Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Mireille Guiliano and Her Freaking Leeks

David Bowie's Lodger is on as I write. This particular album always reminds me of the summer o f 1979, after I returned to New York from the exchange program in England. You don't get a lot of Lodger on FM radio, which is a sad thing.

I remember staying up one night in high school to watch Bowie perform "Boys Keep Swinging" in drag on The Midnight Special. Another time I tried to stay up to watch Greg Lake, but I fell asleep. I've always regretted that.

I'm going back to Mom and Dad's tomorrow. The hospice nurse, according to my sister, indicated that my mother should be hanging around for the time being. I like to see her as often as I can.

I have started this Magical Leek Soup fast that Mireille Guiliano, the author of French Women Don't Get Fat, advocates. I'm not fat; I'd like to drop five pounds, but let me tell you, this Magical Leek thing is a killer. I'd die for a tuna fish sandwich right now.

1 comment:

Ruby McQueen said...

Ooooh thanks for reminscing about Lodger... I was about 14 when that came out and my best friend's brother got a copy. We used to skip chemistry class on Thursday mornings and sneak back to his room to listen to it! Happy days.
Re French women and leeks, I used to live in Paris and I never once came across leek soup. Why are French women so slim? The true answer is that diet pills are widely prescribed by family doctors. Also, French people don't eat between meals. If you are in Paris and fancy a sandwich at 4pm, good luck finding a place that'll serve you one!