I am crazy and a fan girl. I know. Last night when I was supposed to be working on a redesign for the blog, I decided to turn on music to focus. It didn’t help. I ended up youtubing all the NKOTB videos, as kids and grown ass men. Then watching interviews. And it pretty much just sparked all the giddy little fan-girly inside me.
Joe was my favorite. Joey McIntyre. Maybe because he was the youngest…and I was literally only 6 or 7 at the time. I know I was a lot younger than most their fans, but I loved them. I wanted a pillow with Joey’s face on it so I could snuggle it all night. I’m pretty sure that was my first celebrity crush ever. Starting out young I guess. I heard NKOTB triggered puberty all over the world back then.
Anywhoooo. For my birthday, I’m guessing 6, my dad got me NKOTB balloons, and VHS of their interviews, music videos, live performances and behind the scenes shenanigans. I watched that thing every day after school. I realize now, that was probably the most thoughtful gift my dad ever got me. Because really, how did HE know that I loved them so much?
Basically I just wanted to gush and say that even in their 40s, they all look great, still sound good and doing things with their lives and as a fan for 20+ years now? Thank you for coming back and reminding us how awesome you still are. The first white boy band lol. I remember an interview when they talked about how Donnie calls Jordan and tells him about forming the group. “It’s like New Edition but with white boys!”. I also liked Jordan, but at 6 he was just exuded too much sexual energy for me. I can handle it now though. I mean look at them.
Remember when Joey and Jordan came back in like 1999? And Jordon showed off his dance moves. Swoon. And Joey was all being positive and lovey? *sigh. Glad hes acting and still being relevant. Okay that’s all. I just wanted to gush about them. Enjoy the videos and reminisce with me.
You’ve probably already heard of the Dollar Shave Club. But did you know it’s not just for guys? They have a unisex blade, and I heard about it through my friend Vitya. She loves it. I recently signed up, and I wish I did it sooner, since us ladies have the tendency to grow fur for the winter, yes I just said that. But now that I’m getting these, I will probably shave all winter.
Razor blades are stupid expensive. How did it even get to this ladies? They’ve got all kinds of additional stuff done to them, but really, I just need a sharp blade and I’m good to go. There are times when I take my husband’s razor. We have the tendency to try to get many shaves in that single disposable blade, which ends up not being good for our skin, ie razor bumps/burns.
The idea of Dollar Shave Club, is that you don’t have to squeeze more life out of your blades. They are cheap enough that you can discard them after an appropriate amount of uses and not risk messing up your skin to save money. They are “helping people NOT have to “squeeze” too much use out of their razors by providing great razors that are shipped right to your door for as low as a buck a month!”
That being said, lets thinking about things…to squeeze or not to squeeze!
Good things to squeeze:
- Your best friend with exciting news
- The Giant Panda bear toy that you can get from Costco
- All the toothpaste from the toothpaste tube
- Your capri sun pouch
- A loved one’s hand during trying times…or a scary movie
- Lemons. Zest it, juice it, squeeze it baby.
Bad things to squeeze the most out of:
- A stranger’s cute chubby baby
- A wild animal no matter how cute they are
- Extra uses out of your RAZOR
- Pimples when they aren’t ready
- Into those jeans that are way too small for you
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I put this as a Tuesday 10.. even though the list is of 11 things!
Last week I attended a fundraiser for The Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne. The event had restaurants from the local area and raffles and silent auctions to raise money and awareness for the disease. I was there representing Chef Seng and Thip Khao.
There was so much good food there. It was a really nice event, AND I got to meet Chef David Guas. WHAT. I love my life. He’s very friendly, and a lot shorter in person than I imagined.
Highlight of the night? Bacon cotton candy. My life is awesome.
Its the end to another crazy week. I am going to be baking all weekend, then attending a wedding, then doing a make your own pizza party with kids. Another busy weekend to end a busy week. But I’m not complaining. I love it!
What are your plans?
I’m excited that it’s September. Temperatures should start cooling, and yes, it’s time for comfort food. Next up for this round of “What’s for Dinner” is what I like to call Fancy spaghetti. Why is it fancy? Because it’s a dressed up version of your jar spaghetti sauce. No time to get fresh tomatoes and make your own sauce from scratch. But with all these additions it will give you that fresh taste you need to please your family.
I brown hot Italian sausage as my base. Lots of flavor in there!
Then I add the extras. Green bell peppers.
Sauteed onions and mushrooms.
I then add my favorite jar of spaghetti sauce. Ragu in traditional.Let them simmer together. If your family likes meatballs you can throw those in too. Sometimes, if I don’t feel like meatballs, I’ll brown ground beef, and throw in slices of Italian sausage instead.
How about that for a quick way to fancy up a jar of spaghetti sauce?
Fancy Jar Spaghetti
2TB Olive Oil
1/2 a sweet onion, diced
1 Small package of white mushrooms, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb Italian Sausage (I use hot, you can pick what you like)
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
45 oz jar of Ragu Traditional (or your favorite jar sauce)
1 pkg of spaghetti noodles, cooked per instructions on box
In a large saute pan, toss olive oil, garlic and mushrooms until tender and onions until clear. Set aside. In a large sauce pot, brown Italian sausage. Add in the green bell peppers, onions and mushrooms. Stir until well mixed. Season if you’d like. Top with spaghetti sauce. Simmer for at least 30 minutes. Serve over noodles with garlic bread.