Sniffing Lines Off Your Peter O’Toole

A quick post to say (oh please dark lord let this be a quick post I have a shepherd’s pie in) that Things Are Happening. I know, again, right?

One: promoted at work, which has been sapping my creative energy even more than usual. Interviewing, grinding on new stuff, new team, new tools. I am tired. It’s ok. If I am going to be behind a desk, it’s going to be for as much money as possible. It is fun to get promoted in less than a year. I guess it was kind of an unofficial goal.

Two: going to FogCon this weekend, mostly to visit friends. I have not really written anything properly in like two years. Lame. So I will not be workshopping or anything, but it will be fun to go and soak it up. A long time ago I read a graphic novel about a prostitute and her jobs, and one I remember was how she got hired to stay with this guy who did coke all night and made her jack him off all night and couldn’t get a boner but wouldn’t let her leave. I feel like I’ve jacking my own jock futilely for months to try to get some creative urge back. Maybe FogCon will finally be the boner-kicker-offer. Uhh. I should have pictures from that, anyway.

Three: Court! Did you know you could carry on with court without half of the parties actively participating? I am dying to tell you about the old GAL but I will sit on it for a little while longer. Three words: small claims court. WOW BONUS COURT. SeaFed has kind of wandered off. He was supposed to sign some papers to agree on the new GAL by January 30th, but sort of…didn’t…and then sent an email to my lawyer with his signature attached a month late. Except it was the weirdest thing, there was no signature or anything attached. He was then called several times and did not respond to any of it. And then somehow insisted his signature was attached despite all evidence to the contrary? This sort of reminds me of the dumb ongoing argument we used to have about the lid to the hamster cage in a way I can’t quite explain, except, you know, this is about our kid and in a court of law and such. Long story longer, the commissioner decided to sign off on the new GAL without him. So I guess we are having court without him? For now? I did not know this was possible.

Four: Every weekend that I am home, I am now cooking Indian food. I LOVE IT. I was intimidated for years to really go for it and make ghee and stuff, in spite of the fact that Whippet’s husband was always waxing on about how awesome it was to grind your own curry (okay retired M$ millionaire, I’ll get right on that). But now I am gheeing and spicing and making paneer and shit. Level up! Again, pics to follow soon, and I hope they will be less nauseating than instagram.

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11 Responses to “Sniffing Lines Off Your Peter O’Toole”

  1. A says:

    Congratulations on the promotion. That’s a big deal!

    The first time I made my own samosas and the green chutney and the tamarind chutney I felt lke a wizard. I was so scared to cook Indian food at home that I didn’t even go to a cookbook, I went to Manjula’s Kitchen to learn by video.

  2. iasshole says:

    Thanks! And nice! I do feel like a wizard. I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/The-Everything-Indian-Cookbook-Recipes–From/dp/1593370423

    It’s got the basics and yet not total beginnersville and has caused me to order fun things like jaggery and black salt. It has a kickass kheer in it. One thing I would like to do this year is learn more about the regional styles of Indian food. It’s a big country and I never have it quite straight in my head where gravies or spicy foods come from, etc.

  3. Lasky says:

    Congratulations on job and also on more culinary victories! You rock!

    Enjoy FOGCon! Hope it gets your Lawrence of Arabia in widescreen. (I don’t even know what that means).

  4. krumpy says:

    Hello Lovely,

    Congrats on the promo! You’re strictly badass.

    The creative juices are there. They’re just, you know, doing whatever maple syrup trees do with their sap in the winter. I think they use it to stay alive because winter is tough.

    Sounds like you did some awesome Indian cooking. That’s creative in its own way. I can hardly get myself to make a side of steamed broccoli to go with my heat & eat meals : /

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until spring! That’s when my own creative sap, she will be flowing, and figurative johns across the land will be happy campers!

  5. Kathy says:

    Congrats on the promo! Hey, what is the name of that novel you mentioned? Sounds inneresting…

  6. iasshole says:

    Kathy: I thiiiink it was Rent Girl by Michelle Tea now that I am doing le googling. I got it from the library, I think when I was boobranching Strudel, and that time is a blur.

    Krumpy: We’ve got blooms here! Spring comes early in the PNW. Every winter I say, good job making it through another winter, SJ.

  7. ozma says:

    Oh please please Indian food instruction!

    I used to actually cook things like that. Chipati. What happened to me?

  8. iasshole says:

    Oh god instruction! I dunno about that. Maybe some photo essays. :D

  9. Brigid Keely says:

    Total grats on your promo!

    My parents had Indian food for the first time (!!!) a few months ago (HOW did it take that LONG?????) and my mom fell in love & has been cooking up a storm of it. Sadly, they live an hour away so I don’t get to partake.

  10. V's Herbie says:

    I just ran across a free online GIF maker that manages not to suck! http://picasion.com/ You put in pics of your fab cooking, then we all marvel at your brilliance!

  11. krumpy says:

    Yes, good job on making it through the winter, indeed! How did I ever survive Alaskan winters? I’m about to head up there for a fundraiser (of which we spoke). It’s going to be cold. Beautiful, but cold.