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Friday was very busy, upgraded from the expected 'somewhat busy'.

We had lunch at Los Lupes with several of Vogon's coworkers, which will probably be added to our regular favorites. I was thrilled to see lengua on their regular menu and cabrito as one of the daily specials. (If you have to ask what those are, you probably don't want to know.)

I had planned to get some typing done in the afternoon, but was only partway through one of the pieces by the end of the school day and my accuracy goes way down when the midget talks at me while I'm trying to read copy. FedEx helpfully showed up with a perishable package while we were out picking her up from school, so I had to take her down to the office with me to retrieve it and figure out what had to go in the fridge and freezer straightaway. While we were picking it up, I was surprised to find the FlyLady purchase I'd made after Christmas had arrived too.

Vogon drove Laurel and I over to the elementary school to help with setup for the pack's Pinewood Derby, saving us the time (and fuss) we would have spent walking. Laurel was well-behaved and colored while I wiped down the assembled track and, after asking several times when the food would be there, was thrilled when the food sales were set up. Shortly after we finished eating, her best friend V. arrived with her family and the girls spent the rest of the meeting snacking and coloring with a couple of other kindergarteners that were there. When it was time to leave, we left the coloring books and travel crayon case with her friend.

Vogon picked us up from the Pinewood Derby to head over to kerbeetle's birthday party. Unfortunately, I have a headache today (sinuses, not from overindulging), so I'll blog about it sometime in the next few days with the two photos I took. You know I was really enjoying things if I forgot to take pictures! Also, I recognized blimey85 from his user icon. Heh.

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As predicted by a commenter last year when I posted about it, the Lost Buildings DVD that was pledge bait last year (KERA offered it at the $100 level) is now available for sale from the This American Life online store. Would that I had not spent most of the money I got for Christmas on some legal paperwork... but what's spent is spent. I hope it's still available in August.

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popcornoblivion
Jan. 15th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
Cabrito is goat stew, right? And lengua is ox tongue.
(You can tell I buy produce at the Mexican market!)
oddharmonic
Jan. 15th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
When it's on restuarant menus, cabrito is usually roasted goat (young goat, hence the diminutive -ito ending).

Vogon does not appreciate how good lengua tacos are, so I get my fill every time I visit my parents or family in California.
jessis
Jan. 15th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
I had planned to get some typing done in the afternoon, but was only partway through one of the pieces by the end of the school day and my accuracy goes way down when the midget talks at me while I'm trying to read copy.

Do you do this for a job or are you just practicing?
oddharmonic
Jan. 15th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
Volunteer work; I was typing up meeting minutes I'd taken.
revme
Jan. 15th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
I could kinda tell what Lingua was just from the name, but I had to look up Cabrito. Which actually didn't sound too awfully disgusting or anything. I just like that the first thing on google for it was something about "Texas Goat Sauce". And, man, that's a great phrase.

Also -- was I the commenter? Because it sounds like something I'd say. Like about that one Mr. Rogers DVD. Though, you know, that was totally worth it.
oddharmonic
Jan. 16th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
I was hoping it wouldn't squick too many of my readers. In general, I've found my taste in Mexican delicacies tends to squick the average person, which is too bad because goat is good eatin'.


Also -- was I the commenter? Because it sounds like something I'd say. Like about that one Mr. Rogers DVD. Though, you know, that was totally worth it.

The commenter was angrykeyboarder, although you probably said the same thing to me outside of LJ somewhere.

I put the Mr. Rogers DVD on my NetFlix queue, but it's way down there and I still haven't watched the first two movies since I decided to putz around the house last night when I had the chance to watch one. Silly me.
livinginoctober
Jan. 16th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
I need to open my mind to trying new foods. I'm picky. :)
saarlander
Jan. 16th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
I personally think that the pinewood derby was the high point of cub scouts.
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