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August 15, 2010

So Much Stuff

I keep blogging things. But only in my mind. So here's just a list of a bunch of stuff I've been wanting to share.
  1. The pickles from last week came out really great. We pickled thinly sliced raw beets based on this recipe. We used a jalapeno instead of Thai chiles. They are sweet and really crispy. We've been enjoying them (probably too much) with feta and crackers. Goat cheese would be great too but we had the feta already. The radishes were done based on this recipe. We put radishes, red onion, jalapeno and garlic in together. The white vinegar/water brine has a really potent, nose stinging kick. Not bad but strong. I think I'd like a wine vinegar or cider vinegar next time. We're not eating the garlic because it's still a big chunk of raw garlic but the onions and chiles mellowed a lot.

  2. Angry Birds is super-addictive. Like really, really addictive. Wes and I were up until nearly 2:30 last playing. Neither of us are terribly proud of this.

  3. We went to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on Friday. We all loved it. If you like rock, comic books, Michael Cera, and/or video games this is a really fun time at the movies. We liked it so much that we bought the entire set of the books and got the soundtrack.

  4. We also went to see Toy Story 3 again. We did it mainly to get out of the heat but, damn, what a great film. I wept uncontrollably for the last 15 minutes again.

  5. We hid out at the mall today so I played dress up tried on clothes. I found the perfect Joan Holloway dress.



    Sadly I have nowhere I could ever wear this dress unless I suddenly start working at a law firm or go back in time. It's so hard to find a dress with sleeves that's flattering to a full figure.

  6. My kingdom for a shirt that doesn't have jewels, beads or twelve pounds of ruffles on it! The pickings are so slim right now. At least the colors this season are more reasonable. Lots of soft grays and medium blues and none of that coral and screaming teal from last summer. I went into Banana Republic today and it looks like the entire shop was designed by Leanne from season 5 of Project Runway. All of this reminded me of here work in terms of the color palette and the soft ruffles. I think I might try adding some ruffles or rosettes or something to some of my shirts that I've gotten stains on. Better than throwing them out, right?

  7. Gosh, it's hot.

15 comments:

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

The dress looks so good on you that you need to find a place to wear it. Gorgeous!

Terri said...

The dress is FAB! I hope you bought it. Who cares if you have no place to wear it - wear it anywhere!

meegiemoo said...

Angry Birds is evil. Though I now have 3 stars on games in all existing levels and am anxiously awaiting levels 10 and 11.

Barbara said...

Oh, that dress looks awesome on you! I'm with Terri, I hope you bought it, you'll find someplace to wear it. Mmm, pickled beets.

Anonymous said...

No kidding, buy that dress and MAKE the occasions to wear it! What a great take-charge number.

I hear you on the ruffle plague, too. Last year I bought two shirts, both ruffled, and that's already one too many.
-- Gretchen

Vicki Knitorious said...

You need to FIND someplace to go in that dress! It's amazing on you!!!

Charlotte said...

You could wear that dress to church or out to dinner with Wes. Do you ever go to the theatre (not movie, stage show theatre)? You could wear it there. If you have the dress, you'll find/make occasions to wear it.

Dorie said...

You do look truly amazing in that dress! It's too bad Seattle is so casual that most folks wear jeans and Keens to the theater and concerts. Perhaps you should organize a fancy knit night?

Lance Sleuthe said...

Comics Dungeon in Wallingford is offering 20% off on all the Scott Pilgrim books if you show them a ticket stub from the movie.

Jennifer said...

Take my word for it: don't go work at a law firm. My current firm is great, but every other one I worked at before (and that's a lot), not so much.

Carolyn S. said...

You better find yourself buying that dress anyways 'cause man you look fabulous in it!

KnittingInMind said...

I hope you bought that dress, it looks GREAT on you and you look FABULOUS in it!
There are lots of occasions for a dress like that, it is classic and timeless, you can wear it today and you can wear it in five or ten years (unlike the ruffly madness going on). If you didn't get it, something will come up, you'll wish you had it, then you'll waste hour$ and hour$ looking for something that looks as good.

fig said...

Jessica, I too have fallen into the Angry Birds pit of despair, thanks to my evil (usually sweet) husband who must have been tired of my iPhone-solitaire-playing ways and introduced me to the pigs and birds. I am doomed! And stuck on level 3-7.

Elizabeth said...

You're totally HAWT in that dress! But I know what you mean about having a non-dress-up lifestyle.

At least you have the picture!

Amy said...

Wear that dress and forget about whether the occasion is "appropriate" or not. It looks really, really good on you!