so much to discuss…

22 09 2009

…and yet so little of significance. 

first, ricky gervais.  i cannot begin to tell you how much i love a funny man.  emmys 2009?  ya see him?  click here (bonus – jon stewart is also in the clip.)  ricky gervais has a new movie coming out – “the invention of lying” – i have a feeling i’ll be there opening day (october 2nd) for the first showing. 

oprah.  monday’s show.  a 60s inspired retro show.  oprah looked fabulous.  especially her hair. the audience was all decked out in 60s garb as well.  the show itself was so-so, but the mad men segment was worth it.  

letterman.  obama.   good stuff.  the heart shaped potato?  i was dyin’. 

organic made-from-scratch spanish rice.  made by me.  no lie.  DSCF3038


on a rice cracker.  somehow “rice crackers as utensils” just doesn’t have the same flow to it as “chips as utensils.”  and besides, it’s rice overload.  rice on rice.  that’s too much rice.       DSCF3041


and so i give you spanish rice on a chip:DSCF3042

and i continue to bring yet even more sexy in the brown fall boots.  another low-heeled version.  this time from privo.DSCF3052



and a crafty mini quilt all framed:



and goodbye summer.  i can’t bear it.  hello fall. 

and what better to go with that spanish rice than a margarita in a gold wheat glass on a vintage red leaf plastic coaster?  is the wheat glass fall-ish?  i say it’s harvesty.  and harvesty = fall.  fall harvest.  and that’s about all the enthusiasm i can muster to welcome launch the fall season.DSCF3056



12 09 2009

rice noodles, assorted fresh veggies, peanut butter and soy sauce (wheat-free organic tamari) dressing with cayenne pepper:



on a chip:



10 08 2009

first temps in the 90s since april 28th.”  104 days ago.  how many times did i hear THAT today from every channel, every weather-person, every news guy?  top story of the day.  first temps in the 90s all summer. 

early morning moon

early morning moon

the early morning was just right.  just what you look for in a summer morning, the way summer mornings should be.  i opened my door at 6:30 AM to take out the trash and the air was thick and hazy.  i think you could say sultry.  and quiet.  and i had the ‘hood to myself.  no dogs barking.  no kids being yelled at by their moms.  no car alarms going off.  pure heaven.

of course, she warmed up aplenty once the sun came out and i beat the heat by escaping to an afternoon matinee of julie & julia.”  oh meryl, you are pure perfection.   i giggled every time she came on screen.  and this is EXACTLY what i look for in a summertime movie.  light and entertaining.  and i’ll be darned – those pwah-2 chairs (poitoux) i mentioned in my last post were in all the french cafes in the film.  and there were great lamps and great cookware.  DSCF0921_editedthis fry pan of mine weighs 50 – 60 lbs at least.  seems like something julia would’ve used.  me, i’ve never used it.  i’m faking it here.  but doesn’t it look like i love to cook?DSCF0920i wish.

ahhh, july.

1 07 2009


my birthday month.   yup, counting down the days ’til i reach my final year in my 40s.  yikes. i need to get busy and get a life.

anyway – thankfully things returned to normal today and we got rain.  we can’t get all spoiled with days in a row of nice weather.  and holy toledo, holy tornado, did it ever pour!DSCF0751

my past two birthdays have been weather like this.  please, oh please.  no more. 

so, my thrifted table is a mobelintarsia.  heard of it?  yah, me neither.  DSCF0752

got a little more scraped off so i could read the stamp completely.  i think it’ll definitely be worth the effort of scraping and sanding.                                               


newly thrifted rosti spatula (to replace several i’ve melted.)DSCF0734


DSCF0736 is it any wonder i don’t have a boyfriend when all i have to talk about is spatulas?


6 06 2009

i’m getting better at this pizza thing.  ya gotta make the crust super thin.DSCF0634

it’s a vast sea of health.  veggies galore.


all negated by tequila. 

i say balanced.  healthy + unhealthy = even steven.


11 05 2009


i miss pizza.  like, it’s probably the number one thing i miss most since i acquired all my food allergies.  that and tortilla chips.  oh how i miss the corn chips.  tonight i whipped up a wheat-free pizza crust (from a mix,) topped it with some organic tomato sauce, shrimp, fresh jalapenos, and pineapple.  no cheese, of course, due to the dairy allergy.  looks good, right?DSCF0585


wish i could say it tasted good. 

more like a thick cracker. 

with sauce. 

can’t win ’em all.

party of one

8 04 2009

dscf0501today was an unexpected day off from work (a little gift from heaven) and i got a lot of piddly stuff done.  and what’s better than that?  dscf0500_editedand now i’m celebrating with a little party.  ok, i realize this might not look appetizing to most.  but trust.  just because we’re nearing easter, that is not a plate full of rabbit droppings.  nor baby droppings for that matter.  it’s black beans, brown rice and green salsa.  with chips of course.  and a margarita to wash it all down.   despite the lagging economy and the absence of work, give me an extra day off and i’m happy as a clam.