Thursday, August 28, 2008

New products

My friend G and I joke we grow old gracefully due to many expensive eye creams! Good news - Skin Dimensions is selling a ton of new ones.

Try Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle with snake-like venom or the mega rich intensive eye cream. I just started using the Peter Thomas Roth stuff and do like it. The undereye cream really works. If you don't believe me, check out G at her class reunion in Sept - no wrinkles on her!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mackinaw Winery & Music

Saturday nights - check out Mackinaw Valley Winery for wine & music. Last weekend was Jammsammich and it was incredible people watching! The winery is very pretty, overlooks a lake, they have a gazebo, a stage and a large hill you can sit on and watch the band. It turns out that every weekend they have bands and you can bring your own chairs, tables, tents, and food. You purchase wine and beer there. And by 9 pm, people are up dancing and getting crazy.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

White pants

While I am sad to see summer ending, I have had my fill of people in white pants and the wrong panties.

Undergarments - I suggest wearing some panties but you MUST check them out in the mirror. No panty lines and no big thongs - you are going to have to get a g string. If you don't know the difference between a g string and a thong, I or Victoria's Secret can help. And it should be nude - NOT WHITE.

If you are not going to wear undergarments, your pants should not be riding up your ass and giving you a huge wedgie. Ick - totally witnessed this at a baseball game this weekend. This woman must have been getting a little pleasure in the front as these things were riding so far up. Also, if doing no undies - watch the chicken feathers. You don't want to zip those up.

You know what, just put them away for the summer. Go shopping for some new fall jeans.

Side dishes

This weekend Jammsammich is playing at the Mackinaw winery. Bring chairs and snacks to share, music starts at 7 pm.

For those of us who want a creative side dish but don't want to cook, go to Cyd's in Junction City or Kroger on North Knoxville. Cyd's has a great variety of fun chips, dips, cookies (mmmmm a chocolate chubbie) or hit Kroger's who has a really good prepared food bar. I like their couscous, orzo salad and wheatberry salad. Great olive & cheese selection also.

In addition, both places have items out to sample!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Summer of Sangria

I've made summer 2008 the summer of sangria. I've tried a few recipes and here is one of my favs for white sangria. Still could use a little work but summer is not over yet so I'll keep trying. It worked very well being sipped by the pool. Plus, you can eat the fruit & according to me and my friends, yes, that counts as one serving of fruit for the day!

1 bottle white roja wine (found it at Friar Tucks)
4 oz brandy
4 oz peach schnapps
1/4 cup powdered sugar or superfine sugar
1 each - lemon, orange, pear, peach (peeled)
sparkling water

Slice up fruit, place in pitcher and add sugar, schnapps & brandy. Stir & macerate a bit to get juices flowing. Add wine. Refrigerate for several hours. Add sparkling water to your taste and serve with a few ice cubes.

If don't feel like making for yourself, I heard One World on University & Main makes a wonderful one but I believe it is a red sangria. Sounds perfect for the fall!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Po boys - try it y'all

Just tried Po Boys last night and it was very good. I highly suggest you try it. You do have to use the same entrance as the Bingo parlor which provides so good people watching but they have a good beer selection and the chicken etouffee was very good as was the cheesy crab dip. It is like New Orleans but doesn't smell like urine!