Good Books of May

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 05:58 pm
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I read 11 books in May. None of them worth talking about.

The Soviet Sprouts

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 03:53 pm
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Sprouts has great produce, cotton candy grapes, and kangaroo meat. However, they also have the LONGEST lines of any grocery store ever. No joke, before Carmen they were half an hour long.
Then they hired Carmen and you can get through her line in minutes. I tell her I appreciate her every week.

We peeked in the store, there's Carmen cashiering.
We rush though the store get in her line and right before us SHE TURNS OFF HER LIGHT.
"I'm going to lunch."
"Carmen, don't you DARE leave me! I'll be here for half an hour!"
*looks behind her, the other lines are TEN people deep* "No joke, you'll be here for days. Props to my co-workers but they are SLOW. But I am HUNGRY."
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" *becomes person 11 in the other line, calls manager and demands beer.*
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The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew. I'd bet you didn't know you wanted to read about the political history of Singapore! But you do! And you'll love it! It's fantastic. And beautiful!

A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold.

Far & Away: Places on the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years by Andrew Solomon.
I love Andrew Solomon. I want him to hold my head and tell me everything will be okay.

The Wurst of Lucky Peach: A Treasury of Encased Meat. SAUSAGE PARTY!!!! I read it cover to cover without putting it down.

Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings adorable childrens book

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin. I'm calling it now, this is the best book I'll read this year. I clutched it and screamed as it tore out my heart and made me re-live all my past lives I didn't know I had. This book will stay with me forever and I will read it over and over and over and over.

Spring Wardrobe

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 11:34 am
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Hello! Is anyone loving any spring/summer clothes (tops) online right now? I feel like eshakti doesn't have one yet, and mod cloth meh. Ideas?

Books of April

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 02:27 pm
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I read 11 assorted books in April.

The only really good ones were:

Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir
Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe
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I finished off the Neapolitan Novels.

New German Cooking: Recipes for Classics Revisited was really really good. I'll need to buy it.

I read about 80 pages of Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer. I thought seeing the movie was sufficient.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet was just fine.
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I've been told that Evil Dad died yesterday. No other information.

Very Very sad.

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The books of 2/16

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 09:30 pm
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I read 15 books!
A little low, but a patient of mine has got me reading the Neapolitan series (My Brilliant Friend).

Good books:
Little Robot
Kyotofu: Uniquely Delicious Japanese Desserts
NOPI: The Cookbook
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I read 20 books this month!

Some good ones:

Juila's House for Lost Creatures
Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient
The Thing About Jellyfish
Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

The Books of 2015

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 08:57 pm
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This year I read 122 books. Nowhere near my goal of 200, but fine.

Favorite book of 2015!
Okay, it's gotta be The Library at Mount Char.


Other REALLY great books!
On Such a Full Sea (ALMOST took first place)
Bar Tartine (Favorite food porn!)
Asian Pickles (Favorite cook book!)
Prune
I am Radar
Echo
Hilda and the Midnight Giant
The Marvels
Through the Woods
The Empathy Exams

(no subject)

Monday, December 28th, 2015 08:00 pm
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Oh Lemmy :(
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Oh, it's a chayote squash. Chayote squash gumbo calls for 5 chayotes. I bought 7 just in case. Only 3 fit in the pot.
And we definitely don't have gumbo crabs here. I got all the other ingredients though. I'll mayhap chase down some usable crabs from H Mart, but no.

Oh, you can eat the seed. Should have read about that earlier.

If you slice them the other direction they look like vaginas. Good thing I have some leftovers to slice to show Casca tomorrow. She'll love it.

Kittens!

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 09:24 pm
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Today was Adopt a Kitten day at the pet food store. Which means you get hold baby kittens. For Free.

Books of November

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 10:10 pm
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Lots of good books this month!
Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)
The Little Stranger
Slade House
The Library at Mount Char. The Library at Mount Char is probably one of my favorite books this year
Into the Forest (The Familiar #2)
Three Shadows
The Marvels
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Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. This was very cute and a light read.

Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage. Meh. I'd go there next time I'm in Seattle though.

The Empathy Exams: Essays. WOW. Some books find you at the right time in life. I'm sure sometimes I'd dislike it but right now I have so many feels. [livejournal.com profile] randomdreams and I have bets out as to who would finish The Barkley Marathons [livejournal.com profile] skazat or [livejournal.com profile] project_mayhem_. Opinions gentlemen?

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. I really liked this. Floss your teeth. What do you do with your life when you are already doing good for the world and you've already bought all the things?

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. What. you can skip this.

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China. This book should be longer!

One Rainy Day in May (The Familiar #1). This is an interesting piece of art.

Ongoing discussion

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 08:59 am
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/08/04/commentary/japan-commentary/kimono-cultural-appropriation#.ViubW24nQZx

"That message, recently iterated to me by an employee at the Nishijin Textiles Center in Kyoto, is this: Anyone can appropriate and creatively modify kimono styles whenever and however they like.

This message should be broadcast to counter those who misguidedly oppose the appropriation of Japan’s fashion traditions by “the West.” Japanese are not the West’s victims, and the kimono industry is ill-served by obsessions about Orientalism and politically correct “understanding.”

Kaori Nakano, a professor of fashion history at Meiji University put it to me this way: “Cultural appropriation is the beginning of new creativity. Even if it includes some misunderstanding, it creates something new.” It may be the key to the future of kimono fashion."

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