what is happening with my hair here, i can't say. the ever-ongoing attempt to grow it long continues, and gets pretty awkward in the winter months as the humidity isn't around to curl it as much and it kind of gets dry and floofy instead. anyhow.
sam and i are brewing beer and yesterday, after 2 weeks or so of fermenting in our hall closet, it was bottling day. we started off the day by heading to a goodwill near our place, where i went into the dressing room with my arms full of sweaters and came out with three choice picks at $4.99 a piece - only to realize, as sam pointed out to me this morning, that one of them has "SAMPLE" written across the back in sharpie. fail. from there we headed to a fabric store in south brooklyn that was completely jam-packed with stuff i wanted. the second we walked in i stopped in my tracks and murmured, "oh no, this is trouble." i kept myself from going too crazy, though, and just bought a couple of embellishments that i'll find a way to incorporate, and some thread so i could finally get some hemming done and repair some shoes.
from there, a record store in park slope where we scored two velvet underground reissues and i winked my way into picking up a used copy of abbey road for three dollars. we stopped at the grocery store and then sam ran into the homebrew shop; by this time we were both ravenous, so we headed home and i made some rigatoni with soysage, onion, garlic, and shiitakes in a cream sauce. we bottled the beer after supper and stowed the bottles back away for a couple more weeks of fermentation.
i'm determined to take on making cheese next. the process actually seems pretty simple, and how cool would that be?
my outfit for the day's to-and-fro:
shirt: a little boutique in red hook
jacket: snagged on super-sale in a shop in portland, OR
pants: OTTE online's outlet store
shoes: you can't see 'em, but they're devotte
it's snowing outside, nat king cole is on the record player and i have soup to make; i'm thinking beet-carrot with some goat cheese. winter is definitely here, and i am totally out.
have a lovely weekend, everyone!
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