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Got my tickets to My Fair Lady yesterday since they went on pre-sale online. Going to the evening show on the 11th of October. *squee!* Haven't given a single thought to flights and accomodation in Sydney, but those things can wait. Getting the tickets was the top priority, since I think REG's run isn't going to be too long and there was no way in hell I was going to miss it.

And going early on in the run might mean I'm not so panicked about the thesis. Talked with Rick today, and he said that everything should be drafted by the beginning of September, so that the remaining two months can be reserved for further editing and the like. Actually think I can pull this off! Being set a deadline like this is good, as I need to be pressured sometimes for these things.

On a final note, I ordered the first volume of Noel Coward's autobiography (the cleverly-named 'Present Indicative') from Barnes & Noble recently. And was highly amused to see that they put McDonalds vouchers in with the book. Never mind that I can't use them here, but I was most intrigued that one of the vouchers was for a 'chicken biscuit'.

Now, one of the many Americans on my flist needs to explain to me what exactly a biscuit is over there. Because here, biscuits are what you have with your morning tea. And they're not usually chicken. Enlighten me!

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katernater From: katernater Date: June 5th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are American biscuits:

They are a like a small roll or shortcake, typically made with baking soda as a leavening agent, rather than yeast. They're dense. I mean, you could use a "good" biscuit as a paperweight. This is likely because one of the main ingredients in "classic biscuits" is buttermilk -- which, as we all know, is something no human being should be allowed to consume freely without first obtaining a Buttermilk Permit. Often they are served as a side to a large meat dish (the fast food restaurants that specialize in chicken here, such as KFC, offer them as a complementary side) but they can also be split in half and used as sandwich bread -- which is, I assume, the intended use for your chicken biscuit voucher.
ciliandis From: ciliandis Date: June 5th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, they're one of the new breakfast sandwiches.

... they're also kind of amazing. Really savory and good. And not half as oily and gross as the sausage ones.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: June 5th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah thankyou, this is extremely useful! They look a bit like what we'd call scones here.
allotrios From: allotrios Date: June 5th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
What you call a biscuit, we generally call a cookie. I imagine they started out as the same thing and deviated into two very different food items when early Americans had to adapt their biscuit recipes to suit their available ingredients. They became bigger, fluffier, and more substantial to feed the hearty appetites of farmers.

If I had to wager a guess, I'd say they changed around the time of the migration westward, and fed people on the trails and prairies.

I also believe that hard tack is a variation on the biscuit. It was popular during the American Civil War, because it was small and stayed edible for long periods of time.
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