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fantasy meal for tonight: roast beef and swiss cheese melted (in a toaster oven, specifically, the best appliance ever) on whole grain bread with a few leaves of iceberg lettuce, accompanied by crystal light.

actual meal for tonight: a pepsi and an ice cream sandwich.

i hate you, whatsbetter.com. you make me choose between jimmy carter and the cat in the hat.

book club was neat. when i can stop deciding what's better, i'll update the web page. we're going to be reading Homicide next. i'd have preferred something else but it certainly isn't bad.


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Jul. 15th, 2003 02:05 am (UTC)
I hope that you get a chance to eat better.
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:04 pm (UTC)
seems to be a little better now... thanks :)
Jul. 16th, 2003 04:30 am (UTC)
Most welcome!
Jul. 15th, 2003 02:44 am (UTC)
that sandwich sounds awesome. i think the only way i would improve it to my own taste is to add sprouts and maybe some mustard or something. i am totally with you on the support of toaster ovens, too.

whatsbetter is truly a cruel mistress. i find i cannot hate it for too long though.
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)
i went to the safeway and bought sandwich fixins this morning. w00t. too bad i cannot make this sandwich at work because we have no toaster oven. i seriously should consider bringing one but i know i would either get in trouble or it would get stolen or something.

mustard: i am anti-condiment. mostly because i don't like the way any of them taste. :)
Jul. 16th, 2003 02:28 am (UTC)
that's a pretty good reason to be anti-condiment! not having a toaster oven has plagued me many times, but never enough to do anything about it for the same reasons you specify. i usually settle for toasting the sandwich at home and just carrying it to work with me, by which time it's no longer quite as good but it's still better than just microwaving it. i guess. at least my toaster oven isn't being stolen, at any rate.
Jul. 15th, 2003 05:02 am (UTC)
whatsbetter is so great! i was able to stop only because i tried to backspace to look at a previous choice and kept getting new combinations. honked me off. otherwise, i'd still be clicking... :D
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:06 pm (UTC)
sometimes i get horked off at other people's choices, but then i click on the next one and discover that people actually like the muppets or something and i feel better. it's so dumb.
Jul. 15th, 2003 05:42 am (UTC)
the other day at the store i found chocolate chip ice cream sandwich ice cream. it's chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate sandwich bits mixed in. SO GOOD. also it's edy's grand light which makes me feel a little better about gorging myself on it.
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:08 pm (UTC)
whoah. sounds good. and light ice cream does not taste like ass??
Jul. 16th, 2003 04:24 am (UTC)
it does not taste like ass at all!
Jul. 15th, 2003 06:43 am (UTC)
ok so there is this new appliance that is a toaster oven AND A MICROWAVE.

look: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/602-7275844-5839868?asin=B00006JN3O

i think i want one.
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:11 pm (UTC)
fifty four pounds! it's huge! after reading the reviews i think i will hold off; space aside i can get a microwave (which i already have) and a toaster over (ditto) for under 100 bucks nowadays. my biggest and ONLY problem with my current toaster oven is that it's hard to get it really clean. bleh.
Jul. 15th, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)
pepsi and Ice Cream
The perfect diet for a diverticulitis patient.......
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:11 pm (UTC)
Re: pepsi and Ice Cream
hey, it could have been FRIED ice cream. :)
Jul. 15th, 2003 07:12 am (UTC)
One of the best damn TV series ever! I loved Andre Braugher . . . Never found another character like him, although Criminal Intent has eased my pain.

I've always wanted to read the book, but never found it. Please let me know if it's good--
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Homicide!
i've never really watched the show; i am sure i would like it though, being A) so close to baltimore that now i know the place a little better and B) i like cop dramas.

i started the book before we chose it for book club - i have never heard anyone say anything bad about it. i bet you can find it at a used bookstore pretty easily since it's out in mass market paperback. i will let you know how i feel when i'm done!
Jul. 15th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of the TV show Homicide (as are most Baltimorons). The book's been on my "One Of These Days" list for ages. Hope you enjoy it.

- Greg
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:14 pm (UTC)
you could always read it and then come to book club. :)
Jul. 15th, 2003 09:45 am (UTC)
uhhh, bookclub?
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:16 pm (UTC)
oho! i have a webpage for it here. a little over two years ago i stated to some friends that i was sick and tired of reading books and not having anyone to talk to about them. so we read books about one a month (except during the december holiday crunch) and get together on a monday night and discuss. we're pretty open and have our meetings in the homes of various members around the laurel-ish/columbia-ish area.
Jul. 16th, 2003 09:57 am (UTC)
sounds cool, though a bit far for this bicycle rider- damn. Once I get my license, I'll definitely be knocking on you doors with book in hand!
Jul. 16th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
that would be awesome. we have been baby friendly over time, but we've never had to be kid-friendly, and i don't know how old your kid is, but i'd like to think that we could allow for child-related needs if necessary. it's a little weird because it's mostly people who know each other IRL but i like having new people because a fresh perspective is always good!!!! and i started book club so i'm allowed to set policy to a certain extent. :)
Jul. 15th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
i hate you, whatsbetter.com. you make me choose between jimmy carter and the cat in the hat.

Come on. The Cat in the Hat was a far better President than Carter. I was especially fond of the things he used to clean up this country.
Jul. 15th, 2003 09:35 pm (UTC)
Toaster ovens are the best appliance ever.

The mini Foreman grill is pretty neat, too.
Jul. 15th, 2003 11:19 pm (UTC)
why i ever use my regular oven, i just don't know!!

i've used the foreman grill as my roommate has one, but i'm still not totally sold on it. i seem to recall the outside of my steaks got really really charred while the inside wasn't cooked that well. :-/
Jul. 16th, 2003 08:39 pm (UTC)
that sucks.....i love to slap a chicken boob on the foreman for a few minutes for a fast easy meal. yummy!!
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