December 15th, 2009

Cirque, love

Oh, *there's* that Holiday spirit-thing...

Okay, well, not really. I haven't been really into winter holidays for years now. No particular reason I know of, just - it was fun, and now it's other people's fun, and I'm okay with that. I will say that other people's fun, however, generates yummy food and an excuse to slack off work by permission of the director, so this is me not arguing at *all*! Not going to do anything for my overall health and weight, but...

Yesterday was the department potluck. For the price of a couple hours making a few types of scones, I get fed for two days (there's always leftovers) and, in this case, win a fiver to use in the cafeteria later on. I may not know anything about Christmas pop culture, but I apparently I know people who do. Reindeer -- not so much. And ... The O.C. (Who's that aimed at? You know who you are. And we shall *never* speak of this again).

Today was the knitting group with snacks. I had leftover scones to bring (2! 2! 2 parties in one!), and in exchange got lemon hummus, disturbingly yummy parmesan artichoke jalepeno dip, and a lot of complements on the sconage. Just... Wow. I have things to bribe people with! :D

And because I'm getting *myself* in the mood, a repeat from earlier in the year: Alison Krauss/Yo Yo Ma - Wexford Carol:
  • Current Music
    The Wexford Carol

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Oh, and the other randomness of life? had a conversation with myself about democratic dictatorships, benevolant dictatorships, dictatorial communism, and whether or not these can even exist as functional governments - China, I'm looking at *you* - or if the actual type of government rolls over into a different description, regardless of what you call it. Really, what do you want for brain freeze-30 in the morning?

Also? Finally started the early 17th century outfit. Trying to diary the process for a change. So far it's involved sacrificing a pretzel box to the corsetry gods. *sigh* There will eventually be pictures. I also caved and ordered the pattern for the dress style - I realized I have no interest in reinventing this wheel, and I can always sell off the pattern later if I truly only want to use it once. Now I just need the fabric for the dress proper ::shakes fist at the shipping demons::.
  • Current Music
    Lothlorien - An Cat Dubh