Tuesday, April 13, 2010
So, my sister is having a pyjama party on Saturday night for a few of her friends and me. Here's what the invitation says:
"What you need to know:
No boys allowed!!!!
Anyone who arrives without pjs will either be sent home or forced bodily into a pair of my old pjs (which are really ugly). Pjs compulsory!!!
Please also bring a bedroom pillow (for the pillow fight), teddy bear or other stuffed animal, sleeping bag to lounge on, and your favourite pj party paraphernalia from your youth (the mid to late 70s for me and the late 70s to early 80s for the rest of them) -- possibilities include chips, chocolate, glittery nail polish, pictures of cute boys, cheesy magazines, hair accessories, make-up kits, haagen daaz, ouija boards, sissy drinks, retro greatest hits CDs, tapes or LPs and party games.
I don't expect you to sleep over, but we should spend time lounging around on sleeping bags where we'll talk about our first periods, play truth or dare, practise our levitation and hypnosis skills, make prank phone calls to the loved ones we left at home, have tickle fights, tell ghost stories, do silhouette tracings of each other's hands and feet on paper and then colour them, and indulge in any other especially giggly pj past-times. Other possible activities include giving each other back or foot rubs, fixing each other's hair, painting each other's toe or fingernails, and choreographing our favourite songs. (Does anyone have a karaoke machine?) All activities optional. You're only young once, but you can be immature forever."
So, I don't have a sleeping bag and I'm really not the frivolous/silly kind of person so I'm not planning on bringing a pillow for the pillow fight but I am planning on bringing some music that I liked in the 70s and maybe some quasi-junk food (I'm thinking popcorn and chocolate milk), maybe a Tiger Beat magazine and I used to love True Confessions magazine and a stuffed animal but I can't decide which one so I'm going to post my choices and maybe, you can help me decide. This is Hyacinth, my Barbadian female rabbit:
And, this one is Aristotle and Aristotle Junior (Gund):
And, this one is Fozzie Bear:
And, here's a group photo:
Any help would be appreciated.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I read this article in my Eating Well magazine and I thought it was enlightening so I wanted to share it with all of you:
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Did you wear green today?
Friday, March 12, 2010
Where is your cell phone?
Your favourite thing?
Your dream last night?
What room are you in?
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Where were you last night?
Something that you aren't?
Wish list item?
Last thing you did?
What are you wearing?
Something you're not wearing
Your favourite store?
Your favorite colour?
When is the last time you cried?
Where do you go over and over?
Five people who email me regularly?
SparkPeople, Dad, Sister, Husband, Library
Favourite place to eat?
Favourite place I'd like to be right now?
Friday, March 12, 2010
So, I took my dad out to dinner last night for the Taste of Burlington, which is where a bunch of restaurants decide to set a fixed menu for a fixed price.
We ended up going to Ivanka's Downtown Bistro & Grill and my husband ended up coming with us, too. The restaurant wasn't the easiest to get in and out of for one person with rheumatoid arthritis, one person with a broken ankle and one person with a swollen knee because of all the stairs but I believe it was well worth it because it was very good and a very good value, too ($35 per person, which included appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea).
To start with, my dad had a Pear & Fig salad, which was chilled mixed greens garnished with fresh pear, sundried cranberries, candied walnuts, stilton cheese, drizzled with mission fig port dressing. My husband had the Peppercorn Shrimp, which was sautéed Black Tiger Shrimp in a Madagascar green peppercorn Dijon cream sauce over grilled baguette and I had a Cream of Broccoli soup with double smoked bacon and Gruyère cheese and they were all very good.
For the entrée, I had the 10 oz Veal Chop, which was lightly seasoned and grilled, topped with a wild mushroom hunter sauce, served with garlic mash and fresh vegetables. My husband had the Prosciutto Cordon Bleu, which was boneless chicken breast filled with Gruyère cheese and prosciutto, dusted with thyme scented panko crumbs, topped with a creamy garlic and spinach sauce, served with savoury roasted potatoes and sautéed mixed vegetables and my dad had the Gorgonzola Penne, which was mild gorgonzola fresh cream, sautéed leeks and double smoked bacon tossed with roasted walnuts and fresh penne.
Anyone hungry yet?
And, for dessert, my husband had the Bourbon Pecan Pie, I had the Crepe filled with warm hazelnut, fresh fruit, topped with whipped cream and my dad had the Berry Mousse.
And, my dad and husband both had coffee and I had a Chai tea.
I think it was well worth the $35 per person, don't you?
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