Apr 12, 2013
This made me laugh really, really hard.
Kangaroo might be my favorite. What’s...
Mar 13, 2013
I’m part of a casual writing group that meets once a month to share our writings on a particular topic. This month, our writing prompt was “hair.” The first thing that came to mind was the time my mom gave me cornrows. Oh, friends! I was a chubby 11-year-old with braces and no makeup. Meanwhile, Bo Derek was running on the beach with cornrows and was universally understood to be a 10. Let’s...
Jan 9, 2013
Lest you think I’m some kind of kitchen wizard, I thought I’d share a tale of a colossal failure that took place in my oven today…
Once upon a time…
… there was a college student who fell in love with the cookbook The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. This girl wasn’t a vegetarian, but she didn’t discriminate: she adored almost all food, imaginative recipes, and charming...
Jan 6, 2013
Santa brought me Nike+ Kinect Training for Christmas, and this morning, I completed the fitness assessment and tackled my first strength and cardio workouts. It was fun! And an awesome reminder that once a nerd, always a nerd.
Yes, I was Melicious, #11, a blocker and pivot for the Hotrod Honeys of the Texas Rollergirls…
And I’ve done Fight Gone Bad enough times to make legendary sweat...
Dec 22, 2012
Sadly, it didn’t snow during our morning run, but it was a gloriously chilly 37 degrees Fahrenheit with brilliant sunshine. I’m on Week 5 of the Zombies, Run! 5K Training Program and have graduated to 10-minute “free runs” (where I run and walk as I see fit) with intervals of 60-second running drills alternating with 30-second walks. It feels SO GOOD! I didn’t want to stop...
Nov 23, 2012
This is 13 minutes of crazy-ass driving and traffic accidents from Russia. Dave kept telling me I had to watch it, and I kept saying, “Yeah, yeah… when I have time.” YOU NEED TO MAKE TIME RIGHT NOW! (For maximum impact, watch it in full-screen mode — and fasten your seatbelt!)
I’m kind of a fan of the dorkiness of a capella singing — and this video of two guys recreating the...
Oct 29, 2012
Three hundred sixty four days of the year, cauliflower is a gentle vegetable. So humble, so bland and unassuming, so eager to please. What other vegetable allows you to grate it to smithereens to make rice or mash it into submission or purée it until it’s creamy comfort in a bowl?
But one day a year, on October 31, when witches fly across the sky and demons crawl from the depths of the netherworld...
Oct 26, 2012
This weekend, I’m completely geeking out. I know this confession will come as a huge surprise to absolutely everyone no one.
Friday: John Taylor
So… I’ve written before about my John Taylor Problem. The short version is that when I was in high school, JT — bass player and founder of Duran Duran — was supposed to marry me and whisk me away to Paris. That didn’t happen, but I did...
Aug 21, 2012
Despite my best intentions, I have a well-documented inability to resist a handful of things that are potentially embarrassing and may be of somewhat questionable quality. At our house, we call this “having a problem,” as in “I have a well-known whipped cream problem.”
In no particular order, the main offenders are:
an open bag of Baked Lay’s
a twisty, windy...
Jun 28, 2012
The Eggsperiment Theory
It is hot enough in Austin to fry an egg on the street.
The Report on our Eggsperiment
We hit the street at 5:44 p.m., usually the hottest part of the day, to test the theory that it is, indeed, hot enough to fry an egg.
I placed the egg ring on the street in a sunny spot and cracked one of our precious cage-free, organic, omega-3 eggs onto the ashpalt.
Then we waited to see if...
Jun 25, 2012
I’m working on a real blog post for you… promise. But first, I have to go to the eye doctor for my annual checkup and do some other writing work. My boss is so demanding!
‘Til then, enjoy this.
(Note to my vegetarian friends: This is all in good fun. You are lovely people, and as I have now become one of the world’s pickiest eaters myself, I honor your personal food choices...