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Culture clash?
This is not a fic post...

I got invited to dinner by a grateful client today. They invited both my husband and I, and I usually try and beg off these things but I spent over five hours in a mediation today and I guess I wasn't at 100% so I found myself agreeing. However, clearly we had a bit of a culture clash thing going. They're Indian and because we're not, they wanted to cook "Western" food for us.

And so they roasted a lamb...

They don't know how to roast a lamb... So OH spent most of the time in the kitchen trying to fix their roast lamb, and I spent about two hours in their house chatting while this nice leg of meat cooked. Which was fine! I guess I should also add that the smell of cooking lamb makes me want to throw up... but it was fine. I survived. It's weird that I live in NZ because I really don't like lamb. 

They served the lamb with rice (hehehe) and salad and potatoes and carrots.

They don't know how to roast potatoes and carrots either...

The carrots tasted very odd but they were nice and it's no big deal and the potatoes still had jackets which I love so that was fine. Halfway through the meal, I realised everyone but OH and I were picking at their plates. Now, watching them you would think they're the ones with a problem with lamb and not me. I asked one of them if they didn't like lamb and she replied that she doesn't like the pink bits. Well, they like their meat well done apparently. And ALL of them were peeling the potato skins off.......

I felt so bad you wouldn't believe it. I would have been more than happy to eat pilau and curry. They made Western food because we're "Western". Well, that's what two of their daughters told me when I asked if they normally ate roasts.

So yeah, spent the last four hours with a client... and now I stink of lamb and want to burn my clothes but I also feel super bad that they clearly didn't enjoy their meal and they made it for us. And that was a hella expensive leg of lamb...

Lesson for today - don't agree to have dinner with clients!!! Sigh...

In other news, i've started and stopped two HoMin fics... one I started this morning because some interns came in early to help a colleague, and since it was before the office opened at 8, they were blasting music and the song got stuck in my head and I kinda wrote a fic to it and then abandoned it because it's non-AU HoMin but it feels too OOC that I couldn't figure out how to make it work OTL

And one I started yesterday and it's from the Trophy Wife !verse... but it's gone in a weird direction and IDK what to do with it anymore OTL

And I've also tweaked Sleeping Beauty and finally decided to discard a particular part of the original plot. I'm still going to do it, but not fully (it'll be clear when it happens) because I think everyone's had enough drama to last a lifetime... I know I have. IDEK how the fic worked out this way... First half was all fluff and the second half all drama lol. I blame Jae tbh. But really, the first YEAR of marriage is probably filled with the most drama ever while a couple gets to know each other. Mine was drama filled for the first three years at least lol.

Ok ok done... I'm so sleepy but I think I might revisit either of the HoMins and see if I can salvage it...

Btw the weird thing about HoMin is that it seriously brings in the readers... I had THE MOST number of unique readers for "Hyung" than i've ever had on any fic oneshots or chapters and I posted that fic pretty late too which means the reader count was only for 14 hours. In a 14hr period, it blew every other fic out of the water in terms of views... but where were the comments? LOL I should just give up writing HoMin. Clearly I can't seem to figure out the right balance to satisfy whoever it is that's been looking at my journal.

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I don't know why but married people write the best fics I ever read!
And I don't like lamb either! I promisse that when I invite you to dinner at mey house I'll cook the good and tradicional brazilian food! hehe

Lol! How many married writers are there? I don't read much fanfic so I don't know what's out there.

And brazilian food sounds divine!

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