Embarrassing but true:

The other day, I reached for my phone to take a picture of my sparkly new phone cover, completely forgetting this was not possible, as the cover was already on the phone. #firstworldproblems.



Totally rivals the time I was frantically looking for my glasses while wearing my glasses.

zucchini coinsAlso embarrassing: forgetting all about doing a recipe this week for the April Cookbook Challenge. Except! I remembered, just in time. Weeks like this are why I tend not to undertake lofty blog-related challenges. You’d think mercury was retrograde with all the schedule changes, tech issues (not to mention having to spend a few hours resetting All the Passwords), and general sense of omgtimeismovingsofast.

To the rescue: Mary Ann Esposito’s Ciao Italia: Five-Ingredient Favorites. This enabled me to stick to my challenge without having to overthink it or undertake a big kitchen experiment. Her recipe for Hot and Spicy Zucchini Coins (page 105) caught my eye immediately. I ended up making this with a bunch of little baby zucchinis since Trader Joe’s was out of regular ones, so Zucchini for Ants, it was. And it came out just beautifully. I didn’t have any parsley, so I used garlic because I like garlic, not because it’s a good substitute for parsley. Maybe I should say love because when I say I used garlic, I mean 4 cloves, minced into teeny-tiny pieces so as to be in basically every bite.

Also to the rescue: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.


This book is laugh-out-loud funny. I’m not kidding—I was cracking up behind my glasses as I read this in bed. I love when I manage to get on a roll with good books. Totally takes the sting out of being done with Harvard Square. For anyone who tried to read this on public transportation: you’ve been warned.

In other news, I don’t know what is up with my subconscious. I never dream about celebrities, but the other night, I dreamt David Bowie passed away and left me a painting and hand-drawn stock certificate for $17.18. Um, thanks?

Have you had any embarrassing moments lately? What have you been dreaming about? 

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