For those that didn't listen to my voice post, I got a new car a couple of weeks ago. A silver 2007 Prius. I'm enjoying it muchly. I haven't even been in a new car in so long long that I'm ridiculous amused by the keyless entry and push button start. Park is a button! And the gear shifter is a cute little thing in the dash. The touch screen is fun, but I didn't get the GPS option. Though I do have the backup camera. I should take pictures, but in the meantime, there's some good pictures here. The first picture in particular shows the shifter and the power and park buttons. You can click on the image for a bigger picture.
On Christmas, Cliff and I went to Kim Son (Vietnamese) with my parents and had dim sum. Funniest thing to happen that day was that my mother picked out a chicken dish when I was looking the other way. When she started to eat it, she complained that the chicken was bony. I took a look at what she ordered and realized she had gotten chicken feet.
Mommie Dearest was appalled. Silly woman should know you ASK EXACTLY WHAT SOMETHING IS before picking a dish on a dim sum cart. The rest of us laughed our asses off, and Mommie Dearest asked the next waiter to walk by to take the plate away.
Call us uncouth Americans all you like, but chicken feet just isn't our thing.
Later in the week, my sister from Atlanta came to visit with her latest beau, John. John seems like a nice guy and he clearly seems to make enough money for my sister. Could last. I suspect my sister divorced her lawyer husband because his life ambition wasn't to be a well-connected judge/potential politician. Being a lowly prosecutor wasn't ambitious enough for her. I like my sister, but sometimes there are aspects of her that are not appealing to me.
While they were here, we went to the Benjamin Franklin exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Old Ben Franklin was a pretty cool dude. I think we could use more people who have the mindset, "What can we do to improve the lot of mankind!"
Over the weekend, I made chocolate chip cookies. I've been meaning to do that for awhile, and I was glad I finally did. However, it really brought home the fact that my sense of smell has not returned. Not being able to smell is good for the waistline, but I do miss it. Healthwise, I'm actually feeling good. However, everybody at work says I don't sound better. I don't feel congested and I can breathe, but I still have an inexplicable lingering cough. Still, it's better to feel good than to sound good, right?