Playing catch (up)

On Saturday night, I attended a Words & Wine event featuring Ruth Reichl. I wasn’t even 24 hours into the IFBC, but I was already feeling the effects of overeating and undersleeping. In a quiet moment, I commented to The Daily Spud that the hors d’oeuvres plate I was holding was just too damn heavy.

We both stopped as we realized how silly a statement that was. I mean, really? “Oh, my life is so hard. This plate of fabulous hors d’oeuvres – roasted vegetables, amazing cheese, with local wine – is just too heavy.”

Later that evening, as we waited in line to get our books signed: “Le sigh. I can’t believe this lineup to meet Ruth Reichl.”

And the next day, lining up for the conference lunch, featuring caviar, a crazy spread from Herbfarm, and handmade pasta from Spring Hill: “This lineup for amazingly fresh, local food is simply too long!”

Egad, life is hard sometimes.

I’m slowly working my way through an amazing backlog of chocolate. Between my visit to Soma last month and Chocolopolis this weekend, I have nearly 30 artisan bars to taste, and more than a few boxes of chocolate confections in the fridge.

See what I mean? I’ll stop complaining now.

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7 responses to “Playing catch (up)

  1. 30 bars of chocolate!? Are you setting up shop? You know there’s no sympathy coming your way from this chocoholic. ;o)

    Life is good…it’s hard but it’s all good!

  2. …but those plates were heavy *and* had sliding fork issues as I recall 🙂

    Take it easy with all of that chocolate, now!

  3. I lost my fork so many times with those plates!

  4. Wasn’t it amazing? I was so happy to meet you and the other passionate food bloggers but yes I am a bit tired and over fed/wined myself. I have not made it home yet as I had to go to Oregon for business which includes (you guessed it) more food and wine! Such a hard life 🙂

  5. 8Chocolate – setting up shop…in my stomach! Have a great time in Vegas. I hear they have chocolate there, too.

    Daily Spud & Diana – I agree, those plates were tricky: heavy, slippy, and slidey. And the forks didn’t help.

    Carol, so nice to meet you! I have grand plans to visit Oregon this summer – you’ll have to update me as to where you ate.

  6. It’s Wednesday and I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after the IFBC. It was nice meeting and chatting with you. And nice to know there’s a blog I can read all about the chocolate life! YUM.

  7. Charles, nice to meet you too! I’m looking forward to reading your posts – especially reports from your upcoming trip.

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