Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Hard-Boiled Kind of Morning

Good Morning. Today Blogtober prompted me to write about a Halloween memory. Well, I'm going to be a rebel yet again today, and not. Today feels like a good day to free write the stuff in my head. Sometimes I take Tom on what I call my Mental Journeys, but today I'm taking this blog. Hold onto your hats. 

Hard boiled eggs
With a 6am weekday wakeup, I usually make Tom and I coffee with scrambled eggs, toast, or oatmeal. Standard breakfast fare. On days I wake with a migraine or feeling ill, I "make" cereal. But, I boiled some eggs last night before bed, anticipating a hard day ahead. And..... I woke feeling fine. But now we have an acceptable meal. I remember when Tom introduced me to cumin seeds, specifically in eggs. And today, as I almost covered the eggs with sesame seeds, I realized I have no recipes for sesame seeds. Any recommendations on how to use them up?

Isn't it weird to find out life happens while you are asleep?
I obviously don't belong in this city (you know, the one that never sleeps), because I love doing just that. And because I wake up early, I see traffic jams on the news. People who woke up earlier than me to get ready, say goodbye to their families, and travel to Manhattan for work. And, today anyways, they also get stuck in traffic.

NRG. Killing birds, but saving you money.
Without fail, Tom says that phrase every time that an NRG commercial comes on. Have you seen the article about the birds getting incinerated in California? Craziness.
He also told me a story.
When Tom was 16, he got an internship working with ABC. His parents, trying to prepare him for life in the real world, told him one bit of advice that I had never heard until today. They told him to just say no to his coworkers when they would offer him cocaine. Because, (I guess??) in the 80's when they were in the corporate environment, "you want some coke" was a common question. Tom said that for his first few weeks working there, whenever he heard anyone sniffle, he'd get out of the room quick. I busted up in laughter, but, it could've been that way. Maybe. I mean, have you seen "The Wolf of Wall Street"? That is not a movie recommendation, in case you were wondering. Ech.

Sting has a musical.
Never would I have thought I'd want to see a musical by Sting. But this one seems different. Basically The Last Ship is about Sting's early childhood life, living in 'the shadow of a shipyard', while the shipbuilding industry was in decline.  I stumbled upon this TED Talk awhile ago, and a few weeks ago saw it was in fact, a promo for his musical, and not just an awesome TED Talk. Watch this talk below, and tell me you're not intrigued.
It's about that time again! Six months ago I wrote from A-Z, a different letter every day in April (except Sundays). This time around I'm going to write a post every day in October, hence Blogtober. Clever, huh?

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The Daily Tay


  1. Hi Farin, what a fun, terrific Post! Sesame seeds make great sesame seed cookies, great topping on bread (though this is harder if you are not making it yourself!), sesame seeds are great in soy sauce and rice vinegar dipping sauce, soy sauce marinades for Asian foods, for topping Asian noodle dishes, fish, chicken, vegetables and the list goes on...!

    1. I think the only one of those I could do would be to use them on my breads, since I don't make many Asian dishes. I'm not a huge fan of these seeds, but we were 'gifted' them from Tom's parents when we moved in a year ago :) Thanks for the suggestions Peggy!


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