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Old 04-08-2011, 08:11 PM   #7281
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Dawg, I hope your Mom gets well soon.

I drove down to the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in Palm Beach and had a great day. Lots of great cars to look at. I just wish I could convince DW that I need another Muscle Car. (heh)
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:22 PM   #7282
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I drove down to the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in Palm Beach and had a great day. Lots of great cars to look at. I just wish I could convince DW that I need another Muscle Car. (heh)
Maybe she'll let you park it in the kitchen...
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I watched the Red Sox beat the Yankees 9-6 today at the Legion. Mr B wore his Sox jacket in full flaming red and black colors. I am not usually into baseball, but the group of folks there watching and cheering and booing had me laughing so hard my face hurt. The bartender was playing devil's advocate and assigning seats as people walked in, based on team loyalty. Too funny!
It was an excellent game, well played on both sides and no athlete drama or pompous behavior.

We went for a fish fry for dinner at another Legion. For $10.50, no tax, we were served a nice size piece of fried haddock, 3 huge scallops, and 3 butterflied jumbo shrimp, with a side of mac & cheese or fries, cole slaw or salad, and coffee or tea. I am STUFFED. I won't eat until tomorrow night.

All in all a very good day. Oh, by the way, it didn't snow.
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Today was another great day of ER, for me.

Slept until 10 AM, enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee and puttered about the house a bit.

Then he picked me up on his way to the gym. I worked out for an hour and was really happy because I am getting stronger and can lift more. So is he.

After the gym, we went to a favorite restaurant and got a free lunch. Every 5th lunch is free, if you have a lunch card and get it initialed each time. And they say there is no such thing as a free lunch!

After spending the afternoon together and running some errands, I came back to my house and made rice in my new rice cooker, which with fish makes a nice dinner. Enjoyed my new HDTV service until now. Got to exercycle for a half hour before bedtime to make my day complete.
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If I have to look at the sandwich in your post much more I'm gonna blow up....I wants one but wont be near till next December....arg
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If I have to look at the sandwich in your post much more I'm gonna blow up....I wants one but wont be near till next December....arg
I love them too!
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So far today, the answer to the question would be "Not much". I woke up with a start this morning thinking I had forgotten to set the alarm for w*rk, but then realized it is Saturday.
I am meeting a cousin in Pittsburgh later today, though, for lunch at a Cambodian restaurant and a foreign film "Certified Copy". There is an art gallery next door to this theater so I will have to browse that a bit if time allows.
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Yesterday I went to a morning class at the gym . Afterwards a group of us went out to lunch at a lovely spot on the beach overlooking the gulf . We always have a fun time when we get together . We gabbed & laughed for over two hours . The only problem I have with going out to lunch is the amount of food . I had to take more than half of it home .
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Thanks for the warm wishes. The docs say she is doing well. Already getting her up a little. Now, time to put finishing touches on tax return while I have a little help at the hospital.
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Besides tomato and lettuce....what else is there in your sandwich (we call it bocadillo). It looks like fried squid strips.....
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Besides tomato and lettuce....what else is there in your sandwich (we call it bocadillo). It looks like fried squid strips.....
No squid - - what you are seeing is fried shrimp seasoned with Cajun seasonings. We call this sandwich a po'boy or poorboy (and the history of that name is in the link).

The po'boy in the picture is from Smitty's Restaurant, the kind of restaurant that locals love and tourists hate because it isn't fancy or pretentious. In fact, the floors are so far off level that I always wonder if the table is going to slide away, and they have no official opening/closing hours. I have had po'boys at Smitty's many times. They are just like the photo - - so many shrimp that they overflow and are called an overstuffed po'boy.

Other than fried shrimp, it includes lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and a little onion, and comes with a pickle on the side. The bread is the most important ingredient in a good po'boy in my opinion, and it is always freshly baked French bread.
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Legion Auxiliary fundraiser breakfast this morning, some socializing, then home to relax and digest.

I'm surfing while Mr B is playing DJ at his computer. I have a huge collection of digital music files from all decades and genres. He likes to search through the songs, pick a list of favorites (mostly 1960s British Invasion) to a playlist, then play them LOUD and sing along. In much younger years he sang and played base guitar in a rock band. His voice is still very good.

I almost forgot...it's 62F here today. Cloudy but I'll take that over the lower temps we've had lingering in the area.
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Yesterday, picked up DD at the airport as her spring semester at university is over already. 2 years down, 2 to go. I'm at the airport again this morning heading to Manila for a meeting. Will be back on Weds night.

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Got caught up on things before I go back to w*rk tomorrow...laundry, grocery shopping, a walk in delightful warm weather with the pooch. A friend stopped by and helped me to get my patio furniture out. I took my car to the Auto Spa.
The highlight of my day will be the sequel to "Upstairs, Downstairs" which will begin tonight on Masterpiece Theater.
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Went down to DW's Olde Family Farm in VA with relatives. It's a gorgeous area but there's not much activity there, mostly farms. Had a fun time, played with the dog.

Out of the whole day this is my favorite picture. Two more steps and I'd have had noseprints on the lens.
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