Jul
07
2008

Clean Sheets

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There's very little I like more in the world than slipping between clean sheets. They can't just be clean, though, they have to smell clean: you know, that perfect fresh-from-the-dryer smell that means all is right with the world. 

Right now I'm using Tide laundry detergent in Mountain Spring, and Bounce dryer sheets. This combination produces a pretty clean-smelling set of sheets, but I'm wondering if I can do better.

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Jun
30
2008

Jeremy

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Oh, Jeremy! How will I survive the last week of The Bachelorette without you? Your brooding profile and creepily well-decorated apartment were the only things that made this piece of crap worth watching.

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Jun
22
2008

Trader Joe's Fake Cheetos

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I'm sure I'm violating some kind of copyright law by calling these Fake Cheetos when their official name is Baked Cheese Crunchies, but they taste exactly like Cheetos would taste if Trader Joe's got hold of them, which is precisely what has happened. And while I used to only allow myself actual Cheetos in times of extreme desperation---homesickness, hangovers, heartbreak---I find that I cut myself a little more slack with these and will allow them to creep in to my diet during not-so-desperate times. Like, say if there is a "y" in the month.

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Jun
04
2008

Gatorade

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I'm a bit obsessed with Gatorade at the moment. Sometime during the Christmas party season, when I had one of the worst hangovers mystery illnesses ever, Sean bought me a bottle at the corner store across the street, promising it would make me feel better. And it totally did. I'd always shunned it in the past----a sports drink? I hate sports!---but something about the electrolytes (or, um, the high fructose corn syrup) just made me feel a little better immediately.

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May
19
2008

Very Large Collection of Sunscreen Type Things

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I started very, very tentatively packing for Singapore this evening---which is to say that I kind of assembled a bunch of stuff in random piles on my bedroom floor---and I kept putting sunscreen-type things in a corner together before I realized that oh my god, I have, like, fifteen different sunscreen-type things to take to Singapore. And also: wow! This means I am going on vacation! 

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May
19
2008

Very Large Collection of Sunscreen Type Things

I started very, very tentatively packing for Singapore this evening---which is to say that I kind of assembled a bunch of stuff in random piles on my bedroom floor---and I kept putting sunscreen-type things in a corner together before I realized that oh my god, I have, like, fifteen different sunscreen-type things to take to Singapore. And also: wow! This means I am going on vacation! 

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May
04
2008

Alligator By The National

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We were at our friends Alison and Nathan's house on Friday night, playing Trivial Pursuit and drinking Kahlua and cream---hey, we know how to do the weekend up right---when this amazing sound suddenly started coming through the iPod speakers, the sort of sound that stops you in your tracks and makes you sit up a little bit straighter.

"What is this?" I asked, like a vegetarian who's just tasted bacon. Or a person who's just tasted Kahlua and cream.

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Apr
28
2008

Trader Joe's Canned Corn

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I don't know what came over me, but about a month ago, I became obsessed with this corn. Obsessed, I tell you! I buy it by the armful (69 cents a can!) and eat it with everything: as a side with roast chicken and brussels sprouts, on top of tuna mayonniase and a baked potato (that's real English pub food right there) and even just scooped straight by the spoonful from the can. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS CORN.

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Apr
15
2008

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

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Please say you still get zits from time to time. You do, right? I'm not the only 28-year-old who occasionally gets a pimple that obliterates the sun, moon, and stars, and all but guarantees that Todd won't talk to me in the school cafeteria between fifth and sixth periods, am I?

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Apr
07
2008

What Is The What by Dave Eggers

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I have not, for a very long time, read a book that has made me need to take a deep breath and have a good old cry at the end of it, a book that has had me weeping---and yet simultaneously laughing, I kid you not---through the last fifty pages, a book that I have forced myself to ration out even as I tore through it, desperately dreading the moment it would come to an end.

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