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(this started out as a reply to this tumblr post)

When I first started posting about social justice online, on my fannish livejournal, I posted about racism a LOT, with lots of self righteous LET ME EXPLAIN A THING. And then two of my non-white(*) friends said it was ruining my blog for them: one because she felt like I was speaking over her experiences, which didn’t match the monolithic How POC Feel Narrative I was ‘explaining’, the other because it was causing my clueless white friends to say racist crap in the comments. I had to fight back a defensive “But DON’T YOU WANT ME TO FIGHT RACISM??” reaction.

Ten years later and I’m still trying to figure out how to discuss racism in ways that actually help fight racism, and make the spaces I control supportive of POC/non-white people, rather than simply making the loudest possible noise about how it’s REALLY BAD YOU GUYS.
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Recent Reading

Aug. 15th, 2017 02:45 pm[personal profile] fred_mouse
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Note: some potentially spoilery reviews, but mostly for books that are decades old...

Some rather abbreviated reviews of books I've finished reading in the last few weeks (some of these have been on the 'in progress' pile for some time -- one of them nearly 2 years, I think). For some reason, some of my reviews (I'm mostly paraphrasing longer reviews posted in Goodreads) have completely ignored the details of the stories, and just looked at my response to them.

In no particular order:

Beyond the Labyrinth by Gillian Rubenstein. What starts out as an all too tedious story of sibling rivalry and uncomfortable family dynamics into which an additional teenager is dropped becomes a gripping commentary on the paranoia of the 1980s and the nature of reality, all wrapped in a time travel and first contact narrative. 5/5

Dark Labyrinth by Lawrence Durrell. I picked this one up at the second hand bookshop, because I was aware of Durrell from reading his brother's semi-autobiographical stories, but didn't know anything more. I found this story of rather random characters who meet on a cruise and then end up in a Greek cave system/labyrinth uninteresting, and it was hard to motivate myself to keep reading. Having said that, it is well written, with a host of interesting characters. It just wasn't for me. [The copy of this book is free to a good home; happy to pay postage for someone who actually likes Durrell's writing] 3/5

Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon (novelette? short story?) An interesting take on the trope of animals shedding their outer skins to show beautiful young women underneath. I particularly loved the old woman character that holds the story together, and her rugged practicality. 4/5

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater [book 1, 'The Raven Cycle']. I love the way Stiefvater has woven together the various threads of this story, the subtle way that things are worked towards and foreshadowed. I also was fascinated that such a small section of the story was resolved - some of the details that I expected to be central to the plot are possibly going to be relevant to the later books, which makes me hopeful that the next book will be as strong. 5/5

Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon [book 4, 'Hamster Princess'] I am particularly fond of the Harriet Hamster series, and this story did not disappoint in any way. The quirky extra details are often the things that really make the stories for me -- the rescue of the harp/hamster hybrid character who is all about the heavy rock/metal music, and the basic genderqueer nature of battle quails are the ones that come to mind here. As with the previous three books, fairy tales aimed squarely at pre-teen girls which are about heroism without the requisite romance sub-plot are a delight to read, and I'm so happy that Vernon is continuing to write for this market.5/5

The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon by Brenton E McKenna [graphic novel](book 1, Ubby's Underdogs). This is an amazingly intricate story, with a wide cast of characters and multiple plots running together. I love the detail that the two 'competitions' between the rival gangs are narrated as if by a sports commentator -- it gives an added dimension to something that might otherwise come off as a rule-less brawl. Ends on quite the cliffhanger. 5/5

The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones. This is a book that I very much loved as a kid, and rereading as an adult, I still find the plot (and the twists), the shout-outs to mythology, and the twisty nature of reality as presented in this story to be completely gripping. The characters were a little less interesting than I remember, but there is certainly an identifiable amount of diversity, which is somewhat atypical of (what I remember of) kids books of the time. The plot is detailed, the world-building spectacular (as one would expect from Jones), and the writing romps along at a great rate. 5/5

The Seventh Bride by T Kingfisher. Adored it. The ending is well suited to the fairy tale genre, with the sorcerer getting their comeuppance and most everyone getting their happily ever after. 5/5

Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones. While this is one of my four (or so) favourite books written by Jones', I don't actually think it is one of her stronger ones. The worldbuilding, including the incorporation of Norse mythology, is good, but sometimes patchy. The characterisation is mostly fine, but sometimes a bit wooden. The writing is mostly smooth, but aspects of both the worldbuilding and the characterisation kept throwing me out of the story -- I was sometimes too busy wondering what it was that I was missing in a particular scene to actually read it properly the first time through, and thus ended up rereading multiple pages. 4/5

The Body at the Tower by Y S Lee (book 2, The Mary Quinn Mysteries). This is a great murder mystery aimed at late primary aged kids (or possibly older) set in Victorian London. Lee really knows her stuff with the feel and pacing of the story, although I found that there were sections that dragged a little. 4/5


Aug. 15th, 2017 08:55 am[personal profile] fred_mouse
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Mr J Says - on representation of Asians other than Asian-Americans in the current cultural commentary

For the record, I'll be voting 'yes' -- Amanda Vanstone on why the marriage equality vote is about religious freedom as much as anything. Also, she gets out the toasting fork for Tony Abbott. Now, I don't necessarily agree with Vanstone on a lot of topics, but I do listen to her on the radio a lot, and I appreciate the way that she approaches topics, even as I shout at the radio.

Blind Reading is in Braille or Large Print (Elsa Sjunneson-Henry) -- This is a topic that I've been ranting on for years, the misuse of 'blind' when the speaker means 'anonymous' or 'ignorant of'.


Aug. 14th, 2017 01:15 pm[personal profile] fred_mouse
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'Tis now lunch-ish time, so I'm cooking mushrooms and egg and toast, and taking a moment away from that to note where I'm up to.

Cooking: the chicken and cauliflower soup has been in the slow cooker for some time, but hasn't started to noticeably smell yet; spinach is cooked and chopped, and the next step for the gnocchi is mashing potatoes when they are cooled; roast veggies are all set up to go in the oven when the gnocchi goes in.

Physical stuff: the stove and island have been cleared and cleaned and then made use of, the dishwasher has been emptied and all the dirty dishes gone in there; the egg shells are ground; shopping is partly away; have not made it to the 'tidy one square metre' approach, because still working on the kitchen/cooking; the rest are time dependent.

On the computer: haven't touched it since the plan was written this morning.

I've listened to three (or possibly four) downloaded Health Report podcasts (starting at the oldest and working forwards), and watched about half an hour of the Sound of Music. I done 5-10 minutes at the piano working on a new piece where I can't get one of the hand shifts right (and it repeats in every single repeated phrase). And now I'm at the 'please let me lie down in the dark' point, with minor headache and ow and blah. But I have at least managed to keep working solidly for 2 hours. Which implies that I'm still improving, because I overdid things yesterday, and yet I'm still functional today.


Aug. 14th, 2017 10:28 am[personal profile] fred_mouse
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Last night, I arranged with middlest that I would let them drive to school, so that they could get more driving practice. This conveniently puts me at the shopping centre with the good greengrocer, and so the plan was to nip in, do a set of shopping, and come home.
This got rather rambling... )
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I feel weird making a post about this as a super pale white person, but I keep seeing other artists draw dark characters really badly in the sort of flat colouring used in animation and comics etc, and don't know of any better guides. So here's what I've figured out. If people know of better techniques or guides, or if I've inadvertently said something wrong or offensive, please let me know.
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Food delivery in Perth

Aug. 13th, 2017 06:47 pm[personal profile] alias_sqbr
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So after vaguely noticing the rise of Ubereats I decided to investigate the options for food delivery in Perth again, and lo! They have improved enough that there are now options I can eat available in my area!

The sites I have found and how they looked for my fairly central suburb:

  • Menulog Moderate range, what I ended up using.
  • Eatnow Similar to Menulog, but website was a little less helpful regarding opening times.
  • Ubereats Largest range. But part of Uber and thus evil.
  • Deliveroo Significantly worse range than all the others.

I ended up picking Taiwanese Cafe which has a nice range of food I can eat as well as some stuff Cameron likes. And Taiwanese desserts!! I LOVE TAIWANESE DESSERTS and have had trouble finding anywhere easy to get them. The food was overall pretty good: the red bean and pearls dessert wasn't the best I've had but still satisfying, the popcorn chicken was super tasty, the teriyaki chicken bento perfectly nice, and the egg pancake a little greasy but ok. The only genuinely mediocre dish was the spring rolls.

The menulog ordering process was very painless, and the delivery guy had my number for when he got lost (our set of units has a very confusing numbering system) You're in trouble if you want ingredient lists etc, but that's true of most delivery.

EDIT for my own use since menulog has no favourites system (*plain rice available)


Tried, liked:

Tried, disliked:
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The past couple of days have seen two of my proposed presentations accepted by two difference conferences. One is for eResearch Australasia on andragogical methods in teaching high performance computing, which I'll be helped by an HPC educator from Goethe University Frankfurt, and the second being the IEEE eScience conference in New Zealand on cluster-cloud architectures which I'll receive assistance from the HPC group at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg. In addition, Friday was a particularly good workday as we held a workshop for about a dozen various HPC systadmins from around the university, as part of the massive upgrade to the Spartan system from being a relatively small and experimental system, to one of the most powerful in the world. I effectively have been given the coordinating role for this group and already several good ideas have come out the workshop for improvements and preparations as we integrate a six-rack GPU partition to our existing infrastructure. Apropos I am off to NCI in early September for their HPC course and will be taking the PRACE online supercomputing course to see how they do things.

Yesterday we visited [livejournal.com profile] hathhalla and [livejournal.com profile] ser_pounce for our irregular CheeseQuest and the next chapter of Mice and Mystics, which was not at all successful for the noble rodents. Afterwards played game of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, which we prevented the destruction of the world with one turn to spare - it's notably a very quick game. On returning home completed a review of Hunter Planet which will soon be going into RPG Review. I've just been in contact with the original author about my ideas for rules revisions (most of which I tested over 25 yeares ago) and a new scenario implementing Peter Jackson's Bad Taste. I'm also currently writing a version of GURPS Autoduel to fit with the Mad Max series, all of which are contributions to the now late issue of RPG Review.

It is good to able to return to a moderately normal set of topics in life. Previous posts of deaths, funerals, and loss of cognitive functions have been quietly uspetting, despite a calm personal exterior. About twenty years ago a person, who didn't know me that well, was engaged in conversation about motivation and emotions. He used the phrase 'Still waters run deep' to describe me. I appreciated the accurate encapsulation, and indeed have tried cultivate that part of my character (not always successfully). As an obvious variation, I am certainly not the silent type and express my considered views with some abandon. But it is the considered views that I express. I will either ask a question if I don't know something or I will make proposition if I am fairly certain of something. It is part of my recognition (and I do lay claim to coining this phrase) that deeply considered convictions are better than deeply ingrained prejudices, even if the emotional response is the same.

Reading List

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:38 am[personal profile] fred_mouse
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If I'd thought of writing an exact list last week, when I decided that in August I wanted to get through the pile of books that I moved to the beside table, either by finishing them or by declaring them abandoned, I'd be reliably able to track how many books I actually read, and how many of the original 13 were read when. In theory, I can do this in Goodreads, but hmm.

Original 13 - finished
1. The Dark Labyrinth
2. Beyond the Labyrinth

Original 13 - progressed
3. Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K Jerome)
4. Three Men on the Bummel (Jerome K Jerome)
5. In Favour of the Sensitive Man (Anaïs Nin)
6. Too Like the Lightening (Ada Palmer)

Original 13 - not touched
7. History and Fiction (Gillian Polack)
8. Speed Cleaning (Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming)
9. The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England (Ian Mortimer)
10. Zen and th Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Robert M Pirsig)
11. The Even more complete book of Australian Verse (John Clarke)
12. Die for me (Amy Plum)
13. Woman on the Edge of Time (Marge Piercy)

Added - finished
14. Homeward Bounders (Diana Wynne Jones)

Added - not yet finished
15. Rough Weather (Robert B Parker)
16. Brilliant CV (Jim Bright)
17. Rosewater and Soda Bread (Marshar Mehran) [This is technically and 'I was already reading', but it was in my travel basket]
18. Rosemary and Rue (Seanan Maguire)

Also in my Goodreads 'currently reading'
19. The Moon Pool (Abraham Merritt) [This is in Serial Reader app, so I'm reading it in small gaps while waiting for people]
20. Design and analysis of cross-over trials (Byron Jones)
21. Coming out under fire (Alan Bérubé)

....plus a couple of others where I have no intention of reading them this month.

So, gone from 13 active books, to 18 active books (plus two more from the library) and three finished. Basically, my brain has decided that picking up a book I'm already partway through is harder work than picking up a new book.
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One of the local bottleos has a relatively large gluten free beer section, and last I was in there I picked up one of these and one of those and one of the others. Tonight, I grabbed the Bard's out of the cupboard, because I figure it has been cold enough that I wasn't going to notice the temperature difference. I'm thinking that this might actually be a beer that needs to be chilled, because it is really foamy - came over the top of the bottle when I took the cap off, and foams in each mouthful.

Having said that, this is a very tasty beer. Bit light on hops, and a bit light in general (I'm a stout drinker by preference), but very tasty, so I'm not caring much. And very smooth to drink (this is not a thing I would have thought I would say about a beer). Would absolutely drink this one again.

Funerals of a Feather

Aug. 9th, 2017 11:18 pm[personal profile] tcpip
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Last day in Perth was dedicated to spending at Erica W.'s funeral at the Fremantle Cemetery. It was, of course, an opportunity for the living to catch up and express their sorrow at the loss of this marvellous and talented woman. There was, of course, humorous anecdotes, sound advice from the departed, and genuine outpourings of grief. I particularly feel for Lucas, her husband of the past seventeen years, who was very close to her in both the personal and professional sense. A sensitive soul in his own right, these must be very difficult days for him. The celebrant also mentioned that in several locations around the world smaller services were being held in her honour, a tribute to her scope and talent, and finished with a recommendation from the departed: Get weird!.

The day after my arrival in Melbourne was Lachlan's funeral at the Renowden Chapel at the Springvale Cemetery and Botanical Gardens (whoever thought of that combination had their head screwed on right). The inclusion of Lachlan's top-hat on the coffin was a particularly beautiful and sad feature. Again, almost in mirror form, included some frankly hilarious stories and reflection on those deeply honourable features of his personality. As Lachlan was in the habit of calling for birthday drinks, due in around a month, [livejournal.com profile] damien_wise and myself have stepped up to the task of organising one more celebration for this great individual.

It is a curious twist of the tyranny of distance and time that Erica W., and Lachlan S., never met each other. If they did, I am certain that they would have gotten along famously. With similar sensibilities, and quite clearly similar tastes in fashion, I have a mental image of Erica taking great delight in designing an outfit for Lachlan who, true to his style, would have worn it everywhere. I know there is a handful of people who knew both of them (including [livejournal.com profile] caseopaya). But I was the only one who was present at both departures. I feel like a curious trans-Nullabor bridge, a gregarious nature that has been blessed with the opportunity to know the spirits of two kindred individuals who should have met in life but never did.

Electronic housecleaning

Aug. 9th, 2017 07:09 pm[personal profile] fred_mouse
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As a result of accidentally discovering that I hadn't given access to someone I thought I had, I've just done a clean up of my dwircle. Mostly, I revoked access for and unsubscribed from people who haven't posted (or been noted to comment/interact) in the last 18 months, and whom I haven't interacted with in any other way. If this includes you, and you have just been lurking, leave me a comment (comments are screened) and I'll set the access back.

I've done this, because I find it sad to look at the list of people who I'm not interacting with here, even if I'm interacting with them elsewhere. In one case, the person was active on Facebook, but has now vanished out of my online life entirely, and I only run in to them about once a year, which makes me sad. It may also just indicate that my boundaries aren't in the same place as theirs, but if they aren't active on DW, they won't notice, right?
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..it appears to be Nigerian style spam season again. There were multiple such emails in my email spam folder, and one in my DW inbox! It had already been spammed and the user deleted on DW, but the copy in my email told me the truth of it. I am ... amused is the best word for it.

Pick a task, any task

Aug. 9th, 2017 04:43 pm[personal profile] fred_mouse
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I'm struggling with motivation and low energy and generally feeling crap, so I'm going to try extrinsic motivation for a bit. Basically - add a small/low energy task here, cross it off when done, pick another one. As it is not quite 5pm, I'm hoping to have five things done by bed time.

  1. email pod_together fic
  2. DW inbox from 728 to <700
  3. get reading 'comfortable courtesan:TNG' up to date (at post 6/13)

...actually, that last one was at 6/15. But I'm not going to get to that (or the email, which was at 304 messages in the four folders I was trying to get through; this is 65% of where they started (I also emptied one other folder which required the input of youngest, plus working through bits of two other folders I wasn't aiming to get emptied)) before 9pm, at which point I'm getting off the computer and going back to reading either 'Rosemary and Rue' (Seanan Maguire), 'In favour of the sensitive man' (Anaïs Bin), or 'Too Like the Lightening' (Ada Palmer), which are the three books on the top of my 'in progress' pile.

I did however make and eat dinner, and spend some time cleaning up the kitchen (including running the dishwasher). So, I've achieved nearly 5 things.

Computer is back!

Aug. 9th, 2017 05:13 am[personal profile] fred_mouse
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After dropping youngest at school for before-school choir practice, I wandered down to the university to sit, have a cup of coffee, and wait for the computer shop to open so that I could collect my computer. Got briefly distracted by the book stall (acquired two of the New Writings In SF volumes I'm missing - they had a third, but as far as I knew, I didn't have that much cash on me). While I was waiting, got a message from youngest that they are still sick, and would I please collect them. Did so, then came home via the ballet shop (middlest had two leotards and a pair of shoes on order, youngest needed a fitting for new shoes to be worn for exams) and the shop that sells the school uniform (formal trousers for the concert next week -- had to buy boys ones because the girls ones are laughable in their fit, being too tight at the bum, too loose at the waist, and too short at the crotch; dress in the next size up; belt for the trousers; undershirt for me).

And middlest is also home - I sent them to school with a note that they could come home immediately after their before school test, which I gather they used.

(...there is a new dripping noise in the ceiling, above the bedroom doorway. I have no oomph to deal with this. I probably wouldn't notice it, except that it has been bucketing down all night. The daffodils in a pot I was gifted should have been moved at some point, because they are all beaten down).

Anyway, the point of this post is that now I have a computer! I'm going to spend 30 minutes catching up on DW/closing tabs, then 30 minutes on email, and then 30 minutes on tidying up my CV, and rotate through those for the rest of the day. I don't imagine I'm going to get everything sorted, but it would be good if I could get the CV ready to proof read by the end of the day.

Tuesday is fired

Aug. 8th, 2017 04:11 pm[personal profile] fred_mouse
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This morning, was woken by youngest half an hour after the alarm should have gone and fifteen minutes before we were due to leave. Kinda fortunately, they were reporting in sick, wanting to go back to bed, because soooo tired. Given that they had had yesterday off, and then failed at skate training (coach took them off the ice after ten minutes), I was all for another day in bed.

Was rewoken shortly afterwards by middlest being snuffly but heading off to a before school test. I wasn't sure how bad they were, but said 'just call me to come home if you need'. Said call came at lunch time -- apparently, I could just have provided a note, and they could have brought themselves home (or called me to collect them) without having to deal with the school nurse, so we'll do that next time.

In between, I took youngest to the doctor (this run of tired all the time and repeated viral infections might just be repeated viral infections, but just in case. Doctor agrees with me, and has ordered a range of tests, including all the ones I was expecting (iron, b vitamins, epstein-barr) plus a logical few I wasn't (c-reactive protein, liver and kidney function, non-fasting glucose, thyroid)). This meant I didn't get to skate class, but as I've spent all day in bed, I don't think it matters much.

But I've cancelled the Tuesday night gathering, and called the younger two kids in sick for dancing, and just gone back to bed until tomorrow. Eldest is going to sort dinner, and if it ever stops raining, they will also go to the shops and sort out some other bits and pieces. And now, I'm going back to reading random bits of the internet (until the ipad runs out of battery) b cause that's about the oomph I have. Even though my laptop is now repaired, and I could go and pick it up. *sigh*
alias_sqbr: "Creative genius" with an arrow pointing to a sketch of me (genius!)
So I am finally getting around to fixing the NINETY OR SO broken images on my AO3 account. (THANKS PHOTOBUCKET) I settled on Nickpic as a new image host, rather arbitrarily. I've been getting random inconsistent upload errors so I'm not sure I'd rec them, they better not cause me to have to upload everything again.

To make it all feel less like yak shaving(*) I decided to go through from the start and fix up all my old works, since there's a growing list of minor issues like broken formatting I've been meaning to poke at. I am currently one and a half pages in, of nine (eg at about 30 works of 180 /o\)

It's interesting going through everything in chronological order. Right now I'm at April 2010 and past!me still hasn't learned how to format dialogue, but has sort of gotten the hang of chins. Figuring out how long legs are is still a ways in the future. (THEY'RE SO LONG)

A lot of this stuff is not relevant to modern fannish interests (and also...not very good) but I'm going to intermittently post old stuff to tumblr if I think people might enjoy it. I'm still pretty happy with Mafdet Slayer of Serpents, a Stargate comic I did about a Gu'ald cat. Though it's definitely from my pre-understanding-chins period.

(*)A software term I learned from Cam, referring to a large, frustrating and ultimately pointless task. It's easier to spell than sisyphean :)

Planned reading

Aug. 7th, 2017 08:23 am[personal profile] fred_mouse
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Yesterday, before getting on a plane, [personal profile] artisanat tidied out his beside the bed book pile, and passed me the ones that he has read, many of which are ones I'm planning on reading. This morning, I have worked my way through my TBR pile and the pile of books on the bed side table, and made three piles.

The first, on the bedside table, contains 13 books. These are all in goodreads as books that I am currently reading, and I have updated them all to th page where my bookmark is (some have not changed since the last time I did this). My primary reading goal for August is to finish and review these books. There is one serious academic book (Gillian Polack's History and Fiction), three other non-fiction('speed cleaning', mediaeval history, essays by Anais Nin), a faux philosophy (Zen and th Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), two possibly based in real life kinda travelogues (Three Men in a Boat and the sequel Three Men on the Bummel), a collection of poems parodying classic english tradition poems, and five assorted fiction of assorted genres and eras including a rather bizarre YA supernatural romance which is driving me up the wall.

Pile two, next to the door, stands 40-50cm high, and contains books just added to goodreads as 'want to read'. Mostly fiction, one probability, one serious academic text I want to read for reasons unrelated to the topic of the book. Pile three contains three books - read alouds that have been misplaced and thus not finished (sometimes the issue is 'which set of kids are listening to this one'). Secondary August goal is to get these three finished.

And there is a fourth pile of books, which was not touched, which is an assortment of larger books that have been put aside for 'later'. Cookbooks, craft books, at least one graphic novel -- between 15 and 20 books, I'm guessing.

Stretch goals are to get through all the books next to the door, and if I get those read and reviwed, to start on the pile of larger books.

But before ai get on to that, breakfast!

Predicting Food Fads

Aug. 7th, 2017 03:03 am[personal profile] alias_sqbr
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A while ago I wrote this post about predicting food fads, then didn't get around to posting it. In the meantime [tumblr.com profile] yiduiqie posted links to two different new "Asian food is the new Western food" fads that bear no resemblance to my predictions whatsoever. I am thus posting this now before I look even sillier :)

So! I sometimes ponder what foods will become the new shiny food in Australia next.
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