Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Both from Jack.
"Hugging... is so ethnic."
"Once they cast Clay Aiken in Spamalot, I knew it was only a matter of time before you showed up here."
Thursday, April 24, 2008
1. Pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the 5th sentence on your blog
5. Tag 5 people
The closest book to me is called "Serendipitous Outings Near New York City." My plan with this book is to rent a car one day, open the book up randomly, and go to whichever destination is on that page. So doing this tag is actually similar to the purpose for which I got the book in the first place.
Here is the quote: We settled for the three most famous locales and were well rewarded for our hikes through some rough terrain.
I wish I was on a serendipitous outing right now instead of at work.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
We went to the Sandwich glass museum, where they had a glass blowing demonstration. Thomas was so excited, and I know this because he said, "This is so exciting!" several times. He got to be the special helper for the glass blower and he could not have been cuter! When asked how strong he was, he said, "I'm five."
Friday, April 18, 2008
For Esther: a quote from Jack --"I'm helping to organize a little fund raiser for John McCain this weekend and I need some women to attend so it doesn't turn into another giant sausage fest."
and this one from Dennis -- "Thanks Mayor Bloomberger..... Stern rules! Baba Booey!"
For Jill: a quote from Liz Lemon --"Food network doesn't have a news show."
and this one from the "Republican Celebrity" -- "We used to call this room the Jew room."
For LT: a quote from Dennis --"When I say subway, you say hero... Subway...."
and this one from Tracy Jordan --"Black people. Don't vote! Just don't do it. In the amount of time it takes you to vote, you can play three games of pool."
For Val and Lise (both Friends fans, like me): another one from Dennis -- "We're like Ross and Rachel, just not gay."
For Jeremy (who also makes some political comments on his blog): After Kenneth tells Jack that he writes in the Lord's name for President, Jack says, "That's Republican. We count those."
For Greg --“My Sabora de Soledad? I only have Spanish delis in my neighborhood!”
And I'll claim one for myself! Jack said to Liz -- "Save that for your iVillage blog."
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Now they are replacing the windows in our landmark building, which is a huge ordeal, apparently. I had to pack and move out of my office (again! but only temporarily) until they have finished the work. But I don't even mind this time because now my window will be even better because it will open, which will be wonderful on days like today (70 degrees out).
Monday, April 14, 2008
April is also Child Abuse Prevention month. If you notice the Empire State Building lit up in blue lights this month, it is for this reason. Here's also info about my agency.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
But the quote goes to Kenneth: Everyone knows the weight of a lie makes your soul so heavy that you can't rise up to heaven... and you don't look good in jeans from behind.
His "prayer" was also classic.
Michael: Snip Snap! Snip Snap! Snip Snap! You have no idea the physical toll that three vasectomies has on a person.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
June 10 -- Death Cab for Cutie
July 9 -- John Mayer at Jones Beach (#23)
July 12 -- John Mayer in Boston if I can talk my sister into going with me
July 14 -- Ricky Gervais (stand-up, not singing)
July 15 -- John Mayer in NJ
July 28 -- Bruce Springsteen
July 31 -- Bruce Springsteen
(Bon Jovi is performing on July 14 & 15 at MSG. I would be going to that, too, if I didn't already have plans.)
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
After watching Martha Stewart this week, I decided to get into the spirit and bake some cupcakes on Saturday. I invited some friends over to eat them, so I was stuck--I really had to make them. I chose to make the Meyer Lemon Raspberry cupcake that was featured from the Vanilla Bakeshop in Santa Monica. The first modification that I had to make is that when I went to the store to buy vanilla bean, I found that it was $16 for a bottle that contained 2 vanilla beans. So.... no, that didn't happen. I like my friends, but not that much. The second modification is that I decided not to buy the sanding sugar to dip the frosting in, or the raspberry to put on top, because I figured that was more for decoration than taste. The third modification happened because I started to make the lemon curd to put in as filling and it was so complicated and I was already running late... so I didn't make that either.
So, in the end... I made vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and not as vanilla as it would be if I had used vanilla bean. Whatever. Here's a photo.