Saturday, January 31, 2009

nostalgia, tape decks, and some pizza / chili

I am training for my half marathon--but Tavo has also caught the running bug! As a Marine, he's already done a half marathon (and can run about a jillion times faster than me)...but that doesn't stop him from being excited about some new shoes...


I, too, am excited by my crazy silver and blue new adidas...(seriously--all running shoes are gaudy...I want the SILVER ones!!)

One can never go wrong with pizza
or chili...from Maggie's--of Dog Hill Kitchen recipe
Vegetarian Chili. Maggie is from my (Lini's) hometown--Detroit. She is astounding in the kitchen and also building a gorgeous home in northern Michigan. (props to anyone who noticed the Eugenides novel)

and when you have leftover chili and leftover dough...one makes chili pizza!
Tavo and I grew up in a great time--we remember house phones, television without cable, keyboarding, and yet we appreciate and have quickly adopted new technology. Regardless...we fondly embrace the mixed tape. While I love my cell phone, internet and of course, I do dig the I Pod (Tavo says its apparent in my typing that I don't own or use an ipod....) Regardless--its nice to just chill in our 90's truck, and listen to the tape deck. A mixed tape is something that can't quite be replicated in our "I Pod" type world...
you guys remember something like this, I'm sure....
view from truck with tape deck
time for a new tape


This song breaks my heart every time I hear it--yet, I love it. John Prine, done justice by Bonnie Raitt.

6 comments:

doggybloggy said...

I have tons of nice tapes I could rent you...I could loan them but then I would never get them back.....

TavoLini said...

you probably wouldn't get them back. Lending tapes is something akin to...well, shit. I'm a librarian.

Chef E said...

Okay, I helped open an Italian pizza place in Galveston, and I put chili dog and frito pie pizza on the menu, but this tops them both!

buffalodick said...

I have "Margaritaville" on vinyl, 8-track, cassette. and CD- young grasshopper!

TavoLini said...

Chef E--I love putting EVERYTHING on pizzas. I'll probably do a veggie burger with mustard and lettuce today.

Buffalo--I, too, have some 8 tracks! My first 'boyfriend' in high school had an 8 track player in his car--and I made him listen to my Led Zeppelin II every day for the entire 3 months we dated :)

Maggie said...

I'm so glad you tried the chili! It sounds great on a pizza.

I think I'm down to three mix tapes. We had two cars back to back that were tape eaters.