Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Two heaping helpings


That's the view from my weekend classroom.  My student just wants to practice speaking, no grammar or listening or pronunciation. This is a pretty easy gig since she's a big talker. The downtown core sure is sleepy on a Sunday morning though. Totally deserted.


This made me laugh. You're supposed to type the two words in order to prove your humanness. The best part is that I typed "text viper" and it worked! I hate that we have so many security hurdles to jump now as we run around playing on the internet. I totally see the necessity though. This year my email account has been hacked, my twitter account was hacked and lord knows what else. I tend to walk around in this pollyanna haze believing that everyone is good and that dangers are exaggerated in society. These internet experiences bring me back to Earth. My question is always "Why?" Why do people do bad things to others. Why? I suppose as much energy I spend trying not to harm others is matched by those expending energy to actually do the harm. I guess that's called balance. Cue the heavy sigh.


I did it! I successfully made my first paella. And it came out delicious too. We both had two heaping helpings of it. There was enough for 5 meals so we ate one, put one in the fridge and froze three. It cost $55 to make so that's not so bad considering how chock full o seafood and imported chorizo there is in it. Even though the browned kinda burny part on the bottom is supposed to be the best part, we didn't like it so much. Can't wait for lunch leftovers today! 



It wouldn't be a proper post without the Georgiemeister would it? He is so blobby in the summer. He'll get roused for walks and meals but the rest of the time it's sloth Georgie. I'm looking forward to cooler temps and more energy from him.

I've almost got caught up on the blogs, hopefully today I can get through most of the backlog. Of course there is new backlog from the time I've been trying to clear the backlog, a neverending cycle. It's Tuesday, cheap day at the cinema, so we are going to go see this Inception flick that everyone is buzzing about. It better be good since it's so long at 143 minutes. Later gaters!

13 comments:

Nik_TheGreek said...

The paella looks so tasty. I've never tried making one... Well done!

Bill_the_Bear said...

Inception is a really cool film; I think you'll like it.

However, unless you really think you have to see it on the Imax screen, go out to the StarCité cinema at the Viau métro station, where there's one cinema showing the original, undubbed version, instead of going downtown to the Scotia. It's cheaper, and there won't be the crowds you get downtown. (I went to the 11:55 showing at StarCité on Saturday morning, and there were just five of us in the cinema.)

Jabacue said...

M-M-M....can't remember the last time we had Paella. Good on you for making it! Easy gig alright...how lucky are you? Enjoy the flick...haven'seen it yet. A review would be nice. Have a good one.

rox said...

I know what you mean about getting caught up on the blogs...ugh! LOL!

jeremy said...

That paella looks awesome!

A Lewis said...

Looks like one of those psychological ink spots where you're supposed to tell us what you see in the ink blobs!

Mel said...

I need to get a good paellera. So's I can make a veggie version, of course.

Cubby said...

Paella is definitely one of my faves. I'm glad yours turned out well.
Inception... You'll LOVE it.

Blobby said...

another ME reference in your blog. Soon I will want residuals for you using my name - even if not as a proper noun.

Anonymous, too said...

The paella looks delicious -- and this is coming from someone who can't stand seafood! Is there a version that uses chicken?

I feel for Georgie in all the heat and humidity. His body temp runs warmer than ours, and he don't got any clothes he can take off in the privacy of his air-conditioned home! If he's not averse to water, you could try spraying him with the hose to see if that'll help, even if it means the house smells like wet dog... 8-P!

Rick said...

I heard those type of security checks were actual text from old, difficult to read scanned in books. They use the most frequently typed in answers for interpreting books on tape or e-books. I believe you could type in most anything.

Lemuel said...

I thought of you last night as we watched the 7 pm broadcast of the Daily Show (from 11 pm the previous night). The last third of the show was an interview with Mary Roach who has written a book on the human elements of space travel. Most of the interview was centered around how one poops in space. It had Tornwordo written all over it! :)
If you had not seen it, I think it is available here: http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/mon-august-2-2010-mary-roach

BosGuy said...

mmm... I love paella.