Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
i stole this idea from another food blog....
- sushi from osaka. if you like sushi, this place is sushtastic! they have the best buffet ever! they also usually have papaya which is one of the best fruits ever.
- steak from abuelo's (papas anyone?)
- hummus from deliman's grill
- taramasalata from various hoity toity stores (i love you whole foods!)
- bubble tea and dumplings from pho bistro (sadly the one near me shut down)
- blue buffalo for the beasts (grain-free)
- steak something and garlic bread from salerno's
- diet limeade from sonic (gotta work the happy hour!)
- corn casserole and sweet potatoes from thanksgiving
- pretzels (toot toot!)
- judy's snicker cookies in pittsburgh
- la duni (everything!)
- eat zi’s
- prawns from empress of china
- Lobster chops (with scallops!) from … red lobster (hangs head)
- Jelly coconuts (every year)
- nick’s pizza
- beef and lemongrass noodles in houston at "Pho Something"
- wild wing café in houston
- marble slabbery
- vegas buffets (I wish they had some here… 19 bucks for all that and soda and dessert? Sign me up!) prime rib, sea bass, alaskan king crab legs, lychee fruit, dessert … mmmmm
- fajitas, guacamole and flan at my vovo’s party (not all at the same time)
- buffalo burgers from central market
- jager schnitzel and fries with gravy and cheese (!) from max's allegheny tavern in pittsburgh
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
besides the delicious foods, we got to see a christmas carol and hang out with dafne (gotta find the silver lining). it was really fun and ended waaaay too quickly. jane sent us home with a turkey that i cooked the day after we got home because it was already defrosting on the way home. i made stuffing and gravy, above you can see an entire turkey two containers of gravy and two containers of stuffing. we've been eating leftovers all week and they are wonderful. i looooove turkey and gravy and stuffing!!! yay!
we came home saturday to my vovo's housewarming party slash katie's graduation party. my mother took care of all the dogs while we were away (thanks!) and had a very full house with my brother and his wife, tiffany, staying through the holiday (tiffany had to leave friday so we missed her). at the party we had fajitas from christina's, a lot of neighbors, and a lot of family (my dad was the bartender). we also got to play catch phrase with my brother, sister and her two friends. my team, jimmy, me and jon, won(of course!). matt's team with katie and tiffany brothers lost!!! neener neener! all in all the whole holiday was fun, fabulous and fast. we packed in as much as we could, thank goodness we were done with our colds!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
so, it was 2 pm and the post-office was closed (you'll be glad to know this tidbit later on in the story). we were about to make it to the tree and we heard something. a small, tiny something making a small tiny sound. it was adorable and heart wrenchingly sad little noise that rips right into your brain. you need to find out how to make it stop.
i looked under the fence. no kitten. dafne helped by looking at the fence then whining. meew. listened for the sound. dafne furiously sniffed at one particular spot then helped when i tried to dig some grass clippings and dirt away from bottom of the fence. i reached under there and hoped that i might encounter a bit of fluff and not a pointy snake fang or something. this attempt was futile. i decided to take serious action. i got a stool.
there are no less than three fences between my apartment and the post-office, lest somebody try and steal the shady packages we went over earlier. a plastic fence on our side, a chain link fence with barbed wire on the top and a wooden fence facing the post-office. i climbed atop the stool which revealed a tiny screaming kitten in between two of the fences. the quandary was that it was between the chain link and the wooden fence. i think that the mother cat was moving the litter and was interrupted. the kittens, having no plan of their own, felt it would be a great idea to make their little way into the no man's land between chain link and wooden fence.
there was no way to get it without the help of postal workers. i had heard carts rolling along back there and hoped against hope that some kind soul would help me and help that tiny kitten (who is our future).
i trekked to the p-o which is apartment adjacent through the fence conveniently knocked down by industrious teenagers making their way to buildings of higher learning (LHS?). i went to the corner of the p-o where there is another fence which is an extension of chain link fence. "hellooo!" i said. "hellooo!" then a fine upstanding citizen came over to the fence to listen to my plight. i explained to him that there were tiny kittens in need of rescue. he, what a guy, said that he would clock out and see if anyone would help me.
a wonderful woman came out ten minutes later. she located the kittens, took one out of the fence (we realized there were actually two) and then put it back again (what?). she came back to the fence and asked if i wanted her to call animal control. i explained to her (again) that i the manager of cat hospital and would be willing to take the kittens with me. she said she would let me in and we could get them together because the other one was father back.
i went into the p-o, had to sign a visitor's list (hopefully, no letter bombs will be attributed to me (i have two kittens as an airtight alibi)). we proceeded to the back parking lot where the kittens were still meewing their little heads off. i may or may not have aided and or abetted slightly damaging government property (sorry old, falling apart wooden fence) to rescue said kittens.... they were angry and hungry and had to pee.
and that is the story of the kittens.