Friday, September 26, 2008

Photos Uploaded

Added a bunch of new photos from our recent trip.  If all the ones of us that you see are the backs of our heads, that means you haven't signed in, or aren't connected to us on Flickr as friends or family.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

SeaTac = Greedy

1. Park at a car at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for five days.  Car sits there, does nothing. Costs me $130.00.

2. Rent a "mid-size 2 or 4-door" car in Long Beach - at the airport - for five days - $162. 

That doesn't count gas in the rental, but if we're comparing apples-to-apples, then that's the at-rest cost of the rental. 

Now, I thought the rental was reasonably priced, especially considering the free upgrade to the full-sized SUV with only 10k on it.  So I think the privilege of providing me with a 10x7' square of concrete in a structure built decades ago is more than a bit overpriced if it's only $30 less than handing the keys to a relatively new car over to someone from another state with very few questions asked and just a signature here and initials here and here.  Especially considering there was no way we were packing a toddler, an infant, two car seats, two strollers and a mess of luggage (and a newly purchased baby swing for the trip back, long story) onto a bus and traveling from an off-site parking lot.  And especially considering how difficult it was to even find a space.  I know, I know.. supply and demand.  Still can't help being a little bit annoyed.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Leftover Fusion Chopped Salad

Leftover garden salad (lettuce, spinach, tomatos, cucumbers, whatever)
2 slices of Turkey
Handful of Pringles (or other potato chip)
Shredded Cheese (cheddar and parmesian recommended)
Asian and Italian Salad Dressings
One can of soda (your choice)

Chop the salad into small pieces (hold clumps between forefinger and thumb and draw small knife backwards across).  Chop the turkey in the same manner.  Add in handfuls of raisins, shredded cheese. Pour or spoon salsa on the top.  Crush Pringles over the top.  Mix.  Drizzle salad dressing across top.  Mix again.  Add more dressing if necessary.

This was inspired by left-over salad from the fridge, the idea of nachos and other stuff I grabbing from the fridge and cupboard.  It is really tasty, offering the mouth a lot of different flavors that really work well together.  It also offers a lot of different textures, which is fun.  I did find that I needed the soda because there was a really kick that made my eyes water in a good way.