Day 354. Full Flavoured?

More recipes today.  But this one isn’t what you’re expecting.  At least I don’t think it is.  Because it has nothing to do with the kitchen.  Now you’re really measuring cupsconfused, aren’t you?  Fear not.  All’s about to be made clear.

To be honest, when I first saw Monday’s WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge, I passed it by.  But after yesterday’s post, where you found out how I make bouillabaisse, I decided to give it another look:

“How does the old saying go — girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys are snips and snails and puppy dog tails?

Aside from not knowing what a snip is, I don’t buy it; we’re much more complex than lollipops and unicorns and toy trucks and frogs.  This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you.  We want your best recipes.

We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken (although we’ll take that, too — a good fried chicken recipe is always handy).  We want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you, you.”

It’s a pretty tall order, but I’ve decided to give it a try.  Here goes: Continue reading

Day 183. Both Actually

I had a meeting with a client yesterday afternoon.  Not long after I arrived something requiring his attention cropped up; and I had to wait for him.  Usually I have fence sittingmy computer with me.  In which case, I could have done some work.  But yesterday I didn’t.

Luckily, I had my iPhone; and I was able to pass the time reading a book.

Ironically the topic of yesterday’s Daily Post was about reading preferences:  eReading or paperback.  A poll was also included.  There were two choices.

  1. ebooks — you can get new books in a flash and bring multiple reads with you everywhere you go
  2. paperback — nothing beats opening up a brand new book or rummaging through a bookstore

In my case, it would have been ideal if there’d been a third choice:  Either, or, depending on the circumstances.   Continue reading