Perdido Street Station

So, in an effort to acquire new fiction for my mind to devour, I checked out Perdido Street Station by China Miéville, as recommended by Drew on my LA visit.

The story world is a brilliant sort of non-Tolkien-derived fantasy, complete with science-magic, math-magic (Scott, you would like it), and a splash of steam punk for good measure. It is gripping, exciting, and in the end, rather rough. I just finished it tonight and feel shaken and slightly ill-at-ease, but in the good way that happens from immersive books.

My brain feels refreshed and newly hungry, after going quite awhile re-reading stories that I’d known already. Fortunately for me, there’s more to the series.

I have to sit for awhile, though, and digest and ponder what I’ve read before I subject myself to another. Back to the library with it!

Experimental Dinner

Sometimes I throw together complete experiments for dinner, and sometimes they turn out really well! This week I had some leftover ground pork from making nikuman, and so threw this recipe together for pork burgers. It turned out to be DELICIOUS.

– ground pork… half poundish?
– small onion, finely chopped
– clove of garlic, finely chopped
– dash of rice vinegar
– dash of soy sauce
– bread crumbs (like, super fine crumbs, as in “throw a hunk of stale bread in a blender and puree it into dust” fine)
– a kaiser roll to use as the bun

1) Mix everything together and make patties
2) Grill them
3) Serve on bun


Her Morning Elegance

My favorite thing in the world is when people find things or make things that they say reminds them of me. It is so fascinating!

On that topic, Bryan Cash said, “I think that can tell a lot about what you unconsciously bring up in people.”

He said this video reminded him of me. Perhaps for my unusual relationship with sleep? Who can say, but it might be indicative of how I live my life!