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I have magical underpants.

It's true. A friend gave them to me for my birthday years ago (they're getting a bit old) - blue boxers with "Hogwarts" and the Hogwart's crest on them. And they have magical powers, they're not just magical because of the Hogwarts angle. (please refrain from making jokes about the Hogwarts angle in my shorts.) If I am expecting a delivery, and I wear the magical underpants, the delivery will arrive that day. Further, if it's even a day or two early, I swear, it almost never fails - the package will arrive, as long as I am wearing the magical underpants. They've failed me only once or twice.

So yesterday, I was wearing my magical underpants. When I got home after work, I had intended to grab my swimsuit and go to the gym to just soak away some of my aikidohurt, but there was not one, not two - but three packages waiting for me. Two of them were a pair of bookshelves I'd ordered Monday, that arrived far, far earlier than I expected - they'd told me sometime next week! The other was a gift from beautesansbete, who in an act of extreme loveliness, sent me two boxes of honest-to-gosh Philadelphia-style lembas. I'm talking buttermotherfuckingscotch krimpets here, people - tastymotherfuckingkakes!

With relish, I dove in. But one does not scarf down lembas. So, I had a little taste of home, and then started knocking together the shelves. As is traditional with me and flat-packed furniture, I utterly failed to comprehend the illustration that explained the construction process, andput together the first one completely wrong. I had to completely take it apart and start over again - so in effect, I put together two bookshelves three times. However, they are now complete and despite my aching shoulder, I lugged the remainder of my books into my room and finally have all of them together in relatively complete form. A room full of books is a good start to having a warm and inviting room.

A room full of books along with buttermotherfuckingscotch krimpets? Almost perfect.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 18th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
So we're not allowed to mention "Hogwarts angle", but then you use the word "package" repeatedly?!
May. 18th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Restraint in the face of temptation is the hallmark of a civilized woman.
May. 19th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
But civilized women are rarely very much fun....

May. 18th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
So obviously you weren't wearing said underpants when you were putting the bookshelves together... or assembly instructions are like kryptonite to their powers... or the krimpets counteracted the effect.

Either way, buttermotherfuckingscotch krimpets sounds damned good right now.
May. 18th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yours sound cooler than the Magical Mormon Underpants.
May. 18th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
Magical, not sacred.
May. 19th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
Krimpets... Wow, I haven't thought of those in... *sighs*

I've never seen - crap, I don't know how to spell it. I'll have to ask my dad. It's a Jewish fruit-filled pastry that appears in stores around the holidays; phoenetically "humen-tashen"... I've never seen them here in Phoenix, either...
May. 19th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Do they have Italian bakeries in Phoenix? They have those same cookies but I can’t remember what we call them… I’m a bad Italian lately!

If you like to bake, I think I could dig up my sister’s recipe for you if you like. They really are easy to make, we used to bake them all the time around the holidays.

A bit of advice though, avoid commercially made. I found some commercially made in an Acme once- absolutely horrible. Tons of preservatives and ingredients I have never heard of and they tasted like sawdust!
May. 19th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
Hmm, possibly. It never occurred to me to look for them in an Italian bakery. *g* I'm not much of a baker, though. That's my brother...
May. 19th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Those are Hamentaschen. They're supposed to look like the hat of Hamen, the villain of the Purim story. It's a Jewish treat - but they're season. You might find some at a deli or something, but probably not.
Jul. 12th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Yes, that's it! *g*

I know they're seasonal... I would assume the "season" is around Purim, from your story... I am not a very good half-jewish girl; I know even less about the Hebrew holidays than I do about the Christian ones, and I generally know very little about the Christian ones. *g*
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