Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What I'm Into Lately

Via Sarah, here's a list of things I've been into lately:

Salmon- Healthy, tasty, and sooo easy to cook. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on salt and pepper, and squirt on some lemon juice. Pop it in the over at 400 degrees for twelve minutes so, and you're ready to dine.

The Wire- I'm now on Season 2 and loving it. I enjoy crime dramas to begin with and The Wire is the best one I've ever watched. I like how the whole season follows one case in detail, and the characters are unforgettable. Like Omar, the baddest gay man ever depicted- dude walks around with a sawed-off shotgun whistling "The Farmer in the Dell" and everyone flees in fright. It's great.

Farragut House- Forget about the Beer Garden or the Playwright, The Farragut House is my favorite watering hole in Southie. Always full but never crowded, it's the sort of neighborhood restaurant that Applebee's was hoping to emulate. Except Applebee's missed the part about not sucking. I went there with friends for dinner on Saturday night and had the shepherd's pie- if it appears on the menu, I cannot resist. We enjoyed many fine beverages and also stuck around for karaoke. Shepherd's pie and karaoke? Now that's my idea of a perfect night!

George Costanza- Back when I started watching Seinfeld, Kramer was my favorite. As I grew older and wiser, I switched over to team Elaine. I never cared much for George- I always thought he was a loser and kind of a jerk. Until recently, that is. I'm learning to embrace my inner George Costanza. That bitterness and dishonesty that I once found annoying? Now I think it's awesome. Oh George, how was I so blind to your genius for all these years? Here's a Youtube tribute to George. If I start wearing sweatpants and celebrating Festivus, it might be intervention time.


Kris said...

Yay! I've been on Team George for years now, and not many people get the attraction. I too dream of being an architect and naming a child "Seven."

Sarah said...

YES George has always been my fave. Do you watch Curb Your Enthusiasm?

J.R. said...

So is the shepherd's pie at Farragut House better than the incredible marinated lamb version over at Matt Murphy's, cause that's the vote of confidence I'm looking for.

eileen said...

Yes I do watch Curb Your Enthusiam and love it.

JR- No, it's not better than the lamb one at MM's. My Irish neighbors (Peader et al) swore that the Banshee makes the best but I still haven't tried theirs.

Sue said...

Eileen! I miss Southie! Those last 2 months when we lived a block away from the Farragut House were GREAT! The food was yummy! Curry sauce and fries! The beers! Now you have me thinking about when I can plan my next night there... and meet you there, of course!!! :)