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So This is Becoming a Thing

This morning, as I catch the airport shuttle:

Driver: Didn't I pick you up last week??
Me: Yes.
Driver: And didn't your husband just get back from a trip, too??
Me: Yes...
Driver: Aren't ya'll EVER at home??
Me: ...Yes?


Anyhow, in DC for ALA. Looking forward to catching up with some friends and stuff. My hotel room has a balcony, which is cool, cos I don't think I've ever had one of those before.

And okay yeah, the view mostly sucks, but still!! (That really big building just outside is the Housing and Urban Development Department.)

Anyhow, very long day traveling and I'm kind of addled, so I ate in the hotel bar, which is cheaper than the hotel restaurant, but nonetheless still involved me shilling out $20 for a sandwich.

Now in fairness, this is a fancy sandwich. Ostensibly filet mignon, carmelized onions and peppers, and brie. And french fries. Tasty. But still.

Dessert was more awesome though. It was genoise with mango mousse.

Full disclosure: I totally got that because I wasn't sure what the hell a genoise is. Was. Well, anyhow, according to dictionary.com it is a "light yellow cake made with eggs and butter and typically layered, filled, and frosted or made into petits fours for serving." And it was DAMN TASTY.

I also wrote a bit while I waited, cos I hate going out by myself, but I do like food particularly when I haven't had any in like ten hours and all.

So this is a longhand fragment for a WIP tentatively titled "Gathering of Leaves" which would be a series of vignettes/short stories of the folks from the printer!verse of Common Grounds. Although as gadgetorious pointed out that fic is probably going to be frikking huge and I should try breaking it up, and as I pointed out I'd like to finish a few things so I can get back to work on some original fic. Which, btw, I made some notes for a novel I'm half-writing on a dare, tentatively titled The Printer's Grammar, and I've got a book with me for research purposes that I've dabbled in.

(Which, sidewaysedly, thanks to everyone who's been loaning me books for my airport hell this month. Now I will try to finish them all and get them back to you in a reasonably non-downtrodden condition.)

More later!


( 3 comments — Add your .02 )
Jun. 25th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
So, I admit I totally tried to make out your handwriting to see what you had so far. I failed. Miserably.

Also, while I don't want to pay that much for it, I want to eat that. Totally.
Jun. 25th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Guh the food looks so good. Makes me want to go grab some nibbles right down. Have fun on your trip.
Jun. 25th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
The dessert looks yummy.

*sigh* I wish I could go to ALA this year.
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