Friday, May 27, 2011

Luminescent Top OOTD and Specials of the Day (for the Trader Joe's guy)

Hellooo! TGIF, girlfriends! 'Course, with a baby and working from home, everyday is Friday. But then again, everyday is Monday. Except actual Monday. Somehow, it is worse. Anyway, here's what we've been up to:

Contemporary Art? possibly. Or just a blank wall in our laundry hallway that was crying out--SOBBING, to be painted over with some chalkboard paint. At least that's what Chris thought.
So, the ingredients:
1. One blank wall, wiped down
2. Chalkboard paint that has been waiting around to be used for at least a year
3. A loving and handsome husband who is suddenly struck with inspiration and a rare rush of frenetic energy
4. Paintbrush, roller, paper to line the floor, tape, and a lazy Sunday afternoon (yes, this was started last weekend--sorry we haven't talked lately)

5. Next, after hubby has painted and papered and cleaned and wiped, stand in front of the new wall, posing casually with a tight-lipped smile, wearing:
Anthro Konichiwa sweater
Anthro Tiny Luminescent top (sold out online, but still in stores, buy here on Ebay)
7 for mankind jeans, gifted from a very generous friend
6. Continue staring off into middle distance while pondering existentialism. And the situation in Libya. Or if we turned off the iron.
7. Show luminescence of the Luminenscent top. Oh so shiny--It had me at sequin-plus-casual-raw-stitched edges.
It falls to the hip, and is great for layering, too. Especially since the hook-eye closures at the chest seem to pop open and display one's NOT-sexy nursing bra to the Trader Joe's checkout guy at the most inoppurtune moments.
Like, "Ma'am, were you paying with debit, CREDIT!!?" Awkward. I guess we all have to suffer sometime or another for fashion. It was apparently his turn. To suffer.
Ok, back to the drawing board.
8. Wait 2 days for paint to dry
9. Then have your significant person climb up on a little stepstool and write down all the things you and SO like to eat.
10. Make sure he draws a picture of you first. And don't let him overdraw your freckles, damnit.
Granted, these "specials" will be foods that you may or may not have any earthly idea how to make. The fun is not in eating them. The fun is just in writing them down in overly curly cursive.
11. Stare together at that fave foods list for a while. A worthy and lofty goal.
12. Then, after a dose of reality, start a list of your favorite restaurants. Wherein you can order the aforesaid specials. And they will be delivered quite handily to your table and henceforth into your awaiting mouth!

We listed our top 16 favorite restaurants. In no particular order.

You will notice that Souplantation (a chain of healthy soup/salad buffets) and Chipotle (of humongous burrito fame) both made it on there. As did the Original Pancake House (my personal favorite restaurant, but only because of the Eggs Michael and the fresh squeezed orange juice that never fails to blow my mind). It's only because we are such HIGH brow people.

Clearly indicated by having a chalkboard that shows our lofty goals as well as our grim and gritty realities. Whaddya think?


  1. i am so doing this in my house. it looks like a restaurant or coffee shop!

  2. I love your wall. I want your wall. Do not be surprised if one day your wall goes missing...and mysteriously ends up at my apt.

    ...yeah that's never gonna happen.