Gingerbread Overdose

I am still trying to get into the Christmas spirit. I used to love Christmas time, even during the many years I was girlfriendless.

This morning I stopped into the Caribou Coffee near my office (note that I have not been dropping in at Joe’s much lately — the lovely Ellen seems to work but one morning a week now. As much as I’d like to support the hood I miss her friendly smile) and bought a Gingerbread Latte and a slice of gingerbread. Do not try this at home, I am a trained coffee drinking professional and would hate for you kids to emulate me just because I look cool. Furthermore, such behavior will have adverse effects upon your waistline.

Dear Major Credit Card Company
Your gesture of raising my credit limit was generous, especially during this spending season. However, if you ever send me another letter containing my name, address, and entire credit card number again I will drop you so fucking fast it will make your head spin. You see the kids today have a name for such stupid behavior, it’s called “enabling identity theft” and I just won’t stand for it. This notice comes from the person whose credit card number you had to change earlier this year because someone made a fraudulent charge using it. Remember me now?

ITP Flickr Pic
Do we have manatees in Georgia?


Are there any at the aquarium?

Toad In The Hole
Those wacky Brits and there culinary escapades! Every once and a while I am tempted to make something bizarre and last night was one of those times.

A quick stop at le Kroger last evening provided me with all of the missing ingredients to make Toad In The Hole.

Toad In The Hole

btw – I don’t care how good Spotted Dick is supposed to be, that’s one dish I will never attempt to make.

Whatcha Doing For New Year’s Eve?
Made plans yet? I just did. With most of my partying friends now living in the world of parenthood I figured that I’d head out to one of my Safe Places : The EARL. For a mere $12 entrance fee I will be getting to see two of our better local bands, The Selmanaires and Tenement Halls, perform.

If history is any indicator then I will be single and perhaps even attending this solo, therefore The EARL will be a great place to get staggering drunk and then drag my ass home.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – ginger snappin’ — which is my new phrase for lonely, bored, and wish I was someone or somewhere else.
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing — “Bang Bang, You’re Dead”
Website Of The Day – The internet is hilarious. All you have to do is type in some word for a domain name, let’s say Gingerbread and someone has parked a website there.
Exercise (b)Log – none

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Gingerbread Overdose

  1. Martha says:

    I’m with you Paulie, I’m not ‘getting’ the warm holiday fuzzies this year. I’m trying to pretend like they don’t even exist.

    As for New Years it looks like I also will be alone and sitting at home and I HAVE a boyfriend.

  2. Barb says:

    Working on a house non-stop does not promote the holiday spirit at all. Maybe once we get moved in, that could change, but I doubt it. Oh well, no relatives will be here, so at least I don’t have to pretend to be festive. I have 2 Falcons tickets for Christmas Eve, and Allan will be putting out fires that night, so I need to find a date for that.

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I would certainly be interested in using that extra ticket if you’d like for me to join you.

  4. Martha says:

    Yes you can find manatees off the Georgia coast in the summer and no, I don’t remember seeing any at the GA Aquarium.

  5. Barb says:

    Awesome a Christmas Eve date with Paulie – that could definately work! Think Allan will get jealous? Doubtful…. he knows us both way too well. I’ll get with you on email later abotut he details. thanks! Alln you need to do is buy me a beer (or two……)

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Excellent! I will add it to the calendar and buy you a couple of beers at the game.

    btw – I also fill in well for Thrasher games, but will pass on Hawks games. 🙂

  7. The dish is called “Toad In The Hole”. Click on the picture and it will take you to the recipe I’ve added to the Flickr picture.

  8. Barb says:

    now that I see the recipe, it actually looks pretty good. But – you didn’t say, how did it taste? My only adapation (because I can never actually follow a recipe as is) I would have used ground sausage…… and maybe add some cheese. & maybe add bacon, because everything is better with bacon.

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    It tasted good, but would have been much better with a higher quality sausage. The sausage I had on hand were no better than glorified hot dogs.

    People have suggested cooked onions, and cheese as tasty additions.

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