Did I have an entry including my trip to the smaller Indian grocery store in [local town]? That was one of my stops on Thursday. I got frozen rasmali, and containers of "Bengali Sweets Mix", yellow jalebi, and dry rasgulla. I just put the dry rasgulla in the rasmali milk to let them soak. The boxes had the ingredients on them, so I finally know what's in jalebi, or at least, in yellow jalebi. They're made of flour, ghee, sugar and saffron.
Saturday last week: My brother had heard about my new obsession, watching English-subtitled parts of the German soap opera Alles Was Zahlt, so he very sweetly brought me his German-language textbooks from college, and even a CD. Now I have three German-English dictionaries. Even for someone like me, who thinks if one is good, two or three or five or a dozen of something must be better, three dictionaries are a bit much. Did I put the link to the YouTube for the fan-subtitled sections of the show? It's http://www.youtube.com/user/eskimokissproject It's still fairly amazing to me how many words I'm recognizing from listening. The project had a German-language magazine interview with the actors that showed the photos of them, and an English-language transcript. I read the translation first, then looked at the German version, which I could sort of read after reading the English one, and then the English one again. The translation seems to be pretty accurate, as far as I can tell. The German version gives more of the flavor of the actors speaking, of course.
Today: Could not resist picking up two holiday stories to proofread. The weekends are usually quiet for me, and I want something to keep me busy. Both are m/f stories with werewolves. I get that werewolves are popular partly because just about every author's world-building around them includes the notion that werewolves can't carry or transmit diseases. But I'm just getting so jaded reading short erotic romance stories generally and especially werewolf stories. I think there's still more variation in m/m stories than in m/f stories. I'm pretty sure I said this a day or so ago, but I do tend to like the stories which are more hardcore in one way or another, at least the types of hardcore that I can deal with.