Today is Valentine's day. I screwed up somewhat, in that I didn't get a gift for teh gf. I was under the mistaken impression that we were going to go out to a nice dinner next weekend instead, so I was a big shocked when I got a gift on Sunday (The French Laundry Cookbook, which is really cool. Some of the recipes are ridiculously over-the-top but most of them seem doable.). I think I'll be okay though... On sunday we had a nice dinner in. Teh gf made cheese fondue and I made a loaf of french country bread, then I made coquilles St. Jacques (scallops with a champagne/cream sauce) and chocolate souffles. Yummers. I thought about trying a recipe from TFL, but he only had one scallop recipe and it called for asparagus and morel mushrooms. I guess I could get reasonable-quality asparagus, but morels are out of season.
So the big smoker is no more. I sold it to some dude who drove in from NY state to get it. I've ordered a Weber Smokey Mountain bullet smoker to replace it; the BBQ internets speak hightly of it.
Speaking of the internets, did you hear that Vice President Dick Cheney shot a 78 year old man in the face with a shotgun over the weekend? Teh Daily Show was a little over the top last night. Yeah, it's kind of funny I'll admit, but still... It's not like Cheney shot a secret service guy in the ass or something, he shot some old dude in the face.
My dad has apparently decided that he's going to be a CNA. He's signed up to take some kind of class. I guess he's been looking for a part-time job but can't find anything. He's talked about going this route before, so I can't say I'm surprised.
I guess that's about it. Bowling tonight. I've been slowly improving; my average is up to a 157 now, but I haven't had a big game in weeks. I got a 193, but that's it.
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