A reason to move: Our apartment has walls made of plasterboard. This is the worst aspect of the apartment. Yesterday, when diligently attempting to replace a burnt-out lightbulb before dinner guests, I pulled one of the living room light fixtures out of the wall. The screws are stripped. The elegant candle-lit ambiance that evening was by no means our original intention.
Graking: Definition: time spent simultaneously grading and baking.
Quince, continued: Thanks to ewtikins' creative efforts, I now have a bottle of quince-flavored vodka!
Advent calendar update: Thank you to all who weighed in on the difficult subject of what advent calendar I should acquire. It arrived four days after the beginning of advent, and chamaeleoncat generously put it together for me. I went with the pink unicorn set - which looks like a rose-themed Versaille, to quote chamaeleoncat - and a full non-advent set of jousting knights. By request of cliosfolly, scenes from Yvain (and possibly other medieval romans) will be forthcoming.