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bag The other day, I returned home to find a grocery store bag with an elaborate note scribbled on it.

Oh, this must be from our landlord. The fiance told me on the phone earlier that we had some water leaking down in our kitchen from the bathroom.

Yes, that’s what it was.


When I arrived at 11:30 a.m., the ceiling was dripping 6 dropps in 5 min with NO water running. I turned on faucet and ran water next five min had 2 drops next 5 had 1. Then I diverted water to shower with 1 drop in 15 min. Then I ran tub water and stood in tub shifting my weight to test for seal and there was 0 in 15 min.

[Insert chart with time elapsed from his arrival and drips per hour.]

Drip clearly unrelated to supply or drain. There is water under back tiled area that’s draining onto ceiling above sink, running to low spot over dish washer and exiting ceiling there.

The shower rod/curtain on back of jaccuzi [we only had only put a curtain over the front of the jaccuzi] is there for a purpose. Water standing in area where your shampoos are will leak and ruin ceiling. [Insert drawing to the right of our jaccuzi tub to show where the missing curtain is and where the water is.]

Please replace and use this shower curtain and I’ll be happy to fix your ceiling.

Best. Note. Ever.

By the next morning, there was a new curtain hanging behind the tub.


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Nothing says love like bacon

If I eat anymore chicken in the near future, I will barf. I told the fiance that because I’m klassy that way. And because I’m really, really sick of chicken.

I don’t eat beef (not for any reason other than I’m a freak and I don’t like the way it tastes.) so I’m sometimes limited in my menu options. But my friends at the National Pork Board would probably hope I remember the “other white meat” when planning meals.

(They had nothing to do with dinner last night, but since they were a sponsor at Blogher and they had some nice people there, I thought I’d give them some love. )

Pork on pork sound good to you? It did to the fiance.

We were arguing over the fact that our new home* does not include a washer and dryer. Ok, I was freaking out and he was trying to talk me off a ledge. And I was probably being a little ridiculous, because for seriousness at age 32, I’m not about to return to the laundry mat anytime soon. (ever.)

* Yes, we put the deposit down on our new rental home last night. And  then we decided to move August 29. And yes, I will be in New York all next week. And yes, we may be crazy. Carry on.

Meanwhile, as he was getting more frustrated with my insistence that the end of the world might take place if we do not have a washer and dryer right now, yesterday, in fact,   I was chopping up bacon to fry in the pan.

Conversation escalated.

Bacon sizzled.


But I’m making bacon, I told him with a sly smile.

Suddenly and miraculously, the conversation toned down a notch. I agreed that as long as we could get a washer and dryer as soon as possible, like one of our very first priorities, the world might not come to an end. The fiance nodded with his glazed over eyes focused on the sizzling pan.

Back to the pork on pork action.

Prior to going over to the new house to put down a deposit, I had placed a 1lb pork tenderloin into a ziplock with this awesome Asian dressing from one of our favorite wine bars .

So after the bacon had sizzled and our argument had fizzled, I threw that tenderloin right on top of the bacon.


After two minutes, I flipped it over.


(Pork porn.)

Then I put it in the oven at 350 with the marinade poured on top and a few of the bacon pieces tucked into some breaks in the tenderloin and baked it for about 30-45 minutes. Honestly, I have no idea how long it was because I kept taking it out to test the temperature. Basically, I cooked it until it was 160 degrees according to my William Sonoma fancy shmancy meat thermometer.

Meanwhile, I fed the fiance a fresh baguette served with olive oil and cracked pepper.  It kept him happy and occupied while he talked to his mom and some friends on the phone until the pork was done. 

I served the pork with steamed brocoli and garlic with some butter and salt.

And that is the meal we enjoyed on the evening of which we landed our first home together. It has been requested that the meal be served again as soon as and often as possible.


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