Monday, September 3, 2012

No, Really? Our Trip, Henri II Paw de Deux.

You know I’m really worried, there is a poor man stuck at the airport (which airport?) who is carrying a large sum of money for me but has lost my address. spamWhat on earth is he going to do. Meanwhile there are a number of banks, many in Nigeria, but one or two from England or other places, who are anxious to send me my multi million dollar inheritances. Not only that, there are my friends in Christ who also want to send me millions of dollars to do something or other. Whilst I am waiting for all this money to arrive, I can buy penis enlarging products which I guess I would have to pass on to my husband as they are no use to me. I could also pass on the addresses of the various chicks looking for love unless I decided to change my orientation of course. Hadn’t thought of that. Really and truly, is there anyone out there stupid enough to fall for all this stuff? I hope not, but then they keep on so I suppose some of it must be successful. Luckily most of this goes to my spam folder, but I check it periodically to make sure something which isn’t spam hasn’t gone there by mistake.

Today is Labour Day in Canada, Labor Day in the States. To us, its just another day. But if you are having a day off, I hope the weekend has been good to you. We are now in countdown mode as we leave on Friday for our two week visit to North Carolina. At our ages,  “how many pills do I need to last” is one of our primary concerns. It is one of the joys of aging. I think I have already told you that the only thing golden about the Golden Years is your pee. The medical world hasn’t yet come up with a way to make these years pain free. Pumping pain pills isn’t really the best idea.

This year I have booked The Red Roof Inn for our stops on the way and on the Red Roof Winchesterreturn,  never stayed there before. I have checked them in the bed bug registry too, all clear. Excellent web site. Their central booking number always sticks with me, 1-800-THE ROOF. Don’t know if they have a restaurant attached. I went to look and ended up reading reviews of this hotel which were somewhat negative which makes me wonder if I have made a mistake booking the place. I have emailed their customer service for information. I have since read more reviews which were favourable, so hopefully it will be OK. There seems to be a continental breakfast but no restaurant. However we already know of two, a Perkins at Best Western and an excellent Chinese restaurant right next door to Motel 8 where we stayed last year. They couldn’t take us this year which, considering how early I booked, was a surprise.

I just came across this cat video which is apparently a winner. I love it. If you are a cat person, I am sure you will too. Henri II Paw de Deux. It won the first cat video festival.

How odd, Sunday Matt had to go for an MRI which they said would take two hours, it ended up only taking one. Wonder why? It was of his brain (after all the TRIs) so maybe they didn’t find one LOL. His specialist will get the pix but we won’t be here.

This is the flank steak recipe we used on Saturday night, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Matt thought the meat was rather tough, being flank steak, it is tougher than other meats of course.

Marinated Flank Steak

1/2 cup vegetable oilMarinated Flank Steak
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 lbs flank steak

1. In a medium bowl, mix the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, and ground black pepper. Place meat in a shallow glass dish. Pour marinade over the steak, turning meat to coat thoroughly. Cover, and refrigerate for 6 hours.

2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

3. Oil the grill grate. Place steaks on the grill, and discard the marinade. Grill meat for 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

4. Allow to rest 10 minutes after removing from the grill

Servings: 6

Author: GUYCON

Author Notes
A wonderful flank steak on the grill recipe I invented that friends just love! My girls think this is great, and it doesn't take long to grill. This also works great when sliced and used for fajitas."

Have a great day



  1. Love the cat video .... Henri is so 'world weary' - just like a few humans I know LOL

    Know what you mean about the spammers - when you have a free half-day(!!) check out the website called
    a guide to turning the tables on Nigerians

    1. I will do that Sue, when I have that free half day.

      There is supposed to be an even better cat video. Henri III I haven't seen it yet.

  2. Oh, I get those spam emails too. Some of them crack me up--I normally don't do much more than read the title and laugh and delete.

    Cute video.

    I've stayed at Red Roof a couple of times. The ones I stayed at were nice enough. I never thought to check the bedbug hotline--not that I've stayed in a lot of hotels in the past year. I'll have to remember that for when I start attending conferences again. :-)

    Safe journeys to NC and have fun!


    1. I guess everyone gets those emails, but they do take up a lot of wasted space and one wonders what's the point if everyone just deletes them.

      Thanks for the good wishes for our vacation.