As you have heard me say before, I love my new home in Florida. It is a small city in Central Florida and it has many amenities to offer such as museums, a small college right downtown, a fabulous library, many boutiques, several ethnic restaurants, bistros and a beautiful park where the terminal for my friendly trains is located.
One of my dear friends is having a birthday coming up, so we decided to hang around my downtown. I discovered a new place to park the car for three hours, but need to move it when the three hours are due, because as we were told, the friendly police will ticket you. We went in and out, in and out of the many shops. I was holding very tight to my dinero.
The pains of hunger started to knock on my psych and when we were passing by a guy giving out samples of quinoa salad, that was the catcher. It was so good. It reminded me of tabouli, with red pepper, tomato, lemon juice sprinkled on and maybe parsley, and some goat cheese . We shared a chicken Panini made with free-range-chicken and all the good stuff they give the bird to make it safe and good for us. No hormones. There it went out of the window my vegan intentions. The chicken was really tender and juicy. It had some tomatoes, and very slim pieces of squash and other veggies. Highly recommended!
Then at the end of the day, we went to try…let me see how to say this without making anyone blush. We went to see how we could lift and perk up the girls. To my female audience, no explanations necessary. To my only male audience guy, just pretend you don’t have the foggiest idea of what I am talking about. Better for everyone.
Have you ever been to a fitting session? It is so stressful!! And it is not cheap to look all perked up. All in the name of looking good and feel that we are with it, it does not matter if the rest of the body is holding on to dear gravity with all its might. Finally, after making a purchase, and walking out with a very nice looking shopping bag, there we went totally exhausted back to the car. I try to rationalize it as follows. It is an investment in myself, right? Have to check with the girls to see how they like feeling all alert and higher up.
I feel a bit too daring with the above paragraph, but life is short. Perk it up!!
So…it was today…8 November, 2011…a day to become a rambunctious carnivore for the day and fight gravity in high places.
Your Happy Contessa
“Reflect that life is composed of small incidents and petty occurrences.” Samuel Johnson, English author, biographer, essayist, editor. 18 September, 1709- 13 December, 1784.