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what's so strange about a downhome family romance? - Ambar
January 21st, 2003
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what's so strange about a downhome family romance?
Yesterday I embarked on the job of unloading the truck. (It accumulates all manner of Ambar's "stuff" while I'm at elflet's.) One of the things I carried in was the portable altar.

Now, the house is generally dusty, neglected, and Not Up To Snuff[tm]. But I cleaned out the basket that is the altar (removing cookie crumbs and toyon berries), and then dusted the ~2ft sq patch of counter where it lives when I'm home. I watered the narcissus that I am forcing there, and lit the candles, and added the scented one I made at apprenticeship last week. I even plugged in the diffuser and added a drop of lemon oil.

Suddenly the house was bright and cheerful. It made me smile.

What made you smile, lately?

Current Mood: contentpleased
Current Music: Steely Dan ~ Two Against Nature ~ Cousin Dupree

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From:mizkit
Date:January 21st, 2003 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Know what made me smile recently? I got the house all cleaned up because a friend who hadn't been over to see it was coming to visit, and then I settled down in my all-finished-and-tidy living room with its artwork and its unlit candles and all the lights on, and it made me smile. Extraordinary contentment. It was really nice.
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From:tamago
Date:January 22nd, 2003 03:14 pm (UTC)
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I heard a wacky conversation about someone having seen Robin Williams in an SF area gaming store playing with the Warhammer figures. This led to someone making the observation that Robin Williams would be a *hideous* person to GM for. That made me giggle.

But what made me smile was Chrisber this morning crowing about how he has a future wife who loves him, which is different from having a wife who will love him in the future.
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From:jss1113
Date:January 22nd, 2003 05:47 pm (UTC)
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What made you smile, lately?

The butterscotch and double chocolate chip cookie bars I baked for an upcoming potluck. And very little else, so I'll take the smile where I can get it.
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From:ambar
Date:January 24th, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
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I refer you forthwith to the molasses spice cookie recipe published by Cook's Illustrated. (Don't have the time or desire to type the whole thing in right now -- I know the reference is to a pay site, but perhaps you're already a subscriber. :-)
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From:caredhel
Date:January 24th, 2003 01:52 am (UTC)

Hee.

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Your Southpark icon, actually.

Does anyone still have the link?
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From:ambar
Date:January 24th, 2003 03:28 am (UTC)

Re: Hee.

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I threw '"South Park" image generator' into Google, and behold!
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