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Baby Poop


Baby poop

Yes, that was my lunch, baby poop.

Yesterday, I went shopping after procrastinating all weekend, I finally got there so there is now food in the fridge instead of a lot of cold nothing.

One of the items I bought was mincemeat (ground beef for our American cousins) that I share with Lixo, he loves mince. My lunch today was simple, squished the mince with garlic sauce, soya sauce and tomato sauce (ketchup for Americans) and slapped long patties on the grill, served with a spicy tomato sauce and baby poop in a toasted bread roll.

I was too lazy to mix real mustard. I have it there in the cupboard, but I was doing a slap-dash lunch and that involves as little preparation as possible.

Today! I finally did something that I have been threatening to do for a long time. I bought the computer for the kids. It’s not a flash one, it’s not duo-core anything. It is a reconditioned secondhand PC. It has 1mb RAM (I paid for the upgrade, 512 today is all but useless), 40mb HD, Pentium 4, it’s internet savvy, and has a CD ROM, I’ll upgrade that to a DVD ROM later. It’s okay for kids who have never had a PC at home before. It came with a functional CRT monitor, keyboard, mouse and I bought a transformer as well. All up it cost R$330 (USD165 +/-). I’ll deliver it Sunday. So the kids will have their first PC at home.

Yesterday, after a cool weekend, it returned to hot, today is also hot. The fan was blowing hot air at 8am. It rained heavily for a half hour, and I suspect it will do the same today about 5pm. I will be safely at work then, hopefully.

Well, blogging right along.


A Recipe for Bliss

I apologise for my recent absences, but I have found it hard to return to blogging after battling the ‘flu for a couple of weeks. I am hoping the impetus has returned and that I am back to normal.

Now, on with bliss.

There is a recipe for bliss, and it is a simple one.

  • 2 slices of freshly baked white bread
  • 1 slice of generously cut ham
  • Butter (NOT margarine)
  • Coleman’s Mustard (NOT the ready mixed poop)

A ham sandwich is about as close to bliss as I can come.

It has been a favourite of mine since childhood, and in fact is still my favourite sandwich. I have just had two as a late morning snack.

I would love to hear about your version of bliss. What’s your favourite food? What do you consider ‘comfort food’?

Work is increasing. I have taken on some new students privately because the course I work for has been unable to fill my hours of late, and I was tired of having to think, ‘Can I afford this beer?’ This is stress I don’t need in my life, which, as a 60+ year old, I try to avoid. Stress is the greatest killer, worse than heart problems, smoking ills and various other maladies.

Our weather has returned to hot and dry. Despite a feeble attempt to rain the moment I walked out the door to catch the bus yesterday, I didn’t even get wet and found it rather refreshing. Brazilians have this innate fear of rain drops, they see two and run, or up with the umbrella, or slam the windows shut in the bus. When you are on a Brazilian bus, you are already packed in like sardines, to close the windows makes you sweaty little sardines and that is even worse than the rain.

Nice to be back.


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