birchbox:

Break in your leather booties (without getting blisters).

oh i am out of money

birchbox:

Break in your leather booties (without getting blisters).

oh i am out of money



September 2014

Wasn’t I going to post here more? I spent my whole vacay not posting to tumblr …shame on me. 

Its nothing against Tumblr I didn’t keep up my posts to blogspot 

Yeah I thought I would spend a couple hours on my vacay posting away.. I ended up taking a nap.

At least there is some good pictures …of dogs


Washed Up - Simon’s Cat


birchbox:

Happy National Dog Day! We will never be over this cuteness.

birchbox:

Happy National Dog Day! We will never be over this cuteness.


Google Bots are my friend

Okay its been just about a month since Blogher 14 conference and you still haven’t gotten thru the hundred of business cards. You still haven’t signed up for all the blogs and affiliate programs you would like to. 

Yet, you still only get one or two blog reads or in my case a Google Bot ( I secretly love those Google Bots ). You find yourself overwhelmed with the prospect of revising introductions to your blog and even on a good day you misspell one word in your blog leaving you fretting over the potential new reader being turned off by misspelled words. 

Stop! You are Enough! Remember the song by the band by The Mrs. The lyrics stating you are Enough. It rings true here when you are trying to gain traction on blogging and all the wonders that awaits. 

Yes, you need to post your blog differently in variety of social media venues. Yes, changing or utilizing an encylopedia of key words can be essential between having a Google Bot or the President read your blog post ( though I don’t think he has time ). 

But most importantly did you post today or this week or this month? Would you stand behind the words you typed? 

Yes, you can and you did. 

Plus, blogging isn’t exact science that is why its a good idea to plan to attend the BlogHer PRO Event announced recently. I know I am going to go and find out more and I hope to see you there too because we all don’t know it all but we all are Enough. 




Patience in the Kitchen

After my friend and I went to see the Disney film produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg “100 Foot Journey" we talked about what else….our sad, single love lives. 

I immediately remembered the three times I cooked for a man and how horrible the relationship was but my cooking was Awesome! No, really it was way better than what the relationship ever was. Where as my friend related the time her one true love nearly killed her with a home cooked meal. 

We laughed as we remembered the film scenes where the two main characters sit by a stream and basically have a picnic. That brought up ideal places to have a picnic and what we would serve and how we wish we could date the Patriarch Om Puri because his character was way more fun than the rest of the cast. I could easily see Om Puri’s Father figure and I scheming in the kitchen together ( Plus I do like older men ).

Yet, its thru the act of cooking that the characters fall in love and isn’t love an element when one cooks? If Love is fiery you would add peppers and spice to your dish. Love can be cool like a silky gelato. Love can be delicate and fruitfull like a tart. We associate so many foods with the very essence of Love that I think in 100 Foot Journey we see how the kitchen is just the background to the Love boiling away on the stove. 

Like any experienced Sous Chef, you have to have the patience to put together a dish just as outside the kitchen you have to wait to find your soul mate. 

The ingredients for the dishes are simple and refined from fresh strawberries to sea urchins whom delicate texture you can not taste but the experience in the first few minutes makes you long to go to the seashore and try a fresh sea urchin yourself. 

Sometimes when I cook I only have three items with me and simple salt and pepper for seasoning. I looked up the recipes for the dishes and wanted to do my own version but I had no patience for gently whisking the ingredients together as was so artfully displayed on the movie screen. 

While there is conveniences where you can get a dish to go from a five star restaurant I wanted to go into the kitchen and listen to the music created from sizzling meat and the heart beating sound of chopping vegetables and be swept up in the aroma of the onions sweating in a pan.

Its when I realized having patience isn’t exclusive to love but patience in the kitchen allows you to find love.