Lady Music

I’m in the middle of reading the February 26th issue of Entertainment Weekly, which was delivered to my home earlier this week. I don’t understand why it was delivered, since the label on the front clearly states my EW subscription expiration month as JAN10, but if they want to keep sending me free magazines, I’ll keep on reading them. There’s an article in this issue about Lady Antebellum. The article taught me that Lady Antebellum is actually a group of three people, not one single person. My confusion stems from. . . Read More!

All Hail the New Bed

We’ve had the new bed for a week now, and I’m making a note here: huge success. Here’s what we ended up getting: from IKEA, the ANEBODA bed frame and the SULTAN HUGLO mattress, which was the firmest spring mattress they had (and the name “HUGLO” immediately became joke fodder). I also got a GOSA SYREN pillow (for side sleepers). On top of that, we got a memory foam topper from Sam’s Club. We also got a jersey sheet set from Target. The sheets are incredibly comfy, like sleeping in. . . Read More!

Cheesy Chips with Guacamole

Sometimes, you want a quick and easy meal. Did you know you can make crispy, delicious chips using only cheese? They really hit the crunch spot, and carbs aren’t an issue. I used slices of Tillamook medium cheddar, because it’s the best cheese on earth. And because when cut into nines, the slices make the perfect sized chips. I cut a round piece of parchment paper (man, I love parchment paper) and arranged the cheese around the outside. Then I microwaved it for a minute. You can re-use the parchment. . . Read More!

Zem from Squornshellous Zeta

The new mattress has been purchased. Although it’s not in-house yet; IKEA is offering free removal of your old mattress with delivery of a new one, so we’re having the mattress and a new bed frame delivered tomorrow. Only one more night on ol’ lumpy! We checked many a place. Several of the department stores at the mall carry mattresses, but for some reason, department store mattress salespeople (at least in Orlando) are exceptionally slimy. Plus, the prices are all a bit more than they should be. And if you. . . Read More!

Take It to the Mattresses

Moving across the country was a great thing. But a few mistakes were made. One of those mistakes was our choice of new mattress. When we left Seattle, we got rid of our old queen bed — It was over a dozen years old, and we figured we’d get a king when we got to Orlando. That old queen was a great bed, though. I bought it at the Bon March√© in my single days, and it was still in good shape when we moved. When we got to Orlando,. . . Read More!

Quick Crab Bisque

We love the lobster bisque at our favorite pricey eatery, Texas de Brazil. So we decided to try making a bisque at home. Since we had canned crab on hand, it’s a crab bisque. And since we’re all about the quickness, many other things also came from cans. Hey, don’t be a can hater. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 1/4 onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1/2 tsp garlic, chopped 1/4 tsp thyme 1/8 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp salt dash cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp xanthan gum 1 6-oz can crabmeat 1. . . Read More!