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( Sep. 26th, 2009 08:37 pm)
When shown tonight's dinner, the Bit said "SUSHISUSHISUSHISUSHIYAYAYAYAYAY!" in one high-pitched squeal of delight. She proceeded to demolish several pieces of sashimi, two pieces of bagel roll, an eel, a salmon, and a tuna sushi, and some California roll. She disdained the parsley though, so she's not a complete freak. Of course, this is also the four year old who calls brussel sprouts "yummyyums" and is wandering around with an orange glowstick claiming to be "Firegirl" so she may just be mostly a freak.

In other news, the people who introduced me to Plants vs Zombies have a lot to answer for. Namely, "where did all my free time go" and "can I have just one more level?" Addictive little game. Really addictive.
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( Sep. 30th, 2007 08:40 am)
Yesterday's lunch for tLD featured fried catfish. While happily munching on it, she held up one of the pieces and asked, "What's this?"

"It's catfish," I said and then watched as she started waving the catfish piece back and forth in the air.

"It's swimming!" she declared firmly.

"Can it swim to your mouth?" I asked?

"Yes!" *tLD eats Catfish*

She picks up the next bit and starts moving it towards me. "It's swimming to Mommy," she says.

Not being a fool who would turn down fried catfish, I asked, "Is it swimming to Mommy's mouth?"

She gave this about a half-second consideration, said, "NO" most firmly and then ate the rest of her catfish.
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( Feb. 14th, 2007 09:50 pm)
I actually went out to dinner on Valentine's day for what may be the first time ever. Alas, my husband is in a different state, but I was at least eating with my in-laws. It was...actually kinda sweet. The resturant brought me and my mother-in-law a rose each (careful, [livejournal.com profile] outlawcoon; I thought of you) with our appetizers, and there were Sweethearts on the table when we arrived. I always like seeing my husband's family, so it was quite happy.

Dinner was fried oyster stew (amazing), pumpkin ravioli (outstanding) and a brownie (tasty). I also snagged a pomegrante martini just to try one. It was good and probably far more deadly than it tasted. Generally a happy and pleasant evening.

Still, I miss my home family. Two more nights.

(Also? The pink has got to go.)
Going to DC today. Pray that the weather gods are kind.

Dinner last night at Rumi's Kitchen with the rest of Team Darkling. We were all apparently Too White for our appetizer orders. One of the staff commented on our choices as being very "authentic". As all the of appetizers were out of this world tasty, I think I can live with that. Ordering required a little dodging around lentils, lemon juice and nuts, but we managed well enough.

I ordered the Dolmeh and Lamb Kabobs. Other appetizer orders were for Borani Spinach, Tahdeeg and Mast Mousir with more kabobs, and Ghormeh Sabzi for entrees. Dessert (split five ways because we were all stuffed) was frozen rice noodles with pomegrantes and lime juice. Soooooo tasty. I highly recommend a visit.

And now, I'm going to go start my travel. Wish me luck.
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( Feb. 5th, 2007 04:22 pm)
Last night was a pork experiment.

Turned out rather well. )
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( Mar. 19th, 2006 07:36 am)
tLD woke up a little early this morning, and I'm letting [livejournal.com profile] touchstone have an extra hour of sleep. As such, I have a few minutes while tLD practices her cruising skills to update. Right now she's hanging on to the bookshelf with a very pleased look on her face.

Friday evening, although full of missteps and barely made connections turned out remarkably well. It would have been better for the presence of [livejournal.com profile] sulleniguana, but he was home with a sleeping baby. Still, we got to see [livejournal.com profile] luckyphooka and [livejournal.com profile] sirdrow along with the coon, so it remained a good evening for lazy socializing.

Yesterday morning was a massage that clearly worked out something nasty from my shoulders as I had a lingering hangover-like headache for much of the morning. This morning, however, my shoulders feel fantastic -- a delightful feeling for a change. Then last night we took [livejournal.com profile] kingfrog and SweetiePie out to Canoe for their (only slightly late) Christmas present. Dinner was delightful. I had pheasant for the first time (which tasted only slightly like chicken), but what I really enjoyed was the cheese-tray appetizer. Oh and dessert. Bread pudding is one of my favorite comfort foods, and this one was very tasty. (Although I could have eaten an entire bowlful of [livejournal.com profile] touchstone's Guinness ice cream.)

(Side comment for the Hobbit: they gave me a black napkin as well. As far as we can determine, it's based on dark-colored slacks (not jeans or anything similiar) so that you don't wind up with white lint on dark pants. Guys are apparently uninterested in the whole Lint Disaster and are thus exempt from the rule. I will report more on this theory as finances and time allow.)

I was puzzled by one thing. A nearby table of at least twelve had several men (older than I am) wearing baseball caps. Hats. In a restaurant. While I'll grudgingly allow that for some place like McDonald's this is passable, why would you wear a hat to a sit-down restaurant -- much less a really nice restaurant? I shake a fist. Next thing you know, everyone will be wearing white shoes before Easter and civilization as we know it will collapse.
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( Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:05 am)
It's a lovely day outside, not like yesterday which was glorious and beautiful, but lovely -- in that it's like snuggling down in a soft blanket. There's something soothing about the gray misty weather of early spring. There are buds on the trees, daffodils blooming, and the dogwoods are starting to think about cracking open. I love this time of year. It's like Nature has just taken the stage, spread out her arms into the first pose of a fantastic dance. She hasn't moved yet, but there is this breathless expectation in the air. Mmm, happy.

Other happiness includes coffee from Dunkin Donuts. Much as I dislike Starbucks in general, they have done one fantastic thing. They have convinced most places that sell coffee to upgrade their coffee selection. DD now has really tasty coffee that I'm sure they didn't have several years ago.

Two Cute Coon Kit Tales )

Nothing much else to report. Back to work.
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