Thursday, February 23, 2006

Icy Beavers and Tagalongs

The latest Rachel news & some minor oddities:

* Thursday morning when I turned on my car, the odometer read 010101. Which means...

* Sometime in the last week, my car turned 10,000 miles old. I didn't celebrate/throw a party, but I guess I'm happy about the fact that I will be coming in under the 12,000 miles per year average use next month. Perhaps I really do need to get out more.

* To add to the list of "things I love about my job" goes this--on snowy/icy days (like Monday here) when there is a chance that our good work clothes will get dirty (like if our vehicle dies or if we step in the snow), we get to wear jeans. Wearing jeans on a Monday rocks. Although, there are some parts of me that feel like I missed the boat on work clothes. I secretly envy my aunt Becky because she gets to wear scrubs to work every day. It helps that she's the boss and in the medical profession.

* I actually had to call my friend Giselle while I was at the grocery store to ask her if a clove of garlic was the whole bulb thingy or one of the slices in the middle. I'm humiliated that I didn't know, but certainly don't want to screw that one up.

* A few weeks ago, I flipped past whatever food channel I have on my dish and someone was grilling asparagus on a George Forman grill. Giselle served me canned asparagus with salmon she made a few weeks ago and it fit well. I'm going to attempt to duplicate her salmon recipe. In my effort to only eat crap food 80% of the time instead of my usual 95% of the time and while in the produce section of the grocery store, the thought occured to buy fresh asparagus and find some recipe/method for grilling it. Except...I have NO idea if the stem part is edible or not.

* Tonight, Doug and I made kickin' baked rigatoni. OK, 80% of the work was Doug. Anyway, he told me he didn't like Italian sausage. This coming from a man who loves his meat. I don't know him well I guess. Or actually maybe I do because...

* I was easily able to guess Doug's favorite Girl Scout cookie, the Tagalong.

* I participated in my first NECA webcast Wednesday. I can really no longer say "well, I work for a phone company but I don't know anything about how telephone systems work" because I now have a basic understanding.

* Thursday morning when I took Shelby outside, the marsh thingy behind my complex was frozen. I saw our friend Mr. Beaver swimming under the ice.

5 comments:

giselle said...

Oh no! I hope our beaver didn't freeze. :( I get so sad thinking about the little homeless animals.

Rachel said...

I'm pretty sure beaver can withstand the icy cold.

If not, I can warm up the beaver. Hah!

giselle said...

uhm.

ET said...

Two comments. First, grilled fresh asparagus totally kicks the ass of canned asparagus...you really must try it! Especially with fish (although I love it with anything). And second, you totally missed the "work clothes" boat. Both of my jobs let me wear jeans to work, and actually now that I have essentially moved the law business to a home office, I can work in my jammies. Then again, you love your job...so maybe we're even!

Rachel said...

It WAS fresh asparagus and I still didn't really like it. The taste is fine. THe texture grossed me out.