Sunday, May 31, 2009

Food blogging corner

Tapas for three:
salsa verde, roasted garlic and bread entree, sofritos, polenta biscuits, lamb, deep fried zucchini flowers, grilled cheese, artichoke hearts, tapenade, quail, zucchini, tuna stuffed pimento.... etc.

Perfect for that mid afternoon pick-me-up.

Delicado Foods
2/134 Blues Point Rd
McMahons Point NSW
2060 - (02) 9955 9399
Open Mon-Sat 7am-7pm; Sun 9am-5pm

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Sunday morning pondering

Husband is away for meetings in London HQ.
Probably to go over the head count during the next round of job-axing here in the colonies.
All the bankers here are shaking in their Florsheim shoes, I tell ya.

So here I am updating the blog again.
Wee hours of Sunday morning. Reading the non-news sections of the weekend paper.
Spotted these little ditties.

The SMH's Domain: "Concrete Castle" about an off-form concrete dream home in Lane Cove...... looks like this was an enjoyable process for all involved: it took a year to design and two years to build.

As an ex-project manager and architect, I say PIG'S ARSE.
What is this, a university student's project?
This is a real world. This concrete castle was probably built before the recession. Who wants their project to run over budget and over time? No joints and lines? Hello. What about using render-on blockwork???? Like I said. Pig's arse.

If I ever moved back to an apartment again, I wouldn't go back to The Rocks, I'd look to North Bondi- where Bondi Icebergs is.
That's out next goal. An uninterrupted view of the water.
We are currently near water but don't see any. WTF. What's the point?
Like a mantra that I tell myself over and over again. Renovate. Add value. Wait for the prices to go up again. Then sell.

Ok- that aside, I'm going to make breakfast now. It's miserable and rainy outside.
I'm gonna try this:

Has anyone out there tried this?
How does one get pancakes that thick?

I wish I could cook like Karen Martini in the Sun Herald's Sunday Life magazine:
"Filo egg tarts with cured ocean trout, caviar, chives and dill"

Dream on.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Should Jon & Kate Plus 8 Be Taken Off the Air?
This once-endearing show about raising twins and sextuplets has turned into a spectacle highlighting Kate's inability to handle the daily stress caused by her many hang-ups. Meanwhile, Discovery is essentially condoning her abusive tendencies...

Kate Gosselin could learn parenting lessons herself | | The Detroit News

Kate Gosselin could learn parenting lessons herself | | The Detroit News

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Just gonna blog. Not sure what this post will be. It's 4am.

I can't believe my insomniac ass is sitting in bed trying to waste time.

That line is soooo early Green Day. Early albums like Dookie and Insomniac.

Wasting Time

Wasting time down a bum fuck road

And I don't know where it'll go

"All The Time"- Green Day

Many of life's biggest regrets resurface from the murky depths at 4am.
Life is short, who'd want to spend it sleeping, right?

Helloooo Google Maps!
The streetscape is fugly (architectural term).

Um, I wish I'd ventured into Shinjuku ni Chome's clubs with my best friend instead of old stick-in-the-mud-wanker-banker. Which ones?

To be specific:

Dragon Men
1/F Stork Nagasaki, 2-11-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 3341-0606

Arty Farty
2/F 33 Kyutei Bldg, 2-11-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 5362-9720

7th Tenka Bldg. 1F, 2-18-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 3358-3988
I passed by- great music, great crowd.

Baarn Kirao
2-12-3 Shinjuku-ku, 3352-1070

Yeah. Um that's it. OKthanksbye.