Thursday, January 28, 2010

RIP Jerome David Salinger.

Read Franny & Zooey this weekend. In honor. (And "Nine Stories" and "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters"...)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Frye Harness

I have no idea why it took me so many years to buy these but I finally did. I love them and you will not want to mess with me while I'm wearing them. I actually saw a very good version of them at Target for about 1/4 of the price (and half the weight).

I've never been a big boot person but now all I want to wear are boots. If you have a J. Crew credit card, you are privy to sale information; unfortunately, I did not get these on sale:

J. Crew Nottingham

I found a website called which will ship your shoes/boots/bags OVERNIGHT for free and pay for return shipping if they don't work out! So I ordered these as well. I love them (fyi - they run a half size small).

Frye Billy Tall

Next on my list:
Frye Deborah

Apparently, I am all about Frye. I guess you can take a girl out of the midwest...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Nightcap.

Tomorrow's a holiday, right?

Espresso Martini

Two versions.

Version 1:

1 1/2 oz. Stoli or other vodka
1 1/2 oz. strong coffee, chilled
3/4 - 1 oz. Kahlua*
splash Simple Syrup

Shake with ice until chilled. Strain into glass. Add lemon peel (optional).

Version 2:

1 1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla
1 1/2 oz. strong coffee, chilled
3/4 - 1 oz. Kahlua*

Shake with ice until chilled. Strain into glass. Add lemon peel (optional).

*The reason this is inexact is because I usually aim for 3/4 and get 1 oz.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Team Conan.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Night Confession: Notorious.

Last night my husband and I were watching Notorious with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman and during the scene where Cary and Ingrid are on the balcony in Rio de Janiero my husband says to me, "She reminds me of you."

"Who?" says I. "Ingrid Bergman??!!"


That's the best compliment I've ever received.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The King is Dead. Long Live the King.

If you know anything about me, you know I have an unnatural love for the KING. I'm not talking about Elvis on black velvet; I am talking about Elvis in black leather in the '68 Comeback Special (which you have to rent this weekend to understand my true love for him). In honor of his 75th birthday, here's a taste of E in all his sweaty, black leather-bound, magnificently sideburned glory:

In other E news, my neighbor at the beach was a dancing girl in Vegas in her late teens and she appeared with Elvis in the movie Viva Las Vegas. *squeal*

*Sigh* What a hunka hunka burnin' love.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Mind Reels.

There is actually a bid on this lamp on eBay. There should be some sort of a department designed to put a stop to it.
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