Tuesday, February 05, 2008

And I'm Back

The cold is almost gone, and happily I'm no longer in a Nyquil induced haze (not that it's bad mind you).

In other news, it's "Paczki Day" here in Southeastern Michigan. All these years I'd always thought of today as "Fat Tuesday" or "Super Tuesday", but here it's all about the Paczki (pronounced "poonch-key" apparently). I've lived here for going on three years and only last year found out that all the to-do was over a big jelly doughnut! So here I thought is was something cool and special (well jelly doughnuts are pretty cool, but you know what I mean) - and it's just another reason to add to your waistband.

Though just down the road a bit (well, quite a bit) they have a Paczki Day Parade - apparently it's bigger down in Hamtramck than St. Patty's Day - they even sell Jagermeister filled Paczki!

Happily we don't take it all that seriously here, but I did pick up a box last night - might as well make it a real fat Tuesday!

Current Music: Running on Sunshine - Jesus Jackson (even though we have been sunshine free for at least a week!)


Lori said...

Hmm, didn't know that. A fat jelly filled donut sounds pretty good right now, but since I'm still sweaty from the gym, I think I better pass on the tradition this year. I wouldn't want all my hard work to be negated.

for a different kind of girl said...

Here it's just a bunch of churches having pancake dinners on Fat Tuesday. However, that lack of sun thing? Yeah. We're in the midst of a blizzard, so most of those dinners are cancelled.

Glad you're feeling better!

Jenni said...

Glad you're feeling better! So, did you try the Jaeger filled Paczki?

Anonymous said...

that's gotta be a Polish thing, no? I am 100% Polish myself. My parents both grew up in Hamtramack(sp). That doughnut sounds delicious!

Glad you are feeling better! i've got your cold now!!

Just Laura said...

Mmmmmmm... comfort food! I love comfort food but not as much as it loves me. So much it sticks around. You know on my tummy, thighs, boobs, a&&. My parents had a Fat Tuesday party with lots of mucho food which primarily consisted of lots of meat.

Glad you're better! I'm with Katie and got your cold somehow (computer virus?). Now where is my Nyquil?

kimmyk said...

sorry to hear you were sick or are sick. i hope you're feelin better.

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