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Fish Fry

After music, architecture, incense, and free wine, the best thing about Catholicism is the Friday night Fish Fry. It was a joyous event back when my family was pretending to be Catholic to get lower rates at St Mary Magdalen school. These fish frys featured thick cuts of cod filet, deep fried (or deep fried earlier in the day and then baked). They came with, as you’d expect, fries and slaw. It was fantastically delicious. Most Catholic churches don’t do…

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Par Tay

My annual party is this Saturday, two days from now. The apartment is crazy-clean thanks mostly to H. Tomorrow I gotta start cooking things. Making a big batch of Aztec brownies. That’s regular milk chocolate brownies with a heap of bhut Jolokia powder, and a swirl of cream cheese for contrast. They’re awesome. Also, two tres leches cakes. There will be two so one can be out while the other is in the fridge. People are coming by as early…

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Seriously, Amazon? Subscribe and Save stories…

H and I decided to get Amazon’s Subscribe and Save service for groceries we use often, stuff that’s bulky to carry, and stuff that’s cheaper or offers more variety than we get at our regular grocery store. Our first box arrived with a 12-pack of canned ravioli on top of a smashed 30 ct box of 1oz bags of chips. Here’s video evidence: Contacted Amazon and they refunded the whole thing. No need to ship it back, they said. So…

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Indian Food

I had Indian food for the first time last night. Paneer with spinach and a seafood dish in a spicy sauce with yogurt and nuts. Also, garlic paneer. H had paneer as well and a citrusy tomato sauce. It was really spicy. Mine was supposed to be “medium” but I also found it intensely spicy. Here’s the thing.I need to learn to make–at the very least, paneer and that sauce, which is called “korma” sauce. I’m guessing that this will…

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H’s Birthday

H’s birthday is more fun for me than my birthday.For my birthday, I throw a party. I clean everything and cook a bunch of food and stress out about invites and reminders and every silly detail. Then the party happens and it’s somewhere between fine and awesome, and then it’s over. For H’s birthday, we don’t really have people over. He’s even less fond of other people than I am. So I cook him a nice meal, get him some…

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How the fuck is it already December?

My annual birthday bash (AKA, amazement that I’m still alive party) was Saturday. As always, there were a handful of people who couldn’t make it. Drag. But plenty of people did make it. There was mediterranean food. I didn’t have time to make falafel at the last minute–so I ordered it from the same restaurant that catered our wedding. I did make toum and hummus, a pineapple upside down bundt cake, a nutella cream pie. Friends brought wine, grape leaves,…

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H’s second fave meal

I do the overwhelming majority of the cooking around here, since H can only cook bachelor food. His fave meal that I make is chili, because I am the ace at it. I think my chili con carne is so good, that I’d enter it into cookoffs if they happened anywhere near me. But I’m certainly not schlepping my chili and fixin’s down to Texas. I hear it’s hot and racist down there. 😉 Tonight though, H wants his second…

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Articles

Not caught up with my various writings?This’ll help: Cis People Problems. Not sure how to talk to someone who is transgendered–duh, like a person. Posting a lot about the recent church burnings down south? Why not do something to help instead? The Rapture is coming…again. In Praise of Public Nudity. WTF is masking??? Penny Dreadful is done for the season, but my reviews will last forever… I’m craving a bologna sandwich. I have bologna, but no sliced yellow cheese.#ImperfectWorld

Site Launch

Soooo… The Horror Within is getting ready to launch. My cousin Rich is doing an awesome job of translating my many needs and wants into realities. Stuff we’ll have and do:–Accounts for all regular contributors, plus blank accounts so that guest contributors and fiction submissions can all have proper bylines.–Awesome graphics that H has been working his ass off on. (Don’t worry, his actual ass is cute as ever)–Normal stuff like FB like buttons, our Twitter feed, and cool widgets–Soon…

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God Dammit, Internet.

Been spending less time online than usual, mainly because I’m developing the incredible superpower known as Not Engaging. I’m disgusted to see and hear the rampant racism and hate from people I normally think are only kind of stupid. If you’re really more upset about the “rioters” than about another person getting away with murder, I don’t know what you and I could possibly have to say to each other. My birthday was nice, but the real celebrating will happen…

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