Monday, October 28, 2013
Things from the weekend
We're doing stuff a little different this Monday recap. I'm here to share this weekend's "things."
Most irritating thing: Drivers swerving into my lane/cutting people off at the last minute. This is how 90% of people are driving now and it just makes me want to move to an atoll and learn to spear fish and get Castaway thin. I know now why the prayer I say for the Mr every morning is necessary.
Cutest thing: My grandpa had a spreadsheet full of dudes names for some lunch they have every month where they live. Some people have died, new guys have moved in so the printed spreadsheet was looking rather ragged. He asked if I could re-type it on my typewriter. I told him I could do it on the computer. When I came over to get the list, he had gotten a ruler and re-drew the blank spreadsheet on a piece of paper for me to "type" in on the computer. ;-)
Newest thing: A new grocery store opened (kind of Trader Joe-ish) and we went in even though it was packed to the gills and aren't crowd people. They had some good prices on some things but then really jacked 'em up on others. Like we pay $2.99 for light Babybel's at TJ's and this place wanted $2.00 more. I was highly annoyed when we got home and I looked at the receipt and the 2 lbs. of brussels I got from them was $1.00 more a pound than the guy told us. I know it sounds stupid but I paid like $1.50 more than I would've paid at TJ's and I was headed there later. I'll try not to hold it against them but list your friggin' prices on a tag or don't carry the item. Pffft. On the plus side, the cauliflower I got was so huge I will not likely run out for over 2 weeks. They also gave the Mr a freebie of some blueberry yogurt the guy in training liked a lot. We'll likely go back. I found chia seeds in bulk for $4.99/lb over $9.99/lb from Whole Foods so since we're already down that way anyway, I'll be gettin' my chia on.
Saddest thing: Lou Reed and Marcia Wallace both died and John McVie from Fleetwood Mac was diagnosed with cancer.
Most uncomfortable thing: James Franco roast I ran across while flipping channels or basically roasts in general. Everyone is so mean and people look so uncomfortable...not just the roastee but the people waiting to roast that inevitably get ragged on too. I spend most of my time cringing, gasping and depending on who it is, I am physically unable to change the channel. Whoever came up with this "honor" should be firmly smacked about the neck and face.
Halloweeniest thing: Whilst perusing a warehouse for some deals on antiques, we were approached by Waldo with a bowl of candy asking if we'd like a piece. So what happens when you find Waldo? Was I supposed to keep him? Thanks for the Starburst, kid!
Culinary thing: When we were buying our other brussels from Trader Joe's, a woman was coming out of the back and said she always asks people how they prepare them. I told her the way I do them most often and she said that sounded awesome. She said someone told her they do them with brown sugar and butter and another person did them with maple syrup. I tried them tossed with 1 tbsp of maple syrup before grilling them and they were quite good. A nice little hint of maple that caramelized into brussels goodness.
What were some things from your weekend?
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