Oh, for goodness' sakes. I've been busy!
Last week the crazy season officially got underway. It's not even Thanksgachristmanewchaunkaqwaanzichahyear yet, and everyone's having a party.
Gluten Free Girl's book launch at ChefShop was great fun, despite having almost passing out from excitement. Then there was my ape sh*#t nutty first night on the line at the Cantina, which you can read about here. There were caterings to do, classes to teach and foodie events to attend.
Upcoming is a baby shower, my first brunch service at the Cantina, and our housewarming/Mad Max themed party. Those are all in one day, incidentally.
In the middle of all of this I've been redeeming my iTunes gift certificates (thanks, mom!) and restoring most of my old vinyl collection. Pre-Out of Time REM sounds really good these days, I have to say.
Last night was Halloween. We had an uncharacteristically mellow night and watched the Hunger. That's all I have to say about that. Other than it was C's first viewing of the movie. Hm, hm.
I had a few other moments of downtime, including a visit with my friend Katherine, who has a beautiful one-year-old daughter named Melinda. They introduced me to Daiso, which is Japanese for Big Trouble for $1.99. Individual cupcake molds! Musical toilet paper dispensers! Erasers that look like sushi that looks like erasers! All while listening to a mix of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits v 1 and Japanese synth-pop. You need this.