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end of may knife [mai. 27e, 2007|07:55 pm]
Liene From the Internet
please someone tell me why I didn't do this a hell of a long time ago


why, seriously

it's like the whole world of food just reopened to me. Oh my god; I could sing.

happy early birthday to myself; hot diggity.

(I hate hate hate hate hate the knives here. They are tiny and insufficient and above all, dull as all get out. Cutting cauliflower or broccoli or carrots should not be so hard. I'm frequently on edge here anyway; why do I make it harder on myself at least five times a week just because this family does not own a single decent knife despite being French? And so today I went to get food, but things were closed, so I went to seek out the IKEA that I know is somewhere around here, and oh hot jesus if I knew that 10€ would have made me so happy...)

(yeah, I do still exist)

edit, two days later: 15. 15€. Thanks, receipt. 1) whatever; if I knew it were (was? crud!) fifteen instead of ten I may well have gotten the crappy one instead, and 2) dude either it was unclearly or incorrectly marked. Those Swedish bastards. Whose knife, however, is bringing me untold pleasures (point of fact: it's in a town called Plaisir, making the name of the store IKEA PLAISIR).

[User Picture]From: ramaxela
2007-05-27 06:00 pm (UTC)
well, I'm glad to know you still exist.

When are you coming back to this continent?
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[User Picture]From: halomouse
2007-05-29 09:40 pm (UTC)
September? October? November? If Agnes Nutter had a prophecy about me, it'd probably be the only thing to know. Because I for one have no idea yet. It depends on a number of things.
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[User Picture]From: halomouse
2007-05-29 09:40 pm (UTC)

Either way, sounds EXCITING.
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[User Picture]From: moi_downunder
2007-05-28 12:17 am (UTC)
hey!! i did get your message last week-end, i have no phone credit and then it slipped my mind. but i'm going to be free a lot in June - well, except for next weekend - if you finally wanna meet up! lol

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[User Picture]From: halomouse
2007-05-29 09:42 pm (UTC)
No one ever has any phone credit! Pas grave. I am also quite possibly unfree next weekend, so that's perfect. Perhaps the second weekend in June, or a later one? Or heck, even during the week. As for timing, better late than never!
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[User Picture]From: shadowflyer
2007-05-28 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yay for existence, and good knives also yay!

Most of my kitchen knives are flimsy crap serrated things - even Henckels can't make a decent serrated work knife - so separate from any set I up and got myself a full-tang forged rather than stamped no nonsense chef's knife. It is full of win, and its win slides right through anything I need it to the way a knife's win should.
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[User Picture]From: halomouse
2007-05-29 09:47 pm (UTC)
I was shocked that the mum here didn't know (heck, I imagine the dad doesn't know either, though he's the Primary Foodmaker on Weekends And Other The-Au-Pair-Is-Off times) that, given the choice between a crappy Normal Knife and a crappy serrated knife, the latter will nearly ALWAYS win when one is confronted with the task of tomato-slicing. (My newest cookbook said nearly the same about citrus, which I Did Not Know.) But as far as I know that's all crappy serrateds are good for.

Tanging is *also* an ancient but dubious method for bringing down a bee swarm.

It would be rad if my knife said "molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel, high win."
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[User Picture]From: kne
2007-05-28 10:42 pm (UTC)
Hey. Happy Birthday today.

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[User Picture]From: halomouse
2007-05-29 09:43 pm (UTC)
May '84 was a good month in which to be born; what can I say?


I have a new appreciation for internet hugs since coming to a country where no one except foreigners gives the real thing to me.
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