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02 September 2013 @ 09:56 pm
Labor Day  
Our landlord's wife randomly invited us to a Labor Day barbeque when she stopped by to pick up the rent, which caught me by surprise. I've already written about how odd I find it that people from work friend each other on Facebook, and going to a social event with the landlord strikes me as that times ten or more. As it turns out, though, it's probably just social anxiety and paranoia, because we went and it was fine. softlykarou did more talking than I did, but that was less an artifact of the situation and more an artifact of our personalities. It's just risk aversion and overvaluing the familiar. I always think that the risk of going out is worse than staying inside and having less fun than I would have by going out, and it happens time and time again even when experience proves it wrong, because human beings are incapable of rationality.

Anyway, we chatted with people and it was fun.

One notable thing that happened: I tried sauerkraut for the first time. Yes, despite living in or near Chicago for the majority of my life, I'd never had it before. My landlord made a bunch, so I'm not sure how close his recipe is to anything considered traditional, but the strangest thing to me is that it was sweet. I'd always expected it to be sour, as the name would imply, but not this time. So while I thought it was quite tasty, maybe I can't say whether I like sauerkraut after all.

I'll have more tomorrow about the trip I took to the suburbs this weekend. I have a few entries in the pipeline, actually, but I haven't started one and I'm having a hard time thinking of of how to write the other one.
 
 
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q99q99 on September 3rd, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
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One notable thing that happened: I tried sauerkraut for the first time. Yes, despite living in or near Chicago for the majority of my life, I'd never had it before.-

I admit to also having never tried sauerkraut.
dorchadasdorchadas on September 3rd, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
I'd say it's good, but I'm not sure I can, considering. :p
q99q99 on September 4th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
I figure I *would* find it ok, but have little reason to try