it's a very strange phenomena. my will has been consumed by battlestar and battlestar-related ephemera. in a fit of desperation on saturday, rousing ourselves with a mighty show of effort and battling the soporific effects of too much rouille and brownie sundae madness, we trooped to blockbuster and tried to rent battlestar season 2.0 the dude at blockbuster is very interesting. he has freakishly LONG nails. on BOTH hands. we can't for the life of us figure out what it's about, or whyfor. it makes for a slightly grotesque/sublime renting experience though, as i can't help but stare transfixed. anyway, it was a bust. so we then had to walk the extra block to rogers video, where we emerged triumphant (need i say that we were all wearing our pajamas, and i was wearing a baliklava and that we looked like a travelling geriatric and clearly deranged production of bedknobs and broomsticks).
on an unrelated note, i have the potential opportunity to spend 6 weeks of my summer making an ungodly amount of money working with the boy at a jewish summer camp. this has pros and cons. pros: making an ungodly amount of money in an unseemly amount of time, a feat that i would only otherwise be able to accomplish if i harnessed my inner private-dancer. pros: being up in cottage country for 6 weeks in the summer. pros: being able to undertake this "adventure" with the boy. cons: i hate children (caveat: children not related to me by blood or friendship). cons: i don't like socializing with other counsellors/counsellor type people and singing tragically hip tunes around a campfire (yes i KNOW that i can't be sure that that's what's going to happen...but i sense it in my bones). cons: the food is crap, and i've been told the only palatable, marginally edible sustenance are "pizza bagels". you like, LIVE for the pizza bagels. although, there's a side of me, that's just perverse enough to glory in this kind of mass produced beaver/serca-delivered crap from a can...on occasion. ie. i LOVED university cafeteria food. plus, my university was very obliging to my freshman 60 billion by being ALL YOU CAN EAT. my favorite words!!!
tonight for dinner we're having tourtiere. the weather is kind of starting to piss me off. the weather for tourtiere is supposed to be frosty, cold, red-tipped nose, heaps of leaves piled dramatically at the foot of grand maples, mittens and scarves and watery morning eyes, fall style. instead, we have the second coming of spring. tant pis. so i made a wonderfully flaky double crust pie, stuffed with sauteed leeks, celery, carrots, par-boiled cubed potato, ground pork and loads of fresh thyme. to be eaten with a large salad, and my cranberry pear and apple relish. i LOVE relishes with meat pies. no dessert...i did my part and bought something from the ACA (i have no idea what in the hells that stands for...let it be known that library and information studies is positively RIFE with acronyms) bake sale. a little sugar pie. it was aight. but it cost $1 and the crust was store-bought.