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Tom Kha Kai

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

This cold and flu season has been murder. But it gave me a chance to finally perfect this soup I love, but never found a good at-home recipe for. There used to be a small thai/chinese restaurant near my old office, and on cold days we’d get their chicken soup with coconut milk and kafir […]

Sorrow on a Friday night.

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Sadness is snapping a string just after midnight when you’ve only been home an hour, have no spares in the house (and in fact don’t yet know how to string a guitar), and really really want to play. In fact, I was good all day long. I worked from home without picking up the instrument […]

Familiar sense of smell.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

It is amazing. I’d forgotten just how good hair dye and bleach smell to me. What color, eh? Guess you’ll have to wait and see… (Unfortunately, I’d also only almost forgotten how messy it is. I don’t think I can go full-color all the time like I used to. Takes too much upkeep. But, enh, […]

Menu for a snowy day.

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Working from home, it’s snowing. Soup and chili on the stove, cats at my feet (well, once they stopped chasing snowflakes out the window). Watching an old episode of Angel. So clever. “This is only the first layer. Don’t you want to see how deep I go?” (Fred) “In my time Nightmares walked among us. […]

Dorien’s second snow.

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Dorien spent every moment of this morning’s snowfall fixed to the window of his cat perch, growling and meowing at the falling snow. As soon as the flakes ceased, he wandered off for breakfast and a nap. When he returned from that journey, he came back to the window and yowled exasperatedly at me, as […]

Dorien’s first snow.

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Awwwwww…. Dorien got his first taste of snow this morning. I let him out on the back deck and he carefully sniffed at the white drifts, then padded across. Moments later, the cold registered on his paws and he turned, fleeing for the warmth of the house.

Three notes, briefly.

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

If I thought I had no time for blogging before… (a) Writing an epic. Finally found the beginning I’ve sought, and it’s going well. Book one is well underway. It involves a creation story, an ageless race of gods, a brand spanking new solar system, and some Shakespearean sonnets thrown in for good measure. Measure […]

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Though I don’t prescribe to any particular religion, I grew up celebrating Christmas with many customs not at all related to Christianity and church. And, over the years, I gathered many customs of my own–some intentional, others accidentally so. Like the one I’ll perform just before I go to bed tonight–when I turn out all […]

Another boring update.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Whew, I am tired–the end of another weekend came way too fast. And I didn’t even leave the house. Dorien is also exhausted; obviously being this cute takes lots and lots of effort. Made another attempt at clearing the yard. And, to think, I was glad because there were no pine trees here. Last time […]

Long weekend, comfort & joy.

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Spent the lengthy Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. Is there anything more festive than a crepe paper turkey watching as his real live bretheren are slaughtered, roasted, and consumed? Not really. Turkey at my dad’s brother’s place is either deep fried, brined and smoked, or brined and grilled. My Uncle C. is a fantastic […]