Saturday, April 29, 2006

Let Them Eat Crepes

It’s not often that I cook and if I do cook I certainly don’t cook for over 40 people. Yesterday my office had a ‘potluck’ day. Every one had the choice bringing something for breakfast or lunch. I chose to make crepes for breakfast. Which was much easier then it sounds and they are oh so yummy. As a typical queen I did go a bit overboard.

The crepes were stuffed with either Nutella or a sweet cheese mixture and topped with fresh whipped cream. The crepes were made from a mix. Persian Guy asked me to post the recipe for the stuffing.

1 Pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
3 cups strawberries, sliced (or blueberries) optional

Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and sour cream in bowl until smooth. Fold in fruit.

Spring Is Here . . . Achoo!

New England is one of the only places in the country that has 4 separate and distinct seasons. Spring is my least favorite season of the year. Even though I love the tulips, the daffodils, and the anticipation of the warmer weather I spend most of this time of the year sick.

I read an article on Friday that said this is going to be one of the worst allergy seasons in recent memory, which isn’t good news when you are allergic to just about everything green that grows in the dirt. Every morning I have woken up with a mouthful of dry phlegm. Today I feel like I have sand in lungs. My whole body is achy like I have the flu, but I don’t have a fever. Just getting through the work day has been a chore.

I think I am going to start looking into moving to Arizona.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Q & A

I have a new answer to the question: Where is the strangest place you’re had sex?

This week end was invited for some fun in an office. Sex in an office is always great, so I couldn’t say no. Its hot not only for the venue factor but the thought of the next time your partner is sitting at his desk remembering what you were doing on his desk. If you haven’t tried it I recommend you do it. If you are reading this go grab a partner and get back to me. Yes I mean now!

See? I told you.

I did think it was strange that he was in his office a 10 pm on a Saturday night, that thought was quick to leave me as soon as I realized his office was in the rectory of an Episcopal church. He didn’t mention it during out “conversation”. It felt a little strange, but not strange enough for me to turn around.

It turns out that he is the choral director at the church, not a priest. He has practice on Saturday, sometimes he spends the night in his office because he lives about 50 miles away. I met him on one of those nights.

He brought me to his office were we did the deed in a room with two windows and no curtains.
Because this is me, this wasn’t the strangest part of the evening. After we finished. I made the mistake of telling him I was Catholic. As my luck would have it he had decided to convert to Catholicism.

I spent the next 30 minuets listing to his views on the problems with the Anglican Church, Bishop Gene Robinson, the ordination of women, and how democratization of the Anglican Church will be it’s downfall. He was becoming Catholic because he felt the new pope had great vision and would lead the church back to grace it was in before Vatican II. He went on to explain the perpetrators of the Catholic sex abuse scandal can be traced back to ordination class of 1968 the year before V. II. Are you fucking kidding me?

Yes, this is what I deserve for getting a blow job in a church.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 Hates Me

A little over a year a go I got a new wireless gateway, because my roommate and I went our separate ways Since I've had the new gateway I can't get on to Everything loads the way it should, but the communication window just says it’s connecting and it doesn’t.

I have had this problem for the entire time I've been using the gateway. Customer service at Motorola was no help, customer service at was no help either. The standard answer I got was, "If you are using Windows XP you need to download Java."

"Well no shit, you are the fourth person I've talked to and the fourth person who's said the same thing. It's not helping"

Ok I didn't say that, but I thought it.

Has anyone had a similar problem? Coincidently the IM function on hasn't worked either.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Half Nekkid-Thursday


Oh My God

Oh My God, Oh My God!!

Have you heard, Have you heard.

Tom Cruise and his latest beard, ah I mean girlfriend had their first baby!!

Oh my god.

And would you believe that Brooke Shields had her new baby on the very same day. Isn't that ironic or is it coincidence? I'm not sure, I am just so excited, oh my god!

Today is one of those days that I am so happy I don't live in LA anymore.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Please Pass the Ham

On Friday I bought a leg of lamb for Easter Sunday. My plan was to grill it so I would have something to eat at the dinner my sister is hosting. Why would I bring my own food to meal that I was invited to? It’s because my sister is keeping the family tradition of severing ham on Easter. I hate ham. And I have always hated ham. In my family if you don’t like what’s being served there are no previsions made for you your expected to just tough it out. We're not running a restaurant you know.

When I lived on the west coast I wouldn’t come home for Easter. The first year I was back living in Massachusetts my mother hosted Easter dinner.

“Why are you just eating salad and rolls.?”

“I told you I don't like ham.”

“I know but I didn’t think you wouldn’t eat it.”

"Don’t worry I ate before I came.”

“Do you always have to be so difficult?


These are the only people I have ever met who would invite to their house for dinner then sever you something they know you don’t like.

After that conversation I stared to bring my own main course to dinner on Easter. It was an easy fix to a ridiculous problem. This year I was planning on the lamb. I really like lamb and so does my sister’s family. My mother on the other hand hates it, but she will have her ham, I will have my lamb everyone is happy.

This morning I took the lamb out of the freezer put it in the fridge to defrost and thought how tasty it would be on Sunday. I called my sister to make sure she had enough gas in her gas grill to cook the lamb.

“I already got a lamb”

“On Tuesday you told me we were having ham.”

“Not everybody likes ham, Scott.”


Friday, April 14, 2006

Red Bean Paste Ball

These are my latest food obsession. It is a fried dough ball with red bean paste inside. According to what I’ve read they can usually be found at Chinese bakery. They are very popular around Chinese New Year.

Outside fried part is a very thin dough, nothing like the fried dough you would get at an American fair, although it is just as greasy. Inside is just at bit of bean paste considering the pastries size. The sweetness of the beans is very subtle, but the texture may be a bit odd if you are unfamiliar with Asian deserts. However if you can get past that you are in for a real treat.


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Half Nekkid-Thursday


Saturday, April 08, 2006

Jail Bars Brokeback Viewing

I almost never read a hard copy newspaper. Most of the news I get from NPR, MSMBC and (the Boston Globe's web site). On occasion I would read the Metro on the train when I worked in Cambridge.

Today a coworker had left a copy of the Boston Herald behind. Below is a copy of todays front page. A slow news day, you may think but looking at the headline. The answer is not really, the Herald is just our local tabloid.

Jail bars brokeback viewing: Warden turns movie off, didn't want cons turned on

By Michele McPhee and Emma Ratliff
Saturday, April 8, 2006

A by-the-book warden pulled the plug during a jailhouse showing of the controversial gay-cowboy movie "Brokeback Mountain" yesterday, fearing the film's steamy scenes violated the facility's no-movie-sex policy.

Faster than you could say, "I wish I knew how to quit you," inmates at MCI-Norfolk found their afternoon matinee ended just 10 minutes before the Academy Award-winning movie's ending.

The cons were assembled in the gym yesterday afternoon to watch the film about a love affair between two gay cowboys and their trysts on an isolated mountainside - that is, until a prison official shut it off.

However, the prisoners did get to hear the line uttered by the cowboys' boss, "You boys sure found a way to make the time pass," when he happened upon the sheepherders after a heated tumble in the grass, which he likened to leaving "the dogs babysittin" the sheep while you stem the rose."

Trying to prevent prisoners from making "the time pass" by engaging in cellblock sex is one of the most serious problems correction officers face, said Ken Ferullo, vice president of the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union.

"We don't need to foster that kind of atmosphere in there. It already exists. These guys are alone together, some of them forever," Ferullo said. "We're already running "Brokeback prison."

Yesterday, Department of Correction spokeswoman Diane Wiffin acknowledged that screening "sexually explicit material" violates the agency's rules and said the employee who approved the film will be "disciplined through the proper channels."

"Norfolk does not allow the viewing of films with sexual content or violence against prison guards," Wiffin said.

There is a large population of prisoners at MCI-Norfolk who are unlikely to ever have physical contact with anyone but another man while serving life sentences, including:

Convicted killer Michelle Lynne Kosilek, whose name was Bob when he strangled his wife Cheryl to death in 1990. Kosilek successfully sued to get a sex-change operation and takes taxpayer-funded female hormones. The inmate is now demanding a nose job and laser hair removal.

School shooter Wayne Lo, the man who went on a shooting rampage at a college in western Massachusetts, killing two and wounding four others.

Kenneth Seguin, who slashed his two children into bits and bludgeoned his wife to death in 1992.
Lifers Group Inc. cofounder James Cyr, who stabbed the mother of his baby daughter eight times, doused her with gasoline, and set her ablaze. Cyr helps host Christmas parties for other convicted killers at the jail.

"It's absolutely unbelievable the system could let this happen," Ferullo said. "They did this just to make the prisoners happy."

DOC officials said MCI-Norfolk has a contract with a video agency that licenses films for prison viewing purposes. The movies are then piped into inmates' personal cells or to small viewing areas throughout the prison - including the gym.

"Brokeback Mountain," which was banned in the Bahamas and mainland China, was released on video this week. Upon its release, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting called the film "morally offensive."

I checked, there didn't seem to be a similar article published in the Globe. However MSNBC did, but it's much less offensive.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Half-Nekkid Thursday


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Been Away From the Blog

Why have I been away from the blog you ask? It’s because my life is so damn dull that I have had nothing to write about, more accurately I haven’t felt like doing it.

I am totally stressed out looking for a new place. There seems to be very little available in the market right now. Everything that I have looked at has either been really small or it’s been a total dump. It’s shocking to see what some landlords expect tenants to live in. The place I looked at today had a carpet that was at least 40 years old. It was coming up in so many place I tripped when I walked into the bedroom, even worse was the electrical tape holding down the linoleum in the kitchen. The only redeeming quality was the bathroom was huge. I may end-up staying here another month and looking for the end of May.

In other news a former boyfriend was in town for the past couple of days. We dated when we both lived in LA, he currently lives in NYC. It was great to see him. We had dinner both nights he was here.

Our relationship has been over for more then 4 years, for the past six months he has been dating the same guy. He looked good and from the way he talks seems very happy although he doesn’t care much for living in NYC. He is more of an mall shopping, SUV driving kind of guy living in West Hollywood you can still have those things. In NYC, not so much. He is the process of deciding what his next move will be.

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen him. His as good looking I remember him to be. He is also just as odd. He works in IT and any who knows anything about people in IT, most of them are a little off. Off in an engineering sort of way, way to much time spent think about how things work and felling superior to others to don’t share the same knowledge.

When I got to he hugged. I sat down on one of the beds in the room, then laid say ways with my arm propping me up. Both of my feet were on the floor. He finished getting his things together to leave.

We chatted about his family, what they were up to, where they were all living and so on. Then he came to sit down on the same bed I was on laying the same way but facing me. We continued our conversation.

Then suddenly and mid-sentence he looks at me then at himself. He abruptly gets up and moves to the other bed to sit up right and continues with what he was saying.
I know it’s a bit sick, but it felt good to know just being that close to me made him just a little uncomfortable.