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random things

1. Started the second set of training for the new job (for those who missed it, I’m working in a different department of the same company. More varied work, more complex, less time on the phones, no sales targets).  It went pretty well, though I intensely dislike having to get up before 7am in order to get to work by 9.  Thank god this shift is only temporary, and from next week I’ll be back on afternoons.

2. Yummy dinner: Jerk chicken. Breast fillets marinaded overnight in Jerk Sauce, which we got from our favourite Caribbean lady at the Farmer’s Market. Cooked in the oven for 45 minutes.  Served with “Rice and peas” which is actually rice and beans, with some spices. And I was going to get corn on the cob to go with it but I couldn’t get any so I got a can of corn and some cream, and made creamed corn (given a bit of a kick with some finely chopped fresh chillis). It was yummy. And somehow I managed to make enough to feed 6 so we had a lot left over.

3. Have booked some vacation time in mid July but we’ve not planned to go away anywhere, and in any case I don’t want to leave the dog in kennels again for too long. We might take a couple of short breaks or something. I’d like to go to Norfolk and tread the ancestral grounds.

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More snow

We’ve had more snow this week. Whatever happened to global warming? At least Xena enjoys it.

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ripping time

So today I ripped the new CDs we got for Christmas and then I put them away in the cupboard with the rest of the CDs. At which point I noticed one that hadn’t been ripped yet. So then I went and looked more carefully… and there’s DOZENS of CDs in there that haven’t been ripped yet. Some of these are things I’ve not played in years. So guess what I will be doing for the next couple of days. This could theoretically double the size of my mp3 collection. Which is a very good thing.

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About Picaresque

pic·a·resque adj.

1. Of or involving clever rogues or adventurers.

2. Of or relating to a genre of usually satiric prose fiction originating in Spain and depicting in realistic, often humorous detail the adventures of a roguish hero of low social degree living by his or her wits in a corrupt society.

n. One that is picaresque. [French, from Spanish picaresco.]

I love music, and travel, and I have an irritating habit of starting projects but being too lazy to finish them. I’m also told that I’m too optimistic for my own good.  I’m so laid back I’m practically horizontal.


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