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The Week Got Away From Me

Salute, Brig (see icon, cribbed from Barb). The greatest friend (not exactly a companion, but...) the Doctor ever had.

I'm not exactly sure how, although between these insane hours (honestly, again, I just don't understand how anyone works until 5 pm all the time, really. By the time I get off everything's closed or closing and I can never get anything done and I barely get home and have dinner and then it's time for bed!) and having a few appointments, the next thing I know, it's Caturday again.

And so, to fill in...

Winter storm rolling in from the north:

This is our dog, Bo, and his cat, Churro:

Last week I watched the treasure from the BBC which is Being Human and while I have no real opinion about the SyFy remake of same, I'm wondering how in God's name an American channel -- any American channel, cable or otherwise -- is going to be able to get this dark and still hang on. After all, we're told constantly by "ratings" and "network executives" that audiences don't like things this dark, and can't follow a plot line this intense. And did no less a luminary as Joss Whedon seem to imply that once a character gets this dark, they "can't come back"? Hmmmm.

I discovered today that some yarn I ordered off eBay WAS apparently delivered a couple of weeks ago, but I never received it. Phooey. It was lovely cashmere yarn, too, although fortunately not horribly expensive.

And Bo wearing his favorite Cat Tail Necklace:

This used to be an Abby, and, as I got further around the back, it must have also been a parochial school, since there are several low school buildings behind this front area. It's been boarded up for more than a year now:

Every so often I get a real hankering for chewy candy (like Starburst), but when I bought Starburst this week to satisfy this craving, I found that Starburst apparently sucks now (like a lot of candies I used to love). So I went to the Asian market to get the Japanese Hi-Chew, which, while does not come in assorted packages, is pretty consistently good (and chewy), and comes in flavors like green apple, strawberry, melon, mango, and a few others -- some I have to order from J-List, but others are carried locally, I just have to go to several different Asian markets to get them all.

Yet another thing I miss about having framefolly around is when we buy something strange to us at the Asian market, she's not here to tell me all about it, like if this Dragonfruit we bought is ripe. It's sort of bland and flavorless, so we're guessing probably not (I've tasted dragonfruit juice, but of course it was sweetened, so I'm not really sure).


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Feb. 27th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
I love the idea that Bo has his own cat. Also the idea of chewy mango candies. Yum.
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, we adopted Churro to be a companion for Cairo, but it seems he and Bo get along swimmingly!

They are nommy.
Feb. 27th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
I think it's so cool how well Bo and Churro seem to have bonded!

And thank you for reminding me about Hi-Chew! I haven't had that stuff in ages... and I occasionally get cravings for Starburst (the worst is after helping pack boxes of goodies to send to the troops, because they invariably contain packs of Starburst) as well and have the same problem you do.
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
It's funny, we adopted Churro to be a companion for Cairo, but it seems he and Bo have become fast friends!

Hi-Chew is like I remember Starburst -- a nice firm chew! I wish I could find the Cherry flavor here in the States; it's my favorite and J-list doesn't ALWAYS carry it. (Every different Asian market here has different flavors; today I only found mango and melon.)

Feb. 27th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Look at Bo and his cat! :-)

[hugs hugs and time to breathe]
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)

Feb. 27th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Yeah cats will do that espically Siamese. They like to be unpredictable. Lilith for years was Morgan's cat, but it took a year until Lilith started to play with really. And try to get to him in trouble by meowing her head off like he was killing her, when he wasn't even touching her. Acourse being hyper as a bunny didn't help in Morgan's case and they don't cuddle like that after being together for ten years. Though Lilith will sometimes come up to him why he is laying on the floor and head butt him and touch noses. Problem is Morgan doesn't know how to react when she does.
As for crazy working hours, my mother's are nuts as well she will usually work from ten am to between seven and nine o'clock at night. She's still in caregiver withdraw from when my grandfather died, and can't get herself balanced. I either have my hyper mother having to go ten places at one, or too tired to even pick up a sock from the floor mother right know in Tax Time.
Feb. 27th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Yep, I've had Siamese mixes all my life. Pretty much everyone but Silly, really (a few steps here and there).

They're funny together.
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Feb. 27th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
They like to take up the same amount of space on the sofa (which is interesting, considering the difference in SIZE...!).

Mayonnaise cake recipe?
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
i like the abbey, poor abandoned thing.

i see oranges in the storm picture

love the ones of bo and churro

boo to the lost package. i think the post office misdelivered my needles/test strips/sugar pills again. i needed that last one tonight
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
Yes, that's the orange tree right outside the front door. They're tiny, tough little oranges with lots of seeds, but the juice is usually pretty sweet.

That abbey building is quite nice, really; I used to look at it a lot when it was inhabited and I was sorry when it closed up. I was surprised to see how large it was, when I finally drove around it to get pictures.

For all that we have a mailbox roughly the size of Nebraska, the postal delivery people will often leave small boxes sitting on the front porch in full view of the street. I'm guessing this is what happened to my pretty cashmere yarn. :P
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
i miss having oranges in the yard.

it looks big.

yeah they put it on my redneck porch IF they even get it here. idiots.
Feb. 27th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
The worst was when it was a box with chocolate in it -- sitting in the Arizona sun all afternoon. Yay.
Feb. 27th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
chocolate soup. I'm lucky that i could get stuff like that sent to my office
Feb. 27th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yep. I made sure when I ordered my King Cake this year that it'll be delivered on a Saturday, even though the weather's been reasonably cool.
Feb. 28th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
smart move
Mar. 2nd, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Bo and Churro -- awww....*melts*

I have rarely had really good dragonfruit -- actually, I generally also find it bland and flavorless, like a kiwi with all of the best parts somehow drained away. This disappoints and annoys me, especially given dragonfruit's dramatic coloring.

But when I was in Thailand, I had some dragonfruit that tasted like _something_ -- itself, presumably. It was a very delicate flavor, a light and fragrant tang that was quite pleasing. I haven't had any like that since... :(
Mar. 2nd, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
Don't let their adorableness fool you! Churro is pure evil! :-D

They probably have to pick and ship it VERY green and it must taste best right off the tree (or bush, whatever it grows on). It certainly is pretty -- both inside and out!

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