It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Case of the Drearies

We are seriously  into the real Winter Drearies here.
Everything is grey.
The sky, the clouds, the people.. well, some of them ..
Some of them are blonde and wear red lipstick to feel like there is still color somewhere in the world.

Spare time is spent online- looking at Real Estate in the countryside .. New York , Connecticut, France.
France ?
Hey ! I can daydream !

Copious amounts of hot tea are sipped, scones don't last long in this house and pasta seems to be the favorite dish ... at least for the cook.
She seems to have lost her inspiration, her will to cook.
It happens .
This is why there is Take Out.

On weekend nights, you can see the delivery scooters and bikes buzzing all around the neighborhood, delivering Pizza, Chinese, Pasta and just about anything else you want.
If they don't deliver, you can pick it up.

Our favorite pizza comes from Dominicos .. delicious and the crust is tender and flaky.
It took us a long time to find pizza we liked here.
Our pasta comes from Quiero mas ?
I have rigatoni con putanesca .. it is so hot and spicy that the first bite sort of stuns you and after that, it is a matter of time before your tongue is numb and you don't notice anymore.
Then the thirst kicks in.
The next day you have a round face, your tongue is sort of numb and floppy and you have to wear elastic waist pants.
But it is worth it.

Chinese food here is delivered in odd little dishes wrapped in plastic wrap and everything spills out .. the soup is ridiculously hot ( but delicious) and again, the MSG count is high enough to put some people in a swollen stupor for days.
Unfortunately, there was a reaction last time that was scary so no more Chinese food for me in BA.

We got a menu today , we can get sushi delivered.
I considered it for a minute.
I think I will wait on that one too.. maybe being there is part of the fun.
So here we are , huddled in the apartment, music is on, we were watching Funny Videos of drunk people.. don't ask.

We read and some of us blog and make tea at the same time.
This is because some of us are more talented than others.

So before this gets too dreary, I will just say that you appreciate the sun and blue skies much more when you have an occasional dreary day.
So next time you have one, enjoy it.
Order Chinese food.
Read a good Murder mystery and fight over the last chocolate bar...

It won't be so dreary, I promise.

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