Thursday, August 26, 2010

You'll love my dusty muffins!

People. Let's talk about this muffin.

Last Saturday my parents and I went up to Detroit to go to the Farmer's Market at Eastern Market...which is where I found this delightful little bite. We sampled a brownie from one of the stalls and about five minutes later I realized I absolutely had to go back and buy one. I ended up getting the brownie, a chocolate chip cookie, and the chocolate chip muffin pictured above. The point of this wordy post about baked goods?


Seriously, if you're vegan and in/around Detroit, you have to try this place. Patisserie Ci could be the place that changes your mind if missing sweets is the only thing keeping you from going vegan. I'm not vegan, but I've tried a lot of animal free treats in the past that have fallen short. Nothing about these said "pretending." The chocolate tasted legit, the lemon cake my mom got was wonderfully moist, the brownie was fudgy. Also, despite being a specialty retailer, her prices were great!

If you're at the Eastern Market on Saturday mornings, go get some fresh baked goods from Celeste and her two super cute daughters that help her out...otherwise visit the Patisserie Ci website to order. And no, they're not bribing me with treats....I just really thought it was THAT good!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fancy Nail, how may I help you?

This is what I do when Ryan and I have educational weekends and watch documentaries. This took the better part of Michael Moore's "Sicko" which I highly recommend, although I caution will really make you take a good hard look at health care, other countries' health care, and if you work in any sort of industry that deals with health care (like I do) it's going to make you really angry and upset. You've been warned. It was fantastic though. Everyone should watch that, and "Food, Inc." case you didn't know, I have more than a little "problem" with nail polish...which wasn't helped when I found out how cheap nail art supplies are on Ebay from Hong Kong! 500 nail tips shipped for like $3!!! How could I pass up such a deal! So poor Ryan gets to be anxious watching me shave away tiny pieces of acrylic with a dremel then I preen around with my fancy nails. I had two separate people at the mall ask me if they were Minx, and that right there was worth the two hours work I put into them. Plus its calming, handpainting teeny things. They're a lot more obnoxiously neon in'll have to excuse Mongolian BBQ's quality lighting along with my Blackberry's white balance. Nothing but top quality professional photography here people!

I'm going to go dye my hair now. And by "dye my hair" I mean "hopefully not end up a leopard spotted mess like the last time I listened to those dumb hos, I mean *professionals* at Sally's instead of following my gut."

I should be fine. I did follow my gut. There will be none of this color remover nonsense this evening, and only ten volume developer. Its like if my hair was going to a party everyone else would be shooting Jameson and my poor jacked up hair is sitting in the corner sipping a Zima. Pussy. :(

Friday, August 13, 2010

People buy this?

By some oddity, there wasn't any Law and Order taping on my DVR this morning. (I know, the horror!!) So I turned on VH1 Jump Start which I haven't watched in ages. Why did I automatically turn to the yuppie channel? Well, the "music television" station was showing Teen Mom. Cause that's relevant to my music interests. Duh.

So anyways. WHO IS BUYING THIS SHIT??? Where are you people?? Who is buying these CDs and somehow making the music industry think its ok to continue producing some of this trash? B.O.B? He's ok. Lady Antebellum? She's alright. The rest of the I'm not even going to look at whats in the top 20 of iTunes right now because I'm pretty sure I just wouldn't leave the house for the rest of the day.

In prettier and so much more substance related news (ha!) is anyone else SO happy that little busybody Gretchen didn't win last night on Proj Runway? She's such a nosy nose!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One Nation, Under Blog, So help me God.

OK. I swear I am back on the blogging wagon again. Partially due to the fact that I think I am finally comitted to "doing something" with my life, partially due to Bridget's fantastic online art selling workshop last night. Did you go look at her photography website? Isn't she great? I think she's great. She also sells dog/kitty collars at . I personally think Lucy would look smashing in some Tiffany blue or Burberry print. (I know Ryan is rolling his eyes if he's reading this.)
So also, in accordance with the art selling workshop, I have....drumroll, please....bought my own domain! Yay 2010! I am the proud owner of Notice no link there. That's because it's going to direct you right back here. Oops. Just because I said it was 2010 doesn't mean I'm fully here. We're still working on that 2000 piece Last Supper puzzle on the coffee table. Old fashioned fun never goes out of style!

So yes. That's all the snazz and pizazz I have to offer for tonight. Until I go to my parents and steal air conditioning, because I think I may cyber window shop and make myself a virtual birthday wish list....TWO MORE WEEKS!

I said I was wearing a tiara to my birthday dinner.

Ryan said I'll be sitting alone.