This is what happens when you're a regular at a place that serves condiments along with their cheese plate and they want to make you laugh:
Plus, there haven't been nearly enough pictures up here this week. This piece of art is composed of two of the amarone cherries, a dab of the apricots with chili flakes and mustard seed, and my favorite, the truffled honey.
So I've been taking it easy this weekend. I stayed in Friday night to watch Donnie Darko and John B. ended up keeping me company, which was much nicer than watching it alone -- I wasn't really in the mood for solitude after my very anti-social week. Saturday I had brunch with some lovely ladies who blog, and then a few of us wandered down to Chinatown in the bitter cold to continue chatting and shopf for a few things. Later that night, I had dinner with my mom and stepfather, then met up with my friend Lauren for coffee. And since I had to walk by Otto on my way home, I had to check in the window to see who was there, and of course I saw Nic, David and Luke (from the wine
club society). I stopped in, but kept the drinking to a minimum and was still in bed at a reasonable hour.
Today, laundry, easing back into exercise, and some job-hunt-related stuff. Next week is back to full-speed, but I still have to be careful not to overdo it. We'll see how it goes!