I think we ate out more in the last week than we did this entire Fall. And it’s been criminally cold out there, the kind of weather that makes you wish you owned a snuggie, but we dragged our cold selves over to the subway to meet with our friends for dim sum in Chinatown on Sunday. When you have a craving for dim sum AND you seem to have started an annual tradition of starting off the year with a trip to Chinatown, then nothing short of a natural disaster or an illness close to death will stop you from getting your dumplings.
But I will confess that I may have overdone it with our 4 day binge of eating, socializing, and walking around the city in sub-freezing temps with a bad cough (perhaps this momentary lapse in sane thinking is why I thought that a visit to FAO Schwartz during Christmas break was a good idea? And I didn’t even get the kind of wide-eyed, “this blows my freakin’ mind!!!” reaction from Claudine who’s never been there. oh well). I’ve spent the subsequent days sequestered on the couch since then, trying to prevent the cough from turning into an infection because I don’t know about you, but I still remember how sucky the GreatViralInfection of ’09 was early last year when I was completely down for the count for 17 days. So that pseudo New Year’s resolution of getting out more? Guess I need to kick start that program in a little bit. Btw, please don’t mind the self help nature of some of these posts in the upcoming weeks. I’ve since realized that I sometimes teeter on the edge of depression (or when I’m not in denial, I am right there) which is what immobilizes me from getting things done, so I need a self kick in the ass and a daily reminder to “Make it happen!”, Tim Gunn-style. Identifying the problem is the first step, right?
In the meantime, here is my first self help gem found over on the Bedlam of Beefy. How freaking awesome is that??