Leaves and Smelt

First, for those that didn’t catch it, I posted two new 2009 calendars, a monthly art calendar of paintings, and a book-style weekly calendar of body modification stuff. They’re in the entry before this one.

Another good day today (with the exception of temporary hiccups, all my days are good)… I got busted up a bit at the gym (after running for ten minutes, my heart rate was nearly 170 — definitely felt delirious and nauseous — so I am looking forward to getting my basic fitness foundation rebuilt over the next weeks). Last time I spent a while at the gym I dropped down to a hundred and sixty pounds, which is my “trim and fit weight”. My goal this time around is to try and keep my weight up as high as I can. Oh, and if you’re wondering the handweb piercing did not cause a problem for squats, presses, rows, gremlins (I think that’s what Daniel called it — a miserable push-up/row/squat/press combo), or anything else…

We went to the park after school to play, and had the excellent of luck of not only running to a schoolmate and neighbor, but also some gigantic piles of leaves. Seriously huge.

For supper Nefarious helped me cook smelt (tiny little fish). Absolutely delicious — we poached them in a soy/lemon/butter sauce and the flesh just peeled off the spines and melted in our mouths. Soooooo good, and enough food to feed four (we stuffed ourselves) for $2.60. Smelt is a very inexpensive fish! I remember them from fundraising fish fries when I was a kid, and like them just as much as an adult.


  1. Caitlin wrote:

    So it turned out to not be the saddest day? That’s good news!

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:15 pm | Permalink
  2. Shannon wrote:

    Saddest day for me because I dropped my giant sprout salad on the kitchen floor :(

    Saddest day for Caitlin because the apartment smelt of our cooking when she got home from work…

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  3. timm95 wrote:

    your food pix make me long for a time when i will have my own stove/oven to cook tastey things on :)

    oh and tonight, like around 6pm roughly. i looked up and saw the moded guy that works on nasa on the history channel on some program talking about energy and the orbs though i didnt catch much of it.

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:58 pm | Permalink
  4. JonnyButts wrote:

    My wife hates the smell of smelt too but they are just too damn good for me to stop cooking them. Have you ever gone fishing for them? They get a small run in Wellington still. I managed to get a few hundred this past spring. mmm smelt.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 4:12 am | Permalink
  5. Thomas wrote:

    I love smelt! I go dipping for them every spring. I however just eat the spines too. After cooking them you can barley notice them.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 5:01 am | Permalink

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  1. Shannon Larratt is Zentastic › He who smelt it on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    […] cooked up some smelt for supper today (which is always a delight), battered lightly with olive oil and flour, and served alongside rice, broccoli, onions, and […]

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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