An Apology

Dear readers (assuming I have any),

I’m very sorry to have been blogging incoherent bits and pieces for several months now. I felt that I had an obligation to blog regularly, and not being able to think of things to blog that were interesting to anybody, I posted random sentences that didn’t even interest me.

I have decided to test once and for all whether I can get into blogging. Therefore, I’m going to start again, at I’m only going to post when I have something to say that I’m interested in, which I hope will be more interesting for any readers than what I have been doing until now.

So, as of now, this blog will probably never be updated again.

P.S. All posts that I think are alright will be transplanted to my new blog, so that I don’t have a completely blank blog.


The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I really hadn’t expected this.

I mean, the ads said it was an adult book, so I expected some swearing and some sex. This book had heroin addicts, prostitution, rape, sex, cutting, suicide, married couples hating each other, and much, much more.<br /><br />I agree with other reviewers that J.K. Rowling wanted to prove that she could write an adult book, and so went overboard on all the adult elements. But I found that none of the characters were likable (except for maybe Sukhvinder), and I only finished the book because I wanted to see it through. (I have this thing about books where I feel like I have to read the whole thing once I start a book, even if that means just skimming through it.) I thought that maybe Howard and Shirley Mollison were the only happy(ish) couple until I got to the end, when I realized there are none.

About how all the fathers in this book are terrible or unlikable people–I’m guessing J.K. Rowling took inspiration from her own life.

I wanted to like this book, but I ended up giving the book a grudging two stars because of the characters. Even if I didn’t like them much, their lives and motives were explored well and I felt that deserved at least 1 1/2 stars.

Read other reviews at:

Wow that was tiring. I just figured out how to do this.

Blancmange Recipe

I visited the link below for a blancmange recipe, which I immediately tried out. I mean, who doesn’t love Victorian Era desserts? My comments and how the recipe went can also be seen at that link.

No, actually, I’ll make it easy for you. My comment is posted below.

I tried this recipe, but I used 1 cup milk, a pinch of salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch (a lot, I know, but I tried it with 1 1/2 teaspoons and it didn’t thicken), a little orange and lemon extract, and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. It came out nice, thick, a little sugary, bland–but it was blancmange! I’m not really the best cook, and so my family was pleasantly surprised. However, only one of my daughters liked it as much as I did. Great simple blancmange recipe!

So, Anyway…

Image Honestly, I’ve actually completely forgotten about this blog for the last 10 days. Not particularly flattering, I know, but since I think probably only about seven people (including me) have ever read this blog AT ALL, I trust I’m not offending anyone. It’s just that I’ve been having fun on vacation at Burney Falls (pictured above and below) and other rural places in California. I will most likely not blog again for at least a couple of weeks, so, anyway, enjoy the pictures!

P.S. Enjoy the Olympics!Image