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02 January 2006 @ 05:41 pm
I had five days before I had to return to work, my fever lasted three, and I went through two sets of sweat-soaked bedsheets before I returned to human form. Now I've got just a handful of hours left before I begin a new year of work. I am of course using this time to do laundry.

I have three New Year's resolutions. I've decided that any more than three is just asking for failure.

1. Continue to improve my health.
2. Manage my finances.
3. Keep up better connections with people.

Many more specific goals fall under these headers, such as "branch out to other vegetables" (#1). For as Plato said, "All vegetables are by nature equal, made of the same earth. Can the earth produce vegetables of both greater and lesser good? It cannot. Is the broccoli a more useful member of the garden? Impossible. Contemplate the cauliflower. Is it not also edible?"

For New Year's Eve, from deep within the stuffy bowels of my couch, I rewatched the first season of The Larry Sanders Show, which is brilliant. You can get the first four seasons of The Flintstones on DVD, and pre-order season five, but you can't get more than the first season of Larry Sanders. Not much about the stupidity of the world surprises me anymore.

Now back to As the Washer Churns.
LadyCatladycat777 on January 3rd, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
*gives you chicken soup made by my mommy, which is totally soverign for illnesses of all varieties and gentle, non-pressuring hugs*

I'm so sorry you've been so ill, lovely.
Rat Creature: foodratcreature on January 3rd, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
Hmm, I'm really open minded wrt vegetables, I mean there is no vegetable I will refuse to eat completely, and yet... I maintain brussels sprouts are not like other vegetables. And not different in a good way. Neither is fennel. Actually fennel is worse, at least nobody has tried to make tea from brussels sprouts.

But I'm impressed that you make resolutions, I have long since given in to my inner sloth and don't bother to even try anymore with such difficult things. It's just too depressing. The last resolution I had any lasting success with was two years ago to not buy sweets or junk food anymore, but that had the loophole that I can still eat the stuff as a guest or if it was a gift, not to mention that it also resulted in a drastic increase in home-made cakes, pies, cookies, desserts, and snack foods and such... Though granted, instead of potato chips I now munch on roasted and salted chickpeas.
superheroes failing at oatmeal: balsamic vinegar and radishes (by caro)some_stars on January 3rd, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
roasting cauliflower--like, roasting the HELL out of it, so it browns at the edges or maybe even a little black--turns it into a completely different and far more delicious vegetable.
gattagrigiagattagrigia on January 3rd, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
Indeed, I too can attest to the virtues of roasting veggies! and cauliflower - there are at least two things to do to cauliflower that are scrumptious - steam it first, then either grate the really good italian parmesan over it, and bake it for about 10 min at 350 degrees, or deep fat fry it in olive oil till it gets golden and crunchy, and dip it in tatzikeh (garlic yogurt sauce). Or boil it in milk, like the Elizabethans used to (I can find the recipe if you like) which does something to the sulfur inherent in that vegetable family, and makes it into a dish that cauliflower-phobes adore.

Happy new year!
cathexys: arghcathexys on January 3rd, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
sends healthy thoughts your way...

i'm totally feeling for you!!! i likewise spent the last four days sick and can't believe tomorrow's everything back to regular schedule...i don't even want to approach my kitchen or look around the living room, b/c all the break clean up...so didn't happen...

...waits with you for the last dryer round of the night to finish...
postcardsfrom on January 3rd, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
I agree, Larry Sanders IS brilliant, although many things seem more brilliant than they ought when you are weak and wobbly.

Cabbage is humble but protean (no, I'm not trying to spell protein here).
Trepkos: Oooh! Hello Mrs Premise by Camelspottertrepkos on January 3rd, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Contemplate the cauliflower. Is it not also edible?"

Consider the lily ... But don't eat it.
aubergineautumn on January 30th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
...Is It Over?
So, like other callously cruel fanfic writers, did you leave the fandom when the show ended? Is there no more fanfic to come? I've been to your site http://www.drizzle.com/~eliade/ and have fallen in love with your Sidelines Buffy universe...but the posts there say the last time you posted was in 2003. I guess this is a stupid question, but are you ever coming back to this fandom? Have you abandon it for greener pastures (whose show is currently airing)?