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:



21 07 2009

so, remember this lampDSCF0478_edited

she’s an old lightolier – i found it back in march, and no lie, i had just put it back in the car last week to bring to a lamp shop here in town to figure out how the heck to put a lampshade on it.  i had picked up a nice little shade at ikea, but didn’t have a clue as to attaching it and figured someone could help me there.  i also had another little thrifted lamp i bought a shade for as well and needed help in attaching.DSCF0784

so, of course, the day i popped into the lamp store, the guy in charge of dealing with old lamps was on his lunch break and out of the store.  since i had a million other things to do, i took his business card and went on my way.  and of course i never called back and of course i’ve been traveling around town with these lamps in my car ever since.  well, apparently i’ve been putting out “lamp energy vibes.”  after getting out of the movie, food, inc.,” naturally i stopped by the local goodwill before going home (a must-see movie, by the way.  well, i was fascinated due to my food allergies.  it’s sad, infuriating, disgusting, informative.  part of me is thankful (?) for my ridiculous food allergies in that my diet is basically a healthy/organic one, save for those cocktails and occasional bags of chips.) 

but back to lamps.  so, i’m in the goodwill lamp section and i’m just looking at lamps and their sockets and figuring out what kind of socket that little wooden lamp would need to house the shade i bought for it.  and then all of a sudden i see THIS LAMP:DSCF0847another vintage lightolier WITH A SHADE!!!!  (the shade is plastic.)   i couldn’t believe my luck!  i mean, this isn’t one of those items i see over and over again in my travels. 

how the shade attaches

how the shade attaches

i can tell you right now they don’t sell harps like this at home depot.   DSCF0849and so i put the shade and harp attachment on the orange tulip lightolier:DSCF0851DSCF0852 here it is in action.  puts out a nice GLOW.DSCF0856

but then i put the shade back on the boring tan/brown light, and when the lamp is turned on, again, there’s this nice amber glow and the lamp is quite handsome.DSCF0857great.  i like ’em both.  choices, choices. 

still need to figure out what to do with the little wooden lamp.  i’m sure it’s just a matter of changing out the socket.  stay tuned.

random and perhaps a little boring

14 07 2009

weather = spectacular.

thrifting planetary alignment this month seems to have me finding good bargains on rosti.DSCF0801_edited

yup, here i go talking spatulas again.  but i’ve never had the good fortune to snag a rosti utensil holder before and *yay* now i’ve got one.  it’s a rosti party.DSCF0803_edited


also found some cute drink accessories, namely these swedish coasters –



and i hate to buy anything when i don’t know anything about the product, but i blindly splurged and spent 4 bucks on this big alessi stainless steel bowl.  i liked the shape of it.  reminded me of danish design, yet it is made in italy.  and apparently they’re quite expensive to buy new.  who pays $100-$200 for a bowl in real life?  i couldn’t find this exact bowl on the alessi website, but i like the shape of mine better than anything they’re selling now.  score another one for ME.  DSCF0811_edited


tried a new beer today made from sorghum and rice extract.  new grist beer.  it didn’t tickle my fancy the way redbridge did, but i must stress, it’s not bad.  it’s lighter and less hearty than redbridge.  DSCF0815

little tea time snack plate –DSCF0814

i realize the food i eat must look unappetizing as all get out.  but trust – it’s truly tasty.  or maybe i’m just used to it.  olive tapenade, rice crackers, soy crisps, and an ice cold beer in a really cute glass opened with a bird/seal/what-exactly-is-that danish bottle opener.  what’s happier than this happy hour for anyone who’s allergic to (almost) everything?


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.

breakfast o champs

21 03 2009

carbed up, proteined up, veggied up and ready to face the ever interesting massage clientele crowd this weekend.dscf0472_edited

or could it be i’m ready to face the casino clientele due to the fact i myself RECEIVED an impromptu, amazingly thorough arms, pecs, and neck massage last night after a visit to a fellow massage therapist’s home where she conveniently has a table already set up and i conveniently fell onto the table???  and lemme tell ya’ –  i was OVERDUE.  the pins and needles tingling had crept back into my arms and i needed relief.  and YAY!  i got it. 

bring ’em on!