Archive for December 15th, 2011

Butternut squash with persimmon sauce

Tonight’s dinner:

Butternut squash ravioli from Santa Cruz Pasta Factory, with a a sauce of butter, onion, persimmons, a squeeze of grapefruit juice and some sprigs of thyme from my herb garden.

Roasted carrots in olive oil and a sprinkle of Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt from

Romaine lettuce, the last of the tomatoes from my garden, a drizzle of MaGo Classic Miso dressing, and a bit of black pepper.


Don’t piss me off today

I took the shuttle to work today. I was blissfully reading a book on my iPad. The part about Joan Baez. Then my world was interrupted by a bratty, 20-something, pimply-faced child who sat behind me at the next stop.

He was talking on his phone. He wasn’t trying to hide it. In my brain, Joan Baez was replaced by a one sided conversation about the game the other night. About how this snotty kid convinced his admin to buy him twenty-four gigs of ram. He decided that he might have only needed twelve gigs. He used to have four. Then he started talking about his bank account. And ATMs. And some game he is going to next week. By then I’d closed my iPad because I’d read the same paragraph five times.

When it was my stop, I stood up, turned around, looked him in the eyes and loudly said, “I don’t care about the game, I don’t care about your bank account, and I certainly don’t care how much memory you put in your computer. Thanks for making it impossible for me to read.”

As I was ranting, his hand with the phone in it slowly fell away from his ear. He looked dumbfounded. Almost as if he were surprised that anyone had been listening.