Feeling a bit under the weather today. Thumping headache, delicate stomach. Must be a virus. Oh by the way, had a great night last night with neighborhood friends. Lots of talking, eating and drinking until the early hours. I used the fact that I was slurring my words as my indicator that it was time to leave.....hey, wait a minute. Don't suppose these events could be related do you?...
“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day. ”
Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
I logged into Amazon today and the DVD it had recommended for me was "Easy yoga for arthritis". All I need now is the "Blue Rinse for all" and "Zimmer maintenance" DVDs and my collection will be complete.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
It seems to me that one of the big differences between the Brits and the Americans is that the Brits love gardening and can probably give you the botanical name of most flowers in your backyard, whereas the Americans are obsessed with their health and can probably tell you the pharmaceutical name of every pill and potion in your medicine cabinet...
|Hmm...Chinese or Ceramics?|
I must say however that I am impressed with the selection of electives offered to the students. They look so interesting! I don't recall being given this sort of choice. Web Design, Theatrical design, TV production, Interior design, Digital imaging, Exploring technology, Robotics & Electronics....makes Needlework, Cookery or "Craft, design & Technology" seem somewhat bland doesn't it?!
|Corned beef hash (yum!)|
|Corned beef Pasty (yum!)|
So we bought a bag of potatoes, some onions and looked for corned beef. Do you think we could find any? We looked in all the local supermarkets, plus Walmart and Target. Not a can to be found on any shelf. Whats going on?. Is there a world shortage of corned beef or a ban on this product? Then we realized that St Patrick's day is in a few days time (March 17th). This means that Americans who aspire to be Irish, and even those that don't, eat a strange mixture of corned beef and cabbage, believing this to be a traditional Irish dish. Maybe it is, all I can say is that I have never seen it on a pub or restaurant menu in Ireland. I think its a load of old blarney...
|Corned Beef and Cabbage (yuk!)|
St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland (although he was born in Wales...). The patron saint of Wales is St David, and St David's day is March 1st (oops! I missed it). So what is a patron saint? I hear you ask. Its a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation apparently. So there you have it. Recipes and general knowledge all in one blog post. It does not get any better than that, so it doesn't...