Ravings and Rantings

Welcome to my cloud! It's got a nice silver lining somewhere.....Some ranting, some raving--mostly positive stuff,lots of jokes (I can't stay serious). Nothing going on here that a pina colada or mohito can't fix.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

59th Street Bridg(e) Song

Hey world, cold enough for ya?

Hope the sun continues on Monday but that would really be pushing our luck. Didn't go anywhere today, too busy cooking. Mostly new stuff, hope it turns out. Found some really disgusting stuff at the back of the bottom shelf of the fridge. I mean disgusting, unrecognizable...

Oh well at least it's gone now. Didn't know it was there. Might have even tossed out a cure for something...

The biggest issue I've run into with healthy eating (well besides the fact that brownies aren't health food) is lunch at work. Usually forget to pack a lunch and haven't had energy to make my own--but the stuff in the cafeteria is really gross. They put mayo on everything in sandwiches, PLUS mustard and lettuce, then whatever else. This makes whatever you buy wet, gooey and definitely odd-tasting.

So today made healthy soup (leeks, garlic, onion, lentils, carrots, tomatoes, celery and herbs de Provence) and yesterday got yogurt-ish stuff (mousse?) and the sandwich stuff is ready AND even got pears. So this week will skip the mayo-mustard mess.

Haven't heard from anyone in my family but Mom today (decided to skip dinner out). Sis is working morning, noon and night at her job. I used to work where she is now. It involved 95 hour weeks for 4 years, and when I burned out was just tossed aside, called a quitter, and the whole thing was very unpleasant. It is hard watching her do the same thing to herself that I went through. She does have her partner to rein her in every once in a while though, that's a good saving grace. D in my office is doing exactly the same thing. Her job is to put stuff together. It's coming in poorly written, so she's re-writing it herself. You can't do that for 5900 people. But she's trying. M and I keep nagging her to quit but she's too 'down in the hole' and needs to crash before she'll listen. The thing is she's adopting a baby and soon is going to have her hands very very full. It's like watching a car crash happen. Helpless feeling.

Hope your weekends were full and happy, world. Watched Bridget Jones' Diary again today (love Colin F) AND The Whole Nine Yards. Love that movie too. The Matthew Perry character reminds me so much of my little brother it isn't funny. Right down to the bitchy wife (check) and mother in law (check) from Montreal (check). The wife's first name is right too! Just howled with laughter when that movie first came out.

Off to search for jokes!

Have a great Monday, world!!

Bridg

8 Comments:

  • At 2/12/2006 08:04:00 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said…

    Glad to hear you're cooking up a storm! I remember the cafeterias at both national archive buildings downtown...ugh...I feel your pain. Then there was the crappy food I was force fed at culinary school. Then there was the caf I worked at at the university... Yep; you're always better off making your own lunch in my opinion.

     
  • At 2/12/2006 09:36:00 PM, Blogger greatwhitebear said…

    besides the fact tha blogger refuses to let me post anything on my own blog (I think the AG is pissed off about the smoking dutch cleanser thing), the weekend here was great. Baby sat the granddaughters while there parents went to see the gay cowboy movie. Verdict, good, but not great!

    WC - wait a minute.. you had crappy food at CULINARY SHCOOL?

     
  • At 2/12/2006 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said…

    GWB: perhaps you were a little late coming to my blog. It's all in the archives. The students were fed leftovers, experiments gone wrong, basically any old crap they could sling together. The restaurant food was amazing, but we never got any of that.

     
  • At 2/12/2006 11:31:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    WC that's a terrible way to treat the future culinary masters! Can't wait to make more soup, there is a green pea recipe I"m all ready to go on as soon as the lentil stuff is gone.

    GWB look out for those guys. On the other hand, how smart could the guy be to suggest that anyone smoked cleanser??? Sounds like you had a fun time with the grandkiddies. WC did a great review of it at her place...

     
  • At 2/13/2006 12:09:00 AM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said…

    Actually, the culinary students got a three course French meal for their first 3 months - this is where they learned their basic techniques, plating, and had palate training. So while we in pastry ate beef gristle in gravy, they were having a gourmet feast. We in pastry were so jealous because their lunches looked so amazing, but they were sick of the food and gaining all kinds of weight. It changed for them in their advanced phase, when they had to eat what the rest of us were eating. Then they saw how it was on the other side.

     
  • At 2/13/2006 04:27:00 PM, Blogger tshsmom said…

    GWB, maybe blogger doesn't like hockey?! hehe

    Bridg, legumes, unlike pizza, are wonderful diet food. Especially if you have a heart problem. ;)

     
  • At 2/13/2006 08:07:00 PM, Blogger Casually Me said…

    I have no sense of smell and am not a very good housekeeper...so when I find things like you did...it's a double surprise...lol....

     
  • At 2/13/2006 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Hey CM I don't have much of a sense of smell either--know what you mean about double surprise ick.

    Thanks for the advice tshsmom, you would not believe the stuff I bought (included legumes--lima beans! and broccoli/cauliflower to snack on). Made garlic shrimp with peas tonight only the peas looked several years old. OK OK freezing doesn't always last forever....

     

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