October 15th, 2014

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too busy to post

I'm at that stage again where I've got a backlog of posts I want to write and am apparently never going to get to them so I should let it go

(let it go, can't hold me back anymore / which reminds me that yesterday Young Indiana pulled all my hair over one shoulder so I would be "like Elsa" and so this morning I said to him "should I braid my hair like Elsa's?" and he said yes and I did and he said "That's not like Elsa. Elsa's braid is on the other side." And I was like "...yes. yes it is, now that you mention it. CLOSE ENOUGH.")

and make posts on other topics instead of mooping about the ones I haven't done. Or maybe I'll do a quick round-up:

I have read some good books lately. One was Chrysoula Tzavelas's WOLF INTERVAL, 3rd in the Senyaza (MATCHBOX GIRLS) series, and right now you can get all 3 books plus all her Senyaza short stories at that Kickstarter link for only $12!

Another is Deborah Blake's debut novel WICKEDLY DANGEROUS, which I totally failed to read in time to blurb and am sad about. It's a splendid modern twist on Baba Yaga with some terrific characterisations and funny funny lines. Well worth reading.

And UNMADE, Sarah Rees Brennan's third Lynburn Legacy book is out, and ended the trilogy very satisfactorily.

I've watched the first episodes of Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow and The Flash. So far I like The Flash the best by a country mile, as it seems to be having *fun*, but I was thinking about this season's TV and thought "I like Person of Interest best of the new stuff this season" and then realized I'm watching PoI season 1 on Netflix, not on tv. Oops.

My s9 Supernatural finally arrived. Now I just need time to sit down and binge-watch it. :)

Pretty sure I've given up on Elfquest: the Final Quest. My failure to give a damn is turning to active dislike of the story. I just...yeah. Don't like it. I actually don't like it, and that's sad.

I have got so many things to do. Over and out.
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the making of fudge

I have made just about All The Fudge In The World. I've added it up, and all told it's going to be 75 pounds (there are a couple left to do this weekend). That's a lot of fudge. A LOT of fudge.

Here are the ingredients, from The Big Shopping Excursion:
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Prepping a 12 pound quadruple batch. This is NOT for the uninitiated: I came very close to screwing this up. Expert level fudge-maker only.
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This in no way conveys just how much fudge is on the platter. 12 pounds is a huge amount of fudge.
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The plate of fudge/previous picture holds as much as is in those two pans, plus another of the large pan's worth.
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About 30 pounds worth of fudge.
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So that's basically what I've been doing with practically all my free time the past two weeks. Making fudge and packaging it to send to the world. :) It's actually been quite a lot of fun, if exhausting, and I may very well do it again next year, if people are interested. :)