Notes from Around Here
Posted by thedarwinexception on July 19, 2007
So there was no testimony today in the Spector trial – so I had the whole day to do other things. And I ended up not doing a whole hell of a lot. I did sit on the couch and catch up on all the stuff I tivo’d in the last few weeks. I got caught up on Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List – which I love, and Top Chef, which I love.
I wish I could cook like those chefs on Top Chef. But, I have absolutely no idea what a seviche is, or chorizo, or a chipolte, or a balsamic reduction, and I don’t like mushrooms, which they seem to use quite a lot of. And I don’t think I’ve ever had fennel. And they seem to make a lot of stuff “tartar”, which I think means “raw”, and there’s no way I am eating anything “tartar” unless it comes out of a Little Debbie box.
But I would like to make a seviche *and* a reduction, because, you know, I’d like to serve Paul a dinner just once where I can say “Yes, this is Tyson’s frozen chicken breasts, taken out of the box, thawed and lightly broiled in the oven. I finished them with a light seviche and a balsamic reduction. On the side is a fennel and Del Monte canned corn dressing and Instant Mashed potatoes. For dessert – Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream with a blueberry reduction.”
Because I’m just fancy like that.
Oh – and guess what *else* I did today??
I went to the fairgrounds and entered all my stuff in the fair! I downloaded the application this morning, and I realized when I was looking over the application that only the *application* had to be in by tomorrow! I have until August 1st to finish everything! So I am *really* excited. I am exhibitor number 767, which I hope doesn’t mean that there are 766 other knitted things in the competition. But since I have until August 1st, I got *really* brave and entered the bunting (which is done), the design my own sweater set (which is almost done), the Winnie the Pooh outfit (almost done) *and* I added another knit sweater with a little pair of pants that match that I picked up the yarn for this past weekend. This outfit is going to be for a member of AFCA who is expecting a baby in November. Well, his wife is, anyway. And the outfit is for the baby, not the guy who has a wife that’s expecting.
But, the design my own sweater is done – except I haven’t sewed the seams yet or blocked it – that’s coming, though. And I need to sew the buttons on the front of the sweater. I can’t decide if I want yellow or green buttons, so I haven’t picked those out yet. The hat is done, too, and now I am working on the bootees.
Here is the sweater and the hat – the hat picture is blurry, but you get the idea.
And when I was headed for the fairgrounds this morning, I happened to look over at the formerly dead lady’s house next door. She has something really weird going on (doesn’t she always?) But, no, this is really odd. She has this window that faces the front of the house, it’s back and to the side of the house a bit. And I notice that the curtains are really long. And we already know they are tied up with vines, right? But the curtains themselves look really “long” to me. So I look a little closer, and I realize that the curtains are on the outside of the window. I shit you not. Now, at first I think “Oh, she has opened the windows, and the curtains are blowing free in the breeze. Romantic. A little odd, but you see that sometimes.” But, no, the windows aren’t open. The windows are closed. And the curtains are hanging on the OUTSIDE of the window. Now, I ask you, how fucking weird *is* this bitch? Is this like a normal thing in some cultures? Besides ZOMBIE culture?
Oh, and here’s a picture of another kind of flower that grows on that side of my house. because I can’t go over there and have her see me snapping pictures, I have to have some kind of believable reason as to why I am carrying a camera over there, so I take pictures of the flowers. You guys were pretty good at identifying the poppies I had over there – so what are these?