Monday, May 28, 2007

Nest Emptying as the Fellas Head Out to the Field

No de-cluttering took place yesterday (sigh).

Instead, we went to the movie theater to see "Pirates of the Caribbean Something Something (3)" at the noon matinée. The movie was good; I didn't care for a large part of the ending, though. Semi-spoiler alert as this part of the ending is totally predictable: Did Elizabeth Swan, after all she's come to realize and accomplish, really need to get married? I thought it would have been better if she hadn't. But as I am rather ambivalent about marriage, I suppose it isn't surprising I'd have liked an different ending. The movie managed to sucked up the entire afternoon, so I just came home and made dinner.

MG, a good friend of A.'s who has been staying at the house for about a week, wanted to see the movie. He works for the Colorado Game and Fish and lives in a gulch for a couple of weeks at a time, with a week off in between. It is not a comfortable life, and he's not particularly fond of his co-workers (that he lives with 24 hours a day, to boot), so I thought it would be nice to make sure he had an enjoyable day before he headed back to work. He just left about an hour ago for another stint. Thankfully, he really, really enjoys the work itself, so I don't worry too much about him out there.

I made naan when we got home from the movie! Actually, the breads that came out of the oven didn't resemble naan very much, but my fear of producing eight hockey pucks was unfounded. The bread has a tart taste, as I made it with yogurt, and was very soft and moist. Not stretchy like I'd prefer, though. I am sure cooking the breads in an oven and not a tandoor oven had something to do with it. However, I conquered yeast as an ingredient! Wahoo!

The korma dish that was supposed to accompany the naan was a disaster, however. It tasted fine, it just LOOKED TERRIBLE. Nothing I've ever made has looked so bad. A. and I did not wake up in the middle of the night with excruciating stomach pain, so it must have been ok.

A. leaves tonight to head out back in the field, and I don't have the heart to ask him to de-clutter on his last day at home. He's offered, but I know he'd prefer to go to the hot springs. I am going to track down my swimming suit; it would be really nice to relax in those natural mineral springs!

I think I'll tackle the kitchen when A. hits the road; that will keep my mind off waiting for his call to say he's arrived safely.


  1. Ugh! I hate when movies, books, or whatever think that a woman's happy ending has to include a wedding (or having a man in general). It's like, no matter what else a woman accomplishes in her life, she'll only really be successful and happy if she has a man.

  2. EXACTLY!! As if the audience would not be able to comprehend that she had chosen to go on with the life she had chosen that did not include marriage. Not to mention, that her particular marriage meant...oh, I don't want to spoil it.

  3. Oh - poorly written comment. Enough chosens in there for anyone?

  4. This is my first comment! Saw Pirates of the Carribean, we caught it yesterday afternoon and got out this morning (long movie). Actually, the only scene I liked was the marriage scene. I told Em we should of had a pirate fight for our wedding, but she had other plans. I also didn't think there was any subtext about her success, the movie didn't think on that level (or we could have a much more lively debate on its portrayal of racial stereotypes).


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