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June 11th, 2004

June 11th, 2004
02:08 pm


Discussion on beige_alert's LJ makes a thought bubble up in my head.

Champaign doesn't have enough filkers to support a housefilk, but there are a reasonable number of fannish people. It really shouldn't be necessary for me to go to a con to see them, or to wait until a con comes along to have the chance to interact with someone who has something more interesting to talk about than sports. But aside from the couple who show up at the weekly bridge game at my mom's place, that seems to be where my social life is.

This is dumb.

If there is some kind of regular or even frequent irregular get-together of people I know, for dinner or a party or to go to a movie or just to talk or whatever, please tell me about it. If there isn't, then we should fix that.

As far as I know, most of the people I want to reach with this message aren't on LJ, and if they are they probably don't read my journal, so I'll be trying to reach them by email.

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07:42 pm


Personal Watermelon
A few weeks ago, I encountered a recommendation for a "personal watermelon". I'm pretty sure it was in cadhla's journal, but I just might be confused. Anyway, I was grocery shopping earlier today, and they had a display of canteloupe-sized green spheres labeled "Pureheart Seedless Watermelon", with a sign that referred to them as "personal watermelons". $4 seemed pretty expensive, but I remembered the recommendation, and on a whim, I bought one.

When I cut it open, I was disconcerted to see that the "seedless" claim was somewhat exaggerated -- while there were no full-blown hard black seeds, there were small white seeds. But these seeds turn out to be soft enough to eat without really noticing them, and it's probably the tastiest watermelon I've ever had.

Yum. Thanks for the recommendation!

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