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Not getting caught up on the flist.
Sasha Blaze
Apologies all around, and I'll read the past couple of days' posts sometime when . . . well, sometime when I have final grades turned in.

Just back from a perfectly wonderful birthday mini-vacation:

Thursday--Dinner: duck with plum-reduction sauce and sweet potato puree. Very nice Chilean red wine. Delicious chicken/potato/asparagus soup to start.
Hilarious and very decorative production of The Mikado.
Lovely presents from lovely friends (new book by Calvin Trillin, new book about Gilbert & Sullivan by Ian Bradley).

Friday--Breakfast: Viva la Revolucion omelet, special for Cinco de Mayo (black beans, salsa, spinach, pepper jack cheese).
Embarrassing amount of buying at fancy knitting shop. Followed by pretense of buying wedding present for student office worker, resulting in wedding present, yes, but still more buying for myself: summer quilt and fun cushions for bed. Latest Josh Turner CD. Cool scarf that will make a good photo background. Sandals to take to San Diego in June. Other things I've probably forgotten and not yet unloaded from the car.
Lunch: Indian buffet. Mango lassi, channa dal, lamb korma, chicken vindaloo (very mild chicken vindaloo, I have to say), really excellent naan, carrot aloo, chai.
Tea and long chat with old friend. Nap.
Dinner: Ravioli with chicken apple sausage and three cheeses. Yummy Sicilian white wine. Even yummier New Mexican (!!) sparkling wine instead of dessert.
Decorative and nicely-sung production of The Merry Widow. The baritone who sang Count Danilo was very handsome. Orchestra seats are a fine thing.

Saturday--Breakfast: Iced Indonesian coffee and a roasted pear scone, consumed while driving home.

thelyn, just call me Stay-Puft Fuu.

So now I absolutely have to get with the grading; I managed to knock off one term paper from my Dickens class over the Cinco de Mayo special omelet yesterday, and half of another one over the Indian buffet lunch, but that's barely scratching the surface of the problem.

Because it isn't an LJ post without a picture, hmmmm, here's an old one that I uploaded and forgot. Pen tries out an edgier look than he usually prefers:

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Oh man, now i am starving and craving indian food! Sounds like you had a great couple of days :) yummy foods , presents and shopping , doesnt get much better, huh..
Pen looks yummy as always, he is my favorite CH boy .

I'm craving more Indian food too, but . . . hmmmm, an hour and 15 minutes' drive each way . . . I guess I'll get over it.

Birthdays are nice, huh? :-) And Pen thanks you for the compliment--he hasn't been getting enough attention lately, with all the new arrivals.


ad thanks a lot, now i'm hungry too.

i'm SO GLAD you had fun! yayyyy!! woot for cynthia's birthday!!!!!

Hee! You have an Indian restaurant nearby, or just Chinese? Nothing wrong with Chinese, mind you.

I think next Sunday afternoon I'll run back over to Lawrence, have lunch at Zen Zero, and go to the Asian textiles exhibit at the KU art museum. It's about to close, and I didn't have time to go, this trip. No grading next weekend--I should have it all put to bed for the semester by Sunday.

Much love for Pen!

P.S. Hope you don't mind, but I added you to my flist.....just in hopes to catch a gawjuss pic like this one!

Mind? Are you kidding? I'm flattered! I'll add you back--I'm such a newbie that I didn't want to go around forcibly friending everyone I would have liked to . . . ;-)

Pen is such a sweetheart--he's always my Best Boy, no matter what exotics show up in the conservatory. I have a couple of really beautiful pictures of him in this Ajumapama wig and his Jin/Jin Union uniform, and I need to post them one of these days.


Heh heh heh...

Glad you had fun!

There I am! Only my hair is short and graying, and I don't have a kimono.

I need a kimono. Heeeeeyyyy, more shopping!!!

Ha! And of course, I have nothing worth eating in the house, so . . . I'm making myself hungry, too. *whimper*

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The problem with coming home from places with good restaurants is that it takes so long to adjust . . . oh, I guess I can't run out for Vietnamese fusion this evening, after all . . .

At least there's excellent Sonora Mexican food to be had where I live.

OMG! Is that a Jun? He looks hot. He looks good with green eyes.

I've only got Azrael who has blue eyes....and I haven't had the courage to change them at all.

I wouldn't have the courage to change Azrael's eyes either, if I had him! ;-)

Pen isn't a Jun, though someday I would like to add a Jun to the family (also one of the first, crabby-looking Hans, if one would ever drift my way). He's an unlimited Gene, from before the time when CH changed the name to Jin--he was my first BJD, and my only one for quite a while. (How things change, huh?)

he so handsome. i really like that color and style of wig on him.

Thank you, Paul! He still wants to grow up to be Beau, but he's pretty okay just the way he is . . .

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