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Yes ... it's chili up on my roof ...

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I'VE GOT SUCH GREAT FRIENDS - I REALLY MEAN THAT!


I was thinking about that about an hour ago when I came down to stir the pot of chili I've been cooking today. Oh sure, I like chili any time, even in 90 degree heat ... but I won't brag about my chili - I do too much of that already.

Well, I began to think of why I share these little slices of my life, and the nice people I "talk to" electronically. I'm reminded that no matter how pathetic and hopeless my life is, that it's not going to stop them from giving me a little jab occasionally or poking me in the eye when I need it.

Recently, my sometimes cyber twin (we often think so much alike) Kat declined my recipe for my frosty lemon tea because she was afraid it might make her kids hyper. I wasn't in the least offended, and I understood completely. I thought back to another wonderful person, adorable, caring, and sensitive Kelly who took the opportunity to poke fun at my yellow table, the story of which I'll never divulge because I'd have all of you crying. I knew she was teasing (being honest but teasing). I had a nice laugh at that. And, of course, always alert and sometimes excruciatingly funny (sometimes just alert - sometimes just excruciating *lol*) Christine responded to my reporting about the recent heat wave by suggesting I do some of my cooking up on the roof. Hee hee hee! Oh, how I just love that girl! Uh, lady!!

Oh yes ... you all help keep me grounded, and for that I am so grateful. I know you do it because you suspect I like to play and have a sense of humor too ... which I do, and I love you all for not patronizing me just because of my pitiful condition. After all, I am an immensely lucky guy, considering I seem to have been cursed.

Anyway, here's a little something I cooked up especially for you guys, and all the other friends I have too who help me see the bright side of things:


Chili&Tea

Now, I brought up that frozen mug of frosty lemonade/tea last but it already began to defrost in the 100 degree plus heat over that black tar paper. I've been rebuilding the area over my breezeway so that it'll be water tight before I begin re-roofing the area over the main part of my home.

That lemonade/tea, btw, is crystallized throughout, almost like a slushy, made by my own natural special method (no food processors, etc), and so refreshing it makes you happy to be alive. I make a big jug of it every day for when I'm working.

The chili is a long-time specialty, slow-cooked and, if I'd had any red beans frozen from last week, I'd made a small batch of chili beans. I ate them all, however, and they were very good. Now, I think my little table actually looks pretty good but, if it makes you feel any better, the neighbors thought I was pretty funny up there eating my chili on my bright little table. Of course, it's nice to get any kind of reaction around here these days, so I'll take it.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this little post ... I can't do much to have real fun, but I try to make the best of things and have fun in my own way. And, of course, how I enjoy all my friends! I think they really understand me - sometimes.

I was feeling no pain, feeling good in my brain
I looked in her eyes, they were full of surprise
Last night, talking about last night
Last night, talking about last night


:)

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goodall
Jun. 4th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
What is sprinkled on top of your chili? Green pepper, or avocado?

metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 4th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
No, that's chopped green onion tops. I have green pepper cooked in the chili itself and usually add a little raw red or yellow onion to garnish but I was out. I might put avocado the next time I make one of my wraps though.
miss_kat_1968
Jun. 4th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a picture! May I join you on your roof for dinner sometime? I'm not keen on heights, but your food makes my mouth water, and I'm sure the discussion will alay my fears. *g*

And, I didn't realize it was lemonade/tea. It looks fantastic and thirst quenching for these hot days. If I ask sweetly, could you send me the recipe? Pretty please?

And, the cybertwin refrence made me smile wide. Everyone go awwww now. :) Thank you.
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 4th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
You don't know how doing this post made me laugh and laugh. It's like I wanted people to go ... huh? What did he mean by that? Is this supposed to be funny? Sarcastic? I wonder if anyone will pick up on the tools and implements scattered around my little table. Of course, you know how demented I can be so even if you don't get it you know it's just me laughing (at myself mostly).

Oh, the recipe? Hhmmm, now that was the second time I'd been insulted so maybe I should think about this a little. ;) All seriousness aside, how badly do you want it? ***ROFWTIME***

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crystalgee
Jun. 5th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
mmm that chili does look good.. as does the lemonade.

Just be careful up there and don't get overheated okay?
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 5th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Yep, I'm the chili specialist here ... my dad made it for years when I was a kid and I make my own version. I like his a lot too ... it's more soupy and milder but very good too. He puts a secret ingredient in it to make it smoother but I can't say what it is.
xinexine72
Jun. 5th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
Wait, how can it be chili and hot at the same time?
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 5th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME! (I think) ... but I can't figure her out! **LOL**

Now, did you miss the little music reference? I'll tell you about it later if you want to listen ... also something I found while making a comment a little while ago to Marlene's recent post. **BIG CLUE**

Hope your day was a nice one. I always kind of enjoyed Sundays myself.
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el_jefe59
Jun. 5th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
That chili looks good! I think it would be lethal if Melinda ate it, though.....
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 5th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
I take that to mean you don't think it would be lethal to Melinda, otherwise you'd have asked me for the recipe.

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theresaboo
Jun. 5th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
=)
There you go again witht he food, good thing I had breakfast =).
tera00
Jun. 5th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh we sincerely enjoy you and all of your fun. We love the food you post too. Most of us keep drooling the day away with Ed around.

Always,
B
countessgregula
Jun. 6th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Yes we do Sis!
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draculagirl007
Jun. 5th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Hello
Cool beans!!! I love your icons. And your interestes are really great too. Awesome.
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
Re: Hello
Thank you, oh child of the undead. :) You have a lot of unusual interests yourself for someone born in 1989 (no offense intended). I think that's great. What do you like about the 30's?
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countessgregula
Jun. 6th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Mmmmmm...chili and frosty lemon tea sounds tasty!!! I had a BBQ pulled pork sammich at Smokin' Woody's for lunch today with fries and coleslaw and that was tasty toooooo....
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, Linda. Now pulled pork is a favorite of mine too. I was on a kick where I'd cook a pork roast in my pressure cooker or crock pot, add a lot of seasonings and b-b-q sauce, and make barbeque sandwiches. Smokin' Woody's a great name. :)
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tniassaint
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
Ahhhhh

a workman’s lunch

E brings me things when I work out in the yard...

She's good to me like that.

Unlike you I would not be able to rely on friends and neighbors, etc.

BTW - Now I have Fruit Pies from The Crescent City to add to the woman's cravings.

Thanks - I had the apple - it was great.
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 6th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Uh, I'll just let that comment about the friends and neighbors pass. **lol** I'd be more than willing to trade the who kit and kaboodle for a doting wife (especially with deep pockets). *ROF* Fat chance!

Glad you liked the pie and even happier I could give E something else to obsess on. Anything to make the ladies happy, I always say. :) Did you really get to pick your own flavor fruit?
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