Friday, November 22, 2013

7 Quick Takes # 2

Today is the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. The news has been full of reflective stories and re-showing old footage plus the usual trotting out of conspiracy theories. It seems difficult to believe that something so monumental that really defined a generation happened 50 years ago. It seems that everyone older than 55 or 56 can remember exactly where they were and what was going on when the news broke.
My kitchen was in such disarray today that I refused to do any cooking. Chris & I went out to run some errands and we decided to get pizza for the kids and Japanese food for us. I'm not sure how our "date nights" always end up at the dog pens but it is really amusing to me and tonight was no exception.
Speaking of Japanese food, I have always wanted to try sushi but never have been brave enough. At the restaurant tonight where we ordered takeout, they also offered sushi. We had already ordered and paid when I realized that I really wanted to try some carolina rolls and when I mentioned this to Chris, he went up to the counter and bought me some. I absolutely loved the carolina rolls and the spicy tuna that came on the tray. I am not a fan of the wasabi (it was okay until you swallowed and then I swore flames were about to shoot out of my mouth.) I will be ordering sushi again and maybe I will venture forth with something a little more exotic than tuna and the rolls.
I managed to get all of the laundry washed, dried, folded and put away. This is a monumental feat in my house because I swear I spend more time attempting to keep up with the laundry than I do anything else. I am betting by Wednesday you won't be able to tell I did the first stitch of laundry today.
I currently have several books that need to be read so I can return them to the library. And I keep adding to the pile of books. The 2 newest are Sycamore Row by John Grisham and Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I have been waiting for both of them to be released for well... forever and I can't wait until I can sit down and devour them. Holding true to tradition though, so far on my time off, I have not read a single word in an actual book.
My love for the written word is well known and I prefer my books to be in actual book form but I have to admit that I am loving my kindle more and more. I think it has a lot to do with it being more versatile than just a platform to read books. I can watch movies and play games on it as well. Elizabeth has asked for one for Christmas and I am seriously thinking about getting her one.
My schedule for the next week is not bad at all. I am off Wednesday to cook and Friday to recuperate (& decorate my house for Christmas) and I only have to work a 5 hour shift on Thanksgiving itself. This next week should be fun.
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