I tried, finally, the vanilla honey ice cream from Haagen Daaz. O my god, it's amazing. Thankfully it comes in a small container (1/2 cup is 270 calories though), and I've had enough restraint to not eat it all at once. Which leads me to...
Given the liposuction photoshop photo, and despite my friends on Friday saying that my arms are looking great, this morning I looked in the mirror and asked my trainer if he thought I was looking better (overall, not just one spot), and he said yes. And said that actually people had been commenting to him about me. I told him he better not be taking all the credit, because he had something good to start with. :-) It's nice to hear other people are noticing, because I've been thinking I look pretty damn good. Wish I had someplace to go to wear a sexy dress...
Went to see Burn after Reading on Friday, which I think was the day it opened? It's the new one with a whole bunch of stars and done by the Cohen brothers (or is it Cohn?). It's really difficult to give a review for it. Ultimately, what I would say is that it was worth seeing and good. But you have to have patience watching it because you're not sure what the hell is going on. I will say that the previews do not portray what the movie is - it's not a comedy in the true sense of a comedy, but there are definitely LOL moments. Ultimately though it's pretty damn funny, and things sort of get resolved. I really want to hear what others think about it. Oh, wait, there's one thing Susan HAS to see in it.
It makes me sad and angry. I don't understand the economics behind it and I can't say what the solution should be, but I do think that foresight and brakes on greed could have prevented much of this. And I'm very fearful when I heard that FDIC might need a bailout - the bailout institution might need a bailout. All the money's going under the mattress now.
Just finished reading Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl, who is the current/former editor of Gourmet magazine. It was really very good - interspersed with recipes so I won't be able to pass it on to anyone else because I want to try some recipes. It truly conveyed the importance of food in a person's life - she just happened to end up making it her life also.
And, I have mentioned it before, but I finally finished Cold Mountain. I can't say too many wonderful things about this book. So beautifully written. I will not see the movie - it will never compare.