If I could do anything today, I’d start with eggs, poached, perhaps, on thick whole grain toast, a side salad, because I love the idea of micro greens for breakfast, with lemon. When I lived in New York, and frequented Diet Doctor Dick, I’d stop at the deli on my way to work, order up a toasted bialy, with cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, salt, pepper. Or a toasted bialy with butter, lettuce, tomato, and a fried egg. Breakfast was always my biggest meal, adding an entire grapefruit, and an iced grande skim sugarfree caramel latte (now it’s called "a Skinny"). I weighed 118 pounds. Now I weigh 145 and eat egg whites for breakfast. Something sure does suck about that game of fair.
If I could do anything today, I’d hit the movie theater, hard. In workout clothes, with a tank of water, snack on carrots, bring a protein bar, and see The Back-up Plan* (despite all the horrendous reviews) because my favorite movies in the whole world are romantic comedies, and I love when J. Lo uses her energies for good, and not thriller suspense disasters. Then I’d make it a double feature, hopping over to Date Night, then The Last Song, because I can, and have, done a triple feature, just the way I roll.
If I could do anything today, I’d pass through a Sephora because I love to play. The other day, I pawed my way through a magazine and saw advertisements for at least five new perfumes. For some reason, this appealed to me, the idea of smelling them. I like Daisy by Marc Jacobs, but now he has a new out, a different flower. I’m curious. And yes, I actually added this to my to-do list: Smell Beyonce.
If I could do anything today, I’d email people back. I owe so many people emails and have become terrible at returning them all. I think I get burned out with work, and somehow can’t find the energy to write, even more. I fcuking need a vacation! Phil even said, Okay, I agree. Let’s plan one. But no Bangkok (we just watched a show on the strange things eaten at the markets there, from roasted bats to an assortment of bugs and maggots–beetles are highest in protein, fyi).
If I could do anything today, I’d escape to a bookstore, my favorite place in the world, and research vacation spots, read magazines, browse and buy new cookbooks. I’m desperate for the new David Lebovitz, Ready for Dessert and The Craft of Baking, which I’ve been eyeing now for a while. Add insult to irony, though, what I’m most looking forward to is the forthcoming Hungry Girl Happy Hour, featuring happy hour foods and cocktails. Now we’re talkin’.
If I could do anything today, I’d make the day a happy hour, fit with muddled blackberries, fresh mint, and drunken friends who get too chatty. I can’t wait for the new fancy dining movie theater to open here in The Domain. Tickets to see Sex & The City II, are already SOLD OUT (at $29 a ticket, per person, not including food or drinks). Bastards! It seems I won’t be heading to NYC, after all, as The Suitor has purchased Barenaked Ladies tickets for a show here in Austin, at the same time.
Off to start my day: with work. Because going to the movies is "research." *Except, now I’ve caved and cannot bring myself to see The Back-up Plan because the reviews are really that bad. Suckitude. And likewise for The Joneses. It seems my only real hope right now is: GREENBERG with Ben Stiller.