Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. -Eleanor Roosevelt
No offense to Matt Damon, but I feel the need to contest this title. No, no, no! How could he have beaten out Patrick Dempsey??
I get it, Matt Damon has a baby, is friends w/ past sexy men (Brad Pitt & the Clooney) but honestly, was this just a pity mention? Like, the staff at People kind of went, well he used to be hot, and we always featured him in past issues, so why not?
Dempsey is the winner, in my book. Great looks, great smile, wonderful family man, happily married. What else could you want?
Man. People needs to survey their readers more. How could you have missed this perfect man?
I vote for a recall!
pictures from P-Dempsey.com
I was reading this article from the New York Observer about Erin Fetherston, the newest designer to take on the fashion world and is one of the few designers to sell her line at Target. I liked her past runway shows because her clothes are full of fun, frolicky dresses and light fabric. All very ethereal and heavenly, in my opinion.
Here’s a video of the two best things put together: Erin Fetherston & Zooey Deschanel.
A couple of years ago, some friends of mine had our own Thanksgiving. Man, we pulled out all the stops too. And yours truly roasted a chicken. Yup. That’s me. I’m still proud of my cooking endeavor. We cooked the chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, and sweet potatoes. And that doesn’t consider the desserts we cooked. We literally went all out. Cookies, cakes, brownies, you name it, we made it. It was so much fun and was probably one of the best nights of my life. While I haven’t spoken to these girls in a year or so, I still have the fondest memories of that night and of our friendship, no matter what happened in the end.
Although I live at home now with my mom and I know I could totally sleep all day and she’d have the meal ready, I love to cook Thanksgiving with her. There’s something about the cooking with your loved ones, laughing while making a mess, and creating a meal TOGETHER.
So this year I knew that cooking Thanksgiving dinner for her would be my way of saying thanks to my mom for everything that she has done for me. I mentioned earlier that I was having some troubles finding the dessert but I went to my friendly Bel Air and they gladly ordered me a loaf of challah bread so everything is good. Here’s my lineup:
Brie and crackers
This menu has been finalized, sealed. I was busy adding other things to it earlier this week, like possibly Cheesecake or a chocolate torte etc… In my mind, I thought the more the better, and I was trying to prep a huge, fantastic dinner, but you know what? Simplicity rules. Nothing too crazy because I don’t any more added stress, thank you very much. I might whip up some pumpkin bread in the morning because I do love pumpkin so much and me and my friends plan on grabbing coffee and hanging out together… But we shall see how it goes…
I just want to cook with my mom, drink some champagne, hang out with friends, and relax because the sweetest memories I have of the holidays are from the times when I spent it with loved ones. That’s what the holidays are all about, creating new memories and savoring old ones.
The LA Times just wrote a piece in their travel section about the best 15 spots in California. Interesting piece… Sometimes I forget that I live in California, mainly because I feel that Sacramento is somewhat detached from the Southern half… not in a bad way or anything. It’s just both Northern & Souther California have such different cultures and ways of life. So to see an article about the entire state makes me happy to live here.
I agree with most of the list. Although ironically, I think I’ve only been to like 4 of the top spots. Oopsies! One question though: where’s Sacramento on the list???
Oh wait, it’s not entirely too exciting for travelers. Dammit.