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Mardi Gras New Orleans

 

I know what you are thinking, isn't Mardi Gras supposed to be in February or something?  Well let me tell you, if Japan can hold the 2020 Olympics in 2021, I can celebrate Mardi Gras in May!  

 

I didn't grow up in a place that celebrates Mardi Gras, so I have to rely on pop culture and my high school French to figure this out.  So I'm pretty sure it is all about getting fat on Tuesdays and taking your shirt of whenever anyone says "show us your tits".  In that spirit, my first three challenge items are about getting fat (Ice cream and gaming) and showing off my boobies (tattoo).  The last two (eating good food and running through the streets) seem like they should also be a part of Mardi Gras so here we are.

 

Ice Cream 

 

The brand of ice cream I like no longer sells their products in China so I am trying to figure out a replacement.  The only commercially available options are Chinese brands, and I don't trust the quality and I don't like the flavor.   Thus my only option is to try and make my own.    So far I have tried a few times and have not had great success but I am getting closer.  I have a couple more recipes available to try with no-churn before I move on to trying some churn recipes.  I will note my progress and compare results here

 

Gaming/Xbox/AC

 

I spend a good part of my week gaming, either on the Xbox or playing D&D.  On the xbox I am currently doing Assassin's Creed Origins and will probably stick with this franchise for the foreseeable future.  For D&D I am DMing two campaign (A midweek Roll20 group and a PBP group on Discord) and also a member of a weekend Roll20 group and 2 mostly inactive PBP campaigns.  I don't have any specific challenges related to these but since they take up a big part of my life I will probably talk a lot about them.

 

Tattooing

 

I am in the process of getting a giant tattoo on my shoulder/upper arm.  It has taken a month already and I am only about half done, so I expect it will probably take most of this challenge before it gets completed.  I can't really workout while I am getting it worked on which is kind of a downer, but I'll get back on that horse next challenge.  Pics will happen.

 

Running/conditioning

 

Because I am not working out, I need to figure some way to keep from getting completely out of shape.  I don't really enjoy running, but I find that it is the most effective method for me to keep my weight from getting completely out of control

 

Food/Cooking/Snacking

 

Food intake is of course the other half of the equation.  I have recently fallen into the habit of just doing whatever is convenient, which means I am often not eating very high quality food and in many cases completely devoid of vegetables.  I need to start cooking real food and I really need to come up with a meal plan or it always falls apart.  A meal plan not only helps with the "what are we going to eat tonight" conundrum, it also makes buying the ingredients in advance a lot easier.  I also find that when I eat good food I have less cravings for snacks, and snacking has definitely gotten out of control recently

 

 

 

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Here to watch you get so good at ice cream you eventually don't like any commercial brands.

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1 hour ago, deftona said:

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No tits?

Tits are soo last challenge. This time it's boobies.

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On 4/27/2021 at 8:40 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Here to watch you get so good at ice cream you eventually don't like any commercial brands.

I suspect that is beyond the scope of this challenge, but I like your optimism :) 

 

13 hours ago, deftona said:

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No tits?

It's there now, thanks for the inspo ;) 

 

11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Tits are soo last challenge. This time it's boobies.

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On 4/27/2021 at 6:24 AM, WhiteGhost said:

Ice Cream 

The brand of ice cream I like no longer sells their products in China so I am trying to figure out a replacement.  The only commercially available options are Chinese brands, and I don't trust the quality and I don't like the flavor.   Thus my only option is to try and make my own.    So far I have tried a few times and have not had great success but I am getting closer.  I have a couple more recipes available to try with no-churn before I move on to trying some churn recipes.  I will note my progress and compare results here

 

Where I come from, homemade ice cream is a time honored tradition. Excited to see how this one turns out.

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Ice cream, games and tatts.

Yeah, I'm in.

 

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9 hours ago, Jupiter said:

Sounds like a cool challenge. Following. :) 

Welcome, glad to have you along

 

7 hours ago, theflyingaccountant said:

 

Where I come from, homemade ice cream is a time honored tradition. Excited to see how this one turns out.

Do you have any time-honored recipes to share?  (I don't have an ice cream machine, though)

 

7 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Here for tits and D&d!

The best parts of the challenge ;) 

 

6 hours ago, TimovieMan said:

Following. Curious to see how the ice cream challenge is going to mesh with the food intake challenge... 😅

Ideally I will find a recipe that Ghostlet likes and he can eat all the ice cream (this started out as something mostly for him anyway).  So far, though, it has been pretty much just me me eating all of the test versions

 

2 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Ice cream, games and tatts.

Yeah, I'm in.

Those three are probably going to be what I talk about most here :D 

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On 4/27/2021 at 12:24 PM, WhiteGhost said:

In that spirit, my first three challenge items are about getting fat (Ice cream and gaming) and showing off my boobies (tattoo).  The last two (eating good food and running through the streets) seem like they should also be a part of Mardi Gras so here we are.

 

On 4/27/2021 at 12:24 PM, WhiteGhost said:

if Japan can hold the 2020 Olympics in 2021, I can celebrate Mardi Gras in May!  

 

I would love to wander through your brain when you create challenges like these!

 

7 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Ice cream, games and tatts.

 

Also i'm only one letter off with @Starpuck

 

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7 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Do you have any time-honored recipes to share?  (I don't have an ice cream machine, though)

It's been a while (I was a kid), but I can pass along what I remember of the basics. They used an ice cream machine, so definitely recommend getting your hands on one. As I understand it, the way the thing works is that you have two chemical solutions. One that is the actual ice cream (so I think it would have been whole milk and flavorings like vanilla extract and sugar. We also mixed in crushed up candy bars in ours). That stuff sits in the central metal cylinder, I believe. Around that metal cylinder is a solution of something else-I remember rock salt was involved. Basically, the way it worked is that a chemical reaction with the rock salt would gradually pull heat from the central cylinder as it churned and would slowly turn the solution into ice cream.

 

I also found this recipe online: I'd vouch for it.

 

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I'm glad to see more tits, gaming, and ice cream!   

 

 

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I am also here for the tits and ice cream!

 

I wants the ice cream.

 

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20 hours ago, TimovieMan said:

Following. Curious to see how the ice cream challenge is going to mesh with the food intake challenge... 😅

 

Are you implying that ice cream isn't food? How dare you.

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21 hours ago, Red1263 said:

Also here to support Presmyr!

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20 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

How could I not be following?

I'll assume this is a rhetorical question :P 

 

17 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

I would love to wander through your brain when you create challenges like these!

Bring some string, its easy to get lost in there

 

17 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

Also i'm only one letter off with @Starpuck

Did you miss my last challenge? :P 

 

15 hours ago, theflyingaccountant said:

It's been a while (I was a kid), but I can pass along what I remember of the basics. They used an ice cream machine, so definitely recommend getting your hands on one. As I understand it, the way the thing works is that you have two chemical solutions. One that is the actual ice cream (so I think it would have been whole milk and flavorings like vanilla extract and sugar. We also mixed in crushed up candy bars in ours). That stuff sits in the central metal cylinder, I believe. Around that metal cylinder is a solution of something else-I remember rock salt was involved. Basically, the way it worked is that a chemical reaction with the rock salt would gradually pull heat from the central cylinder as it churned and would slowly turn the solution into ice cream.

Ah thanks.  An ice cream machine is not in the cards for us, so I am just working with either churn or no-churn recipes.  I still have a few more recipes to  work through before I need to start searching for new recipes

 

12 hours ago, Shello said:

I'm glad to see more tits, gaming, and ice cream!   

I could have just called this "TGIC Redux" but I didn't know when I started writing the challenge that I was going to be ending up back here again :D 

 

12 hours ago, cn3wton said:

I am also here for the tits and ice cream!

 

I wants the ice cream.

Your wording here is making me wonder if tits & ice cream could be enjoyed simultaneously but I feel like Deffy may be more qualified to field that question

 

8 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

 

Are you implying that ice cream isn't food? How dare you.

I think it is fair to say that any meal plan is not going to involve ice cream as a main dish.  No guarantees that it won't end up as a main dish at some point anyway ;) 

 

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Yesterday was an unusual day in that I didn't even turn on the xbox.

 

It was the first day of the holiday that we could all sleep in, so I was the first person to roll out of bed just before noon.  We (Ghostess and I) spent most of the afternoon cleaning up the house while Ghostlet did homework.   Once that was done, I found a recipe for Almond Joy candy bars and decided I wanted to give that a try.  They turned out OK, but I really struggles with the chocolate coating, which was way too thick.  I ended up only coating 2 and left the rest for when I figure out how to thin out the chocolate

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In the evening the in-laws came over and while Ghostess cooked up an amazing feast while the rest of us played Mahjong

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After dinner I cleaned everything up and washed the dishes while the rest of them played more Mahjong

 

I got super sleepy around 11 so I went to bed early

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On 4/28/2021 at 3:53 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Tits are soo last challenge. This time it's boobies

Anyone fancy a shag? 

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41 minutes ago, 18ck said:

Anyone fancy a shag? 

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That's the best-looking bird of the lot, but I hesitate to like or metal the post, lest it give the wrong idea.

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5 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Did you miss my last challenge? :P 

 

To be fair, most of it, to be honest, i missed  most of everyone's last challenge.

 

But i did remember posting there, so not completely. I just thought the GIF fit perfectly, and it was truth ;)

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... a little odd in the head ...

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Hooray for the continuation of the (NF peer-pressured) ice cream challenge!

 

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