stuff and nonsense

took friday off 
of course
 that made me think
 saturday was sunday

 that sort of kerfuffle 
happens at the end of may
 when my fridaycations begin

this year 
passover and easter happen simultaneously
good friday and the first night of passover
 on the same day/evening

 we dont really celebrate passover 

 i always buy a small box of matzoh 
 i indulge with a log of sweet gefilte fish

 some strong red horseradish
 i like both 
not more than once a year

  speaking of food
 notice the graceful segue
 i came across a website called

they take veggies like 
sweet potato beets zucchini carrots rutabaga turnip 
run them through a pasta maker
 so they become long noodles 
there's no gluten involved

 so far
 i have had the zucchini not bad but not as good as the sweet potato
 i still have the beet to try 
they have a 14 day from purchase freshness guarantee
 by the way
 no one paid me
gave me free samples
 to say nice things about 

found them 
on my own
 bought them
 decided they were yummy enough
 to tell you about
i am sure there are those among you 
who could make these noodles yourself
 not me 

i thought about taking a photo
 last night
 after i finished the easy prep they need 
 i ate the whole mess
 without stopping
 for a photograph 


the apple photo beta program
 i have been participating in
 must be coming close to roll out 
there were two upgrades this past week 
causing me to have duplicate photos 
not a function of the upgrade 
so much
 as it being due
 my impatience
emailing myself photos
 that didnt automatically 
photo app on my iMac 
photos taken on my iphone 
 vice verse 
if i ever do another beta test
 i will remember
 patience is necessary 

 interesting to me 
outcome of the near completion of the beta
is that my weather app
 now adjusts
 the date on the weather 
to match the meta date on the photo

 being me
 i found a way round it
 i know none of this is stuff you care about 
 i won't explain it here 
if you care to know email me

what else 

errands on friday
 after the dermatologist appointment
 which was illuminating
 i learned
we dont just lose fat in our faces
 we also lose bone 

 those no longer full cheeks
 are gone
 because of both
not just one

 that is
 if you ever had a full face 
i didnt
my cheek bones are less prominent 

i walked a lot on friday
 almost a much as i do 
when i am at the office
 thats almost 3 miles a day 
with no effort exerted at all 

i walked even more
 having to do a few more errands 
i didnt do 
it was raining friday

 was dry
oh my good golly
 it was cold
 there was a wind 
that was strong enough
 to make you feel
you could be knocked over 
at some intersections
 west end avenue
 a wind tunnel
 even on slightly windy days
 icy cold to boot

 marked the first day of easter

 sunny wind free with temps
 real spring
 not quite making it all the way

lets hope this week we finally make it to spring for real


  1. I didn't know that about losing bone as well as fat in one's face! It's a little warmer here at the moment and we had SUN yesterday!!

  2. I love beets and recently got hooked on Trader Joe's beets in vinaigrette. Oh my, so good. In fact, I only have one jar remaining so I should go buy some more. We are quite spoiled, aren't we, in that others will prepare almost any kind of food for us if we don't want to prepare it ourselves.

  3. Every time I read stuff and nonsense I have that little line form Bear Country Disneyland in my head and have to say unmitigated piffle to myself as a result. But I love your unmitigated piffle and raise you some of my own. :D Are those veggie noodles mushed up veggies turned into pasta? With flour, egg etc? I have something called a Japanese turner and that makes long ribbons and shoestrings from veggies. My most favourite is potato or sweet potato which then I can turn into crispy potato nests by sprinkling with olive oil and pressing the nests into a large muffin tin and baking it. Then you fill it with whatever you like. Mmm. Not the best calorie wise though so a very rare treat. Oh, daikon is usually turned in Japanese restaurants on these machines. I love daikon too. Still cold out there, huh? Oh boy. I'll do a little dance and send some warm sunshine your way. X

  4. Oh gosh I love the idea of those noodle things. I've been wanting to get a spiral cutter for a long time now; this may have pushed me over the edge. We have sun and I can walk again (as might have noticed on Instagram. I also have only about 3 more crazy work days and I will once again be back on blogs and IG. I'm counting the minutes. :)

  5. It tends to throw things into upheaval, this time of year, not sure of what day it is.

    We still had snow yesterday afternoon, and I doubt Old Man Winter is done.