Liquid Nails

We sat there pouring over community ed listings trying to find the right class at the right time that didn’t conflict with anything else. My preference was straight up ballroom dancing but one conflicted with Chinese class and the other started in like 90 minutes and there was no way I could get home, deal with the dog and psyche my sorry ass up for dancing in public in that amount of time.
“Discover the rhythm inside you! A sampling of sassy and sultry Latin dances: Cha cha, Rumba, Salsa and Samba. Come independently or with a partner. Classes taught by Arthur Murray Dance Studio’s certified instructor.”
Wednesday nights at Roosevelt I learn will slowly transform myself from suburban dorkitude to sultry sassitude. Or something. Odds are I will end up looking exponentially more retarded than I do in regular life, but it gets me out of the house and it gives us something fun to do that isn’t eating or burying people in the backyard.
I also need to sign the dog up for his next obedience class. We’ve got the basics down, now we need to work on puppy etiquette. I need to make a list of people he jumps on and people he doesn’t because there’s a definite pattern, I just need to figure out what it is.
In other news, I got an email from a friend that was a 2 paragraph collection of the kindest thoughts I’d received in a long time. It really helped a lot. PMS is in full force right now and my normal teflon smile and silent “go fuck yourself to death” thoughts are slipping out around the edges. I need to work on that. My options are 1) heroin or 2) staying away from those people who bring that out in me.
The problem is that 1) heroin is more expensive than I can really afford. I need new tires on the car and Ghengis eats a lot of food right now and 2) It’s really hard to find a completely uninhabited island because there’s not a single person that hasn’t raised my PMS ire be it intentionally or not. So I’ll stick to cigarettes and trying to keep the porcupine in my soul hidden as much as possible.
Am I the only person who hasn’t seen “Say Anything”? I had to have this reference explained to me. Funny thing is, we went to go rent it last night and it was checked out.
I have to bone up, so to speak, on my vegetarian cooking. dang, yo, what’s with all the vegetarians? I keep getting cravings to make specific things and then I have to ponder endlessly on how to make them vegetarian. Interestingly, the stuff that piques my cravings are mostly sauces. I’m wanting to make my indian dal masala sauce that I usually serve over salmon or my ginger orange sauce that I do over mahi-mahi and I can’t figure out what to replace the fish with that would taste good and also be it’s own thing. The thing with seitan and tofu is that while I like them and I like to cook with them they just seem to lend themselves to being chopped up and mixed with things like stirfries. I have taken seitan in thin slabs, breaded, fried and sauced it. It’s okay, but the gluteny flavor can be overwhelming. Please don’t suggest portabellas, I can not think of a more foul and distasteful entity than the mushroom.
It’s a beautiful, warm(-ish), sunny day here. It’s almost enough to make me want to stay. I need to leave here soon. I recently discovered that the payraise I just received puts me well over the salary cap to get into the townhouses I wanted to buy in Baltimore. Now, while I’m all for neighborhoods trying to avoid gentrification and all that, I just can’t get behind it when it affects me directly.
Need to send the boy grocery shopping (hint hint) we’re out of spinach, eggs, bananas, choco-banana kits, coffee, bread that isn’t english muffin bread and guacamole doritos (hint hint).
stay foamy, peeps