Archive for August, 2011

August 26, 2011

The Dirty Truth

I have a couple dirty truths on Come Clean Friday.  That’s a new holiday I just created for myself.

I have almost convinced the fiance to start a food blog.  Think of the Sartorialist but for food.  And maybe whisk in a little commentary.  But there is a dilemma (i.e. dirty truth).  The blog will be like getting a new puppy.  The excitement will wane as soon as effort is required.  That means I will take over to clean up the piss.  No complaints here, but you can bet your muffins that I will take credit for all the deliciousness that gets prepared in our kitchen!  I was recently promoted to Sous Chef and plan to take over as Executive soon.  At least on nights I feel like cooking.

The second dirty truth took place while dining on one of my creations…I have a big mouth and not much of a filter.

Me:  Hot damn!  This is good!  Do you mind if I put this on my blog?
The Fiance:  *blink blink*
Me:  What?
The Fiance:  You post countless personal things about me but you ask for approval to post a recipe?
Me: Touche…

How could I argue with that?  You guys probably know more things about him than his own mother.

August 25, 2011


August 15, 2011

Someone Else’s Baby

The fiancé and I went to see Will Hoge last week and I was reminded of just how sentimental I am.  You can wipe the shocked look off your face now.

I was in the middle of shopping when Granada notified me via email that Will Hoge would be visiting the big D.  I immediately stopped to purchase tickets before they sold out.  The tickets were going to be a surprise, but I managed to blurt it over text before I could even get out of the store.

Why all the excitement?  I don’t keep cards, trinkets, or crap like that.  I’ve tried and it all ends up in the dumpster.  For me, music makes sure those sentimental and special moments are never forgotten.  Will Hoge does that for me, and he has a song that is very special to both of us.  Someone Else’s Baby.

We were watching the ruggedly handsome guy perform and getting sappy on the inside when I realized that I always crush on the band at amazing live performances.  It doesn’t matter if they are male, female, tall, short.  I don’t discriminate.  I get completely enamored with their talent and passion.  That and their ability to wear skinny jeans like it is nobody’s business.  In Will’s case it was bootcut jeans that looked like they hadn’t been washed in a month.  The same could have been said for his overall appearance.  I didn’t mind though, because he was even better live.

Their performance also made me wonder why this guy isn’t more popular.  We were in the front row of a half full venue and we were there only to see him, the opening band, perform.  We had zero desire to see the headliner, Wade Bowen.  After Will left the stage, we pushed through the crowd of cowboy boots, enormous belt buckles, and lips stuffed with snuff to avoid the honky-tonk sounds that were about to take over.  And so I could get a better look at Will while pretending like I didn’t really want an autograph.

Will is about to release his 7th album on 9/27.  The rest of the world is missing out until they discover Someone Else’s Baby.

August 12, 2011

How to Make a Beer Shirt Office Appropriate

We all do it.  Occasionally we toe the line of office appropriate apparel.  I just do it more than most.  I am a rebel that way.  The man can’t keep me down!  I have a few beer shirts I have been trying to circulate into my business casual wardrobe, which I have now renamed eclectic business casual.  I created a few tips so you too can wear your favorite questionable T more often.

  1. It is best to test the waters on casual Friday.  Pair the T with jeans.  Make sure the jeans are in good condition so as to not create unnecessary attention to everything else you are wearing.
  2. Select a beer T that has a graphic print rather than a blatant logo. Unless your coworkers are as cool as you, they won’t know that your chest is emblazoned with Stone gargoyle.
  3. Now add a pair of heels.  You are not going to a BBQ, so flip flops are unacceptable.
  4. Accessorize! My preferred statement piece is a giant cocktail ring.  Pick your poison.
  5. Most office spaces are cold.  This is a perfect opportunity to wear a cardigan to dress it up.  You can also button up if the boss makes an expected appearance.
  6. Lastly, by all means, make sure it is a good beer!


August 1, 2011

The Section Quartet

Zoila was fired this weekend.  She was spending too much time watching telenovela and not enough time with a mop.  I put on my maid’s uniform (i.e. old beer tshirt and shorts) and spent Sunday afternoon cleaning.  You can bet the house is the cleanest it has ever been.  But again, Zoila wasn’t very good at the cleaning thing.

The fiancé played DJ while I scrubbed furiously (boy did he get the better deal).  The Section Quartet was on the playlist.  You have probably heard them before and don’t realize it.  Or maybe you do.  They take songs from bands like Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and turn them into classical quartet pieces.  I’m hooked.  But that is the music mood I have been in lately.

The sound of violins makes me want to take ballet classes again.  Oh Philip…

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