I'm surprised to learn that I like peas, at least fresh peas. I never used to like peas. Mom used to boil the heck out of Birdseye frozen peas when I was growing up and I never particularly took a liking to them. I saw fresh peas in the pod at the supermarket a while back and I figured "why not?" So, I brought them home, shucked them, and let them kiss some salted boiling water for a while. They came out with a nice al dente texture, and consistency appears to be key for me when it comes to peas. So no more frozen peas for me except when I make Chinese fried rice!
I also only saw one interesting Halloween costume on Monday. I stopped in a cheap gas station near Company O. to fill the tank. As I was washing down the windshield with a squeegee, a large maroon truck pulled in front of the pump on the other side of the island. I saw that the woman driving the truck was wearing some kind of costume, but I couldn't tell what it was, other than seeing a lot of red and white. Was she supposed to be the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland or something? When I finally got a better look, I saw that she looked a lot like the 80's edition of Strawberry Shortcake... if Strawberry Shortcake was a call girl!
Little red and white lace hat. check
Bright red french maid mini-dress.
White thigh high stockings with lipstick
kiss mark pattern.
Garters with large red strawberries (or hearts) on the front.
It was quite a sight, let me tell you.
on 2005-11-02 at 5:21 p.m.
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