Saturday, April 23, 2011

We Interrupt The Parade of Food to Bring You This News

Greetings, hungry readers!  This weekend I am hibernating inside.  Not only is it ridiculously hot outside, but I have a lab meeting presentation to give on Wednesday, and I am feeling far from ready for it.  So I’m hunkered down in front of my computer, trying to make sense of my data and staying cool in my air-conditioned apartment.  I sort of hate myself for turning on the air conditioner in April, but it is 91 degrees outside right now, and in my defense, it’s been a terrible week and I just cannot deal with physical discomfort right now.  If I weren’t at home with the AC on, I’d be at the coffee shop, where I’m sure they have the AC on.

Welcome to Texas.  Bikini season starts in April.

On a lighter note, check out this note that fate sent me:

It's Fate!

Do you see it?  These shoes are named after me.  My real name that is, not my blogging moniker.  I am loving all the cute wedges this season, and as soon as May rolls around, I’m scooting over to Shoe Carnival to see if they still have my Roseanns available.  I love the colors in the straps—so pretty!  I can’t wait to trip over my own feet wearing these shoes.

In other news, Pasolivo is having an Earth Day sale!  They are running a 15% discount until May 8, which means that now is the time to treat yourself to some fabulous California olive oil.  You might recall that Pasolivo’s olive oil is my favorite choice for a finishing oil—the olive oil that you drizzle over soups (just a few drops), salads, or a simple plate of fresh vegetables or slices of milky white mozzarella.  I’ve already bought my Pasolivo rations for the year, so it’s too late for me, but you can take advantage of this sale to stock your pantry with some excellent olive oil.

Finally, my CSN order arrived!  Oh goody—new ovenware just in time for the hot season in Texas.  What was I thinking?!?  I remember—I was thinking that we wouldn’t have this kind of heat until the end of May.  Silly me.  Anyway, my new cookware is beautiful and some day I will use it.  Right now I cannot contemplate turning on the oven, let alone keeping it on for an hour to bake something.  Once I have the chance to test-drive the new pieces, I hope to show them off to you in another burst of conspicuous consumption.

As for me, for the rest of the weekend I’ll be alternating between the kitchen and the computer.  I’m making Nigella Lawson’s Red Salad tonight, which just demonstrates how very drained I’m feeling after this week.  After dinner, I may just end up in front of the pool again tonight, which is how I spent the last two nights, lying comatose in a lounge chair watching the birds and letting the perfume from the flowers drift over me.  It was pretty heavenly, and I can’t wait to do it again.

Happy weekend, everyone!

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