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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 12:32 pm
This week's third batch of pickles is in the kettle processing, since I read that there actually is a reason to boil the closed jars, despite what my (considerably aged) Fannie Farmer thinks. The other batches are unsafe! But not so unsafe that I'm bothered; I'm pretty sure I would notice if I opened them and they had mold or yeast growing in there.

I guess I should do math today, and show up at Maria's birthday dinner like I told her I would. It's tempting just to watch TV, listen to the radio, and do CRAFTS! On the other hand, it's kind of tempting to do math, since yesterday I learned something all by myself and that was so very exciting.

I don't have a TV or a radio. Just the internet. Huh. Wait, no, I do have a radio. But I don't listen to it.

I hope this version of dill pickles is more likable to me than the last version...
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
I don't have a TV or a radio. Just the internet. Huh. Wait, no, I do have a radio. But I don't listen to it.

I'm in the same boat, but tend to check out DVDs of TV shows from the library or local rental store with some frequency, as well as watch stuff on Hulu. All in all, I actually watch more TV on my computer these days than I did two years ago, and definitely during all of my time in college. Even so, I would rather listen to music than watch a TV show any day.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I've been watching pretty much Hulu, especially with my excessive summer free time.

I go through phases with music; there have been times when I realize I can't remember the last time I put on music to listen to. Lately I have been, though.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Hi, I am back online for the first time in a month. I had a great trip to Japan and a good visit with Lorna and Jesse (here). As for canning, boiling the jars after sealing treats the air between the top of the canning fluid and the lid and is a good idea though both jams and pickles have so much other preservative in them than it is not critical. Given what I hear of Chicago's weather, though, maybe the heat in the kitchen is good? Kris
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hi, Kris.

Glad you had a good trip and visit.

The boiling seems, non-critical, but given the weather certainly not onerous. In a warmer summer I think I'd be more reluctant to do it.