Thursday, May 20, 2004

New York is one of the top five cities competing to host the Olympics. I am not sure it is such a great idea. It will be much more crowded then it already is now. It will be diritier will all the extra littering and difficult to get around. Plus I would like to know how this great city that does not have money for education, to keep firehouses open will find the money to host the Olympics? On that note how do we keep coming up with money to fund the war when we can't even have better healthcare?

When I went to Bubba Gump Shrimp for lunch last Thursday I forgot to mention I got to try Hot Artichoke dip. Much to my surprise(I don't really like Artichoke)I enjoyed it a lot. I have always wanted to try this appetizer but since having bad luck with past Artichoke recipes I never tried to make Hot Artichoke dip. I now am looking to find a recipe to try.

Last Thursday we found ourselves with nothing to watch. Yes we could have played scrabble, or exercised, or read but we wanted to unwind after a long day of work by watching TV. We decided to take a walk to our local Blockbuster and rented three videos: Scary Movie 3, Big Fish and Wonderland.

We watched Scary Movie 3 so far. To sum it up it was dumb, funny and a bit scary.

I saw Big Fish over the holidays, but wanted Niel to see it as well. So I am happy to see it again with him. And Wonderland I don't know if I will watch, but Niel wants to see it.

I found the following quiz on Curly Girl's site. Below are my results:

At work or in school: I like set routines and organized ways of doing thingsl rules and directions are a great help to me. I prefer to stay on one topic at a time. I need to know what is expected of me, and I always want to know if I am on the right track. I like subjects that are useful and traditional, such as business, accounting, history and government.(Not really except for history, funny though since I am in the business world.)
With friends: I prefer people who are careful with their money and who make plans ahead of time. I like my friends to be loyal, dependable and on time. I am serious about love and show it in many practical ways.
With family: I like stability and security and enjoy traditions and frequent celebrations. I like to spend holidays with family members, and I plan ahead for such gatherings.

What Color is Your Brain?

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Last night for dinner I made Jerk Chicken. It was awesome! I am happy that cooking has gotten a bit easier for me. It has been a month since I have not had a mishap. I hope this pattern continues.


Jessica said...

I have a great artichoke dip recipe from my Joy of Cooking book. Do you want me to pass it along?

foodiechickie said...

Yes please. Thanks!

niel said...

I came up as Blue

foodiechickie said...


Jesser said...

Before I was born, apparently, Colorado (Denver) was up to host the olympics and Gov. Lamb (or was it Gov. Love?) turned it down ... and it's never been offered again. Lotsa people thought it was really bad of him, but I agree. It is certainly an honor, and it might have brought a temporary flux into the economy, but it costs a lot to build new buildings and handle the influx of people too. And as you said, there are better places to spend the money! New York already has noteriety. It doesn't need the olympics.

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Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about the Olympics. The city that I grew up in tried to bid once, which thankfully folded. Too many people invading, I thought! Then I went to grad school in Vancouver, and they eventually won the games (winter 2010, I think) ... Calgary hosted the winter games in 1988, well before I moved here. I don't understand it, but people here still think they were the best games ever - too funny!

- Laura

foodiechickie said...

:) I enjoy the games but if they're in someone else's city.