Today is quite likely our last day with Annie, our blind foster dog. She’s starting a trial tonight in Huntington Beach! Crazy enough, her brother (Sully) is also starting a trial tonight in our neighborhood. They’re separate, but still synced. (Much as my fostering FAQ outlined, everybody wanted us to keep her. Sorry not sorry. We enjoyed her presence, though! She and Charlie had a … Continue reading MOMENTS: A Cheesy Little Mystery
PUMPKIN. MACARONS. (!!!) I finally went back to weightlifting class last night after a too-long hiatus (though not as long as the super-too-long hiatus before that), and after the gym my eyes lit upon these babies while wandering Trader Joe’s. Sometimes I waffle about food-buying decisions. But this was a total no-brainer. Especially since I could justify that my sore little muscles deserved a reward. … Continue reading Two Words
You guys. This is a rough time of year to be a person who is trying to forswear junk foods for health reasons. (Then again — is there ANY time of year that’s safe?) Hershey’s Kisses might not ding my cholesterol too hard, but they definitely can’t be good for lactose intolerance… or for the general stomach churning I have been dealing with for the … Continue reading (Fantasy) Snack of the Afternoon, 9/19/12: PUMPKIN SPICE KISSES!
I’m back to working at an office with a stocked kitchen (for now), and as usual it’s a dream and a curse. As you may recall, one of the reasons I started this blog was to categorize some of the strange snacks that came through the stocked kitchen at my last job (which was several shows ago, but only 1 or 2 bosses ago… TV … Continue reading Snack of the Afternoon, 8/21/12: Quadratini
Today my bosses and I got a package in the mail from a Canadian work-friend (from a project we worked on last year). With gifts for everybody! Canadians are so nice. My present was a 10-pack of a Canadian candy called Coffee Crisp. I wasn’t previously aware that such a thing existed, but I was excited because everybody knows that chocolate candies are better outside … Continue reading Snack of the Afternoon, 2/6/12: Canada’s Coffee Crisp Candy
I recently turned 25. So far being a quarter-century old has been pretty awesome. For example, my friend Whitney (who I’ve known since 2005-ish–so, for 6+ years?! This is what being old feels like…) made RAINBOW CUPCAKES for me! I took about twenty-five thousand pictures. Here are a few to beat your Monday blues… There’s something psychedelic about these cupcakes… like a lava lamp, or … Continue reading A Cure for the Mondays: RAINBOW CUPCAKES!!!
When I was in 10th grade (I think), I went to a conference for liberal Jewish kids, held in Washington, DC. It was December. I’d never been to the East Coast in the snow. I met a kid from Michigan, who was originally from Alaska. Or something like that. And he said, “Yuck, I’d never want to live in California. It’s soooo hot there.” But … Continue reading ‘Cause It’s Hot Hot Hot
I met up with a friend at Swingers this morning. I’m definitely an omelet/eggs/toast girl, but when I found out that the French toast is CHALLAH French toast, I decided to try it. Saturday morning is Shabbat, after all. Sometimes you just have to go for it. Of course, later I felt vaguely ill. (I thought I was only going to get one piece… but … Continue reading Snack of the [Morning]: CHALLAH FRENCH TOAST (Swingers Diner)
Howdy. After a morning of blood-letting (I have small veins… sometimes petite is not a good thing) and finding out that my glasses are going to take longer than I thought, I went a little stir-crazy and asked my eye doctor if I could steal some Focus Dailies (disposable contacts)– just for the drive to LA. And he said okay. And my eyes said okay … Continue reading Snack of the Afternoon, 3/21/11: Metaphorical Lemonade
First of all, can I just say– this has been a kinda shitty weekend. For the past… over a week, my contacts have not been cooperating with my eyes. I went to an ophthalmologist in LA, and he said it was seasonal allergies (which I’ve never had before…). I wasn’t appeased, so yesterday I came home and went to my lifelong optometrist, and he flipped … Continue reading Snack of the [Weekend]: May the (Pancake) Force Be With You