June 21st, 2005

Azzgrin, Azure: Lunatic, crazy

Fwd: Making a Difference with Children (may be a re-post)

From Guide Dog Aunt...
Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little girl and some construction workers that makes you believe that we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time...

A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the lot.

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fangirl, _schools4303

Spell Geekery

Is Finite Incantatum like a closing HTML tag? Does it shut off all the spells on someone that can be shut off with that, does it shut off the first one, does it shut off the last one, does it do something completely different?

It would be interesting for someone to put a spell on someone, if it works by shutting off the last one, then put another, and another, and another -- a layered nest of active spells so that it would take a lot of Finite Incantatum to actually close off the spell that's meant to stay, concealed.
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I have become mildly infamous with the writing group for my holiday candy. I'd been contemplating things involving cherries for a while, and since today is Midsummer, and I tend to do the chocolates around Midwinter, I figured today was the best day to start attempting to home-preserve a whole pantload of cherries for doing things with later on.

chorus_of_chaos suggested putting some booze in as a preservative; I may well do that, and rely on commercial cherries for the non-alcoholic version. I already have a whole jar of boozed-up maraschino cherries, but these won't have that nasty sulfur taste that makes my tongue grow fur.
food pr0n, cherries

Good Lord, that's a lot of cherries!

I had in the refrigerator what I estimate to have been perhaps a three pound bag of cherries. I was grimly anticipating the necessity of going out and braving the evening traffic to get perhaps one or two more bags of cherries the same size to pit and sugar.

What I didn't count on was the amount of juice in the cherries, and the way that the juice and the sugar start clinging to each other, and how very much space all the sugar in there takes up. I'll be lucky to not start on the other gallon glass jug with this one bag, I think.

At least until I add the vodka.

I'm contemplating buying a bottle of Everclear so that I can duplicate the Everclear cherry that someone described to me on the phone. (It couldn't have been amberfox, because amberfox and alcohol do not mix. iroshi, was that you?) Evidently the things burn like intense cinnamon. (Was it Dawn? Now I'm going to have to track whoever it was down....)

I wonder if easalle would be up for some chatting while I pit cherries and she cleans. But first, I'm going to finish this bag....

If all goes according to plan, the chocolate-covered cherries this Yule will be wizard.
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food pr0n, cherries

Cherries (again)

One gallon glass tea jug, filled with cherry goodness.

I may well dip some in chocolate tonight, and prepare another glass jar for later.

Now, I'm off to get more carrots and more cherries (and probably dipping chocolate). Yay!
silly, bunny ears

That feels better.

It isn't Solstice without a windstorm and a heartfelt prayer or two.

Happy Solstice, everybody.
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