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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Friday! 
29th-Jul-2011 03:26 pm
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Happy birthday to sophy!

Happy early birthday to cmpriest and mr_wombat, who advance a year over the weekend!

State of the 'Song
The hacking cough and postnasal drip continue, but I'm pretty much otherwise okay. Physically.

Emotionally... this is a difficult transition for me, and I'm piecing together a lot of why that is. That gets its own post eventually.

Sindrian Arts is a go!
100% funded! You can still back Sindrian Arts and get cool stuff through Sunday afternoon. But yeah. Funding. Yay. :)

I love the level of community involvement we have here; I came downstairs to two e-mails, a text message, and an IM squeeing about sindrian making his goal, and I know several people were obsessively hitting "reload" right along with me yesterday. This is a really cool project that speaks to people and that is awesome.

Good day
We woke up to that awesome news and celebrated at Friendly Toast. You guys. Um. Banana chocolate chip pancakes with peanut butter between 'em plus bacon and fresh whipped cream. Gluten-free. This is absurd candy food that I would never get otherwise. I was giggling, half-appalled at the excess.

Then the hardware store, which had the stuff sindrian needed plus the kitchen scale I've had on my wishlist (gluten-free baking is by grams) and this awesome garlic chopper - a lot of the Joseph Joseph stuff tempted me, because OMG design geekery, but I decided that of all of the temptations, this was the one we'd use most often. Warning: if you do not like garlic, let us know before coming over for dinner. Because we really like garlic.

Then the yarn store, for dark green yarn for a baby blanket for sindrian's brother and sister-in-law (due in September) and a skein of Noro Taiyo Sock (in #5) for this scarf (for me unless Elayna steals it).

And now I am home.

Elayna
She is having an awesome time at Explo - she's in pics #4 and #56 today, the first time she's been photographed this session. I told sindrian that I sometimes worry about her keeping to herself too much and not going out and making friends; I know she always does, but I still worry. So I was gratified to see that her hair was braided in the pics. Because she doesn't know how to braid hair, you see. Someone braided it for her. <3

I'm totally envious of her re: her weekend trips, too. Tomorrow's the Newport Folk Festival - if you see her, say hi! And Sunday is Cirque du Soleil. She's been a huge Cirque fangirl for years. :) I always wanted to take her to her first Cirque show - but alas, that is not to be!

Chatelaining
sindrian has now seen what feats of chatelaining I can do on just a little bit of energy. Behold, everything is clean, and the yarn is organized by weight. Et cetera. Feels good to finally have a handle on the housekeeping.

Link Soup
* DIY portable fire box. I would like a that.
* I know someone like this. *ahem*
* The Limitations of Womanhood in Fantasy (and everywhere else, but for now, fantasy)

Daily Science
Memristors with a twist: Quasi-liquid soft matter foreshadows biocompatible electronics and flexible robots.

Friday Memeage!
Wearing: Schrodinger's cat is dead/Schrodinger's cat is not dead t-shirt, jeans.
Reading: The Calculus Diaries by Jennifer Ouellette.
Writing: Shayara and poetry.
Knitting I finished and blocked the Clothilde shawl! I have 15 more rows to go on the Lavalette shawl I'm knitting for my mother, and as always, I have a baby blanket on the needles.
Planning: Adam's mom arrives soon! We'll be eating at Tempo tonight and either Harvest or Evoo tomorrow - we'd planned for Harvest, but Adam's mom says someone had a bad meal there once, so she's pushing for Evoo. Thoughts, Boston foodies? I've never been to either.

No idea what we're doing other than eating. We shall see.

You?
Comments 
29th-Jul-2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, my son used to love Cirque! He'd watch it on Bravo (I think) all the time, so when we went to Vegas one year we went to see it. It's absolutely amazing, I'm so excited for her! :)
29th-Jul-2011 08:39 pm (UTC) - Harvest..
I've been to Harvest twice and been very happy both times... maybe someone caught them on a bad day?

EVOO I have not been too, but I've heard from friends that it is good stuff.
29th-Jul-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
I just want to say that you and your family are awesome. :) I hope maybe someday to meet you all!
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29th-Jul-2011 10:28 pm (UTC) - GF goodness
Those pancakes sound pretty awesome. Only minus the peanutbutter for me & substitute turkey or duck bacon.

As someone transitioning to being gluten-free, that description makes me want to cry a little. (Well, a lot of things make me want to cry a little. Goddamn gluten opiate withdrawal. *shakes head*) I don't know how close you read my twitter but my fav GF "candy" of the last 2 weeks is:

Tropical Chocolate Softserve Smoothies:
3 bananas
3 frozen strawberries (I like the "wild harves" brand best)
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
3-4 shakes ground cardamom
1/2c cold water
optional: some coconut milk, or maybe an ice cube or two if it doesn't come out cold enough.

Then blend the shit out of it. (30sec or so) Tastes too good to be healthy. Is YUM!

Matter of fact, I think I may make one for dinner.
30th-Jul-2011 01:33 am (UTC) - Re: GF goodness
I actually mostly forget that I have a Twitter. *sheepish grin*

You ever come to Boston, I will take you out for GF food so good you'll think you're cheating.
31st-Jul-2011 05:25 pm (UTC) - Re: GF goodness
:) I wish I were a better traveler! (the spoons it takes out of me is sort of enormous) That's one more excellent reason for me to come up there.

Maybe next time I visit Kyth?

Hmm. Here's a thought. You know everyone in the world. Let's get Sindrian & Amy together w/my partner's friend Matthew who's a theoretical physicist & every other geek engineer type we know -- between them all, they've got to be able to come up with a working transporter, right?
29th-Jul-2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
I've not seen you say anything about Blogathon for a while, so thought I'd check in. With still recovering from work exhaustion and illness are you giving it a pass this year? I only ask, in case I'm supposed to be sending pictures of this shawl to someone. If not, then I'm not gonna worry about it!
30th-Jul-2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize you hadn't seen... I posted a while ago that I wasn't doing it this year. Way too much stress and too little time to get the auction together. :(

It feels weird! This is the first year since 2003, I think, that I haven't done it. :(
30th-Jul-2011 02:35 am (UTC)
I bet it does feel odd! But for me, just means I already have something to donate for next year. :D
2nd-Aug-2011 01:00 am (UTC)
I look forward to it!
30th-Jul-2011 03:35 am (UTC)
TY for the bday greetings. :)
30th-Jul-2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
Do not show me awesome garlic crushers. I do not need a new kitchen gadget. Not even one that my gimped-up hands can use better than my garlic press, that will clean easier than my garlic press and be safer than using my gargantu-knife to chop.... hrmmm... maybe I need a new kitchen gadget...
30th-Jul-2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
It is *so awesome*. And yes, great for gimpy hands.
27th-Aug-2011 05:25 am (UTC)
That's the shirt you were wearing when I first met you (except with a black skirt!)
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