"Kyo, who'd run off unable to accept Tohru's feelings. Akito appears holding a weapon (the assassin's dagger) appears before Tohru who'd been left alone. When the two lonely (lit. orphan) souls meet, that which is born between the two of them is...!?"
An interesting teaser...
And, Elina has posted a summary for Skip Beat 81 which presumably is in the same issue, so hopefully that means we'll be seeing more on this chapter soon. *___*
And I *finally* got my hair cut after... 6 months?! Has it really been that long?? (I'd held off on the offchance I'd get it cut in Japan. I like Mod's Hair there...). I've been struggling to find myself a regular stylist since my last one went on maternity leave over two years ago, only to never come back. (She had a second child afterwards in fact). Since then, I'd floated from one stylist to another, none of whom I really liked. (There was one I was liking this spring but she went back home after a few months -_-; ). So today, I finally decided to drop in at the local strip mall where a new salon / spa was opening up but was utterly empty (too new; not officially open), for a cut and style. I was quite happy with the cut although it was a fair bit poofier than I like at first. Shall see how the style settles in over the next day or two. The stylist suggested I should get a body wave done (increase body, decrease care) and that it would take about 2 hours; couldn't do it today since I didn't have the time. I'll think about that one. I don't mind, and I've been wanting to do stuff to my hair, but none of the stylists in between except the one who left town, had the guts to remotely suggest anything for a brand new client. (I'm very indifferent towards my hair except for: I hate hairspray, I don't mind mousse, I don't like anything strong scented, can't handle bergamot at all, and prefer low maintenance styles). This new girl is brand new to the city (2 months!) so she has no clientele at the moment, but worked 10 years as a stylist in Manitoba. (Y'know, of my last... 5 stylists, 4 have been prairie (Sask-3, Man-1) girls??) Shall prove interesting. Hopefully, she'll be staying and the salon will stay, and I'll have found myself a new stylist. *pray* I never thought it would be so difficult to find a stylist that had the guts and initiative to suggest styles, cuts, treatments before?!? I must've been very sheltered to only run into these problems after so long. Granted I've only had a handful of stylists overall before this headache began. ^^;
Knitting is going surprisingly "well" albeit slowly. After my first... okay one of my first "whoops!" when I started this afghan (I somehow managed to pull the circular needle apart as it's modular (it mustn't have been snapped in place properly) and dropped a bunch of stiches from the middle of the needle. >_<; Thankfully my sister managed to pick them all up and put the needle back together. Of course, we later discovered I miscounted when casting on and had to rip it all out again anyways...) I haven't dropped a single stich, no extra stiches, nothing (it's a simple feather and fan! What are you expecting?!) I'm rather disappointed. No repeat of my first knitting attempt with dropped stiches every row. Mind you, I'm not doing a cable either. :P I'm still tempted to find something nicer to work with. I want something really light and soft, so maybe an alpaca would work. Don't know about sneezy mohair. I get the feeling I'd end up eating have the fuzz. -_-;
And yesterday, I ended up making two of the cranberry recipes; Ultimate Cranberry Pudding Cake and Cranberry Orange Drops (cookies). x.x and ^_^ Something like that. The drop cookies turned out well even though they're a hint over done. I'm starting to wonder if the Silpats do something to the baking time. In any case, they were very yum, and I'm thinking about making another batch to use up the rest of the dried cranberries. I was a touch worried as the cranberries have sugar and oil listed in the ingredients and I didn't know if that was normal for dried cranberries. Still, end result was good so no worries. The cake...... >_<; The butter sauce is fine, the cake itself is fine. The cranberries...... >_<;;;; Since the fresh cranberries I'd bought the first time had gone bad, this time, we went with frozen ones. And ohhhhh were they ever SOUR!!! >_<;; I'm going to try the cake plain tonight without the sauce. I'm hoping that the sauce augments the stark contrast between the sauce's sweetness and the cranberries tartness because it was decidedly shocking yesterday. The male parental was picking out all the cranberries and just eating cake... ^^; Either that or next time, I'm going to have to cook the cranberries with some sugar to reduce that "slap in the face" tartness.
Anyhow, I should start hunting down my "cholesterol bowl" (sic leftover bird, stuffing and gravy). Yum! Leftovers! ^___^