Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Spirit of Hospitality

I'm back after a brief but awesome candy-and-liquor-filled hiatus during which I played with my new presents, the best of which includes: the above-pictured book, The Joy of Cooking, my beloved old Hitchcock anthologies, and many more. (I can now send my clever prose and witty correspondence all over the world on my Nancy Drew postcards!)

My head seems to have cleared somewhat, and I think I'm back now, and ready to follow Amy Sedaris' words of advice in 2008: "Whether you live in a basement with the income of a ten-year-old girl or on a saffron farm in the south of Spain, the spirit of hospitality is the same. It's the giving of yourself, a present of you to them from me for us."

1 comment:

P.L. Kerpius said...

I love this book! I got it last year at Christmas and it was basically my bible for the year of 2007 and will continue to be in 2008. She has the most awesome and hilarious suggestions for parties: items for sale! I've done this, it really works. Put out that old quarter jar and start collecting on old bottles of cleaning solutions, lotion, tic-tacs, spices, you name it! Whatever it is you want outta the apartment, put it up for sale (I don't go over $1 myself, and I take her advice and collect QUARTERS ONLY). Now you have laundry money!


Oh, I can't tell you how much I love this book. Merry readings in the new year, Spinster Aunt.