Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby rape, even better the second time around! is that my most perverted-sounding subject line yet?

Sorry to disappoint anyone googling for evil activities involving mammalian infants, but I refer to the young tender version of the Chinese vegetable also known as "yu choi", "yu choy", or "you cai". (This is the same plant people use to get oil from, hence the name, but it's very tasty. I prefer it to most versions of broccoli, eastern or western.)

I had it for lunch yesterday. Mmmm.... On Friday night I had cooked it in a pan with oil, garlic, salt. Yesterday I combined it with the leftover pasta (rotelle in red sauce, in this case a jar of marinara from Trader Joe's, an onion, a couple of tomatoes, and frozen artichoke hearts (also thanks to TJ's!). Maybe it's just me, but I like artichoke hearts in my pasta) and some of what my family calls "the chicken sauce" (i.e. the Huy Fong brand of sriracha). One of my favorite foods in the world!

This has been another pointless post brought to you by the post-NaNo blahs. I've written more words in this post than I wrote in my novel all yesterday.


  1. So you're still trying to finish the story huh? How long do you think it's got to go? (word count wise) I've been trying to get back into editing other novels, but yesterday I realised...hey, I can't be bothered, so i'm gonna watch DVDs instead! hehe. I think everyone could use a break post-NaNo.

  2. Yeah, I'm planning to finish the story...very slowly. I'm thinking another 30-50K should do it. I'm terrible at the wordage... dunno how you manage over 100K! But then I remember that I often feel blocked and "I just need to get this done!" and end up with a page of terse, floating dialogue or whatever. I watch DVDs, too. Heh. But eventually...I get more and more desperate...resorting to more self-threats and bribery...and the story sloooowly gets written.

  3. Well, last year's NaNo ended up at 116k by day 20 or something, but it was the first story where I have been able to just write and write without any particular effort. It almost seemed to write itself :) I've discovered I LOVE it when that happens ;)