Friday, January 30, 2004

Disposable Silverware

Microwaved a Trader Joe's Vegan Pad Thai frozen meal replacement system for a snack. When I was done, I threw the empty plastic bowl in the garbage, along with the metal fork I'd used.

I'd just changed the liner, so it wasn't a problem to retrieve the fork.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Strictly Speaking, Not My Fault

Had a long meeting today that included lunch. Standard Marriot catering deal, sandwiches and wraps. Took a chicken breast sandwich and dug in. It looked a bit soggy, but otherwise okay.

That wasn't chicken.

It was cheese. Big chunks of mozzarella.


Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I Sense a Trend Here

Two things from last night:
1. I forgot to lock my car again. I blame a bag of groceries from Trader Joe's.
2. As mentioned, I made chili last night. I also made a simple side dish of asparagus and garlic in soy sauce, steamed in the microwave. Which is fine, except I forgot about it and left it in the microwave until this morning.

Stay tuned for #2, Part 2, when I try to eat it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Feels Like...Burning

I'm making a chili right now. Turkey, with tomatoes, onions, black beans. The usual stuff. I also decided to add some red and green thai chilis, which have been drying in my kitchen for the past few months. I crumbled them up with my bare hands.

My hands are now on fire.

At least I didn't touch any sensitive areas or mucous membranes.

Oddly enough, the chili doesn't taste particularly hot.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Oh, That Square Thing With the Buttons on My Keychain.

Left my car unlocked overnight again. I keep forgetting that after opening the hatchback, I need to lock it again.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

The Wrong Dot

The reason I've been getting up late the past few mornings -- my alarm was set for PM times. Not AM. Which I am told indicates "mornings."

Friday, January 09, 2004

Thumb Sandwich

Had a few cold ones last night. Didn't have much of a dinner, so I made a turkey ham sandwich. As I was chomping down, I bit down on my thumb. Hard. Didn't break the skin (caught most of it on my thumbnail), but it hurt a lot at the time. It's still sore.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004


Forgot about last Sunday: I got a call from my friend Corey, asking me to pick him up from Dulles Airport. No problem. Except as I was leaving the house, I forgot my car keys. No problem. Except my car keys were attached to my house keys. That's a problem.

To make a mid-sized story short, my friend Paul drove over, we went and got Corey from the airport, and then went to an undisclosed location to get my spare key.

Coffee 101

This morning, I went to the coffeemaker (a Black and Decker brew-into-a-mug, hooked up to a timer) and realized that I'd forgotten to fill it with water last night.

Monday, January 05, 2004

Sniff, Sniff

Last night, I was making a baking a bunch of meat-products for the week ahead. The meat-products included glazed drumsticks, meatloaf, and some turkey sausages (which went in last). I fell asleep, and was dreaming of steak when I woke up. Sniff, my neighbor making steak and eggs for breakfast? That's odd, I've never gotten kitchen smells from...uh-oh.

So I had 7 carbonized turkey sausage links in a baking dish.