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November 21st, 2005
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D’you have a word for giving away?
I mentioned earlier that I needed a bdsm icon. Finding one that was really apropos -- well, I had to make it myself. I'm pleased.

Saturday featured charleshaynes and myself traipsing across the city, first to Tartine's for breakfast. Tartine's. Oh, goddess, Tartine's. What to say? How about, when asked to produce a soy cafe au lait, they serve up something ambrosial (and entirely lacking in the vegetal taste of the Silk product that Starbuck's uses) in, not anything resembling a coffee mug, but more along the lines of a small soup bowl. How about rhapsodizing about the wonders of their croque monsieur? How about simply saying that Charles is one of two people who are allowed to feed me anything, and leading me to places like this is (one reason) why?

After that, we had some time to kill before seeing Harry Potter, so we ambled through the book section of the nearest Goodwill, where I succeeded in not acquiring another fifty pounds of books only because I didn't want to carry them home. :-)

Then, the movie, of which I said, "the less closely they stick to the books, the better the movies are." Good job on cutting the fat out of an appallingly fat book.

Sunday I reversed the Orycon damage to my bedroom, finished all the laundry, and drove up to Davis to retrieve Capucine and peer at Reyes (who is in much better shape). Palisades has taken happily to the free-fed beet pulp regime and is looking much more chipper. I have two pregnant mares, maybe three. o-O, as mizkit would say.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: The Sisters of Mercy - A Slight Case of Overbombing - "This Corrosion"

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From:shadowsmark
Date:November 22nd, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
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Now I''m going to dream of food all night.....
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From:ambar
Date:November 22nd, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
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Looks like I'll be up there Friday morning -- d'you want anything? :-)
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From:r_wolfcastle
Date:November 22nd, 2005 08:04 am (UTC)
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But apparently the coffee sucks:

http://www.meshsf.com/blogs/2004/12/sweet-tart-tartine-san-francisco-ca.html

I admit that the menu looks, well, I think stunning is not remotely too strong a word. And we'll be up in the city in a couple of weeks........

So, darling, I must have missed some transition, meaning the vegetabletarian thing for you. Knowing me, you made the switch 12 years ago and I just missed it. I'm assuming that orientation -- why else would you willingly order a soy cafe au "lait"?
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From:ambar
Date:November 22nd, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
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Because I've been diagnosed as allergic to dairy (not merely lactose intolerant, but allergic to milk proteins). Other than that, I continue my omnivorous ways. (And I'm not 100% off dairy, either, just reducing it where it's easy.)

I won't claim to be a coffee snob, but I think charleshaynes can easily be classified as one, and he was happily drinking a double latte (real milk), so go figure. :-)
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From:sunspiral
Date:November 22nd, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
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That's a nice, simple and effective icon.
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From:ambar
Date:November 24th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I admire the cute animated icons, but I don't want to make them. :-)
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From:sunspiral
Date:November 24th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC)
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An animated version of that icon? Oh, the possibilities.
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From:ambar
Date:November 24th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
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I've had at least one offer to model the clamps in use for another icon, but I hadn't considered the animation possibilities... :-)
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From:slfisher
Date:November 22nd, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
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Actually, the soup bowl thing is the traditional French way for serving cafe au lait.
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From:ambar
Date:November 24th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
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Latte too?
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From:slfisher
Date:November 24th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
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Latte is the Italian version of a cafe au lait.
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From:ambar
Date:November 24th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC)
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The things one learns on Livejournal.

When I order a cafe au lait, no one puts the silly foam on top, so that's what I order. :-)
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From:ambar
Date:November 24th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
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Charles is working at Google, you may recall, and arranging lunch with him is easy and fun. I recommend it. :-)

Orycon damage == what happens when you pack fast and unpack even more quickly. The puppy is ensconced at R&K's for the nonce, where most recently she did a number on my souveneir (sp) AltaVista polarfleece jacket. :-/
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