I dropped by the butchers today to ask if they’d liked the cake. They had; yer man who’d asked for it said it had been devoured and they’d all but eaten the tin. Fighting each other off, they were, he said, and he said to the fellow who was getting me my order, “This is the lady who brought the cake!” And the fellow’s eyes got wide and he said, “It was gorgeous!” So that was great fun. And I said I had another throw-away tin so perhaps I’d have to make them another cake, and yer man, the first fellow, said, “If you must…” So I’ll probably do that in a few weeks here. *laughs* :)
Speaking of baking, how about some Brown butter double fudge chocolate chip cookies? I’m going to have to try making those one of these days. Except I’ve no chocolate chips left so it won’t be soon. Although then I will ALSO have to try that kind of cookie with the Chocolate Migraine Cookie recipe, because that’s the only chocolate cookie recipe I’ve ever had that I thought was worth bothering with.
And to make this a Some Things Make A Post post…
Elephants travel for days to mourn a human friend. Warning: may make your screen blurry.
Changing water to fuel–if this is a repeatable experiment, it has great potential. Of course, all things with great potential will be snatched up by the oil companies and crushed into oblivion. Seriously, the best thing about that Val Kilmer “The Saint” movie? Releasing the inexhaustible fuel supply code onto the internet. I would like all genuinely useful discoveries to do that.
(Also I want the polyurethane-eating bacteria discovered in the Amazon to be released into landfills worldwide. Yes, yes, of course things could go horribly wrong, but I’ve really begun to embrace the “fuck it, it’s already gone horribly wrong and we know what the results of this horrible wrongness are, let’s see what the results of that horrible wrongness are!”)
George Lucas, exasperated with wealthy neighbors refusing to let him build a movie studio on land he owns in their posh neighborhood, thoughtfully backs down and comes up with an excellent use for the land instead.
Oh! And! I’m teaching a Fantasy Fiction writing course at the Irish Writers’ Centre this weekend! Worldbuilding, magic development & more! It should be fun, so come along if you’re in the neighborhood! :)
(x-posted from the essential kit)