I've always loved this version...I hope the clouds are far behind you.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Or, who makes you a historic Civil War dress for your short stay in the reenacting world?
If not, you're truly missing out. One of my best friends happens to be an extremely talented and creative seamstress and I am happy to introduce you to her new website-Mice & Beans.
Together with her sister, Mice & Beans offers quality hand made children's clothing at affordable prices. Being someone who has actually worn a dress that these hands have made, I can attest to how well made their items are. Also, I know few people who love children as much as these sisters-you can guarantee that each tiny outfit is made with love.
If you have any little boys or girls in your life, please take a few minutes to browse through Mice & Beans. Visit often, as new items will be added shortly. (My favorite is the funky multi colored polka dot dress-which is reversible!!)
Because I stand by the clothing (and anything she makes, for that matter) that my friend creates, I would like to offer the first 2 people who order from Mice & Beans free shipping. Once your order is placed and confirmed, I will pay for the items to be delivered to you. So, what are you waiting for?! It's not everyday you have the opportunity to buy handmade children's clothing for less than $50...go ahead...you know you wanna!!
It's good to know that the majority of my readers (those who play Toosdae's anyway) are pervs. :)
You know how some things repeat on you after you eat them? And even though you've eaten something else since then it's still with you? I hate that. Especially when that 2nd thing you ate is yummy.
Having someone walk into the bathroom (at work) when you are having "stomach problems" is embarrassing. Being the one walking in on someone else having "stomach problems" is gross.
I figured something out the other day but it didn't make me feel any better.
The last name "Nutter" makes me giggle for some reason.
They are not "Sauteed Mushrooms in a Minute" if they are made in the microwave for 2 minutes. Jackass.
It's amazing how many times someone can tell a story about a laminate floor installation.
I saw an ad for a research study that paid $275 if you participated. It was about depression. 2 family members had to participate and they also get paid. Perfect for me and my 2 younger sisters...trouble is, I'm apparently not depressed enough. Or depressed in the right way.
They wouldn't tell me exactly why I didn't qualify. Just that I fell into the wrong group. Goodbye $275!
If I were right handed I would qualify for a lot of other research studies.
Yes...I'm poor. No..I don't care if people poke and prod me or ask me embarrassing questions. Money is money!!!
It's funny when someone assumes that you are Jewish. I think it is because of my nose.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Because it was such a nice night and we were enjoying each others company, we decided to meander over to THIS place for ice cream. It was SO good! This was my first time to an ice cream shop this season, and I was psyched because they had my favorite-Cinnamon! We sat in comfy chairs in the corner and chatted for a while before we all walked back to our cars/apartments and went our separate ways.
I really liked the night-we weren't in Boston but just outside in a city I've never been too. It was cute and quaint but still diverse, which was cool. There was one tapas restaurant that I MUST go to-it looks fantastic. The coolest part is that it's completely open to the street in the front when the weather is nice-it reminded me of Mexico. It would be the perfect place for a date.
I know that my "red beret" that you all said I have has been tucked away for a while, but I hope to soon be able to have more time to frolic and have fun so I can give you some more of my new city notes. :)
1. Travel to Italy for 6 months-1 year to work in restaurants, meet the locals and wander around the beautiful country side.
2. Travel to all of the places I've wanted to go-Greece, Ireland, Spain, Tahiti, Hawaii, New Orleans, Savannah and lots of other places.
3. Create a community center where underprivileged families can become educated in nutrition, get work by feeding other families (like a soup kitchen but more upscale) and cultivate land to grow vegetables and fruits used in the kitchens.
4. Open a small cafe that I can cater out of.
5. Pay off the bills of everyone I care about.
1. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink, even when I have time to wash them.
2. Not folding my laundry after it's done.
3. Being lazy & not exercising or going for walks when I should.
2. Chester, CT
3. Joppa Town, MD
4. Orlando, FL
5. Windsor, CT
1. Pharmacists' assistant
2. Park Greeter on Main St. USA at the Magic Kingdom
3. Grill cook at a private country club in CT.
4. Room assignor at a WDW Resort.
1. Since you were little how many different careers did you seriously consider? What were they?
2. You receive a neighbor’s bank statement by mistake, and you realize that the envelope wasn’t sealed before it was mailed. Are you more likely to open the envelope and take a peek before walking it next door, or just seal it up without looking?
3. You’re dining alone when you hear a couple talking about plans for their next sexual encounter. Are you more likely to get up and leave or to listen?
1. I thought about being a teacher, a mother, a marine biologist, a social worker and a chef. So that's 5. (It's the outlandish ones that are more interesting, actually!!)
2. Oh, the temptation would be so great! But I don't snoop through other peoples things because I did it once in high school and regretted it. Sometimes not knowing about certain things is better...plus: I don't know my neighbors, so it's not really that juicy for me to know how much $$ they have.
3. Oh. For sure-I would listen. And I'd probably get irritated if people were making noise and I couldn't hear them! :)
Monday, May 05, 2008
1 1/2 cups fresh corn (cut from about 3 ears)
12 boiled or steamed 1 1/4-pound lobsters
1/2 cup mayonnaise, or to taste
3 to 4 tablespoons white-wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup finely shredded fresh basil leaves
Garnish: fresh basil sprigs and finely shredded basil leaves
With a small (about 1/4-inch) melon-ball cutter scoop outer flesh of zucchini, reserving remaining zucchini for another use if desired. (There should be about 1 1/2 cups zucchini pieces.) In a saucepan of boiling water blanch zucchini and corn 1 minute and drain well. Let vegetables cool and transfer to a large bowl. **If you don't want to take the time to do this, go ahead and cut them into small bite sized pieces.
Break off claws at body of each lobster. Crack claws and remove meat. Cut claw meat into 1/2-inch pieces and add to vegetables. Twist tails off lobster bodies, keeping them intact, and discard bodies. With a pair of kitchen shears remove thin hard membrane from each lobster tail by cutting just inside outer edge of shell. Remove meat from tail and reserve tail shells for serving. Cut tail meat into 1/2-inch pieces and add to claw meat mixture.
In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar or lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste and add to lobster mixture. Toss salad gently just to combine well. Salad may be prepared up to this point 8 hours ahead and chilled, covered.
Just before serving, stir shredded basil into salad. Mound about 1/2 cup salad into each reserved lobster tail and arrange on a platter. Transfer remaining salad to a serving bowl and garnish platter and bowl with basil.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
And he's an idiot. On top of that, he's rude and has no idea how to take care of the people who are giving us a paycheck-the customers. The first time I talked to him he asked me if I watched the Simpsons. When I told him no, he said, "What are you stupid!?!? Everyone watches the Simpsons!"
Um. Not everyone, bucko.
Next, he walked out onto the line (he works in the back of the kitchen) and told us all that we're doing a great job and that he's proud of us. Now, to most of you, you're thinking, "Ok...that seems like a nice thing to do." But it's not. Because he's a jerk and he's saying it just to make us like him.
The last straw though was when he asked me for food. This is normally ok but on this day, we were so busy that I had to keep asking the kitchen for fresh fish because I was running out. I was making fish tacos and without the fish, well, you get it...
So this jackass came out from the kitchen and asked me for a fish taco. I said ok and began making him one. And then he said, "That's not a good piece of fish-give me another one."
Now to another aside-the day before he said, "I want a taco." and I said, "PLEASE". He was angry that I made him say please. See? Rude.
Back to the "I want a better piece of fish" episode. I said, "This is a perfectly good piece of fish-I have to save the rest for our customers." He went "Pfft" and said, "Forget it" and walked away.
Why is it that the piece of fish I gave you wasn't good enough for you but it's good enough for our customers? Listen jerkface loser boy-you are not our priority. We get the food that is left over. Our paying customers are more important and you are to wait for food like the rest of us. In the event that you get food before we pull it off of the line, you will take what you get because there are still PAYING customers who get the best food.
I can't stand that guy. Who says "The bomb digity" anymore anyway?