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Rax ([personal profile] pyrrhocorax) wrote2014-11-13 04:36 pm

review of september/october

* the problem with reviewing months after they have ended is that by that point any events have faded in memory and it seems pointless to dredge them up again, therefore I do not make the review posts at all. in future I will write the post over a month as the events occur and only publish them at the month's end.

* I have those horizontal scores in my nails from this summer that signify a period of extreme disruption of health. I fell oddly proud of them, like they are medals of war.

* what is pumpkin spice??? why are americans obsessed with it??? these are the questions we ask ourselves in the autumn. pumpkins are not spicy, they are boring wet squashes. why would you put pumpkin in a latte???

* that's literally all I can remember
rax: (interrupting rax)

[personal profile] rax 2014-11-13 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
What is called "pumpkin spice" is usually actually just mulling spices or the spices you would put in a pumpkin pie --- cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, probably something else, maybe a hint of pumpkin flavor. It's okay in a couple of things but I don't get the obsession either. Pumpkin itself I think has some interesting flavor that goes well in a few things (pumpkin curry!!) but... yeah it's a squash.

Also: Congratulations on your medals of war, fellow Rax. :D
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[personal profile] willowistari 2014-11-13 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I was never a fan of pumpkin spice but I sure do love seasonal Peppermint Everything