The Friday Five's Life in Food

Feb. 17th, 2019 09:58 pm
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Full disclosure: embarrassingly, I do very little cooking and only a bit of the shopping for our household. R loves cooking and shopping and is very territorial in the kitchen, so that's fine with her, but everyone once in a while I realize I'm like a 1950s breadwinner, arriving home just in time for R to put a dish on the table for me. I do try to do my fair share in other ways.

1. Do you make up a dinner plan for the coming week?
Not usually. We usually plan my lunches and even make them ahead of time because it's bit of a push getting me out of the house in the morning, but dinners are more freeform.

2. Do you make up a shopping list and stick to it when shopping?
Yup. Lists are crucial--otherwise I'll forget. Every once in a while I'll realize I have more time than expected and can make a detour to one of the grocery stores, but even then I'll make up a mental list en route. I stick to the list so faithfully that sometimes I'll be wandering down an aisle in the store and realize I wasn't even aware the store sold these things. I'm not a browser. R hates shopping with me--she goes aisle by aisle, looking at everything.

3. What is one thing that you always buy, but never put down on a list?
Everything's got to go on the list! Oh my word, I have a list of everything, including the things I need to check before walking out the door to make sure I don't lock myself out / get caught with no money / have matching shoes on. (Seriously. I double check because I have two similar pairs of brown shoes I've been wearing recently, and one day I realized I'd mismatched them.)

4. Is there anything that you always think you are out of and come home with it to discover you already have a year’s supply on hand?
Not really, but we do get various Asian supplies in the mail from R's mother, unsolicited, and we have enough Chinese sausages to make fried rice for the rest of our lives. Mostly R's mother just wants to stay in touch, and who can argue with getting care packages of food? But the refrigerator is just stuffed with lap cheung. (sp?)

5. Do you get your groceries delivered?
Not the usual groceries, but we do get a box of produce seconds every other weekend. It's super exciting to get surprise veggies that you didn't have to carry home.

What's the most unusual shopping or cooking habit you have, flist?

You can see see both the questions and folks' responses over at [community profile] thefridayfive.

Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge

Feb. 9th, 2019 10:19 pm
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I'm delighted by [personal profile] trelkez's vidshow challenge. I made a playlist of 13 of my vids. There are links and some notes here.

I tried to pick a broad selection of my vids that cover the various things I've tried over the years. Also a triad of Vienna Teng vids because I can. I chose:

01 Many Hands (Multifandom)
02 Call Me Maybe (MCU)
03 We Go Together (Star Trek XI)
04 Comedy Tragedy History (Hamilton)
05 Blank Soace (Doctor Who) made with [personal profile] purplefringe
06 The Skins (Multifandom)
07 Counting Stars (MCU)
08 She Keeps Me Warm (Saving Face)
09 Around Us (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
10 The Breaking Light (Pacific Rim)
11 Antebellum (Merlin)
12 Blue Caravan (Doctor Who)
13 Fly (Multifandom)

You can view them in their individual DW posts, download all 13 in this zip file or play them in a playlist here:

One exception: Blank Space, which is currently available for streaming here on sendvid. I designed it to play fifth after my Hamilton vid, but you know, whatever's easiest.

Let me know if there are any broken links or other problems. I'm also uploading a zip file of all 13 vids, I'll update this post when that's done.


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