Tuesday, April 20, 2010

July 25th

Season 4 of Mad Men starts back up July 25th! I started watching this show at the end of Season 1 and managed to catch up (thanks to On Demand) in 3 days. I am a huge fan of marathoning shows on dvd. I usually can manage to stay away from my regular shows (3o Rock and HIMYM) but I couldn't resist tuning in every Sunday to watch. I can't wait for it to start back up!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Eugenia Kim for Target

The one thing that sucks about living near a university is that the Target is so picked over. I went to Target to check out the Eugenia Kim for Target line on Sunday (the day it was released) and half the display was empty already. Either the collection got put out early or I was blind and didn't see the rest of it. I rarely wear hats (usually on rainy days) but I think I would wear this sucker in the summer when I walk home from work.

I just love the mint green color!

Marination Mobile

Today for lunch, Jackie and I walked down to check out the famed Korean taco truck here in Seattle. Holy cow, the line was super long!! It was well worth the wait. I wasn't very hungry and just got the Ahola slider (pictured in the magazine cover) and it was delicious! The slider had a crunch slaw and kahula pork. They also have 4 different kind of tacos (including a tofu one!), kim che quesadilla and kimchee fried rice. I think it might become a regular stop for us every Monday.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


People always comment that I wear really dark shades on my nails and then I realized I only own dark colors. So I got some fun bright colors for spring!

Just ignore the slate color...I just had to have it.

new camera toy!

I've been wanting a medium format film camera FOREVER. One of my favorite photographers on flickr has this model so I've been slowly collecting bits and pieces. I started with just the body and got it for a great deal on ebay. It's missing the battery cover but it still works without it. I took it to a local camera store to get it cleaned and the owner of the store sold me a lens for cheap. I've had the body for at least 7 months but I still couldn't use it because I didn't have a viewfinder or screen. I got the view finder on ebay but it took forever for a screen to appear. Almost 9 months AFTER I got the body, someone finally listed a screen so now I finally have a complete set! I downloaded the manual and I just ordered some film for it. Hopefully next weekend, I can take it out to play!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

saturday night = roller derby night

Ever since I saw Whip It, I really wanted to go to a Rat City Rollergirls bout. I went to the exhibition match (since it was the end of the season) and while it was exciting, it was no where as exciting as a real bout. So when P called me up to first ask if there was a Sounders game (wow, my friends know me well! and since there wasn't) invited me to go to the bout, I jumped on the chance. I secretly love violent sports (but no blood, please) so I thought this would be right up my alley.


These girls are brutal on the rink. One of the crowd favorites, Anya Heels, was the hardcore, she would send the girls flying and ended up in the plenty box. She was pretty much sitting there for the 1st half the match.


I ended up rooting for Team Throttle Rockets (mostly because we were sitting in their supporter section) and they ended up losing by just 1 point. It was amazing because it was all because of Voltron 3000 who made up the deficit of 25 points to bring them to a neck to neck battle until the end. Another bonus was that we ended up setting a national record in attendance for a derby with a crowd of 5,600+ spectators. I am bummed that I will have a Sounders game the next match because I really want to go to another match.

I took a video but it didn't load probably on to flickr, I'm posting it anyway even though it wasn't one of the more exciting rounds of the night.

PS: Sorry, P, if it seemed like I wasn't totally with it at the rink, I HAD to check up on the Sounders. I swear, I had a TON OF FUN.

ready for an easy breakfast?

Dutch Babies aka German Pancakes in muffin tins!


It only takes about 20 or so minutes to make these lovely treats. Maybe I didn't fill mine as full as recipes says but I ended up with 36 instead of 24. If I had berries, I would have filled it with that but instead, I just had them with lemon juice and powdered sugar!

1 cup milk
1 cup flour
6 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • blend all the ingredients together
  • butter the muffin tins
  • fill the tins about 1/2 full
  • bake for 15 mins
See, easy peasy!
This is how puffy they are right out of the oven
right out of the oven

and literally just a minute later
pancakes deflated

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday = trivia nights

at the Kangaroo & Kiwi with the ladies at work!!! I really thought we would at least place in the top three today (the pot can get up to $200!!) but unfortunately we didn't.

This is only the 2nd time I've been here and we definitely did much better this time than last time thanks to the parents of a team member. I think it's hilarious that my contribution to the team was actually a SOUNDERS question. That and figuring out that one of the pictures in the picture round was Steve Zahn. It was so much fun and I'm definitely going to come back for trivia nights.

Monday, April 5, 2010

how lovely are these cookies?

I saw these cookies on another blog and they are so much fun! They were made for an 80's themed party. Too bad I don't have much luck with sugar cookies. These are tempting enough to make me want to try again.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

oh sounders

2 games in a row in the freezing rain!! Luckily this time around, my friend Liz and I were smarter and wore rainboots and got us some hand warmers to keep us warm. Seattle hasn't gotten the memo that it's April and it should start to get warmer. Because it was raining I only took a few pictures.



Thanks, Liz, for braving the rain with me!!

photo by Liz L!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

a late wishlist wednesday post

I haven't been browsing J.Crew's website quite as religiously as I used too. I was working at Crewcuts on a slow Saturday and my friend was showing me a dress on J.Crew's sale section. I hadn't browsed it in so long that there was NEW stuff in the sale section that I've never seen before. Surprise surpise, all 5 items this week come from J.Crew.

1) these gladiator sandals in the dark brown (sold out online already! There's pictures in the current catalog)

2) Emilie Leather Mocs

3) Bisbee Satchel

4) Grey checkered shirt

5) tiffany blue jackie cardi, there's a vintage zebra print cardi in the catalog that is also sold out online. If I wasn't on a ban, that sucker would be sitting in my closet.