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Archive for January, 2009

I ordered this while looking for that.

It has been a real, freakin’ week from hell if I do say so myself. Remaining positive though. Mercury is coming out of retrograde and things should be getting better. And I think I actually came out on top this week despite everything.

Like I said I ordered this while looking for that. Now me and Rachel Zoe can be friends. Sort of. I think I need the black nail polish too.

My plans got cancelled for tonight so I made new plans. King Britt is in town and I have a table reservation. Yay! And seriously, I might regret saying this, but I am so in the mood to RAGE this weekend. Despite everything I have to do.

That is the kind of week it has been.

I did pick up a new skort from Mint Julep with my 30% off coupon for the anniversary sale. I don’t think Lilly goes with black nails though.

Have a lovely Super Bowl weekend. Let me know if you have one of these at your party.

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Ingredients:

The Field:
1 Pound of Guacamole
15 Oz. Queso Dip For The Steelers End Zone
15 Oz. Salsa For The Cardinals End Zone
2 Oz. Sour Cream for the Field Lines

The Players:
15 Vienna Sausages
Helmets – 3 Oz. Sharp Cheddar Cheese

The Goal Posts:
1 Slim Jim for Each Goal Post
1 Oz. Monterey Jack Cheddar To Anchor (each)

The Stands:
58 Twinkies
1 Pound of Bacon
1 Bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos
1 Bag of Cheetos
1 Bag of Corn Tortilla Chips
1 Bag of Chex Mix

The Blimp:
20 Oz. Football-Shaped Summer Sausage (optional) (on second thought, no, this isn’t optional. Go buy one.)

TOTAL CALORIES: 24,375
TOTAL GRAMS OF FAT: 1,285
TOTAL COST: $86.47
TOTAL DELICIOUSNESS: 1 Billion trillion dude. One billion trillion.

VIA: Holy Taco

Benefit – John Henderson

As many of you in Atlanta know, John Henderson was shot and killed execution style on January 7. He was killed by thieves who broke into The Standard where John was a bartender and closing up for the night.

On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 there will be a Dine Out to Increase the Crime Stoppers Reward for the arrest of the assailants.

If you would like to make a private donation visit Crimestoppers.

Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

What’s Up? Bullet Points

* I am obsessed with the Greek salad from Panera. Except I bring my own diced tomatoes instead of their tomato wedges. It’s a quirk. I hate wedges.

* So Team Lynne and Team Gretchen on RHOC. Vicky has just turned mean.

* I double booked myself. So I am going to the mountains next Friday but I have to come back on Saturday because I have a benefit to go too.

* Someone needs to teach me how to do my hair like Olivia’s on The City. (Don’t hate. I like it and want it.)

* I have dropped almost another minute of my mile time.

* My new (kind of old) favorite thing is to go to nice restaurants but sit at the bar and have cocktails and an appetizer. I have been doing this a lot lately. I get to go out, but it is much more budget friendly.

* New favorite place: Il Mulino. So amazing.

* If I am shopping anywhere it is only at local stores. Sandpiper, Tulipano and Luna.

* Picked up the 7-1/4 quart Le Creuset pot in red. FINALLY. After all these years. Making short ribs this weekend.

* At 30 years old I have had to go on Fiber supplements. Despite eating fruit and salad every day. That pesky lack of gallbladder strikes again.

* Spending all day on Sunday helping with next weeks benefit. At least, I don’t have to work the benefit.

* Totally and completely obsessed with spin class. Spin class is my new crack.

* So over people who disrespect past President’s and National Events.

Inauguration Day

Government “help” to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.

Ayn Rand

Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.

Barry Goldwater

Health – Cleanses

I said had said awhile back that I was thinking of the doing the Arden’s Garden cleanse. Well, I didn’t. Over the holidays things did not go so well for me. I fell of the wagon with my diet. I ate sugar and bread like it was going out of style. Plus, dairy. By the end of the holidays I had gained weight and was having some major internal issues again. Not having a gallbladder was really, really, really unfun.

I decided last week to do the Blueprint Cleanse to see if it would help get my back on track. I figured I could then continue eating healthy afterwards.

Last Saturday, I woke up very sick from the internal issues. (I am just going to call everything internal issues. No one needs to hear the real descriptions.) Spent most of the day in bed or on the couch before I finally got up around 7 pm. After that experience I was very hopeful for this cleanse to start.

Tuesday was the first day of the cleanse. It was hellish. I was not hungry, but I just wanted to eat. Wednesday and Thursday were fine hunger-wise.

I spent the whole cleanse with massive sinus pressure and a headache. I am unsure why since I no longer drink caffeine. My mother, a long time proponent of cleanses, said I was “cleansing”. Who knows.

I did have some internal issues, but those passed.

I was never tired but fell asleep every night around 9 pm and did not get up till 7 am. That’s a lot of sleep for a former insomniac.

I did lose 4 pounds. That’s a plus.

Today is my first day off the cleanse. I started today with an Atkins protein drink and am going to have my trusty Greek salad for lunch.

Hopefully, I am now back on track and will be able to move forward with getting down to my goal weight. I think I will probably stick to Arden’s Garden in the future since it is local and considerably cheaper than Blueprint Cleanse.

Check out JustKerry. She did the same cleanse over the same time frame. We talked on Twitter while it was happening. Which was fun.

More Inappropriate Conversations

I don’t know what is going on but people keep saying all kinds of weird things to me.

Yesterday, as I was running out early so I could drive over to Vinings to Sandpiper, the cleaning guy for the building stopped me.

He said he did not want me to be offended or take what he was going to say the wrong way.

I said “Well, go ahead. Tell me what it is.”

He goes “I had a dream about you.”

Whoa stop there! is what I was thinking, but I let him continue. Seeing as how my love of trainwrecks and the possibility of having a story to tell never ceases.

He continues. “You were standing in the elevator. And I was offering you a steak.”

Here is where I did the sort-of-laugh, I don’t want you to feel bad or embarrassed laugh made some excuse, opened the door to the stairwell and went to my car. Because if we pull out the trusty dream book, I can only guess what the steak symbolizes.

I have already had to be nice to him today. Which is fine.

But I don’t call up the President to tell him how I had a dream that I had fixed all the countries issues using the principles of Atlas Shrugged.

No, I prefer not to be on a Secret Service watch list.

Just saying.

Gun Shopping and Inappropriate Conversations

Yesterday, I went to look at shotguns with my Mom for sporting clay shooting. Guns are expensive. Real expensive. Depends on how much hand engraving, hand built, etc. you want.

I am wandering around this store looking at all the heads mounted on the walls and pictures from people’s safaris that had been sent in. Feeling somewhat “Out of Africa”. I turn around and the owner is zoning in on my Mom. I watched him check out that she does not wear a wedding ring. I watched him check her out.

And then when she tells him the story about how my Dad sold all of my great-grandfather’s guns years ago he says the most special line ever. “And then you got rid of him too.”

Now I know he only said this because she was not wearing a ring. But I got to jump in and flatly say, “No, he died.”

That will always make people take a step back.

Fashion – My Golden Globes Favorites

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Anne Hathaway – Rachel Zoe chose well.

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Megan Fox - despite the tattoos I love this look.

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Olivia Wilde – loved the accessories too. This is just so glam.

Least Favorite

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Blake Lively – she looks trashy. Terrible hair. And how does a size 0 look fat? That dress is so badly fit it is embarrassing.

Pictures from Just Jared.

Going Out In The Atl- True Story

I have been roaming around Atlanta at different bars and a party. All night. Sober.

Party hopping sober really puts things in a different perspective.

One example. My friend is a DJ and works at a bar in the Highlands on Friday and Saturday nights on top of his Mon-Fri job working IT. This bar has gotten somewhat of a following. Drinks are priced well, relatively good music and dancing in the Highlands. And if you know the Highlands, there is no dancing in the Highlands. This is the only place. It is like the old Buckhead tried to revive itself in this bar. (GAG). Anyhoo, I had to park the car and run thru the rain to get into this place tonight. Not worth it. When I got inside it was packed. So packed that it was uncomfortable. I think if I had been drinking it would have been fine, but I wasn’t so I was hot and miserable.

As I watched the crowd my gaze focused on the girls that were dancing slutty, only hot thru beer goggles girls. This of course made for great entertainment in my mind. Remember I am only there because of my friend. So I am watching, watching, watching. And laughing, laughing, laughing. Then the best part happened.

The Beyonce song “Put A Ring On It” begins to play. And this little bar goes nuts. (Gag x2) These girls are jumping up and down, trying to dance, be hot, etc. Not so much. One girl in particular took it to a new level. She knew the words and the dance from the video. And she was recreating this in the bar. Hips shaking, arms waving. You get the picture.

My concern of that day is that young ladies know this is not hot. Not appropriate. It is ridiculous. Don’t recreate videos on the dance floor. Shake your ass all night long, but Beyonce you are not.

RHOA – Divorce Updates

Here is the link to the AJC article about Sheree from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and her divorce.

So tacky and ridiculous.

My first thought was “No education? Go down to Georgia Perimeter like half the state did. Get your two year and MAYBE you can transfer to Georgia State.”

And I remember going to that store Bella Azul. One time. So over priced, worst customer service ever and bad merchandise selection. Period.

Why in the hell does everyone want something for nothing?

I am just so sick of crap like this. Male or female. Go better yourself. Stop trying to be something you are not.

$113K a year via divorce settlement does not make you the elite of Atlanta.

Sorry to disappoint.