Tuesday, October 16, 2007


More mini open letters that were suppose to be on the last post but didn't make it because Blogger and I were having a fight and he kicked me out. We're back together now and taking a trip to the Poconos.

Dear Person Who Will Remain Nameless Because I'm Nice:

The difference between "document" and "form" in this particular instance is about the same amount as the difference between me wanting an anvil or a bowling ball to fall from the sky and land on your big toe.

Frustrated, Rachel

Dear Pat Benetar:

Thank you for "We Belong Together". After the document/form conversation I got into my car and that song was next on the CD (Intra-Letter Letter: Dear Katie, thanks for putting it on the mixer. Love, Rachel). It did me a load of good to belt it out on my drive home. I'm sure it also did that guy in the Lexus a world of good as well to see me thumb-mic-ing to it. He was laughing a lot.

Considerably calmer, Rachel

Dear Guy in the Lexus:

I was wondering about your license plate, "SWM LX". Is that a personal ad? Maybe your car payments are too high and you can't afford the fees for online dating services so you're just putting yourself out there in the hopes that some girl will see that you're a single white male who owns a Lexus and will follow you home.

Curious, Rachel

P.S. You're welcome for the song.

Dear Friend of Wendy's Whose Name I Can't Remember but Who, Years Ago, Gave Me the Recipe to Her Taco Soup*:

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Love, Rachel

* Brown 1 lb. ground beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder and 1 cup chopped onions. Add 1 can kidney beans (drained), 1-2 cups frozen corn, and 2 cans Mexican style diced tomatoes. Mix 1 package taco seasoning with 1 cup of water and add to mixture. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips. Put your pajamas on, put in a good movie and bask in the glory that is taco soup.


Laura said...

Thanks for the recipe. I had a taco soup catastrophe a month or so ago. I tried to pretend I was on the food network and combine a Barefoot Contessa recipe with a Rachael Ray recipe. Let's just say it didn't really turn out. I know, I know...how can you really mess up soup? Especially when you're a fair accomplished home cook like I am? Trust me...it was NOT good. I'll try this one.

Amanda said...

Amen to the taco soup. I was at that party and the friend. I brought the taco soup to my ward linger-longer this Sunday and it was the first thing empty. I'm a hit because people share recipes!!

Anonymous said...

lol... what were they insisting was the difference between a document and a form? Throw in application and make it a rumble;)


Rach said...

Pat Benetar really is great. Did you throw in a few shoulder kicks with the thumb mike? Speaking of girl rock stars, when are we going to start our band? --Rac