Argo corners the market of timeless big movies; the likable characters, great performances and a riveting theatrical account of six Americans who dodged one bullet only to be stuck between a rock and a hard place at the Canadian Embassy in Iran kept us on the edge of our seats. Yikes! Argo is not meant for the casual moviegoer esp. one who feels stress watching Sesame Street. Glad we had gotten the depressing Life of Pi out of the way and oh so glad that we suffered Premium Rush months ago. Argo was not a bad way to spend the last minutes of 2012 after all. And I am fully recovered now.
We parked next to a couple as they were packing up their telescopic lens gadget whatever. We gave them the knowing, we are birders, with a touch of aspergers, and we are definitely not going to share this bird spot with anyone nod. They nodded back.
They saw the duck. I saw it too but not so much the tuft. The sailboat had me thinking about our summer days in Huntington, just up the Halesite hill. After the duck the Primate led a little tour across the harbor down Cherry Ln. i.e. the house that thank goodness did not become ours although location, location, location!
Spiru-tein with a couple of frozen strawberries and a banana.
Meantime, I have been in the midst of back and forth with Carla on the pronunciation of Maddona. I like the Neapolitan vernacular that turns the d's into rolling r's. Maaaahrone is about all this shiksa can get out but if you want to hear it pronounced correctly listen to Lorraine Bracco in the Bensonhurst Spelling Bee. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b7e6f00184/the-bensonhurst-spelling-bee-with-kelly-ripa
I am going to bring Carla in to consult on the Irish slang too. She is pretty versatile being half Italian and half Irish herself. Anyway my cousins sprinkle their conversations with little tidbits of wee this and that; Clod something and as Cathy reminded me gom. We'll nail it all down this year.
Introducing the first of 365 dinners. I'll make it, they'll make it, or you will invite me over for dinner. Either way, I will take a picture of it.
The first picture does not do justice to the abundant amount of kale on the plate. The recipe is Wild Rice Harvest salad from Kate in the Kitchen. http://kateinthekitchen.com/2012/11/21/giving-thanks-for-wild-rice-amazing-wine/ I took a few liberties, cheated really 'cause I am lazy but the meal prep took an awful lot of time. I was also making a disastrous tasting hummus at the same time. I need help in the soak your own chick peas throw them in the chopper department. Regardless, I suspected that neither one of us would enjoy this meal but we were going to eat a little healthy no matter what. Lo and behold it was delicious. 364 more dinner stories to go! Hope to see you at one!