Monday, March 13, 2006

I got the cold feet.

I don’t have much to say about the Battlestar finale as I am a watcher but not really a follower, I have missed too many episodes. But I would like to note that everyone I have spoken to about it (OK, by everyone, I do mean the two women I talk to everyday who watch it) and the first comment from each of us was that hair and babies must grow differently on New Caprica. I will excuse it though since I have no idea how a half-cylon baby ages or if gravity or something could influence hair growth in a human. That’s all I really have to say about it.

Oh and I know I said I was not going to talk about the muffins but when I said that I meant those specific muffins. There were no muffins last week because there were…vegan scones. Very good pecan scones with just a little bit of maple. Yum. This week there are muffins again, cherry almond muffins. Also very good. I was careful about baking time and turned the pan halfway through since I think my crappy oven is hotter on one side than the other. But they came out fine and I would say they are very good. I don’t much care for the wet fruit in the muffin though so next time I will try it with dried instead. Still, they are tasty nonetheless.

It was a pretty quiet weekend at casa de me. We blew a fuse on Saturday and since we don’t have access to the fuse box we had to wait for the landlady to come and fix it so we were left with all important electrical toys unusable. No internets, no television, no coffee and no toast. It was all fine by me…except the coffee part. That kind of sucked.

Today I noticed that it is actually colder here (in L.A.) than it is on the east coast. Now I realize that I grew up on the east coast and I know what cold feels like (well New Jersey cold, not like Nebraska cold) and L.A. cold is not all that cold but 40 degrees is 40 degrees and that, my friends, is what it has been in the evenings and that is cold. It’s been in the 60s in the afternoons, which I can handle but I swear it’s about 40 at my desk right now. I am wearing two sweaters, wool sock and furry boots and I am still shivering. And as the east coast spring starts, L.A. will stay cool and then it will be June, which is always gray and chilly to me. That seems so absurd but for the 8 years I have spent in L.A. every June people start saying “It’s so cold! It’s June, it shouldn’t be this cold” and I have to start yelling about how it’s always this way and that’s why they call it the JUNE GLOOM people! Man, pay attention why don’t you.

Sorry. That’s my little rant for the day. JUNE GLOOM, ok? I hate it and I am not enjoying March that much either.


Jodi said...

No comment on your Battlestar Galactica comment. Dork.

All of your vegan food talk makes me want a bacon scone. Hmmm...ever heard of such a thing? Could be the PMS talking. I had intended to blog about the nasty Larabar I bought at Famima! with you. Ugh! I should've known when the package said: "Uncooked, Unprocessed, No Added Sugars, Non-Irradiated, Non-GMO, Preservative-Free, Sulfite-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Vegan, Kosher" that it would be nasty. I mean healthy is okay, but that is just going overboard. My now-eating-healthy-so-she-can-be-super-skinny-for-her-wedding-coworker (that was just mean!) raves about them. Ick!

Sorry about the fuse, but you are in walking distance to a Starbucks if you needed coffee that badly. It seemed like a good day to curl up with a blanket and book. I was at work though, so I don't know.

Yep, weather is a funny thing. I got an email from my sister in Rhode Island "It's in the 50's so we opened the windows and the cats love it!" My response: "It's in the 50's so we had to turn the heat back on!" Depressing.

Sorry for rambling so much. I'm obviously a bit agitated and irritable. Observer of the obvious, that's me.

ren said...

hey, i am not the only one who questioned the time passage! and i can totally make you a bacon scone. i don't know if it would actually be good, but i can do it i am sure.

i have a larabar in my bag, i have not eaten it. it scares me. i thought i would try because i had heard so many good things but i know better. i have tried the raw food bars before and i know better. i suspect that larabar will linger for a while.

Brenda Griffith said...

OK, so maybe the south isn't so bad right now... it is 71 degrees at 8:30 pm and it was 76 today (and cloudy). But don't worry, it is due to be in the 50's here again by the end of the week and we can be miserable too.