Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wacky Wednesday

It's been a strange day. We went swimming today since the pool will likely be closed on Friday, so all day it's seemed like Friday. My friend brought over a tape of "Pororo" - a Korean cartoon about a penguin and his friends. Very cute! They've been calling Mollusc "Pororo" because - ah I have to wait until Saturday to share that. :-)

So we go to Les Mis on Sunday and a good thing, too. I guess that's the last day it's running and it's not coming back to Detroit. Ironically, the niece of one of the TKD dads is in the show. Will I enjoy it more if I read up on it? The music is great. :-) Now I have to figure out whether I have something appropriate to wear. John and I date in the bedroom and bathroom and then it's clothing optional, so. . .

I'm looking forward to our trip. Mostly because it will be good to see family and hit our favourite used book stores. You'd think a city this size would have some decent used book stores. But, apparently, you'd be wrong. Last time we were there, I scored some excellent Greek Mythology Manga (best I can do link-wise unless you want the publisher's site (in Korean)) books for the kids, among many other things. I have some books and laserdiscs to trade in, too. Quite a few, in fact. And there's a good music store where we're headed as well. Mollusc needs the next piano book. Better start a list. Most of all (not counting family), however, I'm looking forward to Lao Laan Xang. Ack, I was going to try to get to Barnes and Noble today to cash in my $35 gift card (free from MyPoints!) on the LOTR CDset. That's probably not in the cards for today.

I feel fuzzy and dull today. It's good not to have to go anywhere!

Thought for the Day:

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. ~Ayn Rand


Jaichan said...

'Molly' (real name, Amelia) was a huge Anime and manga fan when she was in art school in Toronto. She's one of those geeky people who can find anything, so I'll get her to look for manga for you.
I can't wait to get started on the squid.
Ayn Rand... when I was in Grade 11, I read 1984, Anthem (I finished that on Christmas morning!) and the Handmaid's Tale all in a row.
I was probably the most paranoid 16 year-old you'd ever want to meet.

Trundling Grunt said...

I know this has nothing to do with your post (sorry - have you explored Batz Maru though?) but here's the marinade recipe I mentioned.....
2 minced garlic cloves
red pepper flakes to taste
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. fish sauce (nam pla)
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. brandy, or dry sherry (it's meant to be rice wine I think)
2 tbsp. lemon grass - chopped
1 tbsp. green onion - chopped (spring onions where I come from)
2 tbsp. coconut milk

Mix and marinade chicken or pork in it. I tend to do this with chicken and make kebabs with various veg.


Candace said...

Janice - Cool!! I'd love to find more stuff by that group.

Wow, that's quite a row of books. I'll bet you were paranoid, LOL! Have you ever checked out Rand's later works? I found We the Living depressing, but really enjoyed The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

TG- no apology necessary! You have a special place in my heart forever with that awesome looking marinade! :-)

Logophile said...

OK, just to clarify, I did NOT give my kids espresso. They get steamers or hot chocolate. I save the good stuff for mom.
One of my favorite books stores EVAH is in Portland, Oregon. Called Powell's, they are available online too and it is sooo awesome. I could spend weeks in there.

Faltenin said...

Hmmm, I come to comment on the tux-clad Pororo and I get a marinade recipe that makes my mouth water...


Candace said...

Logo - LOL! :-) I'm going to have to look up Powell's. :-)

Fal - I bet you don't wear goggles with your tux. But I have no way of being sure. . . Doesn't that recipe look awesome?? I foresee a batch in my very near future.

Anonymous said...

I love Les Mis. It's my favorite musical. I see it every time it comes to town. I have *cough* three versions of the soundtrack: the London cast, the NY cast and the 10th Anniversary cast. I don't have the french one yet.

On my own
Pretending he's beside me
All alone
I walk with him 'til morning
Without him, I feel his arms around me
And when I lose my way, I close my eyes and he has found me.

I soooo get Eponine. ;) Why Maurice went with that fussy Cosette is beyond me. He should have gone for the spunky girl in my opinion.

Okay I also have the piano book...somewhere.

I did read the novel. The THICK version and found I skipped...a lot. All the church references. Reading the book helped me understand...a little but I've already forgotten the book but the musical lives on my head. Bummer. I don't have the soundtrack at work so I could listen to it. Huh. No fair.

The Village Idiot said...

hopfully you feel sharp as a tack soon! Thanks for stopping by and, I fixed my HNT for this week. the shiny bald head was last week.

Oh, Great nicknames for the kids..I really like Mollusc

tshsmom said...

Reading the book would probably be a good idea, but you'll never finish it by Sunday. Just enjoy the show. ;)

Candace said...

Jenna - yay! I think this is gonna be cool!! :-)

Villager (don't want to call you an idiot) - Thanks. :-) Nice HNTs, LOL!

TSmom - I think you're right about making it through the book. :-P I'll be reporting back on the show, I'm sure!