1) Apparently I was looking for a recipe for baked beans.
If I remember correctly, I cobbled together some nice beans using bits out of the three recipes I went so far as to drop into a draft post. This was, I should add, before Ms. Deen had her comeuppance.
2) Caitlin Moran is the bomb. Read her book: How to Be a Woman. And then buy a copy for everyone you know. It's a little too racy for my nine year old, but she'll totally need to read it when she's sixteen or so. If you don't want to commit to reading a whole book, read this HuffPo interview with her. It ends with this:
HPW: What impact do you hope "How to Be a Woman" will have?
CM: My ultimate aim would be that people will read it and go, “I agree with some of those things, but it made me think of this, and I disagree with it here. I want to write a book called No, How to Really Be a Woman or This Is Actually How to Be a Woman or A New Kind of Woman," and there would be a million more books like this. It’s a template that I want people to go off and copy. Tell me your story, go out and blog about this, because you need every single woman saying what it’s like for them to be a woman. We need every single woman saying, "This is how it is for me."
I don't know where I was going with the bits that got stuck in that draft post, but I did want to shout from the rooftops about how much I liked her book. Oh, and if you follow her on Twitter? She has a thing for Bruce Springsteen.
3. Masham: p 107. Also, magpies, earlier.
Yeah. I don't know what I was thinking either. Well, it was something about Mistress Masham's Repose, a most excellent book. And apparently he mentions magpies in there somewhere before page 107. But what happens on page 107? I have no idea and the book is in a box somewhere until the house is done and the girl's books get unpacked.
This is how it is for me.