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Kal Ho Naa Ho

The more Bollywood pictures I see, the more I like 'em. Every time I see a new one, I like it better than the last (and I don't stop liking the previous ones, either). The trouble is remembering the Hindustani titles...

Today we went to the Science Center and looked at preserved dead bodies done up as artwork masquerading as science. It was absolutely fascinating stuff. The preservation is marvelous and the displays stunning. Spent about two hours in there and came home to a lovely roast with mango chutney by my lovely significant other with oatmeal cookies for dessert (the cookies were made by me on Thursday night, using steel-cut oats rather than your standard quick-cooking ones; makes for a nice chewy texture, even on the ones that didn't rise properly - there was a tablespoon of water in the recipe and pure butter, which is what I think made them flatten and spread out like they did; after batch one came out of the oven, I repaired the rest of the batter with some lard, more glutenous flour {bread flour} and another egg. The rest of the cookies pluffed up nicely).

I have been interviewing my characters, which is fun. The finished interviews are on the laptop, so I'll transfer them over to this machine tomorrow.

I have some more pictures of Las Vegas. This is the Bellagio's Conservatory/botanical garden, which is always done up for the season. I've seen it made up for the Chinese New Year and for summer, and this was the first time we'd been there in the spring. There was a little hot house filled with real butterflies, as well as the pretty glass ones:

And the water garden, with cranes (made of flowers):

It's been a pretty good day.

So, why is it so hard to find this in America? And yes, I'm a big ol' geek who wants it. I know I could just go over to Fry's and get a plain, ordinary USB hub... but... but...


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 20th, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures!
May. 20th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
May. 20th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
love the pictures. Is that the traveling human body thing? I wanted to see that (not sure why, i've done dozens of my own pro-sections but i wanted to see it anyhow)

am looking forward to the interviews
May. 20th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)

I think so - as far as I know, there are three tours (this one was Body Worlds 3); there's been one at the Tropicana in Vegas for a few years now, although it says "limited engagement" now. It's quite interesting, really.

May. 20th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
if i go there, I'll try to make time to look at it
May. 21st, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
What a fantastic Web page of geegaws I don't need but absolutely want!

Say, is this the cushie pillow rahirah has been looking for?
May. 21st, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
I didn't shop around more. I guess I should.

Sure looks like it!

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