Sunday, June 28, 2009
The Burbs. This was when Tom Hanks was still thin and Corey Feldman was still cool. I think my brother and I have watched this movie over 100 times, and it just gets funnier. One of the best parts? The dramatic pan to every one's eyes- including the dog's. Remember? I watched this movie again just the other day, and as an adult living in the burbs, I saw it from a whole new perspective. Awesome.
Defending Your Life. A place where you get to see who your were in a former life and you get to eat all you want without gaining any weight? Be still my beating heart. Albert Brooks is a brilliant comedic writer and this movie guarantees me a laugh every time. I never get sick of watching it.
Real Genuis. A young, hot Val Kilmer. Smart men. Lots of popcorn. A true 80s classic with totally tubular 80s music. Need I say more?
Coming to America. The husband and I are constantly quoting from this movie. Bark like a dog. Woof! Woof! Bark like a little dog. Arf! arf! Sexual Chocolate. Damn, that boy's good!
Dream a Little Dream. Back when the Coreys weren't addicts yet and I was just a kid wanting to be the girl in the movie. What was her name? I remember being insanely jealous of her huge boobs. Nice the things that I obsessed about, eh? Or remember that song...Rock On by Michael Damian. Sweet. I'd still sing that shit in the car with the windows rolled down. I'm not ashamed.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
There's something about Las Vegas and people driving with popsicles. I've noticed that locals like to drive around town eating a freaking popsicle. I know it's hot. I know they're good. But how about a soda instead? The last thing I want to pull up next to is a huge dude giving a popsicle a blow job. I need to make a bumber sticker: MAPD - Mother Against Popscicle Drivers.
Friday, June 19, 2009
For Mother's Day, DH bought me an ipod attachment for my car. So now I can listen to my pod through the speakers! Yes!
So once day last week, we're driving somewhere and DH says.....
DH - "Do you ever use the attachment I got you?"
Me - "Yes, all the time."
DH - "Well let's listen to it, then."
I pop out my Apple ipod and expertly hook it to my attachment. Music starts to play.
About 30 seconds into the song......
DH - "Why are you making me listen to this shit?"
Me - (giggle- I know he'd hate the 80s pop song I had on) "You're the one who wanted to listen to it."
DH - "This song is gay."
Me - "You're gay."
DH - "Turn it off."
Me - "Okay."
DH - "Remind me never to ask if you're listening to your pod again."
Me - "Heehee. Sucka!"
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Welcome to another edition of "You know you live in Las Vegas when..."
If you've missed the others, go here to catch up.
Ready?? Set? Go!
You know you live in Las Vegas when...
Gambling can always be a part of your night out if you want it to. Anywhere you go, there's a place nearby to lose your money at.
Any building that's over 3 stories high is a casino. (There are no skyscrapers or high rise business buildings in Vegas. It's houses, Target and casinos.)
The weather forecast says "cool" with a high of 95. (Seriously...this year's June has been gorgeous...like springtime and cool- only in the 90s!)
You look at pictures of people living in other places and think "wow, other people really dress like that?"
When Dateline's "Vegas Undercover" comes on, you change the channel. Been there, done that, thanks.
Going to "church" means hitting the Bellagio flower gardens on Sunday morning because the tourists are still sleeping.
When you're out on the town, someone will most certainly ask you "where are you from?" and when you say "here" their expression is priceless.
120 degrees is no big thing.
Las Las Vegans, feel free to add your own YKYLILV to the comments. I'll add them in an upcoming edition.
Monday, June 15, 2009
1/2 cup chopped candied pecans
Friday, June 12, 2009
The hubby and I arrived right on time, and stepped into a ballroom filled with music and smells of delicious food. The place was still fairly empty when we got there, but by the end of the evening the room was packed full of foodies, chefs and their assistants, bartenders, celebrities and Las Vegas socialites...fun! Vegas events dont get any better than this, people.
One of the highlights of my night- other than the food- was being able to meet one of the celebrity hosts of the night, Holly Madison from The Girls Next Door. She used to live in the Playboy Mansion and share Hef's bed, people! She was very kind and gracious to me, and my apologies to y'all for the picture being blurry. That's what I get for turning the flash off and letting my husband take the picture. Darn! But still....you get the idea. Holly's even prettier (and skinnier!) in person.
Roy's (one of my favorite places to dine) was part of the event and served some bright and colorful (and might I add very tasty) sushi. It was so good I went back for seconds!
One thing I've noticed about these kind of events is that guests are snooty and not looking to chat up another foodie stranger. But this time, at Taste of the Nation, I remember coming away thinking how friendly and fun the crowd was. Even the chefs at each station were open and happy to answer questions or pose for a picture. And usually, when I have my camera and start snapping away at people, they get annoyed. But here, people would turn to me and smile. Smile! Wow, this made my job so easy and I enjoyed myself SO much more!
Here's the biggest display of shrimp I've ever seen from The N9Ne Steakhouse in The Palms (http://www.n9negroup.com/). I hear they have good steaks, too. Ha!
There were adorable go-go dancers dressed as chefs walking around giving out some sort of goodies out of their baskets. I don't know what was in them, because they didn't offer it to me, but they were kind enough to post for a photo.
My favorite restaurant of them all, Rosemary's, was there. I got to shake hands with owner Michael Jordan and snapped a few pictures of their newly released cookbook,
Food of Love. They even have to recipes from the book on CD-Rom if you're more of a listener than a reader....
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Aveno Sunblock - this stuff is unlike any other sunscreen I've ever used. It's not greasy, it smells nice and it feels even better. It costs a little more, but it's worth it.
Fat Boy Jr. Ice Cream Sandwiches - These little babies are about half the size of a regular ice cream sandwich (which is plenty) and they only have 120 calories per sandwich. Score! That means I can eat one, get my chocolate AND my ice cream fix, and not worry about my ass getting any bigger. The size is great for the kids, too!
Sam Adams Light - This is the best light beer on the market, people. It doesn't taste like the typical Coors light or ...(cringe) Bud light. Sam Adams light beer has flavor....and it's good. After all, would it really be summer without a beer? Um, no. Not in my world.
Long, flowy dresses - Maybe it's the hippie in me. Maybe it's that these dresses hide the baby weight I've gained that wont seem to go away. Maybe it's because they're easy maintenance. Whatever! I love them. I want more. One of every color, and one of every style, please. Old Navy has some cute ones out right now!
The One-Piece - Did you hear the one piece bathing suit is back? Well, it is! Hallelujah. This is the first time in my life that I've felt more comfortable in a one piece than a two piece, but hey, if the one piece wants to come back into style when I like it, then cool.
Watermelon - I have a secret obsession with watermelon. I can eat it like a 400 pound black woman. Just ask my husband. No offence to 400 pound black women....if you know any, tell then to call me. I'll invite them over and we can gorge on watermelon together. I can eat half of a large watermelon in one sitting. I think my husband's reaction the first time he saw me do it was something like "holy shit, what's wrong with you?"
Dude. I like watermelon. So sue me.
Usually I eat it twice a day- for breakfast and for dessert. It has to be the seedless kind too. Me no likes seeds.
Pool Floaties - I was telling a bloggy friend today that I heart floaties. They make my job as pool mom SO much easier. God bless floaties and who ever invented them. They're cheap, they're easy and they keep my kid from going under. All is right with the world when I have floaties.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
CLICK HERE for my full review and all the yummy details.
Monday, June 1, 2009
I've been invited to review a brand, spanking-new restaurant called Elements Kitchen and Martini Bar. The owners describe their menu as "comfort food with a touch of sophistication."
The place boasts 252 different martinis. That's a lot of ingredients, bartenders!
Be still my heart.
I've been encouraged to bring my own martini glass - they'll serve me whatever I wish, and then I'll leave my glass there (to be displayed) until my next visit. Super cool idea, if you ask me.
Also this week is the charity even called Taste of the Nation at Hard Rock, hosted by Share Our Strength. Share Our Strength is an organization that works really hard to feed every child in America, and to never leave any kid hungry.
Want tickets? 100% of the proceeds go to feeding children....and you'll get to sample some of the best food and wine that Las Vegas has to offer. How can you go wrong with that, people?
Click here to get tickets for Taste of the Nation!
Stay tuned for all the yummy details (and pictures) of my review of Elements Kitchen and Martini Bar AND Taste of the Nation, Las Vegas.
I'm on every day.
I've gotten back in touch with some of the most influential, important people in my life through Facebook.
And, when most people see my pictures, they say "oh Tasha, you look exactly the same!"
Uhhhh, thanks? I guess? I guess it's good that I look the same as I did when I was 12?
I guess then that I'm one of those people that has the exact same hairstyle that I did in high school.
And I'm the one who then was very slender and athletic..... and now is a fat turd.
When I make fun of my Facebook friends, I'm probably just secretly jealous. But I'm not going to admit that if you ask me later.
So to all of you Facebook friends that were upset by the first blog, I give you full permission to poke fun at me, too. Here, I'll even give you some helpers...
I'm a little full of myself. Okay, a lot.
I have WAY too many "night out" pictures for a mom with a 3 and a 5 year old. No, I really don't get out that much. I just take a TON of pictures when I do. Just ask my girlfriends that go out with me.
My husband is always shocked at my potty mouth on The Housewife Diaries, because in real life I don't swear hardly EVER. Well, almost never. So when I say "fuck!" a few times on a blog, my husband always comes to me and says "I read your cuss-word blog this morning...."
The point? I'm not all bitchiness and a poopy mouth. I try really hard to be a good wife, mom and friend. I am truly grateful for all the people I have under my friend list on Facebook. And to anyone that was upset by my bitchiness- I am truly sorry.
So when you start to get mad at me, just remember, I look the same as I did when I was 12 and I had sex with a gay guy in 10th grade once...or twice.