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crankage and media reviews [Apr. 7th, 2008|09:58 pm]
Yesterday was a day of much crankiness, for no particularly good reason. Maybe it was because my back was sore; maybe because I couldn't find the documents to do my taxes; maybe just a general sense of thwartage.

This morning was much better. Wrote some, found the tax forms, felt better after a good night's sleep. That was balanced by this afternoon, when I was filled with much stabbity-death and a desire to drown things because I was installing software that didn't want to work and refused to tell me why. But I got it mostly going, and then it was all okay again.

I made some salsa with strawberries in it on the grounds that strawberries and cilantro theoretically go well together. People at the Birthday Party for Three Small Children and Assorted Adults on Saturday agreed that it was, indeed, quite good, but probably needed just a little lemon juice or other citrus.

We're up to Episode 11 of Heroes season 1 and I am continuing to totally love it. What's most impressive about it is the large number of characters that I like and am interested in. I'm really hoping that Season 3 turns things around so that I don't have to stop at the end of Season 1. We also watched more Kurau: Phantom Memory to clear out the Netflix queue. It's little slow through discs 4 & 5, but still enjoyable. It continues to make me think of RPGs.

I've been feeling lately like I don't read very much anymore, but I have to remember that I do, it's just not necessarily in paperback novel form. I'm about 2/3 of the way through the Project Gutenberg version of P.G. Wodehouse's Right Ho, Jeeves, and hey, that's totally a book, even though I'm reading it in my web browser! Reading a year or two worth of interesting blog posts? Also quite a bit of text. If they were bound up pretty into a book of essays, I'm sure I'd feel like I was reading a lot of non-fiction. And a few thousand words of fanfic here and there every now and then would probably add up pretty quick if I were keeping track, too.

A because I love you all, even though it's not representative of the post as a whole I will use my cranky icon. Just for you!

[User Picture]From: zalena
2008-04-08 12:25 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the Crankopotamus icon!
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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2008-04-08 02:46 pm (UTC)
How's the Wodehouse?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2008-04-08 03:20 pm (UTC)
Light and fluffy, pretty funny.
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[User Picture]From: 0nce_and_future
2008-04-09 12:01 am (UTC)
Mmm strawberry salsa - the Sonic Burrito up near GU had it a few times (when the berries were fresh), and it was marvelous.

When I describe it to people they look at me strange - even though I try and explain that strawberries are perfectly fine substitutes for the more usual tomatoes (or mangoes).
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2008-04-09 12:07 am (UTC)
I think part of it is that people think of strawberries as being very sweet, when in fact, they aren't particularly. (Not modern strawberries grown to be shippable, anyway.) But even so, sweet salsa isn't all that weird.
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