Matt and I went to an Intro to Whiskey class last night (!), which resulted in an impromptu Mexican food date night complete with dangerous margaritas, which resulted in me passing out on my couch, which resulted in me lying in bed til 8 this morning, just not giving a hoot about my job or life in general. Is it time to move to London yet? How is it only Wednesday? [Thanks to curtandcurly...
The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already...– The Start-Up of You
My review of Next (El Bulli)
Okay, here it is. A little background first: Next is a restaurant that completely changes its theme and menu every couple months. The theme we attended was a homage to El Bulli, a restaurant in Spain that has been named the world’s best a record five times. Their chef, Ferran Adria, is one of the most influential figures in the science of cooking. I knew I was in for 29 courses and some...
Hey, look what I did!
I thought this lunch from The Kitchn looked so delicious (and was a welcome departure from my never ending rotation of peanut butter-banana sandwiches and the same. damn. salad.), I decided to try copying it! I know it doesn’t look as pretty (I need a sweet camera, non-office setting, and cute pickle tin), but it’s delicious! I even put celery salt on the hardboiled egg like they...
Help. I need cute jorts.
You guys seem fashionable. I want denim shorts that cover my ass but don’t look matronly (if there is such a thing). (I just googled it. There isn’t.) Your recommendations?
You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.– Mae West
That awkward moment when your boss walks into your...
I just signed up for Writing I class at Second...
I had to take a comedy class in portfolio school last year. (And perform a five-minute routine onstage at the end of the quarter. To a live audience. Which, to date, is still the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done.) So even though I’ve sorta been down this path once before, there’s still something scary - and exhilarating - about putting yourself and your sense of humor out...
That awkward moment when you find out the sales guy you gushed about on your blog is actually a good friend of your boyfriend. And your boyfriend’s like:
The word "naughty"
Let’s eradicate it from the English language. Everyone who’s with me, say, “AYE.”
The Last Meal
Okay guys, today’s the day. Our Next reservation is tonight. 28 courses all paired with crazy libations for a total of 4 hours of eating. We had a big breakfast this morning and aren’t eating again until it’s go time (let’s be honest, I’ll probably sneak in a few chips). EEK! SO EXCITED!
My basic goal for this blog
is to grow it to a size where I can crowdsource you guys for ideas [i.e. steal from you] when I’m stumped at work. You’ve been warned.
33 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie... →
“16. After finding out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice, and when they first met, she flashed him.” I wish this wasn’t the most fascinating article I read today.
Working from (Matt's) home today
Here are some things that are in no way important to you. Demo spots: successfully recorded. Writing mooooore radio: in progress. Eating shitty salad: in progress. Ali working in her office 45 floors below us: in progress. That’s right. Ali works in Matt’s building, which my office is next door to and my apartment is across the river from. Things are real Brady Bunch over here. ...
I love to talk about first jobs with people. It’s always fun to reflect on how far you’ve come. My first job was a cashier at Best Buy when I was sixteen. [Go ahead and laugh. I’ll wait.] They were all out of human-sized sweatshirts, so they gave my gangly frame this: Lo and behold, nine years later it’s still my favorite sweatshirt. What was your first job?
chercheraveclecoeur replied to your post: I’m sitting at McDonald’s by myself eating a… Picture of the new do please! Thinking of something similar myself It’s straight right now (and slept on), so it’s not as short as it will be every day. But I love it. I have really fine hair and it feels/looks so much healthier when it’s short. Plus I can just throw product in it and...
I’m sitting at McDonald’s by myself eating a double cheeseburger, fries and a coke. Because today was chaotic. And I worked hard. And I just got a lot of hair chopped off. And I love how it turned out. And the sun is shining. And because sometimes I want to sit for 30 minutes and not give a fuck about anything other than this double cheeseburger.
Add "voice actor" to my list of "skillz".
It’s not for a real radio commercial. Don’t get excited and subsequently disappointed like my family did. But the client wants me to record 7 demo spots (that I wrote) for their CEO. I know most of you don’t know what my voice sounds like, but a female Ben Stein is not an unfair comparison. Very low, fairly monotone, somewhat recognizable as a woman. I’m by no means...
I'm wearing two belts today.
One to hold my pants up and one around my waist because the shirt design calls for it. (The shirt goes down to my thighs so you can’t see one of them.) And that is why I will never write a fashion blog.