mardi, mars 13, 2007

Rest, Risotto, and Paper Abstracts

Well, I took another day off work, slept in, tried to catch the tail-end of the market on place des fêtes, and then headed off to the grocery store next door to buy anything else that I needed. I got this thing called a roti de saumon et julienne, which looked like an oven-ready roll of salmon and ling cod. My great idea was that I was going to lay down several layers of vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, cauliflower, zucchini), a bit of rice, and then the roll on top, and them steam the whole vertical structure. I didn't realize two things:

  1. the roll was actually a cylinder of what looked like reconstituted fish flesh held together by some binding coagulant wrapped in salmon and cod
  2. the rice takes much longer to steam than anything else, which meant that the zucchini and cauliflower were practically mush by the time the rice was edible

I still ended up with a relatively healthy dinner, but it was a lot less exciting as a result. And that fish roll was pretty lame.

Anyway, I spent the rest of the night taking care of some final laundry tasks (I had been procrastinating for a LONG time) and finally firing off a bunch of emails that I've been needing to take care of. I also fooled around on Ableton Live for a while, discovering that you can do a lot of very fun things with a chain of effects and a couple of send channels. I'm going to post my results soon, hopefully.

[I only now realized that I mentioned "paper abstracts" in my title today, but in fact the abstract appears in tomorrow's entry. Sorry!]

[I also just realized that I didn't make risotto today, despite the title. What have I been smoking?!]

2 commentaires:

sushipjs a dit…

It's interesting how important fooding is for musicking. I spent a good portion of my day today attempting perfect feijão, and it isn't even a complicated dish...

LMGM a dit…

Yeah, proper feeding is paramount for any sort of fieldwork, methinks. Also, I have to admit that cooking is a powerful procrastination tool for me. When I have work that needs to be done but I don't want to do, I'm suddenly cooking myself 3-course meals. I get to feel productive in an hour or two, which is important when a lot of the work you do spans years.