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New things~

- Well, it's definite - I'm going to be taking several pastry classes with a Master French pastry chef at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. I dislike cooking - 90% of the food I make is microwaved. However, I love baking. I especially love French pastries. I've been obsessed (obsessed) with petit fours glacé since I was a child, for some reason. So I'm so excited to take these classes - I'm going to be taking Petit Fours and French Macaroons, and (hopefully) Marzipan, Moulding, and Truffles. I already got the okay from work to rearrange my schedule for these classes. ~EXCITED~

- On the subject of classes I'm going to take, I am definitely going to sign up for a four week glassblowing class. Glassblowing is oddly hard to find classes for. LUCKILY there is a studio right in Boston. They have other glass classes (lampwork, stained glass, fusing, casting, etc), but I'm only really interested in glassblowing, because that shit is awesome.

- I'm determined to develop more creative hobbies. And since I'm interested in everything ever, my hobbies are spread all around the spectrum.

- This week is OCD Awareness week! McLean Hospital is hosting an event which I may be attending. Depending on if I can get someone to go with me. I haven't had an episode in a very long time, but it's still difficult facing your demons alone. I'm proud to be part of the OCD/Anxiety Disorder community, as I believe what we're doing is going to save so many people. This is a great pamphlet put out by the IOCDF that puts OCD in easy to understand terms. As I often mention, OCD is whitewashed by the media. It's not a funny/quirky disease. It's not even remotely humorous. Believe me.

- New obsession; Fab. OMG I love this site. It's like Gilt, or Hautelook. It's a discount/sample sale site, except this one is for design. I went through a period several years ago where I researched design obsessively. I love beautiful things. Design matters to me. Even more so now that I can afford it. I've already bought several things from their site; a beautiful pair of earrings (how much do I love that the brand is science-based?!), and this lovely iphone case. The stuff they have is amazing. Like THIS CHAIR, which is fabulous and gorgeous (and $2400).

- Trying to decide where to go in Europe this November/December. London and Paris are definite. I'm thinking Stuttgart or Nuremberg (I totally can't spell that in English...), and either Copenhagen or Bern. Bern is easier (and it would be nice to see where my ancestors came from), but I have this thing with Denmark. I blame 12th grade AP English and Hamlet. I want to go somewhere I've never been before.

... I think that's it. I forget if there was anything else...

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I've recently been struck by an urge to do some redesigning of my bedroom. And because I have to clean/reorganized stuff anyways because [livejournal.com profile] sn0tcat is coming in a few weeks, I figured now's the time to do it!

As it stands, my room is green on green on pink. I'm tired of green. So. Tired. My taste has rapidly changed the last few years - it's gotten a lot more modern, with cleaner colors.

So this is what I'm thinking;
brainstorming... )

Other news - I'm in the middle of episode 1 of Mischievous Kiss. It's, uh, been a long time since I've seen ISWAK (like, 2 years), so I'm having trouble remember the concept... I know Xiang Qin's house collapsed in a earthquake... I wonder if something similar will happen. Does Korea even have (regular/dangerous/big) earthquakes? What happened in the original manga? Did I ever read that? I think I'm getting confused with Akuma de Souro which is another Japanese manga that got produced as a Taiwanese drama - I definitely read that manga.

So far, the main girl character seems a lot less stupid than Xiang Qin (but this IS just the beginning). I have to say, Joongie's cold indifferent act is good. Those are the types of roles he's good at. But then, we've never really seen him in anything else, have we. So he MIGHT be amazing at seriously dramatic roles, and we'd never know.

The guy who plays the Ah Jin character is cracking me up. Rockabilly hair? Really?

Anyway, so far so good. But I can't possibly imagine how they'll fit the whole story into 16 episodes when ISWAK was twice that. Then again, the Japanese version was only 9 episodes, so whatevs.

(I totally don't have an ISWAK tag! It WAS only my third drama, before I did this blog publically, but you'd think I'd have talked about it since then...)


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