Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday: Before, during and after

Before 6:00: Nervousness maximus (cartoon by Gary Larson)I've known that bar results are released Friday, Nov. 21 at 6:00 since before I took the bar, but even with that type of notice there was no way I could prepare for the feelings I would experience that day. All last week I hardly slept, and would drink gallons of coffee to function during the day (it was not a pretty sight).

My friends realized I was going insane, and this arrived for me Friday morning.It was a sweet, sweet package from sweet, sweet Lolo. Just to remind me I'm Wonder Woman!THANK YOU! THANK YOU! It was the perfect break from what I had been doing (rocking back and forth in front of my computer, giggling nervously and constantly refreshing the results page just in case a glitch caused the list to be published before 6:00).

During 6:00 - 6:30: Logging on, gasping, re-reading, confirming, jumping, crying, hugging, calling, mom screaming, texting friends, waiting, cheering - exhausting.

After 6:30: Brainlessly amused (cartoon by Gary Larson)
I'd expended most of my energy for the day rocking back and forth and jumping up and down, so I was pretty tired by the time the celebration phase rolled around. Also, I'm way too old to go out and down an endless stream of cocktails (but props to all my friends who did!).

So, Mr. Blog took me Le Petit Bistro. They have *amazing* pate (smooth, rich and very flavorful) if anyone is interested! Mmm mm! Mr. Blog had their endive salad which he thoroughly enjoyed. I started with the roasted beet salad with baked goat cheese - it was melt in your mouth. *drool*
This is my seafood stew which had a delicious creamy, saffron broth that was perfectly spiced (some places really overdo the saffron which irks me). Mr. Blog & his crispy duck (with a hint of orange) over wild rice. Mmm.Mr. Blog surprised me with Champagne and chocolate souffle.
Then we visited some good friends, sipped more champagne and called it a night.


lauren said...

...but then...
this truly *IS* a
(ps: it's posts like this & the non-thanksgiving-thanksgiving dinner one that are make me surer & surer that THIS is why i cannot lose my last 15 pounds no matter WHAT I DO...after new year's missy...YOU ARE ONNA vicarious diet, ok?!)

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