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Alone at last

...well, just Steve and I. Mom and Baby (the dog) left for the airport Saturday morning. She was barely out the door and we had the bed stripped, the atrium hosed down (there was a final puddle of dog pee-pee on the concrete) and the house back in order. Mom was no real trouble, I guess, but two weeks is a long time to not have your privacy. And I do have to say the flowers in the back garden look great. Mom's been putting the dog poo on them.

We went to a party last night at the house of a couple we barely know. They seemed really excited when we accepted the invite. When we got there the house was full of twenty-something straight couples. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but we didn't know a soul there except for the hosts, and we barely even know them. We ate a few deviled eggs and sat on the sofa watching Yellow Submarine with the sound off while the party raged around us. A buxom female DJ in a rather tight dress was setting up, and everyone moved to the rear deck to watch the KABOOM fireworks. We begged off, saying we were still recovering from Mom's visit, said our goodbyes and left before the first explosion. It was a rather surreal experience.

This morning I made buckwheat waffles on the Euro waffle iron Steve gave me last Christmas. They turned out great, eaten with butter and sugar-free syrups and bacon. We're now going to the mall, which we always seem to do on sunny, pleasant days, to shop and see Super Size Me. Tonight, chili and Sopranos.

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keanubear
May. 23rd, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
Maybe we'll all get to see you guys again soon?
furmuslbulk
May. 23rd, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, you were the token gay couple! Eek! Was there also an uncomfortable looking interracial couple there in a similar predicament? :-)
qbear
May. 23rd, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Hehheh...we felt like we were ushered in to corner like all the foreugn students at the frat party in Animal House.
qbear
May. 23rd, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
Give us a call this week!
keanubear
May. 23rd, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
!
Yay! I've missed you!
furfairy
May. 23rd, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
I've grown to love the taste and texture of buckwheat pancakes. Do you use a mix, or do you make the waffles totally from scratch?

The two of you seem to have adapted to a low carb lifestyle wonderfully. Do you miss starch and sugar much? How do you feel health-wise? Do you still get cravings?
qbear
May. 23rd, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
I used a mix we found at a low-carb store in Belmont. It's not bad, though kind of pricey. And I distinctly detected soy flour in the mix.

The nice thing about South Beach vs. Atkins is that we can eat carbs, as long as they don't raise blood glycogen levels too much. So whole grains, legumes, and most fruits are OK, which is not the case with Atkins. It really makes the diet doable long-term.

Our cravings for sweets are small, and easily satisfied with fruit and the occasional low-carb chocolate bar or ice cream.
furfairy
May. 23rd, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
I've noticed a slight bitter soy aftertaste in low-carb mixes and other products. That's interesting about being able to better accommodate whole grains on South Beach. It sounds alot like Sugar Busters.

One sweet treat I like to make for myself is hot cocoa using unsweetened cocoa powder (the droste that comes in the red box is good, as is hersheys) with two packets of splenda and 2 or more cups of 2% milk.
bayarts
Jun. 12th, 2004 08:59 am (UTC)
I haaaaaaaaaaaate those kinds of parties. Straight. Gay. Doesn't matter. Ick.

Did your gift arrive? Has had plenty of time to get there by now, but I didn't enclose a card, so wasn't sure if you would know it was from us.
qbear
Jun. 16th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
Yes, thank you!!!
Yes, we received it the other day, and were so excited! It's very cool, and fits us perfectly. I retired our old fruit bowl immediately and put it to use on our counter.

Thanks to both of you. We'll be back from our trip back East in August, and will set up a time to get together for dinner (at last!!).


Thanks again--Jack and Steve

bayarts
Jun. 16th, 2004 09:54 am (UTC)
Re: Yes, thank you!!!
Woo hooo! Glad it got there. We were a little worried since we had forgotten to include the card.

Have a blast on your trip. Looking forward to that dinner in August!

S & J
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