I think this
is basically the delicious pasta and butternut squash dish I had at the Academy of Sciences cafe with 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 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.