Day four is in the books and it was also fine. I was getting a little board with all the protein, but yesterday was seriously yummy. I brought some shrimp to work with me that I’d steamed and peeled the night before. I ate it in three separate little meals and the first and third went okay, but the middle one – the great Linda curse reared its ugly head. I think I had maybe three little shrimp before there was no way another bite was going to go down. It wasn’t really any big deal, but still…
Then last night I did make my cedar plank salmon and OMG it was to die for. One of my very favorite things to eat on any day! I cooked it with a little garlic and chili infused olive oil, salt, pepper, and chives. YUM! And when it was done I totally cheated (as Gilly so helpfully pointed out) by sprinkling a little gorgonzola on top along with a bit of balsamic vinegar. Also… I didn’t finish eating it in 15 minutes. I couldn’t. But there was no way I wasn’t going to finish it – so I waited a half hour or 45 minutes and then finished it off. Man that was good! I think I could eat that every night for the rest of my life and be happy!
While I was eating I was also cooking some chicken breasts to eat today. Today is all about firm protein. So I cooked some chicken breasts with some onions and a bit of the same olive oil and cut it all up and put some in some small containers to bring with me today. And really… it’s all I’ll eat today. As much of it as I want… breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hopefully it’ll be yummy – it certainly smelled good! And hell! Maybe tonight I’ll put some gorgonzola on the chicken too?? (Can you sense my addiction to gorgonzola?)
Now on to me being stupid…
So… I’m a Ravens fan and a Redskins fan. And I have a jersey for each to wear at the appropriate times. Well… today is one of those such times. All around the
area, Fridays during football season are Purple Fridays and people of all walks of life wear purple from CEOs to street walkers – it’s all about the purple today. Which is a really fun thing to see. I usually try to wear purple on Fridays and usually remember – but on the Fridays before the Steelers games I wear my jersey. Baltimore
I have an Ed Re**ed jersey, he’s number 20. But I’ve had a mental block about whose jersey I have for all the years I’ve had it. I know it’s either Ed Re**ed or Ray Ri**ce. Both great players, whose jersey I’d be thrilled to wear – and no, the number never helps me despite my life time football fandom.
So… every single time I wear the jersey inevitably someone who doesn’t know the Ravens all that well will ask me whose jersey I’m wearing (the name is of course on the back) and I always end up stammering or stuttering or guessing (usually wrongly) and going into the whole.. yes I know I’m a dork, but it’s either Re**ed or Ri**ce and I can never remember which one.
Cut to today. I have on the jersey and I’m in the bathroom and I take a minute to look in the mirror so I can see whose jersey I have on so I don’t later look like an idiot when someone asks me and it was only today. I mean, seriously, I’ve had this fucking jersey for a few years now – and it didn’t occur to me until today that it’s Re*ed. AS IN MY MIDDLE FUCKING NAME!!! I realize it’s spelled differently. But there’s no fucking doubt that I own the damn jersey because the name is the same as my middle name. Whether I bought it or Dan bought it – either one of us would have bought it because it would be kind of fun that I sort of had my middle name on the back of my jersey. And as you all are well aware – I use my damn middle name all over the damn place – all the damn time.