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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sat, Feb. 14th, 2004 01:46 pm
So, in the grand tradition of procrastinating, I'm writing an LJ post and staring at my pretty background.



Parents are coming down, and will probably be here just in time for dinner. It's my dad's 60th birthday this weekend (actually tomorrow), and I told them I'd cook. I'm going to be cooking Ashlee's lemon chicken recipe, because I think it's good. I'm probably gonna have to go easy on the lemon though.

phlog and I went to Trader Joe's yesterday, and I picked up a few interesting tidbits, one of which I'm sipping at now. I got myself some gingerbeer, and some more tea. On a lark, I picked out a new kind of tea I've never tried before: white tea. White tea is really finicky about how it's brewed, but I think it's pretty well worth it. It's a light, rather delicate flavor that's hard to describe, and if you steep it for more than a minute or two, you will overbrew it (I accidentally let this cup sit for three, but it still seems reasonably OK).

I also picked up some gingerbeer (which is all phlog's fault, since he got me hooked on it ;) ). It's like really strong ginger ale; it's good. Leaves a bit of a fire in the back of your throat as it goes down, but nothing really unpleasant.

Gah. Perhaps I should stop procrastinating and start cleaning. If the apartment isn't absolutely clean by the time my mom gets here, she's going to have a fit, and so will I. (Interesting how I don't really care what my apartment looks like when my friends come over, but as soon as it's either family, or someone I don't know that well, I worry about cleaning it up.)

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xenithtoast
xenithtoast
Xenith
Sun, Feb. 15th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)

Oh, sure, you don't clean it for *me*, but when parents come over.....pah! :)


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Feb. 16th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
Re:

Yes, well, the fact that I *don't* clean it for you should be flattering. I only clean it for people who need to see the nice, pretty outer shell.


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jynx_d_mouse
jynx_d_mouse
jynx
Tue, Feb. 24th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
catching up on lj still...


have you by chance read "Night Watch" by Terry Pratchett? Apparently there's some torture you can do involving ginger beer. Something about it's over-fizziness it seems (though the writing didn't give enough description for me to really know what was going on; just that it was painful)...

What's your experience?

jynx


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Feb. 24th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)
Re: catching up on lj still...

I haven't. Though it wouldn't surprise me to know that there IS such a torture ... it can certainly burn going down if made strong enough.

Ginger by itself is pretty damn potent ... there's a story in my family about my little brother, who was going down the dried fruit/vegetable isles in a Harry and David and sampling everything. He ran across dried ginger, put it in his mouth (without checking to see what it was), and promptly turned bright red and ran off looking for about 5 glasses of water.


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