i made a dozen holiday flan today. same recipe, except this time i used just a half cup of sugar instead of a full cup. hopefully it won't taste as blindingly sweet as the ones i normally make. no cinnamon this time either, felt like it made the flan more like pumpkin pie (although you couldn't really taste it). i also didn't drink the leftover "egg nog" for fear of contracting salmonella. besides, i already have a carton of fresh store-bought egg nog waiting for me at my parents place this weekend.
another lowkey day. no contact from clients but i think they were too busy worrying about the snow to bother with me. i spent the rest of the day backing up files onto dvd's and took some time to catch up on my backlog of downloaded movies and television shows. had a few slices of pound cake, some roasted almonds, an onion bagel, and some more cracked walnuts. for dinner, some hot dogs with a topping of ketchup, grey poupon mustard, relish, and sauerkraut.
when my roommate came home in the evening, he told me was going to new york tomorrow morning. a fellow bibliophile like myself, i gave him directions to the strand bookstore in union square and him it was a must-visit. he was actually going to new jersey, but a friend of his was leaving brooklyn to go pick him up in manhattan. he would've left tonight except the snowstorm would've snarled a NYC bus trip to a 6 hour ordeal.