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Friday, March 31, 2006

Phenomenally Creepy

on a recent trip, i stayed on the 22nd floor of a new hotel. it was nice, everything was cozy, until the third morning. i was ready to head downstairs for breakfast so i scampered to the elevator lobby and pressed the down button. the elevator that finally arrived was dark inside. completely dark. i cautiously peered inside. it was empty. but i thought to myself, i'm not riding in that. i've seen that movie, the cute girl dies first! so i stepped back, waited, the doors closed. i decided to wait a few minutes and press the button again for a different elevator. i'm sure you can see where this is going...only the same elevator would ever open for me.

so then the decision became: walk down 22 flights of stairs in my Brand New Shoes or die a hedious death in the dark scary elevator.

i climbed into the dark elevator and cowered in the back corner. the whole ride down the only light in that box came from the floor numbers flashing as i passed them by. obviously, since i'm blogging this, i was not hacked to bits by an axe murderer. i did give a good ranting to the desk clerk...

Thursday, March 23, 2006


main dishes:

chicken spinach casserole, 12/20/07

crab stuffed chicken, 12/14/07

roast turkey with apricot rosemary glaze and sourdough stuffing, 11/18/07

magic chicken, 10/20/07

squash, cider, and apple soup, 9/24/07

shrimp pan roast, 9/7/07

maple salmon, 6/16/07

skillet pork with apples and sweet potatos, 5/29/07

twice baked squash, 5/17/07

magic chili, 3/1/07

cheesy chicken enchiladas, 2/13/07

roast duck with apple and sausage, 1/15/07

enchilada casserole, 10/3/06

curry turkey, 8/23/06

mustard glazed pork with apple apricot chutney, 8/15/06

cranberry salsa chicken, 8/1/06

roast stuffed pork loin, 7/28/06

curry chicken salad, 7/17/06

crabless crabcakes, 6/20/06

gazpacho, 5/31/06

eat your veggies casserole, 5/20/06

spanish porkchop and sausage casserole, 4/25/06

side dishes and appetizers:

benedictine spread, 7/31/08

rolled asparagus, 3/6/07

indian-spiced squash, 2/3/07

canned corn casserole, 11/14/06

sweet dishes:

derby pie, 8/6/08

best ever oatmeal cookies, 9/16/07

peaches and cream dessert, 4/21/07

strawberry banana cake, 1/29/07

breakfast dishes:

mom's bread, 12/25/07

orange french toast, 12/5/07

breakfast pie, 9/9/06

german pancakes, 4/11/06