Friday, January 16, 2009

An Interesting Burger

Tonight a group of us met and ate at Red Robin. You can order steamed veggies instead of fries-and they are quite nasty. I ordered a burger with no bun that had bleu cheese, bacon, chopped cabbage and carrots,onion sticks and was topped with an egg. I smashed some of the nasty steamed veggies on for health and ate about half of it.

I've never stuck an egg on top of a burger before-it was a new experience and I quite like it once I got past that odd way it looked. The cabbage and carrots could have used a little coleslaw dressing on it-cabbage and carrots in and of themselves are kind of bleah-even a vinagrette would have given it a little zing. However, the cabbage and the onion sticks (I really only ate a few) are now dueling about mid-intestine. Clearly this is not a meal for a first date.......

Oliver has been full of himself ever since I played WII tennis last night and killed a spectator. I was so surprised I shouted "SHIT, I just killed a spectator" and he picked up on the SHIT word and has enjoyed it thoroughly ever since. He enjoys a good game of WII Sport almost as much as I do.

Moon and I are going to Eastern Oklahoma tomorrow to look at a pup prospect. I've had a deposit down for some time and this might be a good time to housebreak a new one. Moon is doing great at guard dog duty, but when he does shotgun duty with me, he can't be a guard dog at home. So, my solution is to have rotating border collies-one for the house, and one for the car. Also, I just really want another BC-I enjoy working with them.

Yes, I LIKE it-and I know people who have more dogs than I do. So THERE. And while it would appear that I have an ever growing dog population, I lost two last year so we would really be about the same. Yes, I'm rationalizing.

8 comments:

Hopper said...

Hey Deb... what's happening... got a post up you may want to have a little look at... sort of about the Crow... wondering about her writing myself...

And yeah... just how many dogs do you own there now? How many creatures in total? You're such a nature bug... it reminds me of growing up...

So nice to go back...

JP

Mim said...

no justification needed for more dogs in my book. You keep em healthy and happy,
I'm not so sure about the egg/burger thing - a bit rich?
Good luck with the pup - let us know.

Debra Kay said...

I'm pushing off the puppy viewing for another week-I woke up with a raging sore throat, dry eyes, etc....and I have a riding lesson tomorrow so I have to HEAL today...LOL.

I had to eat the "burger" in tiny bites-I think if it were eaten in the traditinal way, with a bun and huge bites, it would be a puke in the making.

Hopper, I'm on my way over now.

kj said...

deb, i'm now in the habit of bunless cheeseburgers and if i can get carmelized onions on them, all the better. before this southbeach diet, i hardly ate red meat. i've lost 36 pounds and am happy about it!

re justifying dogs, forgetaboutit! just do what you want to do and can do and feel the love!

:)

Debra Kay said...

It's funny, the lack of bread is one thing I really thought would be tough with this lap band, and it's not. If I truly want bread, I can take the time to toast it, chew it properly, etc, but it's generally too much of a hassle if I'm eating other things like a burger too. Every now and then I drag the toaster out and carefully eat a piece of toast, but it's like a once a year thing and I enjoy that toast like a fine steak.

soulbrush said...

you have such a lot of love to give, you could never have enough dogs. heal that throat soon. xx

studio lolo said...

I would never in a million years question you and your pet decisions. (You're one of the few!) I think any creature that ends up being fortunate enough to live with you would lead a story book life ;)
Follow your heart. You'll know the right time and the right pup.

And WOW...Oliver picks up new words pronto!

Debra Kay said...

Oliver picks up new words way too fast-I'm a much more lady like person now that he's around. I cuss like a sailor, but I don't enjoy or think it's funny to teach animals to cuss, it's like teaching kids to cuss.