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December 14th, 2009

09:01 am

Migraine this weekend, still sort of hanging in there. Despite same, was incredibly productive Sunday for everything but writing my Yuletide story. My mom hates baking so much that when she got obligated to bring cookies to something-or-other this upcoming weekend, she phoned me up and offered cash money if I'd bake cookies and send them to her. They went out via UPS this morning.


ETA: Oh, I know the thing I was going to say. myrialux and I watched the first 30 minutes or so of Syfy's Alice, were bored to tears by it, and ceremoniously deleted it and the second half from the DVR. The vague consensus on my f-list seems to be that people liked the first half but were bored to tears by the second, which makes me wonder just how soul-draggingly boring myrialux and I would have found it.

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12:17 pm

Dear Livejournal/Dreamwidth;

Today I corrupted a file and brought down an entire server* all by myself. What did you do today?

[personal profile] telophase

* Luckily not mission-critical, as it's finals week.

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01:54 pm - CO-EDiquette, by Elizabeth Eldridge

...published 1936. An advice manual for the modern, forward-thinking girl heading off to college in the 1930s.

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04:33 pm

Ever seen an octopus scoop up half a coconut shell and run off? You should.

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04:51 pm - Another gem from CO-EDiquette...

In the chapter describing all the various fees you will be paying at college*:
Tuition pays the cost of your education. If you are attending the State university in your own state, the fee will be small. In another State where your family does not pay taxes, it will be more. And at privately owned schools, it may mount up into the hundreds.**

* The more things change, the more some things stay the same.

** Yeah, yeah, inflation, value of the dollar, etc. Let me dream.

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06:29 pm

I'm trying to remember the name of a dish [personal profile] rachelmanija and I had in Tsumago. It was a rice disk stuck on a stick, brushed with something that probably included miso, and sugar or other sweet thing, and grilled. I know that grilled onigiri are a typical thing, but there must have been something slightly different or special about it (even if it was just the stick?), because they touted it as a local specialty.

Anyone have any clue? *goes to Googling*

ETA: I think it's gohei-mochi, actually. (recipe linked from that page, too.)

ETA2: Quote of the day, from the recipe link: "Nagano Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture. In addition to eating baby bees, culture in Nagano has a long history with bees that other prefectures do not."

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