Last night, I sat with my director, Geoff, and my assistant stage manager, Paul, in a booth at Baker’s Square for “post-rehearsal feelings eating” pie. We all decided to give something up.
“Let’s all give up something,” Geoff said. “What should we give up?”
“Last year, you tried to give up biting your nails,” I offered, searching my brain for the thing that I would give up. Geoff’s eyes got wide, as he put his hand down in the center of the table, waiting for us to make up our minds.
“What should I give up?” I asked
“Facebook statuses,” Paul said. I gave them a look that said, “I never turn down a dare,” and put my hand in the center. Immediately though, I pulled back.
“Wait. I have to advertise my blog.”
“Facebook statuses that are song lyrics,” Paul offered again.
“YESSS! Do it!” Geoff encouraged.
My heart grew heavy. It’s true that I have heavily overused the song lyric Facebook status lately–especially the sad song lyric status update. Now let me clarify, when I do that, it’s NEVER to get sympathy or comments or likes. EVER. It’s in all honesty, just for me. It is how I am feeling in that moment, and I do not need anyone to sympathetically comment with a “:-( I hope you feel better.” But, it’s gotten a little out of control and I suppose this heart could stand a little shelter and would do well to come off of my sleeve.
Mildly desperate, I said, “What if they’re happy lyrics.”
“NO!” Geoff and Paul exclaim. “It’s gotta stop.”
A deep breath. I put my hand in the middle of the table and say meekly, “Ok.”
“I’m going to give up pop!” Paul boldly announces.
Gasps all around. Best of luck, Paul.
So, no more song lyric updates, I promise. Good thing I found the loophole. What’s that you say? I have a blog? And song lyrics frequently appear in the entries? LOOPHOLE. But I’ll hold off as long as I can.
While I sat, eating chicken tenders and pie and Baker’s Square, CDR was elsewhere, making paper boats for our solstice celebration. And we are one week away, people! And I think I have done very well in terms of eating divinely. 🙂 Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast everyday. Often a light lunch of veggies, fruits, crackers, cheese (and ok, sometimes a glass of wine). Dinners have been packed with lean proteins and delicious veggies. And I haven’t baked yet this week.
Here’s a picture of a yummy–and ok, maybe decadent–lunch for two:
Cheese, bread, tomatoes, prosciutto, and a fig balsamic glaze.
And my dinner last night was DELICIOUS! I boiled up some whole wheat angel hair with a yummy sauce. I put three smashed cloves of garlic in a cold skillet with several tablespoons (maybe 1/4 cup) of EVOO (thanks, Rachel Ray), with maybe half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper. When the garlic was sufficiently fragrant and toast-y, I added three chopped tomatoes and let those cook down before adding about a cup of arugula. Once it wilts, add the juice of one lemon. Be sure to salt and pepper as you go and to taste. Toss the pasta with the sauce and add 1/4 cup of grated cheese of your choice–I went with cheddar. Delicious. And totally Divine.
So, I’ll stay in my kitchen listening to a playlist about 50 songs long that features such gems as Jaded, What’s In It For Me, and The Middle. (yep, I’ll milk the loophole). I’ll keep it off of Facebook, but no promises for this space. And if you’re ever curious, you know where to find me. I leave you with:
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell…