Random post-holiday musings

The game… ugh, the game. Texas A&M fell at home to arch-rival Texas, 21-7, ending the Aggies’ regular season at 7-4 (4-4 in the Big 12). Now we await a possible bowl bid, most likely a very minor bowl (galleryfurniture.com Bowl, anyone?) but with a fleeting shot at a mid-level one (Alamo Bowl). *aaarrgh*… if we only had an offense…

A cool bonus almost literally dropped into my lap this weekend, however. For some time, I’ve been looking for a copy of an out-of-print 1951 book called The Story of Texas A. and M. by George Sessions Perry, an early history of Texas A&M that’s damn near impossible to find nowadays. As it turns out, my soon-to-be mother-in-law had a copy of it—almost forgotten by her—sitting on a bookshelf. I remarked (completely innocently, mind you) that I had been looking for this book, and in a rather generous gesture, she gave me her copy, just like that. Really cool.

On Friday, my sweetie made mandu (Korean dumplings) for her family, something she’s been itching to do since first being introduced to the dish by my mom last Christmas. It was a rousing (and quite yummy) success. We also bought a jar of kimchi (Korean pickled cabbage) at an Asian food market to bring back with us—and then prodeeded to leave the jar in her mom’s fridge, something we didn’t remember until we were on our way back home. (D’OH!)

I really should be getting back to work now.