Cider Thread


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Short entry today, since there's once again not a lot to tell. I walked home from work yesterday and Shobhit had a lovely pot of pasta ready to eat. He used one of the pasta sauces that were on sale at QFC. He's been all about looking at coupons and ads coming in the mail lately. I'm generally against buying pasta sauce because they always have way too much salt and sugar added and I find it cheaper and better just to get canned tomatoes, sauté a bunch of vegetables, and make our own pasta sauce. You'd think Shobhit would be all over that idea as well, but he just can't resist sales. So you know, whatever. The pasta was good.

We watched an episode of Modern Family while we ate, then two episodes of The Big Bang Theory, which I suddenly realized we were behind on -- I think we only missed one episode, though; there was quite a break between the two I found on TiVo. It's easy to get behind on that show because CBS is the only network not on Hulu, making The Big Bang Theory the single show we still watch regularly that I can only get directly via TiVo -- I got all the others on Hulu.

Anyway! Then I took myself to the opening night of Phantom Thread, the new P.T. Anderson film, at the Egyptian. It didn't start until 8 pm and it's well over eight hours long, so it was about 10:20 before I even got home, even from the theatre that close. Shobhit got weirdly pissy about my inability to convey what it was about very clearly. Jesus Christ that man needs to loosen up and stop being so uptight about the strangest shit.

It took a little while for how I felt about the movie to fully crystalize in my mind. I was relatively convinced last night I would give it a B+, but after all I wrote about it in the review this morning, I changed it to A-. I didn't love it as much as I expected or wanted to, at least not immediately, but the more I think about it, the more I appreciate it.

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I got free booze at work today! I mean, they're hard ciders with 6.9% alcohol content, but it still qualifies, right? Maybe I can add vodka to them at home or something. Jeff, the Beer and Wine Merchandiser, dumped all these Seattle Cider Company hard ciders into the Merchandising grab bin, and I happened to be right by it. He congratulated me for beating Accounting before they were all swarming around it.

There were, I think, four different sample 4-packs he put in there, each a different flavor. I just took one pint can of each: "Dry," "Semi Sweet," "Tangerine Turmeric" (that one sounds . . . interesting), and "Basil Mint." That last one could become a version of a mojito, I imagine. Perfect one to add vodka to!

How much I love working here really cannot be understated.

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[posted 12:18 pm]