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The following text appeared on my homenode from 23 February 2004 until 18 August 2005. Daylogs still seem like the best place to remember this kind of stuff.

So. It's been 6 months since I wrote anything autobiographical-like on my homenode, mostly because whatever instinct I had for daylogging or otherwise journalling online got buried under a rich pile of LiveJournal compost and took root and blossomed like I would not have believed except for it happened. Good thing, too, what with E2 being all down with its bad self in October and November and whatnot. Problem is I can't seem to do both E2 and LiveJournal effectively, and I definitely can't do E2, LiveJournal, and try to write other stuff. And if I try to have a life on top of all those things, well sheesh.

All this is to say that grundoon is a wonderfulbad lady for challenging me to her nodeshell collection this past weekend. The first thing I copied down was I eat every day with a ravenous appetite and I've begun to softlink it with appropriate morsels from my collection:

I am not starving any more.
I am not starving any more & Instructions to the Cook & sticky toffee pudding & How to frost a cake & moons is good for eatin & I was frying eggs and thinking that life itself is really the only worthwhile entertainment. & Chocolate Snickerdoodles & Pagan recipes & Plain ol' cookies & A pre-mealtime meditation for nontheists & wasabi (thing) & Critique of Pure Riesling & coq au vin & Vegetarian Meals that Aren't Just Brown Gack & Rice & chocolate chip pancakes (thing) & What to do when you're jonesing for ice cream & Twenty-three good things about pickles and dirt & Maybe grief expects poor nutrition. & Drunken Bachelor Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce (thing) & Free drinks at the topless bar & tasty like a raindrop & a nice cool glass of Joyce & Sacred Erisian High Mass of the Krispy Kreme Kabal & Zaru Soba (Japanese noodles) & Rhubarb and Mint Coolers (a cold drink for booyaa) & Artichoke Dip - Omigod, Who Made This Stuff? & Farfalle Pasta with a Bean Soup and Sliced Roma Tomato Salad & Garlicky green beans & rice & Can't cook, won't cook & Cortland apple & Black currant sorbet & Farfalle Pasta With Wild Mushrooms

Clearly, I have my work cut out for me, and that's before I get to the big list on the kitchen wall. Goodness me oh my. It almost makes me want to find a paper bag to hide in, like Iggy Pop the cat (shown above).

Big thanks are due to Evil Catullus for rescuing the nodeshell I neglected for so long on 15 August 2005.

I also removed the following from my homenode on 18 August 2005 for being way out of date (the trip in question was Summer 2002):

Many thanks to the following noders for making Jongleur and my trip through Europe this summer (documented at http://www.soy.dyndns.org/europe) that much cooler:

  • SEF and evilrooster, for luring us to Edinburgh, introducing us to The Easter Bunny, and a fabulous geocaching adventure.

  • wertperch, for a lovely weekend in Nottingham.

  • Oolong, for putting us up at very short notice in London.

  • Gritchka, for that London evening's entertainment, which included dinner, Highgate and Hampstead Heath, all of which were lovely, though not necessarily in that order.

Thanks are also due to BlueDragon, call, Siobhan, heyoka and mkb, as well as the organizers of the Bristol International Noder Meet, all of whom were helpful in their own way even if we never saw each other during these adventures. Other monkeys were helpful as well, and my apologies go out to everyone I've forgotten to greet or thank or whatnot.