Monthly Archives: January 2007

Nasty Food MeMe

I stole found this over at Spo-Reflections. I highly recommend you stop over and have a look around…he’s a great guy!

1.Your oddest craving?
French fries dipped in vanilla ice cream.

2. The forbidden food?
I’m with Spo on this one – Veal.

3. A dish that makes you queasy?
Liver.  Just typing it gave me chicken skin.

4. Your least favorite food vegetable?
Mushrooms.

5. Your worst cooking disaster?
Well, I remember a few bread recipes that ended up as doorstops.

6. A Cooking exercise you don’t do well?
Omelettes. They always turn into scrambles because I tend to fill them too full and can’t flip them.

7. Food that arouses the most suspicion?
Velveeta. When they have to tell you it’s a cheese food, you have to wonder.  Oh…and Maraschino Cherries.

8. A drink you used to drink but no more?
Amaretto. It’s a long story.

9. Least favorite fast food chain?
Olive Garden. Italian Denny’s.

10. When in doubt, eat….
Again in agreement with Spo – Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Only I prefer mine with Ball Park Franks. It’s a killer!

11. A restaurant faux pas that would get you to speak up?
Gluey pasta!

12. Is there something spoiled in the fridge right now?
There’s usually half an onion or some slimy celery to be found decaying in the bottom of the produce drawer.

13. Food you can’t buy as your spouse/partner won’t allow it in the house.
None.

14. Food your spouse/partner likes that you don’t like.
Chicken Livers. Ewww, go brush your teeth!

15. Your least favorite type of cuisine?
Russian. Root veggie overload.

16. A food you hated as a child but now love?
Asparagus. Of course the story in my family is that I wouldn’t eat anything other than Macaroni & Cheese and Hot Dogs as a kid so I guess the real answer to this is everything.

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Only in the Pacific Northwest

On my way into work I heard that traffic was moving along at less than the speed limit due to…

…bright sunshine!

Ya’ gotta love Portland.

Phun Photo Phriday

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Hmmm…

My Fine Is…

$705.60.

Thanks to Tonka!

You can find the rules by visiting Tuna Girl.

State of the Union or Project Runway?

I’m watching MSNBC dissect the State of the Union Address and reading the scroll I see…

“Nancy Pelosi’s dress looks like it cost more than most Americans pay for their first home” followed by “Vice President Cheney was looking very dapper in his Navy Blue suit and purplish tie”.

No fucking wonder “W” was re-elected…after all…it’s just another reality show to these clueless fucks.

In keeping with this theme, instead of commenting on the actual speech itself, I have to give props to Ms. Pelosi for allowing us the joy of watching her bite her tongue to avoid getting up and slapping the bastard upside the head!

Tedium

Yeah…I’m still here, I’ve just been busy, and it’s going to continue like this until mid-March.  I was lucky this weekend….I got to work on Saturday!  Today was even better because I got to spend 7 hours formatting citations from numerous sources.  No two people use the same format so it’s a tedious job making sure all the commas, periods, page numbers, dates and journal titles are identical and correct.  I wish the big guy would use ‘EndNote’ or something but no…he wants to cut and paste or type the citations into the grant himself before turning it over to me to edit, proofread and verify.  Fortunately he pays me very well.

Tomorrow the fun continues with a faculty meeting which is the single most annoying part of my job.  I’m fortunate to be allowed this annoyance every month and to relive it while typing the minutes.  Whining bastards…I’d rather format citations!

Another Frosty Day

Today the ice on the road kept me from attempting to go to work. I don’t mind driving in the snow but ice is a different story and when you live on a hill it doesn’t take much to get into a lot of trouble. I don’t mind driving into a ditch…okay…I do mind driving into a ditch but I’d prefer it to sliding off the road and down the tree covered hillside. Tomorrow should be pretty icy too but it is warming a bit this afternoon so I shouldn’t have any trouble getting to work albeit a bit late.

The bad part about today was my internet connection stopped working mid-morning and just returned this evening. So after watching the second disc of Weeds I had to resort to the work I brought home in anticipation of this cold snap. I felt so isolated without my internet…strange. I thnk it’s because I don’t take the paper so I get all my news online. The local news stations were constantly repeating themselves with weather coverage so all national news is out the window as far as their concerned. Funny thing that we get snow every year and yet the local news acts as though it’s a never happened before and they have reporters on every corner in town. Go figure.

I’m sure work tomorrow will be extremely busy considering so few people made it to the Center these past couple days. With the grant writing/coordination picking up I’ll be lucky to find any free time for the rest of the week and will probably end up working some this weekend. I guess I can’t complain too much, I did have an extended holiday weekend and some beautiful snow. I have a few more pics I took during our hike in the park yesterday but I haven’t taken them off the camera yet so I’ll try to get them posted soon.