Priorities

My Dad brought over my new favoritest toy besides the intarwebs, a Panasonic DMZ-TZ3 camera in black (chic!) for my birthday, which is in November. We went for a walk, I took some pictures, including the one of the tree from yesterday, and then Dad came back to the house for supper. Dinner was pantry cooking at its finest– brats & kielbasa (bought on sale and stacked in the freezer for a rainy day), Real Pickles’ sauerkraut from last week’s BO delivery & (Boston Organics) apples, with mustard. Fresh food, 1. Cured foods, 2. (3 if you count the mustard). Plenty-ish for all. Or so I thought.

After seeing my dad to the door and closing the apartment door, I returned to see the Better Half looking very unhappy. I was surprised, since I’d have assumed that he’d have already taken the camera apart, since he’s a gadget freak. But no, clearly, my sense of what his priorities were was way off.

“Your dad ate the last bratwurst. And all the fried almonds.”

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4 thoughts on “Priorities

  1. poet with a day job

    that food selection sounds awfully Polish – AND delicious…might your dad be? Maybe German? YUM. My mom makes a killer kapusta.

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  2. BipolarLawyerCook

    PWADJ, we’re Irish on my Dad’s side, through and through. My husband’s family is German, Irish, and Italian. But I picked up the cured sausages and sauerkraut habit from living in W. Mass. in a very polish area– just because there was so much _good_ pork product, and nonmushy coleslaw and fresh (fresh!) pierogies. I have always failed in trying kapusta, tho.Magpie, it happens at our house all the time. The Dad looks at something I serve him with a fisheye, because he never cooked it for me growing up, and then promptly wolfs it down with seemingly no attention paid. It’s really amazing to behold.

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  3. Fiona aka fotofig

    You should really enjoy your new camera. I have a Nikon D40, but the camera that I use most of the time is my Panasonic DMC-LX2. It’s a fabulous little camera, and I’m still learning all the things it can do.

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