Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Locations: Morena District, Solana Beach
Prices: A little on the pricy side, depending on what you get, but oh so worth it...
Good for: Lunch, dinner takeout
Pros: Absolutely delicious food, great variety because the menu changes daily, easy to pop in for takeout and enjoy in the comfort of your home
Cons: Can be hard to find parking, busy at normal lunch times, prices can add up because you usually buy more than you planned
Ratings and Recommendations:
10/10 - Butternut squash panini - Butternut squash, cheese, arugula, sandwiched on warm, crispy, pressed bread
10/10 - Gemelli pesto salad - Gemelli with sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, toasted pinenuts, and parmesan, in the best pesto sauce I have ever tasted
9/10 - Banana cream tart - Seriously delicious, light but decadent, this tart has a flaky crust, a thick banana filling, fresh bananas, and freshly whipped cream
8/10 - Sundried tomato and goat cheese quiche - A wedge of this quiche is really rich, but is a perfect dinner with a salad on the side
7/10 - Artichoke and brown rice salad - I wasn't so sure about this one at first, but it really grew on me... the brown rice had chunks of delicious artichoke and chopped herbs, so it was a very simple salad, but there was a surprising tang in the dressing - maybe a faint mustardy background flavor?
9/10 - Roasted vegetables with shallot oil - Yams, squash, carrots, beets, and brussels sprouts are roasted in a subtly flavored shallot oil until perfectly tender; sometimes I will just eat a big plate of these vegetables for dinner
Notes: I genuinely cannot recall ever disliking something that I have eaten at Waters. Waters is mainly a catering company, but their storefronts offer a delicious selection of goods to go. There are a few tables inside for limited seating, but it is usually smart not to plan to eat there. They close early, so try stopping there on your way home from work to pick up a delicious dinner.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
When I was a kid I was obsessed with this game show... contestants would earn spins that they could take around the game board:
Contestants could land on a variety of money and prizes, but did not want to land on a Whammy - if they did, an animated Whammy would cross the screen and steal all of their loot.
NO WHAMMIES, NO WHAMMIES! MAMA NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES! BIG MONEY, NO WHAMMIES!
The Whammy types were endless... Whammy on a flying carpet, Whammy as Boy George, Whammy pizza guy, Whammy on roller skates... they just don't make TV like this anymore.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
The California Bar Exam is known to be the most difficult exam in the country, so please wish me luck!
For those of you who are smart enough not to currently be in this bar-taking situation, I will give you a little peek into the life of a bar-taker. As I conclude my first intensive week of bar prep, these are the items that I have found necessary thus far:
Sugar Free Red Bull... nectar of the gods.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
*Exactly like that, except in that it is exponentially more stylish.
Introducing... the Shimmerscreen, a metallic ball curtain reminiscent of the '70s love beads, but updated with a really sleek, modern sensibility.
I want to use these as floor to ceiling curtains in my home office. They also look amazing as a wall backdrop.
For those of you with a huge, modern home, try this idea, as seen on the Shimmerscreen Web site - a luxurious but industrial-ish curtained bed: