April 12th, 2007

pleased

Period Cooking gloat

I am sooo jazzed! The Whaley House folks are not only going to fly me down to San Diego, but they are going to give me an honorarium (that's fancy talk for money) for coming down to train them! I am just absolutely thrilled. I will have to make sure they get their money's worth!

Meanwhile, I'm sending them lists of my favorite period cooking goods suppliers, since I do have the connections. And producing a list of items that they will probably need for their kitchen, if they intend to actually use it for cooking interpretation.

Woo-eee, it's been almost 20 years since it was quite this good. I did tons of work with sites and groups back in the '80's, and I've still got people who come to me (like the Dana Adobe, who built their Californio kitchen to MY specifications) because they recognize my expertise in the field, but it's a bit like knowing you've still got the mojo, when things like this evolve!
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Evil laugh

The math challenged

They've always said the lottery is aimed at people who are bad at math. However, lottery tickets at least sell you a daydream against astronomical odds. Sometimes, you get sold a bill of goods, by people figuring you're one of those kids who didn't get through math in school. Or maybe THEY were the ones who flunked?

Seen on ebay: "BPAL perfume Carnival Diabolique, 9 5ml bottles $202 or best offer." Let's see, the line in question sells for $20 a bottle... Gee, if I'm really math challenged, should I offer $220?

Or how about this gem from subscription renewal: "Renewal savings! Two years for the price of one, or three years for the price of two!"
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