Tuesday, November 27, 2007

things I learned from watching "The Biggest Loser" on NBC

1. If you drank two beers a week for a year, you're consuming 15,000 calories.

2. If you stood up and walked to the TV to manually change the channel, you could lose up to 95 calories per hour.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

you cook rice, puts family to shame

Mom: You put too much water in the rice, it's all soggy.

Me: Sorry. When you said "put just a little bit of water" I didn't think you meant that little.

Mom: I said just little water.

Me: Sorry. I just put half a finger measurement of water in there. To me that's little! Our rice back in Kansas City, I use a whole finger measurement and it's still dry!! What kind of rice did you buy anyway?

Mom: You are going to embarass our family if you cook rice that way for your mother-in-law. Tsk-tsk, a girl who can't even cook rice.

Me: Well, if I don't marry a Vietnamese guy, or if I don't marry an Asian guy at all, we won't have to worry that I can't cook rice.

Mom: What?! The Boy won't be able to speak with me.

Me: Yes, he can. He can say "chào cô khỏe không?" [Hi miss, how are you?]

Mom: Aiyah!

Me: And he likes my rice. And his mother likes my rice.

Mom: Well, I can't eat your rice. Cook it again.

Me: Aiyah!

Monday, November 19, 2007

so deserving

The Boy: Hello! I'm calling from the Habitat for Humanity build site in Argentina!

Me: What did you do today?

The Boy: I dug a hole for 8 hours today. And the hole is still not done. The locals are calling me a gopher.

Me: What's the hole for? Must be really big hole if you've been digging for 8 hours on the same hole.

The Boy: For a septic tank.

Me: Nice.

The Boy: Yep, I've been digging a hole for shit.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

happy hour food

Cheeseburger and fries; buffalo spicy wings; beef taquitos; salmon spread on crackers -- all this food for $11 total. There's no better deal than that.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

best sushi

Marking off another restaurant off the "Best of Kansas City" resturant guide, we decided to try another resturant tonight. After trying Korean, we decided for some Japanese: Friends Sushi.

I like sushi, but I don't eat the raw stuff. It all has to be cooked sushi for me. So we ordered the Spider Roll, Dragon Roll, Eel maki and a Spicy Tuna Roll because my dinner companion likes the raw stuff. (I tried a piece of the Spicy Tuna Roll and lathered wasabi on it hoping to mask the raw rish smell, but that plan didn't quite mask the raw fish texture and I had to force myself to swallow it.)

The rolls were delicious. And the price was not too bad--it wasn't cheap, but it didn't cost an arm and a leg either. The Dragon rolls were my favorite, because instead of avacodo, they used a slice of mango, which gave it a sweeter taste. The Spider Roll was yummy too, although why do they make Spider Rolls so big that you can't put an entire piece into your mouth? I had to bite each piece in half and then all the contents fell out, making it messy.

And for dessert, we ordered fried ice-cream. What we ate was fried batter with soupy vanilla cream inside. The serving was only a small scoop of vanilla ice-cream which probably wasn't large enough to withstand the heat of the fryer. Still yummy nonetheless.