Thursday, April 30, 2009

Peep Show!


thanks to my sister for sharing this with me.
now the real question is, did she set this all up? or did she just find it online.
i have a feeling she set this up, which makes it 1000x better.
** update: damn, my sister didn't do this haha. WHATEVER i just made chocolate chip cookies. peep that!

i hope this distracted you from whatever you were trying to be distracted from.
in my case, it's reading my ginormous business law textbook. yahoo!

don't forget, Moschino Cheap & Chic sample sale on Ruelala tomorrow at 10 am!
can't miss it. ahh!

x,

franny

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bennu is the new Epoch

Why?

1. They don't play obnoxious music. As much as I love Epoch, there is always the chance that some crazy gypsy music or a soundtrack from a musical will be blasting to the point of where you can't concentrate and your ipod headphones will not suffice. Granted, I love musicals and bands that I love to sing along to like Queen and whatever, but when I need to get things done ... man I can't focus! Bennu was playing some good jams, and it wasn't all sleepy music shit either, so no worries.

2. They have more drink choices and special coffee drinks. I always either order an iced coffee (or iced mojo from Epoch) or a regular coffee, but from the looks of what other people got, their mochas seem pretty intense.

3. They have yummier cookies.


This chocolate one was delish. I had a peanut butter one at Epoch the other day and was very unsatisfied. It was hard and crusty. Those 2 words should only be used for a crab.

4. Their couches don't sink to where you can feel the springs underneath your butt. And they have more than 2 couches.

5. They have plenty of outlets everywhere. So you don't have to worry about stretching your cord to one and tripping everyone.

The only bad thing was the internet was cutting out a lot, but I figure that's because they just opened and are getting things settled. I'm sure, since internet is probably the single most important thing in keeping customers there, they'll fix that asap. Otherwise, it was pretty packed for having opened so recently! It's a bit smaller than Epoch, so the seating is more limited, but I gather you can find a place to squeeze yourself in.

Oh and their bathrooms have chalkboards in them. How interactive, haha. I guess you can think about what you want to contribute while you pee.



Be sure to check out this 24-hour coffeeshop goodness on E. MLK. It's right after the light at Poquito on your right.

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*** So update from the owner of Bennu (how exciting!). She told me that by Friday/Saturday there should be a second network for users to log into which should help out the internet situation immensely. And they're getting more tables, chairs, and bar stools to accommodate more seating. Yay. I think I'm actually about to go there right now to study for Business Law, so whoop whoop.

x,

Franny

CRUGGS. the end is near.




O M G
should i jump off a building now?

x,

franny

Rudo y Cursi





A movie I am very excited about ... 2 of my favorite actors. :) I once had a dream that me, Diego, and Gael went to a circus and hung out. Hahhaha! I can't wait. And the soundtrack looks good too. Black Lips singing in spanish and Devendra Banhart, to name a few!

x,

Franny

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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x,

franny

Friday, April 24, 2009

CHIA Obama



I was JUST talking about chias yesterday with Karinne!!! She just may have a present coming for her soon, since this one is way too good to pass up!!

"Can you grow one? Yes you can!" Get yours here!

x,

Franny

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Counter Cafe & Art City Austin

I vowed not to eat out this week, but obviously I couldn't do it. Why is it so hard? I have been making some bomb stir-fry though. I have been so obsessed with Sriracha lately, that I've simply just fallen into a black hole of spicy sauces. I don't even know how to eat non-spicy anymore! Well, that's not true. But I do have my fair share of chili oil and now Zen's Spicy Sauce (thanks Karinne) to play around with ... sigh.


But anyway, I ate at Counter Cafe today with Karinne and had myself a non-spicy amazing vegetarian sandwich. No, I'm not vegetarian. It just tastes good sometimes. I like to pretend I am one sometimes so people will think I'm trendy. No, I'm kidding. You can still be cool and eat chicken, friends. Just don't eat lobsters!! Like the one below. This was tied to someone's bike basket outside of the cafe. How sad!

Sad lobster.

We also went over to Emerald's afterward since it's right nextdoor. When did their shoe collection get so shitty? I mean, it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't anything spectacular. They used to have such great brands. Where did my beloved Jeffrey Campbell go? Boohoo.



Lastly, I will be working this event all weekend. Come and check it out and pay me a visit. Yay!

Beck - Chemtrails

x,

Franny

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Flower Power




cheers to a winner i found at feathers the other day.

also in other fashion news, American Apparel's new model slideshows feature American Apparel sheets! (?!?!) i really hope they hit stores soon. my body would be so happy.

x,

franny

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Hustle for Mayor

Cool happenings at Mohawk tomorrow.





I'm interested in this "rhyme-off" ... and what it entails.

If anyone wants to go with me, give me a call or a tweet. Haha.

x,

Franny

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Raspberry Cupcakes




I felt like inventing my own cupcake last night before watching Free Willy with Karinne, so this is what I came up with. The result was super tasty ... Maybe I can sell my idea to Hey Cupcake!

Makes 12 cupcakes
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
about 3/4 - 1 cup of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp milk
1 jar of raspberry preservatives or jam
buttercream frosting from any brand


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put cupcake cases in muffin pans.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, & vanilla extract in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add eggs, flour, baking soda, and milk until well mixed. Spoon a large spoonful of batter into each case.
  3. Spoon a small spoonful of raspberry preservatives on top of the batter in each case.
  4. Fill each case with batter over the raspberry preservatives about 3/4 of the way.
  5. Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes. Let cool.
  6. Put on the icing and enjoy!






x,

Franny

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tonight You Belong To Me



This is maybe my favoritest cover of this song ever.

Josh Ritter and Blake Hazard - Tonight You Belong To Me

Hope you have a good hump day. :)

x,

franny

Monday, April 13, 2009

i am only going to eat grapes



Today I have eaten:
vanilla yogurt w/ some captain crunch sprinkled in it (breakfast at 9 am)
half a bag of peanut m&m's
my fake vietnamese sandwich concoction (lunch at 12 pm)
half a bottle of diet sweet leaf tea original
thunder tofu (dinner #1 at 3:30 pm)
bubble tea
chicken fried steak w/ mashed potatoes and macaroni (dinner #2 at 8 pm)

I went to dinner #2 with my roommates. I am going to die of double-chin complications. I am only going to eat grapes for the rest of the week. And I am going to fail my retail merchandising test tomorrow, oops. Oh ya and thanks to Charlene for telling me about how to die of a heart attack.

x,

franny

why would you want to know about anyone else?

wah! i smell pretty kitties. daisy?

forgetting something?
'buy a snuggie' is my personal fave.

homemade mole?
mmmm. its good to have a boy who can cook.

ill have entries of more substance soon enough.

x,

franny

Sunday, April 12, 2009

the uncontradictory libra.



I used to be really into reading my horoscope. And then I got really into the characteristics of my zodiac itself and how it applies to me... but with all those horoscopes out there, how can they all be true?!

Here are all my horoscopes for tomorrow:

You need to maintain a balance between work, family, friends and personal projects. You may feel a bit out of sorts if you focus too much energy on any one thing, so keep flitting back and forth. - Astrology.com

Your day may start off slowly because it takes a lot for you to shift into gear today. You know that there are exciting things waiting for you just around the next bend, but you're not quite ready for them yet. Still, the energy picks up as you become motivated to do something just for the fun of it. Don't wait until it's too late. Plan an enjoyable activity while there's still time. - AOL horoscopes

Duties and obligations seem burdensome or at least emotionally restricting to you, and you may feel self-pity or temporarily down in the dumps. You are not in a sociable, gregarious mood no matter what surroundings you find yourself in. - Homepagers.com

It may feel as if you have to overcome the resistance of others at work. You are ready to do whatever it takes to be a part of the team, but it seems like someone is working against you for no apparent reason. Instead of trying to create an emotional connection, try backing off just a bit. Once the other person has more breathing room, then he or she might be more willing to meet you halfway. - Tarot.com

Your value system has changed considerably in the last couple of years, and with those changes your social and personal needs have changed as well. Don't be afraid to explore new things. Invite fresh experiences into your life. What you need now is out there waiting for you, but you have to go out and get it. - Cafeastrology.com

hm...

I guess none of them really contradict too much. I was hoping that one would be like "you are going to have the best day ever" and the other would be like "you are going to have the worst day ever." bummer. maybe they have like secret nightly horoscope meetings where they read out whatever bs they are going to tell you the next day and make sure that it's not contradictory... or maybe there is a magic to this crazy shit.

who knows.

x,

franny

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hyde Park Bar & Grill: Healthy Heartattack...

So I have been consistently bugged for the past few months to check this place out. I finally got around to it today with my friend Angela. I can merely describe it as a healthy heartattack and that doesn't even make sense... I guess you can say that the things we ordered sounded somewhat healthier than just a plain-old kobe beef burger, ha ha ... (which I need to try next time) ... and they sounded super super sabroso. The inner me knew that they were in no form or fashion healthy haha, but at least I got some vegetables out of it. I mean, to be honest, the contents were not so much different than going to FoodHeads, one of the tastiest sandwich places in Austin ... I guess it was just much more gourmet (and greasy). And the decor of the restaurant seemed much more geared toward couples, families, and old people... woo! But let me tell you, the fries were fucking amazing. And the sauce they came with too. I finished my sandwich first so I could barely get through half my fries ... but if I had the stomach capacity, I would have finished them. And then we got the peach pudding because people wouldn't shut up about it on Yelp. I thought it was okay ... not my kind of dessert, but not bad. It reminded me of cornbread with pudding ... on it ... and heated... haha. ...I should not be a food critic.


Fried Eggplant Sandwich
Thick slices of eggplant lightly breaded and fried then smothered with smoked Gouda cheese and a sautéed mix of onions, mushrooms and red bell peppers. Served on a sprouted wheat Hoagie bun with green leaf lettuce, tomato and shaved red onions.

Yellowfin Tuna
Seasoned and grilled or blackened with spicy Cajun seasoning. Served on a Romano and parsley foccacia bun with lettuce, shaved red onions, tomato and remoulade sauce.

famous Hyde Park Fries
voted best fries in Austin for who knows how long...

a close-up of my eggplant sandwich, mm.

Wom Kim's Peach Pudding

x,

Franny

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Everyone Poops

this makes more sense if you watch the Where The Wild Things Are trailer.



x,

franny

Monday, April 6, 2009

Nice Snuggie

more pictures from laurel & scott's bday on the flickr

x,

franny

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Oh Sriracha


oh sriracha
you make my heart sing
i like to put you on everything
in between two slices of bread
with turkey and cheese
and cilantro and carrots
on my chicken
on my turnip cake, what? yeah...
in my noodles
you leave my mouth on fire
to where i can barely breathe
and it hurts a lot
but it's a good hurt
i like it
i used to not like you because you look weird
but obviously i've gotten over it
i'm really glad about that
sometimes i can't get the top open
but then i get it open and i'm happy
my mom bought me an extra bottle of you
so i won't run out
because h-e-b was out of stock of you
and i can't deal with that!
please don't ever change
i need you
love you sriracha

x,

franny

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Britney Spears and Pacman Donuts


Monday night I ventured to Dallas with Karinne after working at both jobs. The drive was relatively smooth until maybe around Waxahachie when some cloud decided to wreak havoc on my car to the point of where I couldn't see at all and my brights only made it worse and I might have well been driving underwater and could have still thought I was above ground. This all lasted probably 5 minutes. It was bizarre. Yeah, Texas!

We finally make it into Dallas and up to my neck of the woods... I show her where the Dr. Pepper headquarters are and I feel warm feelings and happiness all around, hehe. Then we go to my house and pass out.

In the morning, I have to run some errands up in Frisco and we stop by Mug & Mouse. I have always disliked this place because it's got a shitty name and shitty decor. Everytime I heard someone reference it, I thought they said Muggin' Mouse ... which sounded like a ghetto Chuck E. Cheese ... which is already lame. But this time they had Pacman donuts ... and I was like ... awessssssomeee.



sick donut.

And then of course, the real reason why we were in Dallas:



BRITNEY!!! Haha, you can barely tell but... yay! She's totally back. Totally. Oh man.

In honor of her comeback:
>> Britney Spears - Womanizer

Finally,


Don't make me go alone, pleasey!

x,

Franny