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Your daily derp + pics of my starter

So I ran out of contact lenses recently and haven't made an appointment with the eye doctor. As a result, I've been exercising without my glasses on, because that's not comfortable to me to be out in the sunshine with light blasting through my lenses. So I go on my morning jogs with sunglasses and hope I don't run into anyone I know.

I'm typically a smiling sort, so I usually have a relaxed, almost smile on my face that I turn up the wattage on when I pass a fellow jogger/dog walker. Looking ahead, I see someone turned towards me just a house or two ahead, so I crank up the smile and wave a friendly hello...

AT A YARD FLAG. Awesome. I'm offering "How to be super cool" lessons, if you're interested.

ION, here's a picture of my starter after a week, seeing as so many of you are taking the plunge/are planning on it.

#1. My crumpet dumpings (mm, sounds good!), basically the extra I scoop out of #2-3 every morning, instead of dumping it or adding it to a quick bread. This goes right into the fridge and stays there until crumpet time.
#2 I started a second batch from the first batch instead of dumping the extra (or making quick bread). I keep it tightly sealed, to see how that affects the smell. It's actually noticeably more intense than
#3 Ze original. This smells so good and yeasty, but #2 almost has an alcohol whiff to it. Hell yeah. That's just extra fermentation from being sealed up. Choose your poison. :)

Thanks again for the generous response yesterday re: Oh My Heck. I've been all fired up since then, and am diving back into my doc now. <3


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Sep. 12th, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
I want to be super cool!! I can't see jack without my glasses.
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm thinking that I might actually be breaking laws by ambulating in public spaces sans glasses I'm so blind. But if I don't exercise and get fresh air every day, I get cranky.

WHAT DO. Wave at flags, that's what do.
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
hehehe....you are supercool, no matter what.

Hope to start the starter this weekend but all these containers make me nervous...I have a Very Small Kitchen and almost no counter space....am I making a mistake?

Sep. 12th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, SURE. Sure I am. ;D

I am making extra, did you not pick up on that? YOU ONLY NEED ONE. I am starting a second jar of starter (#2) for my sister to have. #1 is my fridge starter for crumpets. I mean, I'm saving it ONLY TO MAKE CRUMPETS. You do not need it AT ALL. I'm just excited. :D

(And after a week or two, you would be keeping your jar in the fridge.)
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Wait. I did know that. I remember you said that. I just got all panic-y because you know, I can remember the words to commercial lyrics of 45 years ago but I can't remember what you said yesterday....

But the crumpets sound good.
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
You do not have to remember all the things! That's what bookmarks are for. <3

Mmm, crumpets. I'm making a huge mess of them this weekend so I can dole them out during the week. (If I can manage that.) Oh, how I love bread stuffs!

Speaking of, time to check the bread dough I set out to rise!
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Some of those yard flags are really friendly! :D
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
OMG, and THEN! I was passing a huge group of bikers (as in bicyclists) and conked my toe on a ridge in the sidewalk and almost went flying.

SO SMOOTH. I have the grace of a wildebeest.
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
You'd better not break any body parts, lady! Don't follow me in all ways!
Sep. 12th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
The only thing I'm in danger of breaking is my pride! :D
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
That yard flag really appreciates the attention. Really! Dogs peeing on it don't count.
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'd like to believe it was very happy. And I felt most patriotic.
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
I cherish your derp moments, because generally you are almost unbearably intelligent, strong and beautiful and just way too annoyingly superheroic!

But now I have a mental image of you in your glasses and a lab coat going all Mad Scientist on your yeast babies. "Ferment, my pretties, be free!" There might be cackling.
Sep. 12th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hahahha, all the times I walk into things would like to have a word with you and this notion of me being cool. :D

OMG, I just set two loaves to rise in their pans and realized as I was tucking their ends under that I have a ritual where I tell the bread "You are a beautiful, living thing. Grow to your full potential so I may eat you."

YEARS I have muttered this on autopilot. LOL.
Sep. 12th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Holey moley - home made crumpets sound SOOO GOOD.
If you have not yet read Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" yet I encourage you to do so - just so you can read about the compleley insane bread baker he described in it. He's, like, the D-Day of bread guys.

When I was still training in Aikido I would sometimes have to take to the mat without classes or contacts (I am super blind, too). It was ridiculous, but I did find my attacks were more dedicated. You really have to go in whole hog when you can't tell what you're doing :)
Sep. 12th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
ARE YOU KIDDING I LOVE ANTHONY BOURDAIN. Good hell is he one sexy muh fuh. I love his shows, his books... Yes! Hahaha, I remember that about the bread baker!

Going to the mat without contacts? Gorl, you hard core!
Sep. 13th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
I would never dare to do something like this. o.O I am a chicken and not that good at baking bread. I very VERY Rarely do it. To be honest, I don't even remember when I did it last. :-P That might be because I never eat it. X-D
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Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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