Out the window: We've had lovely, warm, fall weather in Winnipeg this week. Some of the trees are bare, thanks to a few cold, windy days earlier in the season, but I'm enjoying those that are still clinging valiantly to their leaves. I do appreciate the change of seasons, but bare trees always look kind of sad before it snows.
On the menu: Turkey sandwiches. (It was Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend.)
Side note: Cynthia mentioned in the comments last week that she wanted to know how the fried green tomatoes turned out. They were quite tasty. The recipe recommended half-inch tomato slices, but I found that those that were closer to a quarter-inch cooked better - with the half-inchers, the batter was browned, but the insides were still a bit crunchy.
This week's Words of the Day:
- roman à clef - noun - a novel in which real persons or events appear with invented names.
- gabba - noun - a harsh, aggressive type of house music originating in Rotterdam, characterized by its extremely fast beat.
- damp squib - noun, British - a situation or event which is much less impressive than expected.
- melisma - noun, music - the prolongation of one syllable of text over a number of notes.
Out and About:
- The lure of the cat
- Writer creates "colour thesaurus"
- Unfortunate logo placement
- Laser-Cut Sculpture Casts Intricate Shadows
- A humorous correction
- The "bearable discomfort" of a two-legged chair
- Beautifully creepy Halloween lip art
- Man spends two years covering his house with sea shells
That's all for this week.