I love the little bronze stripes on one end of this sari scarf - it makes for a really cool accent when I wrap it in a style with tails! the stretch lace headband is from eBay and the pin was a gift from a neighbor.
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( Jun. 16th, 2017 11:24 am)
Oh gosh, how awesome is Penzeys? I ordered last weekend while they had two free-with-purchase offers and a reduced minimum for free shipping, and they still enclosed a "sample" (their samples are the same size as their regular small jars!) of a tasty-sounding blend! I had a $5 off deal from PayPal and a neighbor going in on the order with me, too, so I got a bunch of great spices for not much money :)
Went to the store and came back to the news that Caestillus is officially being investigated for obstruction of justice. Looks like I bought the right things...

It may not be pretty, but oh my it tastes good! )
I made a turkey meatloaf and instead of trying to make it as similar-tasting to a beef meatloaf, I seasoned it with Penzeys poultry seasoning, along with air dried shallots and powdered rosemary (also Penzeys), celery salt, fresh ground pepper, and lime ponzu (not Penzeys). Also added unseasoned breadcrumbs, a beaten egg, and some dried mushrooms. The only change I'd make if I fix this again would be adding a dash of cayenne.
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( Jun. 12th, 2017 01:57 pm)
Since Boston doesn't mind wearing bowties and bandanas too much (at least, for a few minutes at a time to get pictures) I'm going to keep an eye out for holiday themed ones for him to wear if I can find a good price on one I like. I have a great Day of the Dead one and I might look for more Halloweeny ones, and of course his rainbow one... but I really want to get him this - it's SO CUTE!
And as timing would have it, I got a care package from a friend today with a Signature scarf in turquoise and another scarf - here are both of them wrapped. )
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( Jun. 10th, 2017 12:13 pm)
I got a Disability Update Report from Social Security today. It was just a one-page form, that the enclosed letter said they might or might not do a full review based on. It just asked if I had done any work, if I had gotten any training, when were my last medical appointments. Filled it out and put it in the mail. Thankfully I had stamps - it seems vaguely insulting that the form needed a stamp, but that's a minor detail.

Here's hoping they won't bother with the full review.
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( Jun. 9th, 2017 12:06 pm)
Psst - it’s a good weekend (6/9/17-6/11/17) for a Penzeys order! Get your choice of Chicago Steak or Sandwich Sprinkle with any $5 purchase, or both, a $15.90 combined value, with any $10 purchase. Online at penzeys.com, simply enter 27555C for Sandwich Sprinkle, or 29959C for Chicago Steak into the apply code box while checking out after spending $5, or both after spending $10, and this weekend they’re offering free shipping with orders $20 and up (as opposed to the usual $30 and up).
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( Jun. 8th, 2017 06:08 pm)
I... think I'm being catfished on Twitter by someone claiming to be Richard Thompson?

2017 is so weird.
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( Jun. 8th, 2017 02:34 pm)

I didn't realize this Prisma filter would put me in front of the ocean like this - it was a bit of a feelspunch to see without warning, I miss the sea so much.
Blue Feathersoft in a Countess Veil style, with a purple and pink thrifted scarf.
Picture under the cut )

Also, a wrapper I really admire just started a YouTube channel! Here's her first video demonstrating a simple style she wears a lot, first with a nice soft pashmina and then with two thin light scarves. Links to all items are posted in the YouTube description.

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( Jun. 4th, 2017 08:54 pm)
Maybe a bit superstitious of me, but I swear my matzo ball soup always comes out better when I make a little extra to share with my neighbor.
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( Jun. 3rd, 2017 01:25 pm)
Oooh, MunchPak has a sale - until the 19th, 19% off with the code DADSDAY.

Boston's not too happy with this tie. It was only 62 cents on AliExpress, though, so it doesn't matter if he only wears it once or twice for a quick photo.
Tonight I had a quesadilla made with masa rather than tortillas and I don't know if I can ever go back...

Also the place where I had it (a wonderful little snack bar right near my apartment complex) has, unsurprisingly, a tv tuned to a Spanish-language station and while it was being made I had the entertaining experience of sipping an agua fresca that had been chunks of cantaloupe moments earlier watching an ad for Taco Bell in Spanish. I feel a little sorry for the Taco Bell in my neighborhood. Unless someone has a specific craving for their variety of homogenized Mexicanish or a thirst for Mountain Dew Baja Blast, they're grotesquely outclassed - Tacorrido even has them beat in the late-night and drive-thru departments.
It was so good! )

Two hours later I'm still very very full.