Because, ladies and gentlemen, I received my grades. A-minus on the final, overall grade for the class: A. I guess I was more anxious about the class to be over with than the actual grade. I think I’ve said that about a thousand times.
Becky asked me to entertain her just now. The last time I did that I ended up doing the running man and that one dance where you grab your ankle and put your other hand behind your head then you kick your knee back and forth while still holding onto your ankle and hopping on the other foot and bringing your elbow and the opposite knee together and of course that makes perfect sense so quit looking so confused. This time? This time, I performed an interpretive dance of “Making Pies.” Boy, I can sure charade rolling out a pie crust. But get this: I was holding a bowl of pasta while doing this dance. I’ve gotta hit the road with this act.
I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Meg Hutchinson. I kept trying to think who she reminds me of. I thought of Patty Griffin. Then Damien Rice. Then Dar Williams. And Gillian Welch. Then I checked out her MySpace and read her inspirations and who she sounds like. Then it all made sense.
At the farmers’ market I stopped by one of the booths that sold greens. A girl was behind a table holding a video camera. She held it down and looked down onto the monitor. She was very obviously filming. I know what a girl filming unassuming bystanders looks like. I’ve found myself in her position many, many times recently. I took a few steps forward and happened to be in the camera’s path. The girl didn’t look up. I looked right into the lens and couldn’t help but smile. I totally knew what she was doing. I looked at the girl’s face and saw she was smiling at my smiling. I continued on, wondering how her video might end up.
Beautiful day at the farmers’ market. I ran down to Union Square. Picked up some potatoes ($1), basil and mint plants ($2 each!), apples ($3) and a beautiful jar of honey ($5 for five pounds). I almost picked up a bell pepper plant. The old lady selling them? So, SO cute.
This week’s recipe is another stew. I needed to use the rest of the cabbage. Onions, cabbage, potatoes, chick peas, cayenne, coriander, turmeric, tomatoes, salt, lemon juice. I had never cooked with coriander nor turmeric. These are my newest friends, to go along with cumin. Cayenne and I are definitely old friends.
I need to go to sleep. I’ve really enjoyed my Saturday. Thank my rabbits for letting me cuddle with them.