Friday, May 21, 2010
Jojo's Friday's Menu for the Day
MENU OF THE DAY:
Photos: these are taken from my birthday on Vashon Island last weekend, where the weather was 70's and beautiful (Now it is back to 50's). I like this "jojo" one. Brian pointed it out to me that the coat hooks in the guest house looked like my name so i took a photo. (Brian took the two shots of me, the barn light and the horse photo - which reminded me of YOU, eque!) The food photo is from The Monkey Tree, which is a great bohemian vegetarian restaurant we discovered on the island because we had an hour to kill before the ferry. all this time we have missed this place!
Music: Ghost of Goodbye by Ford Turrell. (I don't even remember how i found this song. But it must be iTunes Favorites.)
Last book read: OMG! I just finished reading Matterhorn, which is a novel about the Vietnam War. I am going to say right here that i believe it will win the Pulitzer Prize. It's an amazing story a Princeton educated lieutenant in Vietnam in 1968. This books has so much in it: race relations, elitism, military politics, leadership, bravery, cowardice, this book is LIFE. I loved it. I started reading on Friday evening and finished it on Tuesday morning and it's 600 pages long. This book is going in my top 10 and i will read it again. And i'm buying it for my retired military father on Father's Day. (Islandpearl, i was thinking Bud might want to read it.)
What i keep forgetting: To make that pap smear appointment! LOL. (The reason i include this all the time is because it does indeed get me off my ass to get this job done!)
What I am doing this weekend: Don't laugh. But i am indeed painting over the hallway cottage-y yellow to a more neutral tone.
The best thing: Well maybe not exactly the best thing, but i did get a Shark Steam pocket mop from the infomercial i was watching the other weekend. I can't wait to use it.
What's in my glass: i almost forget this one. I am drinking a viognier that my co-worker/good friend Toni, who is retiring bought me for my birthday. It is expensive and very good.
What is keeping me up nights: Toni and i have worked together for 23 years. It's like a marriage. (Only Sarah/louielouie here has a longer relationship with me than Toni, outside of family.) I am giving the keynote speech and while i am not worried about what to say, I am worried i will cry. I have spoken at three funerals and never cried but i am afraid i will at this one. And i would be so mortified to be crying in front of 100 people who include my colleagues, headquarter manager/bosses and past manager bosses .
What is disconcerting to me: only because i can't seem to leave it alone, EVEN as i am not crazy about. It's Facebook. Dammit, Facebook is like that Very Bad Boyfriend that you just know you should leave alone and tell to f*ck off but you can't help but go back for more. Facebook has me emailing my friends less than i used to. (You know who you are and you know this to be true because you have the same problem.) Facebook is shallow and i fear that i am succumbing.
Shit, before you know it Brian and i will be Facebooking each other in short bursts of connection/conversations and that will be it. In fact, this is our date night and right now he is in the other room Facebooking while watching TV while i am updating this blog.
What Brian said tonight that cracked me up: When i walked in to pour a second glass of that expensive birthday viognier i asked him what he was watching. And he said,
"I am learning how to make aluminum foil."
I said, a bit increduously, "What the hell channel are you watching?"
He replies, "The History Channel". (I should have known. Last night he was watching how they made bowling balls on the History Channel. I thought the History Channel did more in depth programs than bowling balls and tin foil. this is like History-Lite Week)
Then he adds, "You never know when i might need to make aluminum foil to ward off a catastrophe."
I love my husband. He makes me laugh even when he isn't even trying to. (Though he was trying to with that last comment.)