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Good Food, Good Company

I slept in a bit today, and ended up going for a later brunch with my daughter than we'd planned, to celebrate her birthday, mother's day, and getting her IB Diploma. We went to a place called Roots, where the waiter assured me he would check all ingredients carefully, and seemed knowledgeable and competent to do so. It was a very pleasant meal.

Then she wanted to hang for a while, but she had no idea where she wanted to go, so we went to Target, where I picked up some stuff for me and she looked at a lot of stuff for her, but put almost nothing in the cart. She's still thinking about what she wants for her dorm room--linens and towels and the like--and still thinking she might lose weight before having to buy college clothes. In the meantime, I have new, definitely secular (non-holey) underwear to wear, which isn't exactly exciting, but will be enjoyed nonetheless.

In writing news, we have gotten a few comments on the anthology, one with some interesting writing links, and instead of writing, I've been rereading a couple of books of the "can't put it down" variety with that technical advice in mind. The reading is going slow, and I'm not as sucked into the story as usual, so while I can't do a nice, sweet and succinct post about what I'm learning, I'm certain I am learning. Whether it's enough to let me level up again in the writing process, well, Muse Fusion is next weekend, so I'm hoping my creative processors, so to speak, have it sufficiently processed by then so you can see some results.

And this weekend is also Bastille Days...maybe I should go get a new phone sometime this week so I can take pictures...

I have work tomorrow, and I am planning NOT to be too tired come Friday, so I should go wash this sweat off and get to bed.

My picture today is my cool new art from djinni 


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Jul. 11th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
My son's ex-girlfriend is a vegan. Two of my kids are vegetarians. It never ceased to amaze me how hard it was to get people to respect those choices. Vegetarian means NO CHICKEN BROTH IN FOOD! It means no bacon in the salad. It means no hidden extras you don't think they'll notice. They WILL.

And vegan means nothing involving an animal--so when you ask for no cheese on your pasta, NO CHEESE! It got to the point where the vegan said she was allergic to dairy. THAT they'll respect!
Jul. 11th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
How sad that she had to go to that extent.

As someone who has had allergies for years (mostly airborn allergies, where you can't just as someone to leave things off your plate), I'm very pleased that allergies are taken more seriously these days.

But whether it's a health issue or not, people should have the right to not have food they don't want in their bodies foisted upon them. Even without allergies, subjecting your body to food it's not accustomed to can make you sick. For instance, my mother (who's a nurse) told me that people who always eat highly-spiced foods can get significant gastrointestinal distress from being served only
bland hospital food.
Jul. 11th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Great art piece. Purely happy.
Jul. 11th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
I asked Tod for a piece of art that embodies the kind of joy as the dancing snoopy icon that I've seen around. Didn't he do a great job?
Jul. 11th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Jul. 14th, 2011 09:44 am (UTC)
I love this picture!
Jul. 14th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
You should friend Djinni, so you could ask for an icon next time Tod does a free icon day.
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