Friday, February 27, 2009

Fresh & Easy

I just did my grocery shopping for the next two weeks and with a $5 off coupoon that I got in the mail, I only paid $24.00 - You can't beat that! So it's official...I HEART Fresh & Easy grocery store! It's my new favorite spot. I think F&E's are only located on the west coast, so for all you east coasters out there...sorry! I love it because it's great healthy food that I can get for a good price. It's like a less expensive version of Trader Joe's. The 50% off section is my favorite. Since everything is so fresh, most of the refrigerated foods have an expiration date. So a few days before they expire they put them in the 50% off section. You can find so many great deals! If I buy stuff from that section, I just make sure to eat it quickly or freeze it. Another think I love is that most (if not all) of their meats are hormone free. If you live near a Fresh and Easy and haven't been...GO! You won't regret it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cuteness Overload!

Here's a few cute shots of my neice Ivy, and my Nephew Robert...

Jazz Hands!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Book Review

I'm a big reader...I LOVE books! I could spend hours inside of a bookstore, and all my friends know it. Few of them will venture in with me...(cowards!)

I just finished this great book called Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy. The book basically talks about how women are now playing a huge role in the rise of "raunch" in our culture. Here's a great paragraph from the book:

"When I asked females what they got out of raunch culture, I heard similar things about empowering miniskirts and feminist strippers, and so on, but I also heard something else. They wanted to be "one of the guys"; they hoped to be experienced "like a man." Going to strip clubs or talking about porn stars was a way of showing themselves and the men around them that they weren't "prissy little women" or "girly-girls." Besides they told me, it was all in fun, all tongue-in-cheek, and for me to regard this as problematic would be old-school and uncool.

I tried to get with the program, but I could never make the argument add up in my head. How is resurrecting every stereotype of female sexuality that feminism endeavored to banish good for women? Why is laboring to look like Pamela Anderson empowering? And how is imitating a stripper or a porn star going to render us sexually liberated?...If we are really going to be sexually liberated, we need to allow ourselves the freedom to figure out what we internally want from sex instead of mimicking whatever popular culture holds up to us as sexy. If we believed that we were sexy and funny and competent and smart, we would not need to be like strippers or like men, or like anyone other than our own specific individual selves."

Monday, February 9, 2009

2009 Grammy Awards

So I watched the Grammy Awards last night. There were some cool moments. There were also some "What the heck were they thinking" moments.

Some of my favorites were Adele, U2, Radiohead, and Coldplay. The British are coming! Oh wait a minute, they're already here!

I was pleasantly surprised by Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. I thought they were great together.

The weirdest moment of the night for me had to be The Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder. I know the Grammy's usually tries to stun us with it's unique artist pairings. But this one was just weird. There was just something about hearing Stevie Wonder sing about how he was "Slipping into the lava" that made me a little sad.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Office - Fire Drill

This is from the episode of The Office that was shown after the Superbowl. Best opener ever!