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no reason (Wednesday March 17th, 2004 - 23:26)

category: mmhuh?

A quick blurble of all sorts for no particular reason..


Japanese and Thai flavoured tofu – fried up or just diced and tossed in with warm pasta.

Loving strawberry and banana chunky milkshakes – just slice up the strawberries and squish the bananas; throw in some milk; stir with a fork.

Niina style mash potatoes: boil up half quantity of normal potatoes (Desiree or so), half quantity of sweet potato. When the potatoes are soft, throw some baby spinach in to the pot and boil for a few more minutes. Drain. Squish it all together and put in a little milk and margarine/butter. Salt and pepper to taste.

Soy sauce goes with too many things.

Sydney’s mushrooms have a lot to answer for – I’ve only once found the entire stock at a shop looking good. Apart from that, veges and fruits here are delicious. rocks for delivering tons of heavy items in one go (bottles of juice, laundry powder, potatoes etc) at good prices and only $6.95 for delivery. Being car-less means I end up with stretched arms when I have to carry home heavy items from the proper supermarkets (the local shops are highly priced so I try to only buy milk, bread and fresh vegies from them). A taxi home from Coles or Woolies is $7-8 so the home delivery is well worth it. I’ll probably do the big shop once a month online from now on.

I’m sure I was going to write about something else…

Erm.. It’s 11.30pm and I’ve been working long days and thinking hard to solve problems so I’m going through a vague phase.

Walking home tonight I noticed that the local pub had a long line of people waiting to get in, held back by a bouncer at the door. Today’s St Patrick’s Day and the local pub happens to be Irish.

Paddling laps in a pool of an eveing on a regular basis makes me sleep very nicely indeed.

Currently reading Jean Rhys’ Smile Please – about 30 odd pages to finish up tonight and ready and waiting is Lars Saabye Christensen’s The Half Brother and J. P. Donleavy’s A Singular Man.

My hunt for bookshops that don’t place annoying security stickers on the inside covers of books continues. Unfortunately the late night book shops around my place love the concept but Borders and Kinokuniya in town don’t (but they only stay open late on Thursdays).

I’ve been drawing plans for the bookshelves I want to create. How on earth I’ll create them, I don’t know, especially considering my shower is still leaking and I’m not very knowledgeable on the building-big-things front. However I did manage to attach three 60cm wooden shelves to my kitchen wall in a cutely staggered way.

There are boxes here and there and piles of books everywhere now that I’ve combined my Australian and English collections. I really need to sort out some shelving.

I’ve started adding isbn numbers in to my words section so that pretty pictures are served from Amazon and if someone feels like buying a book via one of my links then I get a little commission that will go towards paying my hosting costs ( is currently teetering on the brink of the traffic allowance). I’ll hopefully get all the isbn numbers in place in the next week or so.

And Mr Sumption I see you’ve been possibly avoiding work and filling in lots of comments and I’ll respond as appropriate this weekend when I get a bet of a breather from work. PS. Love the shots of your renovations!

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