it’s official: i’m getting old

Got a haircut today. As usual, trim around the top, #2 on the sides… Then the haircutter tells me to close my eyes, so I'm guessing she's gonna snip the front of my hair (are they called bangs on guys?) and is trying to prevent hair from falling in my eyes. Thoughtful, that.

Much to my surprise, she trims my eyebrows. It's official: I'm old.

this morning’s blog entry is sponsored by…

Shakespeare!

Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR: What man is that?

BRUTUS: A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

CAESAR: Set him before me; let me see his face.

CASSIUS: Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.

CAESAR: What say'st thou to me now? speak once again.

Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.

CAESAR: He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.

Ceasar ignored it. Sucker. Little did the Soothsayer know that his warning would stand up in the year 2004, when the Ides of March falls on a MONDAY. I hate Mondays.

the sweet smell of… dumpsters?

There's really nothing better than the weather has been the last few days. Mid-70's, not a cloud in the sky, a little breeze. So, everyone wanders around campus a little slower than usual because everyone wants to enjoy the wonderful weather.

So, like everyone else, I'm walking across campus. There's nothing like walking behind someone that's wearing perfume that smells nice… It adds to the day. Then, fate intervenes. The wind changes a little bit, and right as you're inhaling some good smelling perfume, it changes to the odor of a dumpster. Argh.

pondering ingredients

Diann & I were cooking last night (wild salmon filets with a chipotle glaze and jalapeño-lime butter, yum!) and I realized that we've been using quite a bit of chipotles in adobo sauce recently. That made me start thinking about our cooking habits.

Do you ever notice that you use ingredients in phases? Before, we never used chipotles, and recently we've shot through three cans of them. Before that, we never used shallots, but since Cuisine Magazine introduced us to shallots, we rarely go two home-cooked meals without eating shallots. (and by the way, if you've not yet cooked with shallots, they're excellent!)

I wonder if other people use ingredients in phases…