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I made the most awesome fish dish last night. Tilapia filets with a largely improvised sauce that includes maple syrup, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic, rice vinegar, olive oil, and other stuff. I wrapped up the tilapia in foil with the sauce, baked it for twenty minutes, and served it over coconut rice. Holy crap, was it yummy. Pretty easy to make, too. (I got the basic recipe off the internet and then improvised a bit with the flavors. I made it once before much more faithfully, and it was too sweet... the rice vinegar helped immensely.) Of course, I'll never be able to make it exactly the same way again, since I kind of winged it, but oh well.


Another day off, another visit to the DMV. It took longer this time, ironically because I went just as they opened, so there was a vast long line. It really is an interesting cross-section of people you see at the DMV -- from all walks of life (except the truly rich, I suppose). The guy behind me was concerned about going to jail. The woman in front of me was complaining about her yuppie boyfriend. Etc. Anyway, the new car registration is taken care of, taxes are paid, and the car is ours now, free and clear. After the excitement of the DMV I drove over to the mechanic to get a few repairs taken care of -- new brake pads, new serpentine belt, an oil change, etc. Then I caught the bus home. Repairs should be done in a few hours, and then I can finally stop thinking about cars for a little while. It'll be a refreshing change.


I should revise Dead Reign while I'm home. Instead, a meme! Snatched from Elizabeth Bear. You set your playlist on randomize, list a lyric from the first 25 songs that come up (without cheating) and invite people to guess the song. GOOGLING IS CHEATING.

Here they are. (I skipped the instrumentals and audiobooks and stand-up comedy routines.)

  1. Gaze into these eyes of blue. You do love me, I decree it.

  2. I'm sorry, I lost myself. I think I thought you were someone else.

  3. So open up those curtains and drink up the daylight.

  4. I'm not the only one. I'm not the only one. I'm not the only one.

  5. He's got sugar on his tongue. She's got sugar on her mind.

  6. What's that sitting there on the page of my book? It hides behind the words when I try to take a closer look.

  7. We're faithful, we all believe, we all believe it.

  8. And now, my brothers and sisters, the inversion begins.

  9. Don't let it turn you into the thing you hate the most.

  10. You can put it behind you, but it's still beyond me.

  11. Your cock could support your whole weight? Well, not at first. But over time.

  12. I'm walking out in a force ten gale.

  13. She buys a ticket 'cause it's cold where she comes from.

  14. Somebody's cold one is giving me chills.

  15. Walked into a tree, don't you look at me.

  16. I don't wanna tape you down, or shack you up with me, or put you where the flowers go.

  17. What's the point of climbing if swinging gets you by?

  18. No one wants to pay to see your happiness. No one wants to pay to see your day-to-day.

  19. There was a girl back in my town. I shouldn't bring up what I can't put down.

  20. This is no reflection on you, it's just what I see inside of me.

  21. Had to stop at a red light. Looking in the mirror, not a jacker in sight. And everything is all right.

  22. No one here is getting out alive. This time I've really lost my mind, and I don't care.

  23. They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives, and taking all their whiskey by the pint.

  24. We were once so close to heaven, Peter came out and gave us medals declaring us the nicest of the damned.

  25. This world's an ungodly place, strangled by vines, unchaste. So with my shining blade of steel I would cut a path wide.

Any guesses?

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