October 14th, 2012

eliphas, napping

Food and a movie

T___, who had moved to Kiel some time ago, and recently to Hamburg, came for a visit last weekend, and as I know how hard it can be to visit everyone you want to see in just one weekend, I offered my place for meeting, and said that I would provide tea and cake.

Which was, of course, only a ploy to get to bake cake. I baked small cakes this time, in the 20 cm tray, because it feels insufficient to have less then three things on the table, but three full-sized cakes create too much leftovers

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Finally, I made chocolate rolls from a sweet yeast dough, which could have used a shorter baking time at lower temperature, because the crust was dry. Still, they were OK.

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It was a very nice afternoon, good talk, the kids were behaving, and Tully the Tabby allowed people to pet him, while Serious Cat Jerome pulled his Invisible Cat act again.

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When everyone had gone, I walked over to Snow to finally watch "The Avengers" in not-3D. (Can't stand 3D movies. Hard on my eyes, and my brain has to pick up the slack, so I end up with a headache and no memory of the story.) I liked it. The strategic intelligence of the characters was doubtful and the plot development full of stereotypes, Thor and Loki arguing seemed like a sad re-hash of the Doctor and the Master, but the alien tech was very pretty, the dialogues were very entertaining, and the actors were nice to look at.

Today, flederkatz called and told about her "phasing" cat. As in, sometimes she's there and sometimes not...

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