Friday, February 18, 2005
so, i have a sort of big thing to tell you:
i've decided to teach a class.
this is something i've been sitting with for a few weeks. i've mulled it over, thought about curriculum, pondered my intense fear of public speaking, considered my experience as a teacher, looked at the potential audience, asked around to see who would be interested... and decided to go for it.
*deep breath* wow. huh. teaching. and not just any class, but one i develop, market and facilitate.
somehow, this feels really right. also, immensely terrifying. but, in a weird way, the fact that it's terrifying makes it all the more the right thing to do. and it feels like possibly the best decision i may ever make. (short of marrying my very excellent husband, that is - my excellent hubby who supports me in this new adventure.)
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
note to self:
remember to verify that you do not have your cell phone set to silent *before* you explain to the tech that the phone has somehow inexplicably ceased to function, and no, you did not drop it, thankyouverymuch. also? silent is apparently a universal attribute, not restricted to ring tone. ;)
8:57 PM ...
Sunday, February 13, 2005
dinner tonight was fun; The Dane made tostones
, and i put together a 'make your own taco' setup.
it was messy, and tasty, and fun. as part of the condiment array, i made guacamole. and, i might add, it was immensely kickass guacamole. herewith, the recipe:KickAss Guacamole
2 avocados, gently ripened
1/2 onion, minced
1/2 red pepper, minced
1 tomato, seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic, pressed
smattering of chili powder
healthy amount of lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Cut avocados in half and remove pit. Scoop pulp into a medium bowl, and mash with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap (make sure you get the wrap right on the surface of the guacamole - no air between guac and wrap, or things will get brown and nasty), and let meld, either at room temp or in fridge, for a few hours. If you refrigerate the guacamole, take it out and let it come to room temp before serving.
it was great fun to have a table full of small bowls, and watch Little Small figure out what he wanted and how to assemble his dinner. hell, *i* had fun making my own dinner. ;) food should be fun.
1:23 AM ...