I should stress that this is not the fault of the Illustrious 2011 committee, who worked hard on putting on a good convention. Indeed, it appears that the majority of people did thoroughly enjoy themselves. But I found myself mostly biding time in the bar until I could reasonably go home.
Month: April 2011
We have had an invasion of fruit flies round here this week – Wednesday morning I came into my kitchen to find them everywhere.
So I thought I would have a try at making a fatty. A fatty is a large sausage-like object, made from sausage or luncheon meat, and smoked. They can be as simple as a log of sausage covered in rub, or wrapped in bacon, or they can have all sorts of fillings.
Although I have used it quite a bit for smoking and slow cooking, I haven’t done a lot of straight grilling on it. So this weekend I experimented with all manner of burgers, sausages and chicken, until I got a feel for the temperature ranges and timings.
I had a full range of blood tests 2 weeks ago, and have a further set scheduled for the start of May. So we will see if that sheds any light on the matter.
I think Amazon should actually give this device away – it makes it so easy to buy another book.
I’ve been going through papers and stuff from my trip to Consonance and I came across this filk, which I had forgotten about. Early on at the convention, I mentioned that I was interested in barbecue, and after that, it became a popular topic of conversation.
The person I spoke to – who admitted to having no medical training – was not interested in listening to a (brief) history of my condition, but only wanted to know my immediate symptoms.
Time to hang out on eBay for a while, I think.
So the Twitter account hasn’t got anything of interest on it, other than “Test” messages, and remains protected. Once I get the Kindle link to Wordpress/LJ working, I may consider enabling traffic the other way – so that new blog posts get tweeted – but I don’t actually need another social network/time drain at the moment!
This is becoming more than tiresome, and a little worrying. The infection hasn’t spread at all, but over the last couple of days, the affected leg has been considerably swollen in the evening – elevating it helps, and after a night in bed, it completely goes down again.