the juice is worth the squeeze.
Earlier this evening, I decided that I’d use a couple hours of my time to sit at a bar that has a real nice view of Los Angeles and slowly get hammered as I read a book that I’m supposed to be reading. The book was alright, but I have zero emotional interest in the author, so I kept getting distracted by the conversations around me. To my right were some folks that apparently work with a music...
I’m gonna head up to Santa Barbara And lose myself in the scenery You know I love it out on the water Sailing on the waves of reverie Gold sand, clear water The sun kissing my skin Blue skies, popped collar And the breeze blowing my hair
Recipe: -1/2 tablespoon canola oil -1/2 cup popcorn kernels -Salt -6 ounces white chocolate, chopped -1/4 cup confetti sprinkles 1. In a medium saucepan, pour in canola oil and heat over medium-heat. When oil is hot, add popcorn kernels, making sure all the kernels are touching the bottom of the pan. Cover with a lid and wait until you hear kernels start to pop. Once they commence, grab the...
ultimate chocolate chip cookie n' oreo fudge...
These dangerously decadent chocolate chip cookie ‘n brownie bars combine the best of a gooey chocolate chip cookie, warm fudgy brownie, and an extra sweet double stuffed Oreo. Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon...
that strikes my fancy!
Hello Friends! I am writing to all of you to invite you to join me in my new web project. In February 2012, I will be launching a new style blog called “that strikes my fancy!” The site itself is geared towards gals like ourselves- post-graduate, twenty-something, independent women with a knack for fashion, beauty, photography, culinary treats, lovely libations, etc. Unlike the other over-the-top...
lovely libations: pilgrim punch.
This Thanksgiving, treat your friends and family to a little something I like to call Pilgrim Punch. It’s a refreshing mixture of apple and cranberry juice with a splash of ginger ale and a bit of vodka. Annnnnnd it is delicious! Here’s how to make it… Serves 5 Combine 1 cup of apple juice with 1 cup sugar-free cranberry juice. Pour in ¼ cup of your favorite vodka along with 1 ½ cups of...
In 7 days my thesis is due. My left eye won’t stop twitching. Kyle spiked my Starbucks because he said it would make the assessment portion of my PACT waaayyy more exciting. (it did) My barista cut me off :(
why mixes should never be made by computers
Last year a friend of mine asked me why I make my own mixes, he said, “why don’t you just use genius?” Aside from the fact that I ENJOY making mixes, here is my practical answer: because “GENIUS” has placed, not one, but TWO gary lewis and the playboys songs on EVERY mix I have ever attempted to make using this feature- I mean gary lewis and the playboys? really? REALLY?...
Why do front doors even have deadbolts? As if a deadbolt has ever stopped anyone who wanted to rob or murder you from doing so, right? I figure that a deadbolt is, at most, a way to delay the murdering process, and as someone who doesn’t really need to be alive for an extra thirty seconds of terror, I’ve decided to stop locking mine. My bedroom is on the second floor. What am I...
Josh says that the emotional connection I have with music doesn’t resonate with him. Songs can mark a time in my life and take me back to every emotion I was feeling at the time, the people in my thoughts, the problems, the joy. I don’t think I am alone is this, even if he cannot relate. It’s the reason I post my playlists… because when I go back to these songs in a year...
my brain while driving.
“Ugh, okay. Are you going to hit something? That’s a beamer behind you, one of the worst types of cars to hit. Don’t hit it. Are you checking your mirrors? Who thought to put mirrors on cars? Why haven’t they invented something smarter than mirrors beside video? Why can’t we see through the backs of our brains yet? Is there anyone in front of you? What if you pull out and there’s people there?...
on classifying boys:
Pam: He has this one friend that's a huge pain in the ass.
Me: Really? On a scale of Scumbag Steve to Douchebag Dave, where does he fall?
Pam: He's more like Date Rape Dan.
This Old Ghost/ Island of Violent Lovers →
My friend, Mr. Ian McGuinness, and his band released their snazzy debut EP today. Don’t click on the link. Don’t even think about downloading it. It’s horrible. (that’s called reverse psychology, guys!)
message from an old co-worker i used to intern...
“I miss your wise ass comments flying from the reception desk. Like a stick of TNT with a hell of a small fuse.” —Oh, boy… I hope I am more professional these days.