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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-06 08:30
Subject: [personal] Miscellaneous updatery
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Tags:calendula, california, food, movies, personal, writing
I'm taking it fairly easy this weekend. Reached a milestone in the Sekrit Projekt on Thursday, so I'm coasting for a few days before I jump back on the horse. Being in San Francisco with calendula_witch is a terrific way to do that.

Yesterday, we saw District 9. We both liked the movie a lot, even in recognition of its various flaws. The key point for me is that the movie succeeded in trumping my internal editor and simply pulling me along. Very few films can do that for me anymore, so there's a big storytelling win right there. I'll post a more detailed (and likely spoilerish) review in the next few days as time permits, but highly recommended, unless you are sensitive to movie violence. District 9 is hyperviolent.

Cooked a bitching spaghetti sauce last night. Probably not innovative enough to be worth of a recipe post, but suffice to say that browned ground turkey, lots of light sauteed vegetables and a bunch of garlic doth make for good eating. I will mention that flash-cooking chopped garlic in hot olive oil, then mixed with oregano in making the garlic butter, yields some awesome garlic bread.

We're hanging at home today, with some writing on the schedule, and dinner with the_ogre tonight. Y'all play nice and enjoy the holiday weekend. (Or, for you non-USAnians, enjoy the weekend.)

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Lawrence M. Schoen: PaperGolem
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-09-06 17:10 (UTC)
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Because you're coasting, I sent you an email about an older project.

You know me, I hate loose ends. Did you ever tie this one up with someone else, or is it still in danger of fraying?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-06 17:13 (UTC)
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Erm, yes, got email, no, I still think it's for you, but I need to focus on it. More by email soon.
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Lawrence M. Schoen: PaperGolem
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-09-06 17:23 (UTC)
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No rush. Go back to your weekend. Pass along my regards to calendula_witch.
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biomekanic
User: biomekanic
Date: 2009-09-06 17:19 (UTC)
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I thought Sharlto Copley's acting was excellent. Especially when I found out he adlibbed almost all of his lines.

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They Didn't Ask Me
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2009-09-06 17:57 (UTC)
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Ditto on both District 9 and the spaghetti -- last week I made a batch, but instead of regular ground turkey, we used bulk turkey Italian sausage. And oh my was it swell. A couple of glugs of cream sherry make the sauce extra yummy. (grin)

Dr. Phil
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-06 18:47 (UTC)
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About half a glass of pinot noir found its way into my sauce.

Then for lunch today I just ate some more with sriracha sauce thrown in. My my my...
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