Mar. 18th, 2009

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Letter to the Queen of Chittaur (an evocative photo on Flickr).

There's something I love about pictures of people reading, letters or books or whatever. I don't know what.

(If you want context for the title of the photo ... The photographer is putting her own spin on history; imagining if Queen Padmini had been interested in Alauddin Khilji and he had sent a love letter rather than what actually happened. I only remembered that the name was tied vaguely to Masada in my memory, and I had to look it up.)

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Mar. 18th, 2009 06:01 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (chii-crazed-me)
I think this is basically the delicious pasta and butternut squash dish I had at the Academy of Sciences cafe with [livejournal.com profile] toratigris last month, but the chef threw in the cheese and stirred it quickly for a few moments in the hot pan before serving it. It was so, so, so good. I want to eat it right now. If you are vegetarian, I don't recommend trying this without substituting something for the pancetta--the savoriness and saltiness matched up with the sweetness of the squash is what really makes this. The note on the side there about chanterelle mushrooms might work for the savory note, plus maybe some bacon salt or smoked salt, veggie sausage or something.

I kind of think there was a little more seasoning in the dish I had, but maybe not. I should just try this recipe and see.


Went to the library to see which of the manga for Master's Thesis #2 they had, and ... um, they had Fruits Basket and nothing else. A couple of the other titles were checked out, a couple were on order, and the other stuff is simply not owned by the library. Ugh. DOOM.

However, the library once again just handed me a book I've been wanting to read. They have books for sale on racks out front, which is how I originally got Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for 50 cents, and now I've got Grand Ellipse by Paula Volsky, which [livejournal.com profile] toratigris said I should read (and certainly looks like something I should have already read). It was face out and everything. So I'll read it somewhere during or after this pile of Naomi Novik and Tobias Buckell books.


Appalled to be developing a crush on Noel Fielding. His fashion sense is terrible. (And he's older than I am.)


So tired. Can't tell if it's allergies, being a wimp for whom 7.4 hours of sleep won't do, or coming down with the world's slowest-to-incubate cold.


Finally, this Gmail Notifier plugin for Firefox that I was so happy about because it can handle 3 accounts including Gmail for domains? Yeah, it just randomly stops working after it's been up for a while. ARRRRGH. It's become vital to my business to have a working Gmail notifier and I can't find one. It's driving me nuts, as the pirate with the steering wheel on his pants said. Yarrr.


EDIT: I just started making the playlist for this year's Halloween party. Um. Yeah.

I promise it'll be more entertaining than what we did last year. For one thing, I'll try to make some ROOM so that if there's videogaming in one room, there will be something else to do in another room.
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (chii-yesplease!-me)
I only posted about it on Facebook, but I just realized that LJ could probably use good news too, in case you missed it.

The governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, repealed the legality of the death penalty in New Mexico. He nailed it: "Regardless of my personal opinion about the death penalty, I do not have confidence in the criminal justice system as it currently operates to be the final arbiter when it comes to who lives and who dies for their crime."

Also, the Obama administration will have the US endorse that UN statement calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality.

(And you might enjoy http://www.netdisaster.com/ if you're still cranky after those two rays of sunshine--give it the URL of a website you dislike and unleash meteors, dinos, etc. all over it! Sound optional but images pretty essential. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tikistitch.)

P. S. I'm sorry I'm posting so very much, but I'm home and I don't feel well. :/

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