Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hopefully not a Trifecta

So far this week, country legend Porter Wagoner, who launched Dolly Parton's career, and singer Robert Goulet have died. Hopefully this will not be a trifecta week . . .

Crazy Inventions

This is the kind of stuff we send around at work for entertainment . . . this first crazy invention called the Transition, a small plane that turns into a car. So you can fly yourself somewhere, land, then get on the road and go. Can you imagine?

The next is the Walkstation--the answer to stopping the weight you gain by sitting on your ass at a desk day after day doing useless, pointless work and getting no exercise. Pretty crazy!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Bird in the House is Worth . . .

Well, my adventure this weekend involved trapping and releasing a sparrow to get it out of my house. We often leave the back door open for air and we don't have a screen cause my dog destroyed two in a row and I decided not to put one back on. So yesterday I was in the basement doing some work and I hear a big scuffle upstairs involving said dog. Jeffro went up to investigate what my bad dog was doing, and when he got upstairs, all he kept saying was "oh my God!" then finally "there's a bird in the house!" I went running upstairs and there it was perched on the window sill in my bathroom (luckily). I took a towel and tried to catch him, until finally it landed in the trash can. I threw the towel over that and took it outside. It was pretty darned funny.

The rest of the weekend wasn't as eventful, though we did go out last night to our favorite sushi place, Matuba, then to Jay's in Clarendon to listen to a favorite local band, Catfish Honeymoon. They're always a great time, and had some fun new songs including Kathleen Edwards' awesome song "Back to You," which they did a great job covering.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stealing the Three-fer

1. My coworker that I share an office with has been sick, and coming in to work every day hacking and spewing her germs all over. To the point where now I feel like I'm on my way to getting sick.

2. I have to agree with Jeffro and Metrocurean that Morou got ripped off by getting kicked off The Next Iron Chef. Farrah Olivia is still my favorite local restaurant, the judges obviously have poor taste buds.

3. This recipe, posted by A Sizable Apple, is truly delicious and will be great when (if ever) the cold weather gets here. I changed it up a bit by cutting down the garlic a bit (used three instead of four cloves, and boy was it garlicky-good and cleared out my sinuses!), using Swiss Chard (don't like broccoli rabe), and sprinkled pamensan cheese at the end as I couldn't find fontina. I also added some crushed red pepper. Highly recommended!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Curse of the Cowboys

According to Jeffro, I have the power to make or break the results of the Dallas Cowboys games. Whenever I watch, apparently, their luck turns bad and they start losing. The minute I leave, things turn around and they win. So I have been relegated to the basement today for the remainder of the game, after they were losing at halftime. I'll have to look into this power more, to see how it can be used in conjunction with betting to earn big bucks.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Matt Nathanson Live

Last night Jeffro and I went to the 9:30 Club to see Matt Nathanson, one of our favorite live acts. He recently released a new album, Some Mad Hope, so it was cool to hear some new songs from him. Plus an excellent cover of Journey's Don't Stop Believing!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Gorgeous Weekend

It has been another beautiful weekend here in the DC area, trying to fool me into wishfully believing that winter will never arrive. However, when I walk the dogs in the morning, I am getting closer and closer to needing to wear some gloves cause my hands get cold easily.

Friday night Jeffro and I went to see Marah at Jammin' Java. Check out the footage that he took on his blog.

Yesterday I had my Italian class--it's hard to believe it's already 1/2 over. Then Jeffro surprised me with a picnic at Gravelly Point, which was the highlight of my weekend. Until Jeffro got sick, that is. We think he's fighing off a cold. The rest of the weekend was chores, errands, and long walks with the dogs.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Next Iron Chef

I'm so excited about the latest Food Network Show, The Next Iron Chef. It debuted last night and my local favorite chef, Morou, is one of the competitors! I absolutely love his restaurant, Farrah Olivia in Old Town.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Beautiful Weekend

This weekend was probably the most gorgeous weather we've had in quite a while. I spent a lot of time outside, particularly on Sunday, when Jeffro and I took his mom, who was visiting for the weekend, to the Occoquan Craft Fair. I didn't buy anything, but it was fun to walk around and see some of the vendors' fares. I even got a replacement pump for a soap dispenser that I'd gotten a couple of years ago.