waves of wood rings

perhaps all people do this but i notice omar and i work in waves and cycles.  take cooking.  i’ll be in a cycle of cooking and just as i hit the top of the wave and begin to come crashing down, never wanting to see a kitchen or a stove again, omar takes over and finds his own cooking wave.  

and every so often we find ourselves in sync.  

today we hopped on the indian food wave.  he rocked the chicken tikka masala and i made naan.  the naan is from the master recipe in artisan bread in five minutes a day.  my goodness, this book is just about perfection.

and as for a reading wave/cycle.  i fell into a slump for awhile.  omar can’t seem to tear through books fast enough right now and me?  i’m just now getting back into a groove.  believe it or not it was ms. mary higgins clark to my rescue.  can a book really be defined as a mystery when it is more on the contrived side and you’re able to figure it out quite early on?  wanting something with a little more depth, i checked out iain pears’ stone’s fall.  i should have known that when one description of the book i found was “global finance mystery” coupled with espionage and arms’ dealings this wasn’t going to be light reading.  but it’s good. who knew i would want to stay up nights reading about attempted shareholder takeovers, socialist money funneling, and market manipulation?  

i think our unemployment wave is about to crash down and that’s a good thing. but more about that soon…


5 thoughts on “waves of wood rings

  1. “perhaps all people do this but i notice omar and i work in waves and cycles….omar takes over and finds his own cooking wave”

    I would have to say no. Not all people. 😉 When I come crashing down we order take out! Dave can barely assemble a bowl of cereal. Though I have big plans on teaching Andrew and Isaac their way around the kitchen.

    You guys are lucky to have that kind of rhythm!

  2. i resonated with the cooking wave and laughed in agreement about the “attempted shareholder takeovers, socialist money funneling, and market manipulation” reading kick…i really, really recommend, along these lines but in the non-fiction category, jonah goldberg’s LIBERAL FASCISM. i’m shameless, i know: i’m on a kick and want to infect others! 😉

  3. oh, and as an aside:

    your most recent blog post reads: “waves of wood rings,” while “brooklynguy” had a link entitled: “it comes in waves.” his was about bad wine, but i’m just sayin’ the two titles comprise a little wave of their own… btw, you should check out brooklyn guy’s blog. good stuff: http://brooklynguyloveswine.blogspot.com/

  4. It’s called “funemployment,” Kate. From the LA Times:

    “Buoyed by severance, savings, unemployment checks or their parents, the funemployed do not spend their days poring over job listings. They travel on the cheap for weeks. They head back to school or volunteer at the neighborhood soup kitchen. And at least till the bank account dries up, they’re content living for today.”


  5. robyn – i think omar jumped on the cooking wave when he decided he didn’t like the idea of cold cereal on nights i was too tired 😉

    kel – thanks for the “brooklyn guy” link!

    bob – seeing as there was no severance or unemployment check in our situation, i’d say you could take the “fun” out of funemployment. but beach time and grandparent time make it not so bad. i liked these lines in the article:

    “As frivolous as it sounds, funemployment is a statement about American society. Experts say it’s both a reflection of the country’s cultural narcissism — and attitudes of entitlement and self-centeredness — and a backlash against corporate America and its “Dilbert”-like work environment.”

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