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Thursday, December 29, 2005

:::.... For the second night in a row I made spicy black-eyed pea soup for dinner. And for the second night in a row I burned my tongue while taste-testing it over a red hot stove. But mmmmmmm.....Was it good. I found the recipe online and was amazed that it was the exact recipe made at The Black-eyed Pea restaurant which is what I had in mind when I dropped a can of peas into our shopping cart at Randall's. Thanks to my little inspiring chef, Jenny, we had all the ingredients on hand. Onions, fresh garlic, tomatoes, bacon, and beef bouillon.

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Since one of my New Year's Resolutions will be to do more reading, news in particular, I will be adding more links to articles and stories I come across on the Web. Oh! And since I got a media card for my camera, more photos coming your way too.

Ten Reasons To Drink During The Holidays.

The Library of Congress announced yesterday 25 additions to the National Film Registry including Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Gnarley!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

:::.... I've said it once, I'll say it again. Ben Gay does not work. First it's cold, then it's hot, then you're stuck with the same aching pain but with the added bonus of stinking to high heaven. Why do I even bother?

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I forgot to mention how yesterday while taking the water bottles to be filled at Fiesta Mart I watched an elderly woman exit the gold-colored Cadillac she had just parked in the handicapped space, walk slowly to the entrance of the store. Her car was still running. I figured a) it was none of my business and b) she may hit me over the head with her purse if I approach her. So I went inside and proceeded to fill each of the water bottles while keeping an eye on her. Surely she is aware that her car is running and intends to pick up a single item and leave.

She chose a shopping cart and eased it towards the produce section, pausing by the apples. She lifted a bright green one and took in it's sweet smell.

This woman has no idea her car is running. I left my two bottles at the vending machine and walked over to her. I placed one arm on her shoulder and asked, "Mamm, did you mean to leave your car running?" She gave me a look of both alarm and embarrassment and headed for the door. She was utterly confused and I wondered if once she got to her car she would even remember why she was there. But on my out I passed the gold Cadillac which now sat silently in the parking lot.

The funny thing is, that helping her really made my day.


Monday, December 19, 2005

:::.... I'm sick. Just in time for Christmas. Or maybe I will recover sometime in the middle of the week and be well just in time for Christmas. Actually I haven't finished my Christmas shopping. Fuck, weren't we just sitting there with a gigantic bird on the table and passing around the broccoli rice casserole? Fortunately, none of the gifts I have left to buy are "hot items" that will be difficult to locate. My mom wants ink for her printer and since my dad never wants anything since he doesn't DO anything, he'll get the same basket full of every variety of chocolate-covered nut Whole Foods offers. Along with a jar of some over-priced marmalade or jelly.

I really need to do the dishes. The sink is overflowing with pots and pans. It looks like the sink in that scene in Urban Cowboy. The one where the sink is overflowing with pots and pans. And no, we don't have a dishwasher. The landlord decided that having a stacking washer and dryer was more important. And I don't mind it one bit. Except for today because I'm sick.

Earlier I dragged myself out of bed and into my car to drive to the post office. My only comfort was knowing I could walk passed the crowds of people to the automated shipping machine in the corner....Which on this day was out of order.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

* Catapult Santa's jolly ass through the sky with the help of two little elves and a gigantic sling shot. Play more holiday-themed games here.

Dammit, I love online games!

I can't wait for Santa to come this year. With any luck he hasn't been paying any attention to what a deadbeat I've been all year and will bring me a new memory card for my digital camera. I can't wait until my friend Hilda gets one too so we can take a road trip together. I would go with my friend Brad but he's an asshole who never calls or emails me to go do anything with him. He's an asshole. Oh, I already mentioned that. Sorry.

P.S. If you live in the Houston area, Urban Outfitters in The Village caught on fire and is temporarily closed. So if you were counting on picking up a last minute gift for the hipster on your list, you're screwed. Unless you are completely out of your mind and will actually shop at the Galleria. I think the other store is located there, but you're not that crazy...Are you?!


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