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December 4th, 2001
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pausing momentarily to dart their tongues at the stars
According to the hiring manager at CNet, I should be hearing from them "mid-week" about whether they've generated an offer or not. Part of me is confident that I have it in the bag. Part of me is wild-animal wary of hubris and hurting myself with my own expectations (let's face it, too much of my self-esteem is tied into job performance). I don't know. All I can report is that I'm not actually climbing the walls.

Meanwhile, I made dinner. Fried bacon in the cast-iron pan (which always turns out amazingly crisp, makes me wonder why I usually use the microwave), then dredged veal liver in a bit of Atkins Bake Mix (low-carb flour, effectively) and fried it in the bacon fat. Once I got it done enough, it was tasty, especially with buttered cauliflower on the side. (Breakfast -- since I'm doing the cooking report portion of our show -- was fancy, a cheddar-and-avocado omelet with the customary turkey bacon on the side. Lunch was another of the sssmokin' rounds of chili from the last batch.)

Now I am out of stashed veggies, so it's time to cook the second head of cauliflower. Maybe the "cauliflower salad" recipe again -- it takes up an astounding amount of bacon and mayo, but it tastes good. And yes, I'm still losing weight eating like this. 289# yesterday, a new low.

About all I got done today, other than holding Julian for the farrier, was throwing out another boxload of papers. Yay, organization. If this unemployment keeps up, at least I will have an utterly uncluttered house to show for it. :-P I should do more DE homework tonight, for lo, there is a quiz tomorrow, and then our final is a week later.

Time to make hot tea in the hope that my feet will consent to defrost. It's all of 66F in here, and I'm wearing socks and boots (a rare concession to the reality of slogging through much wet grass to catch Julian), what is it with my circulatory system anyway?

Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: Danielle Dax, Pop-Eyes

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From:flit
Date:December 5th, 2001 03:10 am (UTC)

I am hoping hoping

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that CNet makes you an offer! That would be great!

And mmm, your food sounds good. Bacon! (I've been avoiding the stuff for obvious reasons, but now I'm trying to think of what would be "like bacon".) *grin*
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From:liralen
Date:December 5th, 2001 08:57 am (UTC)

Re: I am hoping hoping

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Oddly enough, I've found that the Louis Rich turkey bacon is amazingly satisfying substitute. It's still turkey, but it has the smoky salty meat-candy taste and a crispness when it's cooked... just not quite the texture of the real stuff, and since you seem to do well with turkey protiens maybe it'll do?
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From:ambar
Date:December 5th, 2001 12:24 pm (UTC)

Re: I am hoping hoping

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The Louis Rich turkey bacon is what I have for breakfast every day. I generally save the "real" stuff for recipes where the fat is really necessary. The turkey stuff is fine for the category of "salty, crunchy, goes with eggs".
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From:rmjwell
Date:December 5th, 2001 08:30 am (UTC)

This has nothing to do with the meat of your post

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But someone else who likes Danielle Dax? Cool!

As to the feet, I'd be happy to post a footrub if that would help. :-)
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From:ambar
Date:December 5th, 2001 12:25 pm (UTC)

Re: This has nothing to do with the meat of your post

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Someone else who's heard of Danielle Dax? We really should get around to comparing notes, one of these days. :-)
From:ex_lucianus799
Date:December 5th, 2001 01:13 pm (UTC)

Re: This has nothing to do with the meat of your post

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I had heard of her, but never thought to ask for recommendations.
So. What would you recommend, by her?
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From:ambar
Date:December 5th, 2001 01:21 pm (UTC)

Re: This has nothing to do with the meat of your post

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Well, last I checked, there's not a lot available in this country (granted, I last checked *years* ago). Dark Adapted Eye, which is a compilation from a number of early UK albums, is a logical place to start, since it gives a wide view of what she can do. Blast The Human Flower is the only other album she's released in the US, and I like it.

For her *very* weird stuff, though, you will have to hunt up UK or Japanese imports. Or make nice to me and borrow the cassette tapes I have of same (made from the vinyl I still have) that I rarely listen to any more...

The covers of those old import albums are breathtaking in themselves. Something we've lost with the move to CDs, the canvas for work of that kind...
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From:tamago
Date:December 5th, 2001 03:20 pm (UTC)

Re: This has nothing to do with the meat of your post

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I got to hear all sorts of Danielle Dax when getting my massage certification. It seemed to be the music of choice. Well, that, and Bob Marley. Bizarre. Haven't heard much Danielle Dax since then, though I think my brother has some.
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From:liralen
Date:December 5th, 2001 08:58 am (UTC)

Many good wishes

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For the potential job offer! And a few hob-nailed boots for stomping on the voice wailing about huberis.... though I am way too familiar with that voice in my own head.
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From:agrimony
Date:December 5th, 2001 09:49 am (UTC)
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I'm jealous. :)
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From:tersa
Date:December 5th, 2001 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Here's a typical 'me' post. I want the cauliflower salad recipe! That sounds yummy.

And, congrats on the continued weight loss!
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