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13 September 2012 @ 08:46 pm
Today I've felt all sluggish and useless and have wanted to be a kid, so I could just have milk'n'cookies and take a nap.

Mother was evil and bought double chocolate Milano cookies. She was further evil by leaving them out on the counter, open. (Yes, in my household that is the definition of evil.)

I also spotted rum in the pantry when I scanned for nibbles. I knew we had coke (gasp, soda, evilll). I combined the coke and rum; I grabbed some Milano cookies (without moving the Milano bag--evil).

It seems my plan is to replace the milk'n'cookies with rum'n'coke'n'cookies and the nap with cleaning. I have successfully tidied up my room quite a bit and completely re-made my bed, with more to do; I also need to get to that stupid bathroom...

My mother returned to the Milanos where she had left them. She saw the shot glass on the counter (from my rum-measuring) and the coke; she saw that the rum wasn't pushed as far back in the pantry as it had been. Apparently I was evil right back, because we both separately ended up with rum'n'coke'n'cookies.

Some universes get evil Voldemorts. Some universes get evil scrumptious cookies.

(For the record, 'cookie' is an incredibly odd word. My brain keeps going with 'biscuit' but they're called Milano cookies, so I'm a bit trapped there...)

I could put Glee on in 15 minutes. I wonder if I'll bother.
woldywoldy on September 14th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the edible item in question, but I am certain it's a biscuit ;-)
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Starry starry night.cranky__crocus on September 14th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
It's definitely a biscuit, insofar as cookies are in general biscuits! It's just that it seems to be a full title: "Milano cookie". But then digestives are titled digestive biscuits, aren't they, and Americans still don't mind calling them cookies? :P

I may just start calling them Milano biscuits anyway to feel less ridiculous myself, even if my friends decide that it's another Kiwi the US/US Mutt phrase that in fact makes me ridiculous!

(They're going to think I'm ridiculous anyway--I am--so I shouldn't really be bothered either way. :B)
woldywoldy on September 14th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
My students were very confused when I said I would bring them biscuits in class. We figured it out in the end, and they agreed the ginger biscuits aka cookies were tasty.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || McHooch || Kittyhawk away.cranky__crocus on September 14th, 2012 01:18 am (UTC)
I've mostly got myself back to using American terminology for fewer awkward conversations when I don't have much time (or don't want to have them), but sometimes if my head has floated off into a British place I do a lot of slipping haha. Or after watching a British show, or if I wake up from having a dream in which one of the settings was in England (fairly frequent).

Mmmm ginger biscuits. I love carrying them around in tartan biscuit-tins and seeing who gets the reference. I also got little salamander/newt-shaped cutters, so one of these days I'll learn how to make ginger biscuits myself and have ginger newts! :D
minervas_eule: Weisheitseuleminervas_eule on September 14th, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
In German we use the term "bisquit" for a certain kind of cake dough (lots of eggs, very fluffy). So for me your current delight is a bisquit (I can see that much on the pic), but other kinds of small baked bits are "cookies" to me (Kekse in German)... although I have to admit, that the word does not make a lot of sense: they are not cooked but baked ;-))

PS. Rum &Coke - I had this last when I was 19, I guess :-)
Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Blonde braid.cranky__crocus on September 14th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, bisquit for fluffier cake dough! Makes sense. These cookies are actually pretty hard and crumbly.

Too true! Baked and not cooked! You make too much sense. You should go name things so they're sensible.

I'll admit it's not my favourite drink; I don't usually drink it. Sometimes we have cheap-ish port and other drinks around, but we didn't. I also forgot about the hard lemonade (rather than cider) that we had, but I think that was a bit more sour than what I was looking for.
Ginger: luna blehrainydaymare on September 14th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
I get irrationally annoyed by the fact that "biscuit" means "cookie" elsewhere in the English-speaking world. BISCUITS ARE BISCUITS. COOKIES ARE COOKIES. THE END. lol

And I would so use newt/salamander shaped cookie cutters and make red eft cookies. RED EFTS.
Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Natural beauty.cranky__crocus on September 14th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
But which predates which as a use for the crumbly little sweets? Biscuits or cookies?

I may be British-biased due to my mongrel-mutt ways, but I prefer biscuit. And other things are rolls/scones/whatever--I like to be specific. (I also love that "pants" are undies in England, and so people specify trousers by jeans, khakis, three-quarters, whatever._

Ah. I'm a major Potterheaded fan of the Older Lady Characters, so for me lizard-shaped ginger cookies will always be McGonagall's ginger newt cookies in the tartan tin. :P
?elsceetaria on September 14th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Those sound awesome.

Does that make me weird?
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Ravenclaw || Wit and learning.cranky__crocus on September 14th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Er, I guess if it makes me weird then maybe it makes you weird?

But why would you care? :P Awesome is as awesome does. Gotta care less about what things might make you, laydeelove!
CaroRulescarorules on September 14th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
Rum&coke&cookie, never tried that, sounds delish ;)
Kiwi Crocus: HP || SS Hops || Flower.cranky__crocus on September 14th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
It was nummy. Got my room much cleaner, but not so much the bathroom...

*Shakes fist at the bathroom.* Stupid room.