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So, the town where I live has a bit of a...rough edge to it. It's like the 9th or 10th most violent city in the United States (of our size? I don't know, anyway, people were up in arms about it) - we're like the Detroit of mid-sized cities, I guess. Anyway, there's also a pretty serious lack of quality education. The fact that I can construct a sentence at all has more to do with my parents' insisting I grow up something of an intellectual snob than what I learned in school.

Anyway, so Mr. Timelord and I are going to go as a mad scientist (me!) and her fiendish creation for Halloween this year. I wanted an Erlenmeyer flask, and can't find a place in town that would have something like that. So I called this one local party store that has the best Halloween room in town. Bearing in mind the entire store is staffed by a bunch of snooty women - they've been around for decades, and no teenager has ever worked in this store. I think you actually have to be an uptight old broad who looks like they have a lot of money to even apply to work there. This is pointed out just so you know I wasn't talking to some young kid who didn't know any better.

Here was our conversation:

Me - Hi, I'm looking for an Erlenmeyer flask, like a mad scientist would have in their lab.
Clerk - Huh?
Me - Oh, sorry. It's kind of an odd shaped glass container. Sort of like a bottle, but wide at the bottom. Like they use in a lab.
Clerk - No, we don't have no glass bottle thing.

Now, as some of you know I am a grammar nut. I nearly burst into flames. Just had to share. Today's adventure: find an Erlenmeyer flask. Given the intellectual atmosphere of this town, it will probably end up being a road trip.

Sigh....

Oct. 9th, 2011 06:06 pm
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Well, I was writing something for the TTU "Rose" prompt, but have decided to abandon it in the interest of time. I got so wrapped up with F&W this weekend, and then everything else that went crazy for me in RL, there just isn't time to finish the story in time and make it post-worthy. Which makes me kind of sad because I liked where it was going, but I'm not going to blow through the ending just to get it done on time. Maybe one day I'll post it on my own page if I ever finish it.

And I was one of the dorks who voted "one week" for challenges, and here I can't even pull it off. Big dummy.

Anyroad, with that monkey off my back for now, I'm going back to F&W, where my heart is, and continue that story. Things are about to get very interesting, so I want to give it all the focus it deserves and demands right now. Still, feel like I'm standing on the platform watching the train pull out of the station, just a couple seconds too late to get on. :(

Ick.

Sep. 30th, 2011 12:40 pm
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I'm trying this whole eating healthy thing, and I figured what's healthier than rice? As I'm working on the geisha story before I go teach, I thought I'd throw together a quickie Japanese rice dish, only to remember that all my proper Japanese ingredients are at my client's house, as I cook stuff there for him a lot.
But, there was nothing else healthy in the house to eat. So I whipped up a batch of chicken with rice, trying to do it Japanese style with approximate Western ingredient equivalents.

This was highly unsuccessful.

I'm eating rice that tastes like gingerbread chicken with mayo on it. And I'm eating it, because that's all there is in the house for lunch.
yuk.

Just thought I'd share - now back to the geishas. I wonder if this is how bad natto tastes...

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