Monday, November 16, 2009

My cold little writing room

Now Playing -
Soon by My Bloody Valentine

Life - 
Not a lot going on in the last couple of days. Moved a fridge, which required the removal of three doors and almost the door of the fridge itslef, but it was mostly uneventful. We've also started introducing our boys to Scout (My brother's overly protective, nippy DevilDog) After a slightly heartstopping moment earler when she came upstairs and confronted Pooka, who acted shocked that all dogs did in fact not want to be his friend and be drooled on, we installed a baby gate on the stairs and have been slowly letting the dogs meet each other through the gate outside. This will no doubt be a very long process.

We have been watching and enjoying LEVERAGE on DVD. It stars Timothy Hutton, who has begun looking like Gary Oldman as he ages and is a different con or heist each episode. The cast is excellent, with perfect chemistry. Check it out!

Made McClanahan's Creamy Shepherd's Pie yesterday for lunch and quickly won over a skeptical mother and brother. There's something about the name Shepherd's Pie that puts people off. For lunch today, it was slow roasted Gumbo, which meant I was up at 7am to get it prepped so that it would be ready for lunch. Good stuff. We've decided to try using Okra in other dishes. It may become my secret ingredient. (Not that it would be a secret once someone has looked at a dish, Okra's pretty obvious.) Tonight, my brother's grilling mysterious root vegetables and pork on the grill... Will keep you updated on that.

Back to work tomorrow. Bah. I feel like very little Day Offage has been accomplished this week and the following sets of days off will just get more packed as Christmas approaches.

Writing - 
I'm really happy where I'm sitting with the rewrites on The Whispering Ferns, so far I'm around 2500 words in, and it's sounding a lot smoother and getting to the action faster. Better and faster, always a good thing!

Unfortunately, my new writing room, AKA the closet is quite chilly. Maybe I'll write more when the feeling returns to my fingers.

The Last Sentence - 

"Some Folks say you can't see the forest for the trees, it's the other way around out here."

From - "The Whispering Ferns" (WIP)


Steve at Random said...

Creamy shepherd's pie...yeah, I can see why somewhat my be a little suspect on hearing that as the menu. How about prairie pie, cow pie or even lambiekin pie, stiff or creamy? Does that entice anyone? Let's stick to pecan and peach. They have a more attractive appeal to them. Shepherd's pie also makes me think that there might be lamb or mutten in it. Not a big fan of any meat that goes "baaaaah!"

randymeiss said...

Shepherd's pie is delicious, but I've only ever made it with hamburger. That must be the ND version. I'm a big fan of anything that has the whole meal in one pot.

You're writing in a closet? I'm hoping it's a big closet or you might start suffering from more than chills. A little electric space heater might serve you well.

Kristopher and Crew said...

hahaha I actually thought briefly about calling it Cowell Pie, but... well, that was vetoed by the wife. It's quite good, it has mushrooms, sausage, hamburger, mashed potatoes, garlic, onions, tomatoes, cheese and a few secret ingredients.

The closet's pretty good sized, it's bigger than Lindsay's writing closet, which is truly tiny. I'll have to take some photos today to post on my next blog entry. Our new arrangement...

Steve at Random said...

Kris, send me the recipe...that actually sounds pretty good. I think you got me with sausage. However, if this is one of your dishes with okra, it won't be included in my version.