Kevin's Dead Cat

After surgery sliced off an entire tumor and 1/3 of my tongue, plus six weeks of radiation therapy, I've been re-learning how to eat, drink, and talk with my newly re-constructed tongue and coping with side effects. But the cancer came back and I don't know what's going to happen next.

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Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

La La Land

Homemade chocolate-chocolate ice cream, the color orange, gardening and interior design shows, my indoor garden, and Ming Tsai.

I probably have over 4 of his cooking shows Tivo'd. The best part is no matter what he makes, he brings in a friend to help him eat it all with at least three kinds of beer or wine. I love this guy.

Today's ep had a master brioche recipe that he wrapped around salmon and caramelized onions. Then he made sticky buns, two other brioche-type recipe's, then he and a baker friend polished them all off during the last minutes with beer and wine. It's like, "you have wine for breakfast? cool!"

Then there's the lovely Tony Bourdain. But all his eps I've seen at least twice already. There's also Bobby Flay, Rachel Ray, Mario Batali, and others who continue to help me hold on until the day when I can cook for myself and for my friends again.

I miss throwing pizza parties, and it's been so long since I've rotisseried a leg of lamb or a rib roast. I love my friends so much. I imagine entire banquets I can create for them. I imagine the wines I would pair with each dish. I imagine laughing my ass off because I always do when I'm with friends. I haven't laughed that way since the wedding.

I think that from now on, I won't throw parties. James and I will just get married again. Wouldn't that be nice? So eventually, if you haven't been to one of our weddings, you're just not trying hard enough.


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