Somebody Has The Case Of The “Mondays”

There were a lot more “couldas” and “shouldas” this weekend than I normally care to admit to, but all in all I had a decent time. Priority #1 should have been planning for Arizona next week (yes, I know I have this pesky half-marathon on Saturday that I couldn’t be any less prepared to run, but Arizona is a bigger fish to fry right now), but I never seem to get around to that.

Perhaps it was because I had declared last Friday “Food Day”, I seemed to do a lot of cooking this weekend.

My Air Conditioning Is Officially Not Working
Dammit.

ITP Flickr Pic
Here is one of the meals I prepared…

Great Way To Start The Day, #2

A fantastic breakfast consisting of a fried egg, sausage, and biscuits.

I’ve been Shreked!
I don’t know why all of the noises last night caught me off guard and kept me up a lot last night. I should feel a lot more secure now that I have an ogre protecting the house.

(picture still in camera)

Apparently a friendly person gifted me the toy from her Happy Meal on Saturday. She placed it discreetly in the corner of my carport and is probably waiting to see how long it took for me to see it. The official answer is “Sunday morning.”

Watching TV Pays Off?
It’s cool when I learn something and am able to use the knowledge nearly immediately. On Sunday morning I watched an episode of America’s Test Kitchen and they were making fish and chips. In the episode they mentioned a technique for par-cooking the chips (potatoes) by microwaving them in oil so that they would fry up quicker. I was able to play with this concept and use it for some potatoes I grilled up Sunday night. It was a smashing success.

Survivor Is Over (Again)
A clean sweep for Earl. The outcome was not surprising, even though Survivor tried to change things up by putting three people into the final voting. I still don’t believe that Dre(amz) was “lying” the entire time. Why he thought that he had a chance of winning a million dollars after double-crossing Yau-Man still baffles me.

I only watched about ten minutes of the “Reunion Show”, those have become less and less interesting to me over the years.

I will be hard-pressed to watch another season of Survivor. I think the format has run its course for me.

Heard On The Train
A woman fielded a cellphone call and was speaking about Mother’s Day…

She ain’t no mother.
If she wants to be a mother she better get a baby.
She needs to start something up to get one.

Sometimes it pays off to shed the headphones and listen to those around you.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – bleh
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Clientele — “Bookshop Casanova” followed by Husker Du — “Makes No Sense At All” (w00t!)
Website Of The Day – You’ve no doubt heard about YouTube by now, but have you heard of Break?
Exercise (b)Log – none, I am a lazy ass
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta

May Goals
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 200 lbs)
2) Exercise at least five days per week.
3) Read two books, specifically
3a) “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York”
3b) “The Evolution Of Useful Things…”

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Somebody Has The Case Of The “Mondays”

  1. Martha says:

    Hum…who had a happy meal on Saturday???

    I love Americaโ€™s Test Kitchen, their mag is also really good, but kind of expensive (no ads). I’ve learned a lot from watching that show. They did a great show on grilling pizza…fantastic!!

    Thanks for putting up with us (me) on Saturday.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Stacy had a Happy Meal. I assume she also left Shrek.

    I used to get Cooks Illustrated for about five years. Last year I finally realized that I wasn’t making any of their recipes. ๐Ÿ™ I let my subscription lapse but they keep sending me magazines hoping to get me back.

    You were all fine on Saturday. Nobody hurled, that makes me happy. And you were all drunk enough not to notice my poor bbq skills.

  3. Stacy says:

    *Laugh* Shrek you I did! And, yes, you found it more quickly than I had thought. ๐Ÿ˜€

    And, no, you were not a bad cook — that was one damn good burger (even if it didn’t come with a Shrek). And I think I owe you an entire container of potato salad (among other things… like beer, and burgers!); I seem to remember me and Martha just eating directly out of it until it was completely gone.

  4. Martha says:

    “me and Martha just eating directly out of it”

    God I was hoping I had remembered that wrong, I also seem to remember just grabing a burger off the grill and chowing down, no bun, no plate…classy ladies…

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I highly recommend the America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. I’ve used the par-cooking trick several times, particularly when adding potatoes to a roast leg of lamb…mmmmmm. Now I’ve made myself hungry.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Haha, yes you two did a great number on the potato salad. On Sunday I picked up a small container because I still had a hankering for some. ๐Ÿ™‚

    No replacement is necessary. I bought all of that food so that my friends could come over and get something into their stomach to help fight the alcohol.

  7. Martha says:

    the alcohol still won!

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I knew that it would, that’s why I didn’t make it to the beer festival. Believe me, I *wanted* to go, but I know my abilities and refusing “free” beer is not one of them.

  9. Helga says:

    The Mom’s Day cell phone chat had me howling! Whoo hoo.

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