Random Thoughts

A downside to being female is the defective internal lady-parts. First there was the hysterectomy several years ago (adenomyosis), and now there’s a freakin’ ovarian cyst that’s interrupting all the fun parts of my life. However, being a female, I can sit at a hockey game and take photos of my favorite player’s butt all night long without anyone telling me I’m a pervert. Try that as a guy….

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Since my brother/nephews have moved away, I no longer have anyone to build gingerbread houses with around Christmas this year.

Gingerbread House 2008

And I really enjoyed that tradition. So I got to thinking about what I could make by myself here at home and the first thing that came to mind was a gingerbread bra. The thought didn’t last long as there’s no gingerbread strong enough to hold up my girls. Can’t think of anything else now.

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Target finally had the Christmas section set up. In a section full of stocking gifts, I found a puzzle eraser set with a toilet, a roll of toilet paper, a plunger, and a piece of crap too large to fit in the toilet.

Crappy Toys

Is this supposed to be for someone you don’t like…?

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Did you know that Ina Garten of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and TV show used to work at the White House as a nuclear energy policy analyst? The November issue of The Costco Connection has an interesting article about her along with a few tempting recipes (the two I’d like to try are Roasted Figs with Caramel Sauce and Herbed Ricotta Bruschettas using homemade ricotta).

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It started off with an article on why some people love cilantro and why some people hate it (I’m a hater) and then moved on to supertasters. Are you a supertaster?  Now there’s a way to find out without having to chew on chemical soaked paper that tastes like “skunk spray marinated in vomit”.  But is being a supertaster preferable?  Depends on who you ask. (The skunk spray description is from Jolie Myers in the last article I linked to.)

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Being able to take a nap in the middle of the day is the most decadent thing I get to do anymore. On Sunday, all of our commitments fell through and we got to kick back, relax, and take a nap. The downside is that dreams I have during the day tend to be more odd than usual. This time I was making vegan bacon when a bunch of ur-gerbils and all of the Monarch’s henchmen got into a fight over who was going to eat it.  I don’t know which part of that dream was more disturbing… the recent obsession with Narbonic, the butterfly-costumed henchmen, or me making non-bacon bacon.

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I got to make an iPad cake for coworker’s son last week.  It’s a modified 1/8 sheet cakes, so it’s actually smaller than a real iPad.

iPad Cake