Friday, April 29, 2011

On my mind at this minute

A friend recently asked me on Facebook when I was planning on coming back to the blogosphere to play. Good question—how pathetic is it when I cannot even remember my own account password to log on??

But the answer is that I don't know. Posting was beginning to seem like more of a chore than a creative outlet, my job became more demanding (current budget woes, layoffs on the horizon, fantasies of bagging it and becoming a detective), and all the digital cameras in our household went on the fritz. I'm just not sure where I want to go with the whole thing, but I'm thinking of a departure from mostly food most of the time (aren't there enough food blogs out there featuring food by people who can actually operate a camera??) and returning to a more personal sort of digital journal. You know, what's on my mind as well as what's on my plate or in my mouth.

And what's on my mind this very minute is this:


This royal nonsense has undoubtedly received way more attention than reasonable (I loved Mr. Darcy's Colin Firth's remark concerning the monarchy that he "really likes to vote"), but I cannot turn away. What the 'eff is going on here?? Two possibilities come to mind:
1. This is some kind of protest (remember I live in Berkeley), and the princesses are merely expressing family discord: "I hate you so much that I'm going to look as ridiculous as humanly possible at your wedding."

2. "Gaga wears shit like this all the time, and people love her."

The queen, on the other hand, looked absolutely adorable. She is a wonderful reminder of why I had my kitchen painted yellow. Yellow is a wonderful color.

So that's what's on my mind, although my recipe for seriously perfect brownies is edging in there. Two words there: browned butter. Maybe I'll steal someone else's picture and tell you about it.


Cecilia said...

Glad to see you post again, I missed you! I still read your blog, ever since I found you while I was living in Mexico. I'm glad you're posting again, food or no food. Been wondering about the ski season, hope it's been a good one!

L K C & J said...

Oops, my daughter was signed into my computer--this is Lise from To Mexico with Kids, a defunct blog. I grew up in Berkeley and spent summers at Tahoe--found your blog through a skiing post 3 or 4 years ago...

adozeneggs said...

I think the girls look great.
From the knees down. OY! The evil step sisters from Cinderella.
Glad your back Cindy, I'm stockpiling Saveur magazines again!!

KatieGirlBlue said...

Oh, how I adored those wackadoo princesses and their confused excitement about the whole thing.

I imagine them saying to each other, "Are you sure the hat isn't too much, dahling?"

"No, dahling, by all means, it's ever so spiffy! But this dress/frock don't think it's a wee bit tight?"

"Oh no, dahling, you're smashing! Raahlly!"

And thus the dear sisters sabotaged each others plans of ever marrying.

adammarymali said...

Ive never commented b4 but was so excited to see you blogging again! I love your posts whether its about food or not. You have such a funny sharp engaging writing style. Besides your ski season, cant wait to see how your kitchen renovation is going!

Thanks for a great blog!

Amy said...

Have checked back from time to time-- glad you were just busy and bored with it- and that nothing was wrong! Loved your posts on the Royal Wedding-- I thought the princesses looked like they were from Whoville! Browned butter brownies? Please share!

Sis. Boom. said...

I do love cheese. And a good fig to go with it. But it is your particular brand of lavender that brought me back again and again and inspired.

Steve said...

Glad you haven't given it up. I've missed reading you.

The Mrs. said...

Glad to see this post, as you can see it's been a while since I've been over! Come on back and use it as a creative outlet and something for FUN!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I miss your blog- life, recipes and all that jazz. Come back!


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