Happy National Cheese Lovers’ Day! Yeah, they seem to have a national day for everything. I LOVE cheese! I miss it dearly. At my last job, I used to be able to munch on various cheeses and toasted baguettes all night long. That is one thing I miss about that place. Well, going through many hungry busy nights, bread (primarily baguettes) was one of the things readily available to munch to fuel me until the end of service. Bread and butter, and the occasional cheese instead of butter! Cheese selections changed throughout the years and special menus. I don’t even remember all of the names, except for maybe the ones I really liked or the ones we served regularly. I usually prefer soft and creamy cheese over the harder ones. Remember this one? Lol that was yummy cheese.
We have also had some not so yummy cheeses. I remember Cantal being one of them. We only served it once. But I remember the name because it was like one of the most bleh cheeses I’ve had.
The cheese platters came with various accompaniments included fruit/nut bread, nuts, brined or dried fruits, quince paste, preserves, and whatever else was available or in the mood for at the time. When I dined there once, it was when cheese platters were served with the cheeses from specified animals. So you were able to choose from goat, sheep, and cow. I got the cow one. It wasn’t the same….munching on cheese while I work vs. sitting down, paying for, and eating the same thing all nicely plated. It just felt….different. It’s weird, but I much preferred munching on cheese directly from the walk-in. Sitting down, leisurely being able to enjoy the cheese all nicely plated just seemed too weird.
My mind is so scattered these days when it comes to blogging. Just between you and me, I gotta confess that I kind of lost my sense of direction of this blog. Like I said before, obviously, I am not a recipe or restaurant review based blog. And I even transitioned my “food” blog into a “culinary” blog. But I almost feel like I am losing my focus. Sure, almost each post is culinary related…but what are people expecting to read about when they visit behgopa? I don’t even know anymore. It’s like my blog is still stuck in puberty years, -lost, confused, and not fully blossomed yet. So yeah…thanks for understanding my momentary (or possibly long term) scatteredness. Until I figure it out a little more, I hope that you will be understanding that I will be kind of random.
The WIP with my book
Moving along…..It has been so long since I have updated on the progress of my book. I am stuck somewhere past the middle with the worst writer’s block ever. Up until this point, the book was practically writing itself. Maybe I need to read some more romance novels to draw on inspiration. My male character is just…..too perfect. He needs a deep dark secret or an undesirable flaw. The antagonist in the story seems weak or not enough. I will figure it all out eventually, but it will take some time. The last couple of writing sessions has been me sitting in front of the screen just thinking for a couple of hours to come up with nothing.
So far, my presidenthas still been the only one that has read pretty much everything I have written up until now. I am flattered that she loves it. But will rest of the world love it? I have gotten positive feedback from a lot of people that I shared the synopsis with. Okay, so my synopsis alone has appealed to most of the people that have read it. But I can’t help but to have some apprehensions of if I am going to be able to deliver what they are expecting to be so awesome. I probably can, but it won’t be easy. After all, they say publishing a book is like giving birth. It’s going to be painful. I want to create something that I can be proud of.
The Foodie Taurus (astrology and superstition mumbo jumbo)
Be mean to a cat, especially a black one. They have evil spirits and if you are mean to them, bad things will happen.
Trim nails/toenails at night. Yeah, I really don’t get this one.
Speak of what you dreamt about early in the day, especially the morning.
Both told me never ever get too serious with a guy until I am at least in my late twenties. I was like in my early twenties at the time. They said if I get too seriously involved, it will just end in tragedy, so to keep things light and casual until then. It was so funny to hear the second one describe my future mate. She said that since my future mate and I are both so stubborn, we will fight a LOT but have a very passionate love life. He will be tall, manly, somewhat attractive, possibly younger, and very Americanized. That was her exact description of my future mate.
This was way back when and at the time, I was finishing up my studies in my original major (in English if you didn’t know). The fortune teller said I had talent but that I wouldn’t find prosperity in the field until my mid forties. She suggested that I change to something more practical. I can’t believe accounting was one of her suggestions. I hate numbers. I did end up changing my major briefly to something else only to hate it and switched back to my original major. It wasn’t just because of the fortune teller’s suggestion. My parents also continuously nagged me and I had to think about the future…..I did not want to become another broke unemployed liberal arts major with no employable skills. But I wasn’t really happy with the other options I tried. I switched back to English and everything felt just right again.
I think a lot of this psychic stuff is nonsense and again, I don’t buy too much into it. But every time my mom goes to one, I am curious to hear what they had to say about me. It’s just entertaining to hear about. That’s all. Thanks for stopping by and reading my random ramblings