Tuesday, November 27, 2007

tanks for nothing

well, after 3 days of fighting it, nacho finally got the tankless water heater installed and running - check it out here. he started Sat and finished yesterday (Mon). we had to take a day off from work not so much for the job, but because we had no running water all day Sunday and no way to shower Monday. i think we would have been asked to leave work had we gone in. so now there is all this room in my laundry room. hmmm what will i do with all that extra space? bowling alley? jousting pit? game room? torture chamber? the possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

mom made the best!

although we didn't use crushed red pepper. Happy Gobble Gobble!!!

A Southern-style turnip green recipe with salt pork.


  • 4 to 4 1/2 pounds turnip greens
  • 1 pound salt pork, rinsed and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • a dash of crushed red pepper, optional


Cut off and discard tough stems and discolored leaves from greens. Wash greens thoroughly and drain well. Cook salt pork in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp and brown. Add the turnip greens, water, onion, sugar, pepper, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or until greens are tender.
Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serve with vinegar or pepper sauce and cornbread.
Serves 6.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

i hadn't thought about this in years!

while working until 1am last night/this morning, a co-worker showed me a blast from the past!

i have to check with my bro and sis, but i'm almost positive we had one of these when i was a kid. or maybe i knew someone who did. i did alot of cough medicine when i was younger (aka up until 10a this morning) and i swear we had one. what i'd love to find is a picture of an even better toy that my bro and sis had when they were babies - some "walker" contraption that was a crab with claws that clip clopped on the floor when they would push around on them. oh, i should mention, my siblings are twins, so any gift that was given was given in two's. my mom railed about those damn crabs for year. i'll see if i can locate something on them. in the meantime, you can find this baby at a very reasonable $29.99 at Toys'R Us.

Monday, November 12, 2007


today at work:
D - why do i have to log into the wiki wtih my domain id now?
B - cuz E changed it.
D - but i liked my denacho account.
B - E likes domain accounts.
D - but if i use my denacho account, people ask what the denacho is for and i get to tell them about the fabulousness that is denacho
B - wow! i don't think i've heard the fabulousness of denacho
D - well, not only are you hearing about it, but you're lookin' at it!
B - well now
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