Dear goodness and gravy…
What a couple of days…
The Good – I got a camera! I have been taking pictures with my iPhone this entire time!
The Bad – I need to do a lot of learnin’.
The Ugly – Oh dear – do you have time for this? Indulge me – if you will.
The camera was delivered to my office last Thursday (11/18/2010). I opened it quickly out of excitement, and I left it on my desk because I was meeting with a client.
I left it in the office overnight. (Foreshadowing for BIG MISTAKE!)
Next morning, I come in and it’s gone. I saw some packaging paper sitting next to my trash and I knew – I just knew – the cleaning staff threw it away thinking it was trash.
I ran to the building recycling bin and fished through loads of bags of paper and plastic – in my good suit, nonetheless. Nothing.
Then I approached the dumpster – the stink smelly dumpster – and I just stared at it. Do I dare? The thing was packed to the max. Thinking I have a client coming in the next 30 minutes, who probably won’t want their attorney smelling like yesterday’s lunch leftovers, I gave up. Even I couldn’t make the dive.
I told the building manager, and she said she would do her best to see what happened. Needless to say I was irritated/disappointed/sad.
Then the next day…I got a call.
The manager of the cleaning company said that he asked around (I’m sure they were motivated considering they would have to replace the sucker if they didn’t find it), who said his staff remembered the box and brought it to him – camera and accessories in tow!
A little fishy if you ask me but hey – I got my camera back. And, let me tell you! It’s divine! I don’t know what most of the buttons mean but, golly – I’m sure going to learn!
I, of course, practiced right away – on one of my very favorite items!
Since all was right with the world, and because I needed something good in my day, I made this:
What’s inside you ask? Let’s take a closer look:
What you see here is a mix of the following:
- drained garbanzo beans
- carrot ribbons
- sliced onions
- chopped tomatoes
- a little bit of ground black pepper
Then, a dressing, which matched this combo perfectly!
Just a simple mix of spicy mustard, red wine vinegar, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and olive oil.
(I love making my own dressings!)
This, and then the Sopranos – makes you think – what camera incident?