“I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.”

The rain started yesterday afternoon. It rained all night and is still raining. At times the rain is heavy, noisy as it pelts the windows and falls on the roof. I find the noise comforting. It isn’t the silence of falling snow.

I have never liked Jello. Its gelatinous consistency has always been off-putting, even when I was a kid. The worst is Jello with fruit suspended in the jell. For some reason it reminds me of an alien attack and stun guns. Give me chocolate pudding and tapioca any time.

I don’t remember when I first started drinking coffee. I think it’s been a morning ritual the whole of my life. Nothing beats a good, hot cup of coffee, but I’ll even drink bad coffee rather than none at all. Ghana has bad coffee, but I still drank it for two years and two return trips. I always found coffee shops everywhere else in my travels. In Italy I drank cappuccino after dinner. It was my favorite way to end a meal.

I used to wear panty hose, nice shoes and dresses to work every day. I even changed my earrings to match my outfits. This summer will be the tenth anniversary of my retirement. I haven’t worn panty hose in all that time. No event is important enough to warrant panty hose.

I don’t eat tuna salad. When I was growing up, we couldn’t eat meat on Fridays so mostly my mother made tuna fish sandwiches for our lunch boxes. Once in a while it was egg salad but mostly tuna. Even if we got a sub on after pay-day Fridays, it was always tuna. I added pickles, onion and hot pepper to jazz up mine. They only helped a little. I figure during that time I ate enough tuna to last me a lifetime.

I love roast turkey. I buy one every now and then and eat it for about a week. I have it straight from the bird the first few days with all the trappings: mashed potatoes, stuffing, a vegetable or two, cranberry sauce and gravy. I then start having sandwiches with cut turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. I use mayonnaise to hold it all together. I make turkey salad next and have it for a lunch for a few days. Finally I throw the carcass into a huge pan, boil it for a while, strip it of meat, add veggies and make turkey soup. I freeze some for later. A turkey is forever.

In a bit, Gracie and I will brave the elements to do a couple of errands. Sadly for her, I am forgoing the dump trip because of the rain. She’s asleep and won’t notice.

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12 Comments on ““I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.””

  1. im6 Says:

    One of the things I like best about KTCC is the sheer randomness of it. I mean, you’re talking about rain and suddenly you tell us you don’t like Jello — a connection I just don’t get. But that’s fine. And just when I’m on the food bandwagon, the discussion abruptly shifts to panty hose. It’s all JUST LIKE the way my mind works. The synapses are all firing at once and you never know what’s going to explode next. You’re a verbal terrorist, Kat!

    • katry Says:

      That’s one of the nicest compliments I’ve ever received!

      You’re so right-I just let my mind wander and type the results. I never know where I’m going! I just know it will be a fun trip!

  2. Mark Clark Says:

    Why I Hate Jello: I was recovering from knee replacement surgery in Good Samaritan Hospital, where some inept kitchen helper had made a 55-gal. tub of peach jello. But he or she failed to stir the mix, and as a result, it was grainy peach jello. Peach jello is only marginally tasty, and if you add what the tongue senses as grains of sand to the mix, it’s yucko.
    But I love your memories and your music!

    • katry Says:

      Wow, that’s even worse than just Jello as I don’t like peaches. I can only imagine the horror of peach and Jello, grainy Jello at that.

      The hospital held you captive so they could feed you anything!

      Thanks you, Mark.

  3. olof1 Says:

    Sunny, warm and almost wind free today but the little wind that did show up was a bit too chilly to be enjoyable. But I could hang my laundry outside to dry and that was the first time this year.

    Most people don’t know what jello is over here even though it is sold in stores, usually theyb have it on a place seldom visited by customers 🙂 I’ve eaten it a few times but can’t say I like it especially much.

    Turkey isn’t that common either and I think that’s because we really don’t know how to cook it so it doesn’t get dry. I always come to think of the Thanks Giving Turkey in “Christmas Vacation” 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I was so influenced by my best friends family that I was the only one inmy famikly that didn’t drink coffee, I always had tea and started to make it myself since no one inmmy family knew how to do it. I don’t drink tea from tea bags if I can avoid it. They are usualy too weak so >I always need two bags in my tea cup.

    Now days however I do drink coffee but usually only at work but I mostly have some coffee at home in case visitors wants some.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      It has stopped raining, but it is still damp and cloudy. We haven’t seen the sun in a few days.

      It is gross, Jello. I hate the globbiness of it. Luckily my mother didn’t serve it too often as dessert.

      Turkey is the center of our Thanksgiving meal. When we were kids, we also at it at Christmas, but when we got older, we had a beef roast or a pork roast. I remember the turkey in that movie. Talk about dry!

      My mother never drank coffee, but my father was a huge coffee fan. He preferred instant which I never understood. My mother would buy coffee to brew when I visited. One of my sisters is the tea drinker in the family.

      I also keep tea bags around for company!

      Have a great evening!!

  4. Birgit Says:

    Jello is called food of gods or wobble pudding over here. If it’s green, yellow and red it’s traffic light pudding.
    Give it a nice name and it tastes better:-)
    Doesn’t this beauty look like Ghana pudding for you?:

    • katry Says:

      The colors of the flag are there, but that won’t entice me to eat it! I can’t of any name which would lure me to scarf down that blob.

  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I get jello/rain connection. Some of the rain we’ve had the past 4 days has been a bit gelid. Yeah, it’s a stretch, but it works. 🙂

    I like jello but only the citrusy flavors. My mother used to make it in a particular stainless steel bowl. She would spoon it out and put real whipped cream on it if we hadn’t used up the cream from the top of the milk. If we had, she told us to pour milk on it which I never did because milk does not equal whipped cream. Ever. Sometimes she would put bananas in it. That was okay but I suspected it was mostly to use up bananas that were getting a bit past it but not dead ripe enough to make banana bread which would have been better that bananas floating in jello.
    Jello was a summer dessert. Pudding and tapioca were winter desserts as was banana bread and apple crisp.

    It’s dreary here. It had been pouring rain for days but it just looks damp and dark out there now. Rocky and I are going out today regardless. I didn’t get out of my jammies until 5PM yesterday and that was only to shower and get into clean jammies. Well done, Inner Slackerself. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I’m thinking that even sleet has the Jello effect when it hits the ground.

      I don’t remember eating Jello even in summer. We were always chocolate pudding fans no matter the season. I would think bananas are not a great fruit for Jello. Berries would look the best.

      It’s raining still here: third day in a row. I was out this morning and just got back. I fell, not my best moment.

      I have many times done the shower new around the house clothes. I consider even that an accomplishment some days.

      • Caryn Says:

        Berries were too expensive unless we were in Maine at the farm. Then they were free if in season.

        Sorry you fell. I hope you are not hurt.

        Rocky and I went to the lake and got damp and cold after which I went to the post office and the grocery store.
        I finally have two flowers in my yard. Yay Spring!

      • katry Says:

        Nothing is better than seeing flowers and color in the garden.

        We picked fruit as well, but it never went into Jello. I don’t think any of us liked it.

        The rain here has finally stopped.

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