Sunday, April 3, 2011


I still feel some tightness in my chest, but I am WAY better than last week. So seemed like a good idea to take little dude rollerblading today.


It's been a while and I forgot just how hard the ground can be. ;)
After laughing ourselves silly and falling all over the park, we decided enough was enough and headed over to the local chinese food shop for lunch.

These guys have a jones for tempura. They salt and pepper tempura EVERYTHING. Frog legs, tofu, greenbeans, they are even willing to tempura the potstickers.

Since the seasoning is cracked salt, stone ground chilis, crushed red pepper, fried garlic and green onion, we always order two pots of tea. SO GOOD. Little dude can eat a whole order of the dumplings by himself. The waiters think it is the funniest thing ever to watch him eating with chopsticks and drinking green tea.

I am doing ok with my efforts to learn Russian but it is slow going. While I can pronounce the sounds of the alphabet, I am having trouble recognizing the letters. It would be easier if I had a tasty Slav nearby to practice my....language skills on. Motivation and all that, right? ;)

I am off to waste the rest of my weekend. Hope you all get to doing something silly, useless and fun as hell.


Spartan said...

LOL! you're makin' me hungry Sassy, with all this tak about that food and garlic and salt.

I know it's not supposed to be good for you but i can't stand food without plenty of salt in it. You get a steak pie nowadays and bite into it there's no flavour 'cos it's all this PC "no salt allowed!" such BS! i want my salt!

Woah! you're learning Russian? i bet that's complex as hell, Spartan can barely speak english cos i spend my time makin' fatigued grunting noises as i strain during training!

Do you have the green tea? or ordinary?

lots love Spartan

Sassy said...

I know what you mean love. I don't like everything to taste like the sea, but some things should just be salty eh?
We both know what I think of PC in general, so as long as your healthy, salt away babe. ;)

I have a feeling the Russian is going to take quite some time. I think I could become okay at conversation but learning to read and write it is giving me fits. Not too much progress atm...

...Spartan can barely speak english cos i spend my time makin' fatigued grunting noises as i strain during training!...

Sounds like an interesting story love, do tell :D

I have over a dozen different teas here at the house. Green tea is one of our favorites.

CoreyJo said...

Sounds like you're having a great time with your little guy. We all love Chinese too. It's real comical to see the 6 year old trying to master the chop sticks.

I try with the foreign languages, but my brain just doesn't want to cooperate.

Ha Ha Now you got us both interested Spartan. Didn'tcha know, the more a man grunts & groans, the more we love it!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Sassy Hon


Skilled4Men said...

Sounds like you had a great time with the little guy -and glad to hear you're on the road to all-well. Russian? Really??? Kudos to you just for making the attempt! If an extra pot of tea helps with the tempura -perhaps a good Russian Vodka will help out with the language lessons??? ...just a thought.

mistress maddie said...

Well it does sound like you had a great time this weekend! Hard pavement and all. And I have a upcoming date this week with a Russian so any help would be lovely honey! Take care and so glad to hear your on the men! I mean, mend!


Sassy said...

I know what you mean about your brain not wanting to cooperate. I just keep sticking it out. Eventually it will kick in right?

Mmm. Maybe if a friend brought pickles and caviar? ;)

Wish I had a nice Russian, maybe my motivation would
I do know that there are sites that teach Russian for lovers/couples. It bypasses alot of daily speech and concentrates on phrases someone in a relationship might use.
Could come in handy. ;)