Archive for October, 2007

My right brain appreciates the randomness of this…it is kinda cool. But my librarian side begs to ask, “Why?!”

You have to click on the pictures to get the full effect:

I love to keep my cereal somewhat crunchy…as much as the next person. I’m always looking for a great way to keep it crunchy and my milk cold. I have yet to find the ‘perfect’ method. This…again…hm.

Eat Me Crunchy Milk Bowl


Oh! And I accidentally found a CEREAL RESTAURANT. Go figure!


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Krispy Kreme in Japan

My friend in Japan sent this picture to me. This is one of two Krispy Kremes in all of Japan. The sign is at the end of the line letting those considering buying how long it will take.


Um…I don’t think I’d wait in line for over an hour for DONUTS.

Although, I DO love a ‘off the conveyor belt’ donut they hand you when you walk in. I wonder if they do that in Japan? Give you a freebie? I digress…but sometimes, all I really want is ONE donut. But since they just gave it to you, how can you walk out? “Oh, nothing for me. That one just hit the spot!” That just seems so…tacky. I’ve heard of parents who will drive up with a car load of kids…have the kids run in, grab one, and go home. How tacky is that?!

But back on topic…uh, where was I? Dunno.

Oh well.

Donuts. <drool>

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I am finally getting to our quick long weekend trip to one of our favorite cities: New York City. B has Columbus day off, and so did I. Even though it was going to be a very short trip there and back, a little NYC is better than no NYC at all.

I’ve been going there at least 2 times a year for almost a decade. Now I just go to ‘hang’ out at my sister’s apartment and walk around…more than seeing all the sites. B is still a ‘tourist’. But we both agreed this was too short of a trip to really plan tourist stops. SO…I suggested an epicurean’s foray.

What’s a ‘epicurean’s foray’? Well, it’s planning a trip around a list of things you want to eat. Of course we had our ‘usuals’: Gray’s Papaya’s (we did try other places…like The Papaya King…but nope, Gray’s is better!) and eating at the Chelsea Market Place (always a good choice…fresh stuff…home of the Food Network…FRESH fish!)

This time we wanted to try different stuff we saw mentioned on TV or places my sisters been wanting to try…or share with us: (more…)

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My (almost) roast rage

Don’t you hate it when you’ve whipped yourself up into a fit of righteous indignation…ready to take someone on…and then…NOTHING?! You knew you had Justice on your side…and because other people ‘suffered’ for their mistake, you had ever right to make them squirm pricked with uneasy conscience.

So here’s the story: (more…)

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My sister’s new digs in NYC

We got back from a very quick trip to NYC. My sister has been living there for about 10 years now. I’ve been going to visit her once or twice a year for almost as long. I don’t feel like a tourist when I go…I just ‘hang’ and look around, if I want…sleep in, if I want. As I have said, B’s never been before me. He didn’t think he’d like it…but HE IS THE BIGGEST NYC NERD! 🙂

The first time we got back, he’d have the subway map we bought on his lap when we would watch Law and Order. Every time you hear that dum dum and a location flashes on the screen, it’s almost like he was testing his ‘knowledge’ of the city. After a couple of trips, he was so proud: “I know where that is! That’s like ___ blocks up from your sister’s!” or whatever.
It was very cute.

But I digress. (more…)

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Every time I go to NYC, I find that my design ‘style’ is more and more urban eclectic (with Bohemian thrown in) than suburban traditional.

You might be asking, “Didn’t you know this before” Well, no. I never really thought about it.

I’ve pretty much ‘made do’ with furniture my parents gave me when they decided to live abroad. I’ve only purchased very few pieces…but bought those to go with the hand-me-downs. So I’ve never really developed my own style.

I think my taste will always evolve…but I KNOW it’s never going to be English chintz…or French countryside that seems to be so popular here in Dallas. I can make-do with those, too, if I were given these pieces. But I wouldn’t go out and buy them.

So here are some of my favorites:

Found Apartment Therapy to feed my Loft/Urban living habit. Has tons of links to anything you want to find about this subject.

Now if I could find an old…but solid…bricked factory that can be renovated into a multi-storied loft apartment.

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