Friday, March 13, 2009

Random Things

While waiting for the thaw to come in a couple of months, this is a good time to reflect on random things and projects that are works in progress.

Skiers beware. You can see them here by the stickers they have on their vehicles. Mountains conquered, memories made,and free advertising SugarLoaf is a popular mountain here in Maine to go to ski. I like to collect bumper stickers of places we have visited. We just don't put too many on our vehicle. Like a badge of courage to say we have been to this place and now we are forever attached to it.

This is a sticker for SugarLoaf. Why not personalize it?

Movies. I do enjoy them. One of my favorite movie clips of all time is from the Wizard of Oz or should I say the Dark Side of The Rainbow.

I guess it is the music set against chaos of the movie scene, while a tornado dances on the plains is what I like. I always liked the scene even without Floyd. Cinema at its best.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Illinois Dean and The Quest for Poutine

Catchy Title. Rolls off the tongue. Squeaks like cheese curds on teeth. What!!! Melissa and I had dinner at a local restaurant tonight. On menu Poutine.

I had to give it a try. We had heard about this dish that supposedly originated in Quebec, Canada in the 1950s from some friends. We even had even seen it on an episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain.

When the waitress set the dish in front of us, we were a little apprehensive. It kinda grows on you as you eat it though Melissa and I think we should go up north and give it a try. This dish is a regional take on the Canadian original which, is supposed to include real cheese curds. The dish we had contained shredded white cheddar cheese, fries, and beef gravy. After doing a little research this is obviously a low brow dish and some Canadians do not like to admit to eating Poutine.

Alley Cat Alert !!!

On many occasions we have found some article of food that has been molested by our beloved cats. Melissa and I for the most part have had to live the lifestyle of campers by securing all food products away in a safe place. This morning we had a breech of food security. The latest victim was a food sweetener called Purevia. The little packets are just too fun for Mallory to resist. She has a fetish with wrappers any wrapper. Any opening of a wrapper will bring her from anywhere in the house. Melissa and I may cannot start securing our food way up high like we were in bear country. Mallory is too smart for that. If it has a wrapper she will find a way to get to it and if she can't eat it. She will play with it.

The Crime scene.

Caught in the act!!!

For now Mallory has won. Until we find a better security system in place, Melissa and I will have to dance the soft shoe with Purevia at our feet.