This morning at San Francisco's City Hall, a Melons catered spread of muffins, mini croissants, scrumptious looking blueberry coffee cake, fruit, juice, coffee and water, made it tough to choose. There were book types and politicians lingering around, and I didn't want to be the first to eat. Oscar and I were invited (well Oscar was invited and I asked him to get me in) to breakfast with Mayor Gavin Newsom this morning, to celebrate the start of the One City, One Book program
Too bad I can't eat a lot. For any meal. I must shed a few pounds to fit into a bridesmaid dress for a wedding in over two weeks. Having boobs that don't fit has not made me a happy person. Dieting, saying no to dessert, or dissing cheese, is not my natural operating method. Eating more fruit in the morning rather than enjoying an eggstravaganza or bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese takes some getting used to.
I nodded and "um-hmmmm" ed my way through some friendly chat, while eyeing the buffet. Had some coffee to really increase the hunger. I was ready to stike. Watching Amy Tan chat and eat some fruit and coffee cake helped me make a compromised decision: have your cake and eat fruit, too. Others were digging in, with lots of book and current event related chat going on. Glances were made to the door, as we all awaited the Mayor's arrival.
Some of the fruit was hard to cut with a fork only (where are the knives, people!), so I shifted my attention to the coffee cake on my plate. I got an extra big piece with the intent of sharing with Oscar, but... he never had any. Too busy talking. He ignored my eyes rolling with pleasure as he talked. His loss is my belly's gain. The coffee cake was sweet, balanced, buttery deliciousness!
His Royal Gel-ness strolled in a few minutes later, and shook hands with most everyone. But me. I was behind the buffet table, eyeing the drinks. The program started, and the Mayor turned his attention to the front of the room. Ah well. Speeches and proclamations lasted another thirty minutes. Mayor Newsom kept drinking from a to-go coffee cup (not Starbuck's, thank God!). He never tried any of the breakfast goodies, either. So I can't report on "what the Mayor eats for breakfast." With his schedule, I'm guessing that happens way earlier in the day. You put out a good spread, Mayor.