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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cat-induced paranoia

I swear, the cats have intentionally made me paranoid. 

Lately, they've been unusually good.  Still, every time I even imagine I hear them in the sink, I get up to check on them.  So, when I'm hanging out reading, they go in the kitchen to play just to make me get up and find them being all "innocent."

Don't let their innocent appearance fool you.  They're evil.
Evil, I tell you.
I think they're laughing at me.

Today is only Tuesday

How is it that some weeks can seem to be packed all in one day.  Yes, I remember asking yesterday "Why does it have to be Monday."  But how is it only Tuesday, today?

Maybe it's the weather.  It is unseasonably--REALLY unseasonably--warm.  I was tempted to turn on the air conditioner yesterday.  Me.  Turning on the air conditioner.  In March.  So wrong.

I held out, though.  I waited for the summer storm to pass, then opened the windows to get the after-the-storm air into the house.  I love that kind of weather.

The problem is, it's March.  As much as I love hot, humid weather, if the temperature trend keeps up, it will be a very miserable summer.  Even for me.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Odd combinations

Some things that shouldn't go together, just do.  Like peanut butter and mayonnaise (hey, don't diss it till you try it--make sure it's Miracle Whip), peanut butter and apples, and Guns and Roses.

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to volunteer at the Food and Wine Experience Expo.  In return, I got free admission to the show.  Boy, was it crowded.  But it's fun to try different wine, tastes from various local restaurants (I had a steamed dumpling sandwich that was to die for), and interesting new gourmet items available locally and online.  Two of the gourmet shops sold things that I would never have thought of, but I highly recommend trying:

Cayenne shortbread by A Gourmet Thyme.
They say "savory, not sweet."  I'd actually say "sweet with a bit of heat."  I had to buy some of these to share with my wonderful guy.  I gave him without warning him that they have a bit of bite.  The response was something like, "Mmm.  Mmm.  Whoah!  Hey, these are spicy.  Cool!"

Beer and pretzel caramels by Sweet Jules Gifts.
How can anyone not like home made caramels?  Well, these aren't technically home made, but they taste like it.   I might have considered putting pretzels into caramels, but beer?  It's good, though.