D.O.P.-T.

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:12 am
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It was raining gently last night when we left the house for the housemate to drive me to the bus stop, and the rain intensified on the way. It was a generally quiet shift, and at one point I was alone in the store when the door banged in the wind and I looked out to see a wind-whipped deluge in the parking lot. I hope it doused the fires. However, of course we had a power cut here during the night.

D.O.P.-T.

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:01 am
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They finally instituted a clock-in system. Unfortunately a side effect is that we all lose 1/4 hour of our paid hours per shift; and another 1/4 hour if the other person is a little early and clocks in immediately. Apparently it was going to be half an hour. I'm still not pleased.

D.O.P.-T.

Oct. 18th, 2017 02:27 pm
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And now Boulder Creek is burning, so the smoke is coming from a lot closer.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Oct. 18th, 2017 02:25 pm
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The dog has started digging in the back yard. I hope it will rain soon and the grass will grow over the bare patches and discourage her. I notice the oxalis is starting to come up in some places where I water.

D.O.P.-T.

Oct. 16th, 2017 12:58 pm
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This fellow appeared on a street corner today.

Cooking Diary

Oct. 16th, 2017 05:35 pm
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Week starting Oct 9:
Monday: Okonomiyaki with chicken
https://flic.kr/p/YfgB98
20171009_190445
https://flic.kr/p/YfgB8r
20171009_184155
More... )

D.O.P.-T.

Oct. 15th, 2017 01:39 pm
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We went to the Safeway we still patronize. For as long as I can remember, the store music has been quiet enough that I'm barely aware of it—although when they have a coded announcement the lady always sounds to me as if she's retching. (I think it's the zeroes. I hear "four – uyulp – uyulp.") Today the noise was loud, loud, loud. Every time we passed under a speaker I couldn't hear what the housemate was saying about what to remind her to get, or lost my train of thought about what I needed to find where they had hidden ... It was on the edge of painful.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Oct. 15th, 2017 01:38 pm
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I missed my mother's birthday! Belated happy birthday, Mummy!

D.O.P.-T.

Oct. 13th, 2017 09:17 pm
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This morning the dog was bounding around in the yard with a squeaky toy in her mouth, then worrying away at it in the grass stubble. I left the miserable thing in the hallway before letting it back on my bed. Every so often I pull another bit of grass or clover burr out of its matted pelt.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Oct. 13th, 2017 08:56 am
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I heard late about the Napa/Sonoma fires; basically not until I got the notification of a bad air day because of the smoke. It was actively unhealthy on Thursday: the sunrise was maroon, there were few other dog walkers or exercisers at the park, and even I could smell it on the wind. Today is supposed to be less smoky but that's presumably because it's forecast to be windy. The pictures look awful, although I am puzzled at seeing it described as the state's worst natural disaster - I think that's still the 1906 earthquake.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Oct. 12th, 2017 05:21 am
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I had to remake my bed yesterday, and the poor dog was determined to lie on it while I did so. She was really in the way - until I accidentally trod on one of her squeaky toys. Then she bounded off the bed to pick it up.

Fanfic recommendation

Oct. 11th, 2017 12:12 pm
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 I don't read a lot of fanfic, mainly because there is so much poor stuff and I'm too lazy to sift through it all to find the good ones, but I do tend to follow up recs by friends here and to try stuff written by friends.

I've just been reading Elisi's novel 'Dating the Cleverest Boy in the World'  

An excellent read, a Dr Who novel, but relying almost entirely on well written original characters, who interact occasionally with the Master, Lucy Saxon, tenth Doctor and Jack Harkness.

It's a novel that looks at relationships between mortals and immortals, between human and non-human and asks what it's ethical to reveal/conceal.

The basic premise is an AU where the Master and Lucy Saxon had a son.  The boy grows up with both the Doctor and the Master as major influences in his life, trying to balance their conflicting ethics and their expectations of him. 

When he finally enters a romantic relationship with a human woman, he gets caught in the trap of how much to tell her about himself.

It's a novel that avoids quick, easy answers, and one that allows the characters to grow and develop in a believable manner. 

This is a gen novel.  Characters have sex (both gay and straight), but there are no explicit scenes. 

When it comes to sex, this is the way I prefer it.

(In days gone by, I sometimes skipped plot to get to the sex. Now, I skip sex to get to the plot.  There are more original plots than there are original sex scenes. )

The breakdown between chapters is well-balanced. Each is a distinct scene, but contributes to the overall storyline.  Made it very easy to read one or two chapters a day.

Definitely recommended.


Cooking Diary

Oct. 11th, 2017 05:59 pm
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Didn't do much cooking last week.

Monday: Bouillabaise kiwi-style
https://flic.kr/p/Z1axyQ
20171002_172751
https://flic.kr/p/YE8WUu
20171002_170716

Wednesday: Pork & shiitake dumplings in ginger miso broth
https://flic.kr/p/Z7Au8p
20171004_175547
https://flic.kr/p/Z7xZ3K
20171004_171838

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