I did finally get to the store last night, YAY! I got the fixins for my Veggie Beef soup. I'll post the recipe at the bottom!! It's sooo yummy!
Last night's TV was pretty darned good! Criminal Minds started this season very strong, still concluding with the reaper storyline!!! Very excellent! Glee keeps getting better and better as well. I love the various underlying lies and stories. That show is like a happy party in my tummy! I thought Eastwick was pretty good. I think I'll stick with it for a while and see how it goes. I like all the characters at least. I'm not jaded by the movie either, as I haven't seen it. So You Think You Can Dance (which will heretofor be referred to as SYTYCD) was still in the try-out stage, still very good though. I am a little tired of Mary and her screams though. Having the HOT HOT HOTTIE Tyse Diorio there as a judge makes up for it though!!!
Tonight is: Flash Forward (new this season), The Vampire Diaries which I've enjoyed thus far because the celeb love of my life is in it! (That would be Ian Somerholder) Supernatural, Fringe and Grey's Anatomy are also tonight!!! WEET! I'm recording The Mentalist, I missed the first season as it was up against two other shows, and I may not continue watching it, but I've always loved Robin Tunney.
Today is my FRIDAY, so in case you're wondering how I'm getting all of this TV watching done and still getting some sleep (it's not because I'm a vampire I promise) I watch some when I get home after work during the week, some while I'm getting ready for work and doing housework, and then the bulk of it gets watched while I'm puttering around the house on my rest days. I space it out, as I don't watch daytime tv!
I'm plugging through The Unbearable Lightness of Being for my Sunday Book Stroll Post, if you missed the last one the link is here. So that's all folks ... let's see if I can find ya a funny.
Yesterday I had a flat tire on the interstate. So I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully get out of the car and open the trunk. .
I took out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic. They look so life like you wouldn't believe it! They are in trench coats exposing their nude bodies to the approaching drivers.
To my surprise, cars start slowing down looking at my lifelike men which made it safer for me to work at the side of the road. And of course, traffic starts backing up. Everybody is tooting their horns and waving like crazy. It wasn't long before a state trooper pulls up behind me.
He gets out of his car and starts walking towards me. I could tell he was not a happy camper!
'What's going on here? '
'My car has a flat tire', I said calmly.
'Well, what are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road? '
I couldn't believe that he didn't know. So I told him, 'Helloooooo, those are my emergency flashers!'
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
If you were to open your own theme restaurant, what would the theme be and how would you express it to the customers?
noun: A defect of vision in which objects appear smaller than normal.
From Greek micro- (small) + -opia (vision).
"Seated on the chill concrete, I felt a recurrence of my childhood micropsia, a night terror I thought I'd left behind at age eleven or twelve, in my bedroom on Dean Street: the sensation that my body was reduced to speck size."
How stern are the woes of the desolate mourner
As he bends in still grief o'er the hallowed bier,
As enanguished he turns from the laugh of the scorner,
And drops to perfection's remembrance a tear;
When floods of despair down his pale cheeks are streaming,
When no blissful hope on his bosom is beaming,
Or, if lulled for a while, soon he starts from his dreaming,
And finds torn the soft ties to affection so dear.
Ah, when shall day dawn on the night of the grave,
Or summer succeed to the winter of death?
Rest awhle, hapless victim! and Heaven will save
The spirit that hath faded away with the breath.
Eternity points, in its amaranth bower
Where no clouds of fate o'er the sweet prospect lour,
Unspeakable pleasure, of goodness the dower,
When woe fades away like the mist of the heath.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Surry's Vegetable Beef Soup
1 1/2 lb Stew Beef
32 oz Carton Beef Stock
4 Celery stalks
1 large white onion
1 small head Cabbage
1 Pkg sliced baby portabella mushrooms
4 large potatoes
1 lg can stewed, diced or crushed tomatoes
In a large stock pot add the beef stock and tomatoes. Dice the carrots, celery, potatoes and onion and add to pot. Turn on heat until the ingredients are simmering.
Brown the beef, strain and add to pot.
Add water to pot to cover ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.
After the initial ingredients have simmered for about 30 minutes, chop up the cabbage and add to pot.
Simmer for 15 more minutes and then add the mushrooms. At this point you may need to add some additional water and salt and pepper to taste again.
(As an added oomph ... since I don't use any salt I put in 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper)
Simmer for an additional 30 minutes.