Thursday, October 19, 2006

Good to know

Yesterday was a very busy day. I didn't have time to blog, but I did manage to learn four important things:

  1. Black (licorice) Jelly Belly jelly beans on a cream-colored carpet look frighteningly like animal droppings.

  2. Nobody makes a better creme brulee than Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Nobody.

  3. Mom was right: if you pull the thread, even if all you mean to do is give it a quick jerk to break off the dangling bit, the button will fall off.

  4. When you think you've got an hour before you have to leave to meet your spouse's business associates at the restaurant and they show up at your house and you dash upstairs to peel off your dirty T-shirt and jeans and throw on a dress and run a brush through your hair, you should not pause to swish with mouthwash and then, a mere five minutes later, brightly suggest that your husband open a bottle of Pinot Grigio. That's because a sweet, minty-fresh mouth makes Pinot Grigio taste like gasoline. (Never mind how I know what gasoline tastes like. Just trust me.)


Susan Kaye said...

That's because a sweet, minty-fresh mouth makes Pinot Grigio taste like gasoline.

My less sophisticated comparison is that Pepsi after orange juice is much the same.

And it's good to know that whole "dangling thread" thing is a truth universal.

Take care--Sue

Crystal said...

Oh, wow. Creme Brulee is my FAVORITE dessert and I have had it virtually EVERYWHERE I can find it on the menu. Once I ate it at French restaurant on the other side of Lake Ponchatrain from New Orleans. Now, that was purty good creme brulee. However, I have to agree with you--Ruth Chris does creme brulee well--and frankly, they do other menu items really well!

Love posts about food. LOL about the black jelly beans...

Bonnie Calhoun said... least it was only a button that fell off, and not a whole sleeve! LOL!

Mirtika said...

There is no way I'll pass up the oral orgasm I get from Ruth's Chris bread pudding to even try the creme brulee. Well, okay, maybe ONE taste if someone else orders it. :D


Brenda Coulter said...

Mir, if you think you'd get a spoonful of my creme brulee, you couldn't be more mistaken. I'd make you order your own!

Crystal, you should have seen my husband's face when he spotted the three licorice Jelly Belly beans on the living room carpet. I guess he thought somebody had brought a rabbit into the house!