Had a lovely Friendsgiving yesterday. I throughly enjoyed massive amounts of cheese – even if I can hardly waddle out of the apartment today.
But I completely forgot to give thanks! So here it goes:
I am sooooo thankful for –
My dog, Ricky. He can be a menace but I love him to pieces.
My boyfriend. He can also be a menace but is silly and lovely most of the time.
Cooking. My solace.
Art. This includes films, theater, etc. Keeps my belief in magic alive.
Laughter. My sanity.
Good books. Heck – even mediocre books. Anything with real pages.
Yoga. Even if I fall lots.
My apartment. Warm & cozy. Nothing fancy but it is home.
Family. Drive me nuts but they are my story and I love them.
Me and the boyfriend saw No Man’s Land – on B’way currently starring Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart (not to mention a very good Billy Crudup). How adorable are Sir Ian & Sir Patrick?
Loved it – watching truly skilled actors have a go at Pinter is such a joy.
But I gotta admit – my mind kept going here:
I’ve been devouring Rossellini films this month (by way of Hulu Plus). It’s as though I am time traveling when I watch his films. They feel so disturbingly real.
Whenever I think about the man himself, I always picture Ingrid Bergman by his side. They were one of the greatest – and most scandalous – love stories of the century. Like all great romances, it ended poorly, but at least we have the magnificent Isabella Rossellini as a souvenir.
This NYT article blew me away.
Damn fine journalism. This is why I still get the paper.
A Frontline documentary was produced in conjunction as well – A Death in St. Augustine.
This past week has been such a whirlwind – the approaching holiday season has set the universe at turbo-speed.
Yesterday, my yoga teacher referenced this video – which brought me back to earth:
I loooove eggnog. It is gross. I know. BUT I LOVE IT ANYWAY. That is true love.
I am making a big batch of eggnog for a game party tomorrow. I settled on this recipe. I use Kraken Rum – for both the spicy taste and amazingly cool octopus bottle.
I just hope I don’t drink it all myself before the party… Might have to make 2 batches.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds is an awesome pie shop in Gowanus. I’m there pretty much every weekend with my sister.
NOW YOU CAN MAKE THE PIE AT HOME YOURSELF WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL PIE BOOK!
I’ve been using their Honey Pie recipe forever. It never fails to impress. Shhhh – it sounds exotic, but is actually very easy to make and unbelievably delish.