Wednesday, July 23, 2008

what's that in the fridge

i am so perplexed! i bought some silken tofu a few trips to the store ago; i know that i had most likely spied a recipe that called for it that wanted to try. well i stuck it in the fridge where it has sat ever since and i have no idea what i was going to use it for. and it isn't like silken tofu is something that i can just whip up any old thing with, i have no clue what to do with it. i am also currently irritated with myself because i am going to the market after work today and have, as usual, forgotten my reusable shopping bags at home. it would not be that much trouble to go home and get them, but then edgar would think i was home to stay and it's just not really worth getting his hopes up. although when i do get home i will probably have a mess to clean up as i was not able to go home at lunch and let him out. whoops. poor boy!

i got a film called private property from is a french film. it drives home how much differently people not from the u.s. think of modesty, etc. there were a few things that put me off at first, but then i remembered that trend, so i guess that makes it okay?

i also saw dark knight over the weekend. heath ledger was really good in it and it made me very sad that he is dead. his performance in this and in brokeback mountain really drive home the fact that he was just hitting his stride and really taking on some challenging roles and doing them well...and now he's dead! sigh...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

rotten eggs!

so i am fairly proud of the fact that i know my way around a kitchen...i am a really good cook and most of what i make turns out tasty. that being said...i have absolutely no ability to hard boil an egg. how is that?! i can bake bread from scratch, make delicious soups and stews, pesto, homemade noodles...but, i can't boil a freaking egg?! it is by far and away one of the most frustrating things. my mom promises a lesson the next time i am home, but i worry that it's hopeless! i am headed to my friend's lake house for the night tomorrow and the beginning of the fourth of july holiday and i was getting everything ready to make potato salad tonight...the only hitch in the process was the damn hard boiled eggs! i also whipped together a patriotic bandana for edgar to wear. i'm not really a fan of independence day, however that is no reason for edgar to not look dapper! time to go check on those eggs!