Monday, February 2, 2009

Useless Bits of Information

I'm tired today. Recovering from yesterday's Fat Fest. We went all out yesterday, on the fat-o-meter. First, we started the day by hosting some old friends for brunch. I made 2 praline french toast casseroles, a broccoli cheddar quiche, spinach artichoke dip, a crumb cake and assorted muffins. Luckily someone brought a fruit salad to offer something healthy.

After we recovered from that food coma, we went out for Japanese and completely porked out on sushi. I always think sushi sounds so light and healthy, until I splurge on tempura rolls and lobster popcorn rolls. Sigh. Anyhooo..... because I'm still digesting, I thought I'd post a list of stuff that has been floating my boat.

The first, is BIG LOVE, on HBO. Anybody else watching this? I've seen it for 3 weeks, and am completely hooked. It's about bigamy, and the Mormon church, and it is completely fascinating. (once you get past the pompadour hairdos).

The second- is the Mortons Steakhouse tri-tip from CostCo. I'm becoming much more of an "assembler" than a cook for dinners during the week. A friend introduced us to this time saver of a good eat and I can't get enough of it. It's in the fresh food stuff- near the cheese, and you pop it in the oven for an hour and then it's done. I heart this.

House Beautiful magazine. It's no secret that I'm drowning in ideas of things I need to do for the new digs. What can be an overwhelming experience is made almost fun with this nifty little mag. EVERY single issue has had something useful for me. I picked out my coffee table, paint colors, names of fabric- it's a gold mine. Plus, I sound very with it when I go to dinner parties and talk about how Belgian casual is the new in. (wait! When do I go to dinner parties?)

Kiehls eye makeup remover. I heart this. It's got cucumber in it, so when things get hot around here (and they have- in the 80's today!) I pop this beauty in the fridge. Not only does it remove your racoon eyes, but it feels indulgent too. It's great. Seriously.

Bloomingdales. I know, I know- I'm a late comer to this party. I lived in New York City for 4 years, and while I visited Bloomies a lot, I would never call myself a serious Bloomies shopper. It was always too loud, too confusing. Almost like you were going to a shopping party and didn't know who to talk to first. Then, I moved here and discovered Fashion Island- the mecca of all shopping. And lo and behold, I found the red tag racks at Bloomies. 50% OFF THE LOWEST PRICE! I got a cashmere sweater for $40 last week, folks. And yes, there were tears in my eyes at the wrap stand.

So there you have it- a brief list of things that are making my day a little brighter. It's not going to stimulate the economy or anything, but at least I won't have smudged eye makeup.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Agreed, its the little things in life that make our just that much more enjoyable. Great list!