Sunday, April 13, 2008

Everyday is like Sunday

Gatsby in usual pose

There is something soothing and relaxing about Sundays. A little snoozing, munching and crafting before the start of the week. This morning I'm off to Tasi Cafe again for brunch with the ladies, my current fave place. It really starts to buzz around 11am, so we're heading out a bit earlier than that to grab a table.

When I get home, I'll probably craft a little (clay I think) or read on the couch, with Gatsby attacking my head in his upside-down, odd affectionate way. And speaking of reading, I was tagged by Devon in a book tag. I'm not sure what it's supposed to reveal about me, or if it's just to introduce people to new ideas, but the rules are: Pick a book at least 123 pages long. Open that book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence and post the next three. Then tag five other people to do the same.

I wish it said, 'choose your favourite section from chapter 3'. There are so many great descriptions in The Soul of a Chef (Michael Ruhlman), and pg 123 unfortunately happens to contain some of the shortest sentences with the least profound-ness to them. Sigh. Don't let this put you off reading it. Here goes:

"He began to think about batter, how some batters use carbonation as a leavener, such as beer batters. He didn't like heavy batters, but this idea led him to the idea of soaking the calamari in ginger ale and fresh-grated ginger. The ginger-marinated squid would then be coated in a peppery flour and fried."

I'm tagging Zarafa, Lorah, and bo (Needles and Thread). Hehe. You know you want to be tagged.

Wild spinning action


Devonshire said...

Gatsby - is too adorable. It just must be a cat thing, ours do that too. I too am not sure what the book think is supposed to represent, but it does provide a bit of entertainment, no? Also I like your sentences, who hasn't thought about batters and the thickness of them and of course how they are leavened. ;-D

zarafa said...

i'll be honest, i haven't thought too much about batters. but that's because the last time i tried to bake a cake, mr. z turned the oven on too high and the outside burnt while the inside stayed gooey. very annoying. its quite turned me off baking.

the picture of gatsby and d bonding does make me laugh though.

zarafa said...

i would definitely be up for taking a jewelry making class!

Sam said...

Gatsby is awesome :-)

Anonymous said...

gatsby is too too cute. what a ham.
oh i do think this is the first time i've been tagged!

jenjenknits said...

This has to be the most adorable picture ever!!! I wish my cat would do cute stuff like that!!!