Vegetables from a distant moon?
This post is going to be a little ranty (and the topic is oh so tenuously connected to my dinner recipe) but I’m really, really upset with syfy channel right now. So are several thousands, in fact I think it’s millions; I’m fairly certain I read somewhere Eureka premiered to 2.5 million this season so the fanbase exists. Last week it was announced that Eureka is getting cancelled/not-renwed after season 5. The show isn’t going to be just dropped without a conclusion; the network gave them a few more episodes to basically wrap up the story of this eden-like town for nerds across the globe. This is better than what happened to Firefly, or worse, Sarah Connor Chronicles which ended with a complete cliffhanger and I need to stop thinking about it or I’m going to get sad all over again. SPOILERS (highlight the text): (John Connor does not exist?! WHAT? Give me a conclusion please!)
There was a pretty big reaction online, at least in the geek communities I’m a part of. I think the reaction was about a bigger issue than just the loss of the longest running original series SciFi/SyFy channel is airing. I think the reason so many fans like myself are really, really angry about this cancellation is that Eureka is more or less the only remaining Science Fiction show on the SYFY channel. Here’s a taste of their lineup: Read more
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.“
— Marilyn Monroe
I have found some of the most amazing friends in my neighbors. You know the ones I ended up finding when I had to move for a third time in January. They are some really wonderful folks who I always enjoy spending time with and we’ve actually made ourselves a little family. Enough so that on Fridays we have potluck dinners in my apartment. One of the girls upstairs is a level 5 celery sucker (anyone know that reference??) so we try to always ensure at least one vegan entree. I also will make desserts occasionally and I do my best to make a vegan dish so Moogles can eat it as well. One week Gizmo, my current roomie, was out with Moggles and they brought back a HUGE batch of strawberries from the famer’s market. They figured that I’d bake something with them if no one ate them up quickly enough. I took one look at them and knew that I’d end up making Strawberry Rhubarb pie. Read more
French Onion Soup w/ Brown Butter Crispy Sage
I try to blog about things that are happening and what I’m thinking but I also am blogging about food, something I love, so I want happy entries. But I just can’t write those happy entries when heady things are what I’m thinking about. When I force it doesn’t read like me. I think before I can resume my “normal blogging” I need to write about what I’m really thinking and feeling. Life isn’t always rainbows and that’s okay.
I moved in January, which I’ve mentioned a few times. It was the third time I’ve moved in a year, which I’ve also said. I moved out of my college apartment in August of 2010; I had to, it was for students only and despite that, it would have been too expensive without grants and parents helping me out. So I needed to find a cheaper room, which meant flat mates and I was fine with that. I didn’t have a job yet and I moved home. Move 1. Then I got a job, found a place and moved in which was move 2. I lived there all of 4 months and then had to leave in January. Move 3. During that time I learned something important: after you leave an 18 month relationship, one that you really wanted to work but just didn’t, don’t rebound with your roommate. Not a good idea.
So that happened. The problem was that I actually really liked the guy. I discovered this after living with him for two months, two emotionally vulnerable months, and I actually really liked him. I’d done rebound before (between the first man I loved and the second) and in that case the relationship lasted 3 months and I left it because I didn’t feel anything. I knew the rebound was actually falling for me and I just didn’t think it was fair to use him. That’s the usual nature of rebounds. Now with my roommate it didn’t work out, and it was not the end of world, but I’m still really frustrated with relationships. Namely how mine always seem to end. Read more