“I love pizza, I love Chinese food, Caribbean food, I love Italian.”

When I woke up this morning, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. I asked Google about the weather and was told it would be cloudy and rainy. Within the next ten minutes the sun disappeared, and darkening clouds covered the sky. Google was right for the meanwhile. Twenty minutes later the blue was back, and the sun was shining, but some clouds are still hanging around just to remind us of the weather prediction.

It is a warm day and already 50หš. We are on a weather seesaw. Tomorrow will be similar to today, but Thursday the temperature will drop to 33หš, and on Friday we’ll have rain and snow.

Nala watches YouTube but only boxer videos. At first I wasn’t sure, but this morning it was obvious. She was right beside me and watched boxers running and gamboling. When the scene switched, she stopped watching until the boxers came back. She doesn’t seem to enjoy Space Force so she’s napping.

Both dogs are on the couch with me. They are sleeping, one on each side of me. When I was a kid, Duke wasn’t allowed on beds or on the furniture. He was a rug dog when we were looking, but he sneaked on the couch late at night while we were all abed. Duke was a tricky dog. As for my animals, they always sleep on couches or beds. They scoff at rugs. They feel entitled.

When I was a kid, my parents told us Chinese was not for kids. We believed them. The only exotic food we ate was spaghetti, I-talian food, with the I long and emphasized. It wasn’t until we were bit older, but still kids, that we tasted Chinese. Nothing happened. I don’t know what I expected, but I didn’t expect to realize my parents told us lies so they didn’t have to share.

We ate steamers. We ate sardines. Both just seemed to be ordinary foods for us. I still like steamers, but the idea of eating sardines gives my taste buds pause, even makes me gag a bit.

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8 Comments on ““I love pizza, I love Chinese food, Caribbean food, I love Italian.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Non of our dogs ever showed any interest in what was on TV, even when a dog was barking. They were oblivious to it. Iโ€™m amazed that Nala watches Boxer videos on YouTube. Nothing in this life should surprise me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    This morning it was warm, in the 40s when I left the house, but the cold front has arrived earlier than forecasted because the airplanes were departing to the north into a strong breeze. The sky is cloudy and thereโ€™s a forecast for freezing rain and sleet tonight or earlier in the day. Iโ€™m bringing my laptop home just encase itโ€™s slick in the morning.

    My three favorite ethnic foods are Chinese, Italian, and barbecue or Mexican. We donโ€™t have any Caribbean restaurants that Iโ€™m aware of in the area. My parents fed us everything that they ate. I grew up on Chinese and Italian from the age of three living in New York. When we moved to Dallas in 1953, finding any kind of Chinese food was difficult, but there were a couple of Chinese restaurants. They all had native Texas waitresses who spoke like the Character Flo in the T.V. series Alice. They made us laugh when they asked if we wanted white bread with our Moo Goo Gai Pen. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to have my weekly or, even better, biweekly fill of Chinese food or else I get irritable. Iโ€™m surprised that as a kid you never asked your parents what kind of food they thought kids in China ate? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Nala is the second of my dogs who watched TV. Maggie, another boxer, would sit straight up beside me on the couch with her back against the back and sometimes with her paw on my shoulder. We both watched TV.

      It is pouring now and has been for a while. It is 50หš, still warm. Tomorrow will also be warm.

      I just assumed Chinese kids ate the same Chinese food we did. Why call it Chinese food if the Chinese didn’t eat it?

      We ate a lot of Italian food. I remember visiting my aunt in East Boston, the most Italian part of Boston. My aunt was married to an Italian who owned a fish market in East Boston. That was the first place I ate spaghetti with clams and clam sauce.

      I still love Chinese food, but I also love Thai and Asian fusion.

      • Bob Says:

        Having an Italian in the family who cooked home style Italian food would be wonderful. Iโ€™m not a fan of Thai food for two reasons, one I have a tenderfoot mouth for hot chili spices and I donโ€™t like cilantro. My sister, myself and my first cousin all donโ€™t like the taste of cilantro. To all of us it taste like eating soap.

      • katry Says:

        Thai food isn’t generally hot. You have to choose the hot dish the same as you do with Chinese food. Most Thai restaurants cook to order so you can ask for no cilantro as much of it is just a garnish.

  2. Christer. Says:

    All the dogs in my life have been bed and sofa dogs ๐Ÿ™‚ I sometimes need to fight for a spot in either for myself ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    They can show interest in animals on tv occasionally but always look when they hear wolves howl ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t say if they like it or if they are scared of it, they just stop what ever they’re doing and listens.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I fight for space in my bed. Nala usually gets on it first and gets comfortable. Henry gets up and pushes himself beside Nala who the gets up, moves to me and curls up beside my shoulders to sleep. I have no room to read.

      Nala was really intent on watching. I wish she could learn better behavior by watching.

      Have a wonderful day!

      • Christer. Says:

        One can always wish ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      • katry Says:

        Nala is a pip. She stole a couple of things today, but they were pieces of cardboard. She took them outside and tore them apart. That’s when I noticed she had dug a couple of holes.


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