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Starting on Friday we have been enjoying the most amazingly beautiful weather. I sort of wonder what is going on elsewhere in the world on days like these, but I never bother to check. The sky is bright blue with fluffy white clouds and the air is the perfect temperature, it even smells good. Whenever the sky is this color (fortunately (?) this seldom happens) I remember going outside on 9/11/1 and wondering how I could be standing in the middle of a gorgeous day while so much shit was going on mere miles away. But this is too stream-of-consciousness for my purposes--back to the weekend.

Whenever I leave the house, I always invite whomever is there to accompany me. Most often, people decline. This weekend I was golden. Brian came to first friday with me--he said he'd have to leave early but he lasted past 1am, which is phenomenal for Brian. Victoria went, too, and she was racing around like some type of deranged poultry the whole time. She fell asleep around 2am so I figured she would sleep in.

Nope. Saturday she was up before 7, which was ok because I had some errands to run. When we got back, we played around while Brian fixed the glass pane that the mailman busted about nine months ago. I had replaced it with a priority mail large video box, held in place with priority tape of course. I like the chocolatey smell of priority tape, plus the fact that it is free. Then Brian agreed to go to another party. Two in one weekend! Heck, two in one season would be big news. I was so discombobulated that I forgot to bring any pool stuff even though I knew it was a pool party. It was another fun party anyway. When Victoria started showing the signs of a tired girl about to lose it, I had to hunt Brian down and get out of there. We left just in time, she was a royal terror on the ride home and fast asleep shortly thereafter.

On Sunday we hung out at the farmers market for a long time and then Brian went to play softball. I needed supplies for my black market convenience store at work, so I asked Christopher if he wanted to go to Costco with me. He said yes. What the hell? Of course he stuck a lot of crap in the cart, but it was still nice to have him along. Everyone was home for dinner, which hardly ever happens, and everyone liked the eggplant stuff I made, which never happens. So it was a good weekend.


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Aug. 9th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
You must be having a triple high on your biorythms or something. Or you are sending out all the right pheremones.

Does priority tape really smell chocolatey?
Aug. 9th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
Yes, but
It's not the chocolatey smell that lingers in a Godiva box, it's the chocolatey smell that you get when you open a bag of Palmer bunny coins. That's good, really, because you don't want to waste precious minutes dawdling in olfactory reverie when you're trying to wrap a few packages. It's just a nice little perk.
Aug. 9th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
How did you prepare the eggplant?
Aug. 9th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Eggplant
It's a recipe for people with time to kill. Getting the eggplants ready takes an hour.

Peel four medium purple eggplants and slice longwise 1/2inch thick. Salt and let sit for a half hour. Wipe the liquid off and brush both sides with olive oil. Bake at 425F for 15-20 minutes each side. Smart people would use non-stick foil for this, I know I will next time.

These things are just great right out of the oven, if you ask me. I ate two of the end pieces. While they were baking, I cooked in a big skillet: 1 lb polish sausage cut into little pieces, two chopped onions, one chopped green pepper. Also shred about 1 and 1/2 cups of cheese. I had mozzarella, cheddar, and jack in about equal proportions.

Mix together about 1 and 1/2 cups plain yogurt with 1/2 cup sour cream. Spread about 1/4 this on the bottom of a 13x9inch pan. Layer eggplant slices, drained meat&onion mixture, cheese twice, then cover with the remaining white stuff. Save a little cheese for the top of this.

Cover and bake at 400F for about 20 minutes, then take the top off and give it another 10 minutes. It is easier to serve if you wait for it to cool a bit.
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