Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Project Runway

Is it just me, or are the designers this season kind of boring? I can't believe the guy with the patchwork dress I could have made when I was 10 wasn't eliminated tonight. It looked like those fabric wreaths crafty people make. Heinous.

Do Not Read

I was accidentally sucked (ha ha) into reading the first installment of the Stephanie Meyer vampire series, Twilight, after reading about how great these books were in Entertainment Weekly. I stopped at Borders and asked some of the workers if they had read it. They assured me the books were wonderful.

Perhaps I should have followed my intuition and stayed away from them. They are terrible. It's as if this woman watched a bunch of Buffy episodes and asked herself, "How can I make the Buffy/Angel relationship completely boring and devoid of feeling as well as interesting dialogue?"

What a waste of ten dollars. I really hope this is the last time I get drawn in by a pretty cover.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yummy Cupcakes in Boston

Back to the Boston trip for a second. I promise there is a burger post from the trip, but now I turn to my other food love, cupcakes. I finally had some decent cupcakes that I didn't make myself.

We ventured to Lyndell's Bakery. I read that it's the oldest bakery in the country. It was exactly how I pictured my dream bakery. Beautiful baked goods. So many, in fact, that I wanted to order one of everything in the store. But, I limited myself to a half moon, and three cupcakes. A half moon is kind of like a flattened cupcake pancake with lots of icing on top. I got the chocolate and it reminded me of a cake version of a Berger Cookie.

The cupcakes were all vanilla cake with vanilla, strawberry, and orange/pineapple icing. They were all delicious. A little bit of a bakery flavor to the icing, but not too sweet. The cake was perfectly made.

I am jealous my friends can go here all the time.

I also ate a Mojito Cupcake at Kickass Cupcakes, but I didn't get a good picture of it. A little pricey at 3 bucks a piece, (the Lyndell's ones were only 1.50) but they were still terrific.

Pics from Lyndell's:

The Storefront:

View of the goods:

Cupcake closeup!:

1983 Orioles

Tonight, the 1983 Orioles were honored in a short ceremony before the game at Camden Yards. This team was the first I can remember cheering for as young girl. I got a little teary-eyed as they walked onto the field.

Here's some of my favorite memories of the Orioles when I was a young girl and they played at Memorial Stadium (which was luckily only about a 5 minute drive from my house):

At my school's Halloween party, I went dressed as Herself the Elf. My mom made me elf shoes, and a little wand just like she had. Only problem was no one knew who she was (most people still don't). But, I was voted "most original costume" and the Oriole Bird himself presented me with a gift basket filled with Orioles stuff. It included a T-shirt, a team roster, and some other things that I forget. I was in first grade, after all.

During one of the games of the World Series, most of my family went leaving me at my Nana's house. I was waiting on the back porch for everyone to get back when my Uncle Irv handed me a 1983 World Series hat from the game.

I had an operation on my right ear when I was in preschool. My mom brought me a stuffed Oriole Bird as a present when I was in the hospital. I can remember being super happy that she had gotten it for me.

My Aunt B and Uncle Irv got us front row seats and we went for batting practice. I was almost hit in the face by one of Cal Ripken's fly balls. The pole caught it though.

My mom opened a bank account once to get 4 free O's tickets. They were in the very last row against the brick wall at the top of the upper deck. I remember lots of bees and wondered if we would plummet to our doom because we were up so high. We paid for our Orioles tickets after that.

I loved the sound of people beating the bleachers when the fans would do the "We Will Rock You" cheers.

I grew up loving the Orioles and I still love them. It's funny to me to say that I "love" the Orioles, but I do. I know one day, they will be a great team again.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I am not the biggest sandwich person. I actually go out of my way not to eat most sandwiches. But, this weekend, I ate the best sandwich ever. It was a Cuban from
Dave's Fresh Pasta on Davis Square in Somerville, MA. I can't believe my friends are lucky enough to have this place within walking distance of their house! I would eat many of these each week.

This might have just changed my view on sandwiches!


Our kickass friends suprised us with tickets to the baseball game on Friday night. Luckily for us, it was the only game of the series the Orioles won. I was expecting Boston fans to be rude and obnoxious, but they were suprisingly really nice and approachable.

Here's some pictures!

Entrance to the park:

View usually seen on tv:

View from our seats (which were VERY close together!)

Note that the bullpen is checkin' me out...

O's win!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Off to Boston...

My husband and I are leaving for Boston in a few hours. I'm sure I will be back with some things to say about it. (Maybe I will even have a new burger post!)

Oh the excitement.

Our beloved Baltimore Orioles are playing the Boston Red Sox while we're in town. Cross your fingers for a sweep for us!


4th of July Treats

For the 4th of July shindig at my Aunt and Uncle's house, I made some Paula Deen treats for the family to enjoy, bacon wrapped pretzel sticks, and cheese crackers. She uses breadsticks instead of pretzels, and makes cheese straws instead of crackers, but they're still her recipes. You can find them on the Food Network's website.

Bacon wrapped pretzels ready for the oven:

Out of the oven and rolled in grated Parmesan Cheese:

Cheese Crackers:

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


I don't normally frequent Starbucks, but their petite vanilla scones have made me visit there about 3 times in the past few months. A stranger gave me a card for a free iced coffee every Wednesday in July, and I'm pretty sure it was just a conspiracy to get me to buy more of those little scones.

If you haven't tried them yet, I highly recommend getting one today. It's only 75 cents, and you'll have a happier day after eating one. I promise.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Countdown to the Movie of the Summer

Some Dark Knight Trailers. I can't wait!

Sunday, July 06, 2008


Have you ever seen a more wonderful tennis match than the one that was played today?


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

This Time Last Year

I was on my way to Cedar Point!

I'm kind of sad to be home this year for the 4th of July. My friends are going to Cedar Point in a few weeks. They have no idea what wonderful roller coaster delights await them! I can't wait for them to visit! I wish I was going too...


Should not smell like cinnamon rolls.