April 17th, 2004


Salmon à la ooh-that's-easy

We had salmon, sweet potato and peas.

You will need:
- A couple of bits of salmon fillet.
- A sweet potato, about the size of one and a half clenched fists.
- A tin of peas.

Put the kettle on.
Peel the sweet potato and cut it up into pieces about the size of the last joint of your thumb.
Wait for the kettle to boil.
Put some of the water from the kettle into a saucepan with the sweet potato, and put it on the heat.
Put the salmon fillets into a dish, and pour the remainder of the boiling water over them to cover.
Shake the dish gently to ensure that they aren't sticking to the bottom or sides of the dish, or to each other.
Cover the dish and put it to one side and forget about it.
Get the peas out of the tin, and warm them up in a small saucepan or a microwave.
When the sweet potato is cooked (it falls off a knife when you stab it) then lift the fish out of the hot water.
Put all the stuff onto plates and eat it.
Bask in the admiration of your girlfriend and patiently explain that you haven't done anything difficult.

The Cream Cheese Question.

Okay, here's another chance for you all to sit back, chuckle, and say "Isn't he odd".

Or, alternatively, to provide nice warm affirming comments along the lines of "I do that too".

This morning, for breakfast, I had a toasted bagel with some cream cheese. A little later, after scarlatti had toasted another bagel, she opened the little plastic tub of cream cheese. By this time I was sat at the laptop downloading emails, but the little astonished yelp from the kitchen was still clearly audible.

She thinks it's very strange that I'd left the top surface of the cream cheese remaining in the tub perfectly level, perfectly flat. After she'd been at the product, it wasn't level and flat at all.

Am I odd? Do other people do this?

A voice at my left is saying "poll time" ...

Ooooh, fiction!

I wrote the Erotic Magic Club stories in 2000 and the first three-quarters of 2001. For a while they were available for download on Shecky's Illusion Archive, but since that site died, they haven't been all online in one site.

Until now.

They're on the "Packaged Stories" page at Gromet's Plaza.

Something for the magician/assistant fetish community, and possibly not to everyone's tastes.