11.30.2008

Single ladies

All I can think of when watching this is how many times did he have to watch the video to learn all the moves....and can I feed him?!

11.28.2008

I wish I could crochet...

...because if I could I would be making this hat for Christmas for my entire family. from Candypop Creations.

rainy with a chance of bitchy

These mugs may warn my co-workers of what kind of mood I am in, like they can't tell by my face.

it's funny because it's true


"real" housewives

There was a whole lot of fake hair on the reunion show.  Someone better not light a match, all that "style" would melt.

11.27.2008

possibly one of the best days ever

Yesterday, while picking up the pies I ordered for today from Lucky's, I had one of the best run-ins of my life.  Michael Symon.  Just hanging out waiting for his coffee.  Love. Swoon. Heart skipping a beat.  I did not use this time to profess my crazy crush on him, instead I invited myself over to his house for Thanksgiving.  And I made him giggle.  (Not a giggle like I am laughing at the crazy lady standing next to me so she doesn't attack but a she made a legitimate funny so I am giggling giggle.)

Thanksgiving bacon

Bacon wrapped turkey

11.25.2008

I am a bargain shopper

I bought these shoes from Nine West for $1.07 total today. Yes, one dollar and seven cents. Marked down to $29.99 from $69.00 then an additonal 30% off the lowest marked price and then I had a $20 off coupon.

I wish I could rock every one of these looks.




alphabet soup necklace


from Felt.

pretty wrapping


hottie

I caught Rocky IV on tv the other night and was struck by the resemblance of Burt Young to a guy that I used to hook up with. Now imagine what this guy looks like at 35 and you may know my type.
Photo is movie still from Back To School-another CLASSIC

11.24.2008

Mr. and Mrs.???????

Did these two idiots elope in Mexico?? Why do I even care?!

smooth away

I woke up in the middle of the night and this infomerical was on. I am intrigued because I really do not enjoy shaving, but I am not a fan of being hairy either. So according to the commercial, this is how it works: "Superfine Crystals That Buff Away Unwanted Hair Leaving Your Skin So Soft & Incredibly Smooth"...wouldn't some fine grit sand parer work the same? And cheaper?

in case you want to order Smooth Away.

paper cube

I have the litte bird cube but I heart the little piggies.
from Girl of All Work.

bedding

I would like a houndstooth duvet cover.

on sale!!!!


from J.Crew.

I am a sucker for marketing

I hate to admit that I took some beauty tips from America's Next Top Model. I was intrigued by a pretty colored lip gloss with mint. I also hate to admit I really like it so far. Damn you Tyra!

And because I can't pass up an ad in a magazine for mascara, I had to try this when I saw it in the store. I bought the one for blue eyes and it's a blue-black color with a bit of a shimmer.


11.22.2008

he he he

I am seriously surprised that no one ever tried to do this to me during my time as a bill collector. I guess if they were stupid enough to finance their boob jobs, they weren't smart enough to try this tactic.
Read the rest of this here.

11.21.2008

I am feeling very Betty Crockerish these days

Maybe I will make these to go with the turkey burgers.
Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze
slightly adapted from Giada's Kitchen
makes about 48 cookies

Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated suga
r2 eggs
1 (15-ounce) container whole-milk ricotta cheese
*zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Glaze
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the cookies:
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the large bowl combine the butter and the sugar. Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Beat to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon the dough (about 1 tablespoon for each cookie) onto the baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, until slightly golden at the edges. Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.
For the glaze:
Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2-teaspoon onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread. Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours.

found on Taste and Tell.

I am coveting Tyler Florence's kitchen



photos found on Apartment Therapy.

my what a big bottle you have...

Picture of the day over on the Telegraph.

is this a soap made with me in mind?

found here.

disguise

And for when I am not in my super hero costume, I can be in disguise.

superhero in a box

my cape, my very own cape.

New Year's Resolution in November.

I have decided to join the Lakewood Y so I can become crazy workout lady and so my sweet, sweet ass can fit in to these. I know one normally does not start a workout regimen before the holidays but I am not normal-as you can tell my my goal clothing item. And maybe someone will buy me the stripper shoes for Christmas.
OK, I don't really want the pants. I just want smaller pants than the ones I currently fit in and because I won't give up eating, (Melt is just too good) I need to amp up the workouts. And I wanted a reason to post these ridiculous pants.

11.20.2008

Stuffed turkey burgers

I used to find Gwyneth Paltrow a bit pretentious.  I don't totally know why.  She dated Ben Affleck so she couldn't be a total stick in the mud, right?  Anyway, after watching Spain on the Road Again, I areally started to like her (please don't judge me).  As a result, I signed up for her email newsletter.  (don't judge me on that either-I have done WAY worse.)  Well today this recipe showed up in her newsletter.  I may be in love.  It's a lot of work for a stupid turkey burger but holy hot damn does it look tasty.  
Recipe from Goop.
Stuffed Turkey Burgers
All the flavors of Thanksgiving in a burger – what could be better?
SERVES: 2 (makes two huge burgers)
TIME: 20 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup finely minced onion
1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 pound ground turkey
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 cup Classic Bread Stuffing
2 hamburger buns
Cranberry Ketchup (see recipe below)
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add the onions and rosemary and cook for about ten minutes, or until quite soft and sweet. Let the onion mixture cool a bit and then put in a large mixing bowl with the turkey, salt and pepper. Mush the ingredients together with a wooden spoon or your hands. Form a quarter of the mixture into a thin patty. Mound half of the stuffing in the center of the patty. Take another quarter of the mixture and form it into a patty and place on top, sealing the edges so that all the stuffing is snug inside. Repeat with the remaining turkey and stuffing.

Preheat your grill or broiler. Cook the burgers for five minutes on the first side, flip and cook for four more minutes or until the burgers are browned and firm. Cut the buns in half and grill alongside the burgers. Spread the buns with Cranberry Ketchup, tuck in the burgers and go to town.

Cranberry Ketchup

The ideal condiment for Stuffed Turkey Burgers.

SERVES: 2
TIME: 1 minute
2 spoonfuls of Cranberry Chutney
2 same-sized spoonfuls ketchup

Mix together.

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberries are full of antioxidants and their recognizably tart flavor is a must at any Thanksgiving table. Luckily, making chutney couldn’t be easier and you can make it up to a week in advance.

SERVES: 12 (makes about 2 cups)
TIME: 15 minutes
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup water
4 cups fresh cranberries
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
grated zest of 1 small orange or tangerine
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil and add the rest of the ingredients. Turn the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about ten minutes or until thick. Let the chutney cool before serving.

this might be a bit more practical...

...than just the beard. Functional winter wear.

'tis the season

I am kind of feeling like this is how my week is going.

hmmm

...or maybe when they just make bad decisions. It could be whatever side of the coin you are on.
found on Making it Lovely from Eggagogo.

11.19.2008

I am one of a kind


HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere is
1
person with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

bacon!

And where can I get these?

the perfect gift

When one finds the perfect gift for someone, it's almost as good as getting a gift. I know some one who this glass is perfect for. Maybe they can use it to take the meds they should be prescribed.

11.18.2008

i am not a paper cup

I like this mug but not for $20.

Does one really need this?

The Butt Station for your work station.

I pity the fool...

...who doesn't have the Mr. T bobblehead piggy bank. That's right, also a piggy bank. So fiscally responsible of the man.
Why should one go to Giant Eagle on W.117th during a Browns game on a Monday night?


This is why!!! Dennis!!!

11.17.2008

gross

My cube smells like farts, and not my own.



some more tom foolery

Because I am not feeling particularly festive this year, these might be my holiday cards. Maybe I will feel differently after the tacky pink tinsel tree goes up again this year.

the time of year for gift sets

Who doesn't love a gift set?