dearheart17 replied to your post “Today feels so strange, because to the rest of the world, it’s just…”
I am so sorry for your loss. Please be very kind to yourself in the coming days love.
Thank you, thank you.
I feel personally upset, but since I know others who knew him better and whenever I think of his parents, it’s just as much thinking of other people’s sadness that upsets me.
I am trying to keep up regular routines and do small nice things for myself, and I am encouraging my friends to do the same. I’ve also made plans to attend an east coast memorial for him and to meeting up with a local mutual friend this weekend, both of which should be helpful and good.
Just made an aggravating trip to the store. Holy crap.
Ok, so, this new place just opened not too far from home, and they literally said in an interview that they weren’t “just a bodega”, that they would be a full-on, fully stocked real grocery store and that they’d stock natural and/or organic stuff.
I wanted to get a drop of exercise into my day, so I decided to walk the 30 minutes to the new store. Stupidly, I take a pass on the slightly more scenic route that overlaps with many walks I’ve taken and go for the slightly quicker route along a highway. MISTAKE. “Highlights” from how that went:
PBS is a beautiful thing and I normally could seriously do without commercials, but I have an urgent problem while watching The Roosevelts:
How do I run to the bathroom without missing anything?!
dearheart17 replied to your post “I JUST FINISHED SUBMITTING TO THE DOCTOR WHO FAN ORCHESTRA!”
Oh my gosh! This is awesome! You rock you wonderful woman xxx
valeria2067 replied to your post “I JUST FINISHED SUBMITTING TO THE DOCTOR WHO FAN ORCHESTRA!”
SUMMER LIFE GOAL CHALLENGE UNLOCKED.
I JUST FINISHED SUBMITTING TO THE DOCTOR WHO FAN ORCHESTRA!
Gratuitous celebratory gif of the end of me playing the piece for the next DWFO video:
I was so ready because I had:
- My gorgeous clarinet? Check, because it is my most prized possession. What a beauty, so music, much tone.
- TARDIS earrings and matching sparkly nails? Check.
- Brainy specs Tenth Doctor who normally hangs in my bedroom such that he kind of checks me out while I get un-/dressed, not in my living room where I filmed this? Check.
- River Song’s gifted sonic screwdriver? Check.
- THE NORTON SHAKESPEARE, acting as both mic stand and relevant decor? CHECK BECAUSE #EnglishMajor.
Seriously, though, I worked pretty hard to get back up to speed on my instrument and it took several takes to get all the tech and music just right for this. I really hope I’ve submitted everything correctly and that my audio is good enough to include (in terms of skill and file quality).
I am so pumped!
We had extra science-y ice cream at work today.
Oh, So You Think You Can Dance, no.
Please don’t give Enrique Iglesias a platform.
Has he always been this inane or has he fallen below his painful mediocrity to an even more horrible place?
maybe try DIY-ing something by scrounging around for wood scraps/pallets? i know that you can find pallets for cheap/free!
Oh my gosh! After digging around options on Etsy, I noticed several options made with crates, and so I investigated making my own piece using crates. I have a Home Depot online shopping cart filled with everything I need, ready and waiting for an auspicious paycheck.
So your advice is actually perfect, it’s basically what I ended up figuring out!
I dunno why I keep trying to find something because the wall I always run into is that I can’t really afford quality furniture.
Like, there are certain kinds of things I can find ok, but finding something to put my television on besides the dining room chair it’s currently sitting on is apparently not going to happen unless I get something really crappy or spend all of my money or dip into my savings. And I just can’t quite feel comfortable doing any of those things.
Solid wood has become prohibitively expensive. When my parents were starting out in the late 80s, they got solid wood pieces form Ikea, and they were for sure not well-off. And they still have that stuff! (Yeah, the underside of the coffee table has tons of crayon scribbles on it, SO WHAT.) Now, the run of the mill pieces from Ikea are rarely made of lasting materials.
I’d rather use the wrong furniture than get something that won’t last and feels cheap in the meantime.
I got my dad the best birthday present. I’d had it lurking in my Amazon cart for a while but the price suddenly dropped a bunch and there was only one copy left, so I jumped on it and it arrived today.
According to my dad (and this is the meaning of what he said, I don’t remember his actual words), there’s this one guy, Armando Scannone who’s considered to be the top expert on Venezuelan cooking and he has a cookbook, Mi Cocina, that is the bible of Venezuelan cuisine. (As this person describes.)
So I tracked it down and got it and I am sooooooo excited to give it to him BUT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER 5th!
remember when you put your glasses on for the first time and you realized you could see leaves on trees
DID YOU MEAN MY LIFE.
Seriously, I was in third grade when I got glasses, and as we drove home from me getting them, I said something like, “Wow, I can see the individual leaves on the trees!”
Later, my mom says this was a moment where she felt really guilty for not noticing earlier that we should have my vision checked.
Breakfast #pizza ! Wheat crust, pesto, gruyere, shallots, tomatoes, eggs.
I used this recipe, but for a little less than half of the flour, I subbed in unbleached white whole wheat flour.
1. SPONGE. (Started the night before.)
2. Kneading. Thanks, Kitchenaid.
3. It has risen!
4. What a beauty.
5. Tasty crust.
6. It slices nicely.
7. I got impatient waiting for slices to toast, so I had a bit with butter and jam.
8. I upped the happiness: cheddar omelette, avocado, shallots and tomato, hard cider, and buttered toast.
9. Its bottom is equally beautiful. People should probably say this to each other.