Crunk Juice

The problem with having my cast off is that I can now move my wrist more than before (even though I am supposed to wear my brace to prevent that but it gets all sweaty and hot and smelly in there) and that makes it hurt way more. It hurt before but now it hurts with an aching on the inside.
The obvious answer is “wear the fucking brace you tardbake” but I never listen to the obvious answer.
My insomnia has come back full force. I think there are a number fo factors in here: sore arm, change in the weather, jesus hates me, but the biggest reason (I think at least) is that I have not been to work in over a week and I am not on vacation. I do things around the house and I go out but there’s nothing really stimulating, no problems to solve, no one to hate just for being there, it’s just movies and coffee and cigarettes and dental appointments and shopping. So there, I said it, i need to work. damn.
To help with the insomnia I took a trazadone and a vicodin last night. the traz just does not work on its own anymore and that’s just sad. Needless to say, I was way way slow moving this morning.
Marshall and I met my dad for lunch today then we shopped Mall of America. It was not exciting but I got two pairs of capris and a shirt. wooodoggy…no wonder I can’t sleep.
This evening, Mary picked me up and we went to Al Vento for dinner. Totally lovely. We started with the roasted beet salad, roasted beets, chevre, chopped pistachios, and mixed bitter greens with a fennel vinaigrette. She had the agnolotti in tomato sauce that was divine. The tomato sauce was almost buttery in its richness. I had the gnocchi with spring vegetable in a brown butter sage sauce. The vegetables were super fresh and tasty, peas, pattypan squash, tiny asparagus, tomatoes, and ferns. I had the pistachio semifreddo for dessert, wonderfully light and bursting with pistachio flavor but they did it no favors by drizzling excess amounts of chocolate sauce and powdered sugar on the plate. I think the intensity of the pistachio flavor would have been better served by allowing it to be a singularity OR by adding just a thin slice of melon to the side as a light counterpoint. Mary had the creme brulee trio, pistachio (i think it’s high pistachio season around here or something), orange lavender, chocolate espresso. She spoke highly of them. I tried the orange lavender as it piqued my curiosity. the texture was divine, lightly custardy without being watery, smooth and uncurdled. The flavor surprised me. I’m not a fan of lavender, not of its flavor or its scent. It’s too FLORAL, i just don’t care for it, but I wanted to try this and it was very good. They’d managed to capture the essence of the lavender without overpowering everything with the floral heaviness. It was almost a spring green flavor with little bright sparks of lavender and gracious undertones of citrus.
And that’s my day. I’ve been eating out too often this week and that needs to stop. I miss cooking and I have the ingredients for a number of tasty meals. Who wants to come over for indian food or pasta with fresh mozzarella, sd tomatoes, basil and asparagus?