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Not yet in my pocketses [Jul. 14th, 2010|10:25 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I don't mean to go all Bert Blyleven on you*, but it's 12 days to my birthday.

I really like birthdays. This year I am very tired, and birthdays perk me right up.

I don't think that anybody should buy me a present who wouldn't otherwise buy me a present. I dislike trolling for presents. However. If you are a person who was already trying to think what to get me, a caffeine-free tisane with ginger and no anise in it is very welcome indeed. Staff of life, ginger. Staff. Of. Life. I went through one box of the spice tisane I'm using most in the two weeks since alecaustin went home: I distinctly remember opening it the morning he left, and now it is gone. And I've been drinking other tisanes sometimes still.

There are rumors about other things that are the staff of life, and this is my 2^5 birthday, but "to the fifth" should not be a theme, because I am not at all a good drinker, and a fifth of anything would last me to my 3^5 birthday.

Mostly you should get me a chatty e-mail for my birthday, really. Or string, or nothing.

Not actually string, unless you've done something good with it, but if I'd left the string out, it wouldn't have been a Tolkien reference. So there you have that part.

You can get me a Tolkien reference for my birthday if you like. Those are nice, and they often fit.

*/obligatory laurel reference
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[User Picture]From: asciikitty
2010-07-15 04:11 am (UTC)
you're going to be this many! ::holds up both hands, left one with all fingers and thumb up, right one with just thumb up::
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm going to be 100000!

But I don't look a day over 11010?
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[User Picture]From: gauroth
2010-07-15 04:39 am (UTC)
Mmm... Twinings Lemon and Ginger tea is exceedingly yummy! Definitely one of the staves of life.

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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2010-07-15 05:17 am (UTC)
I believe we have already discussed what I am likely to get you for your birthday, which is to say that I'm sure it will come as a *total surprise* (after I cunningly and selectively erase your memories of those discussions, anyway).

Hem.

Also: good grief, that is rather a lot of ginger tisane to drink in 2 weeks. Would you want more of that particular brand, or have you got pallets of it hidden away out back somewhere?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 10:37 am (UTC)
I've already sent markgritter to Byerly's after more, so that particular brand is well covered whenever I want more even without having the guy pull the truck around back.

I'm having a cup of it every morning and then otherwise as needed. So.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 10:39 am (UTC)
Also, surprises are nice, but knowing I'm going to like what I'm going to get and have reliable stuff to watch while working out is also a thing of great value, so if the rest of your schedule makes getting to the memory eraser hard, don't worry about it.
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[User Picture]From: timprov
2010-07-15 10:50 am (UTC)
Besides, we've already got one.
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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2010-07-15 02:16 pm (UTC)
Very apropos icon. Well done!
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[User Picture]From: redbird
2010-07-15 11:47 am (UTC)
How are you about other ginger(y) things?

(Contemplates sending five chatty emails.)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 01:47 pm (UTC)
I am consuming other gingery things in bulk. The ones that come in a tin with a Chinese dragon on the front are not so good, being hard candy that managed to preserve the stringiness of ginger without any of the soft chewiness of nice candied ginger, but they do the trick for times like concerts when I can't make myself tea. Also I eat ginger chews, candied ginger, and chocolate with ginger in. Also my own gingerbread, ginger cookies, and Anna's ginger thins (I am a mite particular about ginger cookies). Also many kinds of Chinese food.

I am not the person in the house who is a fiend for ginger otherwise but I am currently relying upon it medicinally rather heavily.
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[User Picture]From: mamapduck
2010-07-15 02:06 pm (UTC)
I had string I had done wonderful things with but it was deemed "uncleanable" so I didn't retrieve any of it. I will have to restock my weaving stash. Then when people say "String or nothing" I can say, "Hah! String!" and produce spiffy odds and ends.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 02:54 pm (UTC)
I am like that with "cake or death."
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 03:47 pm (UTC)
That is awesome of the said grandmother.
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[User Picture]From: mightyjesse
2010-07-15 03:22 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what I want to make you on the ginger theme, but am unsure as to whether or not Pennsic prep and Bebe will allow it. I shall do my bestest, because new forms of Ginger Therapy are always lovely.

What are your feelings on mint? (the leafy kind, not the gum/candy kind)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 03:47 pm (UTC)
Am a fan.
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[User Picture]From: carbonel
2010-07-15 05:54 pm (UTC)
Would you like a birthday party for your birthday? At my house, I mean?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-15 06:21 pm (UTC)
That's very sweet of you, and I appreciate the offer more than I can say, but I am having one at my house. It just contains a much smaller proportion of the local people I like than in healthier years, so I can manage to handle it. Some of "handling it" is stuff that people could help me with, like baking, but some of being the guest of honor for a large party really isn't stuff anyone else can do for me, so I decided to make it small this year.
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[User Picture]From: carbonel
2010-07-17 03:44 am (UTC)
Understood. I hope it's a lovely one.
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