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Unrelated Things [Dec. 17th, 2004|08:59 pm]
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Oh my god, it's raining!! It never rains here. About six hours ago, Don was setting up the weather.com feature on his modded Xbox, and we saw that the next few days were supposed to be 74 and sunny.

Actually, it rained a month ago, and a lot of stuff got fubared. The glass ceiling of Dubai airport shattered, flooding the entire level and halting the baggage system. I wondered then if the rain had been forecast; I'd bet it wasn't.

Don is making wine, and we just had a taste of it at the 1-week stage. It's... good! Like a cross between red wine and sparkling grape juice.

home brew

Oh, here, I'll model it for you:

me and don's wine

He's trying white wine, as well. It tastes just like white wine! It doesn't look like white wine, though. Don is now researching ways to clear it, using clay tablets or milk or marshmallow root or burnt allum. Dad?

this is also wine

In other news, the other day I had Morgan Freeman on my flight! I was just a few inches away from him, but I didn't talk to him because he had headphones on. He looked very cute and paternal with his white hair and whiskers.

I'm reading Henry Miller's Black Spring and it's kicking my a$#. Every word makes me want to read it aloud to someone. Wanna come over and hear me read aloud?

I should clarify that I'm reading Miller when I'm not reading and writing all that TMBG fan fiction. Um... I don't think Don approves of the fan fiction. That's okay, though, because he has a new toy to distract him (from the fact that I'm reading and writing all that TMBG fan fiction).

Oh! The rain stopped!

[User Picture]From: flutterby3
2004-12-17 07:50 pm (UTC)
How so very cool. I want to make my own wine! How hard is it?

On an unrelated note...I found you through a LJ community(found objects) some time ago and enjoy your posts, but know nothing about you. How did you end up in Dubai? Also is Don a boyfriend, husband, roommate?

Just being nosy.

In turn...feel free to ask me anything as well!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-12-18 12:44 am (UTC)

Hi, flutter!

Hi! I guess we've never talked, have we? I always read you, though.

I'll get some links from Don and paste them in your journal somewhere. Winemaking looks pretty easy to me, but he's in charge.

We ended up in Dubai when I spontaneously decided to become a flight attendant. Emirates Airline seemed like my only option because of the current industry and my (lack of) qualifications, but it turned out to be a really good company to work for, and we like Dubai.

Don is my long-time boyfriend and roommate, but about to be husband!! (Oh - this might be news to several people reading this. I don't think I've made an LJ announcement!)
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[User Picture]From: flutterby3
2004-12-18 04:18 am (UTC)

Re: Hi, flutter!

Wow first off Congratulations! Your job sounds cool. It seems like an adventure. I still live in the same city I was born...well actually my husband and I BOTH live where we were born. Quite the un-traveled if you put aside TC's 2 years in the Navy. Eh, eventually we'll make enough to be able to go to the places we want! Until then I'll read your journal. :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-12-18 07:57 am (UTC)

Re: Hi, flutter!

Thanks for the good wishes =)
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From: april_bug
2004-12-17 08:33 pm (UTC)
i am so very, very envious.
morgan freeman is sehr awesome.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-12-18 12:46 am (UTC)
I know!! I so wanted to tell him so - but I probably wouldn't have been the first. I loved him in Bruce Almighty and I couldn't imagine anybody else playing the part. (And that goes for most of the parts he plays.)
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2004-12-18 06:56 am (UTC)
oh la la! man i'm in such a vino mood tonight too! =]
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-12-18 07:58 am (UTC)
Heh, I woke up in that mood this morning. ;-)

What is your icon? It's pretty!
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2004-12-18 08:21 am (UTC)
it's an extended exposure shot of a skyline unknown to me. =]

danke...hardly my work, but i do love to take extended expo shots all the time. =]
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-12-18 08:25 am (UTC)
I'm a big fan of those, too.
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2004-12-18 08:29 am (UTC)
great minds indeed my dear!
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[User Picture]From: room1102
2004-12-18 10:48 am (UTC)
Wanna come over and hear me read aloud?

Why yes, yes I would!

You have any idea how much it would cost to go from Here to There? Seriously, I'd like to go sometime.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-12-18 11:26 am (UTC)
I think it would cost around $1000 on my airline (partner with JAL) but I bet you could find a cheaper price on another airline. Hmm, ask a travel agent! It would rule hardcore if you came out here - it's tooootally different from Kansai. Not as cool, but if you were here it would be 812,354,623% cooler.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2004-12-18 06:08 pm (UTC)


Hrm, your wine and your hair seem to be matching in that photo. :)

I made some apple wine a while back, but then I didn't really have the oomph to finish the project, and actually got a little scared, so I didn't try it. It smelled good, and had to be strong. I wanted to distil it into brandy, but I ended up dumping 2 litres of it and the little yeastie-poops.
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