Went down to Archives yesterday and had ochazuke at Teaism
while waiting for twistedchick
. I didn't scrap off enough of the wasabi, so it was eye-watering and nose-dissolving, but since I seem to be developing a cold, that's just as well. I really like ochazuke -- does anyone have a good recipe or a cookbook suggestion for it?
I lent twistedchick
one of my books on kumihimo
, the Catherine Martin
one that I think it an excellent primer, and showed her the Maru Genji square braid. We'll see if I've infected her or not in a few weeks. I just wish I knew were to get good plastic embroidery floss bobbins, as I use those for tama
when I do kumihimo.
Then we went next door to the Teaism tea shop and I bought one bag each of chai, Dragon Well, and Moroccan Mint. It'll be interesting to see how they turn out when brewed at home.
We rambled around Chinatown for a bit, and then went up to Dupont Circle. I found a jade bead to use as a toggle in the handbag project, and three stone rings that actually fit. One's sodalite and will likely be part of my Ravenclaw costume, and the other two are red jasper that are just a touch loose on my thumbs. I'm going to keep them for costume occasions and just be very careful with my hands when wearing them.
The last stop of the night was Olson's. I picked up Sewing for Dummies, because I really need a beginner's text -- I know various bits about sewing, but nothing that's a coherent whole --and two CDs of early music. If I'd seen a copy of The Barchester Chronicles in the bin, I'd have bought that as well -- I think there's an interest in my local circle in seeing that and squealing over younger Alan Rickman dressed as a Victorian cleric.
Then I came home and fell asleep.
Now I've got to work on my resume, because damned if I'm going to work at a place where the management is going crazy. I don't suppose any of you would like to look at my resume in a few days and give me advice to improve it?