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25 June 2007 @ 09:21 am
weekend roundup  
First off, oh my god, I love John Simm on Doctor Who. He is fantastic. Just brilliant. I'm so ready to watch "Life on Mars" now.

Secondly, since I've been watching so much tv on the computer lately, I've decided to do sudoko puzzles while I watch, so that my brain doesn't completely atrophy. It's interesting how fast your brain learns to solve them. On friday night, they were a total struggle. But by sunday, I was whizzing through even the harder ones. I'm not sure I enjoy doing them, but they make me feel less guilty about watching three episodes of "Friday Night Lights" back-to-back.

Thirdly, we got the fountain up and running yesterday, which was great. Unfortunately we also tried to buy some plants at the Home Depot nursery which was total hell because of poor management, so we ended up leaving in a huff with just a green extension cord for the fountain.

Finally, grilled up some lovely steaks for sunday dinner. Served them up with roasted fingerling potatoes tossed in herbed goat cheese. Such yumminess.

Listening to: XTC - "Standing in for Joe"
The Mud Puppy: Exposedmudpuppy83 on June 25th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Is that Giselle? Both my wife and sister-in-law think she's gprgeous, but I think there's prettier women out there.

Although she does look pretty good there. Gotta love intellectual nudity.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the apeassmonkeydiary on June 25th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
I think it might be her. I yanked it off one of the fashion magazine communities.

I'm curious what she's reading.

zantimisfit on June 25th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
These potatoes of which you speak, recipe please.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: meditatingassmonkeydiary on June 25th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
It's real easy.

I took a pound of fingerlings, scrubbed them a little in cold water, then cut them in half lengthwise. I tossed them in a plastic bag with some salt, pepper, dried rosemary and dried parsely. Then I poured some olive oil into the bag and shook them up til they were all nice and coated with spices and oil, and dumped the results into a glass casserole dish, getting them into as much of a single layer as possible. Bake at 425 for 30-35 minutes. Then I while they were still hot, I tossed them in about two ounces of goat cheese and a tablespoon of butter. The heat of the potatoes melts the cheese and butter up real nice.

K. says I use too much goat cheese, but I think that's crazy talk.
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 25th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
The potatoes sound good, despite the goat thing. I'm not sure what fingerling means though.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue poolsideassmonkeydiary on June 25th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
The "goat thing" is just cheese. Soft, delicious cheese.

And fingerling potatoes are just new potatoes. They're about the size of a chubby finger. Supposedly, they're healthier.
ameliorist on June 25th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
That's the second time you've surprised me with your knowledge of British telly (the first being a mention I saw of Daisy/Jessica Stevenson). John Simm has long been a favourite of mine, so Iit's kinda disappointing to see him in a role we aren't allowed to empathise with - I'm hoping The Master turns out to have some redeeming feature.......although that would spoil the whole good v's bad thing...

You'll bore of Sudoku really quickly - try kakuro - it'll keep you going a bit longer
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Ape vs. Jet Girlassmonkeydiary on June 25th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Just wait til I write about my love of Blake's 7!

The weird thing is that I kind of did empathize with the Master. Certainly, I wanted him to defeat all of his enemies (the American president, UNIT, his advisors, etc.) except for the Doctor and his crew.

Kakuro, eh? I'll give it a look.
d_eggman69d_eggman69 on June 26th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Yup, that's Giselle. The one Brazilian broad in the world with no ass becomes their biggest supermodel, go figure...
(Anonymous) on June 29th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
If you're loving Simms, try State of Play. It hasn't been released as region 1 yet, but is completely worth the download (or the region-free DVD player). Liz
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly: tin tin opiumassmonkeydiary on June 29th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
Excellent. I'll put it on my list!