in Brooklyn.

I used to look at older guys wearing sandals with black socks or hats with ear flaps or singing badly in public or something ridiculous like that and think “I wonder if he knows how stupid he looks. I hope I never wear/do anything that embarrassing.” Now one of the best things about getting older is that I absolutely 100% do not give a flying fuck what someone I don’t know thinks of me. I don’t want strangers to think I am hip or cool or fashionable or anything. I simply do not care what they think. I want to be happy and comfortable and have fun and if that means an army of strangers think I am the biggest loser in the world then I could not give less of a shit. Call it confidence or apathy or self-esteem or giving up, but it is so much better than the constant worry about what people thought of me I felt when I was younger. Now to put on my Starfleet shirt, hop in my car, roll my windows down and blast Neil Diamond.

- posted by ND¢ at 7:20 AM on August 31

House #1 - Progressive Dinner Party, November 2009
House to House, Course to course.
House #1: finger foods of every imaginable type, plus cocktails! Notice the baked pumpkin fondue above.
House #2: the most delicious red soup with dill cornbread… and cocktails!
House #3: (my house) an amazing asian salad via our soon-to-be downstairs neighbors, a fresh authentic thai vegetable curry, and from an extraordinary friend: the oreo cake masterpiece. words cannot describe.  Plus wine, whiskey, and specialty beers.
I have foodie friends, and oh dearie, I love them. I am happy to say for the last 3 weeks I have been to at least one dinner party every weekend - and another is coming up this Friday, an early Friendsgiving!!! I say AMEN to dinner party season. Since I don’t drink because of allergies these days, unique home cooking is taking it’s place. I’m glad we were able to sign up for the winter csa, so i can try to keep up with some new creations of my own. View high resolution

House #1 - Progressive Dinner Party, November 2009

House to House, Course to course.

House #1: finger foods of every imaginable type, plus cocktails! Notice the baked pumpkin fondue above.

House #2: the most delicious red soup with dill cornbread… and cocktails!

House #3: (my house) an amazing asian salad via our soon-to-be downstairs neighbors, a fresh authentic thai vegetable curry, and from an extraordinary friend: the oreo cake masterpiece. words cannot describe.  Plus wine, whiskey, and specialty beers.

I have foodie friends, and oh dearie, I love them. I am happy to say for the last 3 weeks I have been to at least one dinner party every weekend - and another is coming up this Friday, an early Friendsgiving!!! I say AMEN to dinner party season. Since I don’t drink because of allergies these days, unique home cooking is taking it’s place. I’m glad we were able to sign up for the winter csa, so i can try to keep up with some new creations of my own.

Soup Party IV was a smashing success. We had 17 unique soups this year and so many friends! Not to mention the wonderful breads, cheeses, and desserts that were shared.
Every year it gets better and better. People started asking us in August when it was to be held. The event of the season for everyone involved. Thanks for bringing out your ladles folks and congrats to M + B for having this years winning soup: an outrageous meatastic GUMBO.

Soup Party IV was a smashing success. We had 17 unique soups this year and so many friends! Not to mention the wonderful breads, cheeses, and desserts that were shared.

Every year it gets better and better. People started asking us in August when it was to be held. The event of the season for everyone involved. Thanks for bringing out your ladles folks and congrats to M + B for having this years winning soup: an outrageous meatastic GUMBO.

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