Monday, January 02, 2006


Today was Demolition Day for the gingerbread house. It was a bit sad until I realized how delicious it was. Then it was okay. Left: A D.T. Party guest kicks off the proceedings. Right: 5 minutes later.

The best parts are the corners, where the sticky pecan caramel, crispy gingersnap wall, and the sweet, crunchy snow-icing meld. Sweet, spicy, crunchy, gooey, stick-to-your-teeth goodness.

Otherwise, it was a lazy day full of navel-contemplation. You would think I'd come up with a half decent list of New Year's Resolutions, but I'm so uninspired this year. I will include them here in the spirit of self-pressure, rather than for amusement.

New Year's Resolutions 2006

1. To be more careful about my appearance. This means regular exercise, better diet, adequate sleep, haircuts, facials, manicures, ironed clothes, and most importantly, makeup. That'll be enough to keep me busy for the rest of my life.

2. To have one healthy relationship. I think I'm ready now. Enough said.

3. To actually complete one of my many creative projects. Books, scripts, paintings, event and business plans, art courses - there has been too much fodder on the back burner.

4. To try to be positive, as often as possible. This is an enormous challenge for me, as someone who has been called a "high-voltage pressure cooker" (in reference to my temper). Although I suspect I've mellowed with age, I also know that all things are relative.

5. To be more proactive, and less lazy. I will never fully overcome my natural tendency to avoid leaving the house on weekends. I hate crowds. I'd rather walk for an hour than to get on a rush hour train. Then again, my love of deserted spaces may have something to do with me not meeting anyone. Hmm. Worth thinking about.


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