Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Baking: The Other Therapy

I rescheduled therapy tonight in favour of staying home to bake Christmas cookies. My return from Argentina was delayed yesterday by a missed connection in Miami, which turned into a day in Miami spent enjoying a decadent brunch at the Delano in South Beach (at which there was a HARPIST, for real, and quite possibly the nicest waiter I've ever encountered), a mani-pedi, a viewing of The Golden Compass (B-, mostly because I really enjoyed the animals and it made me miss Memphis, and also Dakota Blue Richards *really* reminded me of LaFarlow, and finally because Eva Green is just so nice to look at), and some kickass people-watching at the Lincoln Mall (during which the acronyms BBA: Big Boob Alert and HCA: Hot Chick Alert were used extensively).

Argentina was wonderful. I probably ate the equivalent of an entire cow, and enjoyed much wine and dulce de leche. I rode a horse on an estancia (that's Spanish for "ranch"). One of the highlights of the trip for me was dining at Casa Felix, which will get its own post because it was just that good.

For now though, I'm considering options for the coming year. Sparkly D inspires me as always and makes me think about change change change. While I'm not planning to move away from NY just yet, I'm plotting improvements for 2008. January has already been designated as hotbody month (which will hopefully work in my favour come Valentine's Day!). I'm also planning to run the Berlin Marathon in September.

My brain is also desperately in need of exercise, and as such I'm going to take some kind of course. Options include but are not limited to:


The options are kind of outstanding, eh? In fact, in looking up those links I almost registered for half of them. Right now the improv class is pretty high on my list, as is that (or some other) photography one, and that bread class is happening this Spring, No Matter What.

The last batch of cookies is out of the oven and I have molasses in my hair and I'm tired and happy. Vote for your fave class(es) or make other suggestions in the comments if you're so inclined. I promise not to be offended.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Hmmm I VOTE IMPROV! Though creative writing sounds intriguing. But improv.

MikeTheMan said...

I've been thinking about trying the UCB as well. I'll go if you go.

Gillian said...

Lisa: I miss you.

Mike: You're on. I'm going to register today for this class.

Candace said...

I vote for bread, but then you knew that...

I just read the Golden Compass and the other books in the series and they're very good, I highly recommend them. I saw the movie, too, and yeah. The good didn't really translate.

Lindsay said...

Ha, 5 minutes into The Golden Compass Jon whispered "that girl reminds me sooo much of Lisa!"...so it must be true!

I vote for creative writing.

Also, my roommate and I stole your idea of the Christmas cookies in little chinese food boxes...they are super adorable!

MikeTheMan said...

Done and paid for.
Did you read the fine print? Once we're students, we have to go see a couple of shows in order to advance before graduation. So be prepared to go and have fun!

~ali said...

alright, my main interest here is HOT BODY MONTH! whatever that entails, i'm in, considering the last 38 months or so have all been "unhot body month".

~ali said...

ps OMG you totally linked my photos! wheeeeeeeee!

Lost2 said...

Who takes calligraphy classes?

ews said...

Thanks for the blog comment G. I vote for digital photography and book making. Sounds awesome! (and Berlin--right on, girl!)