Welcome! I'm Beth, and this is where I talk about writing, life, and other stuff. Right now things are rather rough and inelegant around here; that may change, or it may persist despite all efforts to change it. Roughness has a habit of doing that.

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Remix...and looking ahead?

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:47 am
gramarye1971: Old Ways (TDIR: Old Ways)
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Signed up for [community profile] remixrevival, because Parallels doesn't seem to be running this year and I'm in need of a midsummer fic exchange to boost creativity levels. More people should sign up (especially if you're nominating anime/manga, because I am happy to adjust my own offerings if people do)!

Writing that first sentence, though, made me stop and ponder: it's a bit past the time for it this year, but would people participate in an AO3-coordinated Dark Is Rising fic exchange next May/June? Perhaps with reveals timed for Midsummer's Day? I may post about it on [community profile] thedarkisrising, but since a significant body of that community overlaps with my flist, it's worth doing a straw poll for it here.

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Jul. 8th, 2017 09:09 pm
gramarye1971: Bottles of wine displayed in racks (Wine)
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There will be a post with actual content about my current employment eventually, possibly even this weekend, but I need to post a Moment of ShameTM to remind myself why it's not smart to shop while soused.

So around noon today I went out to brunch by myself at the local wine shop and cafe [pause for shouts of hipster! to die down] and enjoyed a nice meal of pancakes, a cup of coffee, a mimosa that was far more champagne than orange juice, and a bartender-recommended glass of Vouvray. I also had a chance to chat with the executive chef and sous-chef of the cafe, who are involved in the opening of a new local beergarden restaurant around the corner. (The chef and I even had a geeky bonding moment where I remarked that I liked his sous-chef's Batman socks, which prompted a brief discussion about the Justice League, so that was fun.) Needless to say, I was pleasantly sozzled as I left, enjoying life in general, and I decided that I'd walk over to the local Asian grocery store to buy a bag of rice to refill my stocks and pick up a few bottles of tea to take to work next week.

Fast-forward a few hours later, when I'm sober, finishing the washing-up after having made katsudon for dinner, and go to refill my rice bin -- only to discover that my stupid happy drunk self bought a 5-pound bag of mochigome (sweet rice) instead of my usual regular sushi rice, because I grabbed the first bag of rice I saw on the shelf and didn't bother to read the label clearly.

I suppose this is as good a reason as any to try my hand at making ohagi and some other snacks that use sweet rice. But apparently, shopping tipsy is almost as bad as shopping hungry as far as my decision-making skills are concerned.
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