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rinue ([personal profile] rinue) wrote2016-10-30 09:28 pm

Moved in at last

I finally have a houseplant that isn't windowsill herbs! It was on sale at the grocery store, and the label was vague, so I've had to identify it through my own taxonomic skill. It's either the Pachira Aquatica or the Pachira Glabra, but I think the only way to know definitively is for it to produce a seed pod, which would be either 12-inches long and brown (Aquatica) or 6-inches long and green (Glabra), which it won't do before it's four or five years old, and probably not ever at all as an indoor plant. So it is a plant of eternal mystery which could end up being about 10 feet tall.
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[personal profile] cremains 2016-10-31 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Rinue, I have a question for you. I was reading a biography of Oscar Wilde recently and it gave a list of the things prisoners were given to eat and drink, which due to being truly terrible were the cause of rampant dysentery, overflowing chamberpots overnight which the prisoners had to swab every morning, etc. Anyway on that list it says they were given cocoa in the mornings. I can't believe it was the sweet, rich drink we have today. Do you know what it means?
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[personal profile] cremains 2016-11-16 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
I am happy to be enlightened but also a combo of vindicated in my guess that you would know what Oscar Wilde's hot chocolate would taste like down to a T, and so curious. Is it that you've accumulated such a mass already of, not sure of a good word for this in English, like the little factual details of life but in history, that you just knew? Or did you look it up but in what sort of book could you have looked it up? Basically I want to learn what is the way to have known the answer myself.