Archive for the ‘guilty pleasures’ Category

He’s looking for more than love.

December 13, 2008

No, I do NOT have a problem with confessing my absolute attachment to The Bachelor. I KNOW the premise is lame, I KNOW that none of the couples work out, I KNOW it’s just an excuse for women to act absolutely ridiculous. Doesn’t change that it’s quite possibly the most entertaining show out there. I double over in laughter at least ten times per episode, and there is hardly anything more satisfying than predicting the crazy behavior of each woman on the show. If you’re not convinced, read this, otherwise known as the BEST BLOG EVER. You’ll be a Bachelor viewer for life, I promise.

I should note that I’m having flashes of Brad “I’m Here to Find My Wife” Novak after I watched this preview. Geez, Jason! Have you at least researched the track record for this show?


Top Chef Nuptials

December 13, 2008

Well ladies, Sam Talbot is officially off the market. I decided that I should include relevant Top Chef news on my blog. Sam will definitely make my Top 5 Top Chefs, whenever I decide to make that a topic for my newly-instituted Top 5 Tuesday. The always sweet, diabetic chef has a place in my heart. And Padma’s, by the way. He was never dramatic or ridiculous and he ALWAYS made good food. That’s a rarity on my beloved reality show. If I ever need a recipe for sweetbreads, I’m going to turn to Sam.

World Tour

December 12, 2008



Forks, WA

Yes, there is more where that came from!

December 12, 2008

In honor of the announcement of a new director for New Moon, I decided to treat myself to another Twilight post. Or two.

I’m kind of addicted…

December 2, 2008

…can you blame me?!

In my defense, this is really a perfect Bella/Edward pose. It fits them. It’s really not because of the breathtaking beauty that I saved this photo. I’m just being a loyal reader, seeking out faithful depictions of the much-loved characters. Really!

A feast for the eyes!

November 19, 2008

Okay, so these photos aren’t even movie stills. They are, in fact, taken from this month’s issue of In Style. Which I do subscribe to, conveniently. What can I say? I’m quite taken with the chemistry that seems to exude out of these two…

And here they are at the premiere. Quite fashionable, as you’ll notice.

I fear it is now totally evident why I’m having difficulty getting anything done around here. Back to work!

Do the words "I can’t get enough" mean anything to you?

November 11, 2008

ParamoreNew MusicMore Music Videos

It’s not just for the footage that I include this video. I actually think the song is great, all Twilighting aside. The soundtrack, which I of course bought and downloaded on the day of release, is awesome, incidentally. Especially this song. 🙂

And finally,

Sigh. Swoon.

It’s coming along…

October 22, 2008

I’ll take a quick break from procrastinating about my paper to share what I’ve been working on the past few days…

Painting, painting, painting. Fortunately, I’ve had the help of my brother-in-law’s girlfriend, who is also my dearest California friend, and she has been great. We discovered a great Italian deli in my new neighborhood, where they have a delicious Caeser salad-they toss it with penne pasta and large toasted croutons of garlic bread! Why has Rachael Ray not thought of this before? We’ve worked diligently on painting all of the cabinet doors and drawers from the kitchen (saying “doors and drawers” in the same sentence is really quite a challenge, as I’ve discovered from the MANY times I’ve uttered the words over these past few days) and we also sampled two color options for the small third bedroom. It’s going to be a tossup between “gobi desert” and “sagey”-for the less imaginative, that’s light brown and light green.

The kitchen is almost complete-the second and possibly third coats of paint are what remain, and we should hopefully begin our official move over the weekend. I can’t believe that it’s only a matter of a mere few days between me and officially cooking in my new kitchen. In what little down time I have, I really should be planning my first home-cooked meal. Then I’ll have a bit more to blog about!

As far as the rest of what has been keeping me busy, I have been delving into Ancient and Classical Greece for my graduate class,

relishing decadent pieces of my favorite treat from Trader Joe’s,

listening, with great pleasure, to this new Keane album,

guiltily devouring, for the second time, the second novel in the Twilight saga,

and enjoying the steamy waters of the hot tub.

It’s a hard life.

more Edward and Bella

October 8, 2008

I couldn’t resist throwing this lovely image onto my blog. What can I say? I am bursting with anticipation for this movie! Reading all of the books in the Twilight series was such a wonderful experience, and it’s so exciting to see hints of what seems like a very well-cast, well-executed film. November 21 cannot arrive quickly enough.