1mi @ 12:00min
2mi @ 24:10min
3mi @ 36:33min
3.67mi @ 45min
This week, the pasta station has been rotated out for papusas. Sigh. The students come back next week (Registration/Orientation Tues-Thurs, class on Friday), so I'm hopeful that the Grille will reopen then as well. (I had egg rolls from the International buffet -- China -- for lunch today.)
For dinner I made myself Annie's mac&cheese (shells, white cheddar) and a Quorn chik'n patty (in the toaster oven -- phear my classiness).
Saturday afternoon I was on facebook and saw that Ava was having a birthday "jamboree" at Zuzu that night. I phoned her to get details (like time) and left a voicemail (what time? happy belated bday, so stoked to see you). I called again at 8:30pm and 9:30pm, no answer. I left her a facebook comment on Sunday saying I'd left her a voicemail to get details but she hadn't called me back so I was sorry I hadn't gotten to party with her and we should definitely hang out sometime. She called me back this afternoon, apologetic (her ringer was set to some setting that meant she didn't hear it, and she ended up not getting out there until like 11 'cause of various shit), she felt really bad seeing my missed calls and stuff, and she couldn't talk for very long 'cause her phone battery was low, but I'm such a good friend and her schedule's really in flux but we should definitely make plans to have dinner sometime.
I flaked on ever claiming my free birthday dessert at Finale (even though Heather totally said she'd go with me! -- July was a busy month, shuddup), but one of the emails I got while I was away was:
We're having an end of summer celebration and you're invited. Chef Nicole Coady has created a refreshing new dessert we call the Coconut Caipirihna. It is a lime genoise cake with drunken pineapple and rich coconut crème ($8.95).Actually, it occurs to me that co-worker!Katie's birthday is September 13 and I could offer to take her out to Finale (you have to buy a plated dessert to get the freebie, and I could just buy her a dessert as a birthday gift).
Because we value your loyalty, we have put a complimentary Coconut Caipirihna on your Sweet Rewards Card. You may redeem the dessert at any Finale location when you buy any other Plated Dessert (http://www.finaledesserts.com/menus-viewmenus.php) in the dining room on or before September 21st, 2008, the official last day of summer.
As usual, once you're aware of something, you notice it. Our last full day in Venice, we went out to the island of Murano. One of the Brenda Rickman Vantrease novels I read in Rome mentioned Murano glass, and then T Time in this morning's metro:
'Murano Glass' Exhibit
Through Sept. 12
Tomorrow-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
79 Newbury St., Boston
MBTA: Green Line to Copley
Free, [phone number redacted]
More than 50 pieces of stunning Murano delights are on hand at this Newbury Street gallery which specializes in Italian pieces, both classical and modern. The centuries-old Murano process forges kaleidoscopic technicolor into its glass wonders. The Florentia has an array of pieces that break down into vases, planets, musical instruments décor, sea animals and Impressionist-inspired and more abstract works.