The “feeling” of your company, by which I meant not the objects upon which we gaze, but the very lively people. People, subjects. People. Around whom we breathe, amonst whom we learn, beneath whom we surrender. Our presence, belief, trust, love and desire.
Made the mushroom chicken marsala dish and my family loved it! Can't wait to try more!
WOoooo that’s excellent. Right on girl! I’m super glad that I can provide some kind of inspiration for your culinary adventures. If you have any question with regard to my recipes just ask away. I’m just learning and experimenting too but I’ll try my best to help!
“Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things. Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say “yes”.”—Steven Colbert
Party, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, run, drink, then drink more. Yes! It is a marathon held annually in France’s Aquitaine region through some of the finest Bordeaux vineyards. There are 22 “checkpoints” along the race where you sample over 100 superior French wines, such as Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Chateau Lafleur, Chateau Beychevelle…
Oh, did I mention how you have to dress up in ridiculous costumes in order to enter the race? The 2011 theme was “Animals”. The 2012 theme will be “Through History” (Roman army, Pharaohs, Samurais, Kings, Revolutionaries…).
A marathon is tough enough as it is, but imagine doing it while getting progressively drunk and all the while in a funky costume.
But hey, I only live once! And did I mention the fabulous free wine? Furthermore, an idealistic motivation rather, the winner of the race gets a grand prize: Bordeaux wine in the amount equal to his/her body weight. WHAT!
In preparation for this event, I must devise a daily training program to build up my endurance: 1) jog to the nearest liquor store; 2) pick up a bottle of red; 3) drink it in public; 4) not get caught by the po-po before the actual race. As well, I’ve already picked out a suitable phrase for the tipsy French ladies: “…this wine has delicious notes of elderberry, treacle, and sexual tension…” Hmm how do I say this en Francaise?