Had a quick trip to Dallas visiting family and home. Highlights from Dallas:
The Sixth Floor Museum, formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository. I’m a bit torn on this one. I really liked it at first but the emotion connected to it left a bad aftertaste. It took me a day or two to realize that the problem with it is that even though the exhibits are mostly dedicated to JFK, you are ultimately put into the vantage point of an assassin. It’s one of the saddest museums I have been to since I visited the Holocaust Museum in D.C.
Meso Maya. Good mexican food. Good atmosphere. The pollo con mole made me want to go back. Immediately.
Zaguan Bakery & Cafe. I was staying really close to this so it was my coffee and cachito place. Nothing like a couple of cortados to start the day.
Returned last night to 30 degree weather. WTF winter? It’s mid-April. Go home!
Third Nor’easter in as many weeks. And at the moment it’s looking like we’re about to get 2 feet of snow dumped on us. And Mrs. C is stuck in another state. (Her flight home tomorrow is canceled. So I did the only thing I could think of that made sense. Shakshuka!!
Mrs. C isn’t a fan because she hates egg yolks. Which kind of makes me wonder what the hell is wrong with her but to each their own. On the plus side, when she’s out of town, it’s Shakshuka time!
(Only eggs on one side because I’ll reheat it tomorrow and add fresh eggs to cook then…. If I have power at least.)
Stay safe people.
What’s your comfort food that you can make in a matter of minutes?
Croque Monsieur! It’s the perfect melted cheesy/bechamel/ham goodness that is fairly easy to make and smothers you in cheesy goodness.
What’s something you have given up forever?
Soda. Soda was something I drank constantly. I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve had a coke. And I’m 50lbs lighter than when I gave it up. (That’s not all soda weight though, I also stopped going to fast food places and started more exercise but that’s a different post)
What’s your unpopular opinions?
Beer is overrated. Sports are boring. I don’t care enough about Star Wars (unless you’re talking about the holy trinity) to watch the latest trailer.
What are your distractions from Trump destroying the world?
I picked up a new game for PS4. Well, a new game for me at least. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It’s a fine game. Not too addictive but just enough fun to take my mind off of anything going on in the world for an hour or two. I wish there weren’t so many cut scenes though. But the storyline is fine.
So that. And alcohol. It doesn’t make anything better but it slows the descent into madness. Or increases it. I don’t know.