April 6th, 2017

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I officially have a day off next week. Tuesday night is Second Seder, which means a dinner party/book club with some friends down in Brooklyn. We're talking about whether language is normative, whether there's a right and wrong way to use words, or whether it all depends on context. (My friends are former and current philosophy academics, and we're using a philosopher who happens to be Jewish as our springboard, though this night (not unlike all other night with them) tends to be freewiling.)

There will be wine by religious requirement, and most likely Scotch to follow; and I probably won't get home until the wee hours of the night. So yes, a day off the next day to do some shopping, do my therapy at a decent hour, maybe pick up a movie, seems like the thing.

I am not looking forward to the whole no-bread-for-a-week thing, particularly as I eat out so much. Does anyone know any good, easy casseroles using mashed potatoes rather than pasta?