Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Hey, did you know that today is the The Great Mofo Delurk? Because it is. So I thought this might be a splendid time for us to get to know each other---or rather for me to get to know you---because Internet, I love reading your comments, and I love hearing your stories, and I love discovering your blogs, and every time someone e-mails me and says "I read your blog but never comment," I think "well, how am I supposed to return the favor and get to know you then?"
Because that's all the blogging community is, isn't it, a bunch of people looking out for each other and commiserating and congratulating and finding each other and becoming friends and making their significant other roll their eyes just a little when they reveal they were up until midnight looking at pictures of so-and-so's kitchen remodel or worrying about so-and-so's son. That's how I feel, anyway. I'm so grateful to you all for reading, and for letting me get a peek into your lives as well with the stories and anecdotes you leave in the comments section like little wrapped-up gifts.
So I'm going to ask a question---a really, really easy question---and in the spirit of The Great Mofo Delurk, I'd be overjoyed if you'd answer that question. If you want to leave me a URL so I can check out your blog as well, that would be great. If not, no worries, I'm just happy to know you're there. (Come to think of it, where are you? Maybe you could tell me that too. It would probably make my day if you were in, like, Uruguay or something. Or New Hampshire. I've never met anyone from New Hampshire, although I've always been a little bit thrilled that the state motto is "live free or die." It's just so...absolute, isn't it? Live free! Or die! No room for maneuver or compromise with those New Hampshire-ites, apparently. Which is something to admire, I suppose.)
So here's the question: what did you have for dinner last night? Bonus points if it involved ice cream. For both courses.
I'll go first: we had Trader Joe's organic wholewheat pasta (that's the San Francisco in us coming out) with Trader Joe's pesto. And a diet coke. And maybe three caramel chocolates (each) from a large bag that my mother brought me from Marks & Spencers in Singapore. Maybe. Although if I'd known I was going to be asking this question, I would have made sure we had something far more fancy. Or at least that I was a better liar.
But what did you have for dinner last night, lurkers and delurkers? Answer me that.
(Also, while I'm asking, if anyone knows how to get tea out of a seagrass rug, I might quite like that information too. You know, just in case. Like, for the future. If perhaps I one day happen to spill a cup of tea on a seagrass rug, say. Waaaay in the future, I mean. Like maybe yesterday afternoon.)

Oct 03, 2007

well, i've commented before, but only a few times. and i don't have a blog or i'd totally link to it. i do have a myspace though, so if you are on there, send me a friend request! but you have to search by my e-mail address. see how difficult i make everything? ;) my dinner was very boring and only consisted of progresso chicken soup with rotini. and a glass of water! yum! being pregnant has kind of killed my ability to eat anything fancy. and i live in phoenix, case you were wondering. yay for mofo delurking day!!

Oct 03, 2007

Forgot to add - I'm from Charlottesville, Virginia.

Oct 03, 2007

A warmed up boca brat with no bun. All my buns were frozen and I felt like this particular meal of left overs really didn't deserve the extra effort of defrosting. For dessert I had 5 popsicles of the frozen-liquid-in-plastic-sleeve variety.

Enthusiastic reader, rare commenter.
Madison, WI

Oct 03, 2007

Delurking! I'm also live in San Francisco and I love you blog. Last night I had my cousins visiting (from the UK) and they requested a cheap dinner so I brought them to Nick's Crispy Tacos. I had the tortilla soup (so good) and beer. And then another beer, because it was Tuesday so why not!

Oct 03, 2007

Last night we had butternut squash soup and gingersnaps. Random, but oh so tasty.

My college roommate was from New Hampshire. Does that count for anything?

Oct 03, 2007

I actually COOKED last night, for the first time in EVER, so I am compelled to answer: pasta with tomato cream sauce, sausage and caesar salad out of a bag. (I wasn't going to be too ambitious.)

Oct 03, 2007

Oops - meant love *your* blog. See, that's why I've never "delurked" before!

Oct 03, 2007

I made some baked pasta with lots of cheese. It was excellent, if I do say so myself.

Oct 03, 2007

I've commented before, but i believe once it was to say that my husband was instructed by your man in nuclear power school and that I too lived in Charleston once, and I figured that probably creeped you out a bit, so I didn't really comment again after that.

Last night we had mexican pork roast on tortillas with cheese and guac. yum.

Oct 03, 2007

A portion of a slice of brie and some Trader Joe's hummus interchangeably with table water crackers.

Oct 03, 2007

Odd, as I was just about to write about last night's dinner on my own blog, it being one of the few nights a year when I get to experience the peculiar thrill of dining out alone. Last night I treated myself to pork steamed buns, followed by local savoy cabbage, apples, and garlic sausage in a delicious spicy broth at Momofuku Noodle Bar here in New York.

I rounded it off with a dessert of eavesdropping on other people's conversations.

Oct 03, 2007

Hmmm let's see... I had Tomato Basil Penne Hamburger Helper, Vanilla Coke, and coffee ice cream for dessert.

And I love your blog.

And I've always wanted to go to New Hampshire. But I live on the West Coast.

Oct 03, 2007

Delurking to astound you with last night's menu. Sainsburys Thai Green Curry for one, followed by lazy persons ready to eat Melon bowl.

I'm from Somerset in the UK, Oooooaarrrrrr!

Oct 03, 2007

Hi! We had beef stroganoff with egg noodles last night. (The very best recipe for stroganoff EVER, which I found on the blog Suburban Turmoil.) And for dessert we had pumpkin pie brownies, which were good, but not as delicious as I was hoping they would be. Tonight I think we may need some vanilla ice cream on the side. Oh and I'm from Chicago. And since I am delurking today, may I also say thank you for all of your wonderful stories. You are really a phenomenal writer and if I had to pick only one blog to read - yours would be the one!

Oct 03, 2007

We had four cheese tortellini with sun dried tomato alfredo sauce and garlic bread.

I'm in Fort Worth, Texas. I really enjoy your blog!

Oct 03, 2007

So... many... comments! I'm envious! I read your blog from my home office in Gainesville, Florida. And last night I had roast beef with garlicky potatoes, a la Nigella Lawson.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi Holly!

Let me start with the prerequisite declaration of "I love your blog but this is my first time leaving a comment." I, unfortunately, do not have a blog I can direct you to but I can tell you that last night I ate leftovers from Sunday dinner at my parents’ house (which is incidentally, in New Hampshire.)

So, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the state motto has been changed to “You are going to love it here.” I know, I know. I’m disappointed as well but I guess the NH government decided that “live free or die” might be slightly too hardcore-which of course is what made it such a great motto in the first place. I do actually “love it here” in New Hampshire (or more accurately, Boston, MA, which is where I am living now.) Really, all of New England has my vote as a great place to live or visit.

I know leftovers are sort of lame…but so definitely appreciated when one is returning home from work and then school at 10pm and is starving. I did finish my little meal with Ben and Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream which I think takes my chicken-and-half-a-baked-potato meal from a boring 4 on the meal scale to at least a 7.6.

So, ta-da! I’m “delurked” and thank you for writing for the internet. Your blog is a regular in my morning reading!


Oh…and I am planning to visit San Francisco at the end of December so any advice as to activities, places to eat and/or stay you want to pass along would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Oct 03, 2007

HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN WINGS, BABY! I felt the need to scream that. Because they were very good. We also had a healthy salad. Because my body, it's a temple.

Oct 03, 2007

I wished you had asked this question 2 nights ago when dinner was an awesome stuffed salmon dish I made.

Alas...last night was tomato soup & Boca fake chicken sandwich on rye. SNORE.

Oh, and your seagrass rug is toast, sister! I had a glass of WATER spill on mine and still had to toss it. It never dried quite right.

(I'm in Denver. Colorado, baby!)

Oct 03, 2007

Delurking in Wilmington, North Carolina. Got hooked on your site after I read your travel adventures. I don't have a blog because I'm a university professor, and I really don't want my students knowing more about me. And you know they would find the blog and link to it on their facebook/myspace pages.

Dinner last night: bowl of homemade carrot, habanero soup. That sounds boring, but it's really good soup with a nice kick. And that was it - well, a glass of wine, but that's a given in my house.

Oct 03, 2007

Dinner: Thai noodles with tofu and a spicy soy-ginger peanut sauce. Delicious even as leftovers. But not as delicious as the sticky toffee pudding ice cream that I had for dessert.

Oct 03, 2007

Can I be schloopy first, before I get to the question(s):

I adore your blog. I was actually up at midnight the other night, perusing some of your archives and my husband walked in and said, "Oh! I like the brown and pink!" And then I made him look at your pictures and I may have read a few snippets to him. And then he said, "Baby, can I go now?"

Now, last night for dinner I had a few handfuls of peanut butter M&Ms and maybe a beer. And that's it. I should not ever be allowed to parent a child. I know this.

I live in Grapevine, Texas (which is, interestingly enough, the city where the DFW airport is located; but the planes never bother us). And although it's not New Hampshire and it's definitely not Uruguay, it does have quite the wine festival every September and also a restaurant that makes the BEST margaritas I've ever tasted.

Oct 03, 2007

3 $1 tacos and white wine of questionable origin at a Mexican chain restaurant. It was back to school night and I needed reinforcements after being accosted by the parents.

Oct 03, 2007

Delurking from Marietta, GA to say I love your blog.

I am mortified to admit it, after reading all the entries above, but my hubby and I had Taco Bell last night for dinner.

Oct 03, 2007

I had cold dinner. Cheese and sliced sausage in wholemeal dark bread. And fruit tea.
Because I am German!

Oct 03, 2007

I mean ON bread. Obviously.

Oct 03, 2007


I'm from Detroit! Love your blog, found you through Flickr actually.

And I didn't have dinner last night, but I fully intend on making up for that tonight. McCormick & Schmicks has a great happy hour bar menu that is delish. And the drinks don't hurt.

Oct 03, 2007

De-lurking again since I don't think I've commented since Susie'e dress post. We ate whole wheat fettucini with shrimp and homemade tomato sauce (from orangette's blog) - I hid a tonne of extra veggies in it to better fortify my kids and husband. We live in Crescent Beach, BC. Close to the WA border if you care to check us out :-).

Oct 03, 2007

o and also we had ice cream! and wine! (well Andrew and I did).

Oct 03, 2007

Left work a little late last night and salved my wounded soul with a mint ice cream sandwich as I drove (dangerous!).

JB and I had chicken piccata (should I fess up that it was from the freezer?) over angel hair pasta. I had a Coke Zero to drink.

Dessert was 1/2 a PB&J and a glass of milk.

I live in Santa Fe, NM, but am from the Bay Area.

Your rug: it may be that the water stained the rug, in which case there isn't much you can do. If it was the tea portion of the liquid, you may try rinsing the rug (putting a bucket underneath - and towels) and pouring your choice of cleaner through. Don't forget to rinse with water after cleaner.

Oct 03, 2007

We had chicken breast cooked all day in the CrockPot so it was nice and tender in some cream of chicken soup, onion, salt+pepper the usual. Nothing fancy. Brussel Sprouts and Rice. Then, chocolate pudding for dessert because I've been randomly obsessed with it lately.

Oct 03, 2007

Hey there, I am showing some love to your HIGHLY reccomended blog all the way from Connecticut.
I ate some cheese tortellini mixed with with ricotta, tomatoes, spinach and pesto. Yum.
Oh, and wine. ALWAYS wine.

Oct 03, 2007

Last night we had braised short ribs and polenta. I put waaay too much parmesan in the polenta, which made it gooey and delicious.

Oh, and I'm in Boston which is really close to New Hampshire!

Oct 03, 2007

I see that you ALREADY have 120 comments, but I'll add mine to...

I had Dona Rosa mexican, a shrimp taco, and a haruchata(sp?), two margaritas, chips and salsa...then I also had a glass of port.

I'm in Pasadena CA, sorry it's not to exciting!

Oct 03, 2007


Indianapolis, Indiana

Sweet corn on the cob, chicken on the grill (with the best bbq sauce ever - Cookies - only availble in KC/Iowa). It was pretty fantastic.

and I agree with the above comment. With wine. Always wine.

also, not blogging as much anymore, but trying to get back into the groove.

Oct 03, 2007

Hello Holly the Magnificent! As you know I love your writing, and your blog is the first I check every day (wait, no, I work all day long. I never check blogs. Really). Also, kudos to Sean for making the best websites EVER.

Here is what I had for dinner last night:

Hummus (doctored with lemon juice and garlic salt)
Raita (bought from favourite DC Indian restaurant)
Salami (because I was basically picnic-ing in front of the TV)
Chopped banana pepper in olive oil (this wasn't good, I should have skipped the oil)
Carrots, raw
Toasted pita

I basically took everything I like to eat out of the fridge instead of cooking.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi Holly!

To answer your questions:

1) A vodka tonic at a bar opening/press event for The Hills' Audrina Patridge and Brody Jenner (not even the entertaining ones! just F-listers! and they left LC and Justin Bobby at home!), then I was disgusted by all the skinny Minnies in the room (Audrina included), so in an effort to comfort myself I did what any self-respecting gal would do: ordered a BBQ pizza - and TWO chocolate martinis. ;-)

2) NYC, soon to be the Bay Area!


Yay for The Great Mofo Delurk!

Oct 03, 2007


I live in Nashville. I don't want to tell you what I had for dinner last night (a happy meal on the way back from Atlanta) and instead will tell you about the lemon salmon sushi and chicken potstickers I had the night before. Because they were delicious.

After both dinners I had Snackimals. They are organic chocolate chip animal crackers and they are fabulous. And fun to say.

Susan McLaughlin
Oct 03, 2007

I am an avid reader but not a blogger in San Diego. I have also done the same trip to Ecuador, years ago and loved it. I was waiting to see Otavalo again- did you not eat any cuy?
Turkey tacos,with black beans(Trader's of course)

Oct 03, 2007

Last night was a delicious stir fry. Oh, and wine, lots of wine. We're big drinkers in Portland, OR.

Oct 03, 2007

I had vegetable soup because every year when it starts to cool off I go on a big soup bender until I cannot stand thought of one more drop of soup. I also had the very last York Peppermint Patty in the house and then perhaps observed a moment of silence in mourning.

Oct 03, 2007

A huge marargita, chips and salsa, and guacamole. Healthy, I know. I was out with co-workers at a mexican restaurant until 10 and drinks and apps ended up being dinner. Oh, and I live in Los Angeles, recently moved from San Francisco. I loved S.F. and it's a big part of why I enjoy reading your blog- all the fun S.F. stories. :)

Oct 03, 2007

Hi! I recently discovered your blog and love it! So! For dinner I had: whole wheat bow tie pasta with pees, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, feta cheese, artichoke hearts, chicken and olive oil. It was a dream! I actually cooked it!

Kristin F.
Oct 03, 2007

I wandered into your blog from Whoorl not that long ago - I think it was a hair cut question. Kept reading ever since! ( I have a facination with people with a British accent - always wanted to marry a guy with one alas I did not).

I had pillbury cheese pizza last nite b/c I had been painting my living room all day and then we were running out the door to make it to my son's karate class. Got back and finished with chocolate frozen yogurt with whipped cream and sprinkles. Oh, I live in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Oct 03, 2007

Dinner yesterday, if you'll excuse me while I drool, was grilled sirloin and veggie skewers (mushrooms, red onions, red peppers, and zucchini) and a big old pile of steamed green beans. No ice cream, though, because we ate it all the night before!

Oct 03, 2007

1. I am a recent (but increasingly frequent) (Okay, obsessive) visitor to your blog. I love it. I'm so inspired by the fabulous writing I'm seeing on this blog and others that I just started my own. Thank you!

dinner: fennel (uhm, the vegetable, not the seeds) salad, boca burger (have come to love), boiled cauliflower and broccoli with parmesan cheese- and a fudgesicle for dee-sert.

chicago, illinois

Oct 03, 2007

As quite a few people before me; long time reader, first time commentator. And one more, not too original, thought: I really admire your writing, you make it seem so easy.

My dinner was not very exciting at all. I was attending an evening seminar concerning intellectual property law (try to say that fast five times) and was forced to eat some kind of lame chicken wrap, unless I wanted to starve to death before the lecturers even made it to the summary. Oh, the oatmeal cookie with chocolate topping for dessert did make it a little bit better.

Ida from Sweden says hi, and keep posting the Secret Bachelor Lite posts (surprisingly enough, they don't air this amaaazing show in Sweden).

Oct 03, 2007

i'm delurking from chicago, but i'll be in new hampshire on saturday, so i can re-delurk from there if you'd like. :)

last night's dinner was a veggie burger smothered in bbq sauce, swiss cheese and sauted onions. with fries. yum.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi Holly! I've only been reading a few weeks, but I am so hooked.

Last night I had a turkey burger on whole wheat bun with a side of oven roasted potatoes. For dessert, an entire bag of Pirate's Booty. Tasty.

Oct 03, 2007

Last night for dinner I had some pineapple and a few Cheez-Its. Oh and I guess a Zone bar on the way home from work. Typing that makes me realize how awful it really was! I should probably work on that.

I'm from Los Angeles.

Oct 03, 2007

whoops, the dinner was supposed to be 2. and the chicago was supposed to be 3.
Well, you get the picture.

Oct 03, 2007

Major lurker here on Long Island, NY.
State motto: Excelsior (Ever Upward).

Thanks to my diet, dinner last night was a SmartOnes frozen meal, but I can't remember which one. No ice cream as that would have defeated the whole purpose of eating a teeny, tiny meal out of a teeny, tiny box.

Oct 03, 2007

I have absolutely no idea. Give me a moment...
... Ok, think I've got it: lamb, cabbage, carrots, spuds and gravy. It sounds a bit school-dinnerish, but was actually very tasty.

Oct 03, 2007

I actually delurked about two posts ago, but I'll re-delurk again today :) I live in Austria, where I split my time between Vienna and Salzburg, but I grew up in Washington DC. I actually just spent some time in Charleston SC this summer, my best friend lives there. And you just had to go and ask about dinner the ONE time I forgot to eat it. I swear, that usually never, EVER happens...

Oct 03, 2007

I read your blog all the time! You are a fantastic writer with great descriptive sentences! I should know, I'm an English Writing major. I hail from the good old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I love to cook. Last night, I made a scrumptious spicy pasta dinner. I made a tomato basil sauce with red peppers with wheat pasta and garlic-breaded chicken strips with a fresh organic spinach salad. Yum! Tonight, I'm making roasted porkloin with mustard-tarragon sauce.

Oct 03, 2007

I guess it is time to come clean and delurk. I've been reading for ages and love your blog.
Last night was take out chinese food with red wine.... and I'm in Ontario, Canada. Also, please post if you get your rug clean! I have the same predicament here!

Oct 03, 2007

I'm in St. Louis.

I had arroz con pollo at the local cheapo mexican place, 3 pieces of Toblerone, and a milkshake at Steak n Shake about 3 hours later. So, ice cream for at least one course!

Oct 03, 2007

I'm writing from Austin, TX- Hi!

I had a mish-mash last night:

a mediterranean salad consisting of cherry tomatos, tuna, prociutto, red bell peppers, onion, macaroni, and a balsamic and olive oil drizzle

crusty french bread

a pear

and German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream- which is to die for since I recently discovered I am no longer allergic to coconut!

Squee! Life is good.

Oct 03, 2007

I enjoy reading your blog - and I think you are as cute as can be. We had mini-meatloafs? meatloaves?, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and peaches. Very healthy. . . in Texas!

Oct 03, 2007

Oh hmmm.... dinner last night? I had leftover ziti, veggies, diet pepsi, and a small sliver of chocolate truffle cake left over from the weekend. Mmmmmm, now I'm hungry LOL

Oh yeah, I'm in Colorado.

Delurking for
The Great Mofo Delurk 2007.

Rachael W
Oct 03, 2007

Currently in Los Angeles, went to high school in the Bay Area, lived in Madrid for a semester, and might be moving to Hawai'i within the year. I am, apparently, locationally challenged.

Dinner last night: an egg salad sandwich with turkey and lettuce. Do I get points for thinking about eating ice cream?

Oct 03, 2007

Oh wow. I would have had something much better for dinner last night had I known I'd have to go to confession today. Damn delurking day!

I had an Armadillo Willy's tri-tip sandwich and a side salad. (Tuesdays are tri-tip day at Armadillo Willy's.)

I could have been more imaginative, but I was in a hurry after shopping for clothes, you see. And I had to get home to, uhm, watch things on my DVR to make room for the Bachelor in HD.

I have priorities, you know.

Cans and Jars
Oct 03, 2007

I am currently hijacking a neighbor's wireless just to delurk! And I didn't even have anything interesting for dinner last night:

Homemade chicken noodle soup.

We are all sick, and when I accidentally inhaled some cayenne pepper, let's just say that didn't help.

Oct 03, 2007

Holy cow, that's a lot of comments. #2148 represent!

My dinner last night was leftovers but they were pretty bitchin. My brother gave me some venison and I browned that shit with herbs and veg and couscous and stuffed a roasted pumpkin with it. I am very hard core.

Dessert was peanut butter cake scraps and leftover chocolate fudge frosting, microwaved. Better than it sounds. I cake for a restaurant & have learned to appreciate the bits left over. I think I might have had my fill of cake for the next ten years though. But it was tasty.

Oct 03, 2007

Good Lord, I'm so embarassed for what I had for dinner last night I can hardly stand it. I've been lurking here for quite awhile but never commented before and I had to laugh when I read about the GM-FDL 2007 yesterday. What better time to delurk? So I won't lie (sigh) about what I had for dinner last night when I dragged myself home from work: Kraft macaroni and cheese and peas. Yup. You can commence smirking and making faces now, all of you with your Trader Joe's (I live in northeastern PA about an hour outside Philadelphia and the closest Trader Joe's is there and while I do love me some Trader Joe's, that's not very practical on a routine basis) and your pesto and pasta and gourmet goodies. In my defense, I CAN cook, I just don't normally do it for myself. And there's something wonderful and comforting about a 69 cent box of some cheesy goodness after a long day at work. I love your blog, Holly, it's a blast!

Oct 03, 2007

Hello! I'm sort of new here, and trying to leave comments without stressing about it.

Anyways, I made salmon with some sort of garlic and herb marinade, along with green beans (frozen because the fresh ones I had went all spotty) and some Jasmine rice. Did you know it's nearly impossible to make rice in New Mexico? I have not made a decent pot of rice since I moved here in June and I am blaming it on the state.

For dessert? I had a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, about 10 minutes before I went to bed.

Oct 03, 2007

i hate to be delurked when i don't have a blog that others can lurk on. maybe someday... in the meantime, thanks for making the workday so much more bearable.

i actually made risotto last night, which was a bit of a feat. it's usually pasta.

after reading all these, i might need to go to trader joe's and check out their desserts that seem so popular... like straight from work.

Oct 03, 2007

Delurking at last to say I ate shirataki stir-fry and chunky monkey ice cream last night. Have you tried the shirataki noodles yet? It's noodle-shaped tofu that tastes like pasta. Incredible. This is the best meal I've had in ages as I'm a poor college student in her first house.
Quick question: I'll be in San Francisco in a few weeks. What would you recommend as far as cheap, delicious Thai food goes?

Oct 03, 2007

Hi Holly !

I had dumplings and meat buns from NYC's chinatown last night. DEEE-licious. And a lychee bubble tea. :) Having lived in China for so long, does this sound yummy to you ? :D

Oct 03, 2007

Houston Texas here. My name is lisa and I'm a lurker! ;) somehow I clicked and clicked and ran upon your blog and love your writing!
Dinner last night was Lean Cuisine some type of asian dinner (threw away the box and forgot) and for dessert turtle cheesecake.

Oct 03, 2007

Wow, I'm feeling put to shame here. Dinner was a Bertolli frozen concoction, chicken with penne pasta. Very bland. Ten minutes from freezer to table, though.

Even my state's motto has nothing on New Hampshire: "Wisconsin-- America's Dairyland." Sigh. Neither my dinner nor my motto has the panache of most of your readership.

Oct 03, 2007

Holly! Your blog is my inspiration.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi there! We had a Trader Joe's pasta dish, but did it our own way: I sauteed onions and tomatoes and tofurkey sausage and mushrooms first, to bulk up the sauce a bit. And of course, we eat it with garlic naan, because we are weird like that.

Happy de-lurer day!

Oct 03, 2007

I worked so I had half a ham sandwich, a cookie, and a smootie and then at home I had a hot pocket.

Oct 03, 2007

my parents took us out to dinner to this fancy bruger place. and when i say fancy, what i really mean is low-class and a little bit nasty.

i had a hamburger and fries. and it was meh.

another Holly
Oct 03, 2007

lets's see, fresh made chicken quesadillas filled with fresh herbs and veggies and three cheeses with sour cream and pico de gallo, along with a few glasses of strawberry mead (REAL mead, not honey wine yum)we got from a microbrew and wine festival a few weeks ago. and ice cream from coldstone for dessert (cheesecake and mint ice cream with white chocolate chips, my boyfriend had their strawberry cheesecake sundae.)they rock
I absolutely love trader's joe's but since i moved from philadelphia a few minths ago i haven't had access. I live in a suburb right outside Albany NY

Oct 03, 2007

Holly, I think the remainder of my comment was deleted because I used a left-carrot character to make a sideways heart and maybe it thought it was the beginning of an HTML tag or something! Oh noes!

I will try to remember what I wrote.

We ate Quorn brand breaded chicken cutlets with instant garlic mashed potatoes last night. I also drank one Miller Light and one Bud Light. We don't have Trader Joe's in Richmond, but it sounds fantastic!

I have lived in Richmond, VA my entire life (I am only 21, so I guess that is not very long), but my husband and I would love to move to the west coast... either to Seattle, San Francisco, or Irvine.

My blog is at It started as a blog about architecture and urban planning, but has evolved to be more about my daily life and the little things that make me happy.

I actually started delurking on various blogs last week and ohmygoodness my daily readers jumped from approximately four (two of which were probably my parents) to THIRTY in just two days. Delurking and interacting on other blogs is definitely a great way to advertise your blog.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi! Well, dinner last night was pretty dull, but I had honey and soy marinated chicken breast with corn on the cob, green beans and carrots. Oh and cheese flavoured noodles. Plain, but tasty!

And I am in Victoria, Australia, but originally from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Oct 03, 2007

Greetings from Boston. I have commented before, but only once or twice, so hello again. Last night I ate spaghetti and homemade meatballs with a side of zucchini.

Lori MacBlogger
Oct 03, 2007

Oh, this is embarrassing. Last night for dinner I had a Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lean Cuisine. Then for dessert I had a scoop of peanut butter from the jar, followed by three Blue Moon Beers. Yum!

Oct 03, 2007

Okay, a little late to the party... let's see, yesterday was my 30th Birthday and I had Chinese food for dinner. I decided that turning 30 was hard enough without having to deal with making dinner. I love your blog and promise to comment every once in a while.

Oct 03, 2007

Wow..168 comments...I got six. Yeah, I'm going to have a complex. Somebody hold me!

Alright, I love your blog. You make me think of the country I'm a citizen of but have no claim to, the UK. Your writing is entertaining and thoughtful. And, dammit, I love the pink and brown combo.

Oct 03, 2007

Hi Holly! I'm the Emily in Victoria (BC) who sent you the photo of the 'errant' golf ball sign :)

I wish you had given me some advanced warning to eat something NICE for dinner last night. As it stands, I ate half an acorn squash (mashed up with a bit of brown sugar) and a bowl of brussels sprouts. I'm lazy and also very happy it's autumn!!!

About your rug: whatever you do, DON'T use soap of any sort on it! I had a beautiful sage green seagrass rug and I had to throw it away after my cat threw up on it. If it's a manageable size, soak the whole thing. Otherwise just stick to plain water!

Oct 03, 2007

Wow, I actually ate something healthy last night! That makes this whole de-lurking thing a little easier than if I'd downed a quart of chocolate cookie dough icecream.

I'm just outside of Atlanta, by the way, in Decatur, Ga. And I dig your blog. Read it all the time. You are a natural writer.

I had a piece of Whole Foods dill salmon on top of some wild rice/brown rice combo leftover from my mom's delicious Sunday dinner. The salmon was chilled, the rice was hot and together it was marvelous!

I wanted to eat a brownie, but decided against it and went jogging with my husband instead. One small victory for the fledgling "healthy" me!

Oct 03, 2007

Sweet/sour chicken with brown rice in St. George, Utah.

Holly, your writing ---- I just absolutely love. Thanks for the Holly-ness. I'm glad you're you. :)

Thanks again and forgive the smiley face.

Oct 03, 2007

Last night I had a burrito for dinner, but for desert there was frozen wedding cake and Red Guitar wine. It was our 18 month anniversary.

Denver, Colorado

Oct 03, 2007

I am also a BIG fan of Trader Joe's...last night's dinner was a Shrimp Pesto Pizza, which consisted of: TJ's herbed pizza dough with mozzarella cheese, TJ's pesto, and shrimp...with a yummy little side salad. I topped it off with a brownie, or two. :)

I've been reading you for a while now and don't remember where I clicked over from...but enjoy it just the same! Oh, and I'm from Southern California, but not L.A.

Oct 03, 2007


Commenting terrifies me, but I do so love your blog. I'm in Ontario, Canada, and last night for dinner I had couscous mixed with tomatoes and feta. I also tried this drink called "birch beer" that I got at the market on the weekend because it was in an interesting little glass bottle and I had never heard of it. I thought it would be like root beer -- and it was, a little -- but it tasted kind of funny so I made an ice cream float out of it.

Heather M.
Oct 03, 2007

Love your writing and your photos. Thanks for traveling to wonderful places I will probably never see.

As for dinner last night - Left over pork loin roast, stove-top dressing and broccoli with cheese sauce. I do have to say that I now remember why I stopped eating stove-top dressing - too damn salty!

Oct 03, 2007

I made the most boring dinner last night...baked chicken, Annie's shells and cheese and canned green beans. In my defense, I had to work late and my ex is incapable of cooking so I had to throw something together so my children wouldn't starve.

I live in Connecticut, I moved here a few years ago from Chicago.