Exhibit #∞ Proving I’m Spoiled

Chicken Oscar with Mash Potatoes and Butter.
Chicken Oscar

Tina-made Chicken Oscar: Fried chicken topped with crab meat, asparagus tips, and hollandaise sauce. The picture doesn’t show that later I poured the leftover hollandaise sauce on the potatoes.

However, if you think the spoiling only goes one way;

I fried that ribeye! I also fried pork chops and made potatoes on Wednesday, but alas, no photo.

My New Ride

My old Ford Fusion finally reached the end of its life. There is a long, convoluted story about attempting to get a re-built engine put into it, but that’s for another day. Suffice it to say, my credit was more than adequate to buy myself this vehicle.

Adventures in Leftovers

Tina treated me to lunch at Outback Steakhouse. I had the ribeye, and she had salmon. The Outback in Hermantown has yet to disappoint. I’ve had sirloin, prime rib, and now the ribeye. Tina has had the salmon there before, but they had a new variation, which had an excellent sauce. However, as is always the case, we had more food than we could eat.

Not to worry. This morning I cut up potatoes, onions, along with the ribeye and salmon. I fried up the potatoes and onions in a half stick of butter. I also had some leftover rice that was just the right amount of spicy that I also threw in with the potatoes and onions. I added Kosher salt, coarse ground pepper, some reduced salt Lowery’s, and granulated garlic. After that browned, I added the steak and fish. It made a most excellent hash for brunch. I thought about taking a picture of the finished meal, but I was too busy eating it. You’ll have to take my word for it that it looked fantastic.

Now I’m going to focus on school work. I have a biopsychology class I need to get busy finishing. You all have an excellent rest of your Sunday.

Better Picture

The Castle

Here’s a better picture of Loki. He was looking at the living room. As you can see, his ears show the potential growth he is going to achieve. He’s half Maine Coon. His mother is a full Maine Coon. Loki’s father is unknown. He has the customary ‘M’ on his forehead and the tuffs at the tip of his ears. He also has six toes. No tuffs yet between them. He doesn’t look to be a long-hair. But it turns out that Maine Coons can be medium hair cats as well.

One of the reasons we got Loki was because Smokey is a high energy cat, and Kang doesn’t have the energy to match her in play. Now that Loki and Smokey have become accustomed to each other, there is much running and wrestling. However, as I type this, Kang and Loki are battling.

Loki is also a people’s cat. He follows both Tina and me around the house. And he has bonded to me. He will race upstairs to beat me to the bedroom. While Kang and Smokey stay with Tina downstairs, Loki stays upstairs with me while I sleep. If I get up to go to the bathroom, he’ll usually still be waiting on the bed for my return.

Death of a Furnace

The Castle

Crap. Our thirty-year-old furnace gave up the ghost. So I’m waiting for someone to give us an estimate for a new one. Thankfully, I dragged my feet on getting a new deck—the one taken out by the ice dam. The one that insurance covered. I’ll be able to use that money to replace the furnace. Next year I’ll look at financing a new deck.

Horrible Weather

It is currently raining here in Duluth with 27 mph winds. So, that means despite the rain, the house is dry. As a result, my sinuses are pissed, i.e., causing a headache. And yet I will have to go out into this weather and clear the slush off the driveway before tomorrow’s freeze.


Post-Snownami pictures. Per the Duluth Airport, 20 inches fell.

What’s for Supper!

It was delicious! Tina’s world famous Tater Tot Hotdish.

I know you all are jealous.

If not, there’s something seriously wrong with you. I’d get it checked out, if I was you. Really. Your brain is broke or something.