I worked on an editing job. I have another one due tonight, but I've been over that one twice, pretty thoroughly both times. I'd feel good about turning it in now, but I want to read over it one more time.
RM (Racheline Maltese) of Letters from Titan wrote a post about how passing for straight and white is taking a huge toll on Blaine. The other characters know he's gay, so I don't look at it that much as him passing, as he's out. I said I am assumed to be straight, and there were some times I'd rather not have people make that assumption. Passing as straight takes something of a toll, but my guess is that not passing would be a lot more dangerous. I recommended The Velvet Rage as an explanation of what's going on with Blaine. DG thought it was interesting, but I don't know if I'll get a response on LfT.
Later: I saw the dietician and her student. The dietician asked me first if I'd be okay with having the student there as well. We established that I eat lots of carbohydrates and that most of the protein-rich foods I eat are high in cholesterol. Some of the things I said made the dietician wince. I explained that I was bad at math, and she kept the math parts very simple.
It was National Coming Out Day, and I wore rainbow earrings. I doubt that anyone recognized what they meant. I debated wearing the Stonewall Inn hoodie I have, but wanted to wear a hoodie with a zipper.
Mom had been wanting to do a recipe with kielbasa, cabbage and apples. I went to the grocery store for some of the ingredients. I wanted fresh thyme, but it only took me a glance at the fresh herbs section to see that they didn't have thyme there. Thyme is easy to pick out, but I recognize basil and mint and various other culinary herbs on sight, before looking at the label. I went to the spice section and got both dried leaves and ground. I got ground cloves for myself.
I got olive oil for the recipe, because I figured if we had any it was years old and had turned. As it happened, we couldn't find any at home, so it was fortunate that I got some. I did a lot of the prep work for the recipe. My hands are going to smell like alliums for days. The apples made the cabbage mixture taste quite sweet, and somehow I hadn't expected that. I'd expected that with the savory herbs -- I knew we had bay leaf at home -- it would have a more savory flavor. Well, it was an experiment.
I played phone tag with A.C. for a bit, then we caught up and talked for a while.
Later still: I finished up the editing job that was due tonight, after going through it a third time.