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Tar and Roses

take out

Yesterday was so weird!!!! I woke up to the smell of tar – our neighbors were getting their roof redone – and it was pretty bad.


A mid-day escape into Larchmont to meet Shelly = random sightings. Usual in my hood, but not THIS many: Joel McHale, Maya Rudolph, Jason Alexander, and Angie Harmon – not all together, but one after the other. Oh, and Charlie the Jack Russell.


More celeb craziness followed – we arrived at Hollywood and Highland just as Aaron Paul showed up for his movie premiere.


The above is the view from the balcony outside Johnny Rockets


…where we got takeout and checked into the Loews Hotel for the night.


Actually, Abe was the one who ate the burger…


…I just had Popchips and grapes for dinner.


So sad, because the hotel was holding some sort of media event and all my blogger friends were eating crazy amazing foods just downstairs!

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I passed out early watching Huell


…and woke up to play tourist.


It was actually kinda fun doing an unexpected Staycation with my Froggy.


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What’s New Pussycat

blogging - body image/beauty - life - movies - podcast - product review - trader joe's

I feared changing the blogging format was going to be challenging, but it has been incredibly freeing. Who really wants to know that my dinner last night consisted of brown rice, Quan’s Flan, Sea Salt + Vinegar Potato Chips, Ak Mak, Jellybeans, and grapes?

Well, now you all know (oops) but really it was just an excuse to show you this photograph. I like snapping photos when I’m feeling inspired to!


Here are some other things that I’ve discovered lately worth sharing.


This lotion smells like artificial lemon cookies in the best way. Every time I slather my body with it I think, “It’s too specific.  I’m going to get sick of this.” But I don’t.  The consistency is perfect too.  Skin/Nose happy.


After the Jump is a podcast hosted by Grace Bonney of Design Sponge. I downloaded one episode 2 weeks ago and have been pounding through 57 more ever since.


Movies in theaters right now are BANANAS!  Haven’t been disappointed by any that we’ve seen so far – Saving Mr. Banks, Philomena, Wolf of Wall Street, Frozen, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, and American Hustle (which also inspired a gel mani).


When I announced the switch, reader Anne requested that I keep doing negative Trader Joe’s reviews. So I will say that I was pretty disappointed in this product, despite having my name written all over it. In fact, I found myself pumping up the volume with ADDITIONAL miso paste until the box was done.


Also have to give a big thumbs down to the ProActiv Advanced Blemish Treatment. I was given a sample of this at the Fitness Magazine event, and it has not done diddly squat for the zit on my upper lip (or my NECK) the last couple days.

Of course, you don’t need to listen to/agree with my two cents about any of this.  Recently my hair dresser told me to deep condition my hair, section it into braids, and sleep on it wet.  I woke up looking like I stuck a bobby finger in an electrical socket (<—I know what that looks like, by the way, because I witnessed somebody do that in the theater when I was a kid.  But that’s another story).