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Blue Cultist

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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  • 14 weeks
    My birthday once again

    Its that time again. Spent it at the BMV renewing my license, came home, made myself a cake and that's it. My sister tried to make me a cake but her 9 year old kid decided to smack the top of it with his hand after he came in from playing with their hens. He left a brown hand print in the frosting.

    I appreciated the gesture, but I declined a slice of her cake.

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  • 17 weeks
    8 years...

    Hard to believe, but I've been writing Lord Barleycorn for a little over 8 years.

    Doing this I feel I have improved my writing chops, but damn. Does that number feel like forever to toil on one story. the past 2 years have not been kind to me, and I feel if I had knuckled under and really hammered my keyboard I could have finished it sooner.

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  • 20 weeks
    May have a short chapter sooner than I expected

    I have about 3 pages of Applejack talking to one other character. I didn't intend on it to run so long but this one's been pretty entertaining. Been listening to audio books again and its influencing how I'm writing. Considering the amount of bullet points I have to touch I may have to break up the chapter I intended to write into two or three anyway. its quite a list of things. Honestly, can't

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  • 24 weeks
    Next chapter entering editing phase

    Proof I'm not being lazy.

    Lord Barleycorn chapter 44: "Paisley, stripes, and polka dots…" is now in the editing phase, so expect a chapter soon.

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  • 24 weeks
    Had a story idea

    I can't exactly write this at the moment since I have Lord Barleycorn to work on, but I thought I'd put this down. Maybe someone else could pick it up.

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Wishing everyone a happy turkey day · 7:58pm Nov 21st, 2018

Oh glorious, gluttonous day of the year. I hope everyone has a happy thanksgiving. =3

Any dish you're looking forward to this year, or made for the dinner? This year I made my grandmother's cranberry salad, tofu chocolate mousse pie (no one can tell xD ), and sweet potato casserole.

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Yay! Happy holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Eat, Drink and pay for it later, and here's hoping we all have a great holiday!

happy thanksgiving.
Also known as "the bane of every new years resolution for dieting day".

Got a new job this year--much better than Wally World--so I made up some of my Great, Great, Great, Grandmother's shortbread to give out to some of my former, fellow employees.

Hope they like it.

Amazing how some recipes are heirlooms, huh? :3

Kinda the case with me. I resolved to hold to a 4-time a week workout, and Thanksgiving falls on one of those days. I'm probably going to pass out and not work out on thursday for the first time in 2 months.

Yup. The recipe has a funny story to it; it was lost a few generations ago with all those whom had tasted the cookies remembering how much they loved them, but no one knew how to make them (it hadn't been written down). Then one day in the local paper, a story appeared about a simple shortbread recipe that sounded a lot like what my family had made. :pinkiegasp:

The story told of how it came from one lady who got it from another--the other being unmentioned. But by using the first lady's name the family checked the diary of the ancestor whom had made the shortbread last and they were friends. So by a total fluke, we got back that which was lost. :pinkiehappy:

Nice. It's sort of the opposite with My sister and I. My late grandmother saved EVERY. SINGLE. recipe she ever came across. After she passed, we wanted the recipes for the dishes we knew so well. We're talking the equivalent of several trash bags full of newspaper clippings, magazine snippets, the backs of chocolate chip bags, flash cards, and yellowed sheets of paper. many we went through were recycled because they were ones we'd never heard of, and we didn't have a need of diabetic jellos recipes, for example.

This year I think I found a new recipe that's going to be a keeper:
Tofu Chocolate Pie. very easy to make. Next time I'll use oreos for the crust instead of the cheap chocolate pre-made crust but it's really good. It's got no sugar, eggs, or milk in it. A pie that's almost healthy if it weren't for the fact it takes a whole package of chocolate chips.

I chopped up part of a 90% Cacao chocolate bar for some contrast in flavor and texture.

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