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23 January 2008 @ 08:50 pm
I have been fairly absent the last few days...  
my apologies for being a bad lj friend

The semester is about to start, and I'm back on the ADD meds. I had forgotten how yucky they make me feel. My head feels like it's about to explode and I haven't really eaten or slept much the last few days. Danm Ritalin. I skipped the pills today though, because I need to sleep.

My shipment from Tropical Foods arrived today and I can't say that I'm entirely happy. The mangoes are delicious - very sweet and the pineapple and papaya look and smell good too, but what am I supposed to do with 3 lbs of guavas? I'm not even sure how they are eaten! Same goes for the pomello. Juice it, maybe? And, what really ticked me off that instead of the avacodos I ordered, they simple sent me more mixed fruit. Without asking me about it. So far, Orkos seems like the better choice of the two. Better selection, better customer service, and lower shipping costs.

I also found a nice gadget that solves a computer problem of mine. Leland IV's predecessor died a mysterious and sudden death that didn't allow me to safe any data on it. Now I found a device that lets you connect a laptop hd to an usb port. I only hope that the old hd is still intact. There are quite a lot of writings and bookmarks that I would like to transfer.
Current Mood: draineddrained
wraithfodderwraithfodder on January 23rd, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Have no idea waht to do with guavas, but hey, google guava recipes! ;) I have no idea what a pomello is, but I'm sure I've seen it. :)
Illman: lemon biteillman on January 24th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, that is probably a good idea!

Pomellos are very large citrus fruits :-)
(Anonymous) on January 24th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Hi Illman,

Had to comment on the pomellos. We have a pomello tree here in California, and this year we had a bumper crop (17). They are delicious and much better than grapefruit. Don't juice them! It would be a waste. Just carefully peel off the thick outer peel, then section by section remove the membrane, which will reveal the juicy fruit. It takes time, but it's really worth it. A large pomello will last you several days. We like the sections for breakfast, and they're delicious in salads with a simple vinaigrette dressing.

Diane (your beta)
nichbrinichbri on January 24th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
You can eat guavas like peaches, or you can cut them open, remove the seeds and eat just the fruit - personally I find that there are too many seeds in them, so I spoon them out.
Illmanillman on January 24th, 2008 10:26 am (UTC)
Thanks! That's one problem solved :-) Love your icon, btw!