Archive for December, 2008


hello attractive!

the name of my very favorite ice cream… i mean… sorbet. it’s more eloquently called CIAO BELLA and it’s quite lovely. i first had it in san francisco at the ferry building…

… it rocked my world! then i found it at a local specialty grocery store. it’s not a cheap treat; will run you about $6 for a pint but it’s worth it! when we came to nashville, i knew i probably wouldn’t find it, but i did! if you’d like to try this amazing sorbet, pick it up at the turnip truck in east nashville. believe me… it’s life changing! 



gabe bondoc

again… another fabulous little talent doin’ his thing…


ten lizzy

no… not the ride from opryland…

i blogged about this girl a while back. she’s still singing and still amazing. enjoy!


a tender tennessee christmas

…even CNN thinks so!



merry christmas to you and a partridge in a big pear tree!


’tis the season

this survey has given me a reason to blog. thanks ging!

1. wrapping paper or gift bags? i use both. equally. mostly, it depends on the size and shape of the package. (that’s what she said!)

2. real tree or artificial? artificial. we would have a sneeze fest in our house if we got a real one. although i do enjoy the smell. i say, why not burn some evergreen oil from bath and body works? it’s lovely and almost smells like the real thing.

3. when do you put up the tree? usually after or on thanksgiving day. we put ours up the week before this year. we just couldn’t wait!

4. when do you take the tree down? sometime in january. although one year we left it up until the end of february. or was it march? either way, it was up a really long time!

5. do you like eggnog? nope. i like boiled custard. it’s eggnog without the nutmeg. yum yum yum

6. favorite gift received as a child? hmm… probably my pink bike that i rode forever and ever. loved that thing! it even came with the tassels on the handlebars!

7. hardest person to buy for? my grandmother… what do you get your grandmother?

8. easiest person to buy for? my aunt jerri. she’s pretty simple and easy to please. she always tells me that i’m the best gift she could get. aww…

9. do you have a nativity scene? nope. kinda puts God on too small of a scale for me… and i think they can be somewhat tacky and kitschy.

10. mail or email christmas cards? i love to get them in the mail but for 3 years now have failed to do so myself. lame. i know.

11. worst christmas gift you ever received? giftcards. please don’t buy me plastic.

12. favorite christmas movie? a charlie brown christmas

13. when do you start shopping for christmas? november-ish

14. have you ever recycled a christmas present? yeppers. one person’s trash is another man’s treasure.

15. favorite thing to eat at christmas? oh gosh… usually anything we have is great. i do love the boiled custard and ambrosia

16. lights on the tree? you betcha! pre-lit preferably.

17. favorite christmas song? o holy night

18. travel at christmas or stay home? staying home this year.

19. can you name all of santa’s reindeer? you know dasher and dancer and prancer and vixen. comet and cupid and donner and blizten. but do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all?!

20. angel on the tree top or a star? star and it’s beautiful!

21. open presents on christmas eve or morning? mid day on christmas day. after a late breakfast.

22. most annoying thing about this time of the year? radio stations all playing the same songs over and over and over and over and over… oh, and the fact that people get more grumpy this time of the year than they do at tax season!

23. favorite ornaments? don’t really have one. i’m pretty basic. we have silver, white, and red ornaments on our tree.

24. stockings? sort of. we need to invest in some really nice ones for us. right now we have one really big one and one itsy bitsy one.

25. take turns opening presents? sort of. we kinda all go at it. except for jason. he likes to watch everyone go first. then open his.

26. what do you want for christmas this year? a desk chair. we have two desks and have to share a chair. makes things a little bit tricky at time.



yep, that’s me… not mia… m.i.a.

i’ve been out of touch for a while and just thought i’d pop in. today was a sick day for me and as per doc’s orders, tomorrow will be too. what’s wrong you ask? oh, just an acute bought with the flu, a pretty bad sinus infection and the potential for it all to turn into bronchitis. nothing major. how do i feel? besides the fact that i have a fever, my knees are purple and my face is pounding, i’m great! actually, it sounds worse than it is. mostly i’m drugged and feeling it. laziness is my middle name. 

so, welcome to my office for the next two days…

img_09111and i’d like  you to meet my co-workers… Tea. Tissue. TiVo. and Mr. Bear



bobby flay @ kohl’s

i read this and i literally said “shut up!” to my computer screen! ha! i’ve had the pleasure of eating at mr. flay’s spectacular mesa grill at ceasar’s palace in vegas. yum yum yum. now that i’m in nashville, it’s not as cheap and short of a flight there so i guess i’ll be hitting a nearby kohl’s…

ain’t he the cutest? eat your heart out! literally.


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