Wednesday, May 27, 2009

L to the AAAAA

2 trips to Cali in one month.


i also caught Rudo y Cursi with Kathryn @ the luxurious Dobie. The whole storyline of brothers being brothers but also vying to be better than the other ... made me wonder if Carlos Cuaron had any awkward tension with his brother, Alfonso Cuaron, as his producer ... anyway you should go see it. Diego and Gael. muy sabroso. I think Diego was cuter in this movie. Just sayin'.

Lastly, I must have this!!!! I've had my little "jitterbug" for years now ... as Elliott calls our dinky phones. And it's about time Sprint gets a nice phone ... much less a phone that's supposedly the most hyped phone of 2009 and better than all other phones ... All I care about really is the fact that it is cute and it looks like an egg and I want to pet it ... ha. Palm Pre, I want you. :(



Monday, May 25, 2009

Detouring America With Horns

flamingos // charlie high on catnip // seoul garden soup dumplings, kalbi, korean pancake // le mixmaster // sensual pool at hotel saint cecilia // fishtank at el gallo



Thursday, May 21, 2009

See By Chloe Zip Front Black Dress

So I am selling this because it's too big. Oh well! It's my first Ebay posting. Hopefully, there'll be more to come... Haha.

Here are some pictures if you're interested:

The ebay listing is here if you are interested. Or you can e-mail me with a good offer. :)

The item is new with tags, size 6, and awesome.



What a steal: Vintage Bottega Veneta Booties

Vintage Bottega Veneta fur-lined booties. A great find at Dallas's (normally overpriced and relatively shitty with this exception) Buffalo Exchange on Lower Greenville. To sell or not to sell?



Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oh Hai.

Sorry I am so MIA... I'm currently on hiatus in Dallas where all you can do is read a book or spend money... fuck!

Anyway some things for you to look forward to:
  • I intend to redo this blog. It looks like poopoo. I'm just too lazy. Will someone teach me HTML? I only know how to bold things. And put in images. Hehe.
  • Pictures of my new finds ... See by Chloe, some amazing sample AA pleated shorts omg, and mommy's closet. And I am pretty sure I'm not keeping all of this shit so I'm either going to sell it on here, shoesandyourmom, or I'm going to start my own Ebay store ... sigh. Keep your eye out?
  • I'm going to make risotto next week ... I'll probably blog about that ... seeing how all I blog about is food, shoes, and Lost. hm.

lol! so true.



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Who is John Locke?

As always, Paste has a funny review about last night's LOST episode.

Here are some of my questions:
1. Who is John Locke? Is someone possessing him? Is he dead? Can he be dead and alive at the same time?
2. What time period was the beginning of the episode with Jacob and his friend? They were dressed ... hinting to ancient times with the roped belts and linen tunics ... not to mention a complete insane statue, not just a foot ... and the boat had actual sails like the fucking Mayflower.
3. Is Juliet dead?
4. What language was Richard speaking when he answered "what lies in the shadow of the statue?"
5. The book that Jacob was reading: Everything that Rises must Converge by Flannery O'Connor ... right when Locke fell. What does that mean?! Time must converge? Or Locke's risen body must converge with someone elses? So he is still Locke but he's also someone else?




Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Balmain and the Beatles

If someone can find a good imitation version of this jacket or afford to buy me the real deal ... LET ME KNOW. I must have it!



Goodbye People I Never Knew

In light of the new twitter setting, now you can't see your friend's replies to their friends of whom you aren't friends with but have always dreamed about being friends with...

Hahaha. Read more here.

Someone should make a website of funny tweets... just sayin'.



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

All I Do Is Eat.


Jalapeno Cornbread at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Pecan Crusted Catfish with a side of Baked Macaroni and Steamed Vegetables

Vegan Sandwich with Spicy Chipotle Sauce at Cafe Mundi

Love Migas at Magnolia Cafe (maybe my favorite migas so far!)

Not only is money tight now, but so are my pants.




Tuesday, May 5, 2009

PSHS Band Student vs. Swine Flu!

This is kind of amazing. What do you think? I found it through one of my old teachers on facebook.

Letter from a Plano Senior High School Band Student
Friday, May 1, 2009 at 6:36pm

Dear Dr. Otto,

Today, at 3:45 PM, approximately 21 hours before I was to leave for Corpus Christi on a band trip that had quite literally been planned since the beginning of the school year, I was informed that the trip was cancelled, due to concerns over swine flu. I do not know if that decision came directly from you, or from someone in your office, but as you are the superintendent, I thought writing to you would be appropriate.
Shame on you, sir. Shame on you for succumbing to the scare tactics that the media has used for years and years. This swine flu is just the newest mutation of the flu virus, a mutation that occurs every single year. A quick chat with any of the AP biology students in your district could have told you that a mutation in the flu virus is a normal occurrence, natural and expected. A talk to one of the history students in your district might have revealed to you that this same frenzy over superflu, or avian flu, or SARS, has become almost a yearly occurrence. Had you asked one of the AP statistics students in your district, you might have learned that with 26 cases in the state of Texas as of 4:54 PM today (April 30, 2009), a state with a population of 24,326,974, according to the US Census Bureau, the chances of any one person getting swine flu is 4.1106 x 10^-8. Or, if you like, a .0000041106% chance. If you apply that to the band trip, a trip which would have encompassed 170 people from Plano, and let us say...500 outside people? I think that's a rather liberal estimate for a trip in which we would have been sequestered in a condo resort and beach all weekend. But if we assume those estimates are reasonable, the chance of someone catching swine flu in that group jumps to .000027541, or .0027541%. The odds of dying in a car crash in 2006 was .0001538, or .01538%. If we apply those odds to 670 people, we realize that the odds of someone dying in a car crash on the band trip are .0876, or 8.76%. I don't recall you or your office banning cars or driving to school in 2006. The chances of dying while crossing the street are 1 in 48500, or .0000206. Applied to the whole band trip, that would be .003502, or .3502% chance that someone would be killed crossing the street while on the band trip.
Odds are, you did not bother to read that math, or at the very least, your eyes glazed over. I don't blame you, it was rather dry. Suffice it to say, you cancelled the band trip, a trip into which thousands of dollars had been sunk, hours of planning had gone, and a trip for which most of the band looked forward to all year--based on the chance of something happening that was more unlikely than someone being killed while crossing the street. I notice that you do not implement crossing guards at PSHS. I would have thought that would be a better, more cost-efficient, and less inconvenient option to reduce risk to the students of PISD.
I would also like to point out that no Americans have died of swine flu. The large number of deaths in Mexico can be attributed to Mexico's inferior health care system, and the one death that did occur within the US borders was the death of a 23 month old toddler (who, by virtue of his age, was already at a greatly increased risk from most disease), a toddler who was vacationing from Mexico, and who had flu-like symptoms before he and his parents left to vacation in Houston.
I also must take exception with Deputy Superintendent Jeff Bailey's letter regarding school trip cancellations. Why is it that swine flu is so serious that trips in and out of the district must be cancelled, yet gatherings of students not transported by district buses, such as "Banquets for student organizations that are held on and off campus," are allowed? Is it the actual school buses that are causing the swine flu? I do not understand why this distinction has been drawn. In addition, if this flu is so very dangerous that we simply cannot allow students to travel and come into contact with other people, why are the schools open at all? You have no control over the people the students come into contact with over the weekends, or outside of school, yet you allow every student to mingle with every other student, bringing in who knows what toxins to the school with them. It seems that if this behavior is acceptable, then going on a band trip should also be acceptable.

I also question your decision to close Wilson Middle School yet allow every other school to remain open. My sister has been attending a drum major clinic after school this week. At this clinic, she came into contact with students from several area schools, two of whom have siblings at Wilson. If swine flu is so virulent as to cause you to worry enough to cancel the band trip, it seems like it would very easily spread from someone who was exposed at Wilson, up to their siblings, and from there to me at PSHS. And that is in just one household! Imagine how many hundreds of such connections exist between people with siblings or friends at Wilson whom they see frequently, even daily! It seems that if you truly thought swine flu was so dangerous, the only policy that would truly address that threat would be to close down every school in the district and quarantine each student in their own homes, as every single school has been exposed, to one degree or another, to the possibility of swine flu, and every school is a breeding ground for sickness. Think of all the thousands of students coming into close contact, being sneezed on, coughed on, and otherwise exposed to the possibility of contagion every single day. If swine flu is truly as virulent as your actions seem to indicate, it is almost unconscionable for you to allow the schools to remain open.

Shame on you for not using logic, for not thinking critically, and for not learning any lessons from past years. It really is sad that you decided to cancel the band trip, and any other field trips, but what is sadder is the fact that you apparently have not learned any of the lessons you seek to impart on the students in your own district.

- Ben Barishman
Plano Senior High School 12th grade



Monday, May 4, 2009

Lifesize Uglydoll / Pillow / Happiness

Those who know me well enough know that I have quite the obsession with Uglydolls. I've wanted a life-size one for quite some time now. The biggest I've got is probably the size of my pillow. They're expensive! These life-size ones go for almost $1,000. Sigh. Apparently they sell out extremely fast though. I remember going to a specialty store in Plano and the next ones were already on hold. Who is buying these and if you read this, will you buy one for me? I think I would probably be close to the happiest Franny in the world... God I don't even know what I would do. Maybe it would be like Lars and the Real Girl, except it'd be Franny and the real Ugly. Sigh! If you don't know these cute babies, you should get to know them. I know they are sold at Toy Joy (who used to have life-size ones but I guess someone bought them). And no, I don't know who that Asian girl is in the picture. It's not me. I wish it was!


Also, the ACL Line-up for Friday, October 2 (coincidentally my birthday) is probably my favorite out of the 3 days. Probably a more affordable birthday present than a life-size Uglydoll ... just sayin'.

mp3: Cats on Fire - Higher Grounds



Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sampaio and Heath Bar goodness

I went to Sampaio on Friday for my friend Angela's birthday. It's a Brazilian restaurant next to Blue Star Cafeteria up on Burnet and 45th. I really like the area. They have some good vintage shops up there and restaurants like Hey Cupcake! and Omelettry. I got my tattoo done up there too and scored a $10 vintage Polaroid camera, so woohoo.

Anyway, what did I think about it? The waiter was definitely very attentive. I thought caiprinha I ordered tasted like a non-frozen margarita. And the frozen ones tasted like margaritas. I'm confused what the difference is? They were pretty good though nonetheless.

I ordered the Sesame Crusted Salmon, which was sitting in a spicy coconut tomato broth that was amazing. It reminded me a lot of thai curry, haha. I got my good fill of curry this week anyway at Clay Pit yesterday. I've decided tikka masala could probably be my last meal on earth. Anywho, Angela's pork tenderloin in a spicy cherry sauce was pretty damn good too. It came with some risotto that was the special for that day which wasn't very good... atleast not as good as FINO's.

Sesame Crusted Salmon

Then me, Jen, and Kathryn made a cake for Angela.. which consisted of two layers of yellow cake... chocolate Kahlua frosting and crumbled Heath bar on top. It was pretty satisfying to the taste buds and unsatisfying to the thighs, which i guess means it was good!


angela sneaking a drink

bonus picture!!! kitty love.



Friday, May 1, 2009

Stylish Swine Flu Masks. YES!!

Yoriko Yoshida has provided us with these, so you won't have to worry about trying to not catch germs and look ugly.

I might just wear these instead of my real face from now on.