Dept. of Fandom Stocking

Apr. 18th, 2019 07:07 pm
kaffyr: (Stewart facepalm)
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Well, This Was A Bit Embarrassing ....

When I was having fun with 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  this year (or actually, last year), I decided to give one person, who'd indicated an interest in historical recipes, some that were excerpted from two recipe books I happen to own. Because it was for Fandom Stocking, I decided - without looking at AO3's terms of service, more fool I - that I could put it on Archive of Our Own, because the effort was for a fannish event. 

The nice folks over at AO3 let me know today that it was a violation of their terms of service, and that I had a week to take it down. I'm embarrassed, because they're quite right (Section H clearly states that recipes are a no-no), and sad that I now have a formal warning on my AO3 account. Hopefully, that will eventually be taken out. 

So I've put the recipes here, and will let the person for who I posted them know that they can access them here or on LJ. And perhaps other folks can enjoy the recipes as well. And I've learned something out of the whole thing, so there's that.

Anyhow - enjoy!


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Foodstuffs under here. )

Dept. of Answering Questions

Apr. 13th, 2019 04:51 pm
kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
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A Fairy Tale

The last couple of days have been interesting in all the wrong ways; I'm navigating some politics having to do with the job offer, and I had my back go out on me Thursday morning in a spectacularly new fashion.

Today was spent at an urgent care center, where I was diagnosed with sacroiliac joint ... difficulties, yes, let's go with that - something, the doctor said, people with RA and autoimmune ailments like scleroderma are apt toward. I'm hobbling around with the help of Bob's old cane, and recovering from a really painful intramuscular injection of something massive and non-steroidal. I'm also on five days worth of oral steroids ... I should feel quite down and depressed. And I was earlier in the day, when I realized I couldn't clean house, or help Bob with his own fibro day. I also felt guilty, because he was waiting on me hand and foot. 

But you know, the sun's shining, the shot is helping; we've ordered Mexican in so neither of us have to cook, and I have been taken care of by the man I love most in the world. And that reminded me that one of 
[personal profile] lydy 's questions was about how I met Bob. So I decided to tell you one of the only fairy tales I've ever known to be real. 

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Once Upon a Time )

Dept. of Music

Apr. 10th, 2019 05:07 pm
kaffyr: (Deficiency weekly)
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Overwhelmed By Music

I thought I'd answer 
[personal profile] lokifan 's question of me - three of my current favorite pieces of music., and three old favorites - so I started going through past and current faves on YouTube. I had a couple of songs immediately in mind, and I quickly found them. Then I started thinking about others ....

Going down that aural rabbit hole has been wonderful, but I'm overwhelmed with the number of songs and pieces of music that I love for one reason or another, from Tom Waits' "Martha," to Patricia Barber's "White World," to "Song to the Siren" by Tim Buckley, to Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," and Chuck Berry's "Havana Moon," and Miles Davis's "So What," and The Temptations' "My Girl," to Ellington and Strayhorn's "Take the A Train," to Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Dindi," and more.

(I am also particularly fond of classical music that's from the Baroque, or before that time; of instrumental music in a minor key; of guitar and harp music, but I don't know either those who create the music or those who play it, not the way many others I know can.)

The exploration of music also led me to think about what I like in music, which connects to 
[personal profile] lydy 's question about what kinds of music I like, and why - and of course, that meant that the more I thought about it, the more complicated my thoughts got, and the longer any potential answer would be. Because I'm congenitally unable to write short. 

So this is me, telling you that I'm thinking about music, and being very happy to - but being hard-pressed to write a cohesive or coherent post about it. Sigh.


bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
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Or, how to make looking at photographs for SCIENCE (science!) sound boring and/or silly.

Over at Project Zooniverse, a bunch of projects involve looking at a series of photos, noting any creatures/plants of interest. Here are three of my recent projects and what I've found:
  • Cedar Creek: Eyes on the wild, looking at wildlife in a specific part of Minnesota: Grass, grass, ferns, grass, grass with trees in the distance, marsh plants, grass, deer, grass with trees in background, grass, marsh plants, grass, deer, grass, grass with trees, grass, vehicle, bison, ferns, marsh plants, grass, grass, deer, FIRE, grass, marsh plants.

  • Snapshot Wisconsin, looking at the creatures in the woods throughout the year in northern Wisconsin: deer, forest, forest, deer at night, two deer, forest, raccoon, squirrel, deer, forest, forest, deer, BEAR, forest at night, three deer.

  • Steller Watch, trying to track specific (i.e., marked) Steller sea lions in the Aleutian islands: sea lions on rocks, sea lions on beach and rocks, sea lions on rocky beach, sea lion in the water (beach in background), sea lions on rocks but not beach.
ETA: I think I underrepresented the "grass" entries in the Cedar Creek list.

Dept. of Argh

Apr. 8th, 2019 08:38 pm
kaffyr: The llama from Polar Bear Cafe (Llama-san)
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Pearls of Wisdom

God, adulting is hard. You'd think that, at 63, I'd have gotten it figured out. 

Ha. 

*Goes back to watching YouTube coverage of newborn kittens and retrospectives of Seasons 1-7 of Game of Thrones.*

Then again,
I posted twice today. And got some questions answered about cremation pre-planning. And yes, that is rather grotesque, but necessary. And I'm going to watch some new anime. And I'm going to hug my Bob, because he is absolutely the best thing in my life, closely followed by my son, who I can't hug right now because Seattle. 

Shut up, 
[personal profile] kaffyr . Go watch anime. 

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