Monday, April 9, 2012

Dirty Hands

Today is Garden Week during Lawn and Garden Month. Do you have a garden? I always thought I would like to have a garden. I guess because I like the idea of all those nice flowers. but I have never really been able to get the earth to grow the things I want to look at.

I am not much a a fresh veggie gal, either. I don't mind a tomato in my salad or on a sandwich but I am not like many people who could just take a bite out of a tomato just picked from the vine. Peppers, onions, cukes...they don't agree with me. They always want to sass back.

Peas would be good for me to grow in my garden. Once, I tried to grow corn, actually two years in a row. The chipmunks got my first years planting. The following year I rigged up a chicken-wire frame to keep those little buggers out. It seemed to work as I got quite a few stalks growing. It wasn't until later that I was told by a real gardener that I needed to 'pollinate' the stalks by hand to actually get corn.

Well, that might have been mostly true but I did get an ear of corn. It looked like one of those baby corns you see packed in a glass jar full of water in the veggie aisle. You know, the ones like Tom Hanks tried eating while being an adult in the movie Big.

Well, needless to say, I don't have a garden anymore. Well, not MY garden. There is a landscaped area in front of my unit that has irises in the spring that are pretty that someone else planted and takes care of. Pretties without having to get my hands dirty.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Today, I went out to lunch with Mom while shopping. We were driving around shopping centers looking for stores we wanted to go into when we saw a little restaurant (turned out to be a regional chain) called Kelly's. We had been seeing commercials on the local news recently so we decided to try it out. It seemed like a "hopping" place and everyone looked like they were having a good time. I guess the ad people did their job properly, 'cause we went in.

It was about 12:10 and the place was not 'hopping'. While standing at the door, we saw and heard no one. The hostess finally came out and sat us. We checked out the menu. Mom decided on the Monte Cristo on the Easter Special menu, I chose Southwest Eggrolls.

If you haven't had a Monte Cristo, you should try one once. Hopefully it is done correctly and it will be one of your favorite sandwiches forever. The one at Kelly's was not done correctly. It was a grilled Ham, Turkey and Cheese sandwich with almost no flavor. A true Monte Cristo is batter-dipped and deep fried and melts in your mouth.

Eggrolls, I am not one of the most experienced but imagine that they should be in, I don't know, an egg roll wrapper? this was a thick bread with (delicious) chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, etc. They probably should have called this stuffed breadsticks.

Next time we are up north, we will not be Celebrating Today at Kelly's.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Want a Good Laugh...Maybe Not Here...

April is National Humor it a coincidence that it is also Stress Awareness Month.  They say that laughter is the best medicine. Today I will attempt a joke or two...

A duck walks into a bar and says to the bartender, "Give me my bill." The bartender looks at the duck and said, "It's on your face." hahahahahahahhaahhahahah.

How about a Knock-Knock Joke....Ready?   Okay, you start...


I kill myself...not funny?  Maybe there isn't enough stress in my life to make a good joke...maybe too much.  Can you do better?