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Dept. of Sunday Afternoon

Well, The Bread May Not Rise ...

... but, based on previous bread making attempts, I know it will be good-tasting brick bread. Given that I've not made a loaf in months, I'm quite satisfied that a) it's my own fault, not the fault of materials or tools and b) that people will enjoy it (and also c) that once I get back in the swing of bread-making, this problem will disappear.)

In the meantime, while the bread is sadly, not rising, I'm making peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, whilst sipping on a lovely chilled champagne tulip of asola prosecco. It's the last day of my mental-and-physical-health vacation, and the sun is shining outside. Afro-Caribbean Latin music is filling the house with very danceable rhythms, and a tulip of frosty prosecco is definitely called for. 

Oh, and later, we'll enjoy more of a very nice chicken and biscuit stew I made yesterday, before enjoying (for very skewed values of "enjoying," I'm willing to acknowledge) the final few episodes of Attack on Titan, and perhaps something else.

I'm enjoying AoT far more than I expected to; then again, I enjoyed Kill la Kill more than I expected to. I think it presses a couple of specific buttons I have. One is the button of "living in the shadow of imminent war," specifically "living in the shadow of imminent war in which I, as an active combatant, stand a better than 50 percent chance of dying." I often have dreams about such scenarios. I have no idea why, but I've had them for years. They are not positive dreams, and it's not a positive button, at least not positive in the commonly-held way. But it's a very intense thing, a very alive thing.

The other button is Zombies! Mindless Zombies! Mindelss Zombies With Beatific Smiles! Fourteen-meter Tall Mindless Zombies With Beatific Smiles .. Who Eat People Because They Like To, Not Because They Need To! Did I Mention Mindless? Zombies With No Brains? Yesssssss!

It's a button that's key to a roiling stew of complicated fear and attraction to scenario that takes my Zombie Button reactions, force feeds them steroids and yeast, then puts them in an oven to watch them grow like the unholy beasts they are. 

Put the two buttons together - and then introduce Intelligent Fourteen Meter Tall Zombies Who Might Be The Cure For The Other Ones ... yeah, I'm hooked. 

So there's that. 

Now I need to get back to the peanut butter cookies, and back to getting the pans ready for the not really buoyant bread-to-be. 

All in all, not a bad way to head into the working week. 

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May. 18th, 2015 01:03 am (UTC)
I'm a sucker for homemade bread. Very relaxing to do (sometimes ;)).
May. 21st, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's true for me as well; once I've gotten the bugs of not having done it in a while out of my cooking system, I expect it to be even more fun.
May. 18th, 2015 03:36 am (UTC)
Sounds like a damned good Sunday, lovie!

May. 21st, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
It was a very good Sunday, my dear!

*hugs right back*
May. 18th, 2015 12:07 pm (UTC)
It's a button that's key to a roiling stew of complicated fear and attraction to scenario that takes my Zombie Button reactions, force feeds them steroids and yeast, then puts them in an oven to watch them grow like the unholy beasts they are.

This sounds distinctly worrying!! (But, heh, no, whatever presses buttons! I just do not have a Zombie Button at all, or if I do it's very small and non-traditional).

I don't know when the last time I tried to make bread was, but I don't know how people do it properly, so kudos for getting anything edible out of the attempt (+ cookies). ♥
May. 21st, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
My love/terror relationship with zombies is one of long-standing, and I generally know how to deal with it. Oddly, I have far less trouble with zombie or zombie-like characters in 2D shows like various anime titles than I do in live action movies or television. (Or perhaps not so oddly; the obvious unreality of cartoons may provide a necessary distancing effect for me.)

The cookies turned out to be very nice. Unfortunately for my waistline. Heh.
May. 18th, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
Mmm, fresh bread, much nicer than brainzzzzz;p

May. 21st, 2015 02:54 pm (UTC)

(Although you know, I've never had brains. My nana used to make headcheese, but she didn't make it with the traditional original ingredient of pigs' brain. For which I'm undoubtedly grateful, both in terms of taste and in terms of potential lack of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (I know, I know, that's Mad Cow, not Mad PIg. Mind you, if I was the pig, I'd be mad at losing my head for a dubious form of home cooking cuisine.)
May. 22nd, 2015 02:29 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of headcheese - it sounds revolting!
May. 23rd, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
It actually tasted pretty good - its sort of a jarred sausage at base - but like many a sausage, it is made of things that are best not looked at too closely, even if it lacks pigs brains.
May. 24th, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC)
Phew, I feel less traumatised! I can live with a sausage;p
May. 24th, 2015 09:57 pm (UTC)
Heh ... it's amazing how many good-to-eat foods really don't bear close examination.
May. 20th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
Cooking! And watching nice stuff! :D

*hugs you*
May. 21st, 2015 02:55 pm (UTC)
*hugs you back*

I hope your Sunday was just as nice!
May. 24th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It was :)
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