July 23rd, 2002



I tried oysters last night for the first time. I've had oyster crackers many times, but never actual oysters. I ate two Oysters Rockafeller. They were quite yummy, actually. I was a bit nervous about trying them, but the waiter made them sound really good so I decided to give it a shot. I do like to be adventurous in my eating, and I make every effort to give anything a try once (so long as other people like it I mean).

I'm told Rockafeller is the way to go, especially if you don't really like oysters, because the spinach and cheese and sauce mostly cover up the taste of the actual oyster. I would have to agree. The only adjective I can come up with for the oyster itself is "squishey". I'm not sure what it tasted like. But I put everything I found inside the shells onto a piece of homemade bread, ate it, and found it quite tasty!

Definitely a worthwhile experience. I'm not certain if I'm bold enough to try them raw though - think I'll just stick with Rockafeller.


There was no new Sluggy comic strip today. I am an addict; I admit it. I almost always check Sluggy when the new one is posted, just after midnight, before I go to sleep. It's a nice evening ritual.

Last night, C was over. I told him how much I was looking forward to the new comic, because the plot is really interesting right now. Plus, the comic is a couple of days late, which means that the extra-large full-color "Sunday" comic was scheduled for today. He teased me, saying he didn't think it would be coming out today.

Just after midnight, I was brushing my teeth while C was re-loading the Sluggy page. "I was right: there's no new Sluggy today," he called to me. I thought for sure he was just messing with me. I gave a mock-horrified cry, and came rushing into the den to see for myself.

In a snowballing series of events, I somehow misjudged my path, perhaps because I'd just taken out my contact lenses. I managed to bang my wrist on the doorjam as I came running in. I hit it hard enough that it popped my watchband open, and the watch went flying across the room and underneath C's feet. I immediately bent down to retrieve it, forgetting that my knee is still sore and it hurts it (a lot!) to squat all the way down and put my full weight on it. I yelped in pain, then collapsed in a crumpled heap underneath the desk, whimpering and laughing.

A broken watch, a sore wrist, an even-more-sore knee, and not even a new Sluggy comic to ease my suffering! Quite the evening. At least C was able to fix my watch.

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Why do some people have x's around their username? Like xrenniekinsx. Does it have some kind of meaning, other than (my initial guess) the fact that somebody else has the name they'd like to use? Is this some kind of LJ culture I've missed?