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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


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!


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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April 2017
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