Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sunday's Menu. What's on your menu?
Menu of the Day:
Music: Jealous Guy by Casey James
Book: I just finished a really good book called Waiter Rant. It's written by a New York waiter who worked in a high end restaurant. He first started a blog and it got so popular that he wrote a book. It was a great read. I'm also reading a book called Gonzo. (I think that's the title.)
What i've recently lost: i cannot find my mailbox key. I specifically remember getting my mail Thursday. But it's gone now.
In my glass: a Bogle chardonnay.
What's for dinner: Something with tofu and brussle sprouts. How good does THAT sound?
What i keep forgetting: I need to get a new driver license and i don't know where to go since they closed my place i used to go.
The best thing that happened this week: I have been working on doing something about my longtime dissatisfaction with my own union. I am making calls, sending money, designing flyers, mailing letters....all to try and help get a new union president elected so that we can oust our militant hard core Teamster-y type of leader. (It's the reason i started the Facebook in the first place.) We find out May 3. It may make a difference in whether i retire next year or not.
The most productive thing i've done: as you can see from the photos, i have been painting again. And once again, i am not happy. I am trying to match the stucco colors in my Georgia O Keefe print, and while the yellow i chose is beautiful, it's too kitchen-y. (If that makes sense.) So i'll be back at it. And dammit, it took both of us ALL day to get this done and Brian says he's not helping me change it. (and i don't blame him.)
What bothers me about this: Is i usually get this kind of thing right the first time. And i've missed it twice now.
Re: the paint. The colors are above. My new bathroom color is to the left of the yellow. (I painted that last week. And the yellow is of course what we did yesterday.
American Idol: I will be glad when this is over. I still like Casey James, but my read on him is that he isn't in it to win. He is in it to be discovered. And he will. (He is VERY good and an awesome guitar player. He is as good as his Legends of the Fall good looks.) You just have to look at my video from a few weeks ago to see it. Crystal Bowersox should win but she's like having Van Gogh enrolled in a painting class at a community college. She's just too good for Idol and i don't want her making their kind of record. So my pick is Lee DeWyze, the guy who works in a paint store who sang The Boxer. (That was the first time i thought he could win.) He would benefit the most and he's very good. I love his voice. But he's sort of bland in the personality department for Idol but endearingly bland. My kind of bland, nice ego, no drama, the real deal. So those are my top three, with Lee winning.
Re: Lost: Another show i will be glad to have over. But i think i will rewatch all the episodes later where i can watch four in a row and keep going. I will remember more. This show has enough characters to populate a whole country! It's too hard to follow because so many are essential to the plot. (Maybe if i was not menopausal i could follow this better.)
What I'm worried about: We're getting a new union director in our office. I get to be on the interview team and we start this week. Toni and i have worked together for 23 years and we're such a great team. (She's a visionary and i'm the detail oriented one. It takes both of us.) I am organizing her retirement and I keep writing my speech in my head as i'm running and driving. My problem will be keeping it to 15 minutes and i hope i don't cry. Crying, especially in public in front of a crowd, is not something i do.
The funniest thing that happened this week: Nothing I can think of right now. (But i put this up hoping it get's y'all to think of something since you sometimes order off my own menu with substitutions.
Re: Oprah: do we really need a book about Oprah? I have never read a Kitty Kelly book. But i'm thinking we're already on Oprah overload as it is. What else do we need to know?
Re: a very good movie: Did i mention this before? It's called The Cove. My nephew Brian was relentless about getting me to watch this. It won an Oscar for Best Documentary at last year's Academy Awards. It's about the slaughter of dolphins by the Japanese. It was amazing. And both my husband and i went on the Take Part website when it was over. It was very well done and if you read the reviews in Netflix you will see that most everyone was moved by this movie. I thought about this film for days afterwards and i still think about it.
Ok, that's all i got. I know last week i thought of other things and thought to myself, 'i'll have to mention that in my blog" but now i've forgotten what those thoughts were.