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...We now return to our regularly scheduled program... - Micole Khemarrica — LiveJournal
...We now return to our regularly scheduled program...
Today is the first day I'm back at school at the Culinary Institute of America. Yay!

The months of pounding on my various health problems (mental and physical) seems to have paid off. While it was humid and hot today, I only started wheezing after class was over. I didn't have any panic attacks, in spite of leaving some important things at home. I worked well with teammates that seemed genuinely interested in doing a good job (instead of competing egos like a previous group did), and the busiest kitchen on campus put out 214 plates for our first lunch ... most of that within the first 15 minutes of our opening. And amazingly, everyone worked hard to keep their own dishes clean so that when it was time to close down and cleanup, we got done very quickly. Yay! I _like_ this group! Hopefully, this'll be the last time I have to switch groups.

Alas, though, the day caught up to me... I didn't make it up to school until late, so I only had a few hours sleep before my first class, and now that I've undone the ballerina-bun of hair, exchanged the chef's jacket and houndstooth pants for 'civies', I find myself feeling drifty. Time to nap before getting homework done.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: Kate Price -- Calling Me Home

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bikerwalla From: bikerwalla Date: August 27th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's wonderful to hear from you again.
chipuni From: chipuni Date: August 27th, 2003 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to hear that you're back at school... and even more glad to hear that you're enjoying it!
duncanroo From: duncanroo Date: August 27th, 2003 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Overnight me some nummy samples. Yeah!

-- Duncan
kagur From: kagur Date: August 27th, 2003 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Back in school:)

Glad to hear your health is better:) You certainly seemed perkier at Anthrocon and I hope you had fun. Sounds like school is off to a good start for the new term:)
zrath From: zrath Date: August 27th, 2003 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yea! So nice to hear from you!

L'Institut Culinaire Americaine? Magnifique!
Are there any French chef-instructors there?

khromat From: khromat Date: August 28th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

...teaching French or being French?

Actually, the answer to the above question is "Yes". We have instructors in French cuisine and instructors who are French.

My current instructor, Chef Pierre LeBlanc, is a French- Canadian from Montreal. The instructors here, like the student body, hail from all over the world.
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: August 28th, 2003 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Marvelous to hear things are going well for you, ermine. Still no luck on my end, but I'm still swinging. Best of luck to you and your studies.
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