[2.Ch.] Diet Show more
Also, yesterday, in the interest of full confession, I... uh... broke one of my tenets. No desserts or treats I don't make myself, unless it's a gift from another. Buying doughnuts at lunch really can't be squeezed into that no matter how much I want to pretend it can.
Mistress has already told me what I need to do about it; I just need to do it. And I should actually write down the dietary rules I'm following at some point if only so I have them concrete and out of my head.
[2.Ch.] Home Cooking Show more
I was in the mood for a taste of home last night, so I tried my talons at an old Lemnic staple: chickpeas, green beans, and asparagus in a lemon garlic pepper sauce, over pasta.
I thought an extract would substitute for lemon juice, and it just won't. Not quite the right flavor and none of the acidic brightness. That said, for not having my family recipe book, I got pretty close and... yeah.
It tasted like home. Next time, olive oil instead of butter, but yeah. Good stuff.
[1.Ch.] Föhn Show more
The Föhn blows this morning.
Last night was really good. I had a good night with my boyfriend and I had a good time when I got home with my spouse. I had a good day.
But this morning the Föhn blows.
Nothing for it but to keep moving. Push through the headache and the heartache. Too much to do, too little time. The Föhn will stop eventually, and I'll still be here. It just hurts right now.
[1.Ch.] Chapter's End Show more
My ex moved out last weekend.
She didn't just break my heart; she violated my trust. The wounds left by that relationship did lasting damage to my internal sense of safety that will take a while to heal.
I'm back in weekly therapy at least for now. I'm doing the best that I can with my grief, but I know I haven't always held my shit together real well, and I'm sorry for that.
I want this behind me as quickly as I can, too.
SEATTLEITES: recent laws give the city the power to use extra city-owned land for housing, and there's a big plot in SLU that our wildly corrupt mayor wants to sell to private developers. Sign this if you think that land should be used for affordable housing, not more shitty empty luxury condos!
[1.Ch.] Filtration of Silver Show more
Submission to New Tibet got rejected.
... so I think I know what's going to have to happen to it. And now it's starting to look like its own novel project, or at least a novella. And I don't know how I feel about that. I don't want to backburner Ties (again) but Ties still needs work and Heated Discourse's framework can be fixed pretty quickly.
I just have to completely rebuild the setting. That, however, is the easy party.
[1.Ch.] Fresh Start Show more
The weekend was rough, for a number of reasons. I have therapy tonight. I'm expecting it to be rough, but there'll be some words that come out of it.
On the plus side, this morning I got to wake up next to my pony and found an offer of a ride into work from my bunny when I got out of the shower. Getting to ride in with @KoBunny was really nice this morning, and it really set me on a good path this morning.
I miss my bunny.
I have a good pony I love.
I miss my bunny.
[1.Ch.] Writing Gramble Show more
Nothing like starting the day off with a rejection letter. It's not the one I've been dreading, but it's still annoying. The stated reason for the rejection says that the person who read it didn't get what I was trying to do, and I'm not sure how I could make it more obvious without spelling out the subtext. So, I've laid out the intent of the piece and asked the editor for pointers on how he'd have handled it. We'll see what he says. (And yes, I asked if he would first.)
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The Ones Who Write Thinkpieces About Omelas' Orphan-Based Utopia For The New York Times