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lion in winter broken because you're bri

yes i need you but i'll be damned before i'll say

I'm writing this while waiting for the last of the enchiladas to warm up so I can eat them for breakfast. Yes, breakfast enchiladas. If it horrifies you you don't have to watch. (The green sauce is out of a can, alas: Chaz has been letting the side down, lately.) In a minute, I'm going to go make coffee.

I discovered that there's a bunch of Ellen McIlwaine available as mp3s on Amazon, and have indulged myself in some of the better music of my childhood. Man, that woman can play guitar.

After that, the plan is to meet up with Alisa and The Jeff and head up to New York State to meet a caving friend of theirs to go climbing. I'm still feeling kind of physically bleh, but hey, maybe it will be an easier-rated gym than the home gym, and it's another state I will have climbed in! (Currently: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Minnesota. I hope to add Texas next month. Man, between that, going out dancing, the Andrew Bird concert, and the proposed hiking excusrion, I am going to need so many different pairs of shoes for that trip, it's nonsensical.)

Part of the tired and crabby may be fighting off a bug, and I think part of it may also be blood sugar. I've been having one of those weeks where food seems like an awful lot of work, and I think I haven't been eating enough. So in addition to roadtrippage, today is all about the calories. Roadtrips and calories go well together! It's a win!

Still a bit cold here in the flat part of New England, but it's been a mild winter overall, and we got missed by the Deep Freeze Express that rolled through a bit north. So it's just wool-socks cold, not begging to die cold.

And on that note, I can smell the enchiladas, so it's time to make that coffee....

State of the Honeydew

Revise Chill
Revise The Sea thy Mistress
Write S2 Shadow Unit episode: "Lucky Day" (with coffeeem (started))
Revise One-Eyed Jack and The Suicide King
Write either An Apprentice to Elves or A Reckoning of Men (with truepenny) (or at least get healthily started on it.)
Shadow Unit S3
Write Grail

Write "Smile" (Bone Garden) (started)
Fix "The Horrid Glory of its Wings"
Write "On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera."
Write the blind cave mermaid story. (started)

Sell some (more) books before I starve.


Yum: Breakfast Enchiladas

That's a perfectly copcetic way to break your fast.

I had some leftover potato soup for breakfast, and it hit the spot.

By the way, I rarely post here, but I wanted to say it's nice to see your transparency on your progress and the writerly life.

The climbing is cool. Nothing like that 'round these parts: only pine and oak trees. ;)

Re: Yum: Breakfast Enchiladas

You're welcome! And hey, the unrelenting glamour gets to be a bit much sometimes, I know, but I try to keep it real.

Want some coffee? ;-)

Re: Yum: Breakfast Enchiladas/"copcetic" = "copacetic"

"unrelenting glamour"

Would that make you the Ziggy Stardust of the specfic world?

'preciate the coffee offer, but mines already brewed. And in a geeky enough fashion, I'm drinking it from a Star Wars coffe mug emblazoned with an X-Wing fighter.

As long as there's coffee, it's breakfast.

Have a nice climb.
I could do with some breakfast enchiladas, but instead I settled for a bowl of sugary cereal and the aroma from the pot of simmering chicken carcasses. The plan for later today is to make a dish from my childhood called sliders: break an egg into a coffee cup, fill it with milk, pour it into a bowl, add flour until you can work it, roll out the dough, cut it into squares and drop them into boiling chicken stock.

Carby goodness!

I found a happymaking thing in my inbox this morning:
1. Ink And Steel - 1 @ $11.19
2. Blood And Iron - 1 @ $8.54
3. Hell And Earth - 1 @ $11.19

My belated birthday gift to myself. Hooray!
I was gifted with Whiskey and Water some time ago, by someone who didn't realize that it was part of a series. I can't imagine lending out a book that I haven't read yet. Horrors!

If I find in speaking with someone about SF&F that they haven't read any eBear books yet, I just give them a copy of The Chains That You Refuse to start them off. I have another 11 copies that I picked off the remainder table at less than $1 each. :)

Edited at 2009-01-17 10:03 pm (UTC)
Mmm, it's actually standard at my house for me to buy a new eBear book (say, Whisky and Water, which I just picked up today, carefully not reading the back cover) and lend it to my housemate, who will almost certainly be done with it and have it back to me before I'm finished with the book I'm currently on. This maybe only works if your friends are the kind of people whose reaction to a normal-sized book is, "*urp* May I have another?"
I think I've been having the blood sugar thing too...in fact, I think the blood sugar thing has been making me cranky as a cranky thing. And for a while there I was cooking decent meals and packing lunches and shopping regularly, but this past 2 weeks I've been lazy, and behind, and blech. Now I want food but I think nothing I want is possible because the milk is bad.

Have a fun roadtrip! I'm off to Toledo.
Why would you eat green salsa out of a can when there's a Trader Joe's in your state?
Green chili sauce =/= green salsa.
Enchiladas for breakfast = ultimate happiness. What's in yours today?

I'm very fond of chicken or pork with the verde sauce and crispy onions. Though a place here makes enchiladas out of migas and it might be the greatest thing ever.
Chicken, beans, and cheese.
I'm always amused (shocked? terrified?) at what New Englanders think is just "cold" vs "want to die cold." Then I remember why I only made it one year living in the Albany, NY, area before fleeing south.

Though I imagine New Englanders (and Canadians, and Minnesotans, etc) point and laugh when folks down here go "OMGWTF it's COLD!" when the high is, like, freezing. Which is really unusual for us, so we're not exactly prepared for cold weather. Then there's the whole fiasco every time there's a few snowflakes in the sky...
I moved from AZ to CT. Not my most brilliant idea ever...
Hee. And I do not do hot.

Hate it.
Me neither ;) I'm what they call "cold natured" here in the south (and it has nothing to do with personality.) (Though I like the idea of winter. Not the actuality.)
Texas? Oh, no fair!!

Mm, enchiladas verdes. Though for breakfast I prefer tacos or migas.
A few dozen people may have said this already, but "On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera" is a truly awesome title and I'm looking forward to that short story muchest.

Not that the other titles/ideas are bad, either. Tho I expect the blind cave mermaid one will be horribly sad.
People think enchiladas for breakfast is something strange????

Of course, I grew up in Texas ...
I personally find breakfast enchiladas a LOT more attractive than breakfast donuts. I like spice first thing in the morning lots more than sugar/fat.