Yeah, it’s still a little colder than most of us would like around here, but you really can’t beat a day that involves:

1. The home opener at Fenway! Obviously Boston is a baseball town, but it’s still fun to see my kids at school glued to the TV during the opening ceremony (which I rationalized was okay to watch on the basis that it was, ahem, a historical event), cheering as enthusiastically for the pitching coach and team massage therapist (now there’s a career option to consider) as they do for Youk and Big Papi. Plus there’s the cute kindergartener who turned to me and said, “Miss Red, where’s your boyfriend?” Yikes, where’d he hear that? I should probably correct him. “He’s warming up in the bullpen, sweetie. And he’s not my boyfriend. He’s my husband.”

2. And with baseball comes jumping on the T to Faneuil Hall to watch home games at the Ames Plow, Bell in Hand and even Cheers (I know, I know, but they have ginormous flatscreens and nice bartenders). I actually prefer to watch there rather than at bars on Yawkey because places like Beer Works are pink hat territory in season.

3. Getting the Barney’s spring beauty catalog in the mail. Everything inside is totally unaffordable but oh, the heavy, glossy pages, the lotions, the potions, the silky purifying pore clarifying essence of it all. I need air. Or at least that Natura Bisse diamond cream, which can be mine, all mine if I conveniently lose my excise tax bill.

4. Making my most adventurous meal yet as part of my now fairly established Tuesday cooking-for-friends night: Chicken breasts stuffed with artichoke, lemon and goat cheese over rice pilaf, and carrot coins with maple-balsamic browned butter (Good Eatin’ will be updated shortly).

That’s a big yay, woo, sigh, and yum for the day.


9 Responses to “Today”

  1. 1 Darren McLikeshimself April 11, 2007 at 8:00 am

    That dinner sounds great!

  2. 2 nabbalicious April 11, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Ugh, seriously. Please ship some to Richmond!

  3. 3 Red April 11, 2007 at 10:52 am

    What I love most about the carrots is their name. Doesn’t it sound fancy? They’re so not hard to do. Well, except for the fact that they had to be steamed beforehand and I wasn’t sure how to do that. Have I mentioned I’m a beginner? I’m going to check out your flickr pages for more inspiration…

  4. 4 kate April 11, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    “Wonder what’s going on in The Tent?” I think to myself. Turns out Red is poisoning children’s impressionable young baseball minds. I should turn you in.

  5. 5 Red April 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    You’re right. Next time I’ll have them cheer while Steinbrenner signs ginormous checks to soulless players who sully the good name of baseball.

    Seems fitting that Mientkiewicz, who caught the last ball of the 04 world series and then refused to give it back to the Sox, is now a Yankee.

  6. 6 Lola April 11, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    I’m hungry for all of it!! Warmer weather, learning about baseball from you, chicken with artichokes and goat cheese! How can summer get any better?

  7. 7 kate April 11, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Boston: Jeter is queah!
    New York: Count the rings.

  8. 8 Red April 11, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Lo, that’s sweet, and Kate, I love you, but pimp that team in your own blog!

  9. 9 Liz April 13, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    I love that you’re showing the opening day during class. Really. I love it. I’m going to suggest that my professor do that in my night class when The Office returns with new shows.

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