Saturday, February 27, 2010

video of the day


how can one begin to describe the greatest internet sensation of all time? you just have to experience KING CURTIS(!) for yourself. with lines like, "she's actin' like she's the queen and we're the sorry people," he is an inspiration to rednecks everywhere. he just wants his bacon!

Friday, February 26, 2010

day of the day


today is national personal chef's day. please let me know if you are willing to buy me one.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

product of the day

Fragrances by Fresh at ShopStyle











so you say you're "earthy." here's a scent for you. it's made for men but smells quite unisex. sephora calls it a "masculine blend of fruits." get it for that special pothead in your life.

link of the day


i know a man who is obsessed with disney world. he goes there with his wife at least once a year, plus special occasions (like goofy's birthday!). this man is in looooooove with disney world. while he may be a bit eccentric, he doesn't come close to the gems that are posted on peopleofthepark. it's just like peopleofwalmart, but that's old news.

fun fact of the day















In light of the extreme weather conditions we are currently facing, the fact of the day will be about snowflakes!

The world's largest ever snowflake to date found was 38 centimeters wide and 20 centimetres thick. This snowflake occurred at Fort Keogh, Montana, USA on 28 January 1887

So essentially we are talking about a snowflake as big as a Domino's extra large pizza with enough cheese on top to make it stand 8 inches tall...I don't know about you but I'm a bit skeptical about this fact. Did they even have measuring devices in 1887? And why measure in centimeters? This snowflake didn't fall in Europe or China or India, it fell right here in America where we are metric-system free! And even though the metric system is used everywhere else and it makes much more sense than our poorly crafted one, they should have measured in inches! Then I wouldn't have had to use a ruler...

fantasy of the day

Pumps by Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle
sparkly christian louboutins. i would probably become a bank robber, but these seem narrow and my bunions won't fit.

day of the day

today is national chili day. how coincidental that i almost brought chili for lunch today! here's a delightful little recipe for turkey chili from weightwatchers.com i used this weekend when i made enough to last until next national chili day. i'm not really a fan of the scallions though, and to un-weightwatchers-it, i like to add about 3 pounds of cheddar on top.

word of the day

querulous: adj. whining, complaining.
just because there's a blizzard and you're at work doesn't mean you should be querulous. just kidding, yes you should.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

product of the day

My dreams have come true. The best 80s' umbrella has come to life. I can now walk down the street with a umbrella that not only changes colors but can look like acid rain is falling on my head. Now, only if i were wearing matching jeans.. will this complete my outfit.

http://www.urbantrim.com/

recipe of the day


food is the best part of every day! stolen from martha stewart, here's the recipe for "lighter mac and cheese." scary that 5 slices of bread and 9 ounces of cheese are considered light, but whatev. i'm not really into that whole dieting thing. love handles save lives.
  • 6 small vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 24 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • one 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, plus springs for sprinkling
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 slices white sandwich bread with crust
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups low-fat (1 percent) milk
  • 8 ounces (2 and 1/4 cups) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated*
  • 1 ounce (1/2 cup) parmesan cheese, freshly grated*

directions:

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees. spread tomatoes in a single layer on 2 rimmed baking sheets. drizzle each sheet with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and season with salt and pepper. bake until tomatoes have softened, about 29 minutes. leave oven on.

2. process bread in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. melt 1 tablespoon butter with remaining tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium head. add breadcrumbs, and toss to coat. season with salt and pepper; set aside.

3. bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. add 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta. cook pasta until almost al dente, about 5 minutes. drain, and run under cold water. transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

4. whisk 1/2 cup stock into the flour in a medium bowl; set aside. melt remaining tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. stir in nutmeg, cayenne, remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt. add milk and remaining 1 and 1/2 cups stock. whisk in flour mixture. bring to a boil, whisking* frequently. reduce to a simmer. cook 8 minutes, whisking frequently. add cheeses; cook, stirring, until melted. pour over macaroni, stirring to combine.

5. put eight 4 1/2-by-1 1/4 inch ramekins on a baking sheet. put 2 tomato slices in bottom of each ramekin. divide macaroni mixture evenly among ramekins. top each with a tomato slice. sprinkle with breadcrumbs and thyme sprigs. bake until bubbling and golden brown, about 30 minutes. serve immediately!

* delicious

** funny word, no?

amazing music video of the day

by "amazing", i mean amazing that someone actually put time and effort into "writing" and "recording" this song. meet mattyfaz, a new wannabe youtube sensation, singing about one of the hardest decisions of his life: giving up Captain Morgan. (don't worry, he's still drinking beer and wine.) if you actually reach the end of this video and haven't burned your eye sockets out with a bic lighter, you can also check out his youtube channel, which features a collection of his extremely fascinating "rants", recorded live from his basement. he discusses a wide variety of topics, such as, but not limited to: passing out drunk, his local open-mike night, and wallet chains. enjoy.


cupcake-related post of the day


i love cupcakes. i also love bacon. this store sells a cupcake-bacon totebag and notecards. they sell other great cupcake things as well. yum.

link of the day

http://neverseenlost.wordpress.com/
recaps on the final season of lost, written by someone who had never watched it. yay.

fun facts of the day


there are about 175,000 blogs created each day.
more than 2 each second, 1.6 million posts a day, or about 18.6 posts a second. whoa.


odd news of the day


behold samantha lynn frazier. this lovely lady has been "hollering" about losing weight for some time. good thing she was unsuccessful. while dining at herman's place in atlantic city, which i can imagine serves more than just salads, she got shot twice in the abdomen. luckily, her love handles saved her life! she didn't even know she was shot! hooray, morbid obesity saves the day again.

holler here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35549378/ns/us_news-weird_news/?GT1=43001

word of the day

solipsistic: adj. believing that oneself is all that exists.
i'm not being solipsistic; this blog is the only blog in all of cyberspace!