Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wish us luck!

THE WAY IT WAS Hope Lange answered a “Help Wanted, Female” ad in a newspaper in the 1959 film “The Best of Everything.” (She got the job, but not with this suit.)

We have a job interview this morning!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cocktails at eight.

So it's the new economy, and we're not above schilling here in the ilduce household. Times are tight and we need to keep ends together. What started out as a favor to our favorite younger sibling, albeit rather sordid sounding, a 'cash-for-gold" party to support our brother's latest business endeavor, and to bring in some much needed cash into our still unemployed household turned into quite a suave affair with good friends old and new in attendance.

As we mentioned in our earlier post regarding the demise of "Gourmet" magazine, we've become quite curmudgeonly and had forgotten how much fun entertaining could be. In particular how much lighter in the nerves it is to host only for cocktails. No meal to prepare no table to set, just a well stocked bar, a few canapes, all ingredients readily on hand and then all energy left to conversation and primping. All in all a delightful Sunday evening. We are heading towards slumber in a happy state of mind.

And it turns out the idea is not so out of step, in the course of the evening we received reciprocal invitations for a both a vitamin and a Tupperware party. Who knew?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Please excuse the lack of posts.....

We've been hit hard with double shifts lately, ridding ourselves of an alcoholic room mate and most dastardly distressing, an inquiring letter firm the IRS!

In order to cope I've been ignoring everything and throwing myself into gardening. Thus far I've dug up and replanted all four flower beds, reseeded the lawn and moved two mulch beds...

hopefully some good will come of it all!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gourmet Magazine to be no more....

I heard yesterday on NPR that the venerable Gourmet magazine is folding. It was rather depressing to see yet another icon fall by the wayside. I started my subscription fresh out of high school and it was definitely a formative influence on how my cooking, entertaining and table decorating tastes grew.

Alas years of catering drudgery , following a weight lifter's diet and generally being an all around curmudgeon have withered my dinner party gene, but I still found it pleasant to peruse one of my Gourmet cookbooks whenever I stumbled across them on the shelf. Call it food porn. I'm sure there will be an online presence but it won't be the same.


Monday, October 5, 2009

What fresh hell is this.....

It's room-mating season again, as my latest tenant is moving out. The ad is below if anyone knows of anybody moving in or to Boston......