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Stuff [Nov. 3rd, 2016|11:02 pm]
The day allowed me about three hours of open windows, though the moderate warmth outdoors never made its way into the house. I have hope that tomorrow will be a bit warmer, and I might get four hours of open windows, and perhaps another degree or two to store up against the chilly night. This chilly night is being warded off by the furnace, but not warded much. It's still indoor hoodie time, and when I go into the living room to watch television (very shortly) it will be under-the-blanket time.

Speaking of television, the British murder on PBS tonight was the continuation of the episode last week that I didn't see the end of, due to my having fallen asleep in the middle of it. I didn't know it was a two-parter, but tonight I got to see the murderer brought to justice. Very satisfying, even considering the half hour or so that I missed last week. There's nothing like seeing the true malevolence of a deceitfully-pleasant crumpet-eater exposed.

Speaking of crumpets, I've never had one, but I've had English muffins, which are sort of an American variation. In fact I have two English muffins in my kitchen right now, and when I wrote "crumpet" I had a sudden craving for those last two muffins. So what I'm going to do right now is post this entry and go stick those things in the toaster (something which, I gather, one would never do to a crumpet) and have them as a television snack. I decided to give dinner a miss tonight, having had a late lunch. Muffins and television. Perfect for a chilly autumn night.

[User Picture]From: chrishansenhome
2016-11-05 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear, you must toast crumpets. How would you get the butter to melt into all those lovely holes if the crumpet were cold?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-11-06 12:45 am (UTC)
The impression I got from the Idernet was that crumpets should be eaten fresh off the griddle, like pancakes, and thus require no reheating. Letting them grow cold would be a barbaric act, such as Americans might do.
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[User Picture]From: chrishansenhome
2016-11-06 05:14 pm (UTC)
Don't believe everything you read on teh Intarwebz. Most Brits (99.9% or more) get their crumpets at the local supermarket, and have to heat them up in a toaster to make them edible (nothing is ickier than a cold crumpet). They come in packets of 6.
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