Archive for March, 2012

March 26, 2012

Pink Elephant Decanter

I have been on the hunt for bad ass decanters.  I want a whole collection and I blame Pinterest for this new desire.  Or maybe the Chesterfield because I adore their old fashioned cocktails.

I found the best one at Canton Trade Days.  Just take a look for yourself.  I know you will be jealous.  The pink elephant decanter and its 4 matching glasses will make its first appearance at a party in a couple weeks. We are hosting a shindig in honor of moustaches and sequins.  There will be more stories to come.  I am sure of that…

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March 25, 2012

Burlesque, here I come!

I went to my first burlesque show this weekend.  I had been looking forward to it for months.  I think I was more excited than the husband.  Actually, I know I was more excited.  The possibility of tassels and seduction in one evening was almost too much to handle.

Of course I completely hyped the event in my head.  I really thought a Dita Von Teese look-alike would be making an appearance in my neighborhood theatre.  Before I start bashing, I should note that there were a few women that were very talented and quite sexy with the tiniest waists I have ever seen.  The rest looked like amateurs with routines and cellulite that should only be seen in the privacy of your own bedroom.  And your SO should only see it if you are comfortable with him assuming you are performing a comedy sketch.

Speaking of SOs, at one point I looked over at the husband and he was checking golf scores.  He even leaned over to tell me what Tiger shot.  I looked over again about 20 minutes later and he was eating cheetos and looking at myspace.  Yes, myspace.  And where the hell did the cheetos come from?  So much for the show getting him excited.

Now don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I would even pay to go again.  The husband said he would go too.  I think tassels are too tempting for him as well.    If nothing else, it is an amazing confidence boost.  I walked out of there feeling very good about my body.

March 16, 2012

Come Clean Friday – Humility

Inspiration for blog posts hits me at the most random times, so I often email myself a sentence or two as a reminder.  I found the following message in my inbox the other day.  Sent to myself from myself.

“I’m a smart girl but I do some pretty dumb stuff. I’m humble too.”

I have no idea what the rest of the post was supposed to be about.  Not a damn clue.

March 12, 2012

For the Love of Cabbage

I love cabbage.  I eat it so often that I don’t suffer from the the typical cabbage side effects.  Even if I did, I would just blame Fred.  Poor Fred gets blamed for any and every nasty smell that occurs in the house.

I found a new way to prepare cabbage last night.  Grill it!  Oh yes.  I used that contraption on the deck that I typically like to avoid.  The cabbage was so delicious.  I had a small head, so I just quartered it.  I think I will probably 8th it next time so that I can get as much grill char as possible.  Before I grilled it, I rubbed olive oil on it.  Then I just flipped it every few minutes as char started to appear or as it started to look limp.  There are so many innuendos in this paragraph; I must ignore them. 

While it did its thing on the grill, I mixed up a salad dressing.  Actually, I looked up a salad dressing this time thinking I might find one that is better than my own mental stash.  Yeah right.  I have yet to find a dressing that I haven’t had to modify the crap out of to make it delicious.  My modified dressing is below.  Sorry I don’t measure much; most are best guesses.

  • Juice of two limes
  • Olive oil, about the same amount as the lime juice
  • White wine vinegar, to taste or about a tbsp
  • Fish oil, couple dashes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Cayenne, just a little
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • Sliced serrano, to taste
  • Plenty of salt, only kosher or sea

Blend it all together.  Drizzle the dressing over the cabbage just before you serve it.  I forgot to get a photo before we dug in, but you still get the idea.

March 7, 2012

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

I am really into printmaking at the moment; specifically handmade screen prints, hand pulled prints, and letterpress.  Not the crappy digital prints you get when you think you are ordering handmade prints online.

I have found a few badass artists on Etsy that are also very cheeky.  I love filling up my office walls with cheeky art.  It says what I should not say out loud.  The super cheeky stuff gets strategically placed over my shoulder so my web cam can pick up what I am really thinking.  Now I just need an arrow that flashes and points on demand.  This would be just in case I actually maintain a poker face for once.

My latest purchase is Pretty Is as Pretty Does by B.Haven.

 

March 2, 2012

Gold Sunnies

I looked in the mirror this morning and thought “Damn, girl.  You have pulled together an adorable ensemble.”  I started mentally writing a blog post about all the pieces and how my $12 gold sunnies truly made the outfit.  I was so engrossed in my thoughts that I walked out the front door and didn’t shut it behind me.  Our shepherd puppy, Fred, sensed my lack of awareness and took the opportunity to bolt.

I snapped to reality and flew down the front steps behind him.  I even dropped a perfectly worn brown leather heel in my Cinderella moment.   Dickhead Fred dodged and weaved in his game of “chase.”  I sweated like a pig in my cozy velvet blazer.  I finally won when I tackled him as he was jumping off a retaining wall.  I then slowly picked myself and my 75 lb. puppy up off the ground.  At that moment, there was a group of teens walking to school and trying not to stare in our direction.  Pretty hard to do since I am pretty sure my now very dirty white sheath dress was almost around my waist.  I was a disheveled mess, and Fred was panting in delight.

At least I still have the best part of the outfit intact, my gold sunnies.

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