March 13th, 2010


It's All How You See it!

A husband and wife were having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this
absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband
a big kiss, says she'll see him later and walks away.

His wife glares at him and says, "Who the hell was that?"

"Oh," replies the husband, "she's my mistress."

"Well, that's the last straw," says the wife. "I've had enough, I want a

"I can understand that," replies her husband, "but remember, if we get a
divorce it means that you don't get any more shopping trips to Paris, no
more wintering in Barbados, no more summers in Tuscany, no more Ferraris and
Lexus's in the garage and no more yacht club..But the decision is yours.

Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a gorgeous babe on his

"Who's that woman with Jim?" asks the wife.

"That's his mistress," says her husband.

"Ours is prettier," she replies
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Saturday Blather

Laundry day... I also need to do some shopping. In the market for a new coffee grinder. The one I have is about 10 years old and is showing it’s age. Gotten noisier. The blades are getting dull. And you have to hold the lid down for it to do it’s thing. I’m thinking one of those with a hopper to hold beans would be good. Automatic. Different grind and cup settings. Not making expresso, but I do have a drip and a french press Which I don’t use often enough. Soooooo. I think Krups burr grinder or similar Cuisinart...


Had dinner with The Offspring last night. She’s got a cold and was feeling poorly last night. She did give me a Steamer that she said she never used and never would. A Krups Optisteam Plus.

Want to start doing more of the fresh vegetable thing so this will help. My only concern is that before I can eat the quantities of fresh veggies is that they will rot before I get to them. Emily points out (rightly) that you can buy less if you need to and just plan and make purchases a couple of times a week.. Well yeah that works for most things. But what about stuff like lettuce and cabbage or cauliflower and such. Lettuce is so cheap though that even if you only get to half the head before it goes, you are still coming out mostly a head *Ahem!*.

So today I’ll buy a combination of fresh and frozen veges I think. You can steam frozen stuff in the thing as well.


Was supposed to do a meet-up with serene_orange last night, but it didn’t happen *See above*. Today or tomorrow, perhaps.


Like to get some pictures hung at some point this weekend. I also need to get on with scanning or re-photographing some pictures that I want to digitize.


I need to start taking pictures again. No really! Yes REALLY.


One day this week...I came across some rather interesting stuff in my closet. Now I knew this stuff was here. Mostly.

Three folders of letters

Letters from The Offspring to my Grandmother and Grandfather.

Letters from me to my Grandmother and Grandfather. I was a right cocky bastard. Some things never change.

Letters from my Mother to my Grandmother and Grandfather.

A short history of my Grandmother’s family

Supplemented by a stab that cadona and myself took at expanding that history to include her side of the family for The Offspring .

A treasure trove of pictures some dating back to the 1940’s and maybe a bit earlier. And letters starting from the 50’s. With a few postcards thrown in for spice!

A dagger that Conan the Barbarian would be proud of.

A box of some ancient paraphernalia.

The folders of letters from me and Mom to Gram were a little interesting.

The first letter from Mom was dated 1952. She actually used the word “Swell” in a sentence. “That would be really swell!”

The last was one from the early 80’s.

One from the middle was sometime in 1970. The year I became a, let’s say, difficult person to deal with. I had discovered drugs in 1969... Yes. That’s right, I was ELEVEN.



Don’t really have any plans for this weekend other than the usual weekend-y type stuff.

How about y’all?
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Frozen Cauliflower In The Steamer

Just made a 2 cup batch. Good. But the times that are in the manual may be a bit on the long side. It said 20-27 minutes for this.

Cut it at 20 and it was still a bit overdone.

Oh well. Live and learn

A little, salt and pepper and butter. Mmmmmm. Delish!
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Speaking of Cooking

I grilled some hot dogs the other **Don’t start!** Can’t have Dawgs without one of two things. Sauerkraut or Onions. Didn’t have the Kraut, but I did have a yellow onion that had been languishing on the counter top for a week or so.

I cut it in half, and chopped one half. Was pretty pungent. Took the leftovers, the skin and the first couple of layers and put them in the trash.

In a few hours the smell was so strong I had to take the trash out! Guess I could have put all that down the dispoal. Hyndsight is 20/20 after all. Jeebus that was one strong onion.