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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Carbs and Capers


Technically, the carbs were Sunday, but that was Blog Jog day, and they were overlooked. Since Om has to watch what he eats, and I have to keep fighting the weight issue when I'm not hiking, we don't do this very often. But, Sunday was a chilly, rainy, November day. As a child, the first fall day that really felt nasty was always pancake day. So, I made a batch. We like them thin. I put cranberries in them. Om likes his with warm store-bought syrup. I had dandelion syrup on mine.

We stood in the kitchen and ate them as they came off the griddle. That's not very "romantic," but it's wonderful to have really hot pancakes!

skiing down grassy slope

Now for the capers. Oh, you thought I meant the kind you can eat? You should know by now that I'll try to get a twist in the title! The capers are the kind you "cut," as in fooling around. There IS a reason I was doing this, as part of a video application for a job. I don't think I have a chance in the world of getting it, but I'd regret not even trying for a long time. That's all I'll say right now.

So, Om helped me make two little videos. The temperature was about 30 degrees, so that's good for the skiing, but we're a little short on snow yet. Yes, this is a joke. Don't worry if you are confused.

skiing down grassy slope

But, with a good camera angle it sure looks like I'm flying down that grassy slope.

biking down grassy slope

The next caper looks much more suitable for the day. However, please recall my report on the temperature. I was FREEZING! Om said he was too, but I didn't feel very sorry for him- he had on long pants, coat, gloves, hat.

OK... you should go cut some capers of your own now.

biking down grassy slope

See Dandelion Syrup and a Great Surprise


mizztraveller said...

Omg ur very active cycling in this age. But becareful dear . GOD bless

RNSANE said...

Joan, you are so hysterical...and you have a smile on your face in that cold weather. It is really chilly here tonight. I went to pick my son up at the train since his "grannymobile" ( my mom gave him her car when he started college eight years ago and it finally wouldn't pass the smog check so the Feds gave him $1000 for it ) is no longer. I nearly died because is was 45 degrees out...not normal for these parts though our winter nights usually get down to 55!

Ann said...

the pancakes look good, we like to have them for dinner every now and then.
You may have been freezing but you look like you were having fun. Can't wait to hear more about your capers

rainfield61 said...

Look like you are still having a good time in that cold weather.

Gina Alfani said...

Love this post! You look so happy, content and having a good time cycling :-)

When I make pancakes, lots of them don't make it to the plate . . . I eat them plain as I'm cooking. mmmmm

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!


The Oceanside Animals said...

That reminds me, I should get my old GT out of the garage and take it for a spin ...

vanilla said...

Bare knees? It's lined jeans for me this time of year!

spinninglovelydays said...

Pancake day sounds like a good tradition, and I'm really curious about the taste of dandelion syrup (I think you had a guessing game about that before). I was feeling hopeful about your skiing in the grass picture, lol. While snow may be impossible here, we do have plenty of grass. :D

Sharkbytes said...

Hi wintergurl! Thanks for your concern. I try not to to be exceedingly stupid, but I need so risk to be alive.

Carmen!- "grannymobile" I love it! Hey, hysterical is one of the best things I've been called. Thanks!

Ann- I WAS having fun. Hope I can share soon.

rainfield- well, I was having a good time, but I wouldn't have stayed out for a long ride in shorts!

Gina- Yup... pancakes are yummiest right off the griddle! Thanks for stopping by.

Dennis- Do I detect the beginning of another story?

vanilla- for hubby too. He's always cold.

Ivy- the grass was slow and rough. Not recommended!

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