1. The author of a blog I read every now and then recently posted about the cathartic effect of a sad movie. This got me thinking about my favorite tear-jerker movies… you know, the ones you sit down to watch with a box of tissues at the ready. I realized that many of my all-time favorite films are actually quite sad at the end: Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, Brokeback Mountain, The Departed… (the list goes on); not quite sure what that says about me? I guess I just enjoy a good cry every now and then.
3. Although I am aware that it is still mid-summer, I am already longing for fall. We are in Lincoln City, OR* (right on the coast – about 2 hours west of Portland) for John’s cousin’s wedding weekend and the cool temperatures have me yearning for crisp days and warm sweaters.
4. Despite #3, I’m still enjoying summer’s bounty to the fullest, and my Basil Walnut Pesto is a fantastic summery addition to any meal (or snack).
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*I’m falling in love with the coast of Oregon! Not only is the coastline gorgeous, but the fresh seafood is just as good as back home in Boston.
Some of the guys went fishing a few days ago and caught a ton of fresh crabs. These legs and claws were so good! Sweet & succulent crab meat ranks even higher than lobster in my book ;). Mmmmm.