Monday, November 10, 2008

Cornish Pasties

Tonight my roommate and I went to a restaurant for Cornish pasties. I've never had a pasty (pronounced pass-tee, my roommate taught me) before, so it was quite the treat. Basically, it's meet and vegetables baked inside a thin dough. My filling was like a stew; it included rutabaga. It might be the first time I've had rutabaga, only I forgot that was one of the ingredients, which means I didn't pay attention, which means I still don't know what is looks or tastes like. My roommate's filling was lamb and mint, which was kind of interesting and good. Anyways, it was pretty good. However, I hadn't eaten much throughout the day, and then we didn't eat until around 9:00 tonight, so I think my body wasn't exactly sure how to take something so heavy under those circumstances. Oh well. I'm glad we were able to do it.

If you can't tell, Nanowrimo has not been going so well. I just received a couple of pep talks, though - one from a nanowrimo person and one from a friend. Friend wrote this to me: "Keep going! You have to keep writing! You can't give up now!! You've never given up on anything in your life, and you're not going to start now!!!" Here's my question: Is this a quote from something, or did he write quote marks to indicate to me that I should picture him saying it to me? I feel like it might be a quote - at least the last two sentences. If any of you recognize it, I would appreciate knowing what it's from. I suppose I could always just ask him, but I guess I'm asking you anyway.

1 comment:

Lu said...

I say you should stick with it! I don't know anything about the alleged quote (which is a reference to that great book you gave us...in it there is an alleged most beautiful princess), but I do think you should stick with the challenge. Just remember QUANTITY! not QUALITY! That's easy. You were a history major, which like Enligsh, is full of QUANTITY writing (I can say that because I was an English major before I went into something even more focused on Quantity writing. With footnotes to boot.) And I'm totally jealous that you've had a pasty. I'm sending out muse vibes in your direction right now. Can you feel them?