Thursday, May 15, 2008

"How come I end up where I started? How come I end up where I went wrong?"*

DUDES! This is making my DAY!
Radiohead touring!
Would I like to see them in Barcelona or Paris? Hell, yeah!
Will I settle for Cleveland? You bet your ass I will!

I love me some Thom Yorke, bay-bee!

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I finished the Michael Lee West, and am halfway through Octavian Nothing. I am considering hiring Jess as my own personal booker (that's like a shopper, but slightly more literary.) She has NEVER steered me wrong and this book is so far no exception. I am really enjoying it.

Also am getting a huge kick out of Phoebe Damrosch's Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter and James Dickerson's Last Suppers: If the world ended tomorrow, what would be your last meal?.

Am slowly preparing to begin, I think, Kate Atkinson's Emotionally Weird, but I MAY save that Sure Thing for the week H takes the boys to Thomas and I leave Quarto with the babysitter anyway...

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My brother was here for his usual flying visit.

Tuesday I cooked him meatloaf, mashed potatoes, lemon-glazed carrots, and peas. I also baked him an apple cake, the last pieces of which I tucked into his lunch this morning for his road trip home.

Last night we all had panini (pick your own filling - I picked spinach, fresh mozzarella, and prosciutto, and ohmigod, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven) and wedding soup and stuffed peppers.

Because I knew he'd plow through the apple cake, I whipped together a chocolate-marmalade cake from Nigella this morning. (I used the Trader Joe's bittersweet chocolate, which I am pleased to report works just fine; also, half a jar of apricot jam because I only had a cup of orange marmalade left in the jar.) And, oh my, - YUMMO.

Is it any wonder I can't seem to lose any more weight?

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Speaking of, ran for 42 minutes this morning. I will top out at 45 and work on continuous running now (as opposed to alternating walking-running). My stomach may jiggle, but my thighs are steel.

And with that image I leave you.


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*"15 Step," Radiohead, from "In Rainbows"

10 comments:

blackbird said...

It sounds divine, but YUMMO?
Too much Rachel Ray!

Jess said...

Consider me hired. As payment, you are MY booker. You've never steered me wrong, either, although I still haven't given Cloud Atlas a second shot. Which I feel embarrassed about. I DID buy a copy though, as a sign of faith in you.

Duyvken said...

A booker? What a perfect turn of phrase, I also have someone whose recommendations I race straight to the library to borrow.

Velma said...

Lucky brother!

Anonymous said...

Do you live in/near Cleveland? I used to. I love Cleveland. It's a real place.
Jenny

BabelBabe said...

I'm in Pittsburgh so I am about 2 hours from Blossom Music Center. We've gone there several times for shows, plus I have gone up a couple times for shows at the art museum. Not to mention seeing the Saw Doctors, Sugar, and other bands at other nightclubs there....I like Cleveland just fine. and Blossom is a terrific place to see a band. SO MUCH BETTER than Star Lake.

Joke said...

Two hours to, ____ hours at the show, two hours back. You won't be eating much.

If you saw 2 shows a week, you'd be a twig.

So be careful.

-J.

Katya said...

They are coming nowhere near where I live. :(

Caro said...

Hey, we must have the same figure except mine is about three sizes bigger.

Is there any chance of you sharing the lemon glazed carrot recipe?

And have you heard of moms in motion? www.momsinmotion.com

I just heard of them last night. Sounds intriguing.

Sarah O. said...

Oh, I love Radiohead, Thom & Jonny. Will they play anywhere near Denver? NO! Dang!