Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

Eat'n Park, breakfast for dinner - two grilled stickies, scrambled eggs, and bacon. Yum.
 1. I can't believe it's time for another Thursday post. Fall is already going by too fast!

2. Last Friday we went to the mall. I got an early birthday/Christmas present, SP got a much needed new light weight jacket, and by the time we had finished shopping, we were really, really hungry because we had not yet eaten dinner and it was 8:30. We decided to walk over to Eat'n Park instead of indulging in the mall food court. The food at Eat'n Park was fine, what you'd expect, but the unexpected was that it took 20 minutes for a server show up after we were seated. We had to flag someone down and ask for a server! Not good, Eat'n Park. Not good. Especially when the people who had been seated just before us were receiving food and we hadn't even received water!
I forgot to take a photo of the fried pickles. Probably because we were so hungry when they showed up that we pounced on the basket and shoved them in at warp speed.

3. Earlier this week I read The Cuckoo's Calling from Robert Galbriath, AKA J.K. Rowling. To be fair, I had not heard of the book until I saw the headlines about the law firm employee revealing the true author behind the pseudonym. Then I decided to read it. It's a very good detective novel. Very compelling. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Much better than a lot of the 'fluffy' mysteries out there on the best seller list these days. I adore detective/suspense/mystery/thriller novels and this one is definitely one of the better ones - I hope it turns into a series featuring Strike (the detective) and Robin (his secretary/assistant).
SP's Eat'n Park dinner: baked lemon sole with steamed broccoli and a side salad (salad not pictured)
4. Last Sunday we baked the Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies that I love. The ones with the bits of Andes Creme de Menthe Candies. We got 45 cookies. As of Thursday morning, 14 are left. Let's not do the math and calculate how many cookies per day I ate.
5. Maybe I ate so many cookies because I had to drown my sorrow over the Steelers and Pirates and I choose drowning in sweets rather than booze?! Even SP is getting into the Pirates and caring about whether they win or lose. Today he's at the game with his team from work - a special outing to build team unity. I wish wives had been invited. I could handle some unity building while munching on nachos and pierogies and watching baseball.

6. The new TV season is starting. Not sure if that's good or bad, especially since at times I can't wait for new TV episodes to end because it seems like we watch way too much TV! I am really trying to not add too many new shows to the DVR, but already I've added two. First, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I like Andre Braugher and have never seen him in a comedy so I decided to give it a try. I made SP watch, too, and we laughed a lot, so I guess we'll keep watching.

The other show we watched was Sleepy Hollow. I wanted to not watch, to not be intrigued, and I was resisting, but then I read this article and I just had to see the show. I wanted to not like it, to think it was too silly, too outrageous, too stupidly absurd, but... It was that kind of 'this is so crazy that it's kinda awesome and I can't stop watching.'

7. I celebrated, literally cheered and clapped, when the finale of Under the Dome ended. What a stupid, lame season finale. Butterflies and eggs and pink stars and a so obviously lying and crooked sheriff/politician dude but the townspeople are way too stupid to see it and they built a gallows in like an hour so there could be a public lynching just because crooked, lying guy said so and not a single person questioned any of this and... And good grief. I hope SP got it out of his system and we don't have to watch this drivel next summer.

8. Thank goodness for Broadchurch on BBC. It blows away that dumb dome show. Better writing, better acting, better plot, better pacing, better twists and turns. I can't want for the finale next week when they figure out who murdered Danny.

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