Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Bourb.

I've been eyeing this cocktail for a few weeks.

Thinking of making it next weekend when HLR and C-Mac are here. On our sorority's annual Christmas caroling night senior year, C-Mac was infamously overserved. . .bourbon & cider was her downfall. I am planning on recreating that night next Saturday (minus the "Baby It's Cold Outside"). Be prepared, C-Mac!

Real Simple's Bourbon Ginger Snap.

  1. In a large saucepan, combine 2 quarts water, 1 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 cup honey, and a 3-inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled and sliced); bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into a large bowl; let cool.
  2. Add 6 cups fresh orange juice, 4 cups pear nectar, 1 liter bourbon, and 2 lemons (thinly sliced). Refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Serve over ice.



Office Yoga. . .?

Well my afternoon will be interesting. My office has decided that we all need a little "wellness" in our lives, and have therefore developed a Wellness Program. First up is a yoga class for the entire office from 3:45 - 4:45 this afternoon. Though I am definitely excited to ditch my desk early today, I think the scene will be a tad awkward. There's something about doing downward dog next to your 55-year-old coworker that irks me a bit. In fact, there's something about males doing yoga in general that makes me squirm. (Sorry, Dad if you were planning on going to yogs with Mom in the near future. . .)

A girl in my pilates class I (try to) go to on Saturday mornings always brings her boyfriend to the class. Ugh. The day P steps into a yoga studio. . .yikesss. No thanks.

I wish I could say I'll post pics of this afternoon's class, but, let's face it, no one wants to see that.



Your Sweet Potatoes are Bland.

After watching last nights Gossip Girl Thanksgiving, I couldn't help but think about last years Thanksgiving episode. Quite possible the best GG episode to date. I don't know if it was the one liners, Lily drinking alone in the butler's pantry, Jason Derulo or a combination of the three. But honestly I could watch that scene over and over again (and i did...about 20 times).

Beware. It is addictive.



Calling all Angels.

Ahhh finally! The night has come. The much anticipated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show! While I am not envious that these women can eat nothing but cardboard and drink nothing but water in weeks approaching this event, I AM totally jealous of the awesome outfits they get to rock down the runway. All while strutting their stuff to Katy Perry and Akon! Seriously. This could be epic.

Imagine being Adriana Lima on stage post-pregnancy (hard to believe on its own), and then imagine being Adriana Lima on stage, post-pregnancy, wearing a $2 million diamond encrusted bra.

Can't wait to watch the show tonight! Don't forget to watch it! 10pm on CBS!

Highlights to come.



Happy Thanksgiving, brother.

Nice line, Juliet. What an episode last night.

In C's words, via text: Thanksgiving episode! Always epic!

And it was. Take a look at the Daily Intel's take on the epicness that was GG last night.



Monday, November 29, 2010


Interesting! O.J. Simpson's infamous white Bronco chase started at the Kardashian home!

Kardashian Konfidential hits shelves this week, but MSNBC previews a few tidbits from the book. To think there are things that an avid watcher of Keeping Up with the Kardashians didn't know!

Might have to pick up a copy before the new season Kourtney and Kim Take New York premieres in January!



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Customer Feedback: Product Inquiry

EJB has the pleasure of receiving the customer service emails in her inbox at work. While this might seem a bit irritating, I think it may be what gets her through her day. I too have the pleasure of receiving these emails in my inbox, as she immediately forwards the more hilarious ones to me. One of the most recent emails:

Subject: Customer feedback - Product Inquiry

Customer feedback

First Name:Johnny

Last Name: Poopoopants

email: dolcengabbana2010@hotmail.com

topic: Product Inquiry

Message: I was wondering if you guys sold buttplugs. I heard there was anemporium at your store where they came in all shapes and sizes. I amlooking for a blue one; however, would be okay with a red one. Vibratorsacceptable as well. Just anything to tingle my butthole.

Thanks. Bye

EJB also has a weird facination with anything having to do with poop, so the fact that the email is coming from Johnny Poopoopants makes it all the more better.



One of these does not belong...

While this group of people may seem like an odd combination (or just Snoop Dogg hanging out with royalty in general), it may not be too far off from reality. Prince William has allegedly expressed interest in having Snoop D-O-Double G perform at his wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29th, 2011!

And it sounds like Snooooooop Doggggg is interested! Can't wait to see footage of that dancefloor.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another Reason to Love Thanksgiving!

Can't wait for Taylor's Thanksgiving concert! ! !

She's planning on singing "Mine," "Sparks Fly," "Story of Us," "Long Live," "Haunted," "Mean," "Back to December," (FAVORITE), "Enchanted" and "Speak Now." What a list.

Does this get you excited??



Style / (Life?) Crush

Blake Lively.

Love her. I think a lot of people love her. For example, when HLR and I are watching Gossip Girl, our texts tend to go like this when Serena is on the screen:

HLR: I want to be her.

HLR: Bahhhh she's perfect

R: She looks amazing all the time.

Anywho, let's take a look at her non-GG wardrobe.





I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - Part I on Sunday (IT IS SOOO GOOD.) and was reminded of this amazing video.




Monday, November 22, 2010

Style Crush

While I peruse the internet, Olivia Palermo has randomly been popping up all over the place.

Though she kinda sucked on The City, there's not denying that she is totally my style crush.

Wouldn't mind spending some time (a few days perhaps?) in her closet.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Olive Garden.

I wish someone would hand me cards and ask me to say them in my best British accent. . .



Yay Yigit!

I freaking love Top Chef. And though I am not a huge fan of desserts, I got reallyyy into Top Chef Just Desserts this season.

I was SO HAPPY when Yigit won last night! ! ! He totes deserved the win.


Can't wait til December 1 when Top Chef All-Stars airs!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Well this is cute.

Ryan Reynolds was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Mag, and his wife Scarlett Johansson was named Babe of the Year by GQ!

Hot household.

Personally, I've had a thing for Ry since his days on "Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place."

What a babe.

I would say Van Wilder was his prime,

but, I mean, just look at him now.




I'm aliveeee

Thanks for your concern, C. I am home sick today with flu-like symptoms (achey, chills, etc. = not fun). But staying in bed today did give me a chance to watch the Gossip Girl episode I missed on Monday. Yay!

And, as always, your Daily Intel Recap.

I think with a little more rest today, I'll be back in action at work (and on gchat) tomorrow.



Are you alive, R?

R went home sick from work yesterday. I am starting to get a bit worried that she may actually be ill.

Please send out a smoke signal or something of you are alive and well.

Thank you kindly.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Waity Katie No More.

In honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement (!!!), let's take a look at Kate's amazingly chic wardrobe, shall we?

Kate does casual right.


Gotta love those hair accessories. . .



Friday, November 12, 2010

Ugly Christmas Sweaters?

Thrillist opened my eyes to a wonderful new collection of Christmas Sweaters.

C-Mac had a great Christmas party last year, and everyone did a great job dressing for the theme. But this year, I think we can step it up a notch and rock a few hilarious frocks.

Some of the more comical ones:
Reindeer Threesome Sweater (Featuring Rudolph)!

The Reindeer Games Sweater...

And the one C-Mac loved the most (as she clearly over-looked the humor aspect of the other ones!):



Stumbled Upon....

I saw this "Tiger Pull-Through Scarf" on Kate Spade's new arrivals and immediately thought of N. It will go so well with her Hi 5 Mittens!

Only N would try and pull this one off!



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monogrammed Goyard, Please.

AAE, HLR and I are all indivdually lusting after Goyard totes.

Preferably monogrammed.

The Duffster, LC, Gwyn and Nicky are all toting them. . .they have to be good.

I mean I'm in the market for a new grocery bag anyway, so why not?

Ha. AAE recently bought a cheap white Goyard on ioffer - looks like I better go check that out!