May 12th, 2011

cap, captain miss america

LJ Idol Topic #25: Uncarved Block

This past Monday, I was out walking, and I came upon a little food fair set up on the street outside a park that my friends and I frequent for lunch. There were all kinds of delicacies lining the street: banh mi, gelati, the most amazing homemade cannoli I’ve ever eaten. And in the center of the space stood a little stand, and a young man with two things that made my eyes light up: An ice shaver, and a giant block of pure, crystalline ice.

sign for shaved ice

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I've been competing in therealljidol for the past several months on an alternate account at the_vernacular This is the second half of an entry begun here: here.
cap, captain miss america

Updatey Thing

I have this bruise on my hip. I don't know how I got it, but it's purple and awful and worst of all, hurts. It hurts when I sit. It hurts when I walk.

I suspect I got it from mass transit.

I also have a sore gum. The spot where I got a wisdom tooth out, like, three and a half years ago is all ouchy and swollen and raw and I don't know why.

That's my whining. I have a bottle of this and a bottle of this waiting for me at home, and then a bottle of this for Friday. And people coming to the house this weekend!

I went back to the food fair last night and took those shaved ice pictures, which is getting me so ready for ice cream and sorbet season. It has to begin! I have to think of flavor ideas. I'm going to be making some bacon toffee ice cream for liret and I want to try making an IPA ice cream.

I also had an amazing tiny cannoli. Nom!

Tonight is the panel I am moderating at MoCCA. Once again in case anyone is interested in hitting it up. I will report back tonight, likely, although I may go out with folks afterward. We'll see!

If you're interested in checking out some of the (mostly fiction) I have written over the past several months in therealljidol, I'm linking to some of my favorites:

--When Giant Beers Roamed The Earth
--The Fat Princess
--Joe and the Button Factory
--Level Five
--Sam and the Mermaids
--Puss in Boots, written in collaboration with alephz
--I Only Talk to the Dead Because They Don't Accuse Me of Witchcraft, written in collaboration with mstrobel

There's bunches more there, but these are probably the ones that are my favorites.

That is all for now! Smooches to everyone!