Monday, March 26, 2007

Rules for the bathroom

toiletIn the bathroom at work today I was shocked to see an open Sprite can on the sink. Its owner was in the bathroom too. I knew this because I could hear her humming an Abba song in the third stall.

Doesn't that violate the number one bathroom rule? Food isn't allowed in the bathroom. Ever.

Coffee cup on the sink? Never. I won't even allow myself to soak in the tub with a glass of wine (although they do that on TV all the time).

What has this world come to?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Best falafel in town

This was a serious competition. We'd invited 12 women to choose the best Middle Eastern restaurant in Louisville.

The food was assembled on my dining room table. Each dish had a number rather than a restaurant name. That way we couldn't play favorites.

We tasted falafel. And tasted hummus. And tahini salads. Some of us tasted hot sauce. All of the pita bread came from Al Watan's bakery.

Then we voted. The winners were (thanks Kelly):

Falafel: Al Watan, 3713 Klondike Lane (also best hot sauce)
Hummus: Pita Delites, 1616 Grinstead Drive
Tahini Salad: Pita Delites, 1616 Grinstead Drive

We tasted items from these restaurants too:
Safier Mediterranean Deli, 641 S. Fourth St. (third-place hummus)
Marrakech, 1001 Bardstown Road (second-place falafel)
The Grape Leaf, 2217 Frankfort Ave.
Shiraz, Frankfort Ave.

So, what's your favorite?

Monday, March 19, 2007

I think it's spring ...

Today I saw a forsythia blooming along the freeway. In my world, that means it's spring. I don't care what the calendar says. I don't care if it snows tomorrow.

Yellow blossoms = spring. Don't argue with me.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

This backyard needs landscaping help

Would you like to landscape my yard? As you can see, it needs everything.

Are there any contests I can enter? Any students who need experience? Someone who wants a community garden project?

This yard is hideous and needs your help.

Monday, March 5, 2007

How to be a good host

Good friends are like old socks. They're comfortable, familiar and look good with jeans.

At least that was what we had in mind when we decided to invite folks over for dinner Saturday night. We wanted it to be easy. And we didn't want to have to clean the bathroom.

So Babycakes got on the phone to invite "the socks." Only she said we were inviting all of our "dirty sock" friends.

Yeah, there's a big difference.

Friday, March 2, 2007

True confessions

Ever had one of those days when you needed to get some things off your chest? Well this is one of them for me.

1) If you were driving behind me yesterday, yes, I DID deliberately block you. It pisses me off when you know that the lane is ending soon because you drive this way every day like me. And even though the traffic is backed up because it's rush hour, you STILL try to swoop around on the right to get ahead of me instead of merging left like the sign says. I'm sorry but I hate that.

2) While I don't think I actually called you crazy out loud I was thinking it and you probably picked up on that. And yes, I did raise my voice during our phone call yesterday. And no, I haven't decided to add you to the "worst client in the western hemisphere" list yet but I am still considering it.

3) I'm a judgemental, opinionated, loud-mouthed bitch. There I said it. It's taken me years to develop this well-honed skill. The next time I act like that around you, just walk away. Don't worry about hurting my feelings. I'm not even aware that I might be hurting yours.

4) I am Anna Nicole's baby's daddy. I couldn't keep this to myself any longer. Call me when I can come by to pick up the baby and the money.