Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The One in Which Bitty-Girl Gives Me The Ojo

First, an explanation on The Ojo, The Eye. In Mexican folklore, The Ojo, pronounced o-HO, is when someone gives you bad luck simply by looking at you with meaness such as envy, hate, just general meaness. The recipient of The Ojo then has bad luck or, in severe cases, comes down with a illness that includes fever and all around bad yuckiness. Usually you have to cure it by having someone of devout faith rub an egg all over you and then cracking the egg into water. If the inside of the egg is red, or just looking like needles in the water, you had The Ojo. Mexicans and their beliefs; Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Anyhow, I believe Bitty-Girl gave me The Ojo last night. But then again, she may have just wanted a taste of dinner.

"I can haz dinner?"

Dinner was steak with mashed potatoes.

I'm on the prowl to get an indoor smokeless grill because getting the outdoor grill ready for just 2 steaks in Houston humidity is crazy. I went to get my mail yesterday (Netflix!) and oy. I hate the humidity of Houston and it's only going to get worse. The thunderstorms we received this past weekend do not help. Back to the steaks, flank steaks, were broiled in the oven causing a bit of heat build-up as well as some smoke coming out of the vents from the stove. You may have noticed the lack of a veggie on my plate and while I did make some asparagus for the BNC, I don't eat many veggies. Yes, I know but hey, I'm in therapy and well, it comes up. Looking at the photo, a demi-glace would have been nice.

So, yea, Lost last night. Yowza! The finale is this Sunday and I'm excited to finally see this show through. No spoilers from me.


Ali said...

I, too, have been given The Ojo. It always seems to happen at the dinner table, too.

Your meal looks so comforting. For some reason, my mom never made mashed potatoes when I was a kid. I have some catching up to do.

Margie said...

Thanks, Ali! Every time I make mashed potatoes, I have to resist the urge to stuff my mouth with them and then hit my cheeks making them fly a la Bluto in Animal House.

"I'm a zit, get it?!"

The Ojo is strong, very strong.