July 26th, 2005

angry frog

back, I suppose

So much for my planned LJ hiatus, I suppose. Meh. No biggie.

lionsaoi reminded me that I really, really want to start cooking Moroccan food. Sigh. Recipes please.

Also, I remember that ichur72 sent me a recipe for baklava once. Now I can't find it. Recipes welcome for baklava also.

Also, I need recipe ideas for Friday night. Most of our fridge and freezer stocks have gone away, thanks to 40 hours of no power over the weekend, so I have to do some serious shopping eventually. There's a chickpea soup I'd like to try, but there are three problems with that: 1. I don't know who's coming for dinner, so I don't know if I'll have squeamish people afraid of new things; 2. I don't know where to find dried chickpeas. I know that's ridiculous, but there you have it...I only know where to find canned ones, though I suppose it would still work that way; 3. the recipe in its original form requires salt pork... no idea what to replace that with. Maybe Jerky, if I can get Seth to go to Baltimore this week.

It's interesting that I think so much about food, because not only have I not been hungry recently, food in general has been nauseating me. Seth had to close his mayonaisse-infested sandwich prematurely yesterday because I had that strong a reaction to the smell. Ick.

More to come in a subsequent entry.
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Hebrew Academy

That sounds so pretentious: Hebrew Academy. But it looks like we'll be sending our monster to "the Academy" next year. If you could hear the fake-snooty voice I'm using saying "The Academy" you'd probably be laughing. Yes, even you in the back, you stone-faced, humorless android, you.

Anyway, right. Seth and I went to the HA yesterday to talk to the admissions director and take a tour of the school. Having gone to public school, and not your standard-run-of-the-mill schools, at that, I find it hard to have a measuring stick with which to measure my impression of the school. But it's pleasant. They have a separate wing of the school for the preschool kids, so that's pretty nifty. The idea of sending my kid to the same school from 2 years old through Sr. year of high school is a little weird, though. Not in a bad way, necessarily, but in an unfamiliar way. The admissions director kept pointing out the advantages to having such a large school (usually referring to resources at their disposal). Large? How many students are there? Oh, a little over 700 from nursery school through 12th grade. Um. There were more than that in my freshman class of high school alone. Wow. Total change of perspective. I'm not saying that there aren't advantages to small schools. I'm sure there are abundant advantages. It's just a new thing to get used to is all.

And OY! The sticker shock! Whew!

That is all for now.