Category Archives: food

Zero to Hero, Cellar to Stellar

Being remiss lately in regards to this blog (negligent is such legally loaded word and is best left unused), I had better update it when I can. There certainly has been no shortage of Perfect Moments. Last night, in fact, … Continue reading

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Brazilian, Anyone?

It is the end of my current teaching session. My students will take their big test next week (CAE) and I will be keeping my fingers crossed that they are all successful.  Seeing as it was the last day, tradition … Continue reading

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Leave My Bananas Alone!

I thought it was a one-off. I thought that it would happen once and never again.  How sadly I misjudged Hollywood.  How sadly I thought their greed had limits. They have gone and defiled my banana again–though this time it … Continue reading

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My Financial Acumen

Today’s Perfect Moment is not what it seems. It wasn’t this lunch.  Well, it was kind of this lunch, but it wasn’t this lunch.  Have I confused you enough?  That’s good, because I am confusing myself. The lunch itself was … Continue reading

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Cider with Hemmingway

The end of my day became very social. While waiting for a friend to have some drinks with, I was invited to have drinks with some other friends.  I think that is what they call a “win-win” situation.  Although both … Continue reading

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Perfect Moments of the Near Past

I’m laying catch up with the Perfect Moments. Sunday’s Perfect Moment was a combination of three great things (in no particular order):  Japanese food, an interesting cafe, and friends from a long time ago.  Having reunited with an old friend, … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ate Sushi

I know I shouldn’t stare. And, on the face of it, she probably thought I was staring because she was an attractive young woman.  That wasn’t the case at all.  I was staring because she was doing something I had … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and Pre-Mother’s Day

Look, let’s get serious for a minute. There is no way I could choose anything other than celebrating Mother’s Day with my Mother and other family members as Today’s Perfect Moment.  To do anything else, wouldn’t only be wrong, but it … Continue reading

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When Destiny Visits a Fast-Food Restaurant

Today, I ate fast food.  That is not the Perfect Moment. I chose the salad instead of the fries.  That is not the Perfect Moment. Despite the crowds of people, I did not lose my temper.  That is also not … Continue reading

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Perfect Quests

By now, everyone who is going to has read the Anthony story and come to some basic understanding of my quest for Perfect Moments. However, you probably don’t know that I have quests for other perfect things.  Some of these … Continue reading

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