Wednesday, April 2

A short day... for PASTA

Today the shingles pain had dialed up another notch so I only put in a few hours at Taproot this morning. I came home and started the process of making "Pasta Salad". (Which as my mother pointed out isn't anything "special" per se, it's more of a "lets put X and X that we have in the fridge into the salad!") I've been craving something like this for a while and honestly I don't think I've eaten as much food as I did tonight in a long time.

The thing I like about Pasta Salad is that it contains all sorts of things, they all taste pretty good together, and it is WONDERFULLY colorful. My version, this time around, contains: Pasta (duh), Italian dressing, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, pepperoni, garlic, olives, and corn. Combined that with some "Italian Seasoning", garlic powder, touch of salt and pepper and a bit more olive oil. The great thing about this salad is the longer it sits the better it tastes. I have no problem having this for lunches (Breakfasts?) for the next couple of days, in fact I am looking forward to it. (And you carb haters out there will probably freak out when I say that I will probably have a nice slice of bread to go with that as well.)

This of course is not the first time I happen to have spent a little extra time making up this delightful salad.

The next couple days my boss at NSB is going to be gone so I will be "minding the fortress" while he is away. NSB people have a strange way of coming up with strange problems that suddenly and miraculously fix themselves. Thus I am not overly worried about having too many things on my plate while he is gone. (Have fun in Oklahoma Erik...)

Picked up a book on Python programming this afternoon as well. Reminds me of the first time I opened up a programming book with the intent of teaching myself a thing or two. QBasic for Beginners. Yep. Good times... gosh that must have been more than 15 years ago now. I've tried QBasic, C++, Visual Basic, Perl, and now Python. I am hoping that Python will stick and my desire to use it will be such that I actually DO use it. I would go back to trying QBasic, but that has no application in anything other than DOS 6.x... and even then probably not THAT much application.

Thank you all for your continued prayers on my behalf. These shingles aren't making life any easier at the moment, but these too shall pass right?




  1. The pasta is amazingly delicious!! Which is good, because Ben made enough for 8 or 10 people :)

  2. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Ben and Lisa -
    Add some pecans to the pasta salad sometime - great favor and texture enhancement!!
    Holly Campbell (Adrian's mom)


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