Thursday, March 25, 2010

30 Rock quote of the week -- 3/25 The return of Floyd

Jack, after finding out that Floyd didn't break the news to Liz that he was engaged before appearing on the Today show: "B's before H's, but that is low."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dock days part 2

As requested, here is the story. The weather in New York this winter was terrible and there is not much outdoor space. So when we get a break from the cold and snow, like we had last week, people tend to go a little crazy. While I was having my dock day last week, I noticed a guy doing some push-ups. Then he stood up and started doing lunges, which is when I noticed this person was just wearing some boxer briefs. After laying out for a little while, and doing some exercises, he just put his clothes back on and went home. It's a little hard to see from this camera phone picture, but to the right, there is guy wearing jeans and no shirt and that's the guy. I know you're glad I waited until he put his pants on before I took the photo.
(I don't want to stereotype, but this pier is in the West Village, which may have something to do with it.)

Dock days

Years ago when I lived in Norway, I had a total panic attack one day and said to my good friend, Anne Lise, "What the heck am I doing here?" She immediately said, "Let's go buy some Cokes and sit on the dock." So we did and I was able to relax and felt better and we could get back to work and it was great. For the next year or so, whenever I felt overwhelmed and needed a little break, we called it a dock day, even when we didn't sit on a dock.

Last week, I had one of those days. Then the next day, I was told we have to move AGAIN and they want us ready to go in two weeks with no place to land on the other end. And it was more than I could take. So I walked to the docks (I guess it's a pier, really) and sat for a while. Only now I drink Diet Coke. And it totally worked.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cookie tables

So one of my friends linked this article to her blog and then I wanted to do it, too.

At first when I heard about a cookie table at a wedding, I thought that sounded kind of white trash. Which you would think might appeal to me, but no. Until I read the whole article and saw the cookie table actually sounds... pretty freakin' awesome. I guess I like the idea of using old family recipes and mothers, aunts and grandmothers baking for months and freezing them and people bringing their tupperware to bring cookies home for the next day. The part that concerned me is that I really really really like cake and I thought it was sad that people would choose cookies instead of cake, which I totally disapprove of. But if you can have a beautiful delicious wedding cake AND 26 different kinds of homemade cookies? It's pretty much a no-brainer. My family has a really good recipe for sugar cookies, and I'm pretty sure people would line up around the corner for them.

But I still have one reservation. Have you ever been to a linger longer at church and noticed the behavior of all the primary children? I imagine that's how a cookie table would be and I definitely wouldn't like that very much.

(thanks for the link Hogie!)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

30 Rock quote of the week -- 3/18

Jenna: "How was your second date with Wesley?"

Liz Lemon: "You know that scene in Notting Hill where they have the romantic date in the garden? Well, I would have rather watched that horrible movie 5 times than have hung out with Wesley."

Dedicated to Jill... quote from Jenna: "I had a thing where I kept running into Michael Douglas.. But then I realized it was some old lady in my building."

Liz: "Commencing eye roll sequence."

Also, Don Geise frozen a la Han Solo. Need I say it? AWESOME. How much do I love this show?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hot Rod

This movie was on Comedy Central the other day and I laughed so hard I nearly wet my pants during this scene.

Monday, March 15, 2010

30 Rock quote of the week -- 3/11

Liz Lemon: "Sometimes things are just the worst."

also.... who believes that Liz doesn't like Tex Mex? Not me! I mean, who doesn't like Tex Mex, especially someone who loves cheese like she does?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

In the news

A New York Times article about the new charter school that's part of my agency.

The Office quote of the week -- 3/4

Kevin -- "Pregnant Pam and I get hungry at the same times, so we eat together a lot. Not all meals, just second breakfast, lunch, second lunch, and first dinner."

Mostly I loved this quote because I totally believe in first and second breakfast, in particular. My second breakfast usually includes an ice cold Diet Coke and some sort of dairy product.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Once again...

I hate to brag, but once again, I'm ahead of the dessert curve. In London, I fell in love with French macarons (pictured here is the pistachio). I thought about blogging about them, but decided against it. But Heidi did. The only time I'd ever seen them prior to my London trip was when I was visiting Jason in Montreal, although I didn't try them then. In the few short months since that London trip, macarons are everywhere . I have seen them in the bakery across the street from my office, in a bakery up the street from my hair person, and in the Time Warner Center. According to this article, not everyone is happy about it. And from the few macarons I've had here, I'm with them.