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catching up and failing [Nov. 21st, 2008|09:50 pm]
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1. Back from vacation! It was awesome and fun, and not too cold. It was a journey of food and drink--consuming it, talking about it, shopping for it.

2. Speaking of food, I recommend The Loving Hut in San Francisco at the corner of Vallejo and Stockton. Tasty and not too expensive Chinese vegan food! Best review ever at yelp:

totally thought this was some Boba Tea/Prostitution ring before I finally checked it out.

Great serving size for the price compared to similar places, I think.  

Funny aftertaste, though?  This might be because I'm not vegan, but I've been scoping out restaurants to take vegan girl person to, so.    

The cakes and ice creams are oh so lovely sweet good right, though.  And adorable aprons.

MOST IMPORTANT PART:  SUPREME MASTER TELEVISION.  I could watch this damn channel for hours, holy crap, talking elephant.

I do not agree with the funny aftertaste comment, but he is right about Supreme Master Television. It is addictive and awesome. Missed the talking elephant, as well as the desserts. :(

I thought it was a soapland or something, as well. Or that it should be.

3. I want more than one day in San Francisco, even if they are days full of rain and cold. I thought i'd like it and I was right! Wonderful city! Amazing in glorious bright sunniness with temps running in the 70s in November. XD

4. I just bought 8 bottles of wine and don't know how I'm going to fit them all into the refrigerator. I hate that the climate here means all wine should be stored in some kind of climate-controlled environment. Lacking AC, I only have the frig. :( I got two bottles of two Bordeaux's (how does one pluralize "Bordeaux?"), two bottles of a Spanish tempranillo (I love tempranillos), a German Riesling (that I fear may be too sweet for me, but oh well--it's "GREAT WITH TURKEY!"), and a grenache. I don't think I've drunk a grenache before, but the festive label and low price (and wine shop rec) was too much for me not to buy it. XD

5. Pretty fanart of fandoms I know nothing about--Reborn! and Tales of..., among others. Nice coloring and sharp features.

6. A request for sci-fi/fantasy BL via worldserpent got me thinking about sci-fi BL. First thing that came to mind was two novel series I never read but that seem to have a decent following in English, Sanzen Sekai no Karasu o Koroshi and that one illustrated by Mamiya Oki with the Moon dude with the funky eyes who always wears a visor. Sadly, I am drawing a blank right now and I can't browse my collection since they are still packed up in boxes.

7. wednesday_10_10 reviews/summarizes a BL novel, called Koushounin wa Utagawanai by Eda Yuuri and illustrated by Nara Chiharu. She posts all the pics! I sort of want to read it now but am afraid I won't like it (I haven't liked everything Eda-sensei has written, and this one sounds like one I could potentially really like or get really annoyed at).

8. Breaking the News by treeflamingo is a short, sweet, and hilarious gen Ouran fic. "Impending doom" YES.

9. Each raw chapter of Totally Captivated makes me want to magically know Korean just a little more than the previous one. The previous one was pure romance so it wasn't too bad, but this one seemed complex (and amusing at times). *sighs* Also, only six volumes? It's almost over!

10. I am on friends?skip=400. I give up already. I can't catch up. ;_;

ETA: 11. How could I forget the all-important #11?!? Saw the new trailer for Star Trek and was...disturbed. Is this really Star Trek? Now I understand the parodies that have cropped up, such as 90210 or Smallville (I personally like the Smallville one). I'll still go to see it, but I can't help but feel weirded out.

From: drich
2008-11-22 09:56 am (UTC)
#6 Ao no Kiseki - Locus of Blue. ^__^ much love for this. There are summaries out on the web for all the volumes (yay). I wish they would finish it. *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-11-23 07:42 am (UTC)
I remember reading those summaries a long time ago. They were awesome. XD
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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2008-11-23 05:19 am (UTC)
Oh god Star Trek 90210. XDDD That was so beautiful.

Have you seen this one?
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-11-23 07:44 am (UTC)
No I haven't! Good job on that one.
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[User Picture]From: enelte
2008-12-04 10:49 pm (UTC)
4. Riesling is good with seefood too! raw oysters yumm ^_~ and it isn't that sweet compared to Gewurztraminer and is even dryer, though they taste quite alike. If you don't like sweet wine try white Pinot, they are less sweet among those three. The Pinot Noir which is a ..dark white wine (^^;) tastes real good with grilled seefood *drool*
If you have time take a look at this site www.vinalsace.com (also in english), all the mentioned wines are listed as the region's specialities.

9. Now you can sympathize with me, I have the same wish with Japanese. Just, to me it happened real often -__-; I didn't know about 6-volumes lenghths wow things will go roller coaster from now on I guess o_o

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[User Picture]From: enelte
2008-12-04 10:53 pm (UTC)
I really typed "see"food gosh T_T and twice to boot!
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-12-05 04:51 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-12-05 04:50 am (UTC)
I like Rieslings when they are crisp--dry, fruity but not too sweet. I've only had Gewurztraminer once and almost choked on its sweetness. I just don't do sweet (which is why I don't drink things like Muscat). XD; Thanks for the link, I'll check it out sometime.

I already get pretty frustrated when the only scans available are Chinese translations of manga on a regular basis. It's rather infuriating, actually.
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[User Picture]From: enelte
2008-12-08 01:29 am (UTC)
I don't usually eat or drink sweet, but I like all the Alsace varieties. They taste really good with raw and light food and (in general) asian noodles soup like Udon or Pho XD even Muscat goes well with mediteranean style grilled vegies salades (a refine antipasta eg.)

Otherwise Muscadet is a good wine if you like them dry, plus it's quite cheap, but too dry it's almost bitter (to me). I recommend Chardonay and its most famous wine: Chablis. I think you'd love it, the taste is finer, very aromatic (fruity) it leaves a pleasant aftertaste. A plain steamed white fish would taste incredibly when you accompagny it with a glass of Chablis, top it with butter and sprink a bit of finely chopped fresh aneth gosh I am really drooling while typing this XD
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