Friday, September 28, 2007

I Like to Complain

As if hotmail could not get any more annoying. Like most people, I only use hotmail for mailing lists and the like. A few weeks ago, they totally overhauled their system and now, if I want to read any of these stupid emails, I have to click "safe" at the top of the message. Then I have to click "show message" in order to see it.

This is really annoying the crap out of me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Burnt Caramel Truffles

These are the truffles I mentioned in the previous post. I had purchased them in bar form for our friend for his birthday. After trying a piece, I wanted one for myself, but they only had the truffles left. The caramel in them tastes faintly of creme brulee topping. And the salt really compliments the whole taste of this truffle.

I had been on a gummi/licorice kick for a while, mostly because that's what my husband buys, but these past few weeks have sent me on a chocolate binge. It's fun.

Bacon Bar

This year, it seems I've been on the hunt for one type of candy or another. I blame it on the candy blogger. I was on the hunt for Carnival Skittles for weeks because of her.

For the past few weeks, I've been searching for the Vosges Mo's Bacon Bar. The idea of bacon in chocolate seemed appealing to me and I had to try it.

This week, that search ended at Ma Petite Shoe in Hampden (also known as the most dangerous store in the world). My friends, Erika and Matt, were nice enough to pick one up for me before they all sold out.

I am so happy about this candy bar, it might be my new favorite. The chocolate is super smooth and rich, and there are little bits of salt and bacon in it! For some reason, I pictured a slice of bacon in the middle, but I think the bits are better.

I have also been chowing down on some truffles with salt, and am currently obsessed with chocolate that has salt in it. So, if you have any recommendations, please let me know.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Inland Empire on DVD!

Just a reminder that Inland Empire is now on DVD. It's the newest of the David Lynch films and it's really good. How could it not be when it's about "A Woman in Trouble"?

Also, there's going to be a huge Twin Peaks release in a few weeks. I know I already have the series on VHS and DVD, but I will probably buy the new set for the extras and to have it all together (or at least ask for it for Christmas). The previous sets were minus the pilot, and I only have a crappy version. Plus, it was my favorite tv show EVER.

Where's the Magic?

Could watching the Baltimore Orioles right now be any more depressing?

I don't have much more to say on this, except that I love the Orioles, but they're making it really difficult these days.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I'm Only 10 Years Late on This One

Last week, my friend Jen found out I had never watched the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and promptly sent me the first two seasons. This show came out midway through college, when I didn't have cable at school or home, so I'm pretty sure that's why I didn't watch it.

I did catch the remaining 5 or 6 episodes at the insistence of a co-worker, so I know how it ends. I was sad then that I hadn't seen the whole series, but I never got around to buying or renting it.

I finished the first season yesterday and love it. If you've never seen it, I highly recommend it!

Amazing Chocolate

I got to go to my favorite store, Ma Petite Shoe, this weekend to shop for chocolate for my friend for his birthday. Of course, I couldn't leave without also picking up something for myself. This is one of the best chocolate bars I've ever tasted. It's made in Baltimore! If you feel like a little road trip, I highly recommend either heading over to Ma Petite Shoe, or visiting his store.