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19 May 2008 @ 01:49 am
3 random things from the day  
did you know there are black carrots?  They are not a joke - no, they are one of six ingredients in the black cherry italian spritzer we bought tonight (apparently used for their color).

While walking the dog tonight at 11:15 pm, I was cruised.  I mean the car slowed, pulled over beside me and the dog, and the guy had his window open and tried to talk to me.  Of course I laughed and kept walking.  Trust me, I am not the kind of person you'd cruise, even on a Sunday.  Especially not on dog walks when I'm in tight sweats (not the glamorous kind - more the kind that show I have ... norweigan hips and ass), a sports bra, a t-shirt I've used for painting, with my hair tied in a greasy ponytail.  I have no idea what in the heck the guy thought he was doing.  Domino, luckily, was completely unperturbed (which in my book is better than having her freak out).

I'm very glad I figured out how to deal with the remotes before Neil left for LA, otherwise I'd feel cut off at the knees.  A whole media center and no one to play with it - it would probably end up feeling neglected too.
literate and stylishmishloran on May 19th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
Did you know that purple was the original colour of the carrot, but it was selectively bred out of (most of?!) them because orange seemed more palatable/funky/etc. It's only just now that Scientists are managing to go back to the original colour.

God knows how I know that. I must've read it somewhere. It's exactly the kind of useless information I keep in my brain. It probably ejected some extremely important fact or other...
my monkied brain: Mish Rockskatekat1010 on May 20th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
I did know this! I found it out last night looking for a black carrot. The evolution of veggies seems to actually be pretty crazy.

and it's ok, i have wonderfully useless stuff in my brain that pushes out simple things like my own phone number. you're in good company darling!
i will write in words of fire: [sku] omfg teh suckyposhlil on May 19th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
Black carrots are scary! Guys in cars are also scary, i find.

Haha, do you know, i have lived here a month and still have no idea how their dvd player works? I just use the laptop... So lame.
my monkied brain: giles - happy smilekatekat1010 on May 20th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
well, at least you know how to get something to play so you can watch it! that's the important part, for sure.
i will write in words of fireposhlil on May 20th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Icon love. :D

This is true. Although its less fun when Kim's dad entrusts me with the recording of stuff. NO NO NO.
(no subject) - emeraldswan on May 19th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
my monkied brain: oz - puppieskatekat1010 on May 20th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
It's good that your puppy is smart enough to be protective of you! I think Domino, at this point, seems to see most cars as devices for fun since they take her interesting places (although she is terrified of big bus things)
xanzpet on May 19th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
1. Black carrots? Pass.

2. You were cruised because you're hot. Duh. *slaps your forehead in the V-8 kind of way*

3. Remotes are evil. Direct TV sent me a new box and remote with all kinds of cheerful of literature about new systems and tech and blah blah. I sent it back.

*toes ground* I, uh, I tried to write some Xander/Giles? For you? *blushes* I'm not sure... But I wanted to try and well, yeah. I know you're incredibly busy, but if you find the time to check it out, I hope you will! Just try not to laugh. Too hard. *glares* Killing Me Softly *wibble*

my monkied brain: You Rockkatekat1010 on May 20th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
1. yeah, i think they're actually much less sweet. but hey, the drink tasted good!

2. i am considering myself thwapped! ;)

3. ewww. i have to say this is why i am glad to hand the electronics over to someone else. i would prefer to do a spell and have the house gnomes be more responsive, but they seem to have abandoned me this season.

4. OMG!!! I'm so so so sorry I didn't comment sooner! It's beautiful! And i'm not incredibly busy, i just got all wrapped up in other media (saw enchanted! so cute). It's BEAUTIFUL darling! fucking beautiful! And i'm so frigging touched you'd try it and dedicate it to me!
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on May 19th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Black carrots, SO COOL!

I now want to make an "undermine your expectations!" salad, with black carrots and purple tomatoes and and and...STUFF!
my monkied brain: g/w - redheartkatekat1010 on May 20th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
heee! and they make purple kale too, i think! i would *SO* eat that salad.

i'm actually glad there's more purple in the world - my mom and i used to use this cookbook called 'the rainbow diet' where you tried to get every color of the rainbow on your plate in one form or another - but purple was *really* hard to find unless you counted beets or blueberries (we did)