Sunday Baking

Sep. 17th, 2017 05:33 pm
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Put together this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cake today (from the Washington Post). Followed the instructions except for sifting the flour and spices together -- just took it out of the oven and it smells delicious. :D

We must have an opossum in residence close by -- Layla treed a youngster both last night and this morning in the backyard, scaring the bejeebers out of the little guy both times.

Currently reading Jay McInerney's The Good Life, sequel to Brightness Falls and the middle book in his "New York trilogy" (I've noticed some people calling it his "Yuppie trilogy," heh). It's a good read, but omg these characters do not talk like normal people talk. Before this I read Neil Gaiman's American Gods. I had read it once, years and years ago, but I heard Gaiman had restored something like 12K words to a new edition. It was interesting to see how the book did or did not follow the first season of the TV show, and how a few scenes had been transferred to TV virtually unchanged. I enjoyed it a lot -- two thumbs up, would recommend.

This and That

Sep. 7th, 2017 05:09 pm
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Able to get out and do things now, but I'm still knocked out the next day. Well, onwards. :-)

Here are some links I liked/found interesting recently ...

1) From the British Museum, an Anubis plushie. This just delights me. The Dread Lord of the Underworld and after-life, weigher of the scales, African golden wolf ... as a plushie. I think he's adorable. :D

2) We had one of these fluttering around our deck light last night. We get them occasionally at this time of year -- they are BIG, and they're very calm, so you can get close to them. This guy's body was about an inch and a half long, and they're really furry. I left it alone, and because it had landed on our shovel handle and wasn't moving, Layla ignored it.

3) Kate Millett has passed away. She was 83, and she was celebrating her birthday on an annual trip to Paris with her wife and longtime collaborator. Good for her.

4) Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a long piece in the Atlantic on Potatohead. Did I say it was long? It's long. And it's very much worth reading.

5) This is a real case, reported in 1997 in the British Medical Journal. A woman had a brain tumor. And it talked to her. O_o

There. Five things make a post. Y/Y

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