


I wonder which airline Time uses.

I myself prefer Delta.

Well, that is all. Have fun riding Time.

Enjoy your complimentary pretzels.

Miranda out.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

About Teh Fish.


It is me.

You may have noticed the little fish pond to the right of my posts.

(If you haven't, quick scroll down and take a look.)

Now. Two things.

ONE. These fish have names.

The bright blue one is named Joanne.

The reddish one is named Suzanne.

The green one is named Rick.

The yellow one is named Michelle.

And the light blue one is named Simon James Aleksander Ragsdale the Third.

(Just kidding. His name is William. I call him Bill.)

TWO. These are not regular fish. Don't tell anyone, but they are actually Ninja fish. So please, do not feed them by clicking on their pond.

However fun it may be.


(Eh, not really. You can feed them if you want to.)

So yeah. Now you know about teh Fish.

Miranda out.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hoarding Daylight.

Ollo, peoples!

Today's post is about the Hoarding of Daylight, a.k.a, Daylight Savings time.

It ended yesterday, you know.  If you didn't, then that is why you have been early to all your appointments today.

So yeah. Thanks a lot, Benjamin Franklin.

What's the deal with it anyway?

I mean, where does the extra hour go? It's kind of like regrouping. Someone decided, hey, let's chop off an hour on a day here in spring (causing a day with only 23 hours,) and keep it.

I bet it's like a chocolate bar that someone accidental leaves in the pocket of the jeans that they pack away for the summer. When they finally pull the jeans out again in fall, the chocolate has become malformed.

Arizona and Hawaii have the right idea.

But seriously, where does the hour go? Who takes it? The president? Is there a little drawer in his desk reserved just for the extra hour?  Does it spilt for New Zealand when nobody is looking? And why does it always come back? (Causing a day with 25 hours?)

The whole business is highly irritating.

Miranda out.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lovely Lingo Lesson.

Ollo! (That means hello, greetings.)

This post is about Lingo. (That means slang.)

Some of you may have noticed that I have my own Lingo.

(For those of you who have not noticed, good for you! 10 points to whichever Hogwarts house you are in. Unless you're a Slytherin. Then you get ten points taken away.)

Here is the translation to some of my more common vocabularical mash-ups.

Ollo- Hello.

Peoples- pronounced pe-pulsh. Means people.

Confuzzled- very confused.

Teh- the. As in, "Where is teh llama?"

Scaboon- spoon.

Huffadoodle- darn.

Mirandomness- the name of this blog. Also, something random that Miranda came up with.


I have a challange for you. Pick one of the above words. Start using it in everyday life. See what happens. Report back.

Today's Mirandomness was made possible by the decision of Miranda's parents to join the rest of teh modern world and get Wi-fi.

That is all. Goodbye, Peoples. Miranda Out.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sum it Up Saturday.


The day where I don't feel like writing out an entire blog post.


Instead, I will simply Sum It Up.

Here it is.

I don't particularly enjoy citrus fruit of the lemon variety. So why is it that that is all life's giving me right now? Sincerely, someone who would greatly appreciate an Orange.

And that is all. Miranda Out.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Kitchen Utensils Unleashed.

Yo. I'm back.

This piece of Mirandomness is about kitchen utensils. And why most of them are evil.

Don't laugh.

I'm serious.

Some of you may be thinking "How are kitchen utensils evil?"

Well I'll tell you.

It all started with the invention of the Spork. You know, that odd Fork/Scaboon combination that comes with your refried beans at Taco Bell? No one is quite sure who was responsible for its invention, but I'm sure they ended up regretting it. Because Sporks turned out to be malicious.

(It probably stemmed from its identity crisis. Does it go with the Forks? With the Scaboons? We were very confuzzled.)

Well, the Scaboons and the Forks did not like the Sporks either. Think Frankenstien. This thing should not exist. The Knifes didn't really care either way. But then again, they don't really care about much. They're more the stone wall type.

Anywho, back to the Forks and Scaboons. They decided that the issue needed to be taken to the Mixer.

The Mixer listened to both side of the tale. It thought for awhile on the best route to take. He then decided that since the Forks and Scaboons had been around longer, he would take their side.

The Sporks were sentenced to death by Cheese Grater.

(Told you that most utensils are evil. Actually, the only ones who aren't evil are the pizza cutters, the ice cream scoop, and the chicken baster.)

So the Forks and the Scaboons hired the Wooden Scaboons and Spatulas to round up the Sporks and execute them via Cheese Grater.

What they didn't know was that the Sporks knew Kung Fu.

To make a long and epic battle short, the Sporks got away. They retreated to taco restaurants everywhere. But they vowed to someday take revenge.

And the REAL problem is that Sporks can hold a grudge. The Forks and Scaboons operate more on an out-of-sight-out-of-mind deal. They forgot all about the Sporks once they were no longer there.

But the Sporks didn't forget. They're biding their time.  Consider yourself warned.

Goodbye. Miranda out.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Miranda's Bacon-Potato Soup.

Hi. Happy Day-After-the -31st-Anniversary-of-Voldemort's-First-Defeat!

It was also Nearly Headless Nick's deathday.

And the day that Harry's parents died.


Anywho, I have something for you.

You may be wondering, "And what is this something for me?"

Well I'll tell you. It is the recipe to my special super-yummy Bacon-Potato Soup. And here it is.

Miranda's Bacon-Potato Soup.
Serves 12.
Takes about an hour and a half.

1/2 lb. uncooked Bacon, chopped.
1 onion, chopped.
1 stick butter.
Large can chicken broth.
8 cups scrubbed and chopped potatos.
Salt and Pepper.
3/4 cups milk.
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese.
1/2 cup sour cream.

Saute bacon and onion in large pot until bacon is crispy and onions are brown. Remove from pot with slotted spoon and set aside. Add butter to bacon grease in pot and melt. Add flour to make a roux. When roux is thickened with no lumps, add chicken broth. Add chopped potatos. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Put a lid on it and cook 30 min or until potatos are soft. Uncover. Salt and pepper to taste. Add milk, cheddar, and sour cream and stir. Remove pot from heat. Add bacon and onions. Stir some more. Serve after 5 to 10 minutes.

And there you are. Enjoy. Share. Tell people where you got it from. Bye.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Geeking Out.

Have you heard the news?



Fine, I'll just tell you.


Some of you may be thinking, "And why is this such a big deal?"

Well I'll tell you. By purchasing Lucasfilm, Disney has now acquired the film rights to...

...Wait for it...


It is too early to tell, but this may be either super epic, or the worst thing in the history of the galaxy far away.

Because they have annouced that they are going to make a new Star Wars movie, set after Episode 6.

And this is where I geek out. I really like Star Wars. I'm not a total die-hard fan, but I know the basics. I've seen the movies, played the games. So the next chapter? This could be awesome, especially the special effects.

On the other hand, I'm slightly wary. Even though the movie will supposedly be set about 30 years after Return of the Jedi, they probably won't have the same actors. Which sucks. Also, I hope it isn't cheesy. Or lame.

Okay, geek out over. Resume your everyday lives. Until next time.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Weather, the Supreme Annoyance.

Weather is annoying. (I think it does it on purpose.)

"Why," you may ask, "Is weather annoying?"

That is a very good question. And the answer to that question is that it never does what it is supposed to. For example, take a look outside. What is the weather doing? Now log onto a weather website and look up what's it supposed to be doing. See? Annoying.

(Uh, for those of you whose outside weather matched the forecast, good for you. Please disregard the rest of this rant.)

Big storms in particular are especially irritating. Like hurricanes. And tomato's, er, tornado's. Now I don't mind rain. I like thunderstorms, and watching the lightning. But when a storm gets so big that it's killing people and being extremely destructive, that's when I really want to put my foot down.

But it doesn't work that way.


All we can do is be ready for stuff like that. As Scar would say, BE PREPARED!!!!

So yeah. That's about it. Stay safe, east coast. We're thinking of you.

Miranda out.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Why Palindromes Rock My Socks.

Hi. It's me. First Blog post. Yippie. Okay, palindromes. I love 'em.


Some of you may be asking, "What the heck is a palindrome?"

Well, that is an excellent question. A palindrome is a word or phrase that is spelled the same forwards and backwards. Take for example, the term race car. Now here it is spelled backwards: race car.

See what I mean? You just can't go wrong with a word that's spelled the same both ways.

Here are some more:

lion oil

nurses run





Can you think of any more? Tell me! (Feel free to google it. That's what I did.)

By the way, did you know that someone who really likes palindromes is a palindrome emordnilap?

No, not really. But that would be hilarious, no?

Well, I must go now. Goodbye. Until the next piece of Mirandomness!