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PHAT Tuesday! - adventures of a red-headed stepchild in the house of love
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PHAT Tuesday!
Ooh, did you feel that earthquake?!

I will get back to the Q and A thing I'm doing soon, but first I want to post about the great day I had yesterday!

Jovino and I went out for free pancakes for Fat Tuesday (yay, greasy breakfast with halfway decent coffee - the good stuff jacks up my stomach so I have actually come to like the weak ass kind that I used to snub - hey, at least I can drink this stuff.) One of the restaurant staff was really into our bunny hats, saying he and his friends love to wear silly outfits and that he wanted several cards to pass around. Next, we hit up our favorite east bay fabric store and found some great fabric for our summer projects that wasn't too expensive. We also made a quick stop at OSH and I bought the most adorable little Meyer lemon tree! I am SO excited about this! I have been wanting one for some time and it should do well here.

Later, we took bart into SF for a meeting for the CFDC fashion show, where we learned that we are going to get to show our work at the upcoming show!!! More on that in the future (here and in the bunnywarez journal.) We are both THRILLED about this!

After the meeting it was past 10pm and we were hungry, so we stopped by Sparky's for some late night food. My favorite waiter, Bob, wasn't there, and the two waiters who were working were too busy to seat us, or even to look at us, so after standing there by the "Please Wait to Be Seated" sign for a while, we deicded to bug out and see if Chow was still open, across the street. I figured that since they hadn't seen us standing there, they wouldn't miss us if we left.

It turns out that those busy waiters did us a huge favor! Chow was indeed open, and we had a really awesome meal (their food is amazing.) I decided to splurge on a bottle of good champagne to go with dinner, to celebrate our being admitted into the CFDC show, and for Fat Tuesday. (I loves me some good champagne!) And not only that, but I got to have my favorite Chow dish - the delicious oven roasted chicken (it turned out to be free range chicken, so I can justify eating it because it actually had more of a life than just being stuck in a tiny cage and shot up with antibiotics and hormones.) Oh how I have missed that Chow chicken! We also shared a roasted artichoke appetizer that was fantastic, and best of all, we had a lovely conversation that ranged over many topics. I am delighted with my life, my wonderful partner Jovino, and our work together. We have so many amazing ideas for the future - I can hardly wait to get started!

I'm feeling: excited oh yeah!
I'm hearing: housemates exclaiming over the earthquake

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Comments
pyrokitten_mew From: pyrokitten_mew Date: March 1st, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
congrats on getting into the cfdc show!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: March 2nd, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

We are SUPER stoked!!! : D
jennconspiracy From: jennconspiracy Date: March 1st, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats, M! That's exciting news and it sounds like you celebrated in a very good way!

Didn't feel the earthquake -- I'm on the 19th floor and we're surrounded by construction of new hi-rises, so we always feel weird jittery action anyway. An earthquake wouldn't be noticeably different from pile driving.
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: March 2nd, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

We're really excited, of course.
luffing From: luffing Date: March 1st, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
RE: Meyer lemon tree.....if you get impatient waiting for yours to grow, you can come have a few of mine....i have a gorgeous smallish one in the backyard, that's pumping out lemons...yee ha!
jennconspiracy From: jennconspiracy Date: March 2nd, 2006 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Just saying - in my experience...

... if I had an overactive Meyer lemon tree in my yard, I'd zest the nice parts of the skin and pour the juice (sans seeds) ontop and then pour it into ice cube trays, and then keep big ziploc bags of lemon juice/zest ice cubes in my freezer.

It's super handy to just throw a couple of those things into sautees, iced tea (mmm!), hot tea with honey, sparkling mineral water...

And, of course, you can always take little ziploc bags of meyer lemon juice cubes to friends parties for mixing cocktails. mmmmm. lemon drops!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: March 2nd, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ooh!

I just may take you up on that. I'm sure it'll be some time before we see any fruit from this little baby tree.

I learned that most of the Meyer lemon trees are grafted onto dwarf stock, so they don't get too big. A big tree can be 20 - 30 feet tall, but the dwarves rarely top 15. I'd actually intended to get a bigger tree, but they only had these little ones, and it was quite inexpensive ($20 as opposed to more than $50 for a different citrus tree of the size I originally had in mind.) So, I just need to care for it and be patient.
broncochick From: broncochick Date: March 2nd, 2006 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sending you lots of love! You sound fantastic. I'm really happy for you!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: March 2nd, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

We are utterly thrilled! : D
tugsie From: tugsie Date: March 2nd, 2006 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on a major scale!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: March 2nd, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

We're delighted (and raring to go!) We'll post photos afterwards, of course.
vildmark From: vildmark Date: March 2nd, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

is there a date for the show?

I missed it last year and I'm determined not to miss it this year. Congrats!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: March 2nd, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: is there a date for the show?

Thanks. The date has not been set yet.
rainlioness From: rainlioness Date: March 6th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: PHAT Tuesday!

I wish they would let me wear my bunny hat in restaurants over here. I tried to once. My area is pretty much all snooty conservative rich people, so I guess they're just kinda afraid of people who are different.
As for the chicken thing, I really admire you for being so deligent with the whole vegan thing in the first place. I've tried that before, but I had alot of trouble adjusting. I don't eat as much meat as I used to but I still feel bad when I do. Aminals are my friends. I don't like eating my friends. 3:

That last part about you and Jovino just made me go "Awwww" ;3

Oh! I got the cat ears in the mail a few weeks ago. Sorry I didn't say anything before, I've been feeling kinda icky. THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. My mom squeeled like a schoolgirl when I showed them to her. And you were right, the clips work really well! =3 The black pvc looks AWESOME with the blue fur. Thankyou so much! =^.^=
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