Rabu, 15 Februari 2012

Turn the other cheek

Hubby and I live in a small condo.  Our unit is sandwiched right smack dab in themiddle of a bunch of other units.

I think we’re good neighbors.  We keep to ourselves, we don’t bother anybody. . . frankly, we don’t give a flippin’ flop what any one is doing or how theylive their lives.

We do, however, have a few neighbors who seem bent onannoying the bajoopies out of us and basically making our lives miserable.

And, it’s been that way since the day I moved in.  That was over 12 years ago . . . I was singleand on my own for the first time in my life. Obviously, I was very excited to have my very own place.  I had a small porch with a sliding glassdoor  off my bedroom.  One of the first things I bought was a windchime to hang on that porch.  Not a bigclunky gongy thing but a delicate tinkly one . . . it was, by no means,obnoxious.

The point is, my sweet little wind chime wasn’t danglingfrom my eaves for more than a few hours when the president of the condo associationwas knocking on my door telling me it had to come down because my next doorneighbor had complained about the “noise”.

And so it began . . .

Because no one was going to get the best of me . . . I hungsaid wind chime inside my front window with a fan blowing on it so that my newneighbors could continue to enjoy the chiming experience.

Mess with me willyou?  Yeah well, you just go and try it!

So, that set the tone for the years to come.

There have been many other incidents . . . too many to innumerate. . . and most of them because of the obnoxiousness of our drunkard neighbornext door who apparently has nothing better to do with his time but harass us.

So, when he gets falling down drunk and an ambulance has tocome to haul his inebriated ass off to the hospital to detox we make sure togive him a little wave to send him on his way.

Turn the other cheek, I always say!  The other buttcheek!

Baked Egg Cups

12 Eggs
12 Thin Slices ofDeli Ham (Round)
1/2 Cup of YourFavorite Cheese
1/2 Cup Diced Scallions
Fresh Cracked SeaSalt and Pepper

Preheat the ovento 400.  Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.  Lay a piece of hamin each hole creating a little ham cup.  Crack one egg into each hole andsprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake the eggs forabout 12 minutes…until the white is firm and the yolk is still nice and runny. (15 minutes for a "well done" egg)

Carefully removeeach egg from the muffin tin and top with grated cheese and scallions. Serve hot!  Yield: 12

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