Well, XMas was almost as exciting as Thanksgiving, except there was more Italian than Spanish.
Mom, Brother and I went to Venuzio’s (?, I cant remember – I suck) for lunch. It was good.. I got the Lasanga which was much bigger than I was expecting. Giftwise, I got a shirt from the parental unit, gloves from alberto and a “hot fireman calendar” from the white elephant party. That’s about it. Pretty depressing. Oh well, I didn’t buy anything for anyone this year, so I wasn’t expecting anything from them – really broke until I catch up my financial situation. I’m still paying ‘berto back from lending me money to move and my checks and bills aren’t timed right yet. Still about a 2 weeks behind on everything and they’re getting pissed.
I’m still thinking of my New Years Resolutions – I made good on my last ones (from 2003) so maybe the trend will continue if I do it again.
So far I have:
- Find a new job.
- Pay tickets
- Fix drivers license situation.
- Fix Defender game or get rid of it.
- Lose ~20 lbs.
Ok, so I made red beans tonight, instead of pasta (which I’ve been eating way to much of lately) and I made more rice than beans. At the end of the night, as I was cleaning up I had this big pot of rice that I was about to throw away. Hmmm. I have rice and I love rice pudding. What do I have around here that I could turn rice into pudding with? Aha! Vanilla Silk and sugar/sweet and low.
I threw the cooked rice in a saucepan, pour about twice as much Silk on top stirred in a couple of packets of sugar and a half packet of sweet and low and let the whole shebang simmer until it had gotten really thick and puddingy. I poured it in a metal mixing bowl and stuck it inthe fridge to cool. It smells fantastic and a finger test hints that it’s going to taste as good too. Just need to wait until it cools off and I’ll update you.
A friend of mine sings in it so I might go check out the New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus this weekend. I think i can make the 3pm show on Sunday. I’ve been wanting to check them out for a year or so, but never got around to it. Friday and Saturday are going to be really busy though… Hmmm.
I’ve started chatting on-line and obssessivly filling out online personals again. Damnit. I was over that part of the process and now it’s come back again. The only thing more pathetic than checking my e-mail every 15 minutes with the hope that so-and-so that I’ve never met replied to you is that it actually gets to me if they don’t. Shit – I don’t even know these people – why do I care? After several years away from them, I’ve noticed that a lot are charging for both replying to ads AND replying to replies. That really pisses me off. If I actually go ahead and pay $20 or ($40 for some of them) and I send a reply to an ad that intrests me – I should be able to get a reply from that person – even if they’re not a subscriber. What am I paying for? I can already send them a reply even if I wasn’t a member! Doesn’t that just encourage people to wait until someone replies to their ad before they join? It seems like it’s more of an incentive to subscribe if I know that if I send a reply, I can be contacted in return.
Mental note: delete ads from pay sites.