I made some rather excellent chicken noodle soup on Wednesday. I should post the recipe. It was similar to the one I already posted, but there were a few differences. I am really looking forward to eatng it for lunch today. I made it ostensibly for Jeremy, who was sick this week, but you know, I’m really not that good a person. I just like making soup and getting “Oh, that’s so thoughtful!” comments from people.

You know what you don’t want to hear from a Target employee? That they’re having pest problems. I went a week ago to buy some face wash and TP, and I figured while I was there I might as well pick up some Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Nips. The market section had vanished, so I hunted down a couple of employees to ask what was up. I got “problems with a vendor” twice before the guy told me there was a pest problem. EW. Yeah, I’m going to avoid buying anything edible at the Redwood City Target for a while. I suggest you do, too.

Okay, people? Learn to estimate times better. I am fine if you say, “I’ll be gone for an hour, can you hold down the fort?” However, if you say, “I’ll only be gone fifteen minutes,” and then come back forty-five minutes late, I’m likely to be a little irked (in my brain, not out loud). Overestimate, if anything.

Mynnyd lived! Joanna almost died again. So now Cameron’s campaign is over, and next week, we start Jer’s. Which means we need to stock up on wands of cure light wounds, because our cleric’s going to be absent.

I’m trying to cut down on my Diet Coke consumption- I don’t know if I’ve already talked about this. Working at a company with free DC is… well, you get tempted to go overboard. Which I did, the first week. Now, I’m trying to limit myself to one can during the work day. I drink a lot of water. Surprisingly, it also quenches your thirst.

You know you’ve been spending too much time at your brother’s house when you go to their local market and the cashier says, “Did you get your hair cut? It looks nice.” (She was right- I got it cut two weeks ago.)

Damn. I went down to Mountain View last night to deliver the soup, and then I decided to take the coupons Ryan had given me and go to Bookbuyers, a used book store. I got a couple of cookbooks, and then wandered around downtown. A couple of doors down is another bookstore called Books, Inc. I wandered in because they had a big display of Cook’s Illustrated books and magazines. Turned out they had just finished an appearance and signing by Christopher Kimball. Damn! I could have seen Annoying Bowtie Man in person! Oh, would I have loved to ask him his opinion of Sandra Lee and the trend of Krap Kooking these days.

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