No, seriously… I ate a tongue. And it tasted good. (Irony?)
Last night I spent the evening with some of my friends at Rojo & then Chez Fonfon, a french bistro in 5 Points South. (Chez Fonfon just so happens to be my FAVORITE restaurant of all time.) I got a wild hair and decided to order the Beef Tongue Lyonnaise as an appetizer… mostly as a joke and to see who on our table would actually try it. When they brought it out, it literally looked like a sliced tongue (I know, what was I expecting?). The reaction at the table was pretty priceless, and out of 6 people only 3 of us gave it a try. It was really good! The tongue had a roast beef flavor, and the texture was really soft and creamy. Not words I would ever think to use when describing something made of meat. For the main course I ordered the swordfish special with potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Eating there is always a treat!
This morning I woke up pretty early to meet my friend Vero for a 5.8 mile run downtown. We have a new route that takes us by Sloss & Railroad Park. LOVE. I am going to meet her again tomorrow & Monday morning to get in my last good workouts before the cruise. The boat will have a gym, but I can never seem to do much more than 30 minutes on a treadmill before becoming bored to tears.
I am really excited to have the quiet time on the cruise to be creative and focus on my book. I came up with some really solid ideas earlier this week that I can’t wait to flesh out more. It is amazing how fluid and natural this project is coming to me. For the past few years, every creative project that I tried to start felt forced and unnatural. Like the timing wasn’t right or the energy wasn’t there. This time, it feels different!