Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28 - Sis

Finally received the calendars I ordered, one for the kitchen, one for my bedroom. I always enjoy a Norman Rockwell drawing and am still in awe of his talent. Elvis was my heartthrob when I was 12 yrs old and the early days of his career will be a reminder of that time period for a full year. I'm fond of the big day squares to write appointments, birthdays, visits, upcoming tv shows, date of plays or vacation notes. I know there are ways like digital, desktop and organizers to record these events but I like my own personal way of doing it. January's almost gone and I'm looking forward to that new view in February!

Day 28 - Lisa

I got all excited this week.  I was driving home from work and seen a van with a logo that read, "Skip's Chicago Dogs" on the side.  In small writing it said including "Chicago Italian Beefs."  OMG!  I have to try this place.  If there is one thing I miss about Chi-Town it is the taste of those delightfully smoldering hot Italian Beefs.  I loved them so much (yes this is an unhealthy obsession with food) I have worked to master my version of an Italian Beef, even special ordering the peppers online.  I email my mom - LOOK!  I decide that this weekend I "MUST" go to Skip's and give these a try.  I mean it states on the website he is originally from Chicago.  

So tonight my mom, oneeya and I set out to go to Skip's in Avondale Estates.  It's about 20 to 25 minutes from where we live.  Well, Nancy my GPS voice, was a tad cranky I think and sent us on a 45 minute journey into the Hood.  So we were now thinking these better be REALLY good.  Luckily, Skips is a drive-thru as oneeya was now really antsy.  We got our beefs and headed home.  Home only took us 20 minutes.  Grr!  We munched on greasy fries all the way home to keep the doggie happy.

I open the brown heavy paper wrapping, OMGosh it looks so good.  Smells just like Chicago. I take a bite and my ankles instantly swell.  I'm pretty sure that sandwich contained all the salt content my mom and I will need for the rest of the week.  I ate 3/4's and surrendered. What a disappointment.  ;< I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and order from Al's online or maybe Portillo's. Or maybe we need to fly to Chicago.  Well, when it's Spring time, not the dead of winter.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27 - Lisa

I feel like Lucy as in "I Love Lucy" a lot.  Usually Ethel is played by my sister but this time my "Ethel" is a good friend who resides in St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands.  Today I came home to a package on my bed.  I loathe shopping, as in going to the Mall, but shopping online is SO fun.  So I know it was not a shock to my mom to open the door to the FedEx guy handing her a package, I mean it was just yesterday she received the tamale pot.  I did not remember ordering anything from Amazon so before I settled in for the night (put on PJ's and ate dinner) I opened the box.  An Apple TV?  Huh?  Sure, I've wanted one of these but I do not remember ordering.  I exam the receipt over and over.  It states it's a gift.  A gift?  Who?  My sister, nah.  She's not techie enough to think to get me this.  Maybe my boss?  My mom?  Nothing makes sense.  So I go online and pull up my order history on Amazon, maybe with these crazy hours I've been working I completely forgot.  Nothing there.  My mom says, "call their Customer Service."  I do - yes it was supposed to go to me, it's a gift, they will not tell me who the purchaser is.  Alrighty!  After all that I decide to "hook the sucker up."  After about 45min I'm listening to music from my TV, deciding what movies to watch and smiling at the thought of being able to watch 162 SF Giants games from MLB all due to my new Apple TV.  Woohoo!  I gleefully post onto FaceBook about my surprise gift and go to bed happy.

Next morning while still discussing it on FaceBook, my friend Tammy private messages me.  "Um Lisa, that's my Apple TV."  Ding!  Ding!  Ding!  "Oh caca."  I had forgotten that Tammy was having something shipped to me.  LOL!  We do this every so often because a lot of companies will not ship to the VI's.  So she orders, has it shipped to me and then I ship to her.  We are laughing, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.  She keeps stating, "I never ordered it as a gift."  I, we, assume Amazon had to have made a mistake.  Tammy graciously tells me I can just pack it up USED and ship it to her.  

What?  I'm hooked now.  It's all set-up.  I'm using it.  I love it.  So, I go to and I order her a new Apple TV.  This has to be a new marketing ploy.  Something Amazon and Apple cooked up - Amazon probably gets a kick back for every Apple TV they ship to some random customer "as a gift."  

Oh well, I'm happy and Tammy will be happy at the end of this week.  All I know is thankfully she did not order a CAR!

Day 27 - Sis

Snack or meal for lunch, salsa is always a favorite of mine, also doesn't involve any cooking. Bonus, minimal cleaning up of utensils used in preparing!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 26 - Lisa

Tamales in the ATL!  Yeah baby!  I found another pot online and it fits on our apartment stove.  Now I just need a 4 day weekend to get the production line going.

Day 26 - Sis

OMG, woke up feeling like a teenager! I have a zit, remember when this would ruin your day?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 25 - Sis

At my age these type shows are not good for my health. Experiencing any aches, pain, flutters, etc., is making me spend too much time thinking of all the diseases or other medical conditions I may have; possibly could be making me a hypochondriac. At least I don't have to worry about two medical issues - pregnancy or prostrate problems. By the way I make sure any shows about mental health are not included on my viewing list!


Day 25 - Lisa

LOL!  I do not think this is on the WW plan I keep delaying getting back on.  Um, thanks Mom!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24 - Lisa

"Pooch pouting" cause no one would play with her.  LOL  Poor mama!  It was just a mere 6 months ago she didn't even know how to play.  ;>

Day 24 - Sis

Changing the Billie Holiday lyrics in, "What A Little Moonlight Will Do", to singing, " Ooo, Ooo, what a little sunlight can doo, ooo, ooo!"

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 23 - Lisa

I'm actually pretty tired of being adaptable.  I've been "adapting" for 4 years now.  Steady, I like the word steady more.  And yes, I continue to feel a bit sideways!

Day 23- Sis

Love eclairs and the blend of flavors, chocolate, pastry and whipped cream, ummmm. Oh wait, went from joyous anticipation to a second day of disappointment. You're joking? Custard filling?! Probably only way for me to cut calories, sigh.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 22 - Lisa

No amount of praying to the Mojo beads helped.  Our 49ers lost to the NY Giants.  So now it's an exclusive East Coast Super Bowl with Madonna as the half time show.  Blech!

Day 22 - Sis

And there goes the NFC Championship and many broken hearts. Hope my Super Bowl pool scores hold up better than the game numbers did. Waaaaaa.