Oooh, check it out. Matcha chocolate from Japan! Not from me to Akemi. Or from Akemi to me. But from a friend who caught my blog post lamenting my inability to source these amazing chocolates and, while in Tokyo, brought me back this huge stash. The bars are fantastic as is the sampling kit with matcha percentages ranging from a North American level 1.2% to a super intense 29.1%! Thanks to Matcha Mama for the score!
But to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Akemi baked me this blueberry pie AND picked up a pint of premium vanilla ice cream to accompany it. I, in turn, bought her a cilantro-less tofu banh mi for lunch. Romantic, no?
This arrived in the mail today. No, not from Akemi to me but from me to myself. Still, bonus points to Akemi for identifying the Legion of Super-Heroes emblem. A girl after my own heart!
What’s that word? It’s sort of means overwhelmed at the prospect of facing something really daunting? Hello, thesaurus?
So. Got the notes to the outline for my (formerly) Untitled Awesome Project. Here are the results of our Yes/No survey…
Alien slang? Maybe. (Let’s wait for the script)
Diner Distress? Maybe. (Let’s wait for the script)
Alien Antagonist? Yes and No. (Changes required)
Visceral Jelly? Sadly, no.
High Tea in the Garden? Maybe. (Let’s wait for the script)
The Big Dance Number? No. (Which may force me to change the placeholder title to Untitled Good Project)
Anyway, some fairly significant notes that will require a restructuring of the outline – and a fair amount of thought.
I’ve been so busy researching and writing that I’ve fallen behind on my reading. 13 books sit in my digital “LOANS” shelf among them: Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe, What Came Before the Big Bang: Cycles of Time, and The Legion of Regrettable Villains. I have three weeks to get through them. Wondering if an impromptu trip to L.A. to pitch the BIG project will make me MORE or LESS likely to get through them?