Today we went to see Ocean's 13. With this kind of movie I get a bit confused with who is doing what when and to whom, but who cares when you have Messrs Clooney, Pitt and Damon all in one place at one time! Eddie Izzard was in it too - did you catch him and Minnie Driver complete with American accents in The Riches?
Anyway the egg thing! Gordon Ramsay's new Hell's Kitchen series started on Monday and I quote the recap from this morning's paper (Salt Lake Tribune),
"Chef Gordon Ramsay is back for a third season of abuse in this series seeking the chef with the thickest skin. A new group of contestants struggled to prepare meals for opening night of the faux restaurant especially frying eggs for hors d'oeuvres. Will they even be able to cook for Denny's?"
Denny's is the largest full service restaurant chain in the USA and is a bit like the Happy Eater in England - good for a nice big fry up breakfast or a quick meal to break a long journey.
Last Sunday we popped into a Denny's on the way back from Lagoon with Edward and his friends for a quick dinner. I ordered a breakfast with poached eggs and extra bacon instead of the sausage. Although we were practically the only people in there we waited over half an hour for our food. Finally it arrived - mine without the eggs which I was promised within a minute or two. It turned out the chef was fresh out of cooking school and they had to call the manager to come in and show him how to do poached eggs!
I hit a snag with Gary's socks - I ran out of yarn three quarters of the way along the foot of the second one. We agreed the leg part wouldn't suffer for being shorter so I cut out a chunk from the top of one and grafted the two parts back together I think successfully. I now have to do the same on the second sock and get them to match! Looking back at the second one I think I missed a couple of rows of the pattern out so that mistake will also be eradicated. All good!
Yesterday was a day for visiting new stores in our area. We now boast an IKEA and a World Market. We went to IKEA last Sunday for the first time and were totally overwhelmed by a) how big it was, b) how crowded it was and c) how long the check out lines were so we didn't buy anything. Luckily there are maps and arrows on the floor to help you navigate through the store - but for those we might still be in there! Anyway we went back this week with the right vehicle to bring home the patio table, bench and chairs we decided we really liked last week. We sneaked in the out door because what we wanted was right by the check-outs, loaded up a cart with the above mentioned items and self-checked out in a matter of minutes all without succumbing to the smell of the cinnamon buns which were quite overpowering. I can totally understand why so many others had trays of them in their carts.
The World Market is new to me and we didn't know what to expect - certainly it wasn't to come out $27.00 down and in possession of two cans of Heinz Baked Beans, several different real British Cadbury's products, a packet of McVities Plain Chocolate Digestive Biscuits and a Spotted Dick!
It's not just food in there - there is furniture and kitchen things and textiles and all sorts of stuff from all over the world - as indeed it's name implies.