Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday Night Blah

I hate Sunday nights. Even though I like my job, I still don't enjoy re-entering the work week.


Fortunately, I was pretty productive today, so I don't feel like Sunday was wasted.

After yoga and talking to Porkchop this morning, I went to La Dolce Via for coffee and a scone. Since it was packed today, I sat with an LDV employee studying for a sommelier exam. Crazy! I can't imagine being able to identify a wine's origin and year.

Since my table-mate also works at the Wine Merchant in Clayton, by the time I left, I was convinced that I should take one of their wine classes sometime...maybe one that's about pairing wine with chocolate or cheese.

I really know nothing about wine. I know a few white wines that I enjoy, but beyond that....nothing. I picked up a Syrah for Thanksgiving based upon the label artwork. Nice. Does Syrah even complement turkey? I have no idea.

So, also today, I knitted on my Interlocking Balloons scarf. Here it is this morning:

I now have about ten more rows done.

I've also been working on my Icarus shawl again. Just started the fifth repeat of Chart 1. *sigh* Someday.

After knitting and doing some straightening at home, I started making truffles with apricots, walnuts, and cranberries. Right now the mixture is chilling, and I plan to form the truffles tomorrow night. If I like the end result, I'll post the directions.

This was the day of food shopping.

I had to pick up things like cheese and wine to take to my parents for Thanksgiving. Jonesboro doesn't have much of a cheese selection. And, it's in a dry county.

Saturday night was Persepolis, which was shown at the Plaza Frontenac. The movie was pretty great, even if it started to drag a little 2/3 of the way through. I'll say no more, as you should see it for yourself.

However, I will say that the Plaza Frontenac freaks me out. It's so white and richy-rich. I was glad to return to Grand and its semi-shabby buildings, Afghan restaurant, and African grocery store that sells bedsheets and Halal meats.

Anyway...blah, blah, blah.

1 comment:

Porkchop said...

Your scarf is looking good! I can't wait to see it in person.