September 7th, 2010

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Oh yay.

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That part underneath, to the left of the collapsed tree? That's my herb garden.

The tree? Well, it *is* my neighbor's tree, but it's, really, the only shade on our property besides some dubious crepe myrtles.

Edit: Whines opines that the front yard smells like crushed mint. This is not surprising, all things considered.

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[fades] browns and reds

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9-7-10 Miracle berry!

YES!!! Synsepalum dulcificum, or the miracle berry, growing in my front yard :) Only one! But it's all mine :)
[fades] browns and reds

Weekend in review--

Besides lunch with Whines on Saturday, weekend was pleasantly constructive-but-uneventful. D&D Saturday evening went well, my character didn't die (there's been a lot of that lately). Instead, he stuck to the rear wall like a climbing vine. Someone else brought in another healer, so I *may* tweak my character back to an "everybody get THAT guy" Leader instead of a "Are you hurt? Let me fetch a band-aid" Leader. We'll see.

Bopped around to several Half Price Books on Sunday and Monday, since they were all having a 20% off sale. Whines found a complete set of a pretty cute Anime series about a little vampire girl with cat ears, seems okay. Had an early church meeting Sunday, fairly productive.

I'm really burning out a bit on church though. There's a lot of inefficiencies in the system that are causing grief--made worse because I'm pretty sure that I'm one of those inefficiencies.

Monday--calm day--early lunch, some shopping, then a labor day BBQ at Bauson's. Game wrapped up with silly board games, not a bad way to end.

Soooooo hard to wake up. I've really not been able to wake up since I got all worked up about that job a month or so ago. That kind of killed a lot of my remaining work-enthusiasm. Bleah.
[fades] cooking

Yum! :)

Okay, I'd been waiting two years for that :) Since I only had the one, I didn't bother with a full "flavor-tripping" party, but I did spread out all the tart things in the house and had a couple of bites of each, after eating my miracle berry :)

The plain yogurt was very tasty, a bit like vanilla yogurt if you took out the vanilla. The lemon was delicious! I ate the entire thing and now have heartburn. It was like lemon drop candies, totally! The hummus was...a bad idea, and the spoonful of bottled lime juice was disgusting, but really, so is bottled lime juice.

Fun fun! Now I hope there's more of them! Thank you little plant :) :) :)

[info]gen

2010-09-08 01:15 am (UTC) Select: Delete Spam Screen Freeze Track This

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I love how lemons taste with the miracle fruit. It's sweet but also slightly creamy and smooth, like sherbet.
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That was a neat experience :) Though I think my body is not happy with me, I'm prone to heartburn on the best of days :)
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[info]gen

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My experience was different but that might be because of the supertaster thing. But I also heard that it can make Guinness beer taste like chocolate milk.
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[info]nightfolf

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If that's true, I'd like to try. lol I don't like beer So that would be interesting to note the difference in taste.
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[info]gen

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You might find this comic I drew amusing in that case:

http://www.little-tales.com/index.php?Strip=156
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[info]nightfolf

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haha! That's great. :) I'm not sure people would pay to see me drink a beer. However they may pay to see me actually enjoying one. lol
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[info]nightfolf

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I wanna try eventually! lol
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I'll add you to the list! :) Though I've only got one berry at present, and it got et :)