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.)

JB at Twice Five Miles
Oct 04, 2007

Wow, lots of comments! I'm not really a lurker, just a lazy commenter. Does that count?

What dinner was supposed to be: Roasted chicken with maple sweet potatoes, which is now sitting in the fridge for today.

First attempt at dinner: an apple and a Snickers bar, both of which promptly came back up due to morning sickness (hah, morning! all-day, more like...).

Actual dinner: Two pretzel rods and a bottle of water. Lovely.

Oh, and I'm in Vermont. Which is not New Hampshire, but I drove through NH yesterday. So - close, yes?

Oct 04, 2007

wow. so many comments!

I'm from South Africa and I have been living in Perth, Western Australia for exactly 9 months and three days. Woo. I love the koalas, the kangaroos, the kookaburras (even at three in the morning) and the parrots that fly around in flocks, but immigration has become a curse word.

Last night we had burgers for dinner. This is kind of sad, actually. Normally we have things like roasted vegetables with chickpeas or huge mushrooms piled with spinach and melted cheese.

I don't comment very often, but I love reading your blog. I think the Extremely Shallow Film Reviews are so damn funny and that you should write more of them. Your travels are amazing to read and I love looking at the photographs. Gosh! I'm always emailing my sister and going, "Oh my word, did you SEE Holly's Ecuador photos?" or "Go read about the rastas!"

Oct 04, 2007

I had a pretty fabulous (I had the word good in there and realized that last night was pretty perfect actually) dinner, even though it did not include ice-cream...that does make an entire meal and evening snack on more than one occasion fairly frequently though...or a can of Pringles sour cream & onion chips, that's a delicious meal as well. I had cream cheese pizza and a Boulevard Lunar Ale served at the perfect temperature while I listened to live music...and three pieces of Ghiradelli Intense Toffee chocolate - those in fact may have been the first part of my meal.

I'm from Kansas...the good part, not the stinky western part...yes, there are good parts to Kansas, although exciting parts do not exist.

Oct 04, 2007

South Korea lurker - I live in Seoul and I had Thai food last night - specifically Pad See Yoo. Delicious.
I read you when I lived in Ethiopia too. You are being read all over the world - thank you for your travel journals!

Oct 04, 2007

Well, I'm a bit late to the party...But I'm in Media, PA and I had 2 chicken sandwiches made with leftover roast chicken, avocado, tomato and feta on toasted wheat bread. With a few chocolate covered almonds for desert. The Trader Joe's chocolate covered almonds with sugar and salt that you recommended, in fact. And they are very delicious and satisfying. It's possible that I also, after needing to comfort the baby back to sleep 4 times in under 2 hours, had some tiny ginger snaps with milk. But that wasn't so much dinner as fortification for all the nursing I was doing.

Oct 04, 2007

Hello, Holly. I tried to delurk yesterday, but had technical difficulties. So, checking in today to say that I love your blog. It’s one of only four that I check in with regularly. How I envy your globetrotting life! Not a whole lot to complain about here, though – I live in Vermont and had homemade apple pie (it’s that time of year!) and ice cream for dinner last night.

Oct 04, 2007

So embarrassing but I had Annie's P'Sghetti Loops with Soy Meatballs with shredded Cabot cheddar cheese. And apple cider. My spouse was at a dinner with a retired colleague and I had a great urge for spaghettios. I know, gross but at the same OH SO GOOD. And I'm late to the party too and living PA like ailikate above! And I love your blog. The end.

Oct 04, 2007

Holy crap, there are a lot of comments here!
Anyhow, I live in Long Beach, NY (not to be confused at all with Long Beach Island, NJ). Last night I made some George Foreman Grill chicken (that's not what the recipe is actually called, but I think it gives you all the pertinent information), along with sauteed asparagus and garlic. Whole grain chicken & broccoli flaovered rice on the side as well. We had no dessert left so we watched America's Next top Model instead. (But normally, it's Weight Watchers chocolate crumb ice cream bar things. Amazing.)

Oct 04, 2007

I'm delurking here!

My dinner was a B.L.T. sandwich & Pringle chips. Fancy - huh?

I did have some ice cream Dibbs - about 1/2 a box.

I'm going back into lurking so I'll just say it - I think Sean is Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm!!! You Lucky Girl!!! :-)

Oct 04, 2007

Hi Holly,

Delurking from Stamford, cT. My 4 year old daughter and I went out to dinner at Gates in New Canaan. I had the lamb shank special with lentils and garlic mashed potatoes. Rebecca had fried calamari and a side of asparagus. Ice cream for dessert :)


Oct 04, 2007

delurking from Hamburg Germany. not quite latin america, but not California either. used to Live in SF, but found a Kraut and fell in love.

baked potato and tiramisu

Oct 04, 2007

New to blogger world. I live in Nepal.

Dinner: Bhaat (rice), Dal (lentils) and Tarkari (vegetables) this is what everyone eats day in and day out and still no one can get enough of it in my little village-country.

Oct 04, 2007

I've left a few comments before, but since you only have 281 comments so far (!) I thought I would leave one more for you.

I live in Virginia, and last night for dinner we had parmesan chicken with rice and a salad. Not very exciting, but it was all I could muster up the energy to cook.

Maxine Dangerous
Oct 04, 2007

Greetings! :) Love your blog. I don't comment very often because most of my replies to your breathtakingly beautiful posts about your travels end up being something like, "Hey. Neat." But I followed your adventures when you were overseas last year and before you moved to Singapore, I believe it was. And then I was away for a while and was surprised when I came back to your blog to find you were back in the States. But then you went to Ecuador and everything felt right with the world again. :)

I know I'm a day late to this post, but I always love blog visitors and receiving comments. It makes me feel really, really special. :) URL included above. :)

Dinner last night was Chinese: sesame chicken, egg drop soup, egg rolls, fortune cookies. Alas, no ice cream, although I greatly enjoy the nights when I eat ice cream for dinner. And dessert. :D

Oh, and I can't tell you where I am because it will ruin my super-secret superheroine identity. But it's not New Hampshire or Uruguay OR Paraguay. Although I did once tell a telemarketer that my parents had moved there. It was so much more fun than simply saying they weren't at home. They COULD'VE been in Paraguay. They told me they were going to the mall but that could've been to protect their super-secret superhero identities. Uh oh! Theme train! Okay, time to drink less coffee.

Oct 04, 2007

I forgot! I do have something that describes me a little bit, even though I don't have a blog. Please ignore the rude comment of the first thing I've ever gotten published in the newspaper. I do. Sometimes.

By the way, I'm Jaime from Kentucky and I commented 15-20 comments up.

Oct 04, 2007

Mmmm.... We went to Basil, which is my favorite restaurant here in Charlestn. We started with the basil rolls (fresh spring rolls) and then I had the Pad Prik tofu and Geoff had the Masaman curry with beef. It was divine! Oh yeah... I had a glass of red wine and he had a beer. Not exactly a cheap meal, but an excellent splurge!

Oct 04, 2007

I'm from Texas. But not really because I was raised in the Midwest, which accounts for the non-bigness of my hair and my total lack of firearms.

Anyway, my husband and I made chicken korma and basmati rice with peas for dinner last night. And there was chocolate of course because how was I going to stop at World Market for papadums and not buy chocolate???

Oct 04, 2007

Just found your site (thanks to a "shoes" image search on Google) and enjoy it thoroughly. . . my conscience tells me I must delurk since you asked!

Dinner was a hastily eaten bowl of minestrone soup - although I should earn points since it was homemade. No ice cream - sad world.

Also, I'm from the Midewest but live in Bozeman, Montana. Maybe not New Hampshire seeing as the "Live Free or Die" motto is only implied by the number of gunracks on pickups.

Oct 04, 2007

Regarding my inability to spell. . .I don't know where the "Midewest" is either.

Oct 04, 2007

Aah! Delurking! It scares me. But I feel duty-bound by all the lovely stories I've read here in the past few months.
Yesterday was fried rice with sausage and cauliflower on the side. Definitely not glamorous, but delicious. So delicious that when I found my sister eating the leftovers this afternoon, I tried to steal it. It didn't work.
Oh, and I'm from Hong Kong, but currently living in The Hague.

Oct 04, 2007

Commenting way too early (840am!) from a town in between Denver and Boulder, Colorado. I relocated here with the boyfriend a few months ago from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, so you can count both towns if you wish.

Last night for dinner we had a (SMALL) whole chicken, that I cooked in the crock pot all day. Nothing fancy as I am just learning how to cook food, as in meals, and not cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. I'm such a baker.

As a side we had peas, and potatoes. We're pretty much out of food in the house, so who KNOWS what's for dinner tonight?!

Mah Blog: I try to update on a regular basis, and it totally needs a redesign (the boyfriend is such a minimalist), but hey! There are words there to read, and that's what counts:

Oct 04, 2007

OH! OneMoreThing!

We DID have ice cream after dinner. Chocolate ice cream in a mug, with chocolate syrup in between every scoop of ice cream.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go run 15 miles to burn THAT off. :)

Oct 04, 2007

Wow, that is a lot of comments! Unlike my usual dinner (lately) of chocolate malt, I had Chin's chicken and vegetables with Japanese teriyaki sauce. And a side order of cream cheese puffs ... probably a good thing I skipped the chocolate malt last night.

Oct 04, 2007

Why does delurking feel so darn scary? It's hard to admit to, for some reason...
Anyway, I'm doing it!
Last night for dinner we had horribly unhealthy comfort food (hey, it was cold out!): Fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli with cheese sauce. I'm normally a healthy eater, but you caught me on an off day.
No URL to share--I don't have a blog. Yours is a great read, though.
Oh, and I'm from Santa Cruz.

Saucepan Man
Oct 04, 2007

Sometimes I lurk and sometimes I don't.

Dinner was at 37,000 feet approximately over Korea on a flight between Tokyo and Singapore. It was, well, aeroplane food. Clear-air turbulence didn't help; cheap french plonk did.

I'm living in Singapore but then you know that.

Your blog makes my lunch hour. I am staggered by the breadth of your readership based on this post.

(To Lori from Connecticut, I've also eaten many times at Gates in New Canaan. So has Holly. What a wonderfully random way to be reminded of meals from the past.)

Oct 04, 2007

delurking to say that last night was neighbor movie night, so my neighbor cooked turkey sausage with root vegetable stew and some sort of moroccan vegetable dish. and oreos and milk for dessert.

Oct 04, 2007

Wow, you have a bagillion comments Holly!

I met a girlfriend out for dinner last night at one of the greatest little bars in Downtown Boston. (Martinis, Wine, AND comfort food!)

I had a glass of Pinot Noir and Shepherd's Pie. I'm sure it wasn't as good as the shepherd's pie I know you make but my it was tasty.

I refrained from drink #2 out with my friend but promptly came home and ate a massive slice of banana bread while watching Entourage.
Not a bad Wednesday night indeed.

Oct 04, 2007

My dinner last night, the 2nd, was gemelli noodles with pasta sauce, parmesan cheese, butternut squash, broccoli, and crusty bread with a home made oil dipping sauce. Oh, and a bottle of pinot noir. Wow, writing that all out, I sound like a glutton, but trust me, there was plenty o' left overs. And the best part of this meal - my lovely Jason made it for us.

Oct 04, 2007

LOVE your blog! Longtime reader from Wash DC and first time commenter. For dinner, the hubby and I shared pizza from an amazing Italian deli and a bottle of Cotes du Rhone - yum!

Oct 04, 2007

From Nashville...dinner last night was leftover spaghetti sauce from my parents' house, over noodles that I cooked up, and salad with homemade vinagrette. Sadly, there was no ice cream involved! But there was dark chocolate, and then later, tea. Tea which may have ended up, at least partially, on the stairs when a large black cat and medium brown dog rushed by trying to kill each other.

Heather B.
Oct 04, 2007

I had a vegetarian chicken nugget bbq burrito. Which probably sounds odd to say the least, but it was delicious and it's one of my favorite meals and it helps that it was free burrito day.

Oct 04, 2007

Jesus Christ on a flaming birchbark canoe, there are 300 comments on this!
Anyway, I had chicken stuffed with garlic, feta, and roasted red peppers with a salad. And then I had some pumpkin ice cream, and maybe some apple, too.

Oct 04, 2007

Oh, and I'm from Boston.

Oct 04, 2007

Helly Holly. I love when I check on your Blog and find new entries... likewise, when I check and I have already read everything, I get just a touch deflated.... like I was waiting for a surprise and then it was delayed..
Sadly, I am dieting (and booring as well) and so last night, I had a sliced peach (60 calories), a turkey and cheese sandwich (310 calories) and some chocolate chex mix (150 calories) (yummy!!!)
Wow... adding that up now, my diet may not be going so well...520 calories total! but only 1100 for the whole day so maybe I am only my way to losing those annoying 12 pounds!
You can catch me at should you wish to check me out....

Oct 04, 2007

Regular your blog! We had super yummy salads for dinner with lots of fresh veggies. I picked at some buffalo-wing and blue cheese Doritos after dinner (who knew they even made those?). Those chips are wrong on many levels and will be meeting my trash can later today.


Miss Pickle
Oct 04, 2007

Just stumbled across your blog through blog rolls a few weeks back...and am sad it took me so long to find it!

Dinner last night consisted of some dynamite rolls...with wine and some gummy candies for dessert. My healthy habits never cease to amaze me!

~Miss Pickle from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Oct 04, 2007

Wow, I am #305. I make it a policy, generally, not to comment on blogs that get so many comments, because why? How could the blog owner possibly really care, after they've read over a hundred of the same sort of thing, recycled over and over again?

But for you, Holly, I am breaking my rule! Whee! And I had homemade chicken strips and a smoothie last night for dinner! I know - fascinating.

Oh, and Texas.

Oct 04, 2007

Hi! I love reading your blog and seeing pictures of all your adventures...I guess I'm living an exciting life through you!

For dinner: My hubby and I went to Epcot's Food and Wine festival (we live in Orlando, FL) and had our fill of Sam Adams beer (currently loving the Stout Cream), delicious wine, and little bites of food from Mexico, Dominican Republic, China, Japan, and Morocco. All very yummy!

Oct 04, 2007

I know I'm late on the delurk, but I love reading you. Oh and night before last was one of the frozen pasta things that bertolli (or someone) makes plus Haagan Daaz Dulce de Leche. Yummmmmmm.....

Oct 04, 2007

Is it sad that I honestly can't remember what I ate for dinner? It might have consisted of an ice cream sandwich and a salad. In my defense, I am a 3rd year law student and my lifestyle is a bit chaotic.

I love reading your blog and checking out your fantastic pictures. I love love love traveling and although I have done my fair share of travel over the last few years in college I am extremely jealous of your international adventures. I have only made it as far as Europe and Mexico. :( So until I get a great job working in international law, I will continue to live vicariously through your photos and stories...

Oct 04, 2007

My stomach hurts so I ate curd rice and watermelon and ok fine there was some vanilla ice cream hidden underneath the watermelon...but thats not bad for my tummy is it? I sadly missed out on the delicious looking biryani though :-(

Oct 04, 2007

I'm a day late but on Tuesday night I had chopped steak, mashed potatoes and green beans. I am in Memphis.

Oct 04, 2007

Also a day late, I wanted comfort food and made chicken brocolli bake with brown rice and salad. And, I reside in Calgary,AB in Canadia land

Polly Seamy
Oct 04, 2007

Last night I had a ham sub sandwich. I was being picky and I made the sandwich-making girl slice the ham extra thin. I'm a little embarrassed about that.

I'm from Oceanside, CA. I don't have a blog, but I linked my band's myspace page. Tacky?

Since I'm delurking, this is my big chance to say: you have great hair.

Oct 04, 2007

hello! I comment very occasionally, and i will now too, since you asked so nicely. I live in Austin (Texas) now but grew up in England, did the whole boarding school thing too...

I ate out last night, California Pizza Kitchen. There I had fusilli with sundried tomato and brocolli (it was delish). I then went homea nd ate some hagendaaz. it's a weird flavor but so, so good, I just discovered it. something like caremalized pear and...some kind of nuts. it's limited edition so try it asap, so good!

Oct 04, 2007

I've been reading your blog now for about 6 months, but this is my first time commenting. I absolutely love your style of writing!

For dinner on Tuesday night was penne pasta and vodka sauce, along with some grilled chicken and garlic bread. Absolutely love vodka sauce! For dessert, Ben & Jerry's Banana Split Sundae ice cream. Everything was very good and very filling!

I reside in Clearwater/Tampa Florida while attending school here. I'm originally from NJ.

Oct 04, 2007

infrequent commenter, but frequent reader.

last night i made cajun catfish (sadly, it was frozen and not exemplifying my creativity). also, green beans, asparagus, squash and red peppers in a stir-fry like dish as a side.

I am from Riverside, Ca. Part of the dreaded "inland empire" of southern california...but the nicer part.

Oct 04, 2007

Delurking in Virginia! My MIL is in New Hampshire - does that count?

Last night we had baked spaghetti which my husband made - while watching our 3 and 6 yr olds so that I could take our 8 yr old out on a mini-date.

Natalie 42
Oct 04, 2007

Spinach fettuccine with artichoke hearts and an oven-roasted tomato cream sauce and baguette bread. I made it for my sister who isn't the best cook but she's learning! So that was one of her "cooking classes".

the usual Gretchen
Oct 04, 2007

Good gravy, girl, what a readership you've got! Commenting late because I spent the day with my 6-year-old, who was home sick yesterday . . . we had one of those roasted chickens from the grocery store last night, and McDonald's the night before. Because between our jobs and our three little kids, we're not so much into the cooking thing these days.

Oct 04, 2007

Holy smokes!!! I can't believe you have so many comments. I maybe get 1 every 2 weeks and you have so far 319!!! That's incredible!!! It's because you are such a good read.
For dinner last night, my husband & I shared a spinach & artichoke dip and a buffalo chicken wrap. Yummy!

Oct 04, 2007

Hi there - no blog, but flickr almost counts, right?
Whole grain penne with asparagus, garlic, pine nuts and loads of fresh basil, tossed together wil olive oil. And some peanut butter m & m's.

Portland, Oregon.

Oct 04, 2007

Hi, I'm Donna, from Alaska. It was my husband's turn to cook last night: cornish game hens seasoned with rosemary and rotisseried on the grill; steam artichokes (they took forever to get tender); wild rice.

I recently found your site and have loved reading your travel logs.

Ever been to Alaska?

Oct 04, 2007

So, I made pizza.
Whole grain crust, topped with oyster & boletus mushrooms sauteed in olive oil. I then added crushed rosemary, oregano, fresh mozzeralla and some parmesan.


Oct 04, 2007

Hello from Las Vegas.
Last night's dinner was a disgustingly lame take-n-bake pizza from Costco (never again!). Whoever made this particular nasty version decided that We Must Put Three Slices Of Green Pepper For Each Inch on it. Yek I can't stand green peppers! And no ice cream either! Waaaah!

Love your blog. Love Trader Joe's. Love that you have so many comments.

Have a great day!

Holly Selph
Oct 04, 2007

I had wine and conversation for dinner. I wish I had ice cream.

Your blog has become lunchtime ritual.

atlanta, ga

Holly Selph
Oct 04, 2007

I had wine and conversation on a balcony for dinner.

I like your brain.

Atlanta, GA

Oct 04, 2007


I'm way jealous of your many (many) comments! Dinner last night was half a Spinach pizza from Trader Joe's. It kind of amazes me that there are so many people out there eating delicious homemade dinners.

You can find me at

Oct 04, 2007

Hurray for creeping out from the shadows! I applied for an editorial position at Travelocity several months ago, perused The Window Seat, noticed your fab photo and somehow ended up here at your fantastic blog! I didn't move forward with the position at Travelocity, but I still read your writing. We could have been coworkers!

Oh, dear. Now I feel creepy. Should I feel creepy? I feel kind of creepy.

Anyway, love your writing! You've given me a bit of the travel bug and I would certainly like to return to Southeast Asia.

Oct 04, 2007

Love your blog, btw!

Oct 04, 2007

I also seem to have attention deficit. As for your question: for dinner last night, I had chicken in Thai green curry sauce from TJ's over basmati rice. Not to sound too defensive, but I had already had at LEAST 4 servings of vegetables at work and I did NOT feel obligated to have them with dinner.

Oct 04, 2007

I had chicken with a rosemary rub, couscous, and steamed broccoli. And if that sounds too healthy for you, I finished it all off with a piece of homemade apple pie and chocolate/vanilla/strawberry ice cream...Yum!

And, this is my first time commenting on any blog, ever, so I'm a little nervous, but while I'm here I must confess that I have been *borrowing* your "sweet cracker sandwich" line (but don't worry I always give you credit and send people to your blog to see the original in action). Total run on sentence. Nerves!

Oct 04, 2007

I'm in Northern VA. Last night we had homemade pork pies and a salad of baby spinach, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, and orange slices.

You can try Oxyclean on the rug, but test it on a hidden spot first, lest it bleach out the color.

Oct 04, 2007

Dinner in London, ON last night was preceeded by a lovely backyard chimenea fire nursing a most delicious apricot wheat ale (MacAuslan/ St Ambroise which is, I think, most likely not avaible in the US. Canada 1; US 0)

It was the BF's turn to do dinner, ( after I italked him thru the details) he made fine herb wild rice, baked breaded tomoates provencal (picked from his brother's garden) and chicken kiev--store-bought & frozen.

Admittedly, it was swankier than our average Wed- evening dinner of KD or cracker nachos.
Maybe on a subconscious level i intuited that your question was forthcoming and needed to be prepared to impress?

PS-- I had a lovely bowl of Chapman's cappucino frozen yogurt for dessert.

PPS--love your blog!

Susan D.
Oct 04, 2007

Me, delurking! No blog url, had one once but I eventually abandoned it, kudos to you for having the dedication/sticktoitive-ness to keep it up.

Dinner last night was Italian pot roast with potatoes, butternut squash, onions, celery and carrots. No ice cream, because that was my mid-afternoon snack...

Oct 04, 2007

Head hung low....Mc, uh, Donald's. The very thing I chastise my out-of-town husband for eating every time I'm away at dinner time (which is now every Monday night while I'm at school--why not go back for an Associates when I already have a masters? That's what I thought).

Is it completely nerdy of me to say that when at a friend's house on Sunday night, a house that boasts ample pictures of Holly Golightly that I liked to think I get to read someone even more delightful, with an even better accent and with even more stylish clothes?

See, that's why delurking seems creepy even when it's totally not meant to be!!!

Oct 04, 2007

Shrimp stirfry from a frozen package. And white wine. I've just recently started eating seafood again and am digging shrimp. The frozen vegetables were only so-so.

How exciting that you plan to check out all 300-plus blogs of your unlurked readers. I just hope I have something cool on mine by the time you get to it!

Oct 04, 2007

Lurking a little.. and..a little research (planning on starting my blog soon)..

Cheers! I am a traveling nomad that has been living in Washington DC for the past year and a half.

We had BBQ from Dixie Bones BBQ on whole wheat buns, fresh veggies and red pepper hummus, and strawberry-rhubarb pie with a ton of whipped cream. Yummmmy!

Oct 04, 2007

In Toronto, Ontario, I dined on sauteed summer squash and green beans with roasted chicken. No ice cream because I'm still trying to wean my children off the idea that ice cream is an everday thing. (An idea started by their father during our summer holidays.)

Mrs. Who
Oct 04, 2007

Hi from a regular reader and occasional commenter.

Butterfly pork chops cooked in olive oil
Corn on the cob
Baked Potato
Skinny Cow Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich

Oct 04, 2007

Hi! WE DID have ice cream last night. We have a friend from Australia visiting and he is obsessed with Ben and Jerry's because, lo, it is not available Down Under. So, we had some chubby hubby.

That was after the main course of salad with blue cheese crumbles, spinach, cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes, olives.....and topped with Tyson Buffalo Chicken Strips straight from freezer to microwave! My new favorite dinner.

Love your blog. Love your writing. Love your photos!

Oct 04, 2007

I have been reading your blog for a while now. I found you some time ago while googling Bachelor (how embarrassing, but there you go I said it). Your blog came up second after another hilarious article about Alec Baldwin. I started to read when only I picked myself back from the floor. I come back every day ever since.
Originally I am from Poland. I lived in London for couple years. Quit my wonderful job one day and went to East Africa with my boyfriend. After that we came back to the States (he is American).
I find so much warmth and intelligence in your writing. You write about my feelings. Maybe it is because I still look at US from outside, maybe because like you, I don't really know any more where my home is. Probably just because you are a brilliant writer.
I would give you a URL to my blog but it is in polish:)

Oh, our dinner last night was crap, just fish & chips.

Oct 04, 2007

Hi! Vancouver BC in the house!
I got a little bit excited about one of your past posts b/c you were planning your holiday and mentioned coming up to Vancouver. I'm totally not a stalker but I had visions of myself showing you around this city. (I almost said Beautiful city, but it rains a lot for like 6 months of the year, so Vancouver and I aren't friends right now). But anyway, you decided not to come here so we didn't become friends.
My dinner last night was 2 pieces of sun dried tomato toast. I was feeling very uninspired. You know, because of the damn rain.

Oct 04, 2007

Hi Holly. I love your blog and you have definately inspired me to do more travelling. Dinner last night was a Lean Cuisine pizza and some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. No ice cream, but I might have to get some tonight now. Oh, and I'm from Minnesota.

Jeni T
Oct 04, 2007

Delurking - love the blog. We had a boring dinner last night. Grilled Cheese with bacon (and sliced tomato on mine) with some baked beans. My hubby made homeade fried apple pies for dessert because he is just that awesome. :) Greenville, SC

Oct 04, 2007

Wow! that's a lot of posts!!!

I've commented before, but I love lil things like this!

I was in class last night. so my "dinner" consisted of Chez-its, a Rice Krispy treat, trail mix (the yummy kind with m&ms and raisins). I tried to get some "real" food on the break, but it was already closed!

When I got home at 10, I had a can of spaghettio's and some chocolate chip cookies. But I burnt them. So that didn't work out so well....

Oct 04, 2007

Out in Nederland, CO, we ate spaghetti with italian sausage and Bertelli jar sauce. And corn. From a can, cuz we must provide the children with a vegetable and that's what was in the house. No ice cream last night, but I just polished off the last 1/4 pint of Ben and Jerry's.

Love your writing.

Oct 04, 2007

I had homemade chicken noodle soup and crackers. I know it might seem strange, but I wasn't feeling well yesterday and had a craving for it. I love reading your blog, by the way. Heard about it through Gina at A Year Here/A Year There.

Oct 04, 2007

Yesterday was our 4th wedding anniversary so we treated ourself to dinner at our fav Thai dive. We shared potstickers, chicken satay, pad kee mao (drunken noodles) with tofu and veggies, Panang curry and a chili lime chicken dish (special of the night).
I really wanted icecream (I am 8 months pregnant) but we were too tired to stop anywhere after dinner (did I mention that I am 8 months pregnant).

I love your blog and all your great travel stories.

Your post on Burma brought tears to my eyes.

-Lurker from Chicagoland

Oct 04, 2007


I'm not a lurker, I comment here fairly frequently, but wanted to be the three hundred and to say hey. I didn't actually eat dinner yesterday, because I am/was battling some incarnation of the flu. The last thing I consumed was a half a limesicle (ick!) and a bit of Kraft Mac n' Cheese (ick! ick! yum! ick!) and a Corona. Not all at the same time, of course.

Love this place, you crack me up/inspire/give pause on a regular basis, and without being to fan-girly, you and Sean are in the top five People I don't Know In Real Life that I'd like to meet.

Cheers and thanks for the laughs!

Maya - at

Oct 04, 2007

PS Am in (and from) glorious, beautiful, exasperating Santa Barbara.

Oct 04, 2007

I LOVE your blog! My best friend and I read it all the time.

We had Corndogs and Tater Tots for dinner last night!

Please do check out my blog:

Oct 04, 2007

I can totally jump on board and de-lurk. Mah husband made a totally amazing rice/chili/peppers/meat dish thing. He just mixes things that I like together and presents them as a gift, nightly. How cool is that? Then mint choco chip ice cream for dessert. Pretty rad. I'm from Nhampsh (thats "Nampsh" or NH for all you non-locals) originally but I now live in little Rhody (RI). I love states that nickname themselves. Gives them character, I think. I refuse to live anywhere without character. Okay. Enough de-lurking for now.

Thanks for all the lovely writing and stories. You're absolutely delightful!


Oct 04, 2007

Hmmm... last night I had a Boston Market (mmmm!) side sampler. Baby new potatoes, mixed veggies, tortilla soup, cornbread, and a caesar salad. And I live in New York! (No blog though.)

Oct 04, 2007

In northwest Arkansas, we had leftover lasagna made with ground turkey and my husband's homemade marinara. My husband had ice cream, but I opted for a diet Dr Pepper and a sneaked cigarette. Sssshhh!

Oct 04, 2007

I have no blog, but I did have dinner.

We had grilled pork chops, rice and some mixed Thai veggies from a bag in the freezer. Homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I may or may not have also had half a large bottle of wine.

Oct 04, 2007

Delurking...Last night we had Thai Green Curry with chicken and rice, diet cokes and chocolate chip cookies. My husband made the curry and it was, as he warned me before I put a giant gob of it in my mouth, nuclear hot. (Or nucular if you're George Bush.) It was so hot I nearly passed out. You know, in a good way.

And my blog is

Now that I've posted a few times, I'm inviting visitors. So come on over...Oh, and I live in Washington state, on the left coast. Well, on Puget Sound. I'm from a landlocked state, so if there's a beach, it's the coast.

Oct 04, 2007

I can't believe I've read all these replies, but I guess I just really wanted to know what people had for dinner.

Last night I had two slices of cheese pizza and a bit of garden salad at a stupid work meeting. But the night before that was homemade lasagna (Pioneer Woman's recipe - boy howdy it's meaty!), mixed greens salad, and two glasses of red wine. No dessert either night - I only eat dessert on Sundays.

Oct 04, 2007

oh, and I am in Connecticut.

Oct 04, 2007

Homemade pizza, consumed hastily while my baby cried. : )

I read often ... post more! I can't get enough!