Tracy Morgan ( who I find infinitely hilarious) tweeted this yesterday, “What r you guys doing for labor day? I might want to stop by.” My reply? “I’m laboring. Are you any good at biz plans?” I’m not holding my breath for that visit. I don’t actually know Tracy Morgan, but then my life seems to be filled with cyber friends I don’t really know. They are only a split second tweet away, therefore require less free time than real species.
I’m sure you have those friends – the ones that every time they fall in love, it feels like another one bites the dust. They’re never heard from again until that relationship goes terribly wrong, and they need your shoulder to cry on. Well, I always prided myself on not being that type, but I think I somehow unwittingly became one of those when I fell in love with my career. Obsession would probably be a more fitting description.
On the increasingly rare outings (hence the lack of exciting blog fodder – so sorry), I notice my friends eyes glaze over, while stifling a yawn and politely feigning interest as nothing but business spills from my lips. At the moment, that is the center of my universe, so I have little else to contribute to the conversation. I’m not interested in frivolities. I have a burning desire to learn, push my own boundaries, and succeed. I find myself seeking out companionship of fellow entrepreneurs, especially those that have blazed trails before me. It may not be as glamorous to write about as dinner with Duran Duran swathed in Versace for all of you, but I find those evenings fascinating beyond belief.
As much as I would love to regal you with stories of fabulous soirees, dripping in gems, dining over witty repartee with an army of celebrities, the truth of the matter is I do not have the time to do all that right now. I’m much more Wizard of Oz than Paris or Perez Hilton. Presenting a bigger than life persona to the world, when in reality I’m busy pulling all the levers. In absence of the 72 hour day, there is no time for anything else.
Don’t worry, the social diva is as much a part of who I am, as this new emerging career-driven self, so I’m sure I’ll get my social groove back on again down the road. I promise I have not bitten the dust. I’m just a child with a new favorite toy. If you want a part of my world, you’ll just have to play in this sandbox for a while. At least the sand castles I build smell as good as they taste! What did you do for Labor Day?
I threw this recipe together quickly for a business dinner meeting with ingredients I needed to use up last week, and it got the major thumbs up from my newest pair of guinea pigs. In fact it disappeared so quickly that I just had to test the recipe again the next morning, so I could photograph it for you. Who knew? Crispy ginger peaches taste pretty darn yummy for breakfast as well as dessert!
10 ginger snap cookies, processed into crumbs in a food processor (or place in a large ziploc baggies, and crush with a rolling pin)
2 tablespoons butter, softened, plus extra for buttering a baking dish
4 ripe peaches, halved
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
4 scoops Vanilla bean ice cream
1). Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease a baking dish lightly with butter.
2). Combine the ginger snap crumbs and softened butter together with the back of a fork; set aside.
3). Slice the peaches in half, and place skin side down (center up) in the baking dish. Top with crumbled ginger snap and butter mixture. Sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar, and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until topping has browned and crisped up.