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quorn tikka masala is not good to eat
tastes of nothing much, makes everything colors, makes me feel ill
and i didn't even finish it.


today i pretty much did cleaner day, more or less, and... had sleep cycle fail? yeah that was all really. not impressive.


i just watched the start of aome movie with frankensteins monster and gargoyles and it was just so completely bad that after the first ten minutes i was staring in plain bafflement. how did this get made? why is it the film four nine pm movie? did no one at any point realise that story traditionally involves plot and characters? how did anyone think it made sense to have an aeons old war between demons and gargoyles where demons could just walk in to holy ground and kill everyone in a night? how would that last any time in the first place?


so now of course i'm plotting a far superior version.
it involves golems of both flesh and stone varieties and probably the rise of AI and how differently a modern would see golem rights after Star Trek, just to make the time skip to the modern era make any kind of thematic or visual sense at all.

... mutter grumble grump...




in other news i have read all the fanfic and no one seems to see the characters quite as i do.

also thping on this tablet is too annoying, yet i don't spare the seconds to plug it into its keyboard.

sense, i makes it :eyeroll:
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I added a whole bunch of cheesly to the leftovers of yesterdays quorn mince and dolmio pasta sauce and pasta. Six slices cut up small, heat leftovers for 3 minutes then add cheesly then heat three more minutes and stir. Melty cheese redistributes pretty evenly through pasta sauce and quorn mince. And it all tastes much better. Which is the first time I can say that about anything I've done with cheesly, usually it requires melting to be edible at all, but this time it just tasted good. I shall have to do this more. Especially because using teh quorn mince and teh dolmio sauce means having very many meals of sort of bolognese. Many. All at once. So finding some way to make the leftovers taste better than the first day? Yaays.


Also watched more Buffy the Vampire Slayer, up to Doomed.

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I'm very much liking watching these, and when I get apparently sulky about their relationships and stuff it's in that way where you like watching the story but kind of want to talk to the characters before they do the thing again, only, well, it's repeats, they always do the thing again.

Only mostly though. Like, there's a lot of debate about the feminism of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm finding myself dissatisfied around the edges this time because women don't get to be strong and competent and confident. Like, confidence equals fail, that seems to be a sign they're going wrong. Powerful, burdened and apologetic, while spending a lot of time wondering why their love lives don't work, that seems more the thing. And then the guys are... not awesome, yet they live that equation where save the day means getting the girl. Or, well, girl gets the girl too, same way, save the day first. Only this time through I'm like, yeah, but. Because there's probably lots of people saving lots of days, and possibly they should be, like, not a bully? Not a stalker? Not following you after you say no? Not demonstrating they care primarily through beating things up? Especially that last.

But then I don't know exactly what I would want, or what precisely I mean, and it's mostly feeling grumbly around the edges.


I shall continue to watch more happily though.
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Iceberg lettuce is safe to eat.
Thought so.
I'm not so sure it's any good at all to eat.
It makes sandwiches have more textures in, and some of it is crunchy if the bag is just opened, but it seems to be mostly made of nothing?
And I've ended up eating more sandwiches than I usually would.
They keep wearing off.
Like, the nothing seems to be cancelling the sandwich.
... no not logic, just, is weird and annoying.

But the iceberg lettuce was the only sort left in the salad section, so.




My life, so interesting.

I'm really super bored but can't think of anything else to do.
I mean I know there's an entire world out there but... aside from that.
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Salad is actually good to eat.
It goes with sandwiches like I thought it would.
So I win at salad.

But now I have to eat it all within 24 hours.
So that's 300g of salad before 8 or 8.30pm tomorrow.

challenging.
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toasters are awesome.
made cheesly sandwiches with toast.
new and improved.
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New and improved is super annoying. The food today no longer has microwave instructions on it, and I can't remember what it said last time I bought it. So I cooked it for a reasonable length of time and I'm hoping it turned into food correctly.

Food portions are super annoying. Like, hot dog sausages that aren't long enough for hot dogs, and happen in a six pack where the hot dogs happen in fours. Or just that there's four hot dogs in the packet and even if I stuff my face I can only eat... probably two and two thirds, actually, I divided them evenly between six rolls and there's two rolls left.

And I do realise that if I had any cooking skills at all then life and especially food would get much simpler and more reliable, but I tried, and the microwave is the best I can do on my own. And then I keep getting stuck when they new and improve my food away, or remove important nutrients and don't bother to mention.



*breathes*

in other news, food shopping arrived as it should today, and I have tuesday food including apple things to eat. I win.
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Double checking the ingredients list and realising at some point they stopped having calcium in my juice.
It's there on the Tesco website version, it was there for a really long time in the boxes, but it isn't in there any more.
So now I don't know how long it has been that I've not been getting the calcium I previously calculated, and I have to figure out another source, probably in pill form because I do not control these foods.
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Today I phoned a place, emailed a place, and asked mum if she wished to participate in take away day. There was a bit of confusion where she thought one of my siblings would be there and then he wasn't, but that got sorted out. So I went to the supermarket for juice, then the take away for eggs and noodles and curry triangle things, then to the post office to post two letters, back to pick up the take away, then home again.

I think I made an error on dressing correctly for the conditions. Not feeling well by the time I got home.
It is irritating that Outside requires many adjustments.
Slight pause between arrive home and start food while I waited to stop feeling uck while upright. Mum asked if I'd got my hair redyed lately and when I said no decided I was looking very pale. Super goth.

Then we ate and watched Agents of SHIELD.
It's much easier to watch now I know I can just not like Ward.
Coulson remains fun.

I haven't finished the triangle things. They taste great but I think my eating is faulty this evening. I guess I'll see if they're good to reheat tomorrow.

Mum has gone home again. She took some paperwork to show smart sibling, I must remember to get that back soonest.

Reckon I'm going to have a lie down.
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Orange & Lime juice is quite drinkable. It's not best, but it's closer to the Five Alive I drink.
If the ingredient I'm missing is the grapefruit that would be annoying, since it's grapefruit I'm trying to cut out, on account of it messing with absorption of an ever widening array of meds. I mean, it makes it a very interesting fruit right there, but it also makes it hard to know exactly how much of what will end up in one's system.
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I had a plan for today, but the stuff I had planned for before 10 am only just got done by 10pm, so even though I woke up at 0500ish , that day was kind of empty.

I continue to await someone wanting to sell me their house. It's annoying, waiting. Things go away quite quickly yet checking ten times a day doesn't make them turn up any faster.

I tried red grape juice in my continued quest for juices delivered by Sainsburys that I can drink. This is not the one, I think. It tastes kind of blah and then I feel peculiar. Or possibly I'm just tired. It's weird.

See this is why I drink and eat always the same things. I try new things and then decide I basically don't like consuming. Yet I am stuck with it.

I will try it again later to see if that was a weird one off or if I like the taste on a different day, but probably I don't like it.

I don't know what is magic about Five Alive citrus juice, but I can't get anything else to taste nice.

So, my plan for tomorrow is to do the things I planned for today, except the NSFG on account of that happened tonight. I might go sit near the book club group in Waterstones. I forgot to read the book though. So that would be mostly unproductive. But I would at least pick up the books I ordered and have those to read.

I need a proper project to fill all these hours in.

Also to communicate with humans more often.

Also to have things in my brain to communicate.
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I mean, we could be stuck eating grass, and grass, and also more grass, though that seems an unlikely diet to develop intelligence on account of grass recognition and acquisition seems pretty straightforward, and this omnivore bit is tricksy. Or we could be eating like gruel or dystopian baby food or something. Instead we have foods with flavours.

... it is take away day today. My day is good.

I ate mushroom eggs first because they taste good but in more subtle ways, then I ate the curry paste triangles. This is second week I eat them and I suspect my digestive system doesn't like them as much as my mouth does. Also the whole burning sensation thing is not awesome. But the taste is squooshy and made of vegetable and interesting. ... probably there are better words for talking about foods.

Tomorrow I have vegetable spring rolls and vegetables rice. Because the minimum order is several meals worth. But that will be good too.

Food. Yaay.
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I just watched the end of season 4. I like it. That's kinda hilarious. And it would fit. I mean, all the stuff they've said all along, that would fit it. Kind of a down ending, but, well, I'm sitting here laughing anyway. oops?

I did not find the season very interesting. It spent a lot of time on people really truly having visions now yes yep for reals and not much time at all on people making choices based on things that have already happened and leading to naturalistic consequences. So again, I'm glad I only paid £30 for the whole 5 seasons.

Also, there seem to be a lot of dead women again. Even if you only count unique persons that won't be coming back. I dislike shows that think dead women are the way to move the plot along or make the audience want to watch.



In other activities this evening it was take away night, and I was in a super good mood so I decided to order new and potentially interesting food. So today I discovered satay vegetables taste of not very much and then make my mouth have a sensation which I do not want. At all. So I stopped eating those. So that's a whole container of food wasted :-( And then I tried eating my same usual food but it was not half as nice as usual, probably because my mouth had been adjusted by the do not want hot sensation. :-p And now I get to wait while my digestive system decides if it is merely dubious or going to make me regret my life choices. :eyeroll:

blah.


But I have a whole other season of BSG still to watch.
I'm sure that's not going to go horribly wrong at all.
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Have found in GURPS Low Tech Companion 3 a lot of rules for agriculture. It being Low Tech, they stop at TL 4. Logically there's plenty of available data on current tech level, but that's kind of the problem, there's a lot and I don't know where it is or which bits are remotely useful. Found one table that says cereal yields are currently around 7,000kg/hectare. Another article says potato 45 tonnes/hectare (tonne is 1000kg). GURPS doesn't always use sensible people units of measurement though. Their yields tables are in pounds per acre. Do not know how far TL changes yield, but know it is a lot. Cannot guess future of agriculture.

All becomes irrelevant once there are replicators. But once there are replicators, can we really imagine society? Think it, make it, no work for anyone, endless supplies. Your spaceship needs only a power source. The engineer is also the cook.

If making a garden in a spaceship, what kind of food yields do you get? Substantial higher than TL4. Something on HowStuffWorks reckons one experimental aeroponics system got 1000% (one thousand percent) better yields than current dirt grown versions of that crop. But they weren't talking about food crops. (They were quite a lot talking about pot. Apparently pot growing is a really cutting edge sort of enterprise.)(Somehow I suspect difficulties in reliability/repeatability of pot plant studies.)(Also my browser history now looks even worse than usual.)

Annoying thing is I know I've tried to figure this out before and gone lalala *handwave* in the end, but I forgot to check and now cannot find my earlier notes.

I realise very few space adventures are based around growing your own food. I have read a few hard SF stories and some fanfic that turned on details of space agriculture and nutrition though. I guess it's the kind of fiddly detail that lets you play with numbers happily even if engines bore you. Also, there's a lot of cooking shows on TV, so someone must be interested; not so many farming shows though, more gardening, possibly more interested in aesthetics than yields.

... I do all this, yet when faced with my own nutrition, I just kind of eat stuff and hope it works out.

:eyeroll:

oh lovely

Jun. 14th, 2013 12:40 am
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I had mango carrot juice drink :)
it did not taste as good as usual :/
only after I finished the bottle did I think to check the best before date: 23 APR 2013

... it is June! I drank April! :-(

Also one of the other bottles has BB May. I only bought them today, they should not say these months. >:-(

So now I'm going to have to take my treats back to the shop and make grrr face a bit, instead of having lovely mango carrot treat. and I can't do that until next week because employee and a car is needed to get to the shop. and I have much less mango carrot than I wanted.

*sulk*
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I have been reading about food banks. More people need more food and the food banks are running out before they feed all the people. It is bad and getting worse and it's because of the government deciding that people need bullying more than they need food and I don't understand how there's politicians sitting there saying it's nothing to do with the government when it's so closely tied to welfare reforms.

My idea of a practice space colony seems more urgent today. Especially the food self sufficiency bit. It would be hard to do, but it is important.

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I have vast empty where knowing where my food comes from could usefully be.

If people want to practice food self sufficiency, such as would be necessary for a space colony, then they need a place to grow things and someone who knows how and a plan that gives all the nutrition they need and a plan that grows... how many percent extra? You can't grow precisely the right amount because then if it goes wrong you have starving.

This morning when I woke up I thought I would start a Dreamwidth community so people could post their ideas about practical practice space colonies, and then go ask some SF writers what they know from their plannings, or possibly from their gardenings. Also maybe ask SF conventions how they organise a few hundred people for a weekend and how that experience could translate to space colonies. But now I'm thinking that's a bit fluffy compared to actual hungry people. There still needs to be a plan with communication, and something that catches the imagination, but it needs nice strong concrete details to be going on with. And probably somewhere to dig.

My planned practice space colony grows all its own food plus a bit spare, and has a central kitchen and dining room, partly because I can't cook and I like eating on a regular basis, but also so it can have a little cafe. That would be the start of the business side while the colony practice gets going. And then if there's anything else to be made and sold then it can go on display around the walls or something.

My plans need a lot of people and some real estate.

Food banks at the moment are drawing on existing religious communities, who have halls and humans. My space colony plan is intended to get a different community interested. But the SF community, while many and variously skilled, mostly hires its real estate by the weekend.

I should go looking to see what existing volunteers are doing. They probably have proper practical things going on already. ... I just don't see me being very helpful to them.
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I have ordered food from ASDA.
This is new.
Tesco stopped selling my food, Sainsbury's won't deliver my food so I have to go to Norwich for it, so I try ASDA. They do not have the nice potato omelette thingies or the Sainsbury's versions of peshwari naan that are my favourites so far, but they do have a bazillion types of quorn, so that's promising. And they have five alive juice. I need to find a new favourite juice, but until I do it's very unhelpful how many places won't send me five alive juice. Today I will be trying Mango and Papaya, on account of running out of other things. It might turn out to be excellent. I do not know. the other day I tried Mango & Carrot as a drink to just drink a whole bottle of at once and it turned out to not be as fun that way. Nice sipping drink, less nice main drink. Trying new things is an adventure. ... I'm sitting here in my admittedly very nice and sparkly pyjamas. I don't really aspire to adventure just at the minute.

If ASDA works then my housing problem becomes less urgent again, because I don't need to move if I can get food delivered or by going myself. I can get potato omelette and peshwari naan by going in to Norwich on the bus. Also probably better vegan cheese if I get as far as the Rainbow shop under the vegan cafe. Vegan cheese is not cheese at all and happens in odd varieties. Tesco has some sorts but I'm not sure I like them best. Other main supermarkets have zero sorts though so that's one point for Tesco.

Food is complicated and I'd really really like it if things kept on being available once I've got the hang of them.
Lentil dhansak isn't on the manufacturers website any more so it is all gone no more bye bye.
I'd just got the hang of eating that.

If I could cook for myself life would of course be simpler, but assorted misadventures suggest that my attempts to cook should be limited to things one can mix with a spoon and heat in the microwave, rather than any of that complicated knives and cookers business. Hot water is also not a great idea. These things being the case I'm quite limited.

Thankfully the 21st century provides many options. It's pretty excellent, all things considered.
I'd just like it if they stayed around.

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I have ordered food from ASDA.
This is new.
Tesco stopped selling my food, Sainsbury's won't deliver my food so I have to go to Norwich for it, so I try ASDA. They do not have the nice potato omelette thingies or the Sainsbury's versions of peshwari naan that are my favourites so far, but they do have a bazillion types of quorn, so that's promising. And they have five alive juice. I need to find a new favourite juice, but until I do it's very unhelpful how many places won't send me five alive juice. Today I will be trying Mango and Papaya, on account of running out of other things. It might turn out to be excellent. I do not know. the other day I tried Mango & Carrot as a drink to just drink a whole bottle of at once and it turned out to not be as fun that way. Nice sipping drink, less nice main drink. Trying new things is an adventure. ... I'm sitting here in my admittedly very nice and sparkly pyjamas. I don't really aspire to adventure just at the minute.

If ASDA works then my housing problem becomes less urgent again, because I don't need to move if I can get food delivered or by going myself. I can get potato omelette and peshwari naan by going in to Norwich on the bus. Also probably better vegan cheese if I get as far as the Rainbow shop under the vegan cafe. Vegan cheese is not cheese at all and happens in odd varieties. Tesco has some sorts but I'm not sure I like them best. Other main supermarkets have zero sorts though so that's one point for Tesco.

Food is complicated and I'd really really like it if things kept on being available once I've got the hang of them.
Lentil dhansak isn't on the manufacturers website any more so it is all gone no more bye bye.
I'd just got the hang of eating that.

If I could cook for myself life would of course be simpler, but assorted misadventures suggest that my attempts to cook should be limited to things one can mix with a spoon and heat in the microwave, rather than any of that complicated knives and cookers business. Hot water is also not a great idea. These things being the case I'm quite limited.

Thankfully the 21st century provides many options. It's pretty excellent, all things considered.
I'd just like it if they stayed around.
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Today was going out at 0930, but with some confusion so not actually going until 0945. Got hope at 1400. Quite a lot of going and doing involved there then.

First was a Talk All the Things appointment, which went as well as such can.

Then we went to Sainsbury's. They have a cafe, and they sell a meat free breakfast but not after 1130. It was before 1130 when we got in line, but no, all done. But they also sell a meat free brunch that wasn't on the menu walls, and that turned out to be nice. I didn't eat the sausages because I would have to learn what was in them (usually cheese to make them sizzle grill), and I didn't eat the tomato because they're weird squishy things, but there were eggs and beans and chips and a big flat mushroom. All very good. And because employee was getting the same she had the tomato and the sausages from mine and I had the mushroom from hers and we both had plenty much brunch. Also I ate mango orange juice, because they had no ribena or juices that were only one thing.

I have mango carrot juice to drink at home. It tastes pretty awesome. Mango orange was nice but not as awesome. Tropical Fruit Punch from Grace has a lot of mango too, and that was awesome to start with, but the last bit tasted pretty much like pineapple. I've been trying new juices, because my Five Alive juice is good but not the only thing ever. Ribena is good and lucozade sport is a bit good for some purposes. But now I'm trying new juices every week to see how they work out. Mango orange worked okay.

Then was shopping time. I remembered to get blank DVDs so I can empty my recorder box, and a new USB stick to either go in my dissertation log book or be the replacement for the small stick that goes in. Also I got the Bourne and Spiderman films, both of which I missed at the cinema. I didn't get the Batman film because I saw it once already and also I can save that one for mum to get for xmas. We've kind of run out of things to buy each other that we wouldn't buy ourselves.

Food shopping was achieved too. They still don't have my lentil thing that I'd just started liking. But there was a lot of quorn and some egg&potato things and some nice bread, and we read the packets on a lot of other food so I can think about it for next week. One new thing a week is my limit, and this week I got another new sort of juice drink. I can't remember which one now. I'll see if it's nice.

Now I'm home again.

My plan for the rest of the day is to call that Job Done and play with map maker things for the rest of the afternoon.

I suspect I will be buying a fancy map maker program, because I spend at least as much time on it as on dress up or match three games, and I've spent money on those before.

For now, free tiles Tiamat.
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Having shopped at Sainsbury's enough times to know they sell things I like, I registered online to get shopping delivered.
... should have checked the online shop first. None of my juice, much smaller selection of quorn, etc etc et very familiar c.
I have to physically go into Norwich to buy food I can eat. I can't do it any other way. I'm using up my employee hours just going to the supermarket and back. Helper hours are meant to be to help me not be a hermit. Supermarkets are not very social.

I wonder if living in Norwich would mean a wider selection of delivery food available?

*big sigh*

Cannot live in Norwich. Rules. Stupids. No letting me. :-p

It's so annoying. I have money, but not in sufficient quantities to do the things I want to do. Hmmm, want-or-need, since I can get food at the moment but it's a very inconvenient run around with very low variety that I can reach without hiring someone. And there isn't always someone to hire. Correction, I could hire a taxi almost any time, but then it's £50 round trip on top of my shopping. And the bus doesn't go to Sainsbury's, it doesn't stop until it gets into Norwich proper. I don't know if there's a bus that comes out again, but by the time I been in and out and in and out of Norwich the food would probably not be in a fit state any more. I have £50, but that would pretty rapidly cease to be the case if I had to use it every week to get my foods.

Tesco doesn't sell my foods. Last time I went in they had ONE food. I had the same meal all week.
Morrisons has more than one if you count sandwiches. Sometimes.
Co-op has the nice pasta sauce, or at least had it last time I went in, the way food keeps disappearing is ridiculous.
Between them I can get... not enough different meals to have something different every night a week.

And that's the local food sources.

So, Sainsbury's outside Norwich.



Maybe I should try ASDA again. Maybe they'll be willing to sell me food...

*headdesk*




(Also, this is not me being picky... correction, this is not *just* me being picky, though as an autistic spectrum person with sensory issues there are times when if it's be picky and go hungry or eat something blerghy I'll just not eat. This is mostly me trying to find food that doesn't make me throw up, or have other painful digestive consequences. I can't just skip it and go back to eating all that food other people eat, it doesn't actually work. *biiiiiiiig sigh*)
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Today I went out at 1400 and got back at 1710, and in between was Shopping At Sainsbury's.
I think it deserves the capital letter when it takes two hours and we had to take the trolley back to the car before doing the actual food shop.
I bought a bunch of things that weren't food, like tea towels and underwears and a big dressing gown made of soft, and I looked at All The Things, and then I remembered to buy the things on the unusuals list like mouthwash and laundry stuff. And then the trolley was full. So, bought those, unloaded, went back for food. I bought lots of the lentil thing this time, because I liked that plenty, and enough naan bread to go with it, and also I asked where the potato omelette was and found it was hiding in a cardboard wrapper but they sell it :-)
So now I have all the food and all the things that weren't food.

Also an appointment for same time tomorrow to go sit down and tackle my paperwork. there probably isn't much needs done, it's just intimidating.

now I get to decide which things to eat (out of many things. many. :-p to Tesco with their week of one thing.)

also, sleep more.

that was kind of exhausting.

Food

Jul. 20th, 2012 11:54 am
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I have been reading about food banks.
I saw a food bank sign up near my house and it made me think.
There's lots of stuff in the Guardian http://www.delicious.com/redirect?url=http%3A//www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/18/food-banks-on-hand-outs

In theory we have a benefits system that acts as a safety net so people get what they need to survive.
But the practice has always been a bit shakier.
And now it's just had the sticks kicked from under it. No, actually, it's an ongoing process, it has only just begun compared to the plans, the kicking is ongoing. Frankly it scares the hell out of me.

And I don't understand it.
We live among such abundance.
There's a ton of spare food goes in the bins at the end of the day, and there's a lot of hungry people. How does that make sense?

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No, I don't have a replacement idea. I can't think of a way to do things that makes everything work. I don't know enough. I don't understand what the problem is. I have no solutions.


So I'm just puzzled and tired and powerless.

It would be nice to be able to vote for someone who knows how to fix it all, but hey, we tried that, and they're great big liars who do this instead.




At this point I'd usually watch superhero movies, but my planned Batman marathon feels a bit off, right now.


News is made of :-(
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I woke up with a great big frown trying to figure out how to make communal kitchens work.
... I'd been dreaming about post apocalyptic Britain where everyone lived on trains and kept moving to try and avoid the Bad Things. I don't know why that made me think.

I was thinking, a lot of people have problems with make their own food. Some of us can't do it at all, many have problems making cheap enough nutritious enough easy enough food. Going out to eat costs bunches. So people eat rubbish reheated food that costs quite large bunches anyway.

It seems like there should be a way to put the problems together and make a solution that is cheaper because it is for many. I don't know though on account of not being any good with money or food.

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Making a for profit cafe work and making a not for profit we all want to eat but only one of us can cook work would have different rules in some ways, but both be complicated.

Still, seems like all this being disconnected makes a bunch of problems.

But then I think about being connected to and indeed dependent on my actual neighbours for my foods... there's times that wouldn't have worked at all at all.

Okay, this idea, not going to work.
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I read a thing in the Guardian again. And the comments. I should stop doing that.
The thing was about how poor people aren't eating fruit and veg as much as they were 3 years ago. Prices have gone up massively, and they're not eating as much. instead of 5 a day they're more like 2.7.
in the comments bunches of people were saying that proves poor people are stupid because veg is cheaper than junk food.
people need a certain amount of food a day, not a plate full but measured in calories.
if you try and get the same amount of calories out of your fresh lettuce and carrots as out of bread, you spend a bunch to do it.
why people no get that?
also, some of us can't buy carrots in carrot form and then do anything with them. too fiddly. I buy veg in steam veg bag form, which is somewhat more expensive. Veg is only cheap as long as you only want cheap veg, sort of thing.

now I'm hungry.
But I can't decide what meal it is or what to eat.
It is sunday, it is egg and beans and potato day. I have those.
... there's no proper fruit and veg in those. beans and potato count as protein and carbs instead.
... I will have fruit from pots later.

another thing, if fruit is in long lasting pot form, it costs more. but if I get fresh apple, like I did on Friday, I go to eat it on Sunday and it has gone yuck already. I'm not great at time. but food isn't cheaper if you end up wasting it.

humans all seem to be working with different sets of facts.
It seems peculiar.
I don't really know what to do with it.

Norwich!

Oct. 27th, 2011 08:57 pm
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Today me and my employee went to Norwich. We started at 1500 and now it is 2100, so that was a nice little outing. We got things done.

Read more... )

Norwich has an Occupy. I didn't know. I read the news, but not the very local. EDP has a story. The Occupy is set up around the Really Big Brain. That means they get the Dog Puppet Man singing to them. All day. Every day. And they're still there. That's commitment, that is.

There's also a stall just down the way from them selling blankets. Capitalism at work!

Waterstones in the Arcade has closed. I was a bit grumpy. Not so much because it had the prettier building, but because it had the better F&SF section. We went to the other Waterstones but they didn't have the copy of Cryoburn I'd been hoping for. I did get the latest PTerry. They had many, many shelves of that. But I found the selection somewhat lacking. Also, they had a little display book of 'guide to F&SF' or some such, with a 'if you like x you'll like y' section. It said if you like Elizabeth Moon you'll like Scalzi, David Drake, Orson Scott Card, and a half dozen other names. Guess what they all had in common? all blokes! Also, the recs suggest they were thinking of spaceships Moon, but the only Moon on the shelves was that dire Deeds of Whatserface, the fantasy thing. So it weren't much use. So, when I went to pay for the PTerry, I said, I didn't think it was a good list. All blokes! There's should be Lois McMaster Bujold, Tanya Huff, CJ Cherryh. Read more... )

... hmmm, writing it up, I mostly complained about books. But in the doing of things, I mostly had fun with eating and dancing.

Now my back hurts, but I'm in a much better mood.
beccaelizabeth: lion Prince John sucks his thumb as his crown falls down (thumb)
note to self: I do not like the pilau rice with spinach. it's kind of blergh. also hot. also the spinach is blobby right up until it disintegrates.

I hate trying new foods. I'd happily keep eating the before foods, but Tesco stopped selling them. No more the same quorn, no more the same stir in sauce, no more the same vegetables. My whole meal? All gone. I have a big sulk.

Plus they're not selling the same soap squirt stuff any more. I bought the solid soap of the same range but my hands don't feel the same and also are going interesting textures.

I realise the only way to keep everything the same always is to be the boss of the whole supply chain, and possibly magic, but still, this is a lot of changing at once and is very annoying.

Plus the vegetables-and-rice is not available and the things I ordered to try turn out to be rice-and-vegetables, like they threw in a few vegetables for the look of it, so they're not even suitable for the food group position I had planned. *big* sulk. stupid things. I can only do microwaving so I'm stuck with a very narrow band of possibles.

I shall hunt more supermarkets to see if they sell the things I'm missing. Morrisons usually has some but their quorn has gone all summer BBQ and I can't digest it, and they don't got the stir in sauce. Co-op had the stir in sauce, but no useful bread or pancakes, which was what I was actually in there for this week. I found most of the quorn things at Sainsbury's in Ipswich, and I know where the Norwich one is, so there's only the getting it home from Norwich without it going ick to worry about. How do people transport things from the supermarket if they don't live right next door to it? I always have, so I don't have the knowings.

... *facepalm* 4 different supermarkets plus rainbow wholefoods to get the things I was buying just from Tesco and getting delivered to my door. Why so changing, world? Just more difficults!

... I know, I know, first world problems, look at such abundance, how can I sulk?
... much of the abundance makes me ill. this makes newness a thing of much anxiety. I sulk pretty good.

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