Wednesday, December 26, 2007

LB - Trying out your most recentest meme.

1.What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? Lived in Ohio.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? To a baby? Not so much.
4. Did anyone close to you die? Not so much.
5. What countries did you visit? Not so much. (Starting to seem kind of sad)
6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? A home, a canoe, a bunch of money in a savings account.
7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Same as usual.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I lived in Ohio.
9. What was your biggest failure? I know what you think I’m going to write, but no. Ohio only goes in the achievement list. Failure is so ugly and permanent as far as words/ideas go. Don’t have room for that kind of crap.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Asthma from Hell. Thank you Ohio. And I threw/dropped a tv on my pinky. Seems to have caused permanent disfigurement.
11. What was the best thing you bought? The black pickup truck.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Everyone not in politics, Hollywood, or the oil industry.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? See above.
14. Where did most of your money go? Yarn.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? The Yogini.
16. What song will always remind you of 2007? Danny’s Song. Finally learned the lyrics.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? This looks confusing on paper, but…happy fat and poor.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Traveling for fun.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Wheezing.
20. How will you be spending Christmas? Happened. Had Yogini’s family over for breakfast and hanging out. Really nice.
21. Did you fall in love in 2007? Oh yes. I can’t believe it either, but have you seen the Yogini?
22. How many one-night stands? I’m sorry, what?
23. What was your favorite TV program? Burn Notice.
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I will never get these 9 seconds back, damn you!
25. What was the best book you read? I re-read Another Roadside Attraction quite happily.
26. What was your greatest musical discovery? CD players!
27. What did you want and get? CD Player and GPS and wooden knife.
28. What did you want and not get? New lungs.
29. What was your favorite film of this year? Quiz Show.
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? Casino in West Virginia with GB and LB and the Y. Was 37. Will go skiing with the Y for 38 in 2 weeks.
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A large cash surprise. And easy breathing.
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
All JAK all the time.
33. What kept you sane? The Yogini. And Foxy. And cooking.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Jon Stewart.
35. What political issue stirred you the most? Gay hating oil guzzling uber-consumer war mongers.
36. Who did you miss? The Browns. LB & GB. Stevie.
37. Who was the best new person you met? Karen Klinefelter (google her).
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006. Good people everywhere.
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I feel so humble with you tonight,
Just sitting in front of the fire.
See your face dancing in the flame,
Feel your mouth kissing me again,
What a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz,
What a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz.
Oh, what a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz.
And, LB, I would love to spill the beans with you till dawn, but according to this thing, I have no beans.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hey LB.
Looks like it's just you and me here.
Yogini fell asleep early, so no call.
But we are traveling again tomorrow - 6.5 hour drive.
Time to call or sleep or chew gum. Whatever.
Sorry about the poop dragging. Been there.
Almost ready to hang in Ohio for a month.
On Tuesday I go to the Cleveland Clinic to
begin a new asthma trial. Very exciting...if I don't get the placebo.
Kitties know we leave tomorrow morning.
So does the Yogini. Must pack up tofu and salads.
No computer until I return a hero.
Make of it what you will.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Couscous. So nice, they "ou"'d it twice.
That's right, another sort of simple meal from Skycat's kitchen.
Boil water. In a pot with a lid, pour equal amounts of couscous and boiled water - say 1 cup to 1 cup. Cover tightly and go do something else, like write a paper or paint your toes. Whenever you are ready to eat, so is the couscous. But let's make it tasty.
Olive oil, soy sauce, pepper. (Or balsamic or anything else you like, except ketchup)
And for the non-chopped veggie sensation, throw in some frozen corn and peas.
How about sunflower seeds and nuts.
Make a big batch, and every time you go back add an ingredient or some more oil. When you don't heat oil, it's actually quite good for you. Have a delicious day. I'm off to Cleveland in the snow.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


For Luckybuzz and Gospel Bob. From J&T. A postcard from New York.

Sweet potatoes.
Call them what you will, but they are like a happy little cooking pouch of goodness.
Just pop them in the oven. Don't poke or peel. In 40 minutes, the skin rolls away and the orange deliciousness is ready. Maybe salt. Maybe pepper. Maybe even a little pat of butter. Who cares. It's all good. Yum.
When the Yogini is gone the Skycat eats odd meals at odd hours. Did I mention the pot pie for breakfast? It's getting crazy here. Yogurt and frozen blueberries later.

*Please note: a yam is a huge tuber (that's right, I said huge tuber) that grows in hot places like south america and africa. A sweet potato is a smaller, moister tuber. Does this post belong in CL casual encounters?)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Yogini just called from Chicago.
Snow fell here. On everything.
Best show ever in New York.
Plus great food and drink with friends.
Two show weekend almost here.
Should be knitting, know.
What should I cook?
Petty crook old book look nook.
Probably not.

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