gunstream girl

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

I'm a Southerner, born and bred (though you'd never know it from my accent, I'm told). I like to eat 'til I'm tired out from eating, hear good storytelling 'til I can recite the stories in my sleep (Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.), watch people, look at sparkly things, listen to good bluegrass music, dream about owning a dog, tell crazy stories about my family, and organize things.

31 January 2006

bob barker

tommy and i are getting a dog.

i've always been DYING for a dog, but never knew if i could swing it due to my travel schedule. enter tommy, stage left. he has a more predictable schedule than mine.

i fretted and fretted about whether or not to do it, but i made up my mind after the holidays that i wasn't getting any younger. so i should do it.

right now, i'm calling him bob barker. as a placeholder name.

he should be arriving very, very soon (like, today).

he's the very handsome one wearing the blue collar.

he's a viszla in case you were wondering. grows to about 50-60 pounds in his prime.

19 January 2006

The Souffle

So very delicious it was.

18 January 2006


Nearing midnight on December 31st, 2005, I resolved to . . .

1) make a savory souffle in 2006, and

2) read all of the titles A to Z in the children's section of a library.

I've always wanted to do both of these things.

Why a savory souffle, you ask? Because I always choose savory over sweet. Because there was a British lady in the room, and it seemed funny to giggle about savories with her.

Finding a recipe was easy.

Finding a souffle pan was a bit more of a challenge.

The recipe called for 6 eggs, separated.
I botched the first egg separation, so I had to use powdered egg whites as a substitute (I hope this doesn't threaten the final product, though I have a sick feeling that it might.).

The rest was pretty straightforward.

Now, all that's left is a 45 minute wait.

For my Pesto and Ricotta Souffle.

Time shall tell if I'll be adding this one to my list of favorites.

But at least I have, for one of the first times that I can recall, accomplished my resolution.

Only 18 days in.

09 January 2006

For Wendy

My List:

Four jobs you've had in your life:
1. Jell-O maker at WRMC
2. Marble scraper (we used to get paid a penny (or was it a dime?) for each tile that we'd scratch yellowing polyurethane off of the marble in our foyer)
3. Worked in a geriatric psychiatric unit as the nutrition consult
4. Housecleaner

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. The Nightmare before Christmas
2. Big Fish
3. i don't really know. i generally like musicals and don't mind watching them repeatedly.
4. A Christmas Story seems to be one that I watch quite a bit.

Four TV shows you love to watch:
If I had cable, this would be much easier....
1. Six Feet Under (Netflix)
2. Extreme Home Makeover
3. Ask This Old House
4. The Sopranos (Netflix)

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Hilton Head, SC
2. Kona, Hawaii
3. Harbin, China
4. My home (sometimes I take vacation just to be lazy or to organize things)

Four websites you visit daily:
4. Blogs of assorted friends and family

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Greens (collards, mustard, kale), Beans, and Cornbread
2. Pecan Pie
3. Olives
4. Stinky Cheese

Four things you would change about your house:
1. Create a much larger kitchen...I'd have to knock out some walls
2. Add a pot-bellied stove and comfortable reading chair in my large kitchen
3. Add a water fountain by the back door
4. Change the wall colors.

Four bloggers you are tagging:
1. Elizabeth
2. Katie
3. Stacy
4. Troy