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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bippity Boppity Bacon...And Weekly Word Challenge! YAY

Between school, the new job, and trying to maintain some sort of a social life, I have failed to keep up with the blog-o-sphere, both reading and writing. I promise to do better. I'm getting acclimated at work, learning all the details. School is going well. I get a lot of what I call busy work. I hate busy work. If it'll get me the letters beside my name that I want, so be it. I just feel that it's relatively pointless.
Before we get to the WWC, I wanted to catch up a bit and get some things out of my head and where they belong: hidden within the privacy of the world wide web.
About the WWC photos, I am ashamed to say they are mostly all from my cell phone this time, not from my camera. I totally forgot about the challenge and didn't take the camera when I was at the new Staples and Super Target, both good places for both paper and ceramic!
I am so excited about Super Target! You guys know I boycott
WalMart, so Super WalMart is out. There's not a whole lot of other options in my little neighborhood. Now we have Super Target and all is right with the world! We went on the grand opening day and let me tell you, that place was packed! But unlike shopping at other places, every time I thought, I should ask someone where that is, or how much this is, or whatever... there was an employee right there to help. I've walked across an entire store before, looking for an employee, and never once found one until I went to the check out lines. So I was pleased to say the least.

Today, I was thinking about bacon.

It seems like every time my wife sends me a recipe with a notation about how "yummy" it sounds, bacon is involved. Bacon cheddar
jalapeƱo wraps, bacon spinach cheese dip, bacon crusted stuffed chicken, bacon, bacon, bacon. Just mention the sizzling, greasy, heart attack in a 1 inch strip cut of Wilbur's ass and she turns into Forest's friend, Bubba when he's talking about shrimp. Why is it that? Could it be true what Jim Gaffigan said about bacon? That it's the fairy dust of food? My wife apparently thinks so. I think my aversion to so much bacon is much the same as my aversion to so much beef...pigs and cows were my pets when I was little. I bottle fed them, I washed them, I cleaned out their stalls. I named them, I loved them. And then, inevitably, one day they were on my dinner plate, no longer in the yard with their families. I think that if you are going to eat meat, you should never have to ever see it's face. I make it a rule. I love sushi, but I can't eat anything with a face. No lobster, no crab in the shell, nothing looking at me. The guilt gets to me. Even when I haven't seen it's face, guilt will overcome me sometimes. The last time we had steak, I dreamt about cows asking me if I thought that they tasted good enough to endorse their murder. Asking me to please endorse their murder and slaughter so that they could be enjoyed by hungry, hungry humans. What the hell is that all about? I love a good steak. Ugh...
I think maybe I need to cut back on the amount of meat that I do consume, drink less wine before bedtime, and relax just a bit!

Oh well, here's my feeble attempt at this week's WWC...
If you want to join in on the fun, stop by Tink's and find out how!

my desk Zen is ceramic

and here's some
paper I use at

papers from my desk...

paper clips get to snuggle up with paper

and another shot of my work, YAY

lots of papers go in here

I like that we recycle all this paper :)

My wife took this photo, thanks Macey for the help this week!

Another photo by Macey... lots o paper in her

Thats my WWC for this week! Hope you enjoyed!

5 cookies cracked:

Jay said...

I love Super Target. When I was living in Texas I used to go to Super Target all the time. All that time there I never set foot in Wal-Mart. It was wonderful. Wal-Mart is the only game in town where I live now though. :-( boo!

If you give anything a name, even a pig or cow or whatever, then it's a pet and impossible to eat.

Newt said...

my favorite was the paperclips that get to snuggle with the paper - I loved that!

Tink said...

Those were taken with your PHONE? Wow. Nice phone, girl.

I love the ceramic bamboo holder. I had bamboo once. The card attached claimed it would be the easiest plant to keep. I killed it in 31.2 days. That's got to be a record or something.

R.E.H. said...

Meat is food... the rest are side orders ;) Can't go without meat!

I was too caught up on actual paper to think of anything like paper clips... I've seen a couple of those around.

No More Empty Fortune Cookies said...

Jay- I'll send some Super Target wishes your way!

Newt - hehehe...I'm so glad someone else "gets" my strange sense of enchantment with inanimate objects.

Tink - the last two were not taken with the phone, all others were. I can't complain about it, it's been a good one. a phone named "Chocolate"? it's gotta be good!
Bamboo was probably loved to death, it's the #1 killer of bamboo... only water 1x a week, no more no less. Most people over water and it gets root rot.

r.e.h. - you sound like Macey, Meat = GOOD,