Cold. Windy. Feh.
My husband is watching MARS on NatGeo. It's making me angry. The propaganda interspersed with the fake drama is laced with poisoned kool-aid - "We need to go to Mars because it's our best chance of surviving as a species!" Why, exactly, should our species survive? When an environment can no longer support a population, the population dies out. End of. Manned space anything is a waste of time, money, talent, brain power, resources, and potential. Elon Musk is very rich and can spend his damned money anyway he wants to, but ego and vanity are not the same as need. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
Today's very first-world problem (yeah yeah, that's not politically correct, whatever) : My husband bought a raffle ticket from one of the guys at work (in support of his son's team or school or school team or something) last spring and won the grand prize. Which is an 84" HD 3D LED EIEIO TV. Which, yes, is a really big TV. So we had to buy a stand for it. Anyway, last evening I am sitting here watching it and I realized there is now no where to put the Christmas tree. Stupid thing, but... ~~~~~~
Remember last year when I recommended a Netflix show called Scrotal Recall
? They've renamed it Love Sick
(easier sell, I suspect) and have released a second season. I rewatched the first season today (I was on going to watch two eps, but yeah, no) and it's every bit as brilliant as I remember. Johnny Flynn, Daniel Ings, and Antonia Thomas are amazing, and the supporting cast is great. Going to try to watch one second season ep tomorrow. Will probably watch more ;)
Today's prompt:Nov. 21: What is the one thing you wish people better understood about something in your life?
I think I'd like them to grasp the fact that my online friends are, in fact, my friends. I don't appreciate it when I say, "My friend X who lives in Y" and the reaction is a knowing look which suggests my 'internet friend' is imaginary. Bite me.
And then there is the "if you like to write, why aren't you making money at it?" brigade. I also like to shower and eat chocolate and sew and sleep, but I don't expect anyone to pay me to do those things. There are hobbies and there are jobs. Writing is my hobby.
Today's one word prompt is Aromatic.
Which makes me think of cooking. Aromatics are different combinations of herbs and/or vegetables used to start off different dishes - mirepoix (celery, onion, carrot) soffritto (add garlic), sofrito (add tomato and bell pepper) - heated in oil or other fat. Aromatics are the start of many, many good things. Serious Eats
has a great selection of recipes which make particular use of aromatic combos.