Red Currant Muffins-I've tried really hard to like the way these berries taste-I just can't do it. They taste like the "poisonous" red berries on the bush we had when I was little. They look the same too. I think I'll just stick to using them to decorate platters...
Today I woke up a little earlier, but still later than when I have to work. Yesterday I found out that because I have a certain bank, I get into a few local museums for free once a month. Now, lots of museums around here have free days, but they are usually on Wednesday's and Thursday's and to be honest, sometimes I just don't feel like going through the trouble after work. So I was psyched that today was one of my free days at the MFA. I've never been, so I hopped on the T and made my way.
When I got there, I was still excited-it's been a while since I've been to any museum and I love art. It fascinates me to look at the brush strokes knowing that someone long ago painted them...I always think about how maybe there's a stray hair embedded in the paint (gross, I know, but still neat). It amazes me that someone who was "ordinary" painted these things without even knowing that hundreds of years later, we'd be staring at it on a lonely Sunday afternoon.
I quickly became disappointed though, I'm sad to say. I roamed around and say lots of Impressionist paintings (most of which I've seen before) and some American paintings-but after that I seemed to be roaming around in galleries I had no interest in seeing. If I had more time, I would have been ok with the jars and jugs and random plates-but I only had a couple of hours, and wanted to see hardcore paintings. I must have gone through 5 or 6 galleries that were completely empty. I know this isn't the case, but it felt like the museum was in the process of moving. It was very disappointing. I tried asking 2 guides where I could find certain things, but both of them were so interested in each other, I just walked away.
Plus, museums and malls give me headaches. I don't know what it is-it's not the volume-because the museums are quiet. I don't know, but within 1/2 hour I had a really horrible headache. So I decided to call it an early day and to go get lunch. Well...mother nature opened the skies just as I was crossing the street-I got as far as Northeastern University and had to run into the Qdoba-a place I don't like-to stay dry and to wait out the rain.
When I finally got home, I was in bad shape-so I turned on my ac in my bedroom, closed the blinds and layed down. I ended up sleeping for 2 hours and woke up with the headache still in full swing.
I spoke only a few words this whole weekend: "I'm a BOA customer" and "A chicken burrito with cheese please." I don't know why this makes me sad that I didn't talk to many people at all-it just does. But overall, it was an OK weekend, and I'm glad I got to spend it cooking and getting into a museum for free!