Nov 20, 2011

I Want Soup

I want soup. Soup or chili. With bread from the oven and with little pats of butter wrapped in gold foil. Or stew. I almost forgot about stew. Stew would be great on a day like today. Wait. Stop everything. Three words: Grilled Cheese Sandwich. On pretzel bread. That would be great. Or cake. I could just have cake. There's stuffed cabbage. That would be fine. Or pot roast. It doesn't matter. 

Nov 15, 2011

The Phone Drawer

It turns out I saved all of my old cell phones. I didn't set out to do this. It just happened. So, now, every time I open the drawer that happens to contain my old cell phones I feel weird about the whole thing. As well, nearly every single time I open that drawer I imagine the cell phones finally on a shelf in an antique store somewhere. Left over crummy plastic artifacts. But, you know, why not? I ran across several unopened cans of soup at one of my favorite antique stores recently. They were only fifty years old and very reasonably priced. No, these cell phones, though functionally dead, haven't even begun their real journeys, yet. They don't even know what they're in for. They're just resting, now. Gathering strength. Being protected from dust, direct sunlight and the threat of landfills so that they can one day fulfill their real, penultimate purpose (their ultimate purpose being something beyond my imagination though fuel seems likely). I almost envy them, these cell phones. Almost.  

Nov 14, 2011

Having a Taco

I think this is as good a place as any to mention that I am eating a taco and that it is very good. It was brought home yesterday as leftovers. This was unbeknownst to me. I just found it all wrapped up in foil in the refrigerator. I am eating it cold because, after weighing the options of microwaving versus baking the taco in the oven, it seemed simplest to just eat the taco cold. Besides, microwaving tends to change the consistency of things like tortillas in a bad way. And baking seems extreme considering the waste of energy and time involved in getting the oven to the correct temperature for just one taco. The third, rarely spoken of but valid option of buying a toaster oven to reheat the taco, too, seemed a bit much. So I took the chance of eating it cold. Of course I could have let the taco become room temperature but that would have taken forever. So, I just went with the cold-variety taco. And it's good. Even though it's cold. So I can only imagine how good it was while still hot. But that was yesterday. Like I said, I didn't know about this taco until today.