February 3rd, 2005

Let hatred turn into friendship because of your existence.

January 26th, 2005

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes.

January 22nd, 2005

You are never bitter, deceptive or petty.

January 13th, 2005

You are sociable and entertaining.

January 3rd, 2005

Your love life will be happy and harmonious.

December 27th, 2004

Sing and rejoice, fortune is smiling.

Sweet & Salty Nuts

December 17th, 2004

Butter (about 2 Tbsp.)
1 lb. walnut pieces or pecan halves (4 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
Coarse sea salt or kosher salt (about 1 Tbsp. or 2 tsp.)
Freshly ground black pepper (about 1/2 tsp.)
Coarse raw sugar (about 1/4 cup)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 15x10x1 inch baking pan; set aside. In a larger bowl stir together the nuts, granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and pepper until well combined; spread in prepared pan.

2. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven. Sprinkle generously with raw sugar; toss to coat. Transfer mixture to a large piece of foil. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Break apart to serve.

3. Store nuts in airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks or in a freezer up to three months.

Makes 20 to 24 (about 1/4 cup) servings.

I apologize for not knowing the magazine from which this recipe was cut. Just so you know, credit for this snack belongs to someone else.

It states the nuts can be served over a salad or other dishes, but I have simply been eating them by themselves. Try for yourself. Be warned though, they're pretty addictive.

December 16th, 2004

You will conquer obstacles to achieve success.

December 12th, 2004

Your emotional nature is strong and sensitive.

Penn Station

December 10th, 2004

There is a restaurant in Downtown Rochester called Penn Station. This is a chain with locations in roughly 11 states. I called today to have some food delivered so I could work through lunch and was told they would not bring me my sandwich. They said it was "too far" for one sandwich. Here is my complaint that I am sent to the company through their website:

How busy is "too busy" when you will not drive 2.5 miles to deliver one large sandwich? I was told today by a young woman who's name I believe was ***** that the store was too busy and it was too far to drive for just one sandwich. Instead of one large sandwich would you have delivered two small sandwiches? Where is the cutoff?

Courtesy of mapquest.com:
Total Est. Time: 6 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 2.52 miles

6 minutes? My meal would have cost what? $10? I do not know a single pizza place that would not deliver 1 small pizza. Sure, it might take a little longer. If you are THAT busy, tack my delivery at the end of a trip. This is a joke.

I had never tried Penn Station before and now why should I?

1: Start out going NORTH 0.4 miles

2: Turn RIGHT 1.9 miles

3: Turn RIGHT 0.1 miles*

*Yes I know that only adds up to 2.4 miles, the 2.52 is the estimation that accompanied the directions on the internet.

Now here I sit. I'm hungry and grumpy. Not a good combination.