F 1 D 0 - 2004 10 16 at 0045 Blueberry Muffin. My day's activities are listed after this attempted recipe. Well, that's not really what I got tonight. It wasn't blueberry, and it wasn't muffin. But that's the recipe as listed in her book, and it came out well, so I'll try to provide the description and recipe as best I can for you. Firstly, it was apple. It had lots of them. She used Paula Red apples, six small ones. Also, it wasn't a muffin, but was baked in a new silicone baking thing. A round one, perhaps 3 inches high. The consistency was so wonderful. Like a souffle or something. We might call it a pudding if we lived in another culture. It was very soft and wonderful, and begged me to have three wedges of it. Forgive the strange units of measure. I don't weigh flour, but these are weighed measurements nonetheless. 6.25oz flour 2.25oz sugar 1 very rounded dessert spoon baking powder 2 eggs 2oz butter melted 6oz milk 1ts vanilla 1ts lemon rind 6oz fresh blueberries (take my word for it, use six apples instead) Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all dry ingredients. Mix all wet ingredients. Quickly combine wet and dry pour into baking thing (recipe calls for muffin tins, but we used round cake pan). Quickly put into oven for 20-25 mins. - - I was invited to swim and exercise with Tom and Tim. Cool, I rested in bed until the last possible moment, and then got ready to head out the door around 630pm. I got a call from Tom cancelling. Tim wasn't up to it, so I could go dancing. Wrong: for me to make it to this place out in the East End, I'd have to leave at 600pm to make it to the 730pm dance, so now I was in a quandary. Go there, and be late, or do something else. Cindy wanted some cheap tofu, so I decided to run those errands. There are at least two Korean parts of the city. I live in the northern one, but the market across the road from me was closed down when the Future Shop next door was also closed up. Oh well. So I went to the one which is near Bathurst and Bloor. The store I went to was directly next to Above All electronics, a store which always has nice cheap computers and friendly computer guys. They even remembered last time I dropped in, it was just to say hello because I was shopping for tofu there. See? They're great guys. If you need something cheap, check them out. Above All Electronics. In fact, they shouldn't have still been open, but they're polite about asking customers to go. At first I couldn't find the stuff I wanted at the Korean Supermarket. They don't speak *ANY* English there. But we made each other understood, and after I left the store, they chased me, and figured out what I wanted, and showed me the spot where almost all of it was sold out. Still, I only needed a few packages of firm tofu. I got 3/3.00 (instead of 3/1.99 of my favourite firm kind). Good. The walk from there to my Dominion is brief, and they didn't have pay cheques ready yesterday, so I went there next. When I got in, I saw a zoo. I've seen this before. Lines of 20 people at each register. Melissa begs me to come and work. I told her I would have even come in, as Friday is my normal night, but nobody calls me. Karen just made gutteral noises when asked whether she called me. So if I was to work, I'd need a shirt, as I was dressed in mufti, too informal even for this store. So I talked with the manager, Frank, and he was great. "Sure!" and he throws a "large" at me. I don't remember my shirts ever being this white. So it continued super busy during my entire stay at the store. At 1100pm, I told the customers they needed to find another line, as I was going home. They were sad, but not mad at me. It still took me until 1115pm to get out of there, and have my funds counted. So I arrived here at Tom and Cindy's for midnight. That's not late for them, or for me for that matter. I still (even now, writing this journal) have about a half an hour before I should rush to catch the last subway home from here. Tom is happiest when he can play his video games. He was entertaining himself with a StarWars one where you can choose exactly which role you want to play. The computer seems to give you a realistic death, but ressurects you quickly after you've acknowledged dying. And Cindy was running the Hot Pot Service. Shrimp, sliced Korean style beef, 3 kinds of mushrooms, and lots of other things get boiled in soup just long enough. How long is just long enough, you ask? You decide! You do it yourself. So my shrimp and meat were just lightly cooked. The vegetables and noodles got longer. Life is good.