February 25, 2006
Lots of Love & Alcohol
So I went down to Los Angeles from my two week visit to Santa Barbara. Jason picked me up on Wednesday and we had the best time. Wednesday consisted of an afternoon of drinking and Mexican food. Our friend at the local Mexican joint here has known us since forever so he would occasionally stop by with the tequila to just top off our strawberry margaritas. I got drunk at lunch for the first time in years. It was awesome. Jason, Teresa, Lara & I sat there and chatted the afternoon away.
Eventually we all parted ways, Lara went "drunk shopping" and found some really cute clothes while Jason, Teresa and I lounged for a while back home. Jason and I headed out to Los Angeles later that night. I was exhausted! It was a treat.
Los Angeles was fun times. I hung out mostly at Jason's apartment, watching DVDs of Ali G and Lost. Thursday was nice and Teresa came back to spend some more time with me n' v-jay jay (Jason). We ended up talking most of the night and hitting up the donut shop. I saw Teresa eat a donut, it was a rare and special moment (she is a healthy girl). I have such a good time with these people. Jason is in my bridal party and so I call him my "bri-guy" or "brides-man." I feel blessed to have such amazing people in my life, loving me as much as they do. I'm a lucky girl.
Friday was even crazier. I went to a late night visit to the Getty with Stephen Judge, who I hadn’t seen for years. We ended up talking about llamas and embracing narcissism. He said he had not had much fun in since his freshman year of college (which was about 7-8 years ago) This sounded pretty sad to me.
Later, Teresa ended up coming back that night to join Jason and me at a fantastic (as usual) party at Phil’s house. We stayed there late, and I ate two different kinds of meat. This is only mentionable because I kind of went vegetarian there for awhile and eating both beef and chicken is kind of an overload! It was yummy anyway I was malnourished. I started the evening with a bottle of wine and my fist. I wasn't rockin the cup that night. I was there to party. The only reason why I even glorify this is because I almost never do this anymore. It was great, liberating debauchery embraced. I have no shame. The good thing is, I've been drinking tons of water to make up for it.
After Phil’s house Teresa and I drove back to Jason's and we had such a frickin awesome time. I was originally really tired, which is why we left the party. Once I got home though I just put on the music, Terry and I slipped into our undies and we just danced around grabbing various lighted blinking beeping laser guns and flashlights that were within reach. Jason & Jody walked in and we jumped under the bed blankets and claimed to be practicing yoga. It was silliness galore. I should do this every weekend.
Next morning, Lara arrived early and we went to breakfast/lunch with Conor and Jason. We went to IKEA after that and figured out what we wanted the wedding table arrangements to look like. I was challenging but fun to get ideas and come up with ways to save money. I think I was missing a few hours of sleep. I went to bed at 3:30 and woke at 8am.
On that note... Good night
Special shout out to Lara, Jason and Terry for being the most lovable people ever.
p.s. Happy birthday Corina!
February 4, 2006
26 grilled cheeses in 10 minutes
This woman manages to win a grilled cheese eating contest and with a claim to fame like that, still works at burger king. There is something truly magical about eating for sport. I fondly recall the evening where after weeks of anticipation I went over to Aimee's house to watch the famous Glutton Bowl where Kobayashi completely annihilated the competition. The event was most spectacular because of its presentation. As each round began the mystery food (which was always announced as a surprise) was dumped from the ceiling from one huge vat to another on the stage. Oh god it was disgusting, I will never forget it. The foods they ate would get more difficult as each round went on (mayonnaise, hard boiled eggs, hot dogs). Eventually for the finale the vat tipped and what had to be over 300 lbs of boiled cow brains fell from 40 feet. Aimee and I still joke about the glutton bowl and how amazing it really was. Absolute horror.
Diamonds are Forever - Even though you aren't!
I can't tell if I hate this or love this. Diamonds made from the ashes of loved ones. This is no joke. At first I couldn't even believe it and then of course I pinched myself, and remembered that we are living in an age where people are paying to have themselves cryogenically frozen. Crushing up some ashes and wearing them as jewlery isn't too far off. One thing that surprised me was how expensive they are! Oh my they aren't cheap. I figured with the "fake" diamonds they make now being billed as scientifically the same and faster and cheaper to make, that these would also reflect that convenience. Oh well. Do I want a blue diamond made of my love bird tweety? Would it be creepy or just make me think of him more often? Who knows. I'm sure I won't, unless in the future they offer this as a cheap add on to cremation services. Ahh happy day! Can you tell its grey and raining here?
Hey there, for those of you in need of winter wear... this mohawk hat has been gaining in popularity. They aren't terribly cheap (just over $100), but they are handmade, very warm and clearly able to outlast most other boring winter hats. Our friend Martin has been wearing them in his stage shows and I think it was a perfect way for the girls who make these hats to launch their first website. They make great gifts and I have inspected them up up close. Those ear pads totally work like ear muffs to offer extra wind and cold protection. They definitely are a great way to spice up a otherwise normal winter outfit. So go check them out at www.knit-head.com
February 1, 2006
What will they think of next?
Pheromones we have all heard of but Pherotones? Holy jesus... this is some funny stuff. Please seriously consider listening to the ringtone called "Double Header" allows you to attract two females at a time. Those wacky Danish!
Baba Ganoush - Much easier than I thought
* 2 medium size eggplants
* 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1.5 lemons)
* 1/4 cup tahini
* 1 Tbsp Crushed garlic
* 2 Tbsp olive oil
* 1.5 tsp salt (preferably sea salt)
* 1 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (simmilar to Soy- but much better)
* 1/2 tsp ground cumin
* Dash Peprika
Preheat oven to 400. Slice eggplant into quarters lengthwise. Pierce the eggplant with a fork a few times rub with a little salt and bake for about 30 40 min or until tender and somewhat deflated. Place hot eggplant in bowl of cold water so it is easier to peel off the purple skin and dump the rest of it into your food processor. Then add the other ingredients. Serve at room temperature with a dash of paprika.