Monday, August 29, 2005


I used this word in an email the other day and I was inordinately proud. See, even though I may know a lot of words, I rarely think to use them in conversation. (Instead, I overuse "like" and "delicious" and "really" and "actually." And I overuse parenthetical expressions too.)

But about ennui, I've been experiencing some lately. How does one get out of the boredom/sadness rut? I am sure a job would help. But if I had a "real" job, I'd have to wear something other than pajamas all day. Maybe that would be a good thing? I was here yesterday and I really really wanted to buy work-type clothes until I realized that would be a complete waste of money.

Anyway, the feeling is nothing that a good spinning class (I told the instructor she should add "Hey Ya" to a new CD she's making!), my patented easy delicious pizza dinner (piece of lavash bread, olive oil, sliced tomatoes, salt/pepper/hot pepper, feta, shaved parmesan--bake at 400 F for 11 min), a glass or two of this (shiraz variety), and a new episode of this can't fix.

All of you Seattle people, if you like Jamie Oliver, request this DVD set from the Seattle Public Library. I watched the last episode tonight and it's totally making me want to go to culinary school. (All head chefs look like Jamie, right?)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time you got a blog! I made this wonderful pasta w/ a relish base for the sauce.. yummy. I'm fairly certain relish is not the word I meant to use but I am gone right now. More later,


5:18 AM  
Anonymous r said...

I'm also wondering if a real job would fix my own ennui. Good food does cure all, though.

7:23 AM  
Blogger winnekat said...

James, pasta with a relish base? I am imagining pickle relish for hotdogs but I don't think that's what you're talking about... Maybe salsa?

And Rob, yes. Ennui is such a nice word but not a nice thing. Did I mention that I had ice cream last night too? That totally cures all.

9:42 PM  

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