Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維
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Reading progress and a quiet night in (Happy Harvest Moon Festival!)

It looks like I'll be finishing the month with a Triple Toe Loop! Triple Salchow! as both Curious Incident and Guermantes Way are WELL on their way to being finished by Monday. Proust is at page 580, which is very exciting as I have been working FOREVER on this "Read Remembrance" project (though in fact it only started last October), and, well, Curious Incident is a total cheater book as about a quarter of it is white space and there are many pictures. (In Proust, Our Hero got into a fight with a rather psychotic man last night, and has just now run into the character who was the protagonist of Volume 2, Swann). But since I'm REALLY trying to read more than I did last year and my goal is to finish two books a month, I'm quite pleased that I'm actually getting up in the threes for September.

Otherwise: a quiet night, had wechsler over and tried some lamb from the good butcher across the street from work again, a different preparation this time (but also easy) involving chopped onion, vinegar, oil, a parsley leaf, and salt and pepper, which made a marinade the lamb sat in for an hour before being pan-fried. It was delicious again but I had a hard time getting the pan frying right; the first time it was just too rare. I also made brushetta, using a recipe (like the marinade) from the Silver Spoon. The kicker was that you toast the bread on both sides in the oven, then brush a garlic clove across both sides and put it back in for toasting before putting the chopped tomatoes (and basil and olive oil) on the bread. Yes, this cookbook is rocking mightily right now.

Tomorrow: Moonwalk in Chinatown, which is now quite sold out. Tonight: bed! Night, all.
Tags: books, my boring life, proust, reading, recipes
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