joy magnetism: Pass the pepper - GAR Day #7

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pass the pepper - GAR Day #7

Magnet #90 - Red Hot Chile Peppers

So, tonight would have been a gourmet dinner in Las Cruces, New Mexico. According to various sources, including Neil Patrick Harris (a native New Mexican), there's nothing like New Mexican cuisine. Figured this magnet was weirdly fitting, though you epicurious folks don't get on me if this picture isn't really NM peppers.

I had plans for today's blog, people! One plan was to have already received my Doctor Who magnets - so that I could use either a much-hated (by me) Dalek or a silly Cyberman as my honor of our Roswell stop. Yep, we're on Day 16 of the great Doctor Who magnetwatch. Instead of taking the QE2 from the UK, I think Forbidden Planet UK may have ordered the magnets to be shipped directly from China, and clicked the slow boat option.

The other plan was to blog about Roswell, the show. Another of my WB favorites. Yes, I'm ignoring the UPN broadcast of the show. Didn't we all? A couple of years ago, I had a mini-obsession with Roswell and Michael and Maria, and little Katie Heigl, playing Isabel (whom I loved)...and even little Emilie de Ravin, playing Tess (whom I hated).

Yes, I'm ignoring Liz and Max. Didn't we all? Well, all except for the part where Liz met Max and then was promptly shot in the tummy with love. (/tm TWoP recap, though I can't find the original reference!)

And, the third plan was to blog about White Sands National Monument. Dudes - there are 275 square miles of desert, and it has the largest gypsum dune field. They have a missile range, which sometimes renders the park closed to the public! How cool! And yet everything I know about White Sands is because of the movie Spacecamp, where the kids remembered they could land the shuttle at White Sands, because Columbia had to land there in 82! Shut it. I promise, it was a great movie!

Of course, the real plan all along was to actually be blogging from New Mexico. (It's really ok...I don't like spicy foods, so I probably would have passed on the peppers anyway.) So here I sit with my weirdly appropriate Gourmet magnet, trying to remember how I ended up with Gourmet magnets to begin with. But in the absence of a real magnet from NM, this one will do in a pinch.

GAR Track of the Day: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Road Trippin'
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1 comment:

Jackie said...

I have 18 years worth of Gourmet mags on my book shelf. I only use recipes consistantly from only 3 of them. I don't have a Gourmet magnet though.