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?!


  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...