Last night we celebrated Sukkot with our neighbors, as we've done each year since the girls were in kindergarten. Now they are big grown-up high school juniors . . . Time, how you do fly.
It rained all Thursday, so rather than dine in the sukkah, for the first time we ate indoors — which for some reason I got all pissy about, like, what is the point?
But Good Neighbor Anne reminded me to take a breath, which was good advice. Pizza dinner with the neighbors, what's not to like? And I brought Chardonnay and homemade chocolate cookies and brown sugar-butter bars, thus ensuring that there would be delicious things to eat and drink no matter what, and it was a perfectly pleasant evening.
Tomorrow night, my actor buddy Handsome D is starring in Angels in America, and Mrs. Cynicletary (aka Mrs. Handsome D) and Brunie and I are going to see him. I expect the play to be a major downer, based on the 15 minutes of the HBO special I forced myself to sit through, but I do love live theatre, and Mrs. C says there are funny bits.
- Brunie: I'm happy to drive, so we won't need an hour and a half to get to Concord.
[Note: My friends think I drive like I'm on 'ludes. Hardy har har]
- Mrs. Cynicletary: D and I will meet you at the restaurant at 5:30. His call is at 6:30, so he can at least get a bite to eat, just not drinks or dessert. We will drink on his behalf.
- Brunie: Oh my gosh — dining with one of the stars! How am I going to be able to digest my food??
- Mrs. Cynicletary: Well, the act of chewing will begin the digestive process, followed by stomach acids dissolving the food. Then it will travel from your large intestine to your small intestine, and a final salute from the colon will send it on a watery vacation.
- Brunie: And now I never want to eat again.
- Me: I will drink for Handsome D, Husband, and Mr. Brunie, also those who have succumbed to the dreadful scourge of AIDS. Because I am never touching solids again. Ew.
- Mrs. Cynicletary: Lady C, you are a Giver.
- Brunie: So willing to drink for all.
My friends weigh in:
- Mrs. Cynicletary: Got to get you into more supportive shoesies!
- Brunie: Mr. Kendall Jackson is a re-builder of lives.
- Inspirational Kathy: WHAT new cheap Chardonnay, I ask you? Do not omit important information.
The wine is called Rawson's Retreat, and I can get it for $6 a bottle:
This wine has an uncommon level of complexity for an offering at this price point.Check it out! Remember, I am a Giver.
Lady C for Crabby