July 9th, 2007
|11:22 am - Executive Cheetos consumption, birthdays, and sunburn|
I'm not supposed to take phone calls, but I just talked to a bank vice president who has "wanted to fire this guy for awhile, but... I don't know. I was going to fire him on Friday, but he was eating Cheetos, and I love Cheetos, so we kind of... bonded over that. I might give him a raise." I'm really not sure why she called. I do not understand upper management, but I'm thinking about eating more Cheetos.
Oh, yeah. I'm back.
My absence has been due in part to the move. I've been without an internet connection at home for about two weeks. Charter just hooked me up on Saturday, or rather, they sent somebody from a different company who spent 45 minutes swearing about where Charter can stick their work orders (which, incidentally, is the same place he thinks they keep their heads).
The other factor -- probably a bigger one -- is that work has been incredibly busy. I used to make almost all of my posts from work, and this is simply no longer possible if I want to, you know, not get fired. Today however, The System (specifically, Visa's website) is down, and wouldn't you know it, I can't do any of the work currently at my desk without it.
Anyway, did you miss anything good? Let me think about that... I moved, but you already know that... Atwood area, close walking distance from Jenny St. Market and Monty's Blue Plate. Place is fantastic. Still unpacking. Most of my stuff is unboxed and put away, but I'm still working out where I should put the dancing yellow duck.
My birthday happened almost a month ago, and I didn't post about it. June 11th. Took the day off, and crabmoon and I went swimming, went to Olbrich Gardens, and later went to dinner at Gino's where (unbeknownst to me) a whole bunch of my friends were waiting. I got a lot of phone calls and birthday wishes, and had a great day. If you were involved, I really appreciated it. If not, go ahead and pretend you were.
A few days later, laviorli and phil_bond who'd missed out on Gino's took me out to Himal Chuli, where I discovered that I know a great deal about Nepali cuisine. This was a big surprise, since I didn't think I'd had Napali food before. I liked it a lot, but I don't think anybody else did; apparently the food is "too spicy" and there's too much yogurt in it. I'd like to go back, but I have no idea who I'd take with me -- my friends seem to prefer meat and/or really bland food, and Himal Chuli is really not the place to go for either of those.
crabmoon's birthday happened a couple of weeks later, and she celebrated at Noah's Ark. I got good and sunburned through two applications of SPF 50 sunscreen, and I still have blisters on one of my feet, but all in all it was a good time. I also made her a black forest(ish) cake with strawberries instead of cherries, which turned out well. Going to have to remember that one.
Oh, hey! Visa's back up! I should probably get back to work, huh?
Current Mood: bored
Current Music: Lord Dunsany -- Time and the Gods
You and I could go to Himal Chuni, if you like. I need someone to eat non-boring food with. Nick is pickier than the average grade schooler.
As long as you're good with spicy food. I didn't find it particularly spicy, but that seemed to be the primary complaint. There's not much atmosphere (which (you could argue, as the Badger Herald did) is part of its charm), but the prices are pretty good.
We like Himal Chuli too though I can't vouch for Sylvia's interest in it. We like spicy too though having eaten there before I don't recall it being too spicy honestly. Damn American bland palates!
I'd try Nepali with you sometime.
Let's do it, then. It's pretty heavy on yogurt and vegetables, but that doesn't mean you won't like it.
oh man tell me a bout im not a loud to cook for any body becase they cant hanle the spice, but maby that becase i have blue eyes , the spice has become part of me.
Yeah, I had a great time at Ginos. That was fantastic and Im glad that I was invited.
I love spicy food, and I could at least see if it can measure up to some of the spicy chilis I've had at cook-offs when I lived down south.
For me, if I start to break a sweat from the spiciness, then it's just starting to get good.
Hmmm... well, I don't know how spicy you'd find the food at Himal Chuli. I started out with a pretty bland Midwestern palate, and trained myself to appreciate spices. I didn't think the food was too hot at all. I'd love an excuse to hang out with you and Ellen though, if you're curious, though I'll understand if it waits until the wedding craziness is over.