...since it looks as though I'm never going to sort out the post I made well enough to bother making it public, again. 

- Moose did a jello shot off the male bartender's belly just for MY viewing pleasure (and not at all because he really really wanted to and just needed to be talked into it - he's such a good co-worker ;)).  Because he was so kind to me, I later did a jello shot off the female bartender's belly. ;)

- Moose pretty much forced me to talk to an absolutely adorable and shy girl who is a writer.  I failed to get her blog nick, but I came yay > < close - she started to say "I have a blog - " when we got interrupted.  I suppose I'm going to have to haunt the place, now, and see if she shows back up.  Nah.
[livejournal.com profile] cyberquail's here, and we've had much curry (last night with lamb and tonight it was coconut prawn), and walking in the Audubon Sanctuary at Stroudwater, where we saw several uffa.*  Panir and aloo pakoras** were made***, rum was drunk and Trailer Park Boys was watched.  We are informed that a 'fastidious film' develops on top of heated milk! :)

Also, I tried to figure out something about politics in Maine.  Depressingly, all of our gubernatorial candidates are lame.  I shall now forget their names and vote for the incumbent, Baldacci, because he's done nothing, which is probably the best we can hope for. 

Tomorrow - Armageddon Curry! :)  I have to work, but I'm never much help with cooking anyhow. ;)

*Any of the tall, stalky (Funny how I can spell that word when I'm typing but not at all when I'm walking along, talking...) water birds, such as heron or egrets.

**Interestingly, my spellchecker tried to replace 'pakoras' with 'Karakorum.'

***If you use that recipe, cut the salt down, down and more down - the batter was at least three times as salty as we wanted it.
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( Aug. 13th, 2006 08:36 pm)
one cut, since multible cuts really don't make sense anyway )
That kept us up until midnight...

...and we got up at 4:30am to start the long drive home. 
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( Jul. 27th, 2006 08:15 am)
(because other things distracted me from posting about it at the time...)

Kayaking on Monday with the TSA Adventure Club (aka The Ladies from Work)* was fun! :)  They bus you from the store, provide kayaks, paddles, water sneakers and flotation vests, and have two guides who take you out and might even give you impromptu tour guide talks if you get marooned by the tide. ;)  All for $12.  And then you get a $12 voucher against doing the half-day course, so it'd be $37.  I think in that one they teach more skills.  Anyway, it was a perfect day, and we saw Canada geese and some other kinds of stalky water birds in two different shades of gray/buff, and cows - you have to go through a cow pasture to get to the water.  (I'm not sure, but I think they are the beef steers belonging to Wolfsneck Farm, so they're soon going to be organic steaks.  I base this conjecture entirely on not having noticed any udders.  The guides didn't mention this, I think they're afraid it will depress people.)  And we got the castle tower explained to us.

This castle tower is one of those weird things that attracts comment, because it's just sitting in the middle of a residential area, in someone's back yard.  Apparently it's the last remnant of one of those grand hotels from back in the day, and the person who owns the land now wants to tear it down, but he's prohibited from doing so because it's a landmark for all the ships in the area and is on all the marine maps.

And afterward we went to Gritty's and had a beer and some food and talked. :)

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*Slinky (Mistress of the Night) suggested a kayaking trip, GK brought in info on the Walk-On Adventures, Al McL got there early and signed us all up and paid in advance, and other attendees were CF and CW.  They're a good bunch to go out with. :)
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( May. 23rd, 2006 08:32 pm)
Yeah, I suppose I should have posted earlier so I could beg for things to distract me from being sick, but I didn't have a lot of energy for distractions.  I slept, paid bills, and watched five episodes of Bleach.  (Of course I sneak and do it when [livejournal.com profile] bravecows isn't around to see. ;))  And then [livejournal.com profile] eor came home and wanted to go try out the new kites.  I didn't last long in the cold wind - my throat got really sore very quickly - but it was fun. :)  I kept crashing mine; it's very pretty, with a sun&moon face on blue, but it doesn't fly very well.  Not horrible, it just lists to the left.  I decided it's more fun, though, flying the difficult one.  His delta-wing kite just went up and stayed up, wings curved and snapping like cards against bike spoke with the pull, the string singing. 

I really should do a weekend update before we get much farther from the weekend.  Hm.  It's all kind of a blur, but I'll see what I can do.  [livejournal.com profile] eor's sister appears to have married into a very Soprano-esque sort of family, at least according to his aunt.  Very friendly and boisterous.  :)  And [livejournal.com profile] eor, again, was a huge hit with the kids, playing in the pool to the extent that he has scabs from scraping himself up on the concrete. 

*starts on the long version* 

*saves it for tomorrow*

I want to get to bed, soon. 
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I've always said I was the least Leonine Leo anyone ever met.  And up until the very last quiz the highest I got was 60% on Virgo and Scorpio. 

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Oh, a whole friggin lot.  "beep beep!" *chortles* 

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I got the groceries loaded into the car and got the car started out of the parking lot before I noticed my nose going numb.  So now we're going to walk down to the pub for a drink.  It's only two blocks - wish us luck. :)
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Via [livejournal.com profile] tronella, the Bad Surrealist Joke Generator

I did kind of like
Q: What's derien's favourite book? 
A: Calvin And Hobbess Of The D'Urbervilles. 
Maybe I should write that.  Only, that would require me reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles.  Is it worthwhile? 

And this one was just accurate...
What does derien eat for dinner?
Chicken Curry

This one might be, too...
What's derien's favourite film?
Cleavagecoach

Sounds like a good film to me.  As does this one:

What's derien's favourite film?
Dilbertigo

and this one...
What's derien's favourite film?
21 Douglas Adams

(and this would be my bible choice...)
What's derien's favourite book?
The King Douglas Adames Bible

(And this next one's funnier if you read it out loud!)
Where does derien go on holiday?
Eorgia
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One of my co-workers has a million stories about things he did when he was in the Army, which reminded me of Skippy's List (now housed as Skippy's Own Official Site).  My co-worker claimed he'd never heard of it, so I said I would send it to him.  And then promptly forgot. 

Today I was roaming around [livejournal.com profile] bravecows' friendslist (because I was still feeling the chill of nearly losing her, yesterday) and found that Skippy has apparently become a Bleach character in [livejournal.com profile] division15 (a journal of Bleach fanfic). 

This amuses me to no end. :) 
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( Jun. 8th, 2003 10:44 pm)
I had fun last night.:) [livejournal.com profile] eor and I went to visit our friend Ora. We hung around an ice-cream shop for a while, then went dancing at ManRay. When we lived in Boston we traditionally met up with Ora and other friend at ManRay on Saturday nights because it's 80's music night. Ora is an amazing and energetic dancer.:) The DJ, Chris, was never very good, but he's gotten even worse, if you can believe it! This guy has an amazing ability to clear a dance floor. I suppose part of the fun is being goofy and making fun of his choices and segues.:) (As a note to Portland friends - whoever was the Saturday night DJ downstairs at Asylum last week when we were there with [livejournal.com profile] lemondropgirl was much better than Chris.)

Of course there's some price to fun. Driving home two hours, finding that the parking space you pay for is filled by someone else's car at 3:30AM. Having to leave your car in the park and get up at 11AM in order to move it and not get a ticket, so therefore not getting enough sleep. I've been useless all day today. But Ora's worth it.:)

I nearly fell asleep in the car on the way to Brunswick, today. Eor wanted to find a particular type of gluten-free bread (Gillian's) and the Brunswick Super Shaws was the only store he knew carried it. Now Lemondropgirl will probably tell me that Hannaford carries it and I'll feel dumb, but Hannaford wasn't listed as one of Gillian's distributors. Eor's just starting into this gluten-free stuff, after being informed about the symptoms by [livejournal.com profile] licking_suntan's journal. (So LJ really is a powerful communication tool.) He's trying out the diet to see how it works for him (it can't hurt), and if it does he might get tested to see if he really has celiac disease. So far it not only seems to do him wonders, but even the small amount less gluten I have eaten has been helping me, as well. I find it hard to believe we could both have untreated celiac disease, so for now I'm choosing to think that I might not be gluten intolerant but just be somewhat sensitive to it. But not eating gluten can't hurt me, and usually any diet causes some weight loss, which also can't hurt me.

Oh, and after we got back from Brunswick I had a little discussion with my new downstairs neighbor about his friends and their cars - he seemed to take it okay. He's the landlady's husband's nephew, or something like that, so I don't really have as much pull as he does, but he seemed perfectly willing to admit he was in the wrong and try to mend his ways. Maybe it's a good omen. I miss our old downstairs neighbors, though, they were totally sweet.
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