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Tea & Pizza January 10, 2014

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Pork Belly August 28, 2013

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Okay. So I was just traumatized … by my breakfast. Here’s what happened:


I always see these different, fancy schmancy ingredients on cooking shows. Some of them look good, and interesting. And some of them, do not. (I’m looking at you geoduck and goat brains!).


I’d seen pork belly used lots of times; as a bacon-like addition or mostly as a main entree. I only remember seeing it as a big rectangular slab.


Well, I finally got some from the store. It was packaged a bit differently – like two long super duper thick bacon-strip looking hunks, but okay I can work with it.


Today I decided to use it. Nothing fancy, mind you, just cutting it into something manageable, frying it up and having it with eggs and toast. I was actually looking forward to it.


I open the package to see how to handle it and I notice … something. On the edge.


Um, what is that nubby little thing?



No. It can’t be, could it?


Yes – it’s a nipple! Take a closer look.


There’s a nipple. On my food.




Upon closer examination I saw that there were actually 2 nipples on there. I thought, um, okay, I’ll just use the other piece in the package or I can just cut off the nipple edge and still use it. But nope. Nope, nope, nope.


I know pork comes from a pig. And I know it’s pork belly, but you just … don’t expect to see a nipple on your breakfast meat. I am not eating that. I can’t. I really … I just … I can’t. I can’t do it. It’s just — ewwwwwww.


I feel stupid and bad for wasting food, ‘cuz there are starving people … everywhere, but … not doing it. Not even willing to touch it anymore. No. No. No.

Okay … maybe.

Oh, I don’t know. It’s in my freezer, so it might make it into a hot pan. Eventually. But right now it’s still skeeving me out. In the end I just pan-fried some turkey pastrami instead and made an egg sandwich.


Do I think this will turn me into a vegetarian? No. It does, however, make me wish I had gotten real bacon.


Breakfast nipples??? Geez


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WALKING DAY 13 – November 17, 2010

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MUSIC: “Turn the Page” – Bob Seger

     “Bird on a Wire” – Katey Sagal

“Blister in the Sun” – Violent Femmes



Got up, took meds. Had tiny headache on right side of head, nothing big. Took out the curlers, checked to see if it was raining, then threw on my walking outfit. Waited for some daylight to show, then hit the streets, camera in tow. 61 degrees, but felt a bit cooler. Streets wet, slight worry about slipping on all the leaves, tiny puddles are everywhere. Checking out the fall foliage – it’s gorgeous.


And -you guessed it – beaucoup random shots to uploaded to the photo blog) in the next few days.


Since it’s been awhile (again) since I’ve walked and I had pizza yesterday (and the day before) the body wanted to turn back, but the mind was stronger. A few yards along my back started hurting but I kept going. Walking, snapping shots. Thought I would make it a short walk, but I still managed to stay out almost an hour. Didn’t go up any steep inclines. Wasn’t inclined to. (Hah – see what I did there?)


Headache in right side was gone. Replaced by headache on left side. Also, experienced a bit of the dizzy. May just have to readdress this whole walking before eating thing. Or just walk later in the day. But knowing myself, if I don’t get up and out right away it probably ain’t gonna happen.


On the way back to the beginning (thank you, Vizzini!) chatted with a nice lady. We remarked on the beauty of the foliage and the early morning light. She mentioned that the park is beautiful at the first snow fall. She made me want to see it. When it actually hits – we’ll see if the boots go on.


Oh – I found my ankle weights, hand weights and the pedometer. I must be severely mechanically challenged because I can’t the pedometer to work. I followed the instructions (I swear!) but it won’t register my steps. No biggie. I’m going to start wearing the ankle and hand weights around the house to get used to them before taking them on the road.


Hand weights: 1 lb each.

Ankle weights: 4 lb 12 oz (made up of 5 individual, removable weights of 15 oz each)

Pedometer – pretty damn useless!


That’s all for now. Dr’s appointment later today. I would seriously cancel but I need updated scrips. Hopefully I can get out of there and be on the way home before all the darling little brats get out of school. I hate riding the bus with teenagers. They have no concept of “inside voice”. And yes, I realized that I am officially crotchety.





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