Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A soup, a link, and a photo


These three items have nothing to do with each other, except for the fact that they are all awesome.

1. Have you ever tried split pea soup? I've always been wary of it due to the vomity color and the baby food-like consistency. However, last week I was craving soup and decided to give split pea the ole college try. I bought an Alessi soup mix at the grocery store and cooked it up at home. And guess what? It's absolutely delicious! Who knew? Split pea, you may be my new favorite soup.


2. A new link for your enjoyment: Sexy People. You know, finding humor in bad portraits from the 80s will never get old. Never! (thanks, Neal) Oh, and the Norwegian Prime Minister? I mean, he's no Tarja but that's quite a photo.

3. Lastly, remember a while back I asked about gmail? I made the switch and I really like it. Once I got used to how the emails grouped together I found that I prefer it that way, and gchat is fun and much better than the msn chat platform. I never get spam in my inbox, but now that my email address contains my full name (my old one had my initials and some numbers), I occasionally get emails meant for other Eileens with the same last name. Sometimes I envy these other Eileens. They all live in Ireland or England. One is thinking of buying a flat in London. Another (or maybe the same one?) is a professional chef who publishes cooking articles in newspapers and magazines. And just today, I received an email with no message and this photo attached:

Drinking champagne with friends in what appears to be the middle of the day? I must say, this Other Eileen is my kind of gal. I may even be getting a glimpse of my own future here.

6 comments:

Frances said...

HA! I love the photo. I have also never been brave enough to try split pea soup, but maybe I will just have to give it a go.

Kris said...

Plus if you have a crock pot, you can make your own split pea soup for, like, $2. Seriously, just a bag of dried split peas and a ham hock. It's even better than the prepared stuff!

S said...

I get a lot of emails for a girl with the same name. Some are pretty important so I try to reply back to them. I don't think she's gotten the memo because it's been going of for at least 2 years!

Kelly said...

I ALWAYS get non-spam emails meant for other Kellys, too! Except they're always dumb, like "great seeing you last week", or "here's that site I was telling you about". I wish I would get one saying "here's where I hid that treasure" one of these days...

Don't forget - NEVER sign up for/buy anything using your gmail... save your hotmail account for that. You'll be spam-free forever! ;)

HH said...

i want of photo of me like that in 40 years. that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love the Alessi Split Pea Soup too. Have you tried any of the other types? They're good too. Especially with champagne!