Cold Mac & Cheese and other musings

December 30, 2008

The new puppy is here…and there…and there…

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Mowgli is one fast puppy!

I'm a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I run and play and love sitting on laps!

I'm a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I run and play and love sitting on laps!

December 25, 2008

New puppy

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26 hours until the new puppy arrives! Pics will be posted. Now to see if the old dog really “can” learn new tricks…

truffles and other excuses

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Okay, so it’s been a good while since I have written anything concerning 9 Lives; I’ve got my reasons…mostly that I am just “too dang tarred” at the end of the day to even think about what to write, let alone actually start clacking on the keys of the old Corona. I still haven’t figured out where the USB port is on my typewriter, which could account for the difficulty I have transferring new chapters to this blog…

In the meantime, I decided to bring some joy to the cubicle warriors at work today. Cube warriors are, you know, those employees who work in a room filled to the brim with 6 by 6 foot workstations surrounded by 4 or 5 foot tall “walls.” Today, being the day before Christmas, found the office populated by those that either needed to catch up on their work or those too new to have much vacation saved up, or both.

To make the day go by a little faster, I made classic French truffles last night and brought them in this morning. I put them in our food, I mean “work” cube and then sent out a group email with a “tasty treat alert” in the subject line.

Bittersweet chocolate, heavy cream, some sugar, a chunk o’ butter… melted just right and stirred together with a wooden spoon. Chef Rudolf would have it no other way.

Cooled overnight in the fridge, shaped into rough spheres by my handy melon ball device, then not dipped into chocolate coating (thusly making them American style truffles) but rolled in cocoa powder. I use a sweet version, adds more sugar!

With my awesome technique, the truffles look like chocolate doughnut holes, which is what some of the people thought, until they took a bite. I supplied toothpicks for their convenience, after all… there is nothing better than chocolate on a stick!!!

If there are any left, I’ll post a picture and the recipe. Goes good after a hearty meal of mac and cheese, by the way!

December 7, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 17

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9-lives-178 Took 8 tries to get this one uploaded. Either something in the process changed or I just simply forgot to press one radio button during the uploading of my file.

Who knows. At least chapter 17 is ready to go for your reading pleasure. The story is in the final action sequence. Bad guys, and you know who you are, be on the look out, because Cat Melendez and her new friends are coming…

Film at 11…

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Okay, so the new power cord showed up finally, so we are back in business…more or less.  Life in general is taking priority right now,  number one son home from college, not feeling well…and… have to be the neighborhood taxi for number one daughter and her friends at the skating rink later.

But I should be clacking at the old typewriter tomorrow morning, posting the next chapter of 9 Lives sometime around 9 Pacific, 10 Mountain, 11 Central, 12 Eastern.  Can you tell I work in an administrative job?

Thanks for reading.  The next chapter will take Catalina in a very unexpected direction!

December 4, 2008

Oops… Tek-nik-al Problems

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The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the broken power cable is mightiest of all.  More story to come, once the new cable arrives in a few days…hopefully!

Stay tuned!

December 2, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 16

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December 1, 2008

9 Lives – chapter 15

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