Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Good for: Breakfast, lunch
Pros: Big menu selection, lots of comfort food options, located right by Pinkberry in case you want dessert
Cons: Small amount of seating (so can be crowded), server seemed to have a problem listening
Ratings and Recommendations:
4/10 - Isabella's Patties, made from zucchini, potato, garlic, parmesan, and Italian parsley, sauteed in olive oil and served with marinara sauce - Meh. I expected something much better from the description. This dish was like two really big, thin, soggy pancakes with veggies in them, cut into quarters. Since the description didn't reference any batter, I think I expected a heavier veggie content and a crispier texture, rather than a pancakey thing. The marinara was really delicious, though - it pretty much made the dish edible. I would not order this dish again!
4/10 - Veggie chili - Another meh. This was kind of bland, even though it has several kinds of beans and vegetables in it... just another average soup that you could get anywhere.
1/10 - Wheat toast - Perhaps if it had come toasted, as toast usually is, this may have been good toast. However, it was just brownish room temperature bread that left a lot to be desired. Seriously? I ordered toast, not "bread," so it would be hard to misconstrue my order of "a side of wheat toast, please" as "a side of not toasted bread, please."
7/10 - Lemonade - I'm not sure if it was made fresh, but it had a nice tang though it tasted a little watered down.
Notes: I hate to say it, but my food here was just not very good. It came highly recommended, though, so I think I will give it another try - but I will definitely go for breakfast dishes next time.
A bite of mushy old patties. Blech.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
From left: Pretty Bit Popple (lavender), Puzzle Popple (orange), Potato Chip Popple (yellow), Putter Popple (green), Party Popple (pink), Prize Popple (magenta), Pretty Cool/PC Popple (blue), Puffball Popple (white), and Pancake Popple (pink).
Who didn't love their Popples? I recall owning Pretty Bit Popple (the purple one) and PC Popple (the big blue one). They were kind of like strangely colored marsupials who could climb into their own pockets... odd.
Now that my tastes have matured ever-so-slightly, I am intrigued by both the "Fetus Popple" and the "Cat/Dog Popple," as seen below.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
You may have heard that a Los Angeles sperm bank, California Cryobank, now offers a "celebrity look-a-like" search feature for their, um, available wares.
I took it upon myself to do a little research on Cryobank - yes, I am willing to suffer for your entertainment and education. The "celebrity look-a-like" product includes some very interesting choices... Do you want a baby that looks like Adam Sandler? Then California Cryobank has just the turkey baster for you! (Too much?)
I perused the celebrity look-a-like feature to compile my personal Top 10 Celebri-Sperm Favorites:
10. Michael Phelps - have a baby that comes out wearing a Speedo, smoking a bong
9. Kevin Bacon - mmm... a bacon baby...
8. Ian Ziering - have a baby Steve Sanders, complete with receding hairline during high school
7. Bob Saget - have your own baby Danny Tanner... every young mother's dream
6. Bruce Jenner - have an Olympic medal winning plastic-faced male lesbian impersonator baby (love you, Brucey!)
5. Jon Gosselin - have a baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby
4. Riann Wilson - have a baby Schrute... watch out for the beet stains
3. James Gandolfini - have a bada bing baby Tony Soprano
2. Christopher Mintz-Plasse - have your own baby McLovin!!!
1. Chuck Norris - you don't need to have the baby, this baby gives birth to itself
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Here are some things that I look forward to doing now that I am not a slave to "studying":
- Drinking cocktails
- Eating appetizers at all times of day and night
- Finding new and exciting restaurants
- Reading novels
- Playing tennis
- Bonding with my adorable goddaughter
- Writing recipes (my crispy stuffed rigatoni bites are a new fave!)
- Reading trashy magazines
- Finding clothes for my cat (don't judge)
- Hanging out with my grandma/mom/siblings/aunts/uncles/cousins
- Sitting by the pool
- Visiting friends
- Watching the Golden Girls
- Planning my future dessert shop
- Taking fun classes (cooking, language, tennis, whatever)
- Smiling all the time :)
I know this is a rather lame post, but I am just utterly thrilled that my life is my own again!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Though my couch, Big Wooly, has always been my premier loafing destination, I also want a chaise lounge - it would increase my laziness options twofold!
This little number from Z Gallerie looks delightfully comfortable and I want it:
I also think this is a lovely futon-style chaise from West Elm - there are even different cover options:
For all the comfort-seeking gamers out there, check out this multimedia chaise lounge by Roberta Ramme:
Shoe-lovers may want to lounge outside in this heeled chaise from Sky Line Design - perhaps you may even wish to purchase a pair:
Finally, if you are into the outdoors but are also a fan of being deliciously lazy, check out this grass chaise lounge by Fung & Blatt: