So Erik and I are talking and somehow the conversation turns to the movie, The War of the Roses. So I say, “Oh, you know my favorite scene is at the end, after they’ve fallen from the chandelier and in their dying moments, hold hands. It’s so sweet. Because they still love each other after all!”
Erik turns to me with that way he has, to indicate that I have somehow switched from speaking in English to speaking in Crazy, and says something like, “It’s been a while since you’ve seen that movie, right?”
“Uh, yeah, I guess. Why, that’s not what happens?”
“Yeah. He goes to reach for her hand and dies. She then picks his hand up and throws it off of hers.”
Am making this recipe for soda bread, although technically with the addition of raisins, it should be called Spotted Dog or something. I tasted the batter, as is the chef’s privilege and I think it will be good. I really like baking these quick breads. Beer bread is a favorite to make, because it literally takes about 10 seconds of prep time, and it also holds up nicely to the addition of everything from grapes to cheese and scallions.
I randomly ordered Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn’t Change the World because I was placing an order for a lot of books for my thesis, and I wanted some “fun” reading. I have started reading more non-fiction lately, but I like my non-fiction like I like my fiction – weird and slightly depressing. This was a fun read. Describes thirteen people who are basically forgotten today. Their accomplishments range from silly and worthless to great but completely unrecognized.
So my birthday present to Erik this year was entrance into City Chase USA. The New York one was on September 13. It turned out to be great weather for it, and it was more fun than I expected it to be. I’m not the most athletic of people, and the idea of City Chase, is that you… well, it’s a race.