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Wednesday, June 4
 
It's late and here I am, thinking I really ought to blog, since I sorta did stuff today and even thought of interesting things to say, more or less.

Many of you have heard tale of people in my line of work getting their proverbial dick slammed in doors. I say proverbial because I'm pretty sure most people in my office are the women, but they seem to use that metaphor regardless.
Anyway, my turn comes the day after tomorrow when I get to answer for the lovely t-shirt that ships in 26 days and I still haven't seen a prototype and the other t-shirt that also ships in 26 days and I haven't heard or seen anything about in six weeks. That shapes up to be the worst of it.
I did get a lovely, completely unsolicited compliment that I was doing a very good job from someone I bother incessantly for help at work today, which made me feel very good about myself for five or six minutes. Then I remembered that I made cookies yesterday. I didn't ask if that had anything to do with it, though.
Also on the work topic, I had lunch with the other two men from my department today. Together I figure we were a full 10% of the men that work at our corporate office, eating sandwiches at Big Apple Bagels while discussing Germany, forensics, team handball and the changing nature of the apparel industry.

Radom interjected thought: I broke down and bought a chair in a bag today.

I also went to the grocery store and bought a ton of fruits and vegetables with which to make a lovely dinner for Friday night. And, it just so happens, I mangoes were on sale, and I had an urge to make mango salsa - which I did while the living room was otherwise occupied earlier this evening.
I think it turned out overly strong in the vinegar department, but it might settle down a bit overnight. It's very sweet and spicy hot, if you're lucky I'll let you try some sometime, since I don't even have any chips to eat it with.

And, since I think it's totally weird that I am not the only one with mangoes on the mind tonight. I, myself, had an overwhelming urge for kumquats, which are sadly unavailable at local gorcery stores. So, I'll have to make do until I can get my dirty paws on some.

For everyone's edification:
LaRousse Gastronomique (the most-important book on food and cooking in the Western world) says mangoes can be eaten raw by cutting in half and using a spoon, or by cutting approximately in half (around the pit), then scored with a knife (make cuts in a grid) and turned inside out, and the flesh should easily come off the peel and then eaten with a fork. Mark Bitterman's How to Cook Everything agrees with the latter technique, but also recommends quartering and then eating down to the peel, like a small soft watermelon as an alternative. Squeeze some lime juice on it while you're at it, he says. And, it makes great salsa ( don't overdo it on the vinegar though. -ed.)


There's your lesson for today, kids, I know I promised something about socks, but hey, I'm a known dirty liar.