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July 18th, 2009

09:50 am - Farmer's market haul...

-- cucumbers
-- a ton of new potatoes
-- onions
-- fresh black-eyed peas

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01:40 pm - Mmmmm

Went to Central Markup and got a smoked ham hock*, and it's been simmering with a chopped-up onion for an hour and a half now. In 30 minutes or so, I'll shred the meat from it and toss in the black-eyed peas I got.

The house smells heavenly now, and Sora keeps lifting his head and sniffing the air. I may have to fight him for it.

I'm also going to make the new potatoes by putting the smallest ones into a pan with butter and cooking, covered, for 25 minutes. And then use the bigger ones in a chicken hotchpotch. Hopefully I shall have enough things to get me through four days of lunches next week.

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* And also a bag of fresh cream peas** and a bag of fresh lima beans, both of which are chillin' in the freezer until I get a chance to cook them.

** Not creamed peas. They're in the same general vicinity as black-eyes peas, only without black eyes and apparently a lot lighter in flavor. They're a Southern thing.

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05:19 pm

Two more entries in the AutoShoujo Cover Contest!

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07:30 pm

One of the books I got from Amazon was the Bleach Souls Official Character Book. As with most anime/manga character books, the height/weight ratios are utterly fucking ridiculous. A few examples:

Matsumoto Rangiku - 5'6", 126 lbs

Ayasegawa Yumichika - 5'5", 123 lbs

Kuchiki Rukia - 4'7", 73 lbs

And the worst* offender of all ...

Zaraki Kenpachi - 6'6", 198 lbs. (ETA: Before giving me 34523543 examples of people this tall and skinny [my dad's stepmother's side of my family is all over 6' tall. I am aware of how skinny a tall person can be], plz to be looking at the picture first and then decide if it's possible for someone to be drawn that big and be less than 200 pounds. I'm not saying that people can't be that height/weight, I'm saying Kenpachi can't be that height/weight. Also, the above people are all, essentially, elite athletes, so their weights should skew high. Although I bet Yumichika lied abut his.)




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* I don't consider Matsumoto to be an especially bad example, simply because knowing the Gotei 13's bizarre R&D department, it's entirely possible they're special implants filled with helium.

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