Sunday, September 11, 2011
Toenails, coqs, and dirty doctors
He's so darn cute but he's also so darn vile. Case in point = Serge was trimming his own toenails (which he lets get disturbingly too long before attending to) and assembled all the clippings in a little pile on the coffee table. Georgie then sauntered by and slurp, all the trimmings were gone. Gah.
This week I took my mentor out to dinner (the guy who brought me into an actual steady job at the college) to thank him for his help. We went to Pinxto. It was one of the best dinners I've had. And I did my new favorite thing. When the server came, I said, "We don't want to look at the menu, can you do it for us?" She asked if we had any allergies/dislikes and upon hearing that we didn't started us on our 7 course odyssey. Everything she brought was pure delight. And I LOVE their boudin (blood sausage, black pudding) and just about everything they offer. Well if you look at the menu, you'll see it's impossible to try everything, so we'll have to go back.
Speaking of food, yesterday I did the full three course meal that I'm practicing for the possible tv show participation. Here you see the main course, osso bucco a la milanese with Greek potatoes. It came out great, though we all agreed that additional au jus should be available on the table.
This week I got an unexpected call. In June I had participated in the men's health day which was really a prostate cancer screening among other things. So I had my patootie examined (ugh) and received my "results" last week. Basically I received a paper encouraging me to continue seeing a doctor regularly. Then this week, the doctor calls and says, "Everything is normal but we want you to come in for more blood and urine tests and an ultrasound of your prostate." Emphasis several times on the "everything was normal". But see, if everything is normal, why do you want me to come back so quickly? I'm not going to worry about it, and I really hope the ultrasound doesn't involve some kind of butt wand. Double gah.
Look what the mother in law brought us! A family heirloom is now in our house with a full set of china. Never thought I'd see the day, but I love it. I'm not in love with how the contents are organized at the moment but we'll get to that. I love the little mirror at the top too. Now if one of those curved pieces of glass were to break, I wonder how much it would be to replace. Nothing is made with curved glass anymore.
Finally today, and I'm sorry for my week long absence again (though I reckon this is the new norm), a little funny. My CFO student for large global company told me how he was with a colleague at a downtown restaurant with Toronto associates. As they were ordering, the colleague was chatting with their guests and my student nudged him and said, "It's your turn to order." So the colleague opened the menu and said, "I'll take your cock and a diet coke." Without missing a beat, the waiter replied, "And how would you like my cock." Then the mortification. Up here "coq" is just plain ole chicken. I would have loved to have been that waiter, tee hee! Have a great week y'all, I'll see you next weekend. Mouah!