Friday, October 31, 2008

30 Rock!

30 Rock premiered last night and I was reminded why this is the best show on tv that no one is watching. Start watching it people! I don't want what happened to Arrested Development to happen to this show!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Treehouse of Horror

I know I've been heavy on the videos lately, but here's one more. I have to admit to not watching most episodes of The Simpsons these past few years, but I try to at least watch the Treehouse of Horror. This year's episode contains a cute Mad Men spoof.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Coolest Cake Ever

This bakery made the coolest cake ever. How wonderful.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Favorite Store

You know you're getting older when you feel like all the clothes in your closet need to go. I am trying to abandon my previously frumpy ways and move towards a more tailored look. My problem has been mostly that the clothing in stores like Ann Taylor still seems too old to me, and the prices at JCrew as of late have pretty much made their clothes not affordable anymore. (I'll save my rant of high prices and decreasing quality at JCrew for another time).

Enter Martin+Osa. They are the latest store from the Aberslutty/American Eagle Brand. Their clothes are wonderful. Plain, simple, and pretty. I realize that I'm being marketed to here, and I don't care. These clothes are made for those of us wanting to shed our college thrift store clothes for something just a little more refined.

Visit their website here.

My New Favorite Chip!

UTZ has a wonderful salt and malt vinegar potato chip now in their "Kettle Classics" line. Maybe it's been around for a while, but I just found it. It tastes almost identical to Thrasher's french fries.

They are available in most grocery stores right now. Go try some!

Strawberry Shortcake Cereal

I used to love this cereal. I wish that if they were going to bring back all of our 80's toys like Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, My Little Pony, and the like, that they would also bring back all the delicious food tie-ins that were available in the 80's. Like this cereal:


I don't know why everyone isn't talking about this. Maybe they are and I just haven't been listening.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I know it will be a while before Lost returns to the airwaves, but some information is starting to leak about season 5. This is my favorite so far (don't worry, I won't post spoilers here)

We will come to learn that one of the following is true in Lost's fifth season premiere. A. The Island moved forward in time. B. The Island moved backward in time. C. The Island did not move in time, but it did move in space -- to another location on the planet. D. The Island did not move in time or space -- it's still there, but Dharma tech renders it invisible to the naked eye. Source: The Ausiello Files

I also wanted to send out kudos to my friends who got all caught up on the series over the summer!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

You Decide

Who looks more presidential? The candidate speaking calmly and clearly to the American people, or the candidate making strange gestures, puffing out his chest, and rolling his eyes while the other is speaking.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Anyone Remember

The store at the mall in the 80's called "Units"? Or its counterpart "Multiples"?

Monday, October 06, 2008

Repost: My Favorite Popcorn

I know I posted about popcorn last year, but I think with the football season in full swing, it deserves to be posted again. I am a huge fan of popcorn made on the stove. I think it has more flavor than it's air popped counterparts.

Over the last year, I have significantly decreased the amount of oil necessary to make popcorn on the stove. I now use only about 1-2 teaspoons of oil to make it (really this was just so I can justify putting butter on it instead of a little more olive oil once it was finished).

Making popcorn on the stove is also wonderful because it does not clutter up the kitchen with yet another appliance.

The recipe!

Kate's Favorite Popcorn (introduced to her by her first awesome roommate, Kel)

1-2 Tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
1/3 cup (plus a little extra)popcorn kernels
melted and cooled butter or olive oil for topping, to taste
salt to taste
Nutritional Yeast (at least a 1/4 cup)

Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed stock pot over high heat (or medium heat if you are lucky enough to have a gas stove). Throw in 3 kernels. When they have popped, throw in the rest of the kernels. Place a lid on the stock pot and hold so that steam can escape (be careful and wear oven mitts). Shake the pot so the kernels are evenly coated with oil. Allow the popcorn to pop, shaking occasionally so the kernels don't burn.

When finished popping, pour melted butter or olive oil over popcorn. Season with salt and nutritional yeast.

I know nutritional yeast sounds strange, but trust me, it will quickly become your most favorite popcorn too. I have also started to mix the butter with just a little bit of vegetable oil so that it coats better.

True Blood

I have been enjoying the episodes of True Blood. Check it out if you have HBO! It's always been fascinating to me how people interpret the mythology of vampires. From Bram Stoker, to Anne Rice, The Historian, Buffy and Angel, and now True Blood. I would like to read the Sookie Stackhouse books too. I'm sure they are much better than Twilight.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Some Humor

Warning: This is likely not safe for work. Unless you work where I do. Contains some language and a picture of boobies.

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.