November 19, 2011
Bear: Well, you probably didn't want THAT food, you just wanted food.
Me: No, I wanted to eat his crust of bread and broth. It sounded like a good combination.
Bear: Yeah that's actually pretty effed up.
November 15, 2011
Rochas cropped shirt, $800
Diane von Fürstenberg zipper skirt, $265
BP. leather oxford shoes, $80
Jimmy Choo metallic clutch, £350
Larkspur Hawk stone jewelry
Ruffle scarve, £25
Rag bone floppy brim hat, $150
November 14, 2011
Last Christmas I tore a muscle in my ribs shifting the blankets from one side to the other (it was cold - there were many heavy blankets). It still hasn’t healed because I keep reinjuring it while doing arm-stands in yoga. Or while pushing myself up from a chair. Or while turning to look at something.
Also I have some running… sensitivity. As in I’m pretty much always sore from running.
Why do I say this? Because this is the state I am in now, upon starting to do something most people start at age 5. I have started taking ballet.
I will probably not go “en pointe,” which makes me sad. So stop asking. You basically have to train your body as it grows to be able to do that. Since I am fully grown, it would be pretty tough. And probably kind of dumb.
So why am I doing it at all? Why am I shelling out $14 a week to basically be told I’m not good at a thing? Because I want to. Because I’ve always wanted to. So now that I’m an adult, I will pay for my own ballet class and eat Doritos for dinner if I want to and leave my towel kind of bunched up on the floor sometimes.
My teacher is a lovely man from Venezuela. And when I say lovely, I mean that the other night he told us, “That was good! Well, it wasn’t good. But it was the start of something good.” I shall call him El Tigre. Look for updates as I progress. Or fall on my face. EITHER WAY WE’RE GONNA HAVE A LOT OF FUN.
November 08, 2011
BRIAN BOITANO HAS A SHOW ON THE FOOD NETWORK.
It's called "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" According to Food Network:
"In the series, Brian takes viewers on a reality cooking adventure as he creates amazing food for a new event in each episode focusing on innovative but accessible dishes."You guys. You don't understand. From age 7 to 15, I was obsessed with figure skating. LOVED IT. Hated that my parents couldn't afford lessons. But most of all, I loved Brian Boitano.
- Triple Lutz Linzer Cookies
- Salchow Salad
- Flying Camel Canapés
Anyway, this is the most fantastic thing I have ever inadvertently discovered. It totally made my day. I thought it couldn't get any better, but then!
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI SHOWED UP
And then Oksana Baiul drove her car into the kitchen and served everyone cocktails. (Kidding!)
By the way, what a handsome blade! LOOK AT HIM. So youthful! What Would Brian Boitano Make (to put on his face and prevent wrinkles)? Dear Lifetime: please produce that show.
In conclusion, all my dreams have come true. I have nothing else to wish for!
November 01, 2011
Bear: Did you wash your hands?
I hadn't, and I said so. I sheepishly went back to the bathroom and washed up.
Me: You know, it only works if you wash for at least 20 seconds.
Me: Well, I know you only do it for like 5. I've heard it!
This accusation elicited narrowed eyes. He made no denial, though. Never mind for a second that we've listened in on one another's washing habits.
Two hours later he went to the bathroom. Upon finishing his business he washed his hands while counting loudly. I ignored him.
Bear: Didn't you hear me? I counted out loud for you!
Me: I'm sorry. I couldn't understand. I don't speak I-Told-You-So.
I think we're both just a little stubborn.