Watched an episode of Night Court on demand to kill time and it ended up being the one where Harry tried to date a rock star named Jennifer Black. I had to look the actress who played her up because she looked so much like LeAnn Rimes, I figured she might be Donna Rimes or something. Turns out she's Kristine DeBell, and she stars in A Talking Cat?!? as well as A Talking Pony?!?, but does not play the same character in both. Huh.
Found this huge framed print of...somewhere in Japan at an estate sale for $7.50 yesterday.
It's so nice to have some art up upstairs. We don't hang out there very much and it was easy to neglect it for a little too long.
I can't commit to tons of time or distance lately due to back pain, but I'm not opposed to a lot of climbing while I walk. More effort in less time makes it efficient. I wanted to check out that service road by Harborview Park, but it's got very clear "no trespassing" signs, unlike the one that leads down from Forest Park. They probably don't want people walking down it, but the sign just says not to park there or stay overnight.
That little orange dot in the second park is the spot where I was when I took this picture.
Everett really does have some amazing parks and views. Where it's lacking is the pedestrian paths from one to the next. It's probably just something I have to get over, but it's really scary to walk on a very busy road with just a few feet of extra pavement instead of a sidewalk. I was actually emboldened to do more of that based on how many joggers I saw today in those spots, but it still freaks me out.
Microwave three cobs of corn in their husks for six minutes, cut the solid end off, and shake the cob out while holding the silk end. There are videos about this on YouTube. Allow them to cool a bit and cut the kernels off. It's less messy if you do this with the cob laying down instead of holding it upright. Throw the kernels into a big mixing bowl. Chop up a yellow onion and add it. Crumble a package of queso fresco and add it. Feta would work if you can't find it. Julienne some basil and add it. I used half a package because that's what I had. A whole one would have been fine. Add some salt and pepper, and toss the whole thing with some olive oil and white wine vinegar.
This makes a lot. Like, one of those plastic containers that's almost as big as a shoebox. Spoon it into one of those and leave it in the fridge for several hours to let the flavors meld. Give it a taste and see how it is. I added even more vinegar.
Steve still prefers traditional cat seating.