Week 2 of Rehab
So, this week, we “ramped up” the rehab. Here’s how it went down: Tuesday: Amy, my PT, had me first, so we did the treadmill—3.0 miles an hour, almost back to my “baseline” of 3.2/3.3 pre-heart insanity. Yay! Only 22 minutes, but we’re working on it. Then we did core and leg work. Crunches, a plank like move when I raise and lower myself onto my toes...
Emily Cooks: Paula's spicy chicken breasts
When I was at OSUMC, I got to watch TV. Real TV. Food Network! Hallmark Channel! TLC! (What Not To Wear!!!) And since I watched a lot of Food Network, I wrote down the recipes I liked, then emailed them to myself the next day from my dad’s laptop. This is a Paula Deen/Deen brothers recipe I really liked. I made it on Monday. It is super-fast and the topping is really easy to halve! I made...
‘Gone With the Wind’ Chapters Get Pequot Library... →
“Tomorrow is another day!”
Renée Fleming in 'Capriccio' at the Metropolitan... →
Renee sings the complete “Capriccio” at the Met.
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This is useful, I think…
The Simple Woman's Daybook--March 28, 2011
Outside my window…Sunny, but 40 something. 30 degrees colder than last week. Sigh. I am thinking…that I want warmer temps! I am thankful for…early spring flowers From the Kitchen…Paula Deen’s spicy mayo chicken. Recipe to come. Reaaallly yummy dinner and very easy. I am wearing…my Garnet Hill long-sleeved PJs (showered early again). Really, Garnet Hill has the best night stuff. I am...
'The King's Speech' Leaves Theaters And Is... →
R for ridiculous… Sometimes, swear words aren’t swear words. Let me give you an example. When I was a kid, I wouldn’t sing the second verse of “What Child Is This?” the way it was written, because it contained the word ass. (“Where ox and ass are feeding.”) Instead, I squeezed in, “Where Ox and-a-word-I-can’t-say are feeeeeee-ding.”) ...
I’ve just carried on doing what it says in the manual.– Colin Firth, to the LA Times, responding to people who ask him if he’s suddenly become a better actor.
Darren Aronofsky defends Natalie Portman in 'Black... →
Really, I think this is a case of wanting to cash in once the train has left the station. Sarah Lane knew she would not be credited as Natalie’s body double. She also knew-as do the rest of us—that Natalie is NOT a professional ballerina, as Lane is. I think it’s very unsporting for her to make all this fuss after the Academy Awards, after Natalie won best actress, and after...
Weekend Rewind IV
FRIDAY: Lay Dominicans class w/ Niki, then Chicken/Fish fry at St. Pat’s, since it was Annunciation. I wanted to stay for Holy Hour, but I was beat. So went home and watched a few minutes of the OSU game before I went to bed. SATURDAY: Body still cranky. Probably adding the rehab this week made it so….so stayed in. Watched Toy Story, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, and The...
Today's Lunch: Eggs in a Nest →
When I saw a gorgeous bunch of rainbow chard at the North Market, I knew I had to make this. I didn’t have tomatoes so I left them out. Boy, is this good! (Link is first one on the page)
"Can I see some photo ID, please?"
This is a pretty common question in American life. You need it if you look too young to go into an R-rated movie, or drink a beer at a bar. You need one if you want to write a check at Kohl’s. You need to show it at the airport if you want to make your flight. You need to show it at the bank if you want to make a withdrawal or a deposit. So…why shouldn’t you have to show photo...
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Rehab Day 2
Today was C/P rehab day 2; well, really, day 1, since we didn’t do a whole lot of working out on T. Today I had therapeutic rec first. Basically, their job is to find things that the patient enjoys, and try to work them into the patient’s schedule, so that there’s time for stress relief/relaxing, enjoyable activities, and things that need done, like working out—but also...
So, if you missed the Best Opera Tenor Currently Singing, you can hear him here…
A Columbus Primer
Dear authors, writers, and other creative people: Thank you for choosing to set your novel/movie/TV show in Columbus! As one of the largest cities in the nation, we have much to offer you in terms of hotels, scenic locations for shooting, and other amenities. However, before writing about us, here are some facts you should be aware of: The most important interstates in central Ohio are 70, 670,...
CardioPulm Rehab begins
So, today began my (third? forth? fifth?) most current stint in the pulm rehab program at Children’s. I’ve done this a bunch of times—twice pre-transplant, then after transplant, then after some infections, and now. The program has really grown, to the point where it has its own space (with bronch labs and exam rooms) so we’re not sharing the in-house rehab space (although...
STREET SCENE: Capital University tackles Kurt... →
My alma mater is doing a pretty great show this weekend! I saw it when I was a freshman in 2001 (the girl in the top picture lived on my hall), and it was pretty fantastic. If you’re in the area, go see this!
Weekend Rewind III
( a bit late this week) Friday: Mom and I went to BalletMet’s UpClose at their lovely performance space. Mom had a great time, which made me happy, because I wasn’t sure if she’d like the format of the program. :) March Madness continued. Saturday: Pitt lost. Sigh. Wrath, anger, throwing things…dinner with Mom and Dad at Bob Evans. Clips, made a pie, watched a lot of...
The Simple Woman's Daybook--March 21, 2011
Outside my window…It is 70 some degrees. :) Looks like rain, but I’ll take it! I am thinking…that I have missed seeing the flowers poking up. :) I am thankful for…“Clusters of crocus, purple and gold.” And daffodils! From the Kitchen…Rachael’s Chinese meatballs tomorrow. :)Had dinner at parents’ tonight—all of us were there....
On the upbeat | The Columbus Dispatch →
Profile of the CSO’s new maestro, as well as next year’s line-up!
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Food for thought…from Alice Cooper?
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Review: BalletMet UpClose
Above, BalletMet dancers Olivia Clark and Jimmy Orrante (photo courtesy BalletMet) BalletMet has many extraordinary strengths as a company. One of them is the versatility of their dancers and repertoire. The company can open a season with Swan Lake, but also put together a delightful evening of short pieces, including world premieres, like they have done with Up Close (running through next...
Seven Quick Takes Friday--Vol. VI
Week 1 at work after the ablation—complete! Yay! Going to see the above ballet tonight! It’s at BalletMet’s performance space, and features four items on the program: A pas de deux set to Barber’s Adagio for Strings; “The Man In Black”, set to the music of Johnny Cash, from last year’s American Legends; “Watercolor”, a world premiere by...
Genetics on TV
Tonight’s episode of Bones had the side plot of Hodgins and Angela’s baby possibly having a genetic disease at causes blindness. Both the parents are carriers, which means that the baby has a 1 in 4 (25%) chance of being blind. Those are the same odds for CF—every pregnancy has a 25% chance of ending w/ a child who has CF. In my family, it was me; my brother and sister have a...
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Decorating the apartment
One thing I love about having my own place is getting to put stuff on the walls! I’ve always loved wall art, posters, prints, etc. Recently, a tall lamp in my bedroom that used to stand next to my dresser finally died. So I have this big expanse of wall space, and I decided to fill it with some art from A Vintage Poster. I love her whimsical, colorful designs and thought they’d be...
Bringing the Madness
I looove March Madness. Love it. Love the brackets, love everything. Hope my Panthers make it to the Final Four this year! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am a quarter-Irish on my mom’s side (from the eastern coast of Ireland). It’s a gorgeous day here, and the grass is beginning to green up—very appropriate. :)
I tell you I must go! Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? Do you...– Jane Eyre
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Gotta love Brutus…
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The Simple Woman's Daybook--March 14, 2011
Outside my window….lovely, breezy, almost-spring day. :) Rain is forecast for later, but right now it’s so sunny. :) I am thinking…that I miss my theater people. And my voice lessons. And far away friends. I am thankful for…friends that are close. :) From the kitchen…Rachael’s chicken fajita soup, purloined from my OSU stay with Food Network. :) I am excited...
Weekend Rewind II
REQUIEM! :) Dinner with parents at pizza joint—a good way to spend a meatless, Lenten Friday. :) Mass and dinner at Katzinger’s (w/ parents) on Saturday. Also dentist. Ugh and not so fun, but at least no cavities/other dental issues! Lay Dominicans, which I needed—I have missed them! We talked about humanae vitae and are reading a B XVI encyclical for next month. ...
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Culture Cat: CSO--Verdi's "Requiem"
also titled, Emily discovers the opera world’s best young tenor. PERIOD. I’ve really been looking forward to CSO’s presentation of Verdi’s Requiem. I sang it my freshman year of college (almost precisely 10 years ago, yikes!)—we spend the entire second semester going over it with a fine, fine, fine tooth comb. (If you’d see my score—which I still...
Tenor Michael Fabiano and the Verdi Requiem |... →
Or, don’t take my word for it, just LISTEN to the guy sing. And he’s only 26.
Columbia Artists Management Inc. — Michael Fabiano →
Best young operatic tenor. Period. Really, if you get the chance, you MUST hear him sing.
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The challenge of fasting on CPG.
Seven Quick Takes Friday--Vol. V
Didn’t fall asleep—like real sleep—until about 3 am. Ugh. Consequently woke up very late, set the coffee to percolate, and then said lauds while it still counted as lauds (and not, oh, lauds-but-it’s-past-noon-so-not-morning-technically prayer). Sigh. Don’t know why this bothers me, as I have nowhere to be, and no deadlines to make. But it does. Praying for the...
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