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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

Welcome!

I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

And another thing...

I took a walk on the wild side tonight (well, for me anyway) and ordered Mei Fun takeout for dinner.  I know, I know, it looks really tame - but you have to understand that just about the only Chinese takeout I ever get is pork egg foo yung - which is truly weird because I cannot cook myself an egg of any kind and eat it.  The last time I made scrambled eggs I got so grossed out I just put them down the garbage disposal.  But I digress...  When I was a kid, the only oriental food we ever ate was LaChoy chow mein from a can over canned crispy noodles.  And we only ever ate that when my dad was out of town!  At any rate, I first had Chinese food in a restaurant when I was in junior high.  Our class went on a social studies field trip to Sarasota (which seemed like a big adventure at the time) and ate at just about the only oriental restaurant in the area.  We all had wonton soup and sort of a sampler of fried rice, lo mein and egg foo yung.  I was hooked and what I suppose amounts to a Chinese omelet became my go to takeout order for the past thirty-five years or so.  My husband loved to go to the Chinese buffet for crab legs - too much work for not much crabmeat, if you ask me - and I always had the dim sum, stuffed mushrooms, potstickers and fried bananas.  Some combination, huh?  It's just that at those buffets all the dishes start to taste the same since they sit in such close proximity.  Plus, all those people breathing on the food - not a good thing.  You might say I had a tendency to choose the lesser of the evils - there was this one place that had this great peanut butter chicken, but I don't even think that's really Chinese...  Anyhow, the Mei Fun was excellent!  We had the house version with chicken, pork, beef and shrimp with vegetables and these wonderful, thin rice noodles.  Aggie even liked it - she called dibs on the beef.  Pete tried a noodle and walked away.  Next time we're going to try Kung Pao something or maybe Mu Shu.  Those sound exotic.  Or Moo Goo Gai Pan.  I just like saying that one.  Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. I'm stuck on Thai food instead of Chinese...has more flavor to me.....My mom use to make the LaChoy stuff too and I hated it!!

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