Pfft, I’m a quart low. Is hibernation off the table? The guy who massages my sacroiliac every Saturday says bears eat grass and mud to plug up their intestines for a long winter’s nap but to me, that sounds like a crazy-expensive spa diet. Wheat grass and mushroom broth? Cheers! Let’s snooze.
Anyway, stocking caps clash with my green monster bedroom slippers.
Polenta mix and friends
If you’ve been hanging around this joint for more than a few minutes you may recall I prefer to buy locally grown or made food and like to keep work in the family. If you’re a fantastic divorce lawyer, I have a blond sister you can date, which may be important later because one of my other sisters either is or is not having an affair. Needless to say, any way around it, good organic food will be best for everyone.
At the health food store, Pete and I found the de la Estancia Organic Polenta and gave it a try. At $4.59 per pound, it wasn’t cheap. I boiled stock, added spices and herbs, skimmed out bay leaves and peppercorns and poured in almost the whole bag of polenta. The mixture thickened almost immediately. I mixed in some pats of butter until the polenta had a nice sheen and turned the whole thing out into an oiled glass casserole dish to form. The result was a polenta with fantastic depth of flavor, a creamy texture and an aroma like a lovely old memory. Since then, I’ve used this mix to make polenta four different ways, with and without parmesan, with and without milk, with and without yogurt, with and without stock. Each time, the polenta delivered. It’s so good I almost don’t care that it’s imported from Argentina.
Well…I do care and wish it came from the other side of town. I’m going to keep looking for a local source. If you don’t, de la Estancia is the really good stuff.
The Fair Fifi, all of five.
Pete turned the corner and found me locked in a life and death struggle with insulated pants. He stood there for a few seconds, chewing over the idea that his lovely wife could be outwitted by textiles, then asked, “So…what’re ya doin’?” I quit struggling. There was nothing to do but pants myself and start over.
People are so interesting!
Yesterday, Miss Sasha posted on Facebook that she was dashing off to a taco meeting. Suddenly the problem with all meetings I’d ever attended was clear to me.
Three boxes arrived the other day from a friend in Trenton who knew me when I was Me. My friend had lost a friend who crocheted lap blankets for people in wheelchairs and this yarn was just sitting in my friend’s house for a year and a half. I put away two of the boxes to protect the contents from yarn predators who might be people who are cats, but the third box contained very large granny squares for the cat blanket project. I was speechless. Later, when I could speak, I told my friend I wouldn’t let her or her friend down.
New vocabulary words: mall alps.
Oh how I love the Alba Botanica Coconut Milk Face Wash. I buy them two at a time in case I have to turn another cheek or something. So sue me! Anyway, Pete and I were tooling around the cosmetics aisles of the health food store and I stumbled on the Alba Botanica Terra Tints. I love lip balm but it lacks glamor. Lipstick is hard to keep on winter chapped lips. I picked the two colors pictured and carried them around the store, since I pictured myself dropping them into the shopping cart, then chasing them around on the floor. That didn’t seem glamorous either. The manufacturer’s product description:
Six luscious, long-lasting lip colors, TerraTints will beautifully tint your lips with a natural translucent glow. Zinc oxide provides chemical free sun protection with SPF 8, while nourishing, organic coconut and olive oils soothe and moisturize. Calendula, echinacea and organic peppermint rejuvenate and restore for healthy lip care.
100% Mineral Colors
Chemical Free SPF
The two lip balms have completely different textures. The Blaze (above) has a moist, creamy texture and a wonderful peppermint fragrance. It comes off on coffee cups, which I absolutely loathe. The bronze (left) is hard and a little tricky to apply to dry lips, but the bronze color is much more natural looking and stays on lips better.
I like them both, but I’d like to try a third color – for SCIENCE. Then I’d have three! I’d recommend these lip balms for light makeup, low-kissing situations.
Donations arrived today. Drusy approves.
Years ago, when we were other people, we did things in public, where we could be seen. We were blind. We were not afraid. We should have stopped and thought, but we didn’t. Years ago, when we were other people, we did things in public, where we could be seen. We were blind together. We were not afraid. We should have stopped and thought, but we didn’t. Years ago, when we were other people, we did things in public, where we could be seen. We were blind together in our rage. We were not afraid. We should have stopped and thought, but we didn’t. Years ago, when we were other people, we did things in public, where we could be seen. We were blind together in our pointless rage. We were not afraid. We should have stopped and thought, but we didn’t. Years ago, when we were other people, we did things in public, where we could be seen. We were blind together in our pointless, disgusting rage. We were not afraid. We should have stopped and thought, but we didn’t.
And oh what harm we did.
Over the weekend, people lost their shit about Reagan’s 100th birthday. Oh, fuck that guy forever with a Buick.
The Valentine Brothers’ original also has an unmistakable Oh, fuck that guy vibe.