Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Default Meal

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on 6C's videos. I cut and pasted all of your comments into PowerPoint so that they could see them one by one first thing when they got to class on Friday...there were 20 slides in all, and I just wish I had another video to post so that you could hear how loudly they laughed at your guesses. I am so afraid I am going to get into trouble because of them and their energy and how I tend to egg them on - I guess I will just have to keep sobering them up with sad books.

I have to give special recognition to my nephews, Devon and Nolan, and my niece, Megan. They came up with the guesses that got the loudest laughter...I guess they have the same sense of humor - these kids who are worlds apart. Brian, they also loved your guesses and your responses to their supposed guesses. They loved all of them and they felt like movie stars. It was really, really fun...

And, as for neighborhood food news:

This is a picture of my most common meal on the street. Someday I am going to video the stir-fry stand of its origin that swarms with people and activity day and night, but for now, here is my favorite order: the most tender squid and prawns, that strange but tasty Vietnamese bologna and a little bit o ham tossed with the most delicious rice, all fried up right in front of us with some little cut-up green beans on an open-aired, huge, circular griddle. We go up to the side of the stand and choose from little bowls full of either this seafood/bologna combo, fresh crab or tenderloin for them to add to a scoop from a huge mound of rice. This plate of food is just a two-minute walk from the castle door, and it costs about $1.20.

I'm sure you would default to it at least twice a week, too.

5 comments:

Brian Bowker said...

Are you going to tell us what the kids were really saying? want more details about their responses to our guesses! Were we correct?

marjie said...

Yes, that will be next Thursday's post. You didn't read the directions, did you?

Brian Bowker said...

But... I'm impatient!

Mungo said...

Sheesh, Brian... Don't you read your sister's posts? She specifically specified the specification of translating the following Thursday. I can't believe you would pass over that important fact...

(This all coming from a guy who, after winning the Music DVD contest, gave Marjie a full list, not once but twice, of movies that he wanted as a prize, NONE of which were actually MUSIC videos, when she stated SPECIFICALLY that the prize would BE a music DVD of my choice...)

Brian Bowker said...

I would respond, but I'm too busy hanging my head in shame.