weekend & thinks

We had a family barbeque on Saturday, which was lovely. (BBQ for, not of, the family, for the pedantic among you.) Ted even made baked beans, which om nom nom. :) I failed a third time to make decent ice cream, which is really pissing me off. I pride myself on my ability to make dessert, but custards are apparently not my strong suit. I have been given a non-custard recipe that Fred and Bryant swear by, so I guess I’ll have to try that. *sigh* Yesterday I went to…

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first place!

I believe The Last Days of Ancient Sunlight may have just shot into first place in the arts category on the Guinness site, with just under 500 votes now. o.o In the meantime, the Swan River Press project thinks it’s going to catch up to me, but I will generously allow him a second place, er, placement. :) I have gotten my inbox down to under 80 emails, nearly every one of which is work-related. I’m not kidding myself: the new Gmail tabs have helped with this, as there are…

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ice cream, charming child & guinness

So far I have made one amazingly successful batch of vanilla ice cream, a frozen chocolate mousse, and a crystalized lump of strawberry blah. This is *not* my usual kind of treat-making record, and I’m perturbed by it. OTOH, I made these chocolate chip meringue cookies with leftover egg whites, and *they* turned out amazingly. Meringue is supposed to be hard to make, but historically I have very little trouble with things that are hard to make (we shall not speak of the first angel food cake, particularly since I…

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Guinness for all

I am told that I should actually post this here daily as well as on Twitter and FB, so I’m doing as I’m told: this is your daily reminder to vote for the #LastDays project! Click here to vote! And while you’re there, how about voting for my friend Swan River Press’s newly submitted project? It’s just a click and it’d do him a lot of good! Vote for Swan River Press too!

Fiery Sunset

Last Days

Guys, you guys are amazing. The ‪#‎LastDays‬ project is halfway to catching up with the #1 voted arts project, in like two days. I’m going to have to do something nice for you. A third chapter of MANNERS & MAGIC? https://www.arthurguinnessprojects.com/arts/last-days-of-ancient-sunlight