Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Midnight Surprise

+ I went to the library the other day and got 2 books to read--The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin and The Sacred And Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch. I read Murdoch's A Fairly Honorable Defeat earlier in the year and loved how dark and twisted it was, so how could I pass up a book with a title like The Sacred and Profane Love Machine. I started reading it immediately and it has not disappointed. Dark. Twisted. Sex. Love. Lies. Kink. Good/Evil. Drama. And thats all in the first 84 pages :)

-Work drama. blah.

+Nice dinner with my mom a few days ago. We went to Francesca's Forno right on the corner of Damen, North, and Milwaukee. I've avoided that restaurant since we've moved here because it looked obnoxious, but I feel kinda salty about that because the food was goooood. It was loud on a Wednesday night and (comfortably) crowded, so I'd imagine it gets pretty packed on the weekends and thus will now only be avoided on Fridays and Saturdays.

-Been eating like crap recently. We had what felt like NO food in the house this past week and so neill and I have been eating out every night. Sunday night was Penny's , Saturday night we ate and Alex's and Gracie's party (think steak, cheese, mini quiches, and more cheese), Friday night was the Silver Cloud, Thursday was Sultan's Market, Wednesday was Francesca's Forno, Tuesday was Usagi Ya, Monday was La Pasadita, Sunday was Carson's. GROSS. I didn't realize how bad it was until writing this all down. While I'm impressed at my memory, I can't believe what we've been eating. Just goes to show you how easy it is to slip into that sort of pattern (and by pattern I mean the pattern of eating totally delicious but maybe not so healthy food every night). Thankfully, we just went grocery shopping yesterday and we got tons of yummy fresh and healthy food. I could probably use some fiber in my diet right about now. haha.

+ Speaking of fiber, James came over last night and we grilled up tons of veggies. They were so good! We made eggplant, zucchini, portabello mushrooms, potatoes, and a red pepper. We also grilled up some shrimp and chicken.








After eating we played Circle of Death and laughed our asses off (++++).

OOOOh and also another +++++++ to the max -- it was my grandfather's birthday yesterday! He turned 93 or, as he says it, he is starting his 94th year. My My My. He is such a trooper! Happy Birthday Zadie!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

neillm said...

happy birthday zadie!!

mmm, all that talk about food is making me hungry for wings :-)

tomorrow starts gym time for real!

Rush said...

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