“Take a seat, they’re always free”*

Cati’s out of town.  So naturally, I turned to the steely and indifferent (yet comforting) embrace of another; Ms. Excel.   

Just the stats, ma’am.

Playing with the numbers from the reports that I linked to in my previous post brought me to the following conclusions:  

  • You are 126 times more likely to die in a car accident (odds are shockingly high, actually), than you are to even encounter a salmonella enteritidis tainted egg. 
  • You are 4 times more likely to win the NYS lottery (that is, if you play) than you are to die from an egg you buy and eat raw. 

I used the data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service Article and the National Safety Council.  How’s that for a little perspective? 

Just as my lonliness was about to consume me and cause me to buy Originlab and Minitab to really evaluate and present the data, I got a package in the mail.  In it, I found some Spanish-food goodies (from LaTienda.com.  Great site).  They were sent to me by my most thoughtful and lovely wife, Cati. 

Among the goodies was the key-to-my-heart-via-my-stomach; morcillas, thus galvanizing her already secured monopoly on mi corazón.  :) 

Here is a shot of the contents of the care-package, along with some wine and olives that I already had:

The goodies

Here’s a shot of the delicious berberechos that I had while I was cooking.  I squeezed some lemon on them, and used a toothpick as my utensil right out of the can (mmmm):

Very good.

I fried the morcillas and had them with some crispy bread and a glass of wine.  Despair thwarted; thanks to good food![whew]

How lucky am I to have my Spanish bombshell?

*It’s puzzling that YouTube has not been sued to oblivion yet for copyright infringement.  How can they get away with making all these videos available for free (and placing their own advertising on the same screen)?  We’ll see what happens with Viacom, eh?  Don’t get me wrong, it’s great, but it reminds me of another short-lived but glorious Internet phenomenon

5 Responses to ““Take a seat, they’re always free”*”

  1. Caterina says:

    Mi amor!

    I am very glad that you finally received and enjoyed my little present. I really like LaTienda.com; however, their delivery is not very timely. To be fair, the website states that they will ship the order 1-2 days after you place it. Hey! What can I say? It’s a Spanish online store afterall :)

    Mil besos-

  2. renee says:

    you guys are so cute! (and i am so lame for saying that)

  3. That egg analysis is great and all, man, but can you prove the Pythagorean Theorem? :)

  4. jen a. says:

    yum!! what a beautiful care package.
    we miss you, cati! hope you are having a wonderful trip! and i agree with renee… you guys are too cute.
    ~”j. loq.” (aka juanita loquita)

  5. Caterina says:

    I miss you too!!!