Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Madly reading, finger food and he always makes me laugh

- Madly reading "Death and the Penguin" by Andrey Kurkov on my Nook tablet during lunch hour at work.  What I call my "urban" book club is meeting tonight to discuss.  My first question will be how they found this one in the first place!  (I wasn't able to attend last time.)  But it's a good story with dark humor that one reviewer says "captures modern capitalism's messy entrance into Russian society."  

- Texting back and forth with friend Steven on what to bring for "finger food" tonight.  He and I are healthy eaters, but also enthusiastically eat things like bacon cheeseburgers, too.   The urban crew, all delightful people, are vegetarian, vegan, etc.  Here's how the texts went:

Him:  Can't wait to see you!

Me:  Same here - can't really think of good finger food.  :)

Him:  Especially when they have such peculiar dietary limitations.  No gluten, no carb, no meat, no dairy...whatever.

Him:  Let's just bring some ribs and wings and act like heathens!  Want to ride with me?  We'll go by KFC and get a bucket of chicken!  

Me:  (Rolling on the floor laughing):  Sure!  Maybe I'll bring that hot Mexican dip.  U are cracking me up!

Him: that!  What should I bring?  Maybe a fruit tray?

Me:  Popeye's Chicken Strips!

Him:  Or fried Mac and Cheese!

We decide we will stop at Whole Foods on the way there and get olives from the olive bar and maybe some hummus.  :) 

- Steven and I have been friends for more than 20 years.  We met on his first day at BellSouth.  I was walking through the office and passed a row of new employees working diligently on drawing boards (doing Yellow Pages artwork.)  No one looked up except for Steven, who smiled at me as if we were going to be best friends.  He loaned me a tape he was listening to - The Smiths.  He still tells the story that when I brought the tape back, I said, "That is the most depressing music I ever heard!"  We've been close, close friends ever since.


Elephant's Child said...

How lovely to have a good friend for that long who is still living close by. I have a very dear friend. We have been friends for over thirty years now, but only see each other once every couple of years. Thank goodness for phones and emails.
I am vegetarian. My partner is not. He refers to tofu as been turn, and tells me to pity the poor tofudelopes who have died to bring me my meal. And hummus never goes astray. Yummo.

sage said...

I want a book review, as that book sounds interesting. And you should have brought food as heathens!

LL Cool Joe said...

Loved that conversation! You sound like two naughty school kids. How cool to have such a good friend.

Chatty Crone said...

I am so glad you two are friends and have been so for so long. Nice he looked up and made a little friendly gesture.

happygirl said...

I don't trust Vegans at all. I've discovered most of them are closet vegetarians and *gasp* even closet pescatarians. You friend sounds fun. :)

Granny Annie said...

I want to belong to a book club!

My friend like Steve is Rhonda. She took the place of a favorite bank employee who retired. Rhonda is beautiful and doesn't know it. She was also extremely competent at her job. The employees did not welcome her or speak kindly to her and I'm sure it was jealousy. She tells me that I was the only person who spoke to her or smiled at her when she arrived. We have been great friends every since. We would have taken the wings and things:)

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhh, he sounds like such a gem!

And I'm going to have to Google pescatarian, altho thinking now it must be fish!! LOVE fish.

Miss you, sorry I've been absent, got my nose into eBay 14 hours a day this week.

Oh, bring on the ribs and bacon cheeseburgers!!


Lynn said...

The Elephant's Child -

We've been through many life events together - it's wonderful to have friends like that.

I actually eat vegetarian most of the time. I just had a tempura portobello mushroom taco from the Korean taco place around the corner. lol at tofudelopes. :)

Sage -

I'll have to think about that. :)

Joe -

He brings out the naughty in me. So cool.

Sandie -

Me, too. :)

Lynn said...

happygirl -

I was vegan for a while, but also in a bad mood and craving sugar all the time. :)

Granny Annie -

I know you said you don't have enough people around you to do that - I wonder if there is an online club?

Rhonda sounds like an excellent friend. I hate it when people aren't welcoming to new people - I'm glad you were a friend to her. I'm not at all surprised by that.

Jannie -

Yes - pescatarian is one who eats fish. :)

ebaying sounds fun - I'm glad you are enjoying that. Always glad to see you, Jannie Muffin.


Fireblossom said...

I love the Smiths!

Snaggle Tooth said...

What a pallate range you went across there! Hmmm, popcorn would've worked maybe.

Sounds likea great friend- lucky you!

Lynn said...

FB -

I can't say I love The Smiths, but I listen to them when I'm with him.

Snaggle -

We got olives and fried tofu at Whole Foods. :)

I am lucky to have a friend like that.

Riot Kitty said...

That is hilarious! I love friends who make you laugh.

Adam said...

I still havent got any books for my tablet

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

The best kind, right?

Adam -

It's a good way to read, but I still like a book with pages, too.