Archive for October, 2012

The road winds ever on–

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

I got 3200 words yesterday, which makes up for being a bit, er, distracted on Monday. (Friends, hurricane, you know how it goes.) Today, I have to try to get quota before leaving to go rock climb, so that’s what I’m going to do essentially the instant I hit post on this blog. I’m just [...]

Because everything is better with dragonflies…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tea today:Stash’s wonderful Mangosteen Green with half a lemon in it. Teacup today: dragonfly bowl. Look at the color of this stuff. It’s jut beautiful. Taste is tart and fruity, a tiny bit astringent. Yum. Sun is coming out. We lost a lilac and some gutter: we got off easy, considering what’s going on just [...]

Not exactly a Friday Night Cocktail: The Long Island Express

Monday, October 29th, 2012

This is a Hurricane variant, Yankee-style. In honor of the Frankenstorm, I decided that a cocktail was in order–and the cocktail in question was an obvious choice. I didn’t have any pineapple juice–and I wasn’t about to go out in this to get some. Leaves are slapping the windows like angry hands; the trees are [...]

Overture to a Frankenstorm…

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It’d be a perfect gray, blowy day if we didn’t know what was coming. It’s actually quite beautiful out, if a bit windy and misting rain. I did not run this morning; Wednesday I hope to resume regular training. Today and tomorrow will be yoga days, and my body will probably be the better for [...]

Bones of the omn nom nom nom nom

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The cookies came out. In honor of the Frankenstorm, I made cookies. “Bones of the dead” (Ossi di Morti) seemed appropriate to the day–as my housemate pointed out–although I tweaked the recipe a little. Brown sugar (because that was what I had), half King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour, and almond milk in place of [...]

We take our trick or treating seriously around here.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

That was the scene in my front yard twenty minutes ago, It’s still going on out there, but we ran out of candy after an hour. We had fifteen bags. We live in a rural community (though we ourselves live on the town common) with the result that all 3400 people in town come to [...]

Tomorrow’s a Rest Day.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Today is too–well, not an exercise Rest Day, but a work one. I’ve been doing things like laundry and changing the sheets and catching up on internets and washing dishes and eating food–and I went for a nearly-two-hour run this morning. My first 9-miler. (9.3 miles: 15 kilometers, in 103 minutes.) But all that is [...]

Cooking with the lazy Slav.

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Here’s tonight’s dinner about to go in the oven: It’s one of my latest adventures in Forensic Ukrainian Cookery. I call it Stuffed Cabbage Casserole. Because I love stuffed cabbage, but you know what? Peeling apart and steaming and then sauteeing and then mixing and then rolling and then… No. Just no. I could have [...]

Metatropolis 3: Electric Boogalee

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Yep, it’s true. There will be a third volume of the Hugo-nominated, Audie-winning audio anthology Metatropolis. Metatropolis 3: Green Space will be edited by Jay lake and Ken Scholes, with stories by both of those luminaries as well as Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear (that’s me), Mary Robinette Kowal, and Seanan McGuire.

Friday Night Cocktail: the Ginger Scald

Friday, October 26th, 2012

(Yes, my work table is dirty. How good of you to notice.) I lost the morning to running errands (Halloween candy–a must: we live on the town common, and they quite literally bus kids in to trick-or-treat. Last year, the town provided socialized candy, but none has shown up yet this year!–dinner necessities, hurricane necessities–gas [...]