Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Me: you put too much chili powder in the chili. (said in my sweetest voice)
Steve: no, I didn't.
Steve: I put the same amount of chili powder in that I always do, 3 tablespoons.
Me: it tastes different. It is hotter and burning my throat. (this is definitely a verbal jab)
Steve: well I did put a can of zesty tomatoes in it.
Me: it's more than a zesty tomato, when it gets past my tongue, my throat tries to close up. (jab, jab)
Steve: AHA! It was YOUR fault that chili is too spicy!
Me: and how do you figure that? (I am on the phone with my sister, and I figure I can use her as a material witness if we go to trial)
Steve: because the chili powder is HOT MEXICAN STYLE! And YOU BUY ALL THE SPICES!
Me: yes I do, except I asked you to pick up some chili powder at Christmas in case I needed it for the Mexican Roll Up recipe.
Lipizzan stallions are famous, and have been around for hundreds of years. You can find out more here. This photo is from the http://www.lipizzan.org/index.html and shows General George S. Patton and Colonel Alois Podhajsky, the head of the Spanish Riding School in Austria, during World War II.
Today Steve was on the phone with our youngest daughter Deb (affectionately called wretch by me) and I was getting ready for work. All of a sudden he started laughing loudly. They talked a few minutes more and then he came running to the bathroom door.
Steve: you'll never guess what Deb just said to me!
Me: no, I won't, so tell me.
Steve: I told her that Jack (our grandson) was going to get to go to see the Lipizzaner stallions this weekend. She said what are those? I said 'you've never heard of the Lipizzaner stallions?' and she said no. So I told her they were famous horses from Austria, and were captured about 65 years ago during WWII. Then we rescued them from the German Army, who would have EATEN them.
(I didn't tell him they were in danger of being eaten by several different groups of people, since meat was rare and they were basically steaks on legs.)
Steve: And do you KNOW what Deb said then?
Me: no, what did she say?
Steve: she said...(and he was already laughing) ...YOU MEAN THEY ARE STILL ALIVE???
Yes, we really have these conversations, and yes, I have a daughter who thinks horses live to be 70 years old. And I am wondering would Lipizzan chili taste any different than deer chili?
The roads are thawing and I need to escape soon....