Fun fact, Gothic Granola isn’t dead. Neither am I. I’ve been Instagramming my creations but haven’t been blogging as I’ve been creative writing and working on other projects. Since November 2015, I have made several kinds of vice cream (vegan ice cream) including:
- Rocky road
- Mint chocolate chip
- Cherry chocolate chip
- Kind of whippy vanilla (that’s a lot like coco whip)
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This post may be best placed on my other blog, Cemetery Spelunking, but it bears mention here.
Stained glass window next to the front door in the narthex of Arlington Metaphysical Chapel; view from the basement stairs.
When TC and I went mountain bike camping a few weeks ago, one night we hung out with this older gentleman and his dog since they were the only other people at this remote camping spot. The old man kept playing classic rock and folk that neither TC or I knew (I like Pink Floyd and that’s about the extent of my classic rock knowledge). He kept saying, I want them to play this song at my funeral, playing songs by Cat Stevens, JJ Cale, Jim Crochee, and Lobo.
I don’t know what song I want played at my funeral, but I did hear this song recently on Pandora, “Without Faith” by ThouShaltNot. It’s perfect for a scene where I plan to kill off a major character in my novel (the fourth or fifth book, actually). Why should you give a rat’s ass about my killing off a character in a yet-unpublished series? You shouldn’t; I’m just talking about that which makes me happy, writing. Besides the obvious that the character is an atheist, it’s a haunting song, appropriate for death and dying. Maybe it’s not “up there” in terms of musical virtuosity (and who am I to judge, since I can barely sing or play bassoon and guitar?), but I like it and it gave me ideas for my art.
What song do you want played at your funeral?
Faux Pho: a TC special instead of going out to eat
Yes, I know that “pho,” the Vietnamese noodle soup, does not rhyme with “faux.” This recipe is also hardly authentic. Sue me.
A trip to Lucky’s to get ingredients (and special Beyond Meat grilled chicken-free strips) was easier than going to Kim’s Food to Go in Boulder. It’s my favourite place to eat in Boulder-land.
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My gifts to others were a gift to myself this year for Solstice/Chanukkah/Christmas. I turned my writing time into beading time for the last two weeks in December. Focusing on beading let my mind wander and work out plot issues with my writings and meditate on other matters.
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