Well, I think I have found the one other thing that makes me happy… stocks. Yeah – I said it. I’m playing the stock market. I hate my current job at where we chopper the shell near the tut’s house. I’m hoping to get successful enough at this to make a living off of it and have the time to pursue my writing. Of course, I am not here to merely complain about my job… there are other things as well.
I have found my new second home!
This place is amazing. It’s not just pasta. It’s a wonderful little gourmet store that sells wonder things that you wouldn’t find in Kroger’s or Wal-Mart.
Spanish Octopus, just like your mom used to make.
Not only that, but precooked pastas – spinach and cheese ravioli, chicken tetrazzini and other things that look absolutely fantastic. I’m thinking about getting some of the ravioli and taking it for a test spin as it were. I have never been this excited about a store, but walking in was like being led into some strange new world… of food. I admit that I like eating, and I have grown fond of cooking (but not washing dishes…never of washing dishes). This year, for Thanksgiving, I am thinking of making turkey stuffed ravioli, so I went out today in order to see if I could find something to help me stuff the ravioli. Went to Lotsa Pasta first and fell in love with it, then went to the mall and stepped into a cooking supply shop. Now, I’ve seen this thing in the Internet. What I am looking for is a device that will allow me to stuff the pasta to make ravioli. It’s a piece of plastic that you lay the pasta over and it will make a divot large enough for you to place whatever you want to stuff into the ravioli, then you put pasta over that and crimp it shut. I can’t wait to try this. Sounds odd, I’m sure – but what I am going to use to stuff the pasta with is the same thing I used two Thanksgivings ago – I make manicotti with browned turkey meat and three kinds of cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella and I want to say either cottage cheese or Swiss), but it was really good. You know, I might even try to make it again one of these days as a surprise.
On to other things.
I’ve noticed that while I have many more devices to be used to read, I don’t read that much anymore. I have Kindle on all my electronic devices, as well as Nook and a couple of other pieces of software on my phone. I have no real excuse not to read something – be it Kushiel’s Dart, The Discourses of Epictetus or The Strain. Hell, I even have an actual Nook somewhere with some Stephen King on it (I recommend his unauthorized bio). I should look for it this weekend and get back into reading…and writing as well. I’ve been too swept up in the whole stock yard thing. I need to try to balance everything else.
Now: the shout out. A friend of mine has her own blog about shoes: see the face of obsession. Good luck.
Be Well, Faithful Reader.