Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

1. The dryer is no longer making a monster noise. It had a screw loose. Literally. The repair guy came, spent 20 minutes here, and now it's all better.

2. I am still having fuzzy, frizzy hair issues. Getting the gray colored didn't help as much as I'd hoped. Extra hair gel stuff isn't helping. So I bought a new curling iron this week. It's a Conair nano tourmaline ceramic device that's supposed to emit ions to eliminate frizz, but I don't think it really does. Today I dug out the flat iron. It does the best smoothing/getting rid of frizz job but it gets so hot and I have a horrible track record of burning my neck, hands, and arms on the flat iron. I'm sure once SP sees the flat iron in the bathroom, I'll get the over-the-top-of-the-glasses look followed by a mini lecture on my inability to use it without mishaps.

3. I'm still behind on my reading. The reading pile is now 3 food magazines, 5 National Geographic magazines, and 7 library books (all due September 3-4). I managed to finish that lame 12th of Never book. Then I read Little Black Book of Murder. I've always enjoyed the Blackbird Sisters series from Nancy Martin. Plus, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Nancy Martin is from and/or lives in Pittsburgh.

4. Our latest kitchen gadget purchase: a hot air popper. I haven't had one since college. I don't really know why, but since last Christmas, I've been wanting freshly popped popcorn for snacking. SP likes popcorn, too. Neither of us much likes microwave popcorn and I don't like to bother making it on a stove top with oil, so we bought this one. We haven't experimented with making flavored popcorn yet, just a little salt and butter. I did, however, spend a bunch of time looking up flavored popcorn recipes and browsing all the options here. Bacon Caramel Popcorn?! Cinnamon Bun?!

2 comments:

  1. Truffle salt is the best thing for popcorn in, well, ever. :p. You can get it in the bulk section of the Wexford Whole Foods for something like $50/lb, which sounds like a lot (and it is) but a little goes a long way. Note the Pittsburgh Whole Foods doesn't carry it, which is why I actually said the Wexford location. :). *MUCH* better than any truffle oil you may have ever tried, which are generally completely awful...

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