There is nothing to get a person motivated quite like a good-natured public kick in the ass. And when it’s delivered by the undeniably lovely Zuzu*Petals, herself a NaNoWriMo winner and adherent to the “less talk, more writing” mantra, it makes it all the more, well, motivating.
I haven’t updated my teeny little corner of the universe since July. I haven’t done a lot of things I’ve been meaning to do. But armed with this hot (seriously, have you seen her photos?) little fire under my behind, I’m feeling suddenly like getting something done. Know what I mean?
Since I do like to write lists to keep me organized, and since I wrote one on here before, why not post another? I might not get to all the points, but there are plenty of things I’d like to share. In no particular order:
- I went to Chicago with my fabulous beau and ate my weight plus some. Seriously, I have not eaten that much in such a short time ever. Three words for you: Alinea, Trotter’s, Moto. Three more words for you: Greatest culinary experience. (Ever.)
- Montréal, way back in August, was a delight. And yes, I ate me some food there too! Charlie Trotter would be disappointed though, as I made sure to get some foie gras in on my very first night.
- Recently, I’ve mastered the Zuni roast chicken (aka The Greatest Roast Chicken Recipe Ever); determined that, while I can make all sorts of difficult, complicated things on the first try, if something is idiot proof (like, say, Jim Lahey’s No-Knead bread) then I will find a way to not quite get it right and be disappointed; fallen in love with Orangette’s cranberry ginger chutney, which was nicknamed cranberry crack by Conrad; finally found a gorgeous chocolate pudding/pot de crème recipe; and cooked up a wide variety of other tasty items, such as the truly outstanding coconut rice vetted by the lovely Wednesday Chef.
- I’ve been working too, but that’s boring.
- Someone bought me the most beautiful pair of shoes ever ever ever (Costume National!!), but I’m not allowed to wear them yet. I had to share. Shoes!
I can’t wait to tell you all about the restaurants I visited on my two trips, because I’m still talking about them, weeks and even months later. Seriously, enough talk. More writing.