Friday, July 15, 2005

Next Stop- Monday

So remember how I said the other day that we had a fantastic group of girls? Um...Perhaps I spoke too soon. Well, not really...they were just wickedly high energy today, somewhat negative, and several of them are leaving early next week and so they are...ah...shall we say...less than invested in the program. Lots of cases of the " I don't cares." I was exhausted by LUNCHTIME. I am truly, truly thankful that it is Friday. Huh. Almost Saturday now. Perhaps it shall be Saturday by the time I finish writing this. Sometimes I think that the weekend is kind of like going into hyper space, as seen in Star Wars. Friday night it's like you're setting up the coordinates...and then suddenly the stars come streaming at you and before you know it...BOOM you're suddenly arriving at Monday morning again...way too fast. Okay- yes, this analogy is full of holes. Don't try to think about it too hard. But hey- I'm taking this Monday off! I am taking my vacation in scattered days, one here, two there...rather than a week or so at a time...

I told Matt about my idea of the song " Marci had a little fawn..." to the tune of "Mary had a little lamb" and he took it and ran with it. He and Jody came up with words to several verses...such as "Marci had a little fawn, little fawn, little fawn, Marci had a little fawn, they thought it had rabies...And everywhere that Marci went, Marci went, Marci went, Everywhere that Marci went, the Law was sure to go..." There were more verses including how it "followed" her to "school" one day which was against the rules, and how "They" wanted to "lop its head off"...and how it eventually died...So Matt printed up the song, I made copies and distributed it to the girls and at lunch time, we sprang this unique choral offering upon our dear kitchen manager/cook. It was very well received. At least, she laughed outwardly...

I had dinner with Daddy and Mama tonight. And guess what? I ate part of a BEET. I have avoided these ruddy vegetables with everything in my power for YEARS. Brad has been asking me to cook them for I don't know how long ...and I have a can of them, languishing in the pantry. I just can't bring myself to open it and serve them. Bad memories of a loathsome taste from childhood. My mother tells me they are full of potassium. Ah! So I tried to act grown up and took a tiny piece...and then a bigger piece. To my surprise, I didn't gag. Not that I would rate them up there with cheesecake or muddy buddys but...I have met the beet, and it is edible.

11 comments:

Me said...

I had a dream last night that I was arrested and deported. In the few moments I was given to throw some of my things in my suitcase before being dragged out of the country, I sent an email asking my peeps to pray for me. But I didn't have time to blog about the situation, which stressed me out, because you and and Ryusoma would be in the dark and wondering about my disappearance from blogdom. So I emailed yall too.

I am in the land of dreams and visions and all...so if I disappear from blogdom, please refer to this comment as an explanation.

Glad it's a weekend for you, by the way. You're halfway through Brad's trip. You can do it!

DJ said...

Claire, your theory about starwars, hyperspace and the weekend is DEAD ON as far as I'm concerned!! You nailed that analogy sister!!!!!

Any chance I could get hooked up with a copy of that song? That sounded hilarious.

And sunday I will be bringing some anime over for you[this time, for real :)] Comedy stuff. Short vignettes about highschool girls, so no real plot or anything, very light. I think you will like it...

ljmax said...

What is a muddy buddy? I must needs know.

Claire said...

OH! Muddy buddys! YES! You MUST needs know! The worlds most superior comestible! It's a mixture of Chex cereal, melted chocolate, peanut butter and confectioner's sugar...and probably some sort of butter thing...Wicked healthy. I don't have the exact recipe but I bet you could find it pretty fast online...It is extremely tasty. I highly recommend it.

KW said...

WOw, I should make that and see what the Brits think
of the concoction. If they think peanut butter
and jelly combined is wacky, I can only imagine
what they'd think of this?!

DJ said...

Check out this link for muddy buddies

http://foodgeeks.com/recipes/recipe.phtml?recipe_id=1584

And Cap'n Claire? LongRange Radar detects a monday fast approaching! Prepare for COLLISION....

ljmax said...

Ah, thanks for the link...hopefully, it will be more successful than my Hunny Truffles.

Anonymous said...

Re: beets. Never was very excited about beets until one day we bought a fresh bunch at a farmer's market, steamed the greens and mixed in the fresh tubers diced up, added a little butter and vinegar... very sweet and earthy flavor.

Now they are my favorite!

DJ said...

*faint crackles*

...hit a monday, I repeat, we have hit a huge monday. Hull holed, hyperdrive gone, need immediate evac! This is the SSE Plans+ and we have hit a monday, I repeat,...

*huge background explosion*



hahahahaha. Now that was FUN!!!

Claire said...

Okay- anonymous beet lover- who are you? And Derrick- WOW...you are getting huge mileage out of this hyperspace thing...!

Glen said...

Hello Claire! Glen Rickerd here. I was the anonymous poster... in a hurry and didn't thake the time to resurrect my blogger account.

Now I'm back. Saw Brad and Charlie on Sunday afternoon... nice visit. Was really a treat to see Brad again.

He mentioned your blog, so in a quiet moment I looked you up! Great fun.

Re: beets... like most vegetables, I learned to hate the canned version as a child, and have been surprised by how good the fresh versions really can be. BTW we dice up and steam the roots along with the greens... didn't mean to imply that we toss them in raw.