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10/17/16 10:19 am

I spent Saturday visiting puppleball in Dallas while Toby went to his RPG group there. She and I went to this boil-in-a-bag seafood restaurant for dinner which was fantastic. Apparently it's got some mediocre reviews from people under the impression that it's a Cajun place that inexplicably fails to serve andouille and a few other Cajun things, but...it's not.

Anyway, puppleball ordered for us, so what we got was a mix of shrimp, smoked sausage, snow crab legs, mini corn cobs and boiling potatoes, all boiled in a bag with their Bang sauce, which is a mixture of their three sauces: garlic butter, lemon pepper, and Old Bay Spice sauce. They bring the bag out and put it on the table, and you just grab stuff out of the bag and eat. They also bring you a giant plastic apron to wear, which is necessary. The sauce makes this thick tasty sludge on the bottom of the bag.

Anyway. At the end of the evening, when she was driving me over to the house where Toby was so we could go home, we were passed by an old beat-up blue Chevy pickup work truck, the sort with a framework on the back to which were strapped ladders and extension cords. Mounted on the hood was a set of longhorns.

Welcome to Texas, y'all.

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10/11/16 01:44 pm

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Very tiny, very scared wee beastie at the library today. I heard him squalling outside my window (CLOSED and TWO FLOORS UP!), and a coworker who does kitten fostering and campus trap-neuter-release went outside and caught him. He's on his way to the vet now.

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10/11/16 08:51 am

Hrm. So I'm technically Clan Fraser on my mother's side, given that my maternal grandfather was a member of Clan Fraser. And the hero of Outlander is a Fraser. Which means that the Outlander collection from Torrid landed in my inbox this morning and I'm mostly annoyed that they're using the wrong damn tartan.

(I'd get a "Je suis prest" shirt except that I hate the shape of the one that they're selling.)

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10/10/16 09:40 am

Doughnut Kitten. You're welcome.

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10/7/16 11:16 am

A selection of contest entries from the 2016 National Geographic Photographer of the Year contest.

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10/5/16 06:40 pm - Part 2 of the hateration

And tonight I continue with my hateread of Mercedes Lackey's latest Herald Spy book.

Look for even more entertaining autocorrects as I have also taken muscle relaxant because I did something weird to my upper back.

I'll keep updating this post as I think of things to say. SPOILERRRRRRRRRRS for this book (and Gaudy Night, of all things) abound.

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10/4/16 08:38 pm - Hrm

I am a bit over 40% through my hateread of Mercedes Lackey's latest in the Herald Spy series.

(I also appear to be liveblogging it, if you wish to come back and check. Spoilers, of course.
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10/3/16 11:21 am

RocketNews24 points out a pro manga artist who posts 2-minute drawing tips videos. I've watched a couple, and there's no dialogue, and while there's some Japanese text, you don't need to be able to read it to watch them draw and get benefit from it.

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9/28/16 02:21 pm

You might need to watch this young kiwi bouncing around on a wildlife cam.

Apparently his name is Rawiri.

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9/27/16 04:12 pm

GQ did a photo shoot with rock climbers climbing in expensive designer clothing.

Outdoor Research offered a different take on it.

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