September 2008

This weekend, honeykins and I attended our semi-monthly Neighborhood Diner’s get together.  It’s a group of 175 people, broken into groups of 16 or so, that meet every other month for a year to “break bread” and socialize.   It has been a great way to meet new people in the ‘hood over the years.  Every January, all 175 of us get together and party, then break off into pre-arranged groups of 16 people that we have not been grouped with before. The way the dinner works is this: each couple (or single) is host for one of the  evenings—a Saturday—and sets the menu and theme. She distributes (more…)

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Ok, my husband, Jeff, whom I lovingly refer to as “honeykins”, and I have just returned from the “Tour Du Mont Blanc,” a 120 mile trek through Italy, Switzerland and France. So now I am home, unpacked, and almost recovered from the dreaded but unavoidable airline respiratory crud that I always get when on a plane for over 2 hours. I’ve put this off for 2 months now, so it’s time to get off my ass and start my blog.

Why a blog? Well, for starters, it keeps me from having to sit down and write that travel book I’ve been sorta-working-on, I’m writing now, aren’t i? That has to count for SOMETHING…

But also because for a couple of years now, certain friends have been bugging me to put on paper the recipes of some of the goodies I make when cooking for them. ” Jules, you have to write a cookbook,” they bug me. So I looked into self-publishing one, but that was WAAAYYY too involved, not to mention expensive, and with the economy in total SHIT right now, I need to reserve what cash I have for essentials like a new pair of boots (one of my many weaknesses).

So that, in a nutshell, is why I’m starting my blog. Because I’m cheap and lazy. Goodnight for now.