I am just a stupid woman, apparently.
When I took mon mari’s computer into the shop for repair, I explained what the problem was.
I told the guy that, after the storm last week, every time I plugged it in it blew all the circuits in the house.
I explained that, regardless of what outlet I used, anywhere in the house, when I plugged it in, it blew all the circuits in the house.
I warned him not to plug it in, there was obviously a short in it, and it could damage his equipment.
Does everybody understand those last three statements?
Is there anything confusing about them?
There wasn’t a language problem; he’s English.
There wasn’t a smart ass kid v older person problem – he’s older than I am (I think)
There was a machismo problem.
I, as a woman, obviously know nothing about computers and less about electricity. (He’d be really wrong with the first assumption; dead on with the second)
I, as a woman, cannot string two events together (plug in computer; blow circuits) and form a logical conclusion.
He plugged it in.
He blew every circuit in his shop.
All of the computers, the modems, the routers, his own and those entrusted to his care, were, abruptly, shut down.
He spent the next half hour looking for circuit breakers, turning things back on, checking things out.
I spent the next half hour keeping my mouth shut.
I expended the greater effort.
His assistant called me the next day and told me my computer was fried.
Might I just say….. DUH!
So I could make some pasta to send over to Pam, at Sidewalk Shoes, this week’s host of Presto Pasta Nights, the event founded by Ruth, of Once Upon a Feast.
Visit Pam’s blog on Friday for all the wonderful Pasta Presentations!
I had a craving for something creamy.
I didn’t need the usual calorie-laden mayonnaise based dressing…. But I wanted the flavor.
A little mayo can flavor a lot of yogurt!
Pasta Salad with Ham, Peas and Celery
1 1/4 cups (3.5oz, 100gr) pasta
8oz (250gr) ham a thick slice from the deli
1 cup frozen peas (3oz, 90gr)
1/2 bell pepper, any color mine was orange
1 medium carrot
2 – 3 ribs celery (about 1 cup, sliced)
10 Greek or black olives
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Peel and chop carrot. Chop pepper. Slice celery. Put frozen peas in a strainer and run hot tap water over them until they are thawed, about 1 minute. Cut ham into bite-size pieces. Pit olives if needed, and cut in half.
Mix all ingredients for salad (except dressing) in a large bowl. When the pasta is done, drain, rinse lightly in cool water. Add to bowl. Add as much of the dressing as suits your taste; Stir and eat.
4 tbs Greek Yogurt
2 tbs mayonnaise
2 tbs yellow or ball park mustard (French’s)
2 tbs good olive oil
Whisk all ingredients together. It will be quite thick.
The good news about the computer disaster (and, FYI, it was turned off, but I had left it plugged in – to a surge protector), is the insurance will (we hope) replace it. That means I get a new computer! (House rules – I get the new ones, mon mari gets my old one which, in turn, will be new to him)