The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.
friday morning i woke up to an awful toothache - that limited not only my ability to eat solid food - but left me feeling a lot less like my normal "lori" self. i did score a few sympathy phone calls, and a lot of
"you poor baby" looks from friends and co-workers so that's always fun.
i'll spare you all the details on my poor little tooth, but i will say that saturday night i was in bed by 8pm - asleep by 9:30 - and didn't wake up the next morning until well after 10am.
on the bright side though, i figured it would be a good opportunity to give my new juicer a spin. i mean...if i can't chow down on steak and potatoes then drinking a cocktail of kale, apple and tomatoes would be just as fulfilling right?
well. not exactly.
i did manage to find a few recipes that i really liked and surprisingly they kept me pretty full throughout the morning - until about noon when was quietly crying to myself about wanting a chicken sandwich or a burger. instead, i stopped by my favorite juice spot and got a apple/strawberry/coconut banana-nana shake
(yeah. say that 5 times fast).
at any rate, i'm feeling a lot better today (although...my cheek is still a little swollen) and i'm back to my normal wise-cracking-lori self.
i wish i had a better excuse for my absence - but i was off from work for the last five days so i guess there really isn't much of an excuse. well, i guess being a little lazy and enjoying some sunshine is a good excuse right? right.
thursday was my friday and today is my monday (are you following me here?!) so technically i finally had a weekend off with the rest of the world.
friday night i had dinner at boa in santa monica then sped back to hollywood to celebrate a dear friend's birthday at (my favorite nightclub at the moment) sayer's club.
saturday was spent driving around aimlessly most of the afternoon
(mainly because my car has a/c and my apartment doesn't)
then ended with a dip in the pool and popcorn and a movie in bed,
yeah. i'm pretty sure we just made eye contact. not sure if you noticed...but i definitely did. lemme know if you need a dinner reservation somewhere okay? hell, i'll even call in your order for pizza delivery.
lately i've been trying to cook at home more. i've realized it is true when people say you save money when you eat at home. who woulda thought!?!
thursday night's dinner all kind of started a couple of sundays ago when i scouted some sweet potatoes at the melrose place farmer's market - i picked up a couple, brought them home, then promptly forgot all about them. finally i decided that i should do something with them (other than bake them) and make candied yams. every thanksgiving and christmas dinner i beg my grandma to make them for me - so i figured...why wait till the holidays - let's cook these suckas up!
after a few phone calls to my darling grandmother (who so patiently sat on the other end of the phone while i had a few tantrums) she talked me through not only the recipe for candied yams, but for collard greens too.
i think it was a successful dinner for one and i knocked #59 off the list without even trying!
super late on monday night, i got the urge to start baking the cheesecake that i saw here.
i've never baked a cheesecake before (well...except for the time gina and i were left home alone and tried to bake an entire cheesecake using her easy bake oven) but i knew that it would be a bit of a challenge.
to my surprise, it was pretty simple! other than the two hour baking process (which kept me awake until 3am!) the ingredients were easy to throw together.
now i just have to find a group of friends to pawn off all this blueberry decadence to...