Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Like A Tomato In The Rain I've Got That Feeling Again

Tuesday Randomness

I made a cake with the raspberries and blueberries.

Two cakes, really. They turned out really well but I think I'll use more berries next time.

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I left my pyjama top on Wolfgang's (wire) crate. Later, I saw that he had pulled it into his crate. I thought it was adorable that my puppy wanted to cuddle something that smelled like me.

Please note the gaping hole. He did not just chew my top, he ate it. Like, tried to digest it. AND FAILED. Meaning, he later pooped my top.

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If you haven't already, head on over to Hair Thursday and vote. It's pretty even right now (45% - 55%) so I'm still torn. Come on peeps, make my important decisions for me!

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I think I'm going crazy.

Shawn and I have started looking online for potential condos. I have all of a sudden developed a fear of heights. I've never been great with heights. I have never loved heights. But I've never feared them to this degree.

I have refused to consider anything above the ninth floor. I am almost to the point of refusing to look at lofts because the thought of having a railing that I could potentially fall over is making it hard to breathe. It's bizarre. I don't know where this is coming from. Shawn showed me a 26th floor condo yesterday and I got this horrible, itchy feeling all over. It had a balcony! A 26th floor balcony! Madness!

Also, I have developed a severe hatred of tomatoes.

I have always loved tomatoes. My list of hated vegetables has always been short and unchanging: beets and mushrooms. That's it. I like a wide variety of vegetables and can fake it with most others. But lately I have been repulsed by tomatoes. If I could think of a stronger word than repulsed, I would use it. That is how much I dislike tomatoes now.

It doesn't make sense. I have not had a bad experience with a tomato. I didn't bite into a bad tomato. I did not find any worms in a tomato. I did not read an article stating that tomatoes cause cancer. And yet ... the thought of eating a tomato makes my heart beat really fast and my mind race. "How can I get out of eating this tomato? Why the fuck do I want to avoid tomatoes?"

You see? Crazy.

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Because I need to end this post with something other than my insanity ... puppies!

This blanket is usually draped over Wolfgang's crate because he doesn't sleep unless it's pitch black. It has been much too hot for that lately (I woke up one morning and his crate was like a little sauna) so the blanket has been moved to a chair. The puppies? LOVE IT.

So now the blanket has to stay on the chair because it's the only place the puppies will chill out and be nice to each other.


  1. man, that tomato thing is weird. and sad! i love tomatoes! they're so awesomely delicious!! maybe you can go get hypnotized and learn why you suddenly fear/hate them :-)

  2. I don't think I could handle a high in the sky condo either- I always get the feeling that the balconies are about to crack off the side of the building.

    Because I'm a wimp, of course. But still.

  3. 1. I need to come over and eat those cakes of yours.

    2. Your dogs are ADORABLE. Alice and I actually saw a dog on Sunday that looked just like Stella.

    3.How can you NOT like tomatoes anymore??!! That scares me a little.

  4. People in the states use blueberries and raspberries to make American Flag cakes. Yours looks like one of those cakes doing drugs. hahaha.

  5. Oh, I'm sad you don't like tomatoes! I lurve them.

  6. Not liking tomatoes is foreign to me. But who am I to talk, I hate berries (even though those cakes look delicious).

  7. Um, you're not pregnant, right? My friend used to love yogurt, and then she got pregnant and just thinking about yogurt made her puke. Then again, it was yogurt.

    I'm with you on not liking tomatoes if that makes up for my asking of you're pregnant. ;-)

    I'm also with you on the NO WAY reaction to a condo on the 26th floor. Are they crazy??

  8. Are you going to post a recipe for the cake? I'd love to try that. Oh yum! :)

    And yeah...Lila and Rusty eat anything. And when I say anything...I mean ANYTHING! It's kinda gross, but we make sure that they can't get hold of anything when we're not there that we don't want them to ingest.

  9. Awwww, the doggies are adorable...and mmmmmmm, heartriffic pies!!

  10. Is it just fresh tomatoes that make your skin want to crawl clear off your body? Weird.

    And I once visited a friend who was housesitting on the 30th floor of a NYC high rise, and I stepped out onto the balcony of that place and nearly shit myself, for real.

  11. I used to like tomatoes too, then a few years ago I suddenly despised them. I can't even eat something that used to have tomatoes on it (like when they fuck up at Arby's) because of the tomato guts that linger.

    You should read about my tomato wars:


  12. Holy ass crackers, who's been slipping acid in your oatmeal?

  13. Loving the volume of puppy action we're getting these days. LOVING.

  14. Totally with you on the heights thing. I need a balcony with our new condo but no way in hell would I be out there if it was above the 10th floor!

  15. Ok. I'll be the second person to ask: Are you preggers?

    Second: I love that you made a blueberry heart on that cake.

    Third: If you ARE pregnant, please consider naming your child after me.