Blast from the Past: LJ January 2007

January 1st, 2007 09:19 pm
final 5
I made the magic number of 52 books read in the last year. So here are the final 5:
#48 – the Faery Reel edited by Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling – a basic book of short stories all set in Faery. Some clever ideas and suitably diverting.

#49 – Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce – this is a stand alone young adult novel which revisits characters that Pierce followed in two quadrology (what do you call a set of 4?). I think I’m done with these characters, so I hope she is too.

#50 – Stroke of Midnight by Laurel K. Hamilton – Not one of the vampire hunter books, this is her other series, set in the courts of faery. I like the basic premise and I don’t think I’m too prudish, but the porn is getting boring.

#51 – The Sandman v.1 by Neil Gaiman – cool art, great story. I will probably compulsively purchase all the other volumes throughout 2007.

#52 – Memories of a Munchkin by Meinhardt Raabe – I love the Wizard of Oz and it was fun to read about the filming from the Munchkin coroner. But Meinhardt was way too nice and his self-deprecating little person schtick was a little sad.

January 3rd, 2007 10:01 am
Sugar Bowl
The crazy LSU tailgators were already out with their tents at 8 a.m. this morning. Wacky.
And we get to leave at 2 p.m., “to avoid the traffic.” Not a moment too soon. I could get used to 5 hour work days.

January 6th, 2007 09:44 am
Whirled & I were talking about our grandmother last night pretty late, so I dreamed about contact paper. Mamere was the Queen of revitalizing via contact paper.

January 9th, 2007 11:27 am
King Cake!
On Epiphany, I actually sampled 4 different cakes: 2 made by my Mom, one a cinnamon filled with almond icing and the other a drier M@cKenzie’s style; one by H@ydel’s; and one from L@urel St. B@kery. Yum.

Today, I will be sampling (in a matter of moments) one from M@nnie R@nd@zzo’s.

Only 4 days in and 5 cakes, I will way a million pounds by the end of carnival.
06:12 pm
Cake #6
I went to a meeting this afternoon and sampled King Cake #6 from Fr@nces bakery on Veterans.

So, Whirled, I’m half way through my 1st book of the year (the one you gave me for Christmas) and already on cake 6. Definitely not proceeding like last year.

January 10th, 2007 02:33 pm
#7 (8?)
I am going to explode. We received a Thank You king cake in the library this morning, so #7 is a cream cheese filled from H!do Bakery, a Vietnamese place on the westbank. I actually did not find the filling totally offensive, a first for me. And it was still warm when it got here, yum!

It was actually 1/2 cream cheese filling and 1/2 strawberry filling. Delish!

So I guess the one cake counted as #7 & 8.

January 12th, 2007 12:54 pm
Word of the Day
LEM gave me an Americ@n Herit@ge Diction@ry Word-a-Day calendar for Christmas.
The word for the day is Kudzu. I don’t really think I need that one defined.

January 18th, 2007 02:20 pm
piggy piggy piggy
#9 – W!nn D!xie Saints King Cake – decorated with gold icing and chocolate jimmies, supposedly apple filled. I could see some apple bits but couldn’t tast them. Not bad.
#10 – S@ve-a-Center basic – OK, crunch sugar, but a little stale.
03:26 pm
must be sneakier
One of my co-workers just asked if I’ve been posting about king cakes on the web. She found my blog while looking for one of the bakeries that we’ve had the K!ng Cakes from. I must start using random characters to disguise my pigginess.

January 19th, 2007 09:30 am
Word of the Day?

I do prefer the pronounciation files on the Meriam-Webster site to those on the Bartleby one, just for the record.

Yes, I am a giant nerd. Thank you.

January 25th, 2007 10:55 am
not a library service
Contrary to what the caller (who has redialed my number 3 times so far) the library is not the place to register your weapon.

January 27th, 2007 11:13 am
11 & 12
I’ve actually had bites out of 4 king cakes this week but 2 of them were from Winn Dixie so those are duplicates, but both were good which might mean that the WD has the best large chain grocery store cake.

Numbers 11 & 12 were both at a friend’s birthday party on Thursday night. The traditional McKenz1e’s cake from T@stee Donuts was yummy and fresh. The T@stee Donut style cake was a giant glazed donut with unsatisfactory sugar.

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