Saturday, July 7, 2012

It’s Too Hot!!


I am having a bit of a bachelorette weekend. My husband and daughter are up in Chicago for a nephew’s wedding for the weekend. Someone had to stay home with the wayward teenage son who didn’t want to go and since he can’t be trusted to stay here alone, here I am.  Sad but true.   Today I entertained myself by starting out my day at the Farmer’s Market.

It’s too hot to do much of anything!  It’s going to be 100 degrees again tomorrow and I am so over it!  Relief is coming I am told next week with lower temps and some rain.  I have no right to complain unlike all those thousands who lost power and therefore their air conditioning.  But, I am complaining anyway.  I got up early this morning and headed to the Farmer’s Market downtown.   My car actually said it was 94 degrees and it was only 10:00 in the morning!   Usually, I head over to the Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market which is huge but today I headed downtown instead to check the smaller one out.  It’s only open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.  Loved it!

  I picked up some beautiful tomatoes (No garden for us this year.  Couldn’t bear the thought of battling the Bermuda grass this year. Good thing we have two great Farmer’s Markets here.)  and found a middle eastern vendor selling all kinds of unusual things.  I picked up a container of their tabouleh and had some for lunch.  Delicious.  They had some wonderful looking olive bread and some other pastries that I’ll try next time.


I  also picked up an almond croissant that I took home to enjoy with a cup a coffee.  It was très délicieux.


To Rome with Love Movie Poster

In the afternoon, I went to the movies  to see Woody Allen’s latest “To Rome With Love”.  I was never a fan of Woody Allen or his movies until I saw “Vickie Christina Barcelona”.  I also liked his tennis/murder  movie called “ Matchpoint”.  I really enjoyed both of those because they both seemed so different from the Woody Allen movies I remembered from before.    Last year we went to see Midnight in Paris and thought it was cute but after seeing “To Rome With Love” today I had a revelation.  I realized that I don’t like Woody Allen movies that have Woody Allen in them!  He’s such a whiner!  And, “To Rome With Love” features Woody Allen.  Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, and Alec Baldwin are great in it but forgive me for saying it but it seemed kind of silly.  But, I look at it this way.  I spared my husband husband from having to sit through it and the theater was air conditioned.  :)  How about you?  Are you staying cool and are you a Woody Allen fan?


Susan said...
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Susan said...

Not a Woody fan at all...they say he's great but I don't see it. We saw 2 movies this week - Spiderman (not bad, I like Andrew Garfield) and People Like Us (pretty good -Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine Michelle P.)

It's been hot as heck here in Louisiana...over 100 last week. Since then we've had lots of rain and now we're floating. C'mon fall!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That croissant looks so good, Lisa! I'll bet it was delicious with a cup of coffee. The tomatoes made me think of my favorite sandwich for Summer ~ tomato, mayo and some pepper. I used to like Woody Allen when I was younger {with him in his movies}, but haven't seen any of them in years.

Ti said...

I am a huge Allen fan! I even took a summer seminar on his films one year.