Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blood Donation Time Again

One of the things about having particular blood types, is that THEY will call you and request a unit of your blood.

So, I donated. Got my red T-shirt (Go Sooners!), some pretzels and some paperwork. Afterwards had dinner at the Chinese place next door.

Donate blood if you can. Help save a Life!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Company defines “Synastry” this way:
n. 1. Concurrence of starry position or influence; hence, similarity of condition, fortune, etc., as prefigured by astrological calculation.

“Synastry” refers to the astrological study of relationships, a kind of bringing together the stars for two people. It's a bit of folk fortune telling in nearly every culture to try to make sure that couple is right and the time is right. For those who know me or are longer term readers of this blog, you know that I did no such thing as this before - or maybe things wouldn't have turned out the way they did.

A long time ago, a helluva long time ago really, I ordered a Relationship Reading from a very respected astrologer for Miss Sunshine and I. So much has happened since I ordered this reading, that I actually thought that it would never arrive. I'd quit thinking about it even. It FINALLY arrived in the mail. I listened to it today. It was a really hard day for me.

What do you think the Relationship Reading said?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

All Work & No Play = Promotion?

Well, one of my "evil" secrets is this ...

The Evil Corporation has given me a new office and a new (temporary) position - Acting Boss. The old Boss of one of the Evil Corporations' Fiefdoms retired rather unexpectedly. Our fearless UberBoss asked me to sit in as Acting Boss until arrangements could be made to set up a panel for interviews to replace the old Boss. The Fiefdom is a good one, but needs some serious attention to get things back to where they need to be. So, that means plenty of work ... and NO PLAY ... and maybe after the interviews are complete ... a BIG promotion.

Now how can I tell that certain, special SOMEONE that I really, really need to put in the time to get this thing rolling? Does "I love you" help? How about chocolates? Flowers? Corn whiskey in a wooden jug? Should I just keep my head down, nose to the grindstone and get it all done in long, empty silence? What would Nixon do? Why does the hallway to my new office seem like the "Long Dark of Moria?"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Why So Many Food Posts?

Someone asked me today about all the food related postings I've been making lately on this blog. Well, it's a time of transformation for me and I'm not sure about how exactly it all is going to work out. No, I'm not comfortable enough to talk about it yet. You'll have to let this suffice for now - "A couple of very, very big Life things are going on right now." Both are really good! It's what I've wanted for a very long time and I don't want to jinx it by saying any more just yet. Hope you understand. So, until that time comes, let's have lunch and some fun!

Oklahoma City's best dim sum is served here.

The dim sum staple - garlic chicken feet ...

Crab balls made by a novice chef. Tasty, but deflated ...

What's a dim sum without some shumai?

And the best dish of all - the shrimp stuffed jalapeno peppers ...

Careful there boys and girls, these devils are wickedly HOT!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Peanut Butter Meltdown

Happy Veterans Day! To all those veterans who have served or are currently serving, THANK YOU for your service. I wish I could give each and every one of you one of these wonderful desserts - a Peanut Butter Meltdown.

It's a pecan-stuffed brownie with peanut butter and ice cream topping, a little whipped cream, a drizzle of flavor, and a cherry. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Big Sexy

Here is the Big Sexy.

It's an open faced double chili cheeseburger with all the trimmings. It's really, really good.