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14 July 2009 @ 06:17 pm
I need…  

…to live someplace where there are enough people I know around that I can throw Dessert Parties. I have all these great dessert cookbooks (Mrs Fields’ I LOVE CHOCOLATE Cookbook, a cheesecake cookbook, an ice cream recipe book…) and no reason to make any of the desserts in them. There are a hundred recipes in the Mrs Fields book. It could take years to go through just /that/ one. But the desserts are mostly too extravagant to make just for two people, and they’re *all* too *large* for just a couple people, so I never make any of them. But it’d be kind of fun to make, like, five different kinds of things for a party so everybody could get a taste and nobody would be too bloated. But I would need, you know. People around.

Ardian (and Mark Powers, the guy adapting the Dresden Files novels to comic form) has an interview with the Comics Waiting Room.

I’m very tired of doing revisions. The DEMON HUNTS revisions aren’t at all difficult, but I’ve been working on mostly revisions for the past six weeks, and I’m tired of them. I want to write something new. Or possibly take six months off, but I have gone to some effort to make sure *that* won’t happen. Which reminds me that I had a discussion with comics artist Matthew Dow Smith the other day which went something like this:

Matt: I’m trying to get all my side projects sorted out. Somehow I ended up with way more side projects than I intended to this year.
Kit: Me too. How does that happen?
Matt: Freelancers can’t say no.
Kit: Oh yearh.
Matt: Also we overflow with creative genius.
Matt: But mostly, freelancers can’t say no.

miles to Minas Tirith: 460

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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lannyworld: happylannyworld on July 14th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
You and my boyfriend should have a chat. He's a crazy who likes to bake at least 1,000 cookies (literally, yes) every year and hold a party called Cookie Death. He invites a lot of people, and has a friend bartend, so it's cookies and booze XD You could always bake them and ship the cookies as holiday gifts.
GM Ceosanna: iEatceosanna on July 14th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
>You could always bake them and ship the cookies as holiday gifts.

I was thinking the same thing, only why wait for holiday gifts? A group of my friends (and some friends-of-friends) participate in a bookbox group, where we all send books to each other on birthdays. Something like that for desserts might work well, too. Of course, you'd have to limit the size of the group or else you'd run the risk of being inundated with desserts around your birthday. (I'd certainly be willing to take one for the team ... er ... I mean, I'd be willing to try it.)
kitmizkit on July 14th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Baking and shipping wouldn't work so well with cheesecakes or ice creams or many other things, nevermind the prohibitive costs involved... :)
lannyworld: happylannyworld on July 15th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
You could always put your baking skills to use for people at cons and/or book signings/readings :D Everyone will remember you as one swell writer and one helluva baker! (and maybe it'll open their wallet too...)
GM Ceosanna: Problematic Foodceosanna on July 15th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
You and your logic. Hrmpf.
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kitmizkit on July 14th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
but I don't want to be stuck at home eating cookies all day during writing breaks.

EXACTLY!

And my husband's a chef, so they're around food all the time, so sending more food in...not so much.

Wow, that sucks beyond belief, about the storebought. Wow, that SUCKS.
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hegemony hedgehogagrimony on July 14th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
I honestly won't pay bake sale prices to rebuy grocery store cooked stuff. There was a bake sale outside of the grocery store I work in where they were selling the cookies you can get for $2.99 for 12 inside for $1.50 each.
Laura Anne Gilman: s.u.r.i.suricattus on July 14th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
see now, I feel that way -- only about 4-course sit-down dinners. If we lived within easy traveling distance....

probably best we don't, waistlines considered. ;-)
madmiss on July 14th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Hummm.......Octocon/ next Irish convention bake sale?

desperancedesperance on July 14th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
We could all come and live close to you. That would do it.
kitmizkit on July 15th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
I think that's an excellent plan. :)
desperancedesperance on July 14th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Off-topic: Kitpraise!
Just in case you haven't seen, from lastshortstory:

"I moved straight into a little gem that I paid more for than any other book I've ever bought, a short collection from Subterranean Press called A Fantasy Medley. I bought it for the Robin Hobb, but was amazed by the quality of the stories (all by established and well known novelists), particularly those I'm not normally a fan of. The best of the four stories contained in the pages was, for me, "From Russia, With Love", a Baba Yaga fairy tale by C.E. Murphy. Apparently some of the characters are the stars of her novel series, but I've never read the novels, and was delighted by the story."

Heh. I enable your ego...
kit: xmen_smileymizkit on July 15th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Re: Off-topic: Kitpraise!
Oh, <3! You do enable my ego! What a wonderful bit of praise!

God, I still love that story so much. It's so nice that people are enjoying it. *happyhappy*
Brian: panda bouncinglogrusboy on July 15th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
…to live someplace where there are enough people I know around that I can throw Dessert Parties.

I recommend Los Angeles. I'll bring my kids. :)
kitmizkit on July 16th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
Right! Then we canmake all the super skinny LA people look normal! It'll be an international public service!