Posts Tagged ‘Food’

On my own this Saturday

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Michelle has a wedding to shoot on Saturday so Kira’s health and well-being are in my hands for pretty much the whole day I expect.  Poor kid.

Da-da has been getting schooled in the new feeding which is completely different than the old feeding.  Now that Kira eats mostly the same food we do (with the exception of formula) her meals have become somewhat easier since she feeds herself most of the time but harder for Michelle because she has to pre-prepare foods in advance a lot of times.  Of course the threat of allergies to soy and milk are making that interesting but Michelle is doing an excellent job at figuring it all out.

I’m always a little apprehensive when I get to take care of Kira on my own with no help because I spend so little time with her comparatively.  But I don’t dread it at all because I get her all to myself during those times and I really do enjoy it.  There’s no way I could have figured out all the things that need to be done and am thankful that Michelle is there to show me what needs to be done ahead of time.

Kira is closing in on eleven months of age and she’s doing great.  She chatters like crazy and is close to mastering the ability to walk on her own.  She’s up to about seven or eight unassisted steps at this point without holding on to anything.  She also generally carrying a stuffed monkey half her size and stopping to squat down and pick up a pacifier along the way.

Usually when she sees one of the cats she starts saying “kih kih kih” over and over while she watches or reaches for them.  Last night she saw the orange cat come around the corner and said out loud “kih tuh” which amazed me.  We call all the cats ‘kitteh’ because we are like that and we can’t help it.  So her saying “kih tuh” was not just close – it was spot-on.  She’s a smart one.

Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I’m just beginning to see
Now I’m on my way

to another meeting.  Only two today, not so bad really.

Left-over pasta for lunch from Cecil Whitakers All-You-Can-Eat Pasta special that they have every monday.  The tortellini is actually better reheated than it was fresh.  It turns out that I can’t eat as much all-you-can-eat pasta as I once could.  And for that degredation in skills I am actually quite happy.  Sometimes I am still shocked at the portions at restaurants.  I’ve been back from Hong Kong for one year and sadly I have adjusted to the gigantic meals of the Midwest but its sad.  No wonder overweight people outnumber the thin here.  Trained.  Blarf.

I have bought some clay.  My wife printed off a 25% coupon for Hobby Lobby and we went there last night after I got home from work.  I ended up getting some Sculpey Firm which from the descriptions online that I read seemed like a good fit.  I also have a cheap package of what I can only guess is just plain old clay and not polymer.  The package is in 438 different languages and none of them seem to be English.  It was cheap so I thought I would try it out.  I have no idea what I am doing so who knows what will actually work for me.

Kira is off with Grandma and Grandpa Stinky for a few nights.  They get called Stinky because they both smoke and… well… they stink.  I’m sure there’s a nicer way to put it but – no.  Febreze is used so it helps but only so much.  Maybe some day they will quit.  Yeah.

I think we are planning on going to see a movie tonight.

Valentine in White

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Looking for something new to spice up your Valentine’s Day date?  Perhaps an unexpectedly romantic dinner out with malodorous side-effects?  Well then, you are in luck.

On Feburary 14th (Valentine’s Day), select White Castle locations will be providing a candlelit dining experience from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  You have to buy the food of course, but they will provide the ‘ambiance’.  How romantical is that?

Sadly, it seems that none of the St. Louis, MO White Castle locations are offering this unforgettable experience.  But if you are in a different city, check out the locations at the official site.

All this time…

Monday, July 14th, 2008

All this time that I’ve been living in Hong Kong, I thought the closest Papa John’s Pizza was in Shanghai, PRC.  I just now discovered, with less than a month to live in Hong Kong, that there is actually one right here!  It’s in Yuen Long.  OMGWTFBBQPWND!

I must have it.  Now where the hell is Yuen Long???

Holy Crap!  It’s almost all the way to the China border in the middle of freaking nowhere.  Ugh…. I may have to wait till I get back to St. Louis…..

Cinco de Mayo

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!  Even though it seems like only Mexican restaurants perpetuate this holiday in the United States, it’s still a fun time if you’re into Mexican food and Mexican beers and tequila.  Or even just hanging out with your friends.  Which of course can have mixed results.

Unfortunately, today’s a work day and Mexican holidays are not as popular in China as one might think.  Or perhaps they are if you think like a normal and rational person.  I’m eating a smoked turkey and cheddar sandwich with lettuce, cucumbers and Mayo with a bag of Doritos to celebrate in my own special way. And it’s 2-for-1 dinners at the local Caramba mexican restaurant in Discovery Bay on Mondays so Muse and I will probably be having some of that tonight.  We shall see.

Yesterday we went on a boat cruise and saw pink dolphins swimming around in the wild.  I’ll post a couple of pictures from that later on.