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About NolaCaine

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  • Birthday 11/24/1973

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    I enjoy eating, cooking, and shopping at grocery stores. I also, hike, bike, and walk a lot. At any one time, I am reading two or three books. I garden in good weather but forget to water...Diagnosed with food allergies at 40 (milk protein, nuts). EOE is aka Eosinophilic esophagitis AKA allergic oesophagitis, is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, narrowing the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and vomiting.
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  1. So did mine. I couldn't do it. Meaning, I could not really understand the book. I do hate admitting that, but there. And Dr. Strangelove is, by far, my favorite Kubrick movie.
  2. Oh the ole regression to the mean. I fear it. So far the boy 8 really likes to read, mostly nonfiction too. The girl likes to be read to but I don't see her ever pick up a book but she does art and gets crazy with the glue stick (she's 5).
  3. I did consider that but still, MDs who are female, today, are being called "Ms." while their male counterparts are being called "Doctor" IN PRINT I only have a doctorate so get how my honorific can be considered unearned. But...you didn't use the woman's name after the irony. Just sayin'.
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    What the Hell is "Hell?"

    other people. I thought that was very well known. I'll admit that I didn't get through the original post...too..Friday night for all of that text.
  5. Books for your girl...wait, is one of those 14 yr olds female? I actually am going to recommend "Bloody Jack" and "Parisole Protectorate" anyway...I read a lot...and pretty much anything.
  6. Forgot to suggest books! Eric: have your girls read "Clementine" or Beverly Cleary. Big huge hit over here.
  7. "by some woman" Come on Don. That sounds assholeish. If any of your readers want to earn science prizes, this link offers tips on how to do it. My girl is 5 and I'm already coaching her. My boy will just get one b/c he is white and male...probably doesn't even need a doctorate. http://www.raiseproject.org/tips.php
  8. My nearly 6 year old likes science kits, especially the goo-related ones. She also likes random instruments so we are getting her a xylophone at her request. She wants music sheets for her lap harp (which was her dad's). She also wants a sewing machine and for me to teach her to sew which can't happen for a variety of reasons that I won't get into. She also likes making mess, I mean art so Santa will refresh her googly-eye and pipe-cleaner supply and add some new stuff. If they don't have stomp rockets and you have a yard, it's a must-have. Ours busted so we are getting a new one. You too might enjoy it. We are buying some new family games. All of ours have been rendered useless by use. I'm open to suggestions about novel ones that I might not have considered (5&8). Finally, American Girl dolls are horrible for so many reasons. I am very happy that my girl thinks they are "creepy looking" and I swear I did not offer that thought to her myself.
  9. I do get it Keith but this area of DC (s. DuPont, n. Farragut) lacks seafood unless M&S works but that too is a chain and not fast. close to fast, but not fast. If I am wrong on this point, tell me. I need a lunch location for tomorrow.
  10. and I can't wait to try it. After mocking the name, somehow, I happened on the menu. As trite as some of the language may be, I want to try most of it. But then again, I generally like sea stuff. Not stinky, but am now okay with slapped. Anybody remember Wahoo Fish Taco in California? Very Yum.
  11. Really enjoyed lunch today and think its a great location for business lunches. Appreciated the "Maria lunch" which is 3 courses. My "date" who I did not know before lunch, had pasta but didn't eat all of the red sauce. It took all of my self-control (and a little germ phobia) to not sop it up with bread. Also, it's picturesque. Maria today featured a quinoa and arugula salad lightly dressed. Perfect. I followed it up with an arctic char. At first, I thought that the acid was too acidy (lemon) but as I ate, everything melded together nicely. I didn't have maria's dessert instead opting for their fruit of the day (plumbs with picturesque mini flower pedals and a little sugar, but I was told that, couldn't taste it. Stopped at the Calvert Woodly on the way back. Got some cheese, bread, chocolate and would have gotten wine but was too afraid I'd drop it on metro.
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    Words/Phrases You Wish Were Retired

  13. I really enjoyed lunch at Sei Friday for a variety of reasons. People watching was very good. I was jealous of the lunch drinkers, of course. and for some reason, i enjoy the tink of the decorations and the S&M look of those chairs. But the food. My date ordered for me, which was an unexpected treat and I liked all of the fancy rolls that we shared. As a starter we enjoyed the perfectly steamed edamame with huge salt crystals. All roles are HUGE and frankly, my mouth isn't, which is my only complaint. In order of preference, roughly below: To me the stand out was the (trite?) salmon poke which came topped with huge salmon roe on top and was bright and fresh. Crispy shrimp was very well done and the pineapple sauce added brightness as well. The lobster roll was a bit bland in comparison and so was the fish and chips but to be very clear, I enjoyed them both as well. Salmon Poke 13 avocado, jicama, habanero ikura Spicy Tuna Roll 11 spicy miso aoli, scallions Crispy Shrimp 13 arare, chive, old bay pineapple sauce Lobster Roll 15 lettuce, soy butter, yuzu mayo, bread Fish and Chips 13 flounder, malt vinegar, potato crisps, wasabi tartar