Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Brett didn't want dinner to be a surprise so here's what I'm going to make him:

Chicken Piccata topped with capers

Broccoli and fresh green beans cooked with garlic and crushed red pepper

*Ricotta with fresh raspberries dusted with sweetened cocoa powder and drizzled with honey.

(*I'm not sure about this because he said he doesn't want dessert but this sounds so good I just want to make it anyway)

Upon perusing presentation ideas for all of these, methinks I need to serve the chicken atop a bed of angel hair pasta. That would be so good. I was thinking it would be very similar to this salmon dish at Macaroni Grill - salmon topped with this lemon butter sauce and capers, served atop a bed of angel hair pasta. It has always been my favorite! So I checked out their site to see if they still have it (they don't - dammit!) but they do have a tenderloin topped with Boursin cheese. That is the best cheese ever!! And they have risotto. Did I just not realize all this before or is this all new? I think we need to make a trip to Macaroni Grill.

Before I go off on another tangent, I will end this blogging session. Wish me luck on dinner!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Second Chances

Wednesday, April 5 (god it sucks that this falls on a Wednesday)is the Second Chance Prom. The best radio station in all of Kansas City is hosting it downtown at the Madrid. Their website is less than spectacular, and the pictures don't do it justice but trust me - it's a great venue. I got a dress, but I am still on the lookout for shoes. I'd love to buy a pair of Nine West shoes, they are my favorite! Take a gander at this lovely pair or this cute little pump... *note to self: stop by the Nine West store on way home from work sometime this week* I've got a great necklace to go with this ensemble - a modest, elegant diamond pendant. I know it's not very "prom" but I was going for something I could wear more than once.

I have the best boyfriend ever!!! Yesterday he bought me flowers for no reason at all. Pink daisies. At least I think they're daisies. They are beautiful! While he was buying me flowers, I was buying our bunny, Gilbert, a little bunny-harness and leash. It is so freaking adorable. Gilbert does - not - like it at all. He has chewed through half of it already. It's got two velcro straps that also have a plastic hook on them. One of the plastic hooks has been gnawed off. The velcro is still intact. We took him out front with us while we roasted vegetables on this tiny little grill Brett bought. Everyone who walked by "oohed" and "awwed" at Gilbert in his harness. Well of course - everyone loves Gilbert.

I made the BEST oatmeal raisin cookies in the world this weekend. I got my recipe here. I suggest you try this sometime. Although I didn't twist the dough into a pretzel or anything. I just dropped them onto a cookie sheet like regular cookies. They turned out absolutely amazing. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I would have paid money for these. Now that I've proven I can bake (if first given an excellent recipe), now I'm going to prove I can cook. Brett always gives me hell because I can't cook - I mess almost everything up. He's right. But tomorrow night, I'm going to cook him a feast! And I'm determined that it will be excellent. I'll post the menu on Wednesday. He doesn't usually check the blog, only the MySpace, but I know that if I post it, it'll be the one time he actually checks it. It's got to be a surprise. shhhh

This is where I leave you. The morning just flew by. I've been looking things up and watching a storm roll in (ooo goody! I hope it storms!). I've got some work-related research to conduct now. Wish me luck. I tried to get started on this on Friday and nobody I called was cooperative at all. Stupid HBA people!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

M.A.S.H. No, not the TV show....blech.

Who remembers the game M.A.S.H.? Show of hands please! The game with the categories and by simply counting the number of lines in your swirly thing, you would be unraveling your destiny on the sheet of paper before you. At the end you see what fate has in store for you in terms of real estate. Will you get the Mansion? The Apartment? The Shack? The House? Who knows!! The fun takes off from there.

I had completely forgotten about this. I last tried to resurrect this relic of a game I believe in my freshman year of high school. It didn't catch on then, it probably won't catch on now, but I felt like taking a trip down memory lane. Remember how every category had the obligatory repulsive entry? See if you can find them now. Some are obvious, others are more subtle. Have your pens poised and ready to swirl (with each category, otherwise it becomes a bit predictable). On your mark, get set,......GO!!


Johnny Depp
Matthew McConaughey
Clive Owen
Tom Cruise
Sean Patrick Flanery

Wedding Dress Color
hot pink

Honeymoon Destination

Record shop owner
Call girl

Husband's Career
McDonald's manager
Plastic surgeon

Number of Kids


Poisonous snake

Now what were your results?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I went on a quiz binge....

Your Inner Pop Princess Is Kelly Clarkson

"Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be"

No doubt about it, you have star quality. Might just take a while to get there.
Who's Your Inner Pop Princess?

Your Famous Movie Kiss is from The Empire Strikes Back

"Captain, being held by you isn't quite enough to get me excited."
What Famous Movie Kiss Are You?

Odd...I've never seen that movie.

You are a Great Girlfriend

When it comes to your guy, you're very thoughtful
But you also haven't stopped thinking of yourself
You're the perfect blend of independent and caring
You're a total catch - make sure your guy knows it too!
Are You a Good Girlfriend?

You Are Pink!

Tough. Sexy. Tough. Soulful. Tough.
Guys are both attracted and scared of you.
"I've been the girl with her skirt pulled high
Been the outcast never running with mascara eyes"
Who's Your Inner Rock Chick?

Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Kirk Cameron
Who's Your 80's Heartthrob?

Nooooo! Not the freaky religious guy! I was hoping for John Stamos.

You Are Aphrodite!

A total shining star with a ton of admirers
And no wonder: you live life to the fullest!
When things get bad, you can easily take off to a happier place
But occasionally, you need to deal with problems head on
What Goddess Are You?

You're a Window Shopper!

You know that shopping's a blast, but you prefer to save your money
You hardly ever give into an impulse buy, unless it's a total steal
You've always got the most money of your friends - and you never have to borrow
And you've got a nice wardrobe too ... of classic pieces that last years!
Are You a Shopaholic?

I'm not sure that one is entirely accurate...

You Are a Natural Beauty!

You're the kind of beauty that every guy dreams about...
One that looks good in the morning - without a stich of makeup
That's doesn't mean you're a total hippie chic though
You have style, but for you, style is effortless
What Type of Beauty Are You?

Sure okay - I think I'm a girl anomaly: I basically don't do anything with my hair and it looks pretty cute but I need the makeup.

You Are Chocolate Ice Cream

Dramatic. Powerful. Flirty.
What Flavor Ice Cream Are You?

mmm...ice cream

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
What City Do You Belong In?

You are White Chocolate

You have a strong feminine side with a good bit of innocence thrown in.
Whether your girlish ways are an act or not, men like to take care of you.
You are an understated beauty, and your power is often underestimated!
What Kind of Chocolate Are You?

Eww. White chocolate is only acceptable in that Hershey's cookies and cream candy bar.

Your Celebrity Style Twin is Nicole Richie

The perfect blend of uptown and downtown.
Who's Your Celebrity Style Twin?

You are Betty Grable

The ulitmate girl next door
You're the perfect girl for most guys
Pretty yet approachable. Beautiful yet real.
What Famous Pinup Are You?

You Are A Lily

You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.
People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.
You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.
Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.
What Flower Are You?

Lilies are my favorite flower! How ironic! ...or is it? *do the one eyebrow lift*

Friday, March 03, 2006

This is the cutest video ever!

Especially when Curious George is under water.

Upside Down
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Matisyahu is Tonight

Just click here for a little sampling of his music.

King Without A Crown is awesome but I wish they had Beatbox on there. Blast... Oh well. Enjoy!

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