Friday, September 21, 2007

We eat our eggs and bacon with pasta!

OK, maybe not all the time, but tonight we had this for dinner

which is a take on Rachel Ray's Spaghetti Carbonara.

She makes hers with Pancetta, but all I had was turkey bacon (the poor man's pancetta). Yum-O!

This was sitting outside the back door last night.

Isn't he lovely? This is a cicada. I made the comment to Andy that it must be a HE since his colors are more flashy than the other cicadas I've seen. After reading about them I found out that only the males make the noise. (Typical!) He doesn't look very big, but he must have been about 3 inches long. The noise around here has been positively deafening from these little buggers! We have a lot of trees in our yard, and they love to roost in them to serenade us.

If you would like to hear what noise they make, this lady has recorded them, but she talks the whole time, too. Her talking is actually more annoying than the cicadas.

Did any of you watch Survivor last night? I'm so out of touch with what is going on in the world that I didn't even know it started last night, but Andy let it slip when he called me on his way home. This is pretty much my only TV indulgence. I'm not one of those crazy buff-creating fans, but I like the competitiveness (and short duration) of the show. I had a couple issues with this show, which were brought up in this article, also. If you know you are going to be on SURVIVOR, dress the part!!! PLEASE!! Heels? Dresses? No BRA? Give me a break. And as ripped as some of these guys are, I don't want to see them in their boxer briefs! OK, maybe I do, but don't tell Andy! Or you ladies in just your bras (those who remembered to wear them). Unfortunately, the show is on at 7:00 here, BEFORE bedtime for the animals in the zoo. Between the scantily clad contestants and the commercials for "How I Met Your Mother" where Doogie Howser asks a girl, "Do you want to have sex?" I was about ready to shut the TV off for good. Gone are the days when we can watch Survivor with the kids. But then again, maybe we never could, what with Richard Hatch running around NaKed and all. I guess I'll tape it next week.


Amy said...

Annie, cool photo of the cicada! I watched Survivor and was hoping the waitress from NYC would be the one voted off, she was sooo incredibly annoying! Amy

Jen said...

Oh yum! The carbonara not the cicada. That is one of my favorite dishes. Thanks for stopping by my blog Annie!

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