Saturday, February 03, 2007

Nuthin' much

I seem to be in a mid winter slump. I feel ratty and uninspired. I am in one of those funks where nothing seems to feel right and I am the wrong size for my skin. There are plenty of chores that need to be done and nothing that I want to do. I am tired of everything. I don't feel like doing chores or going to the gym. I want to be entertained but I don't feel like going to the movies or the museum or shopping or reading or blogging. I would just go back to bed, but even that doesn't have much appeal.

This is terrible. I am feeling about as reasonable as a bored 7 year old. I know this too will pass. In part it is this grey time of year that feels dreary even on sunny days. The doldrums will pass in a few days or hours or minutes. That's the thing, you never know what will flip the switch. Well, whether I want to or not I will head out to the gym, to pursue my futile and misguided attempts to see if with enough exercise I can whip myself into vaguely human shape. After that, I don't know. Maybe I should try a little retail therapy. Argh! I have too much crap already. See what I mean?

Thursday, February 01, 2007


The stupidity of this city and our idiot mayor leaves me speechless. I hope the humorless jackass and his moronic lawsuit are laughed out of court. Jeeeezus H. Christ. On toast.

Sad morning

It's a very sad day today. Columnist Molly Ivans has died. I always found her both funny and astute, and I loved the fact that it didn't matter which side of the aisle people were on, if a politician was being a dumbass they were going to hear about it from Molly. If for one am going to miss her columns and I would have loved to hear what she had to say about the '08 race. So stop for a moment to think about Molly and take a minute to make fun of George in her memory.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Yesterday Morning

I was getting ready to go about my lawful occasions yesterday morning, at my usual obscene hour, when I happened to look out my window and saw this sunrise. The first indication that we might actually get the snow they were predicting. The sunrise was much more spectacular than the actual snowfall.


I finally decided that I have to do something about the steady diet of boneless, skinless chicken breast, brown rice, plain yogurt and whey protein that I have been living on for the past few weeks.

Tonights dinner, pork roast. I pulverized some fennel seed with some salt and some garlic cloves into a paste. Thank goodness for the mini cuisinart. I then poked holes in the roast and stuffed the fennel, garlic paste into the little holes. It is currently roasting away and will come out of the oven when we have achieved 160 degrees internal temperature. In the meantime I am going to start on the cabbage, which once cut into a chiffonade will be cooked with some onions and cider vinegar until it is tender. I will finish it off with some sliced apples and apple cider. While it is not on my diet I will serve this up with egg noodles. It may not seem like much, but this is really living it up. I sort of wish I could still drink. A nice bottle of Orvieto would probably go really well with this, or maybe a rhine wine like gerwerztraminer. Oh well, I will have to be satisfied with the possible.