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Thanks for coming over, [ profile] slammer2012! We had a blast playing Rock Band and Mario Kart with you. Thank you for lending us Mario Kart.
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On Saturday, I went to visit my friend A. A and I have been friends since middle school. In high school, she turned me into a movie watcher with numerous movie nights which inevitably included Little Caesars "garbage can" (everything) pizza. We lived together my freshman year at UM, which was her sophomore year, and lived in apartments together the next two years after that. But we haven't seen that much of each other in the last few years, partly because I have kids and she doesn't, partly because her work life has largely been drama-filled in the last several-to-many years (which appears to be well and truly over, yahoo!), and partly because it's a pretty far haul between our residences (especially if you don't use the freeway, like I didn't on Saturday).

Anyway, the reason I went was to pick up a very important item for our family Christmas... they gave us an extra Wii they had, which came from a misunderstanding about who was buying a group gift among some other friends. Shhhh. Rock Band 2 is in the closet, along with an extra controller and some other accessories. Double Shhhh.

In any case, as is common when we get together, I had to make myself leave, several hours later, because we can talk for hours and hours. I told her and her husband of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, of which they had not heard. They showed me some Top Gear video (of their amphibious cars episode). We talked and talked and talked. About Tibetian Buddhism and roleplaying and movies and our lives and many other things. And there was tea.

Which leads to the revelation of the day: Agave nectar is a low glycemic sweetener. Score!
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Announcing the arrival of LJ Friend O' The Day!

1. Reply to this entry if you want me to tell you how cool you are!
2. Watch my journal over the next few days for a post just about you and why you rock my socks.
3. Post these instructions in your journal and give your friends a much needed dose of love and adoration!.
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Last weekend, I was honored to be invited to a Lady Food Blogger's Potluck Picnic by my friend [ profile] pattimst3k. I felt rather like a posuer among the invitees, as they included many local food bloggers and group founders who post much more about food than I. I think I have maybe 15 food posts in several years' worth of this journal.

In any case, I dithered and dithered about what to bring, but eventually settled on raspberry lemonade and a green salad with grilled chicken. The lemonade was as easy as possible: I just added some washed and bruised raspberries from the farmers' market to a pitcher of lemonade. The salad was because I hadn't seen much for entrees amongst the dishes that were being planned, and I figured I needed some protein so I wasn't eating only carbs, and there might be other people who felt the same. The chicken had been marinating for a couple of days and needed to be grilled anyway. The marinade included some sage and winter savory from [ profile] therck's garden, freshly ground black pepper, lemon juice, some lime marmalade that I wanted to use up, and some balsamic vinegar. The salad was a simple one of romaine and red leaf lettuces, baby peppers cut into rings, sweet onions in slivers and sunflower seeds for some texture. I took two dressings, a simple mustard-based french vinaigrette and a lemon-thyme vinegrette.

There was a delicious cous cous dish, delicious spreads (goat cheese with honey and herbs and a bean spread) with good bread, a chard custard dish, a wonderful bean dish with oodles of garlic, barbecue beef, fried sage leaves (yum!), a green salad with fresh lettuce from the Ann Arbor Community Farm, herbal tea, a red currant tart, an olive oil cake with balsamic plums on the side, a cherry pie, and amazing company of people to talk to. I had a complete and utter blast. I am sure I am forgetting some of the food, so please accept my apologies if I left out a mention of your dish, and please correct me!

Here's the blog list of the attendees: (64 sq ft kitchen)
[ profile] pattimst3k

Also, I note with satisfaction the LJ news posted today that LiveJournal has reinstated the Basic level for new accounts. It is again possible to start a new LiveJournal account without dealing with ads and without paying a fee. Yay!
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Awesome truffles from tammylc for Hallowe'en. Go drool after them, or maybe even order some.

Here are some of her wares from a previous sale (Valentine's 2007):
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I am proud to have been an inspiration to my eco-blogging friend, [ profile] cornellbox.

See the article I helped inspire.

Spot On

Sep. 5th, 2007 08:52 am
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Izzy is my hero.
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Well now this works. It didn't before. Must have been the DDoS LJ supposedly was under.

I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for [ profile] cherydactyl are close by: More results below the cut... )

Created by ciphergoth; hosted by LShift.

TrustFlow II: Who is closest to your friends list?

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I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
(Then get your friends to!)

thanks to [ profile] folkmew


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