Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Still not shampooing

My 2-week experiment wasn't that successful. I think I ended up shampooing 4-5x a week, but my goal was 3x a week. Anyway, I inadvertently started the experiment up again this week. It was mainly borne out of laziness and ran-out-of-timeness. It's Wednesday morning, I'm in the office going on day 4 of greasy hair! Yup, I haven't shampooed since Sunday morning. I'm quite pleased with myself and am relishing in all the newfound free time I have now that I don't have to fuss with shampooing, drying, and styling. Who thinks I should go an entire week without shampooing?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Get over it

Today, President Obama is in Los Angeles for a series of fundraising events. People have been adjusting their commute and work schedules to avoid the gridlock that usually accompanies a visit from the presidential motorcade. I've heard of some people complaining about the resulting road closures and traffic. One person suggested that the President take a helicopter everywhere once he's here (which I believe he did from LAX to the VA Hospital in Westwood). According to this NBC article, apparently it was a pain in the ass last time he visited back in August.

Here are my thoughts on it: Get over it. It's only one day.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A blog about pens

There really is a blog for everything. Even for pens. That's right, I said pens-- as in the writing instrument, which apparently, we don't stop to appreciate often enough. The blog is appropriately called Pen Addict, and I must say that I was rather tickled to see that the Pen Addict reviewed a pen that I actually own and adore.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shampooing Experiment

They say that you're not supposed to wash your hair more than a few times a week. I'm going to try this for 2 weeks (through the end of April). We'll see if the flies start buzzing around my head or if I have any friends left by the end of Week 1.

Wait, how does that work if I work out?? Am I supposed to just hang out with a sweaty, oily scalp? I guess this will take careful planning.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Kill the Kale

My friend Stephanie just told me that she read my blog, so now I feel compelled to write (I'm a people-pleaser).

You might be wondering if I still get the CSA vegetable boxes. Well, since my last post in May, I got one more box to which I was greeted with more hearty greens: collard greens, mustards, kale, turnips, etc. To be quite frank, I am SICK AND TIRED of those damn greens. I spent so much time trying to cook and consume them all that now I just want to gag when I see them at the farmer's market or just typing this up on my computer. Here's what's sad: I was at Jonathan Waxman's (of Top Chef Masters fame-- for all of us mainstreamers who only know of chefs when they're featured on TV) NYC restaurant, Barbuto, where I came across kale on the menu. I ordered it, thinking, Hey the reason I'm sick of it is because an amateur like me is cooking it. The kale came, and sure enough: blech.

So, here's my advice about CSA boxes:

CSA boxes can come with a lot of vegetables. You don't get to pick what you want and what you don't want. So, when you get veggies you don't like, give them away! Don't feel pressured to cook and eat them all. No one is judging you! Otherwise, you will start to resent them. And, who ever heard of resenting a vegetable?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Top 7 things I learned while camping

Last weekend, I went camping in Yosemite. Yes, it was (quasi) real camping with a tent, lanterns, and everything. We did have flushing toilets nearby and a shower within driving distance (hey, I wasn't about to be digging). No, we didn't hire the services of a sherpa to build our tent for us, carry our backpacks, or fluff our goose down pillows. And, no, we didn't eat at any of the local restaurants or.

This was my first time in years camping. This was also my first time in Yosemite. It's so beautiful up there. Don't get me started about how lame I feel for having grown up my entire life in California yet had never ventured up to Yosemite. Now, I must go every year to make up for the last 33 wasted ones.

Here are the top 7 things I learned while camping in Yosemite (I tried to do a Top 10, but could really only think of 7 things):

1. A bear's sense of smell is several times stronger than that of a dog.
2. A hiking stick works wonders, especially when you're trekking downhill and you're over the age of 30 and feeling the impact of gravity on your knees (no, you don't have to whittle one out of a tree; you can buy a perfectly synthetic, man-made one at your local sporting goods store)
3. Korean BBQ, like kalbi, is like the best thing ever to cook at a campsite.
4. RVs can cost $300,000.
5. There are specially-designated sanitary dumps for those RVs.
6. Potable water means it's sufficient to drink, so don't be fooled by the name "potable" (btw, I didn't learn this while camping; I just Wikipedia-ed it now.) Who does PR for water? They need to come up with a better term than "potable." Potable sounds like water that's sufficient for drinking from the pot...pot as in TOILET.
7. Spam is still good, no matter where you eat it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What the F*&# should I eat for dinner?

How many times have you been like, WTF am I gonna eat for dinner? Well, this site knows your pain and will tell you WTF you should have for dinner.