Bought the first volume and loved it, nice mix of pop, standards and rap. The theme song alone was worth the price of admission. So when the second volume came out, I bought it. This one is a 2 CD set. After listening to it a couple times I have come to the conclusion with a little better weeding out of selections, it would have made a fine one CD release. It was really stupid of them to add a couple minutes of dialog from the show too. There are about a half dozen different Mafia mouth ones run together. What they should have done was give us one selected Tony — Dr. Malfi session. Plus I will never forgive them for mucking up Henry Mancini’s “Theme from Peter Gunn” with Sting doing Every Breathe You Take…
A couple of days ago I ranted on chicken tenderloins and in it I mentioned we eat more chicken. I meant in as the royal we, meaning all of us, but I also meant me and my household. We buy some frozen foods from a company called Schwan’s. Donna’s brother drives a truck for them in the Seattle area. When Donna’s mom moved in with us she decided to start ordering stuff from them. We order some of the frozen vegetables and in the summer we get some of those little ice cream cups. We have tried of few of the other things as well. The chicken breasts are a big time saver, the are always so moist and tender. Never really paid attention to the box before, but for some reason today it caught my eye. Right there on the side of the box was (italics are theirs) — Unbreaded, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Filets with Rib Meat Containing up to 12% of a solution.
What does that mean? Nowhere on any of the 6 sides of the box does it say what the solution is that they have stuffed in there. It is item number 502 in case you want to see if they tell you want the solution is on their web site.
Oooh, here’s an original rant, but this has a twist. Decided to go through and delete my old mail. This is an irregular event to be sure. First I dumped everything that was older that 2 months. This still left me with 1032 messages. For the heck of it I decided to see how much of that was spam. Carefully poked my way through and highlighted all the ones that came in unsolicited and hit the really delete button. Guess how many emails are in the deleted folder now.….743. That’s just for 2 months! The biggest chunk is the Lockergnome newsletters, I get 4 a day every weekday (135). Next is my daily re-issue of Calvin & Hobbes (53). Next with 43, is myself from my work address, I send things home so I will remember to do them later. Then I get an email from Netflix every time they ship or receive a DVD (25). Then there are the 3 or 4 weekly newsletters covering HTML, freeware, etc. The rest are from friends, family, Miata Club business and Bicycle Cub business. That’s a lot of email…
From 9:30PM on Sunday, 2/3 until 4:45 PM today, Monday, 2/4 the Club web site was AWOL. Email still worked and you could still get to the That Hosting Company website. This was different than the last few episodes, usually everything disappears. That is still no consolation to the thousands, well maybe hundreds, how about tens, would you believe the 1 person trying to get to the Master’s Miata Club site in that time frame.
On the seventh day the Miata rested. As is typical for a Sunday around the Bogardus household, the Miata never left the garage. We usually do things as a family and when we do we all pile into the MSV. Sunday is weekly shopping, go out for lunch, etc. and the three of us use Donna’s Mom 4-door Civic. I spent the afternoon ripping CDs for the next MP3 disc for the Miata.
10,000 Maniacs — Love Among the Ruins
Bangles — Greatest Hits
Beth Orton — Trailer Park
Dido — No Angel
Fine Young cannibals — Fine Young Cannibals
Jerry Goodman — On the Future of Aviation
Marc Cohn — Marc Cohn
Mark Knopfler — Cal
Republica — Republica
Seven Mary Three — American Standard
Sixpence None The Richer — Sixpence None The Richer
Spin Doctors — Pocketfull of Kryptonite
Suzy Bogguss — Something Up My Sleeve
Van Morrison — The Best of
Started down, still down.
Top Transitions since 02/01/02: 2
We are eating more chicken than ever before. Mostly the breast meat. First it was split breasts, then boneless breasts and then we got breast strips that they called breast “tenderloins.” Where was the rest of the bird going? Cat food, I hope.
I usually bring a microwavable “TV” dinner to work and every chicken dish is made with a breast. But recently they have started to throw in a dinner or two made with the thigh meat, but they are being are being sneaky about it. They are now calling the boneless thigh meat, chicken tenderloins. Fooled me once..