Saturday, January 05, 2008

livin' on a prayer - a loser's anthem?

i quote: "it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not" "ohhhh, we're halfway there/ ohhhhh, livin' on a prayer"

why doesn't it matter if you make it or not? since when is being half-way there okay? sure, i'm an unusually goal-oriented and motivated person, but i suspect that bon jovi's "livin' on a prayer" is an anthem for settling, on par with crosby, stills, and nash's "love the one you're with" (chorus: "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with"). and you wonder why our society is continuing its' downward trajectory into mediocrity!

last night was so much fun! for dinner i made a salad of crispy pancetta chunks, with some onions and garlic thrown in to sautee, and then a can of lentils, drained and rinsed, i kept this warm, made a lemon vinaigrette, and breaded and pan fried some discs of goat cheese. i put the lentil mix on the bottom, tossed baby spinach with the vinaigrette and put that on top, and then put the warm goat cheese rounds on top of that, with some toasted baguette slices. it was delicious, and light enough to allow me some room to go to fresh to meet my male doppelganger and crew to celebrate his missus' birthday. it was fun! there was a pretty big group of us (11), and we only knew about half the people...when it's a big group sitting down together like that it can get awkward, but it was the easiest one of those get-togethers ever (considering that me and the dotytron were the odd ones out...the rest have known each other for eons).

today is a big day, i'm meeting my old supervisor at st. lawrence market for some talking and shopping...since i've started my new job we really haven't had a chance to chat since the holidays. first i'm going down to the eaton centre right when they open because i got some gift certificates for christmas and i want to see if i can snag some work clothes before the mall gets crazy. then st. lawrence, then i'm heading down to the yarn store that opened at the bottom of my street, then doing some small grocery shopping, and then heading home to cook dinner. my two younger brothers are coming over for dinnie and then we're heading out to go see "juno". i've got a friend who's leaving for england for who knows how long, so we're going to stop by their little pub-gathering for a drink or two before making our merry way home. it's a really busy weekend, against all odds. school starts on monday so i'm going to be a giant stressball for the next three and a half months or so, i wanted to ease into it, but my social calendar just isn't allowing it to be so!

we're having a veggie lasagne tonight, with spinach, eggplant, zucchini, layered with tomato sauce, ricotta and mozzarella, along with a caesar salad. trifle for dessert.


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