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October 31st, 2007

(no subject) [Oct. 31st, 2007|10:13 pm]
Nick Verne
I cooked in the Balmain oven for the first time tonight. It was a bit of a trip because I'm out of practice on any kind of roasting, so I had to go by sound. Was there enough sizzling? As it stood, I took the meat out prematurely an while resting it disgorged a quantity of red juice. The more adventurous of us take out lamb rare, but I was a bit panicky and back in it went for another fifteen minutes with the heat cranked. So the roast was done medium-well instead of my anticipated medium rare and I now remember that juice usually only flows when the meat is above rare anyway. Still, we ate it and it were tender and moist and covered in thick gravy what I done too (that disgorged juice went to gravy heaven).

I had my follow up appointment after the sleep study (read about it here, a couple of posts back). The Sarth Efrican sleep doctor says, "yew hev mild sleep epnea", which isn't enough to threaten my heart health, but enough to ruin my sleep and cause my problems of eternal tiredness. So, given treatment choices of a CPAP machine blowing air into my passages all night, or a prosthesis in my mouth pulling my lower jaw forward to open up the passages, I have chosen the lower jaw thingy. It doesn't plug in, nor does it make noise all night. It also might not work, but I'll have to try it first.

In the meantime, I think I may have destroyed the Technics PCM PX201 Digital Piano I brought over here from SF. I took the chance that the circuit boards were the same in all markets that this one sold in, (including Europe an USA), and plugged it in. Nothing happened. Maybe I need to try it with a step-down transformer, or maybe the power blew it up immediately, being twice the US voltage. I need to meet an electronics geek who can look at it and say, "oh, most of it's fine - you just need to replace these one or two components here at the power input stage". Are you that geek?
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