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...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
1st-Jan-2007 04:04 pm
As predicted, I went to watch the fireworks at the Needle, and the crowd of drunken amateurs (to use kitschparade's word) did get me in the mood a little. The show was actually really impressive. Medium length (7 minutes), but a very nice variety of shots and it really made use of the structure (both the 3 tiers and the central "spine"). High marks. My champagne was a nice finish to the night also.

Today is still recovering from being sick, doing tons of little chores around the house (unpack, do washes, pay bills, file paperwork, &c.), and a little bit of relaxing. Right now I'm enjoying some coffee, some excellent Christmas cookies, and a bit of poppy seed roll (a traditional Christmas dessert for our family). Still need to do my big 1/3/5/10 year goal planning, but right now I just need to sit and veg a bit.

Happy New Years!
2nd-Jan-2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Aww, poppy seed rolls! Those are traditional in my family, too, and we've been without them for a couple of years. Thanks for reminding me. :D I think I shall make them someday soon.

Also, happy new year!
3rd-Jan-2007 05:59 am (UTC)
The nut rolls are my favorite, but they usually don't last until I leave. I <3 ethnic holiday foods. Happy new year to you too!
2nd-Jan-2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
awww whoosha sicky poos?

3rd-Jan-2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm feeling much better today. *hugs back*
2nd-Jan-2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your feeling a little better. At least you're able to enjoy the poppy seed roll. Since my mom passed away, no one in the family has even attempted them. Maybe someday....
3rd-Jan-2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Thanks! We always buy our rolls from local bakeries, but they grow on trees back in NEPA.

I suppose I need to get all the slovak/polish recipes from my family sometime soon. Babalki is another Christmas dish that I adore, and it just wouldn't be Easter without paska (a type of raisin bread) and sirecz (Easter Cheese, vaguely pronounced "sid-ahtz").
3rd-Jan-2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
See, we never learned the native words for much of this. The only one I recognize is paska and we just called it Easter Bread. Even though my mom and dad were first generation Americans, their parents did not teach then their native language. Too bad as much of it has been lost.
2nd-Jan-2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
I was on my way back from a party in West Seattle when the fireworks were going off; we happened to be driving over the West Seattle Bridge at that point. Lovely view of it all. :)

By the way, welcome back!
3rd-Jan-2007 06:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's good to be back.
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