Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Wordy Wednesday - Highs and Lows
I'm not going to talk about the weather. I would have done, but I don't want to upset Bee, who has been complaining that temperatures in her part of the world aren't what they could be. So in order to avoid accusations of gloating, I won't mention anything about a week and a half of cloudless skies and warm weather. I won't mention that I had to leave my windows open all night in order to get any sleep. Because it wouldn't be like me to gloat, would it?
At the weekend, I decided to experiment, and suggested to Helena that we have a Chinese take-away for our evening meal. Helena hasn't eaten Chinese food, but she was happy to try it. At this point, I might have mentioned that it was a nice sunny evening, so we walked round to the take-away place. But I won't.
She had King Prawn Chow Mein, and she ate the lot. My Sechzuan Beef and egg-fried rice was excellent, though after I'd ploughed through it I thought I'd never have to eat again. So my next challenge is to get her onto Indian food.
Last night I wandered down to the pub to see what might be going on, and felt obliged to chat to a drinking acquaintance of mine. And of course, that meant having to buy some cool refreshing lager. I might have mentioned that it was particularly refreshing in this hot weather, but I won't.
There's a Chinese take-away next door to the pub, so it didn't seem right not to stop by there. They close at the same time as "Last Orders", but they were happy to deliver our food to the pub after they shut, so it didn't seem right not to get another round of drinks.
The low point of my week so far? Their beef szechuan isn't as spicy as the one I had at the weekend. And I didn't sleep well last night. Something to do with the weather, but I'm not going to gloat. I hope it's been warmer in Chicago this week.