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Introversion and the Busy Weekend

grocery shop
clean garage
buy new jeans
go to congressman Honda's town hall meeting
Chinatown shopping
party at PVC & Canadian Oil's

Things tend to stack up quickly during the week when you're feeling energetic and optimistic.

make pickle relish
bike ride to reservoir
mow lawn
make baba ghanouj
pick up Peaches at airport
school shopping
dinner with the girls

Things stack up even more quickly when your week has been really full of other things and you've been procrastinating.

So, while I woke up just find on Saturday, the Pirate did not. By 10:30, three of our chores were done, and both of us were feeling snappish and nasty. "We can always go to Honda's website and see what's up. Besides, didn't we just write to him last week?" One thing stricken from the list. Came home from shopping for jeans and the Pirate added a few more things to the list. My stomach acids are threatening to eat through my shoes. "My harp teacher's partner knows a guy who custom-designed her ring. He can help us." One more thing off the list. I'm determined to go to the party.

In case anyone wants to start the betting pool: odd-on favorite "mow lawn" will likely edge out "bike ride to reservoir" in the first heat, and "school shopping" is likely to be scratched. "Pick up Peaches at the airport" is a sure thing, followed by "make pickle relish" and "make baba ghanouj." "Dinner with the girls" - well, if you bet against that one, you're gonna be a loser for sure.


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Aug. 23rd, 2003 05:57 pm (UTC)
Is it possible to make good-textured pickle relish without using alum (as all the commercial ones do)?

I'm kinda adverse to the idea of ingesting aluminum compounds, but I love pickle relish certain sorts of sandwiches.
Aug. 23rd, 2003 11:13 pm (UTC)
We've made the homemade pickles before, but this will be our first time for relish. It uses an entirely different process than the pickles. My understanding (gained from the ever-knowledgeable Pirate) is that alum makes store pickles crunchy. Relish doesn't need to be crunchy.

The relish-making process will commence tomorrow at 0900 or thereabouts, and will take a full 24 hours (process veggies, soak for a while, rinse, soak for a long-ass time, can). I also imagine that, as with anything that involves use of whole spices, the flavor will continue to strengthen and improve with time. I'll let you know our success/failure as soon as it's evident.

And I'm not above bartering fresh/home canned produce for stuff.

Hey, speaking of barter...want a rain suit?
Aug. 24th, 2003 01:32 am (UTC)
Neat. I'd seen alum in the store-bought relish anyway. Perhaps there's some difference of opinion of whether relish should be crunchy?

I don't think I'll be needing a rain suit, with this climate, and having read accounts that the Aerostich, while not rainproof seems to be very minimal-leakage.

Are you still thinking of selling the F650 soon? I'm probably getting my license this week or next. I'm not so sure I want a dualsport bike, but I might as well take a look at it sometime if you're still interested in selling it soon.
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