Ramps, tiropita, spanakopita, bakalava, leek and cilantro microgreens, marigolds, lavender plant, and a sempervivium plant
Eggs, meat pies (hausenpfeffer and spicy buffalo), chicken empanada, pink lady apples, dried apple and asian pear slices, 2 lbs mixed orange and purple carrots, 0.5 lb mixed shiitake and pioppino mushrooms, eggs, smoked vanilla sugar, and smoked black peppercorn simple syrup (I'm going to pour it over french vanilla ice cream!).
I went to my eye doctor this morning, and things look okay -- the eyedrops are working. He also got a fancy new machine to measure the thickness of various nerve layers, so I won't have to take off Mondays twice a year for it anymore.

I then went to Eastern Market, which is a lot of fun to walk around even if you're not interested in buying any of the goods. There are some gorgeous pottery and furniture being offered, along with more usual fare. I have a blue catfish po'boy for breakfast, along with hibiscus agua fresca.

Then I swung by Labyrinth Games and Puzzles and asked about 5-Minute Dungeon. They were all out of the game, but they did have a 5-Minute Marvel variant (you can play as Squirrel-Girl!). Instead I bought Ravine on the recommendation of one of the clerks.

I met up with [personal profile] greenygal and A Person to be Pseudonymed Later, and we walked to the Tidal Basin to look at the cherry trees. It was a crush, as it always is. The blossoms are gorgeous, of course, and there seemed to be a kite festival at the Washington Monument.

Then we went to the Sackler, and walked through the underground parts of the complex until we came out of the African Art Museum, and from there walked to the Metro, so that we could go have lunch at Clyde's and I could then go to my appointment at the hair salon.

I had a long day, I had a lot of fun, and now I am tired.
Went to the fandom brunch this morning, which was held at a restaurant within walking distance, so that was nice.

Went to Zed's Cafe, a coffeehouse that I had never been to before with [personal profile] ellen_fremedon, [personal profile] greenygal, [personal profile] coyotegestalt and a person who I didn't get their handle. Had two excellent chai lattes and a nice slice of red velvet cake.

I plan to pick up the Blu-Ray of Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse when it comes out on Tuesday, and maybe have a viewing party some weekend soon. (It's still playing at my local cinema! Talk about legs!)

Also, I might get a Steam account just to play Baba is You, a puzzle game ellen reccommened.
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( Mar. 1st, 2019 10:26 pm)
I went to see Apollo 11 tonight with [personal profile] fabrisse. If it's playing near you, I definitely recommend seeing it -- using only archival video and sound, with a modern soundtrack and modern chyrons, it tells the story of the Apollo 11 launch and mission.

It's pretty darned amazing, and definitely had some footage I hadn't seen before, like the fly-overs of the dark side of the moon, and actual footage of the earthrise.
Pint of cream, gouda cheese, cheese cake, chocolate olive oil cake, almond tart, pound of ground chicken, cameo apples, apple schinitz, 8lbs of potatoes.
My friend [personal profile] greenygal and I were discussing Into the Spiderverse, and decided the first time the Spiders see Miguel unmasked, someone (probably Miles) is going to ask, “Wait, are you a vampire Spider-Man?”

This lead to some delving into history of vampire myths.

Did you know that the Bela Lugosi version of Dracula came out in 1931? Noir has almost certainly seen it. Also, The Mummy, Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man. He’s going to get references to early Universal Horror films.

And Popeye cartoons, but not Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, or any of the Merrie Melodies characters because Porky was the first in 1935.

And he will get references to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels, because even if you think he’s Peter B’s age, the first book was published in 1900. They were incredibly popular, and there would have been a new book every year throughout Noir’s childhood.

This probably leads to some hilariously nerdy arguments, such as ‘what color are the magic slippers’? In the book, they are silver. In the film in our universe, they’re ruby, because that filmed better. They’re probably emerald or sapphire in Miles’ universe, and the other in Gwen’s.

So one of the first movies they share should be the 1939 Wizard of Oz. It was in Technicolor, it’s very fluffy and friendly, and not likely to trigger trauma in any of them. And then they can spend the entire time arguing about it.

The kids may or may not enjoy it, Noir will definitely enjoy it (color! A happy ending!), Peter B will be going... “Was this always this much of an acid trip?”... Miguel if he’s there will find it a little simple, like a kids' theater production (Miguel’s brother is a VR animator, he’s seen lots of this stuff), and Ham will be “needs more dinosaurs.”
Mushroom hand pie, chocolate olive oil cake, portakalopita, 1/2 pound of mixed oyster and shiitake mushrooms, apple pecan strudel, cheese strudel, ground pork, beef stew cubes, and microgreens -- leek, garlic chives, and purple basil.

Also, went to HipCityVeg after my hair appointment today, and the Impossible Burger is in their Smokehouse Burger (a current special), and it's fantastic!
Apples (pink lady, stayman, york), apple schnitz, tart cherry juice (will try to make into sorbet), mushroom hand pies, bougatsa, lemon-almond gluten free tart, corn shoots, leek sprouts (both from the new microgreens booth, to be made into mini-quiche), quart of whole milk, quart of chocolate milk, lightning jack cheese (jack with jalapenos), apple honey pecan strudel.
I saw Aquaman yesterday with [personal profile] fabrisse. The first scene with Black Manta against Aquaman showed me why the reviewers haven't been enthusiastic about this film -- the emotional beats were all over the map, and couldn't keep a coherent mood or the tension going in the scene.

It's a visually gorgeous movie, and Arthur's relationship with his dad is a highlight of the character interactions. It's nice to see a superhero who has a family that he cares about and is involved with. Jason Momoa looks fabulous, and when he's allowed to go toward more comedic and human moments he's really good.

As to the plot, well, it held together well enough. It was interesting that no Old Mentor Figure died, which is unusual for a hero's origin story, but Aquaman is older than the usual young hero, so maybe he doesn't need someone to die for him to grow up?

Today, [personal profile] greenygal, [personal profile] pleasance, and A Pseudonym To Be Named Later went to see Synetic Theater's adaptation of My Father's Dragon. The show had a minimal cast playing the Cat, the Boy, and three ensemble members playing everything else, mostly with puppets. The puppets were amazing, especially the rhino, which was a two-person costume that was about the size of an actual rhinoceros, and the crocodile, which was only the part of a crocodile that might be above water while swimming, and was pushed across stage floor by the ensemble. There was also a good warthog, some sort of adorable, angry rodent, a lion (with glowing eyes and a mouth that opened to roar), and a gorilla that was a giant mask and two fist that each took a person to operate.

Next month they're doing an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, which should be interesting.
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( Jan. 1st, 2019 06:23 pm)
I just knocked my phone off the table it was charging on -- and the power cord snapped off inside the phone when it landed.

I was able to remove the broken bit with needle-nose pliers, but this means I'll have to hit up the Apple store tomorrow to see if I can get a replacement. That'll be fun.
It went well. I didn't make the mushrooms, but frankly, I had so much food that it wasn't needed.

The guests were [personal profile] meri_oddities, [personal profile] treewishes, [personal profile] temve, [personal profile] ell, [personal profile] greenygal, and [personal profile] pleasance.

I made:

I bought:

Friends brought:

Then we sat around and ate and talked for several hours.

A great way to start the new year!
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( Dec. 31st, 2018 09:25 pm)
The Liege Sugar Waffle recipe from Everybody Eats Well in Belgium is very sticky -- not quite as annoying as pate choux for cheese puffs, but still -- so I hope it turns out well. The batter is sitting in my fridge right now, as I will be making the waffles tomorrow.

My sujuk rolls are going to be more of sujuk borek, as there were no sheets of puff pastry dough left, and they will have to be wrapped in phyllo dough because that's what I could get. I'm not going to try to make rough puff tonight -- I don't have enough energy for that.
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( Dec. 31st, 2018 05:05 am)
This year, I got two Coco stories:

Seranata by Anonymous

After a hundred years, somethings remind intact.

do not go gently by Anonymous

“Hector,” Imelda repeats, “Come home.”

“Where is home Imelda?” Hector asks her, his voice quiet. “With you? After so long?”
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( Dec. 29th, 2018 07:00 pm)
The brunch will start at 11am at my apartment. I have paper plates, but I don't have enough mugs for everyone, so bring your own if you want tea or hot chocolate.

Currently, the menu is:

  • Migas mini-quiche
  • Potato-spinach mini-quiche
  • Bacon and lamb bacon
  • Liege waffles
  • Pecans -- chocolate-covered and cinnamon-roasted
  • Mushrooms
  • Winter fruit salad -- from [personal profile] pleasance
  • Cheese -- from [personal profile] meri_oddities
  • Hot chocolate
  • Tea (various, mostly black)
  • Shrubs -- persimmon, pawpaw, applejack
  • Mimosas -- from [personal profile] ell and [personal profile] temve
  • Springerle cookies
  • Basilopita

Please let me know if you're coming.
Eggs, hen-of-the-woods and lion's-mane mushrooms, hickory-smoked bacon, lambcetta, pink lady apples, apple schnitz, apple cider syrup, bagel with bacon peanut butter, gluten free greek pastry, walnut butter, cranberry spoon sweet, and a vasilopita for New Year's Day.
Eggs, chocolate olive oil cake, tiropita, mushroom pie, quince-ricotta pie, a jar of apricot spoon sweet, wild ginger vinegar, fish pepper hot sauce, Stayman and York apples, apple schnitz, cajeta.

Went with [personal profile] temve and [personal profile] ell to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse again. It is still a great movie the second time. Definitely see it if you can (if you're sensitive to flashing lights, maybe skip it -- it's got a lot of them).

We then walked through the entire Downtown Holiday Market, which was fun, but took long enough that it was getting dark and cold.

Then we went to eat -- at Poke Papa, which is a fast-casual Hawaiian poke place only a block or so from the Chinese gate that I had never been to before. I had the larb gai chicken with lots of crunchy vegetables, and mango and pineapple. Delicious, and would definitely go back to again, as they even have vegan options.
The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is coming to the Kennedy Center from Feb 5 through 10. This is conveniently timed with my birthday, so I try to go every year. If anyone wants to join me, let me know; I think I'd like Program C, but any of the programs would be good.

There's also going to be a free dance workshop on Feb 9th at 5:30 pm at the Millennium Stage. I've gone to the dance workshop before, and it's a lot of fun, so that's also a thing.

Apocalyptica is playing the Lincoln Theater on May 28th. Yes, it's a Finnish metal cello band that does Metallica covers. I am going, and if you want to come with me, let me know.

Also, their version of Hall of the Mountain King is amazing!

The first of the seed catalogs arrived today. Southern Exposure Seed Savers Exchange. I'm tempted by the Abraham Lincoln tomatoes, as I've grown them before and they are excellent slicers. I really need a bigger garden for corn, but I had fun with the Oaxacan green corn I grew this summer.
I keep telling myself that I don't need this Chris Yates Baffler, but it's so pretty...

wooden jigsaw puzzles in the form of a snail that is also a fishtank with goldfish


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