November 11, 2010
I’m just going to be honest with you, I DON’T GET IT. I do not understand what all of the hype is about. The chicken is nothing special and the sandwich literally has nothing on it. The menu only has five options.
Why is there always a line wrapped around the building? You tell me. I cannot figure out what is so life changing about this place.
Also, I had their chicken tenders once and they were soggy. SOGGY.
There is nothing worse than soggy chicken.
Two thumbs down for chic-fil-a. One for product quality and two for hype.
October 27, 2010
Last week I ran a mile without stopping.
October 27, 2010
Ordinarily, I despise the idea of cooking.
For one thing, I work in an environment where I am on my feet all day, serving a luxury item to mostly ungrateful people. The last thing I want to do when I get home is continue to stand on my feet in production of something, even if it is for myself or someone I love.
Secondly, I have an aversion to being in the kitchen. My mom is the best cook I know. Until I was twelve years old, she made dinner nightly and we ate as a family around the table. Now you would think, what is your problem then? Shouldn’t you be comfortable in the kitchen being raised like that? The answer is a resounding no.
I could never cook as well as my mother. It comes so naturally to her and she does it so well that it is downright intimidating. But the main problem is, she never let me help other than the uninspiring jobs like peeling potatoes or stirring the pot. Other than that, I had better stay out of her way. Not unlike myself, my mom has very little patience.
My whole adult life I have felt like I must have a missing ingredient myself. Does the fact that I can’t cook make me an undesirable candidate? No one wants to admit it in this day and age, but the fact remains that men still think women should be able cooks. Thankfully, I am in a relationship where my boyfriend likes to cook. Well, I’m not really sure how much he actually likes it, but he does it.
It is this lack of pressure that has made me reconsider my stand on cooking. I am still terrified of it, but I know that I will not be rejected as a person if I burn something or make the same five things over and over.
Cooking is a way of taking care of yourself and the people you love. The problem with me is that I have never valued myself enough, but that is changing.
So, last winter I found this cookbook. “Quick Cook.” What doesn’t sound amazing about that? I used it a few times when I first bought it because I was “working on things” (whatever that means) with my ex and honestly thought overcoming my aversion to cooking would make me more desirable. It sounds silly, but when you want to hold on to something you’ve had for six years no matter how dysfunctional it is, you’ll think of anything. For obvious reasons, neither endeavor lasted.
I am bringing out “Quick Cook” again. This time, for the right reasons. I want to overcome my fear of failure and learn how to take care of myself.
October 16, 2010
In the spirit of celebrating the return of Amy & Wayne Review Everything, I will now also review some things. It seems like good fun and gives me a chance to talk about my new shampoo.
Loreal has a new sulfate free shampoo. I am not a hipster so I don’t really know what that means, but it smells and feels great.
The next thing I will review (but not assign a number to) is baby llamas. They are great and quite under rated.
I also love http://www.apartmenttherapy.com. Here are some pictures from that website.
And now for some anthropologie dresses….
Also, Audrey Hepburn:
I also love Africa babies.
That about sums it up for now. Oh wait. I forgot about this cutesie Via ad on the Starbucks website:
Caramel is my favorite.
I also love people who speak with British accents, but that is quite common I’m sure.
I would also like to add these running shoes, which are changing my life.
October 16, 2010
Admittedly, I am no journalist. Somehow learning how to write news stories and feature stories makes me feel smart and important. I think someday I might like to be a journalist. Interviewing super smart people doesn’t hurt the overall sense of somehow being a news reporter. Especially when they say “that was a really good question” repeatedly. Well sir with a PhD. from oxford or cambridge or something, I am nearly 30 and have a lot of interview experience. It doesn’t matter. I am good at it. I’m good at it and I’m going to pursue it PAST the usual point of discouragement. The usual point of discouragement happens to come sometime shortly after I set out on an endeavor and it stops coming naturally to me. See: knitting, piano, guitar, gymnastics, volleyball, embroidery, sewing, etc. I have a life long habit of quitting around Wednesday (if new endeavors were on a weekly time line, which they often are for me.)
But not this.
September 27, 2010
June 22, 2010
It appears that I only update my blog once every 3 months or so. I forget that I have interesting things to say and also convince myself that I don’t. But my life is so much better now. I haven’t thrown any objects at walls in MONTHS. I mean, I don’t remember the last time. Here are a few highlights: bridal shower favors for amy and some beautiful sentences from a book I’m reading.
“He breathed in her hair, the sweet-smelling thickness of it. My father usually agreed with her requests because stamped in his two-footed stance and jaw was the word Provider, and he loved her the way a bird-watcher’s heart leaps when he hears the call of the roseate spoonbill, a fluffy pink wader, calling its lilting coo-coo from the mangroves. Check, says the bird-watcher.” -Aimee Bender
Of course, I was turned on to Aimee Bender by Amy Giovannetti. I get all my excellent reading material and musical suggestions from her. She is a genius.