Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Yes, I'm still here!

I've been kind of lazy when it comes to my blog posting. I haven't been up to a whole lot, besides working. As a matter of fact, today is my one day off, then I work another six in a row, and then I finally have four days off, but I'll be using that time to go visit my Mom at her new place in Albuquerque...so blogging will probably be a bit limited for a while.

However, I did do one thing recently that I thought was interesting enough to blog about...I made a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. I was unfortunately out of cheddar, so I had to use Swiss cheese.

I know, I know, I have no social life. But this wasn't just ANY grilled cheese sandwich! I made it using an iron.

I just KNOW whoever came up with this idea is a guy. I'm not dating right now, but I could imagine the converation a married guy would have trying to do this:

Wife: "What the HELL are you doing?"
Husband: "I'm making a grilled cheese sandwich!"
Wife: "With an IRON? What are you, out of your MIND?"
Husband: "But this is so cool! I'm cooking something, using an iron!"
Wife: "Don't you DARE use my iron for that again."
Husband: "But honey, it uses less electricity than the stove burner does!"

At any rate, the sandwich turned out quite well and was very tasty, although it was a bit tricky to get it to brown evenly on both sides. And yes, I do have a frying pan, stovetop, et cetera to make grilled cheese sandwiches in the traditional way. But what fun would that be?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Taco Town! And other restaurant news.

While I don't want this blog to turn into just a "share YouTube videos" blog, I found the following SNL spoof so funny that I had to embed it here.

On a personal note, while I was eating dinner at Pei Wei tonight, which is just around the corner from where I live, I happened to sit next to a cop on his meal break. He was having a conversation with a table of four people also seated near me. Soon after I sat down, somebody at the table asked the cop this:

"I have this burning question I've been wanting to ask. If you have a concealed weapons permit, in what circumstances are you allowed to legally shoot someone without being arrested or charged with murder?"

I busted up laughing. Couldn't help myself. That definitely isn't a question you hear asked every day, especially of a cop.

The police officer's diplomatic reply was that it was basically up to the grand jury whether they chose to indict you or not, but if someone was invading your home, people USUALLY weren't indicted.

Shortly after this exchange, the cop's food arrived, and my food arrived, and the conversation dwindled. But it did put me in a good mood for the rest of my meal.