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August 23rd, 2006


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11:11 am - Fiddling with LJ settings
Decided to do a little customization. Added a background image -- I had a nice Japanese maple leaf background I tried (to go with the "entwife" theme) but I wanted something a wee bit more sedate and darker, hence the current hunter green wallpaper. I might change it again, but I'm satisfied with it for now.

I also changed the text for comments, to make it less blah and more reflective of me. "Leave a comment" was just so dull . . .
Current Mood: restlessrestless
Current Music: "Renovation" by the Jay Collins Band

(13 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

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From:zon14
Date:August 23rd, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
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True. That's why I changed mine as well. It fits sooo much better.
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From:chiralove
Date:August 23rd, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Very cute! Pomegranates are wonderful ... why are they only available during part of the year? ... *sulks at nature in general and growing seasons and biology in particular*
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From:theentwife
Date:August 25th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately pomegranates are not a sufficiently popular fruit as yet to warrant being grown and shipped from countries such as Chile, unlike grapes and other fruits that are available almost year-round nowadays.

They are far more popular now than they used to be, however, and consequently easier to get. A dozen years ago they were hard to find, even in New York, and I had to go to a very expensive specialty grocer in Manhattan to buy the fruit. Getting juice was almost as bad -- I had to special order an entire case of bottles from the local health food store, otherwise I couldn't get it at all.

Now I can get the juice in half-gallon jugs year-round and the fruit in the fall at my local grocery store. Quite an improvement, to my mind . . .


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From:chiralove
Date:August 25th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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I s'pose that makes sense - I'd never thought about pomegranate popularity before, nor do I understand why everybody doesn't love them ... the great mysteries of existence ...

I guess I can't remember ever having one before I was (nominally) grown-up (defined by no longer living in my parents' house, not defined by maturity or lack thereof) ... so yeah, that makes sense.

mmm ... Pomegranate juice. I understand it must be hard to get pomegranate juice and I can't imagine how many tiny little seed thingies you'd have to crush ... but does it have to be so health-food expensive?

I haven't spent very much time in New York at all, but the last time I was there, some of my friends were absolutely traumatized by how hard it was to find Dr. Pepper. (Texans and their strange relationships with soft drinks - I'll never understand it.) It seems like it's got the whole big city thing going on, where you'd be able to find pomegranates there long before they were popular enough to find them in any small town ... but at the same time, you know? Dr. Pepper is a pretty common soda anywhere else. Perhaps things have changed ... I like it when things change ... some things, anyway. I need to start qualifying myself and being ... you know, precise. ... Like that will ever happen. :)
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From:theentwife
Date:August 26th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
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I made pomegranate juice from the fruit before I was able to buy it in bottles. I'd put the seeds in the blender, then give it a whirl and strain the resultant mess.

Very low juice-to-fruit ratio, that. Being able to buy it in bottles was a godsend, when I could find a store that carried it at all, even if I had to buy it by the case.

Pomegranates have only been popular in the past 5 years or so -- before that it was starting to be a bit more common, especially in the fall, but still hard to find. Now they're all over the place -- salad dressing, martinis, bath products. Quite a change from the days when grenadine was the only way to have pomegranate in one's diet.

As for Dr. Pepper, I can find it by me, but then again, I'm in a less urban part of the city. There are houses here and trees and gardens, not just apartment buildings. Your friends may simply have been in the wrong neighborhood to find it. It's not common here -- Coke and Pepsi rule the cola roost in New York -- but it's not non-existant either.


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From:chiralove
Date:August 26th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Heh. If I didn't know you were a chemist I'd start to suspect it... extracting pomegranate juice at home. *envisions you in a Snape-like lab complete with all Muggle comforts and blenders ... and of course proper ventilation and lighting*

Pomegranate martinis .... mmm, that sounds good. (three and a half days before I can have alcohol again, and you're already teasing me, are you? wickedness)

Yeah, I've never really understood what was so special about Dr. Pepper. Then again, I rarely drink soda unless I'm desperate for the caffeine. None of them really taste very good, do they? They're kind of high in sodium and they have a funky aftertaste that sticks on your teeth ... grossness.
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From:theentwife
Date:August 27th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
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envisions you in a Snape-like lab

Done tastefully in shades of dark green with silver decorative accents . . .

Pomegranate martinis .... mmm, that sounds good. (three and a half days before I can have alcohol again, and you're already teasing me, are you? wickedness)

Yes I am wicked -- and yes they are good.

~~ sips hers sloooooooooooooowly ~~

Yeah, I've never really understood what was so special about Dr. Pepper. Then again, I rarely drink soda unless I'm desperate for the caffeine. None of them really taste very good, do they? They're kind of high in sodium and they have a funky aftertaste that sticks on your teeth ... grossness.

That's the phosphoric acid at work. It's attacking the calcium in your tooth enamel.

I like the slight almond flavour with a hint of black cherry of Dr. Pepper -- I suspect others do too. My favorite cola is Diet Coke with Lime with Black Cherry Vanilla Diet Coke a close second.


Persephone
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From:chiralove
Date:August 27th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
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One of those moments when the world makes *sense*, I see. I had absolutely no idea what Dr. Pepper was supposed to taste like. It was on the list of "Coke, but not quite" flavors in my brain ... black cherry and almond, very clever.

Eh. Were I to ignore my "health food-oriented person who could not have *possibly* eaten cookies for breakfast" side, I would admit to liking Diet Coke. A friend of mine and I would have it for a special treat as we stopped in cafes when we were doing the tourist-thing in various European cities, so it has special memories ... as an occasional treat.

Gah, I wish there were labs out there that were
Done tastefully in shades of dark green with silver decorative accents . . .
... It would be a huge improvement on the real-life labs that are done in shades of mess with decorative accents of chaos.
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From:theentwife
Date:August 27th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Were I to ignore my "health food-oriented person who could not have *possibly* eaten cookies for breakfast" side, I would admit to liking Diet Coke.

~~ eats chocolate for breakfast ~~


Persephone
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From:chiralove
Date:August 27th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Chocolate for breakfast at this hour? ... hmm, well, I think we're in the same time zone but for some reason it says 8:01 pm. Perhaps I'm just confused, but then again, I still know that it isn't breakfast time ... unless, like me, you've gone out and bought freezer waffles and maple syrup. There's just something so wickedly delicious about frozen waffles ... probably all of the preservatives that you don't get in the fresh kind.
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From:theentwife
Date:August 27th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Chocolate for breakfast at this hour?

Umm . . . no.

I was referring to an earlier post in that link within my comment wherein I mentioned eating chocolate for breakfast -- something a "health food-oriented person" such as yourself would never do.


Persephone
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From:chiralove
Date:August 27th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
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*distracts you from my incoherency with shiny things and chocolate*

Honestly, pay no attention to me. I don't know why I'm trying to accomplish anything when my brain feels this fried. I've gone from not stating the importance of my model system to not explaining any of my results clearly ... and forgetting half the controls ... sheesh. It's dreadful, and I blame my friends who insisted on a half-hour discussion of phagosome maturation. Honestly, how is anyone expected to understand these tedious eukaryotic processes?
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From:theentwife
Date:August 27th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
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~~ is distracted ~~


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