Thursday, June 16, 2005

a little food.....a little music.....

i'm currently dining on that beloved buffet staple- three bean salad. (the good thing about the keyboard condom on this computer is that i don't have to worry about slopping something between the keys while i eat. i do miss the clicking sound the keys make as i pound them, though.) it's the basic version- wax beans, kidney beans, and good ol' green beans, with a few onion chunks doing the backstroke in a delightful vinaigrette. (which i have probably misspelled, from the looks of it.) i'm down with most variations on the basic recipe.....in fact there were only two exceptions. the first bastardized version featured lima beans, which i never have (nor ever will) liked, and the second, for some strange and horrible reason, replaced the vinegar with oil, which was just plain wrong.

since i'm trying to hold off on a much needed trip to the grocery store, i'm eating an unusual combination for the third night in a row- three bean salad (it's okay- i usually sleep alone, and it's common knowledge that girls can eat all the beans and broccoli they want without suffering any ill effects), some lemon pepper fish filets i found in the freezer (throw a little extra lemon pepper on there, and they taste just fine), a couple of hunks of cheese (a girl's gotta have her calcium, of course), and i believe dessert will be one of the pints of ben & jerry's chocolate fudge brownie lowfat frozen yogurt. (after all, "lowfat" means i can eat twice as much, right?)

okay- so maybe it's not that weird, but it's certainly a far cry from the smoked salmon quesadillas, tacos, or cheese-smothered chicken enchiladas (with homemade guacamole, of course) that i'd whip up if i had the energy and supplies. (i swear i don't eat mexican every night- just maybe 3 or 4 times a week.)

enough about food. i'm grabbing the baton from larry:

1. The person (or persons) who passed the baton to you.

uh, yeah- see above.

2. Total volume of music files on your computer.

errr....ahhh...my computer? none. i'm one of those old fashioned "cd" people.

3. The title and artist of the last CD you bought.

please, everyone knows djs don't have to buy cds! (just kidding- i still do.) the last one was - hang on, i have to look- the last one i bought was "show & tell" by silvertide.......the last ones i bought and have actually listened to are "discozone" by o-zone and "the duran duran tribute album"- the only two things i've ever purchased on ebay.

4. Song playing at the moment of writing.

i'm not listening to anything right now, though i have a couple of duran duran singles (from the second boxed set) and depeche mode remixes loaded into my cd player.

5. Five songs you have been listening to of late (or all-time favorites, or particularly personally meaningful songs)

five favorites: "take on me"- aha
"don't change"- inxs
"the reflex" (not the crappy remix version)- duran duran
"the promise"- when in rome
"fire woman"- the cult

6. The five unfortunate victims to whom you will afflict with this musical baton.

my tags generally go unanswered, so feel free to take up the baton if interested.

7. Super bonus question: Do you dance by yourself when you think no one is looking?

yes......that's the only acceptable time to work on my ill cabbage patch skills.

8 comments:

Larry said...

all five songs are good and those people that don't have a special place in their hearts for "take on me" are just strange. but of the five I may have to now find fire woman I had forgotten about that gem.

Digitalicat said...

I briefly considered tagging myself with this out of some misguided sense of solidarity. Then I came to my senses.

Lemon pepper fish fillets sounds pretty good right now, damn you. The only thing I've got in the house is frozen corn-on-the-cob and a wide assortment of condiments.

Penny Shagwell said...

love your five songs, lady. They're all favourites of mine. Especially The Promise. Another fave of mine is Melt with You.

I may take this tag, if that's okay.

Larry said...

Melt with you is another one of those songs that if you don't have a special place for it in your heart(and you did some of your growing up in the eighties[forgot to add that earlier]) there is probably something wrong with you.

Danikabur said...

I agree.. how could anyone (that grew up in the eighties) not like 'take on me'!

duff said...

digi: i can do better, believe me.

penny: glad you stopped by....and that i'm not the only one on the face of the earth that likes "the promise". tag away.

larry: thanks for getting modern english stuck in my head.

danikabur: it's inexcusable, quite frankly. ("take on me" is my favorite song of all time......partially because of the video.)

Milt Bogs said...

What's a keyboard condom?

duff said...

ooh! a new face- how exciting!

it's one of those soft, clear plastic covers you can put over your keyboard to protect it from spills. it's very flexible, so you can still type, but i miss the noise from pounding the keys.

thanks for stopping by.