A 6-post collection

Thursday, Day 0, Sleepless

Plague news: One new case, local transmission. Forty-nine total cases and forty-one are in hospital.

I've been awake since one-a-firkin-em this morning. I decided to use that time for a cooking experiment involving keto-friendly cheesecake. The cheesecake may be all fail, but it's the base I'm concerned about.

Basically, the base is runny nut butter thickened up with philly until it's mouldable like play-dough. If that works, then I can resume making cheesecake like normal.

What I failed at in the cheesecake was putting real strawberries into the mix. The cream curdled out and clumped while the rest remained liquid. Yummy.

Meh, I was the only one going to eat it anyway.

In the news:

  • Haitian president assassinated in own home
  • Robert Downey Snr has passed on
  • Muppet suing a bunch of people
  • People continue to gather in spite of lockdowns
  • More tensions between China and Aus
  • New supermarket promises to stock everything for under $10. Naturally, the first ones are far away and in Victoria

And now... storytime.

Challenge #03034-H111: Obscured by Alchemy

There’s two types of people:

1- those that can extrapolate information from incomplete data -- Anon Guest

[AN: I love this but have to resist the urge to fill in the missing information. Thankyou, Nonny, for messing with my brain]

There are times in alchemy that the four elements are insufficient to explain what just happened. For instance, the metal of potash. Purging wood with fire, then soaking the char in water for a week, straining out the charcoal, and then

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Sunday, Day Zero, FUDGE!

Two more cases taking the total count up to eleven. Darnit. Still imports, still detected in quarantine. Still having the risk of One Karen to Ruin it All. Sigh.

I messed up two batches of fudge by getting the order wrong. You're supposed to heat up the condensed milk with the butter and then add the shredded chocolate. Doing it the other way around made it turn gritty and look unappealing, but it's still eatable fudge at the end of the day.

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Yesterday, I didn't need coffee. But I took a couple of cups anyway because I was feeling a little worn out because new meds.

Today, when I don't have to drive, I am having a No Coffee Day. If I wish to have a hot beverage, I will return to my childhood comfort - tea.

There's little that can't be fixed by a nice hot cup of tea. Ask Douglas Adams and The Doctor.

For me, tea is relaxing. It's the calm-me-down

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An Experiment

I have followed my dear family's advice and bookmarked the bajillions of browser tabs that I used to have open.

If this turns out to be the thing that was clogging my compy, then I shall publicly label myself a derpy derpington from derpton who derps all the live long day. Because I would be a massive derp.

The plus side of this being that I would then have $4K AUD to put towards a new lappy. Yay.

Which, in turn, would

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A social experiment for real men

WARNING: This social experiment is only for REAL MEN who are completely secure in their masculinity and are willing to go the distance and not wuss out at the first sign of trouble. If you, for any reason, feel you are not up to the challenge, then don’t come crying to me. I fucking warned you.

You will need:

  • Pins/stickers/a shirt that reads “I am participating in a social experiment. Please act normally”.

  • Some balloons.

  • Some

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