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adventures in housekeeping

In addition to catching up on history notes today (I'm now completely caught up on lecture notes and a chapter ahead in the textbook), I also did some cleaning in my room and some baking.

The cleaning was culling three overflowing milk crates of old school papers down to only the things I really wanted to keep. A lot of it was empty notebooks or emptyable binders, and much of the rest was stuff where the subject was something I might want to keep (history, English, etc.), but most of the actual contents was useless (quizzes with just the answers, syllabi, etc.). Managed to cull three overfull crates (probably four completely full ones) down to one crate of reusable notebooks or binders and a quarter of a crate of stuff I want to save. The rest is in three bags in the recycling, and I'm feeling very accomplished.

[I also found my CD of last year's Vagina Monologues mix, so I may share a few angry feminist mix CDs over the next few days.]

Mom and I also did some baking, the madeleines whose recipe I previously put up. But now, there are pictures!



Delicately cakey and perfect. Though, I think I might add just a dash of lemon zest next time and be very traditional. :D

Also, I was playing around with the spirals of some of the notebooks I disassembled, and I made this:



I call it "Coils". Its tangles represents the complexity of modern-day life. The rustiness of some of the metal shows our disregard for the past. The holes I managed to poke in my hands with the sharp ends (not visible in this image) are signs of the way that our mechanized life hurts the very people who build it.

*snerk* I still have the IB BS ability.

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tigerlilly2063
Oct. 25th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
The madeleines look delicious. Makes me wanna try them myself. Will shamelessly steal the recipe. ;)
melayneseahawk
Oct. 25th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
's why I share. :D
littpiski
Oct. 25th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
i remember your madeleines. not in a proustian way or anything, but they are damn delicious! yours were the first ones i'd ever had.
melayneseahawk
Oct. 25th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
not in a proustian way or anything

Heh.

Glad you liked them!
jaiwithani
Oct. 25th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE A CREATOR OF MAGNIFICENT THINGS
also hi
melayneseahawk
Oct. 26th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
I try. :D

When you're back in town I will totally bake cookies for you.
jaiwithani
Oct. 26th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I will kill my diet to eat a few :-P
melayneseahawk
Oct. 26th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
From the compliments I've gotten, I'm sure they'll be worth it. :P

When are you going to be back in DC, by the way?
jaiwithani
Oct. 26th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
I make my triumphant and permanent return in mid-December.
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