Friday, September 21, 2012

Alfresco dinner, yum and seizing the day

- Flaming torches at Carpe Diem restaurant at an alfresco dinner with friend Leisa.  The Aikido studio across the street hosted a drum circle on this evening and the rhythmic drum beats and the torches were a perfect match for each other.

- Crispy goat cheese with blackberry marmalade.  Yummmmm.

- From Wikipedia:  Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace, popularly translated as "seize the day." Carpe is the second-person singular present active imperative of the Latin verb carpō, which literally means "I pick, pluck, pluck off, cull, crop gather, to eat food, to serve, to want", but Ovid used the word in the sense of, "enjoy, seize, use, make use of."  .......That was fun to look up.  :)  All that said - I'm glad I could seize some time with my friend and catch up.

I'll be seizing some weekend coming up at around 4:30pm today - hope you all have a wonderful time, too.  Carpe diem, y'all!


Granny Annie said...

Sounds absolutely divine as long as bugs didn't help seize the meal. Bet that was what the torches were for. Ah, you only have 11 1/2 hours to go before a relaxing weekend:)

Ileana said...

I love outdoor dinners at the many cafes in South Beach and around Miami. Yours with the drumming and torches sounded perfect!

Seize the day and the weekend, yes. I'm with you, chica! Enjoy.

Fireblossom said...

I love blackberry anything!

Leonora said...

A drum circle! That must have sounded pretty cool.
Have a great weekend!

Elephant's Child said...

Crispy goat cheese and blackberry marmalade sound truly wonderful. There is something very moving about drum circles as well - it sounded a lovely interlude with your friend. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

The bugs stayed away. The weather has turned nice and cool in the evening here, so maybe the bugs have gone south. :)

I know! Come on weekend!

Scarlet -

It was neat. Seizing!

FB -

Me, too.

Leonora -

One of those unexpected things.

The Elephant's Child -

I could eat that every day. It was a lovely interlude.

Happy weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

Some interesting things to do and eat - You did seize the moment.

Sparkling Red said...

There's something so fundamentally awesome about fire. It's a shame that modern life doesn't have more use for open flames.

happygirl said...

Carpe Diem. E Plurbus Unum. Pro bono. Mea Culpa. Sic Semper Tyrannus. Semper Fidelis.
I love the use of a dead language in modern times. That crispy goat cheese with blackberry jam or marmalade. YUM. have a great weekend.

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the flaming torches, what a cool idea.

I've never had blackberry marmalade but it sounds good! have a lovely weekend!

Riot Kitty said...

I have to ask: what is an alfresco dinner?

Snaggle Tooth said...

Cool eatery name! Like the torches. Drum ensembles can be fun as long as there's no headache with them... I've been to competitions.
Guess what- I've never had goat cheese yet! Crispy means fried?
I've never heard that long type of verb specification either. Made me remember High School English class.
I hope you get to pluck n eat the weekend. I get to work longer hours as usual...

Lynn said...

Sandie -

As much as possible.

Sparkling Red -

Lots of bonfires down here - pretty cool.

happygirl -

Looks as if you know a lot of Latin. :)

Lynn said...

Joe -

Something easily done - torches in a pot. My neighbors downstairs light those torches and stick them in the ground - I'm always worried about them falling over.

Riot Kitty -

Sitting outdoors.

Snaggle -

Yes - it was breaded and fried, but not greasy. So good.

I'm sorry you have to work so much this weekend.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE the idea of a Restaurant being named Carpe Diem...!
Great torches! I hope you are having a FABULOUS weekend...!

Lynn said...

OldLady of the Hills -

It was very nice - thank you. :)