6.25.2008

Maniacal Laugh

The title is mainly because I researched and wrote a reply to a knotty problem in which a subcontractor was trying to make researching the building code that applies to his own work OUR problem. Obviously, it's not very polite to write "f**k off" in the professional world. But I put together a rational reply that pointed out why our documents said what they did and that we had researched the issue and could find no problem (which I actually did, so I could say that honestly) and that the ___ manufacturer "declined to provide a [code] reference." Stick it in your ear ___ manufacturer!

However, it's an appropriate title for my other story, in which I laughed at myself. Mere hours after writing that I "didn't really like being that busy," I found out that my date for the evening had to cancel, and then minutes later, I accepted a voucher for an advance screening that evening for Pixar's new release, WALL-E. Silly silly Annie.
Fortunately, the action version of a Freudian slip occured. To fill in the time between the end of work and the movie, I went to my friend Stacey's for a drink (one drink that, uncharacteristically for me, gave me a mild buzz for three hours). Despite being warned that I should get there early to get a seat, I left on time (as if I already had a ticket) and got there 15 minutes too late to get a seat. Feeling mildly relieved, I went home and ate comfort food (sweet potatoes with beef and mushroom gravy, see below) and read a good book.
So it all worked out for the best anyway!




I ruined my relaxed feeling a bit by checking my email before going to bed, then spent too long having to read and answer Match.com emails. :/
Oh well. This too, shall pass.

Oh, and to tie up some loose ends, I am posting a picture of the yummy spicy shrimp and cashew dish (served on rice) that Janiece made for dinner on Saturday. Yummo!

14 comments:

Janiece Murphy said...

That looked a lot better in person, but yes...Yummy!

Nathan said...

Sweet Potatoes with beef and mushroom gravy? What the hell is that?

Anne C. said...

Boil sweet potatoes. Mash them on a plate and heap on beef and mushroom gravy (ground beef, cooked with sliced mushrooms, then mixed with creamed portabella mushroom soup). YUMMY!

The Grabill Family said...

Janiece - it looked pretty darn good from where I was sitting . . .

Nathan - don't knock the Sweet P's with Mushroom and beef gravy! It may not look like much in that picture - but it is YUM-E! Anne, didn't you make that recipe up for Girl Scouts or something? I can't remember where it's from, but it sure is making my mouth water right now . . .

belsum said...

You had me at sweet potatoes...

Seriously, my co-worker and I *just* had this discussion.

And also? Now I feel even more bad for the frozen and boxed meals rut that I've found myself in. Which, duh, is gonna happen when you're not at home all day anyway, but I'm not even cooking a real meal on the weekends like I used to.

Sub-Tropicaligal said...

Hey, Found your blog through Nathan. Thanks for the comfort food idea...Now, I'm baking some chicken with rosemary (from the garden) and roasted garlic-y new potatoes after reading your post. It made me hungry.

Hey, BTW what's the "bubble wrap site"?

Thanks!
Tropicaligal

Anne C. said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tropicaligal! The rosemary chicken and garlicy potatoes sounds heavenly. Mmmmm!

Here's a link to the bubblewrap. The original's legendary use as a destressor is pretty closely imitated in the online version.

:)

MWT said...

For slightly more colorful stress-relief popping of things, I recommend bloons. :D

Jeri said...

Hmmm... I think I'd prefer the gravy w/ white potato and the sweet potato w/ butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. :) But I'm weird that way.

Sorry your time has gotten so whirlwind lately, I hope it calms down some!

Anne C. said...

Oh yeah! Now I understand the confusion. I forget that most people have sweet potatoes with either brown sugar and cinnamon or [shudder] marshmallows.

belsum said...

Shudder indeed. That ghastly midwestern holiday monstrosity is the only way I don't like sweet potatoes! I'm trying out a sweet potato salad recipe for Kirk's birthday party this afternoon.

Jeri said...

I don't like sweet potatoes w/ the marshmallow thing either. Ick - sickly sweet. We make butternut squash souffle with cinnamon streusel topping instead. :)

belsum said...

The salad turned out great!

Anne C. said...

Mmmm! Yummy! You are sending me the recipe, right? ;)