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01 August 2003 @ 06:56 am
The morning  
I find I have a fairly sore throat this morning. I am pretty sure it is an effect of air conditioning, because I often get like this. So, I am glad that the AC was off last night and that I survived tolerably well. (It could theoretically be an allergy, but to what I would have no idea).

Tonight I am going to Carmen. I will be sitting on the right hand side of the stage in the back of the first set of seats or in the front of the second set. That way I have been assured I can see action and not just see conductor.

I made Pumpkin Ice Cream and it was verily devoured by jigglius, autumnesquirrel and myself. There might be another serving left, but as we tend to 1 cup servings and it makes about a quart, I imagine it is mostly gone. I used the recipe in the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Cookbook, but I added cardamom for extra zing. (Ice cream base 2)

I simultaneously like and despise this cookbook. It gives you 3 ice cream bases (maybe 4 if memory doesn't serve well). The first base is heavily laden with eggs but is unremarked otherwise. It doesn't say anything about cooking it. However, the second recipe is very careful to note that you should use it if you don't want to cook. Well, to me that implies a fairly substantial error that I wish had been corrected. Ah well. It was either cheap (used book) or it was given to me by Mom from same used book store.

I finished Emma last night at about 0030. The ending was not a surprise to me, because I had seen both the movie, Emma, as well as Clueless, which is based on the book.

It was actually fascinating to read this book and pull from it the different characters in Clueless. There is the Emma, known as Cher. There is her Mr. Knightly. Some of the character names are the same (which is more striking). And I can read the book and point to each scene as if playing connect the dots. Very good.

I am about to start The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho, because what little I read made me think of Chloe and her growth as a person, both from rather indifferent spiritualism (before the start of game) to having made a conscious decision to make a path with her God and be one of his hands on earth. (I had a quote from the book, which I appear to have lost, which summed up why I think it makes a good reflection on her.)
Feeling like: rejuvenatedrejuvenated
Listening to: nothing much...
the name of dogenochs_fable on August 1st, 2003 06:26 am (UTC)
mmm... ice cream
find the quote for sunday then.

I highly suggest finding some quotables from the bible for quick use considering where you're all going.

("though I walk through the valley of death...")
Qarylla Windragar: attackqarylla on August 1st, 2003 07:42 am (UTC)
Re: mmm... ice cream
("though I walk through the valley of death...")

Been there, got that, have a tshirt.

But that is one of the sections of the Bible that is paraphrased with great frequency in music. I know it is used in Enter Sandman by Metallica (or something very similar) as it is by Alice in Chains (forgot the name of the song though).
the name of dogenochs_fable on August 1st, 2003 10:12 am (UTC)
Re: mmm... ice cream
Not to mention at funerals.
Qarylla Windragarqarylla on August 1st, 2003 10:35 am (UTC)
Re: mmm... ice cream
Despite the large volume of people in my family that have died (which isn't really large, but feels large to me), I have never been allowed to attend any of the funerals. Moreover I usually find out about said death in the family about a month to two months after the funeral, about the same time my mother finds out.

So, if they say that a lot at funerals, it is nothing I have experienced. :P
the name of dogenochs_fable on August 1st, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC)
Re: mmm... ice cream
Oh. I've been to exactly two wakes, and it was said at one. I don't recall about the other.

It's not specifically funerary as much as a prayer (or psalm properly) of strength.
thastygliax on August 1st, 2003 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: mmm... ice cream
Been to two that I recall, but both were ~20 years ago, so I don't remember much. Seen many, many movie funerals with the "shadow of the valley of death" quote, though...