Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. I’ll open this thread every Monday and Friday. So anything good happen to you this long weekend?

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  • Rave: The extra long weekend was great!
    Rave: So was my father’s surprise 80th birthday party!
    Rant: Florida was cold and now returning to this ice storm!

  • Rant: Too damn cold. When is spring???

    Rave: A king cake will be waiting for me when I get home from work. I have the best parents ever!

  • Rave: Made the yunniest qunioa salad ever.
    Rant: Rinsing quinoa. My fine mesh straner is not fine enough, and it sticks to cheesecloth.

    • *yummiest

    • What did you put in it? I’m getting a little bored with my 4-5 variations. Also, you don’t really have to strain it – just rinse it a few times until the water is clear then pour out as much water as you can and cut back a couple of ounces on your cooking water.

      • Diced grapefruit + its juice + white wine vinegar + 1 Tbsp sugar + salt + two minced shallots. I let that mellow for 10 minutes or so then tossed it with the qunioa. Added 1 granny smith apple and 1/4 celery root (peeled/cored and cut into matchsticks), 5 thinly sliced radishes, and a small handful of slivered almonds. Drizzled in a litte olive oil and mixed in some black pepper.

  • Rave: starting to get serious about this summer’s trip to Peru!

    Rant: ice + my apartment building’s lack of sand/salt on their sidewalks

  • Rave: Always neat to learn about a new artist. (even if he did just pass away)


    Rant: People just don’t take enough old timey B&W photos anymore.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: Restaurant Week at La Bergerie today.
    Rave: King Cake waiting for me at home.
    Rant: I’m not independently wealthy yet.

  • RAVE: 4 day week.
    RANT: Cramming 5 days of work into 4.
    RANT: I’m thinking about him more than I should. Damn these obsessive attractions!

  • Rant: My cat’s tail caught on fire last night.
    Rave: Since he didn’t notice, and he wasn’t hurt, it ended up being a little bit funny.

  • RANT: Ice on everything! Also, stuff at REI is too damn expensive.
    RAVE: Hubbie had the good idea to cover car with a tarp last night, not a speck of ice on it this morning, yay!

    • I thought of that, but figured my tarp would get stolen (also I don’t have one).

      • Hubbie here, trick is to use a nasty old tarp, no one would have even thought to steal it. The other trick is lots ‘o beer for hubbie. Thanks for the shout-out, wife ‘o mine!

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