I’m in Ann Arbor, doing online journalism training. About to eat roast beef. Carry on, all.

Posted at 12:05 pm in Housekeeping, iPhone |

24 responses to “Hiatus.”

  1. alex said on October 22, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Glad to hear it’s a heaping helping of Mad Cow and not H1N1. Sitting down right now to some cold tuna and wishing I were there.

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  2. Mindy said on October 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Left over beans and rice for me. What Alex said.

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  3. beb said on October 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    My lunch was something out of a can. I think it was food.

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  4. Peter said on October 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I think my hunger alarm is going off.

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  5. Dexter said on October 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Wow. I just found my old army buddy online earlier today. We palled around for three years after we got out…he lived in Westland. One day he just quit his job at Fisher Body and disappeared. This was 35 years ago. Either his family didn’t know or would not tell me what had happened.
    He always spoke fondly of Ann Arbor, his fave place on earth; I remembered that. And I found him, living a half mile from Burns Park, where I always parked my car and rode a bike to UM events over the decades. I have a desire to drop him a line, but…he’s the one that walked away from everyone and everything, so ….

    lunch: Bacon, egg, cheese on whole wheat toast sandwich—cranberry juice cocktail , half pot of java.

    nance…ever try Zingerman’s gelato, made from dairy from Zingerman’s own farm?

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  6. LAMary said on October 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Leftover lasagna is in my future and I’m ok with that.

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  7. Julie Robinson said on October 22, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Turkey-corn chowder that improves with every day in the frig.

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  8. Rana said on October 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I’m about to go home and eat sardines, English muffins, and a salad.


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  9. Dorothy said on October 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Had a bowl of homemade potato leek soup and a ham sandwich. Was might tasty, too.

    Oh and we have H1N1 in our office now. Or we PROBABLY have it. One of my co-workers has a son who goes to school here. He came in to see his mom on Tuesday with a temp of 104. His mom left with him immediately to go to the health center. His roommate was already sick and in isolation. So…. son got tested and we don’t know the results yet, but it was definitely confirmed that his roomie has H1N1. Not fun, since we have two pregnant women in this division. Oh – and my co-worker, the one whose son had the 104 temp, has a fever, too. She went home at noon. My boss is in quite a tizzy. Understandably so.

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  10. Dexter said on October 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Once one of our union officers left an empty sardine can with plenty of residue on his desk overnight.
    They had a tiny office at that time,with six little desks crammed together.
    Next morning, the union president just went ballistic. Ever see a pissed-off baseball manager go off on an umpire? The way that tiny can stunk-up that little office made the president ralph into his wastebasket. How sensitive for such a tough man! Uh, enjoy the canned fishies, Rana….

    H1N1 in Toledo, too…daughter’s friend’s kids have it, sick at home….and check out the latest New Yorker cover ( I know…old news, but mine arrives on Thursdays)…”lipstick on a pig” theme, very witty….

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  11. 4dbirds said on October 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Captain Trips is coming.

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  12. Sue said on October 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I had a nice sampling plate of potato salad, mac salad and a dinner roll, with warm vanilla milk on this cold and rainy day.
    Leafed through the final issue of Gourmet while I ate. Subscription offers for Gourmet magazine kept falling out of the magazine. Ruth Reichl’s column read like it was ghosted by Martha Stewart; it was so far off her usual style it really felt like someone else wrote it. I was not inspired by the recipe for beet-soaked deviled eggs, to give an example of what was in this issue. The vegetarian thanksgiving menu didn’t seem to draw on anything; it could have been any fall dinner. Looks like I won’t miss the magazine like I thought I would.

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  13. moe99 said on October 22, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Youngest son had H1N1 immediately upon arriving at college 9/4/09. The college sent me a $99 late fee charge last week because he waited until he was well to enroll (3 days).

    In the interim, I was diagnosed, he decided to take the year off and returned home from CA, and I am still getting the bill for $99. Color me unhappy.

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  14. brian stouder said on October 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    The year off? Ay Yi Yi!!

    Words of wisdom I was given, some years ago with regard to attending a 4-year school: “in 4 years, you’ll be 22 whether you went to school or not”. Anyway – one would hope that the $99 late fee can be negotiated, given your son’s conscientious effort to limit others’ exposure to H1N1. Regardless of that, though, Moe, here’s hoping that you and yours are doing as well as possible

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  15. Dorothy said on October 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    moe I volunteer to write the letter to the college asking them to please make the $99 bill go away. I can be very persuasive, believe me.

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  16. Hexdecimal said on October 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    4dbirds – Great Reference to Stephen King and his book/movie “The Stand”. I had the same thought reference this afternoon while eating lunch and hearing (Don’t Fear) The Reaper on the radio – all the while reading about the many flu cases here in AZ.

    Still waiting for the “Flu Buddie” Commercials and then the eerie feeling will be complete.

    If the movie happens in real life I want to be Tom Cullen. M O O N! That spells Nebraska!

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  17. Little Bird said on October 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Sue, I got my issue of Gourmet in a sealed plastic bag, with an offer for a gift subscription (only $4!). Seriously, what happens to those of us with standing subscriptions? Will they offer one of their other magazines to fill out the rest of the year? Or are they just going to leave us high and dry (and hungry)?
    I was also somewhat disappointed with the menus they offered. The jambalaya recipe was appreciated though, I’ve been looking for one.

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  18. Rana said on October 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Dexter, that just sounds nasty! I’m well aware of the stinky aspect of sardine consumption (if I weren’t able to tell myself, the cat yelling at me would be a good clue). I tend to eat it when I’m the only one in the house, and the first thing I do afterward is rinse out the can.

    Your co-worker’s lucky to have not ended up wearing rotting fish bits.

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  19. LAMary said on October 22, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    A very nice Jacques Pepin recipe. All you need is this and a nice loaf of bread.

    Greens-and-Sardine Salad
    TOTAL TIME 20 minutes


    1 can (4 ounces) sardines in olive oil, drained and cut into 1-inch pieces
    3/4 cup chopped onions
    1 tablespoon peeled, crushed, and finely chopped garlic
    4 plum tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (1 1/2 cups)
    4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    7 cups salad greens (Boston lettuce, escarole and other varieties), trimmed, rinsed and thoroughly dried
    1. Place all the ingredients except the greens in a salad bowl and stir gently to combine.
    2. At serving time, add the greens to the bowl and toss to coat them with the dressing. Serve immediately.

    YIELD 6 servings NOTENutrition analysis per serving: 144 calories, 11 grams fat, 20 milligrams cholesterol, 350 milligrams sodium, 5 grams protein, 8 grams carbohydrate.

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  20. Jean S said on October 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Little Bird, I’d be willing to bet they’ll finish out your sub with Bon Appetit…I had a gift sub to Cottage Living, and when that folded, they gave me Real Simple.

    Which. I. Hated.

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  21. Holly said on October 22, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    My lunch was a cherry pepsi and a can of turkey chili.

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  22. moe99 said on October 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks, Dorothy. If I can’t make it go away by whining on the phone, I will ask you. I had a deli attendant at the grocery store tell me last night she couldn’t listen to my voice. Not a choice, my friend. Not a choice….

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  23. Deborah said on October 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I arrived home from work a little after 9 pm tonight and just had a bowl of shredded wheat cereal for dinner. This business of being the only one left in my department because of lay-offs is really getting old. Deadlines out the wazoo. I was up at 4 this morning because of the stress. I guess I’m thankful I have a job but sometimes I honestly wish I’d get laid-off. End of whining.

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  24. crazycatlady said on October 23, 2009 at 12:25 am

    It drives me crazy at work when my co-workers order food delivered. Especially Chinese food. I would love to eat, but my Irritable stomach cannot handle food and work without explosive consequences. So the smells of forbidden food drive me insane. And when I’m home, I forget about getting some chinese food for myself because I’m alone all day. —–> Moe- You could have told that deli clerk ” I have cancer, what’s your excuse for being rude?” Hopefully she would think twice about talking to customers that way.

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