In which I scream for ice cream

去健身房锻炼听了贝多芬的钢琴协奏曲第五,让我想到第一次听这首协奏曲是在西安电影制片厂滕文骥家里,那年我十九岁,在拍电影《苏醒》,我能感觉到中国文化也正在苏醒。文革期间听西方音乐是要坐牢的,所以80年头一次听贝多芬让我觉得惊心动魄。

我大女儿喜欢在健身的时候听快节奏的摇滚,这样她可以保持速度。我却更喜欢听电影音乐或者古典音乐,让我在健身的时候随心所欲,沉浸在回忆和想像的世界里。

第五正好45分钟,在跑步机上我穿越了过去,现在和未来。

回到家里,我奖励自己一个自制冰激淋。那是用冰冻香蕉和半小勺香精用搅拌机打的,另外还加了一把核桃,口感和味道都跟真的冰激淋一模一样,却要健康的多。我再也不需要为吃了冰激淋而后悔了。

I almost didn’t go to the gym today.  Angela and I were going to go together after she came back from school, but she decided to work out in the school gym instead.  Ordinarily that would be excuse enough for me to skip the gym.  But today the good Joan laughed at the lazy Joan and dragged her to the gym.

And of course, the best part of the day is yet to come:  the reward. 

ice cream

I made banana ice cream with my Vitamix.  The recipe was from SkinnyTaste, although I’m not sure what the original source is.  Just frozen ripe bananas and a few drops of vanilla extract.  When it was almost smooth, I put in a handful of toasted walnuts.  Then I sprinkled a couple of walnuts on top with a slice of wipe nectarine.  Divine. It tasted exactly like real ice cream, and I mean it. It was smooth and creamy and sweet but there was no added sugar or cream! This recipe is a definite keeper.

Because I was listening to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #5 today on the elliptical, I was going to write a long mawkish post about listening to forbidden European classical music during my childhood, but my daughter told me that was weird. But I think I’ll still get into the mushy sentimental story sometime when she’s not looking.

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