An Almost Off-Day

First class cancelled, late start to the next. It’s a weekday. Never is there a better time to visit Medina!

It was sunny, and despite the hustle and bustle and sleep deprivation that usually comes with the New Year, last week’s Thursday seemed like a slow day–almost a freebie day, a “surprise! It’s not the weekend, but you’ve got the day off!” day.

Except not really.

Still, the morning, at the very least, was ours to enjoy.

Light conversation for a sunny morning. I contributed a fifteen minute review of the piercing, beautifully constructed, and heartbreaking second half of An Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpra Lahiri. From him, a lengthy retelling of the box cutter scene in Gone Girl.

This is sometimes how we update each other on our literary & film-addled lives.

But the date wasn’t all about critically acclaimed entertainment. It was about a to-die-for fricasée, and a scrumptious paella. Oh, and waffles. Never forget the waffles. Or the peach bourbon dipping sauce! Mmm, take me back to the moments, the food, please.

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Maple syrup, berry compote, and peach bourbon sauces with Liege waffles.

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Have a great one, everybody.

–Miriam

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One response to “An Almost Off-Day

  1. oh Miriam…it was over too soon! My saliva glands came to an abrupt stop…you left me wanting more.
    love, g

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