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Greetings, salutations, and all that jazz.

I've been caught up in Wives & Daughters (watching the miniseries AND reading the book) most of the weekend, so everything sounds British in my head. But I've been cooking quasi-Turkish, having discovered a spice blend that comes passably close the seasoning at that Turkish restaurant in Albuquerque. Baharat seasoning. Easy to make, tastes yummy. And Turkish, although it is still not to be compared to ransomedsea 's lamb. Thus continues my quest to eat my way around the world without leaving my kitchen.

Currently on facebook: an experiment in plovers, statii, and mysteriously changing friend counts.

It was 77* today but only 47* is predicted for tomorrow. But, having spent most of Friday going hither and yon (hither defined in this case as a town thirty miles away, and yon as another entirely different area, not a town but entirely in the middle of NOWHERE the same distance away but in the opposite direction) to find a car part that is outrageously expensive ordered from the dealership and outrageously cheap found in a salvage yard ... I have now forgotten completely where I was going with that sentence, or how it connected with the weather. At any rate. It is warm now, won't be tomorrow, and with any luck I should have Sir Galahad back in fully functioning form within a day or two. Also I stood up to salvage yard guys were all patronizing and trying to tell little old female me that I didn't need X, what I really needed was Z, and I was all OH NO YOU DON'T.

I won.


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Feb. 21st, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Wives and Daughters: Is this a re-read/re-watch for you? Both book and miniseries are wonderful. I'm glad that the mini-series managed to give us a plausible, effective ending with a little more closure.

(I should have a Wives and Daughters userpic, but I never found one that really worked for me, so another Gaskell representative will have to do.)

So you were able to get what you needed at a salvage yard? Good for you!
Feb. 21st, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
both. :) I hadn't seen the miniseries in a good ten years, and hadn't read the book in almost that long! It was so nice to revisit it again.

Yes, I did! Hurray.
Feb. 21st, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
It's 77 over there?! I am so jealous!!! Man, I can't wait until we have some warm weather like that over here.
Feb. 22nd, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Haha, go you, O Victorious One! Condescending folks should never get the upper hand. Nicely played ;)
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