Month: August 2010

I’ve Fallen Off the Cliff with the Rest of Em

I read a lot of blogs… A LOT.  Mostly because my work is a little mundane, I need something to break up my day… or several things, rather.  When you read a lot of design/fashion/party blogs, you begin to notice weird trends.  WEIRD trends.  Like, this is ridiculous and totally unnecessary trends.  I usually hold out on liking these trends for a good 3 weeks.  But, like all lemmings, I jump off the cliff too *SIGH*.  Here are some trends that I am currently TOTALLY obsessed with: BUNTING. It’s not just for used car lots anymore!  Why have I grown to love bunting?  It’s whimsical, adds a touch of color and fun, and it’s SUPER EASY to make yourself.  DIY all the way. I have to admit, I wasn’t totally overboard for bunting until I saw what it could do to cakes!  Totally genius.  You can actually buy this stuff at d.sharp, but I think it’s WAAAY overpriced.  Can’t be too hard to make, right? PINWHEELS. I can’t help it.  They are beautiful, young, and …

Smitten Kitchen

Smitten Kitchen if a very dangerous blog.  I hate it.  I hate it so much.  It has beautiful pictures of delicious recipes and I WANT TO TRY THEM ALL!!!  I tried a new Challah recipe, DE-LISH-US. What?  Did someone say fall?  Check this out.  All the recipes I want to try this coming Autumn (my favorite time of year!). GINGERBREAD APPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE CINNAMON-CHOCOLATE CHIP SOUR CREAM CAKE APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS PUMPKIN BREAD PUDDING Hopefully I can make and eat all this without gaining weight!  šŸ˜€

Progress!

Pilates is really paying off!  I have lost 2 “happy pounds” since I came to the shocking realization last week that I had gained 5.  Not to mention, pilates is mostly about muscle growth.  So yeah, I gained muscle and lost weight?  Awesome!  I also feel great, and, AND can see my triceps!  How’s that for exciting? I hope I can keep it up, because we are expecting a heat wave next week.. YUCK!  This will for sure mean that the BF will want to spend time at his place in *cooler* Santa Monica.  We’ll see.  I still have my own stuff to do and need to stick with the program. With all this talk about heat I’m yearning for Autumn, aren’t you? The BF usually plans an apple-picking expedition.  I very excite!

Sit Back, Relax, and Please, Treat Your Flight Attendant With Courtesy!

Yesterday, Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater lived out the dream of flight attendants, stewardesses, and air hostesses across the world.  He had a few cross words, but never harmed anyone in his act of defiance by grabbing a beer and causing the inflation of the slide by opening an armed door. I’m a little torn when it comes to this story.  As a former flight attendant having gone through all the training, opening an armed door is a VERY serious offense.  The flight attendant is not on board primarily to serve you drinks.  He/she is there for your safety.  On the other hand, I have been so tempted to that very same thing in the past.  Passengers often mock the safety aspect of a flight attendant’s job, and treat him/her as some glorified waiter or waitress.  It’s simply not true!  Did you know that to be a flight attendant, one must go through 2 months of unpaid training.  TWO MONTHS!  And yes, there are classes about food, wine, napkin folding, and panty hose, but …