I made potato dumplings. From scratch. And beef stew (but, um, not quite as from scratch, because I had a seasoning mix). And they were good! (this is the amazing part, and why I’m proud of myself)
I also just got in my Demon Moon bookmarks, and I like them verrrry much. I also realized that I probably need to get a PO Box soon, so that I can have people send stuff to me without giving out my home address.
This picture made me smile — an inverted rainbow. (I don’t live in San Francisco, but because my books are set there I read the Chronicle every day. It’s my home page. I’ve also got quite a few city-centric blogs on my reading list, and I visit those at least once a week. (This is also something I’ve been doing lately with Seattle — I’ve listed a bunch of blogs, and I have the paper up there bookmarked, and I read the local section a couple of times a week.) Because I’ve visited, but the way that locals talk about their city and the way that visitors see it are completely different — which is also why I have a couple of people that I send questions to, little stuff like: Do you call San Francisco State “Ess Eff State” or something else? (Of course, all of my SFs get changed to San Francisco in the copy-edit stage, but I think that’s okay … some things are probably more important to have readability than someone going, “WTF is “SF”?” even if it’s more authentic)) (counts parenthesis…okay, I think I’m good.)