Mar. 17th, 2016

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Well, we’ve got all our running around done, got a sofa up to the apartment, and still have most of the evening to kill. Pretty good day.

We got up and had to run a quick errand in town, which was made slightly less quick by getting confused and going to the wrong part of town. But it was still quick, and ended with us right near Winco, so we stopped in there to do some quick shopping for lunch. I asked my brother what he and his friend like on their pizza, and was told that while Luke will eat anything, the friend only eats pepperoni, and only if it’s prepared a certain way. Well, okay then. I guess.

I decided I was going to try to make the frying pan pizzas from My Virgin Kitchen. The idea was to make four different kinds of pizza. Which I sort of succeeded at.

  
I guess char-broiled pepperoni counts as a different kind of pizza to just regular old pepperoni. But I didn’t realise that when he said these things cook super quick, that he meant they cook in about two minutes. I thought, being this is pizza, I’d have at least enough time to get going on putting the second one together, but I barely got the dough slapped down on the table before I could smell the pizza burning. But they turned out really good, aside from the first one, which turned out black. The friend didn’t even want any, so it wound up not mattering that I fucked up the first one. But man, this is a great way to make a pizza if you want it fast.

It went over really well too, espcially after getting a giant, ugly sofa bed up here.

  
Look at it. It’s hideous. It even came with a slipcover, but the slipcover is confusing, and we couldn’t figure out how it worked. But it’s a sofa! And a place for guests to sleep. And actually not as uncomfortable as I expected it to be. It’s got no feet, so the bed part is a little bit of a faff, and isn’t the most comfortable thing on the planet, but it still works. But they got it up here with surprisingly little effort, and then we all crowded on it for pizza and to pass a few bowls around. Now we’ve got some sandalwood going, and have opened up a few windows, just to air the place out a little bit.

But it was a fairly low-stress day. I like trying out new things in the kitchen, and had a lot of fun with that. I think it may wind up being how I do pizzas in general, just because of how quick it was, and it makes a really soft crust the way I like it. I think next time, I’m gonna try to do some garlic in the crust. Trying out something so new, I wasn’t sure how much I’d be able to mess around with the timing. Also, I don’t really have a good way to spread melted butter on anything, since I seem to be lacking a basting brush.

Not really sure what I want to do with the rest of my day. I’m still pretty tired after not getting a great night’s sleep last night. I had a roaring headache that was so bad, it was actually keeping me awake. But I told Robin Hood that now I finally have somewhere to kick him out to when he starts snoring and keeping me awake as well.

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Mar. 17th, 2016 03:34 pm
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Zagg iPad cases are such crap.  I love how it effectively turns my iPad into a netbook, but I’m on my second one in less than five months.  And it’s breaking in exactly the same places the first one broke.  The warranty replacement on the first one went smoothly enough, but I don’t want to keep doing that every few months, even if they do let me.  I’ve got a Belkin case as a spare, which I’ll start using when this one dies completely, but I hate the keyboard on it.  It doesn’t work right if you set your iPad to any language other than US English, which is just annoying.  

I managed to catch the problem before it completely fell apart like the last one did, and just slapped some duct tape on, hoping to keep it in one piece.  It means I had to put duct tape on my iPad itself, because of the way the case is shaped, but a little sticky residue on a part that doesn’t actually have any input function is ignoreable.  But it keeps breaking right at the hinge, making it impossible to open or close the case without the iPad flinging itself off into the void or breaking my nose.  It hasn’t done that since I put the tape on it.  It’s also stopped squeaking now that the tape is on it – the plastic against plastic at the hinge would squeak and creak every time a key was pressed, from the tiny amount of wiggle the iPad would do.  It probably still has that tiny wiggle, but it’s plastic against softer rubber, so it’s silent!

Other than complaining about expensive things being cheaply made, I’ve got a few things I need to do today.  I’ve got a bunch of new things to list on my Etsy shop, as well as re-design the shop now that they’ve launched the tools to do that.  I’ll also be turning off cross-posting for a while and uploading more fic.  On my list of things I want to do this week, we’ve got a coffee table that we dug out of a dumpster many, many years ago.  There’s nothing wrong with it, aside from the fact that the previous owners scribbled all over it with Sharpie.  It’s kind of funky, in an ugly sort of way, and I’m ready for a change.  I’m thinking I might sand it down and stain it green or blue or something.  This time, I’ll remember to do before and after pics.

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