Saturday, June 14, 2008

Slow Saturday

When I discussed my theme posting ideas, I left Saturday open. I left it open because I couldn't think of a theme, not because I wanted to give myself leeway. But I think I like having an open-ended theme.

Take for today example: I have an update about yesterday's dinner. I'm sure you want to hear about it.

You do, don'tcha?

My rolls turned out very heavy. They weren't light and fluffy. They were meaty and good. I think next time I make them, I'll be sure to put them into a cold oven so that they'll cook slower. The recipe said to bake them for 20 minutes. Mine baked for just 11 and were more than golden brown on top. Too done for Man Beast, actually.

My brownies were a hit with everyone -- but me. I really didn't care for the recipe which means that I'll experimenting with more later. I am glad everyone liked them, though. Maybe I didn't like them because I cooked? Have you ever discovered that the food you cook usually doesnt' taste as great to you as to others? It's true. I think there is a scientific journal out there on the subject.

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Have I mentioned how much I love technology? I do. I love it. Guess where I am right now? Go on, guess.

Oh, okay, I'll tell you -- I'm sitting on my bed, sipping my first cup of coffee, listening to Tom and writing on the laptop. It's a beautiful thing. Really.

I got my laptop two Christmases ago. It was one of those things that I kind of wanted but wouldn't be completely heartbroken if I didn't get it. Well, I got it. The Man Beast got an excellent deal on it based on the fact that he worked at the store where it was bought. The best part about the whole thing is that it was mine from the get go. No one could take it away from me. Payments weren't made on it or anything - it was mine outright. And I loved it.

Of course, in the past two years, there have been smaller, faster machines built and I try really hard to be content with what I have. And for the most part I am. But I'd love some more memory and Vista. But I can wait. Technology moves so fast .. it won't be long before both will be more than affordable.

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So -- what's on tap today? Today, is general Saturday chores. I've got quite a bit of catching up to do. The kiddos are still asleep and I should probably get up and get some work done. But here I sit. It will get done. The Man Beast has Sunday and Monday off and I know that the four of us will enjoy each other more if the kiddos and I get our chores done so that we can relax.

Oh...that and it's Father's Day. MB deserves a organized and clean cave, doesn't he?

Of course he does.