I know it's been a while since I had a real update, and for that, I apologize. First of all, for those concerned, the scale told me 246 today. So no worries there, I'm still maintaining. I'm quite tired of working out, thinking of trying Pilates or yoga or really, just something different. More on that as it develops. Well...maybe.
Cooking experiments continue apace. Last thing I tried was a fresh tomato sauce a couple weeks ago. Six tomatoes from the farmer's market, cored then blanched then peeled then seeded then chopped. Half of that went into a blender with oregano, basil, garlic, salt and pepper and spun it up good. Mixed that with the half that was still chopped. Now, at that point I probably should've just mixed it with half a pound of cooked pasta (I started this because I didn't want to simmer a sauce for an hour on the stove during the hottest week of the year), but instead, I browned some Italian sausage and chopped onion, THEN mixed it all together, THEN tossed it with a pound of pasta. In the end, it wasn't very tomato-y, which is disappointing because they have awesome tomatoes at that farmer's market. Not bad by any stretch, just not what I was going for. I'll try something new tomorrow for my next date with Susann.
Hey, look everyone, a segue! Susann found me on OKCupid, which I joined for the quizzes, but stayed because...well, it was free. Anyway, she's same age as me, works as a chemist for a manufacturer but doesn't like it, digs the sci-fi (big Battlestar Galactica fan, which finally gives me the excuse to check out the show), but doesn't get into video games. No philosophical objections or anything, she just says that she doesn't have the dexterity. (I plan to introduce her to Katamari Damacy in the near future.) She's tall with gorgeous eyes and has this wide, dimpled smile that's more addictive than the fabled meth-crack-heroin. We've only been going out a week, but tomorrow will be date #4, which I think is rather remarkable. So, in short: she's pretty nifty. And she thinks I'm pretty nifty too.( Collapse )