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Bought some more music from iTunes today: more Squeeze, more Sparks, some Cure, some Smiths, some Madness, and a couple random things (a Jonathan Coulton song which makes me deliriously happy and a Moxy Fruvous song).

Cobweb discovered the heated kitty cushion today when Shannon decided to try putting it in a different location, and she has barely moved since that moment, so I'm now feeling pretty good about that purchase. Of course, it means she doesn't come and cuddle with *me* as much, but I think my ego can survive. Maybe occasionally, when I plan to spend a while on the couch, I will hide the cushion and then she will *have* to rely on my body heat and I can get some cuddle time. Wow ... I wonder if this is how teenage boys think about teenage girls.

I did some errands today, and I was *extremely* close to going to Crixa Cakes to buy a slice of pumpkin pie (because it's a seasonal item and so I should get it while it's available, because I have a bit of money to spend, and because ... um ... because it's good?), but I decided that I would run my errands in the other direction, instead, so I wouldn't be tempted. I've been eating far too much junk food, and it's time to make an effort in that department.

But, you know, pumpkin pie is almost like health food. It's got fruit, and dairy, and ... well ... there's gotta be some fiber in pie crust, right? No? Well, I tried.

"Top Chef: All-Stars" started yesterday, but I only got around to watching the episode today. I'm fairly new to the series, so a lot of these "all-stars" are completely unknown to me, but I still enjoy the social dynamics among the competitors, the snarking of the judges, and the nearly endless parade of just beautiful beautiful food.

Hmm. This entire journal entry seems to be id-driven. Let's add in some superego, shall we? I should be working on Christmas presents! I should be emailing my mom! I should be doing laundry! Hey, those sheets need changing!


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Dec. 3rd, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
Pumpkin is diiiiirrrty! EWWWW!

There are so many MUCH YUMMIER seasonal items of goodness around to bother with something containing dirty pumpkin! Haha!!

Wow ... I wonder if this is how teenage boys think about teenage girls. This made me grin!
Dec. 3rd, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
Now ... I may be misunderstanding you, because you're being quite subtle ... but are you trying to intimate that you are not particularly fond of pumpkin? ;)

So, what's your objection to the large, orange gourds? My husband totally agrees with your basic opinion, by the way. In fact, he objects to squash in all its forms, including zucchini.

Now, winter squash *besides* pumpkin ... I must admit that I do have a bit of a "thing" about winter squash. One year, for several months when I was in my early twenties, I subscribed to a weekly organic fruit/vegetable box from a local farm, so each week you got whatever the farm had coming ripe at that particular time. Well, there were *weeks* and *weeks* when mostly all I got was winter squash. I think I ate winter squash in every possible way it could be prepared. After I canceled that vegetable box subscription, I didn't eat a single bite of winter squash for more than a decade. That's how sick of it I was. I'm actually surprised that pumpkin still appeals to me.
Dec. 3rd, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
I... don't even know what winter squash is! Haha!!!


So, wikipedia tells me that in Australia and the UK we call winter squash 'pumpkin'... so, now I'm THOROUGHLY confused! Haha!

I'ma take a stab in the dark and say I probably wouldn't like it! Haha!! Though, I DO LOVE ZUCCHINI! Especially barbecued. YUM. I think pumpkin has the most disgustingly mushy (technical term!) texture. YUK!

ETA: My journal is called 'Stuff and Nonsense'!!! We're like... Crowded House twins!

Edited at 2010-12-03 07:31 am (UTC)
Dec. 3rd, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Hmm. In the U.S., "pumpkin" is a specific type of winter squash. To explain what I was talking about, here are some photos to illustrate the concepts of "winter squash" and "pumpkin":

winter squash:


And you're definitely right that all winter squash -- when cooked -- tends to be a bit mushy. I like the *flavor* of what *we* call pumpkin, but not the consistency, so I only like it in pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, etc. Just eating cooked pumpkin would be gross.

ETA: Edited to fix the photos, as I originally had swapped them accidentally. Way to confuse the issue!

Edited at 2010-12-03 07:46 am (UTC)
Dec. 4th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Ah ha! This makes so much more sense now! And, for future reference, I think they're allllll dirty!
Dec. 3rd, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
And Crowded House rocks! I've seen them in concert twice, though it's been several years. The first time I saw them -- this would have been 1993, I think -- Sheryl Crow was opening for them, because she hadn't yet become famous. Ha!
Dec. 4th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
Awesome! I've only seen them once, here where I live at an outdoor concert in a park. It it was awesome (but FREEZING)...!!
Dec. 3rd, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Moxy Fruvous has a great song about books. Is that the one you bought?
Dec. 3rd, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Wow! I mean I already knew this about you, but you are *smart*! Yes, I bought "My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors." I actually already had a Moxy Fruvous song on iTunes that I love ("King of Spain"), which is why I was looking for more, and this song was an obvious choice.
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