Monday, September 29, 2008
My mom was shopping (SHOCKER) at Williams Sonoma and saw a sign that said she'll be there at 4:00 on Sunday. So she called to see if I wanted to go (duh) because she would get tickets. Well, apparently there are lots of giada-lovers out there because they were already out of tickets. So we quickly devised a plan to go on Sunday at 4:00 to shop and we could at least go and look at her. (I realize this is the point of the story that I start to sound a little crazy, but really... if say, Julia Roberts were in town even if you couldn't get into her premiere wouldn't you go just to look at her?? uh-huh, that's what I thought).
BUT THEN, my quick-witted little brain decided that she wouldn't come into town just for one appearance, so I went on her website and thankyouverymuch, she's ALSO going to be at Sur La Table from 12-2. So my plan is to go (and by go, I mean stalk) Sur La Table first, and see if I can get a signed book and if I can't, then we'll go to Plano and try our chances there.
There you have it. That's my plan for Sunday. An all out giada-stalking day. Maybe I'll make her picnic lunch from a couple episodes back to take with us* in case we get parched in our efforts.
*I know you must be wondering who I am referring to when I say "us" and "we", becuase really, who else would be as crazy as I am. Well, by "us" I mean my mom and I. She's getting roped into this since she was the messenger. And usually when there are kooky plots transpiring, she tends to be my partner-in-crime. As evidenced by the time that when I was thinking about stealing the "Knox" street sign for erika's bachelorette memory box she said, and I quote, "will you please just tell me which night you're thinking about doing this, so I can be sure to have my phone on so I can come bail you out of jail when you get caught??". THANKS MOM! SEE YOU SUNDAY!
Monday, September 22, 2008
While we've all had our turn in the hotseat, poor Laura received the brunt of it this last week. Now this was partially her fault, because she chose the wrong person to tell her dirty little secret to (love you Whit!). You wanna know her secret that she tried very, very hard to keep from us? I'll tell you... no even better, I'll show you:
Yep, SHE BOUGHT A MINIVAN! Then, for some reason, she told this tidbit of information to Whitney who promised to take it to her grave. Completely forgoing that whole grave thing, Whitney promptly hung up and called Alex, and Alex told the rest of us. This resulted in Laura receiving 4 text message simultaniously harassing her about her new ride. Which she responded with "WHO TOLD???"
In her defense, she does have an adorable little boy and a bun in the oven, but STILL! What happened to the days back in college when we swore up and down that no matter what we would NEVER revert to the utter-uncoolness albeit very functional world of minivan ownership?! I guess 1 1/2 kids later, function outweighs coolness. Although knowing Laura (nicknames include Martha Stewart, Barbie Bride, Best Dressed at our high school, etc.) she will no doubt find a way to roll her minivan in style (I doubt she will take the painted on flames approach, but it made for a good visual)
Laura lives in Kansas now, so all the fun-making had to be done via text message/email. My favorite part of the exchange was Whitney (and I quote) "Alex, you little bitch, we were supposed to make fun of her in silence!!!"
We love you Laura!!! And your minivan, too!! Just promise us you will stay away from the mom jeans, okay?!?
Friday, September 19, 2008
Jodi: "OMG! Those look yummy. How about if it doesn’t get warm we just turn the heat up in a house and pretend!"
Aunt Betty: "Ohhhh..........those sound yummy...........It does not have to be hot for margaritas...I drink them in all kinds of weather!!!"
How funny is that? Great minds think alike!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Okay, so I just totally stole this post from Hostess with Mostess, but it looked so good I had to share!! I want it to get warm just one more weekend so I can make these!! Aunt Betty, I figure these are right up your ally!
I’m game for any recipe that has the words “sparkling” and “margarita” in the title! Here’s how to make this toast-worthy concoction by Erika Lenkert:
Sparkling Margarita Floats
by Erika Lenkert (for Everyday with Rachael Ray)
One 12-oz can frozen limeade concentrate
1 1/2 cups tequila
1/2 cup triple sec
2 quarts tonic, chilled
1 pint tangerine, lemon or lime sherbet
1. Chill 8 glasses. In a pitcher, stir together the limeade, tequila and triple sec. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Stir the tonic into the limeade mixture. Place 1 scoop of sherbet into each of the glasses, and stir in the margarita mix.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Alex sported an old Smashing Pumpkins t-shirt that she just so "happened" to have in her closet. She decided that wasn't trashy enough though, so she took some scissors after it and paired it with a white jean mini.