Sunday, August 10, 2008

Strange weekend: Milestones, Food, Music, oh my.

OK. On the entertainment front it has been a surreal weekend: Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes died. And, Madonna turned 50!!!

On the other hand, I had a pleasant weekend of cooking. Yes, cooking. I like to cook. Partially because I like to eat. But also because I like the process of cooking. It relaxes me. This weekend, I made buttermilk biscuits, rattatoui, and whole wheat cinnamon raisin muffins. I also picked a big bag of lettuce from my patio garden just a few hours before a freak hail storm destroyed my plants.

We watched some of the Olympics this weekend too. Men's gymnastics, men's swimming, and women's weightlifting, were the highlights for us. The Chinese really have an edge in the men's gymnastics.

I'm working on converting over my music from Yahoo Unlimited to Rhapsody. It really wasn't my choice. Yahoo sold out to Real Media. It looks like it'll probably work out ok though. I do like that I can access my Rhapsody account on my TiVo box. And, Summer has got me working on my 'top 100' songs of all time, which is currently well over 200!

We watched the season finale of Doctor Who (WOW!). We also watched another episode of the old BBC series Spaced (strange but highly amusing). Then, we watched "Mad Money" with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes. Highly recommended conspiracy comedy. (Betcha didn't know THAT was a genre.)

Still working on meal planning, with the goal of cleaning out our freezer and pantry. The grocery bill was nearly half this week what it was a few weeks ago. After listening to "The Omnivore's Dilemma" the bill may continue to be lower (or a lot higher ... since the only way I'm eating meat is if it's grass-fed and free range, which is way more expensive).

I'm sure this week will be busy at work. However, last week was one of the most wretched on record. So, I'm looking on the bright side. Statistically speaking, this week will probably be better. If not, I can look back at last week with a nostalgic eye.

1 comment:

Summer said...

Madonna turned 50 and so did Michael Jackson. How do I know this? Because I turned 50 this summer too.

Over 200 songs?!

Home grown lettuce would go good with my homegrown tomatoes.