We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan Irving Townsend, “The Once Again Prince,” Separate Lifetimes, 1986 Safe… Read more →
So I got this brilliant idea to jump rope for 5 minutes in the morning to get the ol heart a pumping.
I managed one.
One minute with a break.
Jumping rope is HARD. Wow
So I’m at boxing last night and of course they are playing music wicked loud which is awesome since, you know, we’re pounding the shit out of stuff. We have a mini break between the first and second time you do the circuit, so you can actually hear the music.. Iron Man is playing on the radio.. you know, that… Read more →
You know that post that went up on Saturday super late at night?
That was supposed to be for this morning. I
“scheduled it” for Monday morning… last week. **facepalm**
But I know most people read blogs early in the mornings and I didn’t want you all to miss my new favorite post about my mother’s father, so I’m mentioning it again.
If you’ve already read my Homage to Poppa, wander over to From Scratch Club where I talk about my father’s mother and write about Stobhach Gaelach (which sounds fancy but it’s actually.. not)
We called my maternal grandfather “Poppa”. I don’t remember why.. I think because someone couldn’t say “Grampa” and I’m going to guess that someone was me. I have a lot of memories of Poppa but the two that stick out the most are the time he taught me to “just cut that mold off the cheese.. it’s fine” and watching… Read more →
I have a pretty good rant going on in my head right now but I shall refrain from posting it until it sounds less … viscious. But there are times I wish no one in meatspace knew who I was so I could feel free to just go off on how I really feel at the time that I’m feeling it.
Perhaps this is a good lesson in controlling my temper and knowing when to walk away.
So someone ordered lunch today and the deli made a mistake and sent an extra sandwich. (yes they called… and yes the deli said “keep it”)
It was a Rueben.
Which is my all time favorite sandwich. Which is also no on the eating plan especially since I had bread AND macaroni yesterday.
It was hard to say no to that you guys.
But now I want a Rueben.
So I’m gonna make myself work for it.
I have sauerkraut going right now and it’s fermenting up a storm.
I have a brisket in the freezer that I can “corn” to make corned beef.
I have an awesome sourdough Jewish Onion Rye recipe. I’ll start the sour on the same day I put the brisket in the brine.
I’ll have to find a recipe for home made Russian Dressing and I’ll have to buy the Swiss.. oh well.
I’m going to make a Rueben as much as from scratch as possible.. cool, yes?
I am a sucker for jerky. It used to be that I was the only one who understood the allure of jerky but evidently that’s changed. I’m seeing so much love for jerky lately that it just warms my heart. Jerky is the perfect food, in my book. It’s portable, it’s shelf stable, it’s loaded full of protein. Awesome for… Read more →
A few days ago, I commented that I was pit checking all day… and the reason was that I was testing out a new DIY project. Deodorant. Yes, really. See, I’ve been using an antiperspirant for years and I know this isn’t really good for the human body. I mean, we sweat for a reason, right? Bodies are meant to… Read more →
Remember when I made FrankenCheese? I actually made two kinds of FrankenCheese For as much as I love bacon, I wanted to try something different with that second batch. Ok, I’m lying. I burnt the bacon. I know.. I know.. horrible, horrible crime against the porky goodness, but I just.. well, I wasn’t paying attention, okay? Sheesh. Well, so anyway,… Read more →