November 21st, 2006

canada

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Last night we made charlie_ego's Slow-cooked Galbi for dinner, and it was really, really good. We used beef ribs from our local beef farmer and served it up with wild rice, because that's what we happened to have on hand (I think we're going to do brown next time, though.) (Side note: we got our rice cooker a couple years ago for Christmas from a cousin, and it's the best appliance that I would never have thought to buy. Between it and the crock pot, dinner was the work of less than 10 minutes.) I probably used more like a half cup of soy sauce and a third cup of sugar, and I didn't use enough garlic; the garlic came out sweet and almost roasted and was worth eating on its own. We'll be making this again. :)

Entertainment was "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", since I'd gotten over my earlier freaking out and gotten my second draft into my professor and had the time to watch a movie. It was great big fun, and funny, and the effects rocked, and Angelina Jolie in black leather is never a bad thing. :) I approved.

There are 193 people registered for the class that I'm assisting with, of which approximately half are freshmen. Thanksgiving break officially starts at 10pm tonight. Anyone want to guess how many kids actually show up to class this morning?

[eta]: 122, which is actually many more than I expected. We gave everyone who showed half a point extra credit. They cheered. :)
travel/restless

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I'm pretty well packed up. I've got too much stuff (homework and pleasure reading; I'm good about not taking too much in the way of clothes, but books and knitting and homework and such have a way of expanding on road trips), but that's okay. I always have problems with books on trips; it's not so much that I'm afraid of running out of reading material - I have plenty - as I'm afraid I won't be in the mood for what I have with me when I get there. Hence, I take too many books.

Anyhow, the grandmother doesn't believe in internet, so I'm gone until Saturday. Everyone have a happy, blessed (or at least, peaceful) Thanksgiving. :)