A Dragon of a Different Color

Oct. 21st, 2017 09:04 pm
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A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron

Book 4, picking up speed so that the volumes are more like divisions in a single story. Serious spoilers ahead.
Read more... )

Saturday 21/10/2017

Oct. 21st, 2017 11:07 am
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1) Sunshine!

2) I'm going to restock my coffee *sips her cup*

3) Roasted chestnuts. 

friday 5: scary stuff

Oct. 20th, 2017 05:31 pm
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1. What book frightened you as a young person?
there was a book on the ghosts of savanna that i didn't want to read after dark.

2. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?
i don't know, the dictionary?

3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?
one episode of quantum leap (that no one mentions the name of) "the halloween episode" freaked me out so much that i have refused to watch ever since.

4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?
anything in the horror category.

5. Do you have any phobias?
not fond of the dark or bugs.

see what other people said at [community profile] thefridayfive 
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Thousands of Bats Slaughtered Annually in Asia End up on Ebay and Etsy for Artsy Americans

Oh, of course they're not "ethically sourced," because why would they be when profit is involved?

(You see skeletal art at local craft shows too.)

(I really wasn't creeped out by dead thing art before.)

(Not that I don't understand "killing lots of shit for profit," but also PASSENGER PIGEONS, enough said there.)

(Damn it.)
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1. What book frightened you as a young person?
2. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?
3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?
4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?
5. Do you have any phobias?

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Friday 20/10/2017

Oct. 20th, 2017 08:15 am
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1) It's Friday! Only half a day of work!

2) Quickly going to finish my to-do-list. And then I'm going to relax, put my feet in a warm tub of eucalyptus water and watch a movie. 

3) Meeting up with my volley friends this evening! :D

Halloween costume ideas

Oct. 19th, 2017 02:32 am
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it might be a bit late for this but take back halloween has some interesting ideas. but i suspect you'd be getting the question "what are you suspended to be?" a lot.

from the site's about page;
Take Back Halloween is on a mission: a mission to make the world safe for creative and empowering costumes.

You won’t find costumes for Eleanor of Aquitaine or Hatshepsut in the stores. You won’t find costumes for powerful goddesses like Ishtar or the Morrigan. But you will find them at Take Back Halloween, the only website in the world devoted to showing women how to dress up as famous heroines, geniuses, queens, and goddesses. Without sewing!

Thursday 19/10/2017

Oct. 19th, 2017 08:19 am
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1) Finally had a phone call with lhune. It was great hearing her again! :-)

2) I'm going through every thing that I've written. Interesting... :D Trying to get some inspiration to write again. 

3) Tea. Lots and lots of tea... 

Wednesday 18/10/2017

Oct. 18th, 2017 09:58 am
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1) tea. Lots of tea.

2) finally printed something that I have wanted to print for the last half year. Also, finally made an appointment I've been delaying for the past 9 months...

3) going to call [personal profile] lhune  this evening. Really for sure this time!

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I usually ignore the salt measurements except when baking, and just salt to taste, but that's because I've been cooking since I've been old enough to drag a chair to the stove and push vegetables around on a skillet. This is potentially disastrous to people who don't know as much about cooking!

Sometimes your recipes call for a specific type of salt - and there could be an actual reason why. Not if it's trendy salt, usually, but if it's "sea salt," Diamond kosher salt, or Morton's kosher salt, there's a specific reason and you should actually pay attention. Who knew?

I mean, I've been cooking for multiple decades and I had no fucking clue before this morning, so if you didn't know, don't feel bad! Hell, Bon Appetit magazine didn't even know until 2013, and they're goddamn Bon Appetit gourmet magazine.

This is going to make a world of difference in my pickling, that's for sure. No wonder my pickled turnips always turn out too salty.

The Kosher Salt Question

Tagline: Prized for its purity and flaky texture, kosher salt has been a home-cooking standard for decades. But the two major brands, Diamond Crystal and Morton, are very different products. Your ruined meatballs can attest.

Tuesday 17/10/2017

Oct. 17th, 2017 07:52 am
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1) Still trying to get organised. Made some To-Do-Lists and there are things disappearing on it, so that is a really good thing. There's still lots on it as well, but I'm slowly getting through it... ^^

2) A little bit nervous for this evening. Boyfriend and I are going to look at a house a second time and my mum is joining us as well as someone who knows more about houses and renovation... *crosses fingers*

3) Phone call with [personal profile] lhune this evening! :D This time for real :-)

Autumn Experience (tm) risotto

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:06 am
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I made this last night and it was an Experience.

Dietary and accessibility notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

Makes 3-4 servings

Monday 16/10/2017

Oct. 16th, 2017 08:06 am
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And we're back! :D

1) Trying to get organised. 

2) Going to try and call [personal profile] lhune this evening :D

3) Going out for dinner in our favorite resto in Brussels this evening :D

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:02 pm
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This is one of those books that I went back-and-forth on even put to the list of books to rent from booklender.com, much less actually putting it in my "impending" books list at the site. I kind of regret it.

It feels like it's two different books. One is about a former teen pop star that got dropped from her label after wanting to sing her own, more serous, songs instead of the "bubblegum pop" stuff they wanted. Then her mom ran off to Argentina with her manager and all of her money. Followed by her finding her fiancee (in a boy band at the same label) cheating with the latest (20-something) pop sensation. Because she has no money she has to move in with her ex's brother (who's the black sheep of the family) & take a job as an assistant director at a college dorm.

The other is a murder mystery of the "cozy" kind. I prefer cozy mysteries (where they don't go into gory detail & are light on sex & violence) but this one was kind of "fluffy" except for a knock-down-drag-out fight at the end.
Also at times if felt like it was trying to be a third book about how being a size 12 is not fat & is the size of the average American woman, you know. And if you don't know, you should.

Over all I had a hard time getting though it & would've quit it, but I wanted to see who did it & why. Seriously doubt I will be reading the others in the series.

Sunday 15/10/2017

Oct. 15th, 2017 10:47 am
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1) Coffee.

2) I'm going out for lunch on a terrace in the park ^_^ It looks like [personal profile] dark_kana  brought a little bit of the higher outdoor temperatures with her from vacation. 

3) Clean bedlinen for tonight.

Saturday 14/10/2017

Oct. 14th, 2017 12:48 pm
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1) Had a couple of lovely phone calls this morning.

2) freshly baked bread and pain-au-chocolat from the bakery.

3) Lots of sunshine, I'm going to the park to fully enjoy it.

Solo

Oct. 14th, 2017 03:01 am
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At 32, there are all of these things I know to be true about myself bubbling up that just make so much sense. They are so congruent with the core of how I know myself to be. They align with the vision of my future that I had at 15-16-17, and they are so very right.

But all of these wee truths are socially opposite and counterintuitive to the norms that we hold dear in this world. Things like wanting separate bedrooms when I live with a lover (but being very okay with sharing beds) or living in a house that allows for lots of social contact instead of leaving my house to find it.

I find myself enjoying my own company more and more as long as I can also step into social situations when I need the warm embrace of known company. But I also like walking into a large event by myself. Just me. Only me.

There is a sense of completeness that I am enjoying these days. All of these smaller actions are me, being complete and whole as myself. The smaller completenesses allow me to be in relationships, in friendships, in community.

Everyone says that your 30s is a time of revelation and wholeness, but I didn't believe it. I am so glad to be here, now. (I'm also astoundingly grateful I am not here with children. I cannot imagine how different the world would be if I were doing this journey of discovery as a parent instead of as a single person, building a better me. Hashtag selfish.)

Friday 13/10/2017

Oct. 13th, 2017 12:20 pm
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1) Sunshine!

2) Lazy day planned.

3) Chocolate :P 
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These questions were written by [personal profile] jesse_the_k.

1) What is the first song you remember from your childhood?

2) What is the first music you purchased with your own money?

3) What's a piece of music that you know by heart?

4) What's a song that makes you turn off the music right away?

5) And why?

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Thursday 12/10/2017

Oct. 12th, 2017 08:20 am
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1) I just saw a man walking by carrying a large bag with a happily wagging tail. It just was an optical illusion, the dog walked beside him but it made me laugh.

2) coffee to wake up properly and tea for this evening.

3) Deliberate leftovers for an easy dinner.

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