Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Blogosphere!

I wish that I could get trick-or-treaters. I live in an upstairs apartment with no doorbell or intercom, so all of the adorable little candy-munchers are dependant on my downstairs neighbor. Poor kids.

So last night was date night with Boyfriend. It's pretty sad that we see eachother less, now that we're living together, than we did when we lived with our parents. I work full-time and attend classes at night, and he is at the mercy of restaurant industry hours. Friday night has become the "do-not-make-other-plans-or-suffer-the-silent-treatment" night, aka date night.

We went to Tournesol on Vernon Blvd in LIC. It's the second time we've been there, and I absolutely love it. It's usually pretty packed, so if you go in with a party larger than 2, you may have a little bit of a wait....but the food is well worth it. We shared the Homemade Terrine of Duck Liver appetizer and a bottle of Bourgogne Pinot Noir Antonin Rodet 2006. Boyfriend had the Hanger Steak, which looked and tasted incredible, and I had the Beef Bourguignon special (a-ma-zing). Of course I , being the sugar addict that I am, saved plenty of room for dessert: the Creme Brulee with Tahitian Vanilla Beans. I felt like I died and went to French-food heaven. Seriously, if my wallet and waistline would permit, I'd eat there every night. Boo to not being independantly wealthy with a crazy fast metabolism.

I also got to strut my stuff last night in new shoes from ModCloth.

Library Stacks Heels, $37.99
They were very comfortable, and the heel was the perfect height. I'm not a girl who can walk around normally in sky high shoes with super-skinny heels...I'd break my ankle in a heartbeat.

ModCloth is fast becoming one of my favorite websites to shop. The prices are reasonable, the designs are great, and then run fantastic deals and sales. I also received two more pairs of shoes I had ordered (pictured below) and I am dying to test them out.

Candy Apple Heels, $42.99

Proud Mary Janes in Tina, $34.99

I'll let you know what I think of them. I'm so excited!

Well, I must be off. I have to run some lovely errands (drycleaners, pharmacy) and I've procrastinated enough. Later, I'm giving myself homework: pouring through every cookbook I have in my house to figure out what I'm making for next week's housewarming/cocktail party. As always, recommendations are welcome.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Greetings, World!

I've wanted to write a blog for such a long time, but there were always (mental) road blocks. I could never figure out a cohesive theme and I often wondered if anyone would actually want to read what I have to say. So, I put it on the back burner...until today.

I was sitting in my office, worrying over the impending first party at the new apartment and thinking about how I am so not prepared, when I started wishing I could just vent my concerns and get some feedback. Does that sound narcissistic? I mean, what is a blog but a journal that can be shared? So, I created an account with Blogger and here I am! I am eager so see where this goes. With any luck, I'll meet some interesting people and share/receive some interesting stories and advice!

The ongoing joke in my family is that I'm domestically disabled. In fact, the first Anne Taintor (I'm a big fan) item I was ever given was the "Domestically Disabled" mug.

I guess it just clicked. My life is an ongoing misadventure of domestic mishaps.
Looking forward to sharing. :)