Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Breakfast today: Salt bagel with lox, cream cheese, tomato and onion. This is one tasty combination, but so filling I only ate half of it all day. Lets hope the hungry gremlins in the office refrigerator don't find the other half.

Here's what half of a bagel and lox looks like when photographed using a Treo 700p smartphone:

That's fine, you say, but what does it look like when photographed with the still function on a Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 digital camcorder? Wonder not:

OK - I know what you're thinking. Am I going to show you what a bagel and lox looks like when captured by a Nikon D50 SLR? Of course:

Wow - that's much clearer, no? We can even zoom into the delicious middle while individual onion chunks remain in focus:

Lunch yesterday: oddly shadow-laden chicken salad sandwich, this time from Park Place Gourmet on the south side of Farragut Square.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Weekend snack time: Guacachips ("made with real avocados"). Naturally, it is a great relief to know that my green-tinted tortilla chips are not made from imaginary or virtual avocados. They taste better already.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lunch today: buffet-by-the-pound assembledge of vegetables and meat from SoHo deli. Ingredients include roast turkey, green beans, snow peas, watercress, a slice of chicken breast rolled with ham and cheese, diced tomato and onion, asparagus, straw mushrooms and those little miniature corn things.

I wonder if some people would think that $7.78 is an unncessarily high price to pay for a lunch one is going to eat at one's desk out of a styrofoam container. It certainly isn't in DC; the woman behind me paid $10.34.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Dinner tonight: DiGiorno Garlic Bread Pizza (Supreme). According to the Kraft Foods press release, this recently released product contains an "unforgettable garlic aroma [that] marries two consumer favorites," those two being, of course, pizza and garlic bread.

I'll say there is certainly a broad garlic aroma to the cooked product, though unforgettable might be stretching it a bit. First sexual encounter? Definitely unforgettable. That time I went rock climbing and almost fell twenty feet onto a particularly spiky rock formation? Sure, I'm not gonna forget that. The laboratory-produced smell of garlic on a $5.19 frozen pizza from 7-11? Not so much.

That said, though, it passes the basic tests for pizza that needs to be thawed: crisp crust, pleasantly melted cheese mixture and entirely acceptable sausage nuggets. You wouldn't obsessively cyber-stalk this pizza after a single taste, but one wouldn't kick it out of bed, either.
Breakfast today: toasted salt bagel with cream cheese and Starbucks Breakfast Blend coffee ("A blend of coffees from Latin America"). Bagel from the Daily Market around the corner.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Dinner on Sunday: Mexican chain restaurant grub. Platter o' vaguely Latinoamericano fare:

And the best possible side dish to Mexi-esque cuisine, Negro Modelo. These days, mostly called Afro-Americano Modelo:

And don't forget the unpriced tortilla chips and salsa, a tasty friend. Now, is it just me, or does that salsa fresca look a lot like raspberry jam?:

Dinner tonight: Thousand Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon (2003) and Utz Natural Sea Salt 'n' Vinegar Kettle Cooked Gourmet Potato Chips. Both purchased very nearby at my local wine shop.

A bottle of wine and a bag of potato chips for dinner? Pure decadence, the wags will say. But I say let them cluck their censorious toungues. Why not have robust red varietals and deep fried potato slices as an evening meal? I had french fries and bleu cheese dressing for lunch, after all (though I tragically forgot to take a picture of it).

Lunch, yesterday. Poorly-focused chicken salad and sour cream 'n' onion potato chips.