Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Quote, Unquote

"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." - John Kenneth Galbraith

So true, JK, so very true. Born and raised in Ontario, he always was my favourite economist, not that the dismal scientists are jostling for first place in my esteem.

So, weather-wise, last night turned quite exciting. Mid-evening, the sky just dumped snow, and kept going. Luckily, unlike flights around it on the schedule, Kevin's was neither delayed nor cancelled.
I opened the front door to peer out at the snow, and Whisky bounded out, leaping through the brilliant white landscape like a hare.
By morning though, the snow had turned to rain, so it was beginning to melt. I cleared the pavement in front of our house, as mandated, a task which was clearly easier than normal, since it moved fairly easily.

In a supreme example of the blind leading the blind, I am teaching Laurence to cook. We have done chopping onions, frying sausages, preparing, cooking and mashing spuds and other such basic stuff. I decided I would buy a basic cookbook to help with this, and research and recommendations pointed to Jamie Oliver's 'Cook with Jamie'. When it arrived, it wasn't what I was expecting, but is certainly a fabulous looking book, a bit like a family Bible really, complete with braided sewn-in bookmark.
What amuses me though, is that it has been half translated for the American market. So we have 'favorite' and 'flavor', and the oven temperatures are in Fahrenheit, rocket is arugula, but chilli is chilli instead of chili, and there is, presumably, no U.S. spelling for 'claggy' or 'proper blokes' sausage fusilli'.

The best quote from last night's 'The Good Wife'.
Alicia's Mother-in-Law to Alicia's brother,
'When did you first know you were gay?'
'Do you mean before or after I first fellated a guy?'
'Ugh, I hate that word,'
'Oh, I'm sorry. Do you mean before or after I first fellated a man?'

1 comment:

Sleepy said...

Love the quote!