No more Jetsons references, I promise.
So, I am trying to get the swing of Dreamwidth now. Happily, I staked out my username a long time ago; however, I have literally never originated a post here. If I have figured the aforementioned "crazy thing" out, this should post not only at DW but also at LJ (which I intend to keep active for at least the next 11 months, i.e., the amount of time still remaining on my paid account.) Did that happen?
Also! I have added only a scant few folks to my DW reading list. I know there are more of you I should be following (and this may be importing -- the flood is taking a long time, of course.) If we talk regularly and you are on DW, I would love if if you would let me know/invite me/etc.
ETA: OK, the link to "comment on Dreamwidth" didn't appear on LJ. What do I do in settings to fix that?
In other news, I am having a Christmas Eve party. The original idea was that it would be about six of us, and we would have no ambitions higher than, say, playing Clue while drunk. I still have high hopes for Clue in a state of inebriation ... but the confirmed guest list is now at 19 people, and there could easily be as many more over again. This means I am SCRAMBLING for appetizers.
(Note to self: I do not yet have a "First World Problems" tag. Remedy this?)
So far on the menu:
hot crab dip** with crackers
white chocolate and cranberry cookies
strawberries with cream cheese***, sour cream and brown sugar as dips
roasted spiced nuts
chocolate candies in little bowls
some alcoholic punch my friend Steve is making, contents TBA
soda for the kids
Does this sound like a good mix to you guys? Is there anything else you'd particularly recommend?
And remind me to tell you guys about chihuahua delivery!
* The recipe I have is actually for a cake. I know that usually cake recipes will work for cupcakes, but those of you who bake more often -- are there any pitfalls to look out for there?
** I remain a vegetarian for the most part, but I will occasionally cook seafood for guests because, weirdly, not everyone gets psyched about lentil soup. The ham was a Christmas gift from my father, who can't seem to remember the vegetarian thing.
*** No, I still don't like cheese, but others do, and I have a feeling they will polish this off fast enough.