I hope everyone is in good health and spirits all things considered. As some of you may know, last Dec. I was involved in a fight with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin at an undisclosed food show taping. Julia and I were arguing over the proper method of boiling water. Jacques came over and added his 2 cents worth. I don't speak French and so I figured he was insulting me. After arguing back and forth in a variety of languages and culinary terms Julia apparently had enough and grabbed a Calphenon Sautoir and deboned my skull while Jacques held my arms behind my back. The last thing I remember seeing before I went out was some redheaded guy with a ponytail and beard wearing shorts and clogs doing some weird dance with a bottle of Olive Oil and a huge chunk of Parmesan. Since then my memory and concentration have been a bit off. (Those of you that were around and know what actually happened, well let's just leave me with my memories :D)
Actually the part that is true is that these days I find my energies and concentration abilities much more scattered than ever before. I am concentrating on relearning my old profession in electrical engineering and it's a slow difficult road. On the other hand my cholesterol, hdl,ldl triglycerides etc are better then they ever have been before!!!! I've lost 18 lbs. since January and 10 of those since June. I am working out aerobicly 3-5 times a week and skate and play hockey with my son a few times a week as weather and space permit us. Since we last spoke my son had taken up an interest in playing goalie in Ice Hockey and so my energies were devoted to learning the position and making contacts in the game. I had hoped to start playing again my self but my doctors have said no %#$%$@ way!!!
That doesn't mean I am done!!! I still have hopes that next year I can play again. But because of this knowledge seeking I must admit I was cheating on you all and seeing another Bulletin Board. The Goalie Doctor at Miller Hockey BB. A bunch of very nice people who gladly accepted me as did all of you. So that's where I've been. Working on cooking contests where I can and reading up when I am able. It's still a long raod I have ahead of me but all is well. I just, as I said have scattered energies and concentration problems so I will pop in and out here and there. I'm glad to see that all appears to be well. I haven't searched about how the WTC tragedy may have affected ChefTalk as I'm afraid to find anything I don't want to hear. So I hope all is well all things considered.
Mo, I haven't forgotten you. I'll get you those pics of my wedding cake soon. Hope you and your feet are happy as well.
Talk to you all soon.
Love ya :D :D :D
BTW I am now acting as Coach for the Rochester Diablos adult Ice Hockey (the Webster Team) "The team with a great future behind us"! Read about us at www.diabloshockey.com
[ October 07, 2001: Message edited by: chrose ]