**For those of you wondering about the cheese enchilada class – it was a lot of fun, and I’m pretty sure I have the knowledge necessary to make some kick ass TexMex enchiladas at home. Going to give it a test run on Superbowl Sunday. If it goes well, perhaps I’ll branch out and actually invite people over to try them in the near future. Now I need to figure out where to buy lard…
I was mistaken about who would be taking the class with me. Rather than old lady fan girls, it was 30-something fan boys. There were four women and seven men, and the three women who weren’t me were married to three of the men who were there. And the men were more active in the conversation than their wives were, so one could argue that the women were along for the ride.
A couple of the guys seemed to have come with talking points, making sure to ask lots of “insider” questions of our host. It always makes me uncomfortable to watch someone have an emotional, giggling hard on for someone they deem to be a celebrity. Sadly, since I was the only person who didn’t bring a friend to the class, I had no one to roll my eyes at. I looked for a hint of acknowledgment in the eyes of my classmates, but they all seemed blissfully unaware of how irritating these two guys were. Guess I’m the Princess and the Pea of social situations. So fucking sensitive.
**I’ve noticed over the past little while that I have some sort of shrinking disease. When I go to work in the morning, the rearview mirror is exactly right. Yet every day when I drive home, it isn’t. As if the mirror has moved…or I’ve shrunk. For a while I readjusted the mirror in the evening. But that meant I had to re-readjust it the next morning, once I’d returned to my full height. Evidently, my job is pressing down on my shoulders and compacting my spine. I need to get one of those standing desks instead of sitting all day.
**It’s so cold outside and getting even colder tonight than it was last night, I’m considering inviting the (imaginary?) ax-wielding hobo who lives in the shed in the far corner of our backyard to come inside to warm up and have a cup of cocoa.