Wednesday, September 20, 2006

on coming back to reality

i'm back. i'm not too thrilled to be back, because we had a lot of fun. but i did miss my dog, so the buttwags which welcomed us home were worth it.

i did come back with a case of landsickness, which, in other words, means that i'm ragingly seasick. we went snorkeling several times, and the day before we left, i got seasick after we got back on shore. that was 4 days ago, and my equilibrium is still shot. i have a doctor's appt tomorrow morning to find out if i have an ear infection or something, although patty has graciously offered to drive me to a doc-in-a-box during lunchtime today. i keep pitching forward and to the left. not all that fun.

we did a whole bunch of lounging around, a bunch of snorkeling, a bunch of eating and drinking. that's the thing with those all-inclusive resorts, you just eat and eat and eat. i ate mostly fish and a boatload of salad, but i also snacked a lot and ate an incredibly hearty breakfast every morning, and i never do that (back to the ol' yogurt once a day for me).

got drunk on fumes at the bacardi distillery, swam with sharks, threw up in the pool at midnite after binge drinking. what more could a girl ask for?

actually, i'm really ashamed of the puking in the pool thing. but what do you expect after feeding me shots of sake, vodka, bourbon, and some disgusting thing called a "sweet tart" (which tasted nothing like the candy i had as a child)?

a good time was had by us, and i would love to go back. just not to nassau next time; it was a bit crowded and i usually prefer places that are a bit more isolated. having a gucci store in downtown nassau might be great for some people, but you can buy gucci at home, so what's the point? not that i would buy gucci.

i realize that this is out of focus, but i can't help but post it. this was one of our more delightful meals in the bahamas. a large piece of grouper encrusted with pistachios with a raspberry sauce.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

on advice

i have a wee bit o advice to share.

dried apricots? soo good. tasty. they are your friend. but please, please read the label and heed their advice about serving size.

because i ate about 2 cups of dried apricots yesterday and passed gas all day and night. both ways.

at least it wasnt worse.

Monday, September 4, 2006

birthday cake


the boy's birthday cake. i put on "desperately seeking susan" on OnDemand to help pass the time while i spent hours making each component of the cake. we never got around to eating that night because we were too full from dinner. at some point in the night, though, a giant elf came and ate a hunk of it.

i sent the rest of it to work with the boy this morning. can't have that hanging around the house.