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Hot Saturday

The paper says its going to be 109 degrees today. At 12:45pm the thermometer outside say 103 so we'll see what happens later on.

[Update: The thermometer said 112.]

Last night I turned the leftover grilled chicken and eggplant into a spaghetti sauce with the help of some obliging capers. I was almost finished when I realised I hadn't put garlic in as usual. Hmm. It was pretty good, a little on the wet side but breadcrumbs helped. It was also salty. Where did the salt come from? The capers? I didn't add any. Maybe the grilled marinade on the chicken was salty.

Tonight, I have decided to turn the leftover grilled beef and red/green peppers into chili. I actually wanted to do this last night but I started way too late. This time, I think I will have enough time. Planning ahead... actually, I have this hankering to visit the Ann Road Albertson and get some "real" green chili and put them in, let it simmer for a couple of hours.

I need to go shopping anyway, I need some milk. 

Last night I watched _Making The Band_. Worst editing ever. The "storyline" was obviously contrived because you could see band-member Trevor's hairstyle alternating all through the episode, they didn't even try to explain it.

Later, _Starship Troopers_ was on, and once again I was reminded how much I enjoyed this movie. It's not often that the director's tongue is so firmly placed in their cheek. Usually they take themselves much too seriously. (c.f. _Lost In Space_.)

Strange thing - I was walking outside this morning to post the water bill before the mail came, and noticed that at the bottom end of our cul-de-sac is a huge red inflatable bouncy castle. The street is rapidly filling up with cars (and not visiting the secret-agent  neighbours on the corner for once) so I wonder what is going on.