This week, I shall start implementing “Thom’s Corrections and Addendums to Last Thursday’s Thoughts.” If there are no Corrections and Addendums for a particular week, it means Thom did not read my blog. For reference, you can revisit last week’s thoughts here.
For starters, Thom’s mom sent over this photo of a post-it with teenaged Thom’s notes on a pancake recipe, found in her copy of The Joy of Cooking.
Thom’s corrections are as follows:
Re: having a dog in the future: “Not a ‘ranch house,’ Betty, I want a whole ranch.”
Re: Last Bottle: “You shouldn’t use the word ‘hoarding’ in this context. I bought them. I don’t even have them yet. I can’t hoard something I don’t have.”
Re: My reading Harry Potter: “I read all seven Harry Potter books in two weeks. On my iPad. I didn’t leave the house.”
Me: “Anything else, Thom?”
Thom: “No, no. I’m afraid to talk now in my own house.”
- Thom loves steak and curry. Especially steaks from Japan Premium Beef and curry from Goemon. Last week Thom’s brother and sister-in-law visited and one night we had curry, then ice cream, then went to Japan Premium Beef to buy a 20 oz. New York Strip steak to eat for a second dinner while we watched “Columbo.” In person it was huge but “20 oz. is actually not that big,” said Thom, who cooked it to a perfect medium rare (see above) in the cast iron pan. I happily partook.
- To my Dismay, Thom has recently started watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” the appeal of which is lost on me. The acting is terrible and everyone is dressed like a dolphin trainer from Sea World. Only uglier and less cheery. Thom didn’t watch it earlier I think, because he wanted to experience it on our new….
- KEF bookshelf speakers, which Thom set up earlier this week. Thom told me they were very high end, after telling me they were mid-range. “Which is it?” “They are the higher end of the middle range.” Regardless, I like them as they allow me to hear Columbo solve crimes more clearly.
- Thom thinks it’s hilarious that I call “bread” “toast.” As in, “I’m going to the store to buy more toast.” To which he will say, “You mean, ‘bread?'” To which I will say, “You know what I mean.” This happens every single time I go to the store to buy toast. He recently tagged me in this Instagram.
- Thom’s term for a lot of ladies brunching: “Britches.”
- Thom being romantic: “It’s always good to come home to a Betty-infested house.”
Next week: Thom’s Thursday Thoughts From Italy. Most of them slurred, probably, because of all the wine we will drink.