Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend To Do List

It's Friday, why not listen to this: Keep Time - Gauntlet Hair

Or read this (Marukami is one of my all time faves): 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

Maybe eat this? Welsh Rarebit!!!

Do NOT drink This. Yuck.

Finally, please, please, please watch this movie: The Monster Squad. It really is the best.

Happy Halloween

Buck Shot

I really want to go to this bar in Philly. 

It'called Barcade - get it? 
I love a good arcade game and I love beer so I'm pretty sure I'll like this bar. I just hope they have Mrs. Pac Man because really, that is the greatest arcade game ever. 
Actually, so is Buck Hunter
Beach Head.
OK, I know. I'm a total spaz and nerd.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I was in Arizona last week visiting family.

Arizona is absolutely beautiful!
I loved working every morning and watching the sunrise over the mountains. I haven't seen colors so vivid in a sunset either.
I really enjoyed my time there and look forward to getting back there soon!

amazing Arizona storm

me and my sweets over looking the beauty at his parents house.


party time at Axis Radius for a little house music.

Must Rewire Thinking

Reading this...

and then feeling so stupid about the plastic spoon in my hand from getting a yogurt from the coffee shop isn't a great feeling. I need rewire my thinking and be more environmentally responsible. Really... how hard is it to wash a damn spoon?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In My Opinion...

The Walking Dead is the best show on television. 

It is addicting but here's a tip,
Don't eat dinner while its on. 


200 Burpees

What's a Burpee?

Record your time.

We are half way through the college football season and my CowPokes are 4th in the BCS Standings.

However; we still have some pretty difficult games to get through until we meet OU in the last game of the season. There is a possibility that both OSU and OU could be undefeated going into that match living up to its name sake:


[bed-luhm] Show IPA
a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.
Archaic . an insane asylum or madhouse.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day Dreaming

... about a little Sunday NFL tailgate.

The game starts at 1:00pm and that means that we leave for the game at 9:30am. THAT means... breakfast tailgate for the most part. We are doing steak and eggs, naturally. But, I wanted to go for something more fun, more exotic. Yes, exotic and football definitely mirror each other. No. However, does anyone have any ideas for me? I was thinking sausage rolls and maybe some bacon dish? We are obviously doing mimosas, screwdrivers and blood mary's for drinks. Any culinary tailgating genius's out there with some help?

I also REALLY want this:


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


depends on the weekend? 

totally inapproprate

i just love denim on denim and wear it often

i still need some red jeans!


Banff Springs Hotel, Canada

And Finally, 
a rollie pollie fat and chubby baby hippo


... may mean hipster knit hats and beef stock soup, but for me, it means SEQUIN SHORTS AND TIGHTS!

I may never grow out of it. It just makes me so damn happy. After reading some fashion blogs, it's actually very in this year. 
I'll still work it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall into soup

So, it's starting to get cold. The leaves are changing colours and you are kind of craving French Onion Soup. Well, I was at least. So, I've created a super easy version that will have you satisfied very, very quickly.

Easy French Onion Soup*

2 to 4 yellow onions, French Cut
About 16 oz beef stock (homemade if possible) You can also use chicken or even vegetable stock
1/2 cup of good beer (use something you would enjoy drinking)
1 tablespoon of salted butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of dehydrated shallots
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of "Penzey's Prime Rib Seasoning"
1 Oxo Beef Cube
(optional) A splash of sherry or cognac

Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and sweat. After a few minutes, add crushed red pepper flakes. Continue to cook onions slowly until slightly brown (might take 10-12 minutes, or longer, don't rush, it's soup). About halfway through cooking the onions, add the shallots and the seasoning mix. (Deglaze pan with sherry or cognac at any point if you are awesome).
Once onions look melty and a little/kind of brown, add the stock and beer. Bring to a boil, put on a lid and adjust heat to low. Simmer for 20-30 mins.

While doing that, set up some supreme cheese-bread rafts. If you have bread around (even if it's slightly stale) use it. If not, get a loaf of something you'd like to eat anyway because you are only going to need a few slices. Take a slice, let's say about 1/3 of an inch thick, and top it with the shredded cheese of your choice. I'd use comte, gruyere (those are kind of the same, I know) or Parmesan. Stick those delicious treats on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

Get a bowl. A good one. Next, grab a ladle, get a perfect ladle-full (consider the broth-to-onion ration here) and pour. Then float your delicious cheese raft. And why not pour just a tiny bit more broth over the top of your cheese-toast?

It's good. It's fall. And onions are plentiful.

I hope you enjoy this super easy short cut to a smile.

*Vegetarian version: Use vegetable stock and omit Oxo Beef Cube; use the Oxo Vegetable Cube instead. Not as rich so I'd recommend browning the onions longer and adding a bit more of that Prime Rib seasoning. It's great stuff and 100% vegetarian friendly.


Its simple:
800 meter run; 50 situps
for 30 min-record how many rounds you can go!

Anyways, I have a question for you.........Why is it more intense, enjoyable, satisfying to cheer, watch, and follow your respected professional sports teams on the East Coast??? I have great experience in this matter since I grew up and lived on the West Coast, went to college in the Mid West, and have lived a combined 5 years on the East Cost. Without a doubt when it comes to "Professional Teams" the East Coast just gets it.

I truly believe that weather plays a vital role in HOW we follow our respected teams.
For example:
Its the 2nd week of December in Philadelphia and its 20 degrees outside and your glued to the TV watching Michael Vick fight the elements of snow to lead his team to victory. Your nestled up on the coach, fire going, bourbon in hand, cheering your ass off.
Same date and time in Los Angles but it's 75 degrees and sunny......what are you going to do with your day????? Hike, Surf, Run, BBQ, Tan, Swim, anyting outside!

Surfing in Australia

In Philadelphia if Ryan Howard goes 1-29 in the NLDS you're sick to your stomach and want to vomit literally.

In New York you'll be up all night for 6 months thinking about whether or not Derek Jeter should move to the outfield

In Boston you could drink a whole bottle of Jameson pondering why Carl Crawford swung at so many pitches in the dirt this year

In Washington, you'll arrive 5 hours early before a skins game to cook, eat, and drink

I'm sure there are many reasons why as a whole professional sports are King on the East Coast, I'm just glad I get to experience how crazy these fans really are.

Dear Sweet Huzbo

I swear that this was made just for you! 

I must find in time for your birthday. 
In January. 
99% sure I'll forget by then and get you something else you look at me and say, "really?".


I need to make these!!!

Who Knew

... that being nice was such a hard thing to do.

Who knew that people still existed that didn't introduce themselves or open themselves up to be introduced to.

Who knew that manners didn't really exist in some places in our country. 

It happens! AND, it wasn't in LA!

It's Tuesday and I've been a bad blogger updater. Anyone have any inspiration for me? Beuller?

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I went to NYC last weekend to visit my sister.

NYC is absolutely magical and has inspired me.

I wish I took more pictures, but there was just too much to LOOK AT!
view on the rooftop of her building

Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

another great quote from his '05 Stanford Commencement Speech

Wednesday Jumble - A Week Late


OMG! I would wear this right now. Holly Golightly

Kjeragbolten, Norway

how true? So True


I want to start making friendship bracelets again!
And Finally,
a turtle trying to eat a strawberry.

Steve Jobs

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the ones who think differently. While some may see crazy, we see genius."
-Steve Jobs
A Great Man Who Did Great Things.