May 19th, 2007

Halloween Cat

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...