this is going to be a rambley post. first though, FIRST, let's start with acknowledging that i finally got to use a britney spears' song title as the title of one of my posts. magical. second, let's acknowledge that i already posted this recipe about a month ago and had totally forgotten and was ready to post it again. bet the post title makes sense now. these two weeks at work are going to be super busy and it's becoming super apparent right now. also, we sent out our wedding invites yesterday, which will add to the busyness. i believe jessie spano from saved by the bell said it best with: "i'm so excited, i'm so excited, i'm so scared." or perhaps i should say sang it best. and thirdly, (always amazes me that's a word!), brian said i could only have one britney song played at the wedding. obviously, it's very hard to choose just one. please leave your suggestions below.
with those three things off my chest you might think i would have run out of things to say. you would be mistaken. the subway has really had it out for me lately. i had a rat run between my legs, i saw someone vomiting profusely on the tracks, i got on a subway car with a half naked man who continuously hocked up loogies onto the floor, i sat next to man who dedicated his time to picking his nose so intensely that i had to move less i throw up, and i sat next to a man who took off his sandals and had his BARE FEET on the floor of the subway car. it's all been a little much. walking home past brownstones and leafy trees calms me, but i swear to god, that moment when i first get off? i am ready to leave this hell hole on a first class ticket to iowa.
also, when all this happens and then i work a 16-hour workday and pass a tourist who sighs dreamily and says how wonderful and romantic new york city is, i want to give them a rant that is so long, and so loud, it would probably get me arrested. it usually starts with "pay my rent buddy! you wanna see dreamy new york, there it is! except it's a GODDAMN nightmare!"
i'm done complaining now.
if you ever wanted to know how i cook - there you have it. it reminds me of the old w.c. fields adage: "i cook with wine, and sometimes i even add it to the food." w.c., buddy, imagine cooking with wine and having instagram at your fingertips! makes those moments waiting for water to boil go by so much faster.
the weather already feels a little crisper and fall-like here in nyc. people are like - but you know - summer isn't over until september 21st! or some shit like that. well riddle me this - how does mother nature also seem to be aware that labor day has passed, hmmm? please, enlighten me. (seriously, though, it's uncanny. feel free to enlighten me).
wow. after all that talking we're left with a steak. fabulous. now it's time for me to get ready for the day and hop on the subway. wish me luck that i don't sit next to any nose-pickers.