Thursday, October 26, 2006

Today for my lunch I'm having a chargrilled chicken pasta salad from Tesco (390kc, 16g fat) and I can safely say it's one of the vilest things ever. Bland, soggy, badly seasoned. ACK.

On avergae it takes 8 months to develop a new ekiben. How long did Tesco spend on their chicken 'salad'? It wasn't 8 months was it?

Monday, October 23, 2006

Went to see Metamorphosis at the Lyric on Saturday, and can say that it was astonishingly good. Mesmerising. Plus at only an hour and a half with no interval you're out of there by ten past nine and have time for a proper dinner / trip to the pub. Or in our case both.

However, and I can't say that the Lyric seats were to blame but they can't have helped, I know have the most excruciating lower back pain - shooting pains down the legs, sudden stabbing pains etc etc.

Of course could also be related to the horse incident a few months ago as well . . . or all that dancing I did last weekend . . .hard to say . . . I'm am clearly a bit of a cripple though. Ho hum.

Monday, October 16, 2006

This made me laugh :-

This morning I was so hungry I was actually in pain on the tube and had to have a double bowl of muesli when I got to work. Fair enuf but not when you consider what I ate yesterday :-

Breakfast : n/a
Lunch : Prawn Jambalaya with rice, 2 Apples
Snack : 1/2 packet pork scratchings
Dinner : Roast chicken with roast potatoes, gravy, garlic bread, green salad, baked chocolate pudding
Supper : Tin of sardines, bowl 3 bean soup, 2 apples.

It's disgusting isn't it? The dinner etc was cooked by my friend Ana. I'm not a bad cook but it's quite effortful and by the numbers. It's the opposite of natural. Still though, the results are not too shabby. Ana's cooking is entirely relaxed, casual, almost lazy in appearance and seems to generate no washing up. The results : absolutely sublime. She just understands it at some deeper more intrinsic level than me - it's the difference between Salieri and Mozzer. By the standards of the day they were both fantastic, but in comparison to each other one was a genius and the other a lumpen fingered musical hod carrier.

On the other hand I can make a Hollandaise sauce and she can't so there. BTW there's a lot of guff talked about Hollandaise sauce - it's not that hard, you just need to pay attention.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Stupid Amazon

What can I have possibly done to deserve this as a landing page :-

Are they mocking me?