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07 February 2016 @ 12:37 pm
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I made scones this morning and opened the maple apple butter to try it on them.

oh my GOD that stuff is good

Holy crap. Completely different delivery of flavour than the caramel, which is all tart apple and then slow roll of caramel. This is rich sweet maple with a low apple base, much, MUCH more maple-y than I expected from the taste I had when it was still warm. Oh my *god*.

Ted’s all like: you need to start a fudge and apple butter cottage industry and sell it for millions in five years’ time.


The other day, at the hot chocolate cafe in Dublin:
Them: Where’ve you been?
Me: We moved to Drogheda.
Them: Oh! We should open a shop there!
Me: Don’t. I’ve lost 10lbs since moving.
Them: Oh dear.


I got my ART OF ELFQUEST from the Kickstarter a couple of days ago and will wax rhapsodic about that on a recent reads post, but one of the perks was an ElfQuest coloring book.

*incoherent noises of squee*

Seriously, I can’t believe it never occurred to me to photocopy pages from the original B&W comics and color them (ESPECIALLY since my sister (age 9 or so) once colored in one of my originals! this got brought up for some reason in the last year or two and Deirdre for the first time looked actually pained and said, with genuine remorse, “Yeah, I’m sorry about that,” whereas at age 9 she really couldn’t understand why I was SO FURIOUS that she’d done that *laughs*), but now that the idea’s been put in my head…

…now that the idea’s been put in my head I’m regretting, pretty much for the first time, getting rid of all the non-original-quest B&W originals I owned when we moved to Ireland. Anyway, I assiduously scanned the entire coloring book before starting on it, because then I can color pages AGAIN in NOT BOOK ACCURATE COLOR SCHEMES (maybe) (theoretically) (possibly) (why does the idea make me twitch?) and then I couldn’t decide what picture I wanted most to color so I just started at the beginning. I may end up coloring the whole thing in order, in fact, which would be unheard of. So would coloring an entire coloring book, for that matter, but I see it happening. :)

Anyway, I had a perfectly splendid time coloring the first picture. Leetah sure has a lot of hair, though. I mean, I knew that, but it’s particularly noticeable when you have to color it all twice to get the right color. And I also already want a different coloring book with more of the minor characters, as this one is heavy on The Big Three.

Ted, immediately after I got the book: do you have enough colored pencils for an ElfQuest coloring book?
Me, thinking about it: probably
Me, opening pencil box & book: definitely not

At the least I need more pencils because I have an insufficient variety of browns for the Sun Folk, nevermind various shades of pale for the Wolfriders and Gliders (the Go-Backs, sadly, are almost entirely absent from this book, although really there aren’t very damn many Gliders either).



So Deirdre and I were walking along, and Deirdre was singing something that I half knew the words to, and I sort of came in a bit on a word, then said, apparently with great solemnity and consideration, “I know a lot of vowel sounds in songs.”

Deirdre laughed for literally five minutes. She had to stop walking twice to laugh. It rang true, she said, she’d just never heard it expressed that way. “Usually,” she said, “we call that ‘not knowing the words,’ but I guess your way is a more positive spin on it.”

“Well,” I said, “I’m a very positive person.” :)

Relatedly, having just before that sung our way through Jesus Christ Superstar (hooray for lyrics websites, altho we sure knew a lot of them in the core of our souls) and having listened to her scat, I would totally pay money to watch her do a one-man show of JCS.


I can’t think of a fifth thing for five things make a post. Close enough.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Dreamshadowmorgie on February 7th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
There... was a kickstarter?

There... was A COLORING BOOK?

I am going to be all sadface over in Texas now, not the least because I want a hot chocolate cafe. And a coloring book.

And money to go to Ireland so I can have hot cocoa. Yeah. That's it!
lyda222lyda222 on February 7th, 2016 03:46 pm (UTC)
Reading your blog was like a flashback to all my favorite things: ElfQuest! JCS! Seriously, I was a fan of both of them. And now I feel like I might have to drag down my Jesus Christ Superstar album and listen to it today!
kitmizkit on February 7th, 2016 04:41 pm (UTC)
JCS is always good for a listen. :)
6_penny on February 7th, 2016 04:47 pm (UTC)
May I suggest water colour pencils - then you can colour and when needed blend the colours with water and a small brush. They are also great for kids - the water paint fun without the major spillage problem.
topumtopum on February 7th, 2016 05:06 pm (UTC)
Maple apple butter rocks indeed!
irishkateirishkate on February 7th, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh - I want to see that colouring book....
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on February 8th, 2016 03:11 am (UTC)
You had me at hot chocolate cafe...
desperance: lukedesperance on February 8th, 2016 07:18 am (UTC)
Ted’s all like: you need to start a fudge and apple butter cottage industry and sell it for millions in five years’ time.

I would totally put a few dollars into this now, if it means I get fudge and apple butter now and millions later. *nods, investily*
Jannejanne on February 8th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
I completely missed that there was an elfquest kickstarter, darn it. Then again, I never throw anything out so maybe a trip to the comic book boxes in the basement would cover all my EQ coloring needs for the next few years...