Things have been pretty calm around here lately, the most exciting thing to happen to me is this lamp.
I got it this past weekend at Ikea for like $10. Isn’t it amazing? I love it. Because, well, OWLS! They had a super adorable throw pillow too, but it cost the same amount (actually, I think it cost more than) the lamp so I figured I would go with the more practical choice.
We also stopped by Ted’s Hot Dogs in Tempe and had some delicious hot dogs, fries, and onion rings. Ted’s is a New York-based hot dog restaurant that happens to have opened a location in Tempe and cooks its dogs (and sausages and burgers) over a charcoal grill which makes it taste basically like it is made out of unicorn tears.
If you need a hot dog and are in the greater Phoenix area (or close to one of their NY locations) I insist you stop by there. The line is usually at least to, if not out, the door but it moves pretty quickly and is definitely worth it. Their toppings are (mostly) complimentary, and I like to get them all on the side and have a BYO-hotdog party at the table.
Totally normal for a grown up to do.
So, I’m finally thinking of wedding-related things, and I don’t know a better way to commemorate our special day than having pizza portraits made, can you? I’m pretty sure FH would dig it.
When my bestie came out to visit in December, I introduced her to the glory that is In-N-Out. If you’ve never had In-N-Out, you HAVE to try it whenever you are in the vicinity of one of its many locations. Mike from Pickled Comics does a pretty good job of describing the impact In-N-Out will have on your life in his comic, The Double Double Ruined My Life.
Awhile back I saw this sad TV chef on The Soup or Tosh or whatever it was we happened to be watching at the time. Then, I promptly forgot all about him until just the other day when my friend stumbled across him for the first time. You can see one of his kitchen masterpieces in the video below, which I’m sure will lead to searching for more.
There’s even one where he shows us how to make Rice-A-Roni (true story).
I’ve also decided to switch to Gold’s Gym so that I can work out with Arnold.
And that I’m moving to Germany when I get old so that I can go to this retirement home.
Why? Because they recreated scenes from movies for their calendar.
In kitchen-related things, do you ever get confused on which knife to use? Never be confused again thanks to this handy infographic.
I learned that my childhood was a lie and apparently all Froot Loops are actually the same flavor. Excuse me while I sob uncontrollably in the corner. What’s next?
Apparently Oreo released Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreos (which are available nowhere near me or anyone I know) but if you happen to spot them, please send them directly to me and I will reward you handsomely.
Also, a new Marshmallow Crispy flavor exists, too. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET SOME OF THESE? I tried tweeting at Oreo but they wanted nothing to do with me. /pout.
In healthier news, CHOW gives us tips for what to do with our leftover pulp from juicing so we don’t feel bad about throwing it into the garbage.
And back to the unhealthy stuff, I’m pretty sure I’m adding these brownies from Bakers Royale to my weekend baking list.
And I’m DEFINITELY adding this granola from Sally’s Baking Addiction.