Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Teriyaki Beef Jerky

I can't stop eating 100 calorie packs of teriyaki beef jerky.

It's my favorite snack to buy from the crew store.

I eat it in between shows and after.

I am always craving MEAT and its hard trucking around chicken breasts from the buffet in your purse....I have actually done this.

So this snack is perfect.

I just wish they sold the jalapeno kind.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tiny Towers

It's official I'm building a Tiny Tower!

Tiny Towers is a free app for your iPhone or iPad.

I enjoy playing it on the iPad.

Basically you build different types of floors: Recreation, Service, Food, etc. then you have the residents who live in the building work on different floors.

The residents are called Bitizens and their is even a Bitbook which is a spin on Facebook where you can follow how all your residence are doing.

The Bitbook really cracks me up...like it has me in stitches.

I love when I give one of my Bitizens a job and then I go on Bitbook and they are like: 

"UGH I hate having to get up to go work at the STUPID TOY STORE."

Gee Bitizen could you be a little more open with your feelings?

I mean in the real world if you wrote that on Facebook you would be fired!

I mean I let you live in my Tiny Tower for let's be honest here a DOLLAR.

And now you are going to get all over Bitbook and diss me?

Me? The person who waited for 3 hours for the "stupid" toy store to get built?

And your commute is so easy!


Life doesn't get much better.

Not on my watch!

I think I take Bitbook way to seriously.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tokyo Rose Perfume

I have always loved Tokyo Rose products mainly because it features the word Tokyo.

I finally bought one of their products because they were having a massive sale.

It's gin rosewater perfume and I've been spraying a ton on.

So far two compliments.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Haribo Raspberries

I ate way too many of these this week.

I bought a tub at the beginning of the week and snacked on them during all my show breaks.

I love the texture of this candy.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


I finally started watching Showtime's Homeland (thank you Brian Finlay) and am officially obsessed.

I mean I was obsessed within the first five minutes.

I turned to Jeff and said "I mean we have to watch another episode immediately."

The only Jeff controls is my T.V. intake on the ship.

If it was up to me I would have finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and Dexter all within a weeks time.

My cast mates stay up all night watching entire seasons of television.

But Jeff won't let me.

He knows that if I did that I wouldn't go to the gym and then I'd be mad at myself.

And he says if we watch all our shows at once we won't have anything left for the rest of the contract.

He's right....I know he's right but its still so hard.

I have always enjoyed Ms. Danes and am really enjoying her performance in Homeland.

Although I'm still waiting for her quivering lip/ cry to show up.

I agree with everything her psychotic character (and I mean that literally she is on crazy pills) wants to do on the show:

1.) Yes illegally wire tap a war heros phone I don't trust him either!

2.) Yes put up as many surveillance cameras around his house as you need.  Who cares about getting a federal warrant?  You don't need it!

3.) Yes I will work as part of a harem to a middle eastern prince if it means SAVING AMERICA!

I love this show!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cupcake ATM

This week Sprinkles Cupcakes unveiled their cupcake ATM.

For all those late night cravings.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Doritos Taco Shell

I'm am a sucker for a gimmicky food.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Blog You Must Start Following...

Katie's Pencil Box

This blog is one of my new obsessions.

Meet Katie....a beautiful woman who is just so darn cool.

In every picture on her blog she is dressed up from head to toe in awesome vintage outfits.  It doesn't matter if she is cleaning the house or working out she is always dressed so impeccably.  She is one of those perfect people who knows they are flawed and not perfect thus making them even more perfect.  Does that make sense?  What I mean is that as a woman reading her blog you kinda want to hate her and her perfect life but she is so fantastically normal that you just can't.

She elevates normal life.

Take the above photo...she is ALWAYS drinking milkshakes....I kid you not...like every other post on her blog she is like "Today feels like a milkshake day."  And I sit in awe of her because I never let myself get a milkshake.  Too many calories I think and pass it along yet here is a beautiful young woman downing milkshakes like she's never gonna drink them again.  She looks so cool doing it.  Yet I could be doing it too....I mean a milkshake is like $2.00.

This is what I mean by elevated normal.

Katie is a photographer and takes all the pictures on her blog.

She somehow makes the most mundane things look amazing.

Take this bowl of mints for example....WHY DOES IT LOOK SO COOL?  It's just a bowl of mints.  But with Katie's magic touch its something more....a centerpiece....a statement....something I must have.

Meet Katie's Boyfriend Matt.

I mean of course right..... he looks so cool too.

A tattoo artist....I mean of course.

And can I just say that like Katie, Matt is also always dressed so cool.

I mean look at how he is dressed to get a Christmas tree.


Who are these people????

How are they this cool???

Do you know what my husband would have said if I'd been like "Hey honey why don't you wear a 3 piece vintage suit to go pick out our Christmas tree?"

He would have stared at me and then continued to wear his Brian Urlacher jersey.

And they are constantly doing rustic things like in these pictures.

That's Katie's son Max.

This picture makes me think "When is the last time I rowed a boat?"  Oh that's right NEVER.

I mean I just want to row a boat.....like Katie!!!

Here's a picture of Katie from the other day when she decided to use lemons to clean her house.

First of all I'm assuming she wore the above outfit to clean her bathroom in.

Do you want to know what I wear to clean my bathroom: workout spandex pants and a tshirt advertising a yogurt shop.

Second I know that if I tried cleaning my house with lemons it just wouldn't work.

Do you know what I mean?

Katie and I are just not the same person.

I wish I was more like her...but I'm not and I just won't ever be.

But I love her blog so much and I hope you guys start following it.

It's such a great life to follow and then exclaim out loud "She just ate a hot fudge sundae for breakfast???"

Katie.....if google alerts sends you to my blog I just want you to know that I live in Chicago and I know on one of you blogs you visited my city and said what a good time you had and how you want to come back.

If you ever do...get in touch with me!

My husband and I live right on the lake in the heart of the city.  We will make sure you have a fantastic time and even get you free tickets to our improv shows.

Then maybe you can take a picture with me and post it on your blog and for 5 seconds I will know what it's like (As Ariel says) to be a part of your world.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One of my favorite teas.

We do lots of singing in all of our new shows on the ship so I decided to bring one of my favorite teas with me. I probably hadn't had a cup of this tea since senior year of college. It was my tea of choice when I was doing musicals. I can't tell you just how nostalgic it was to have this delicious drink going down my throat again. It brought back so many memories of doing theatre in college. It really is my favorite if you are a singer.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Small door that covers your electrical outlets!


I want this so bad!!!!!

Sandwich Cake

I found a picture of a sandwich cake on Pinterest.

I had never heard of such a thing.

It looks amazing and I hope you make one someday.

The Perfect Bathtub

I'm always on the search for a perfect bathtub.

This one is pretty darn good.

My girlfriends and I always talk about how we would only take a bath in our apartment if someone came in an installed a brand new bathtub after we moved in.

Even though my bathroom is pretty nice....who knows who has been in that tub.

I really don't like thinking about it.

The only tub I use is my parents.

Its huge and luxurious and they have NEVER used it!!!

People who never use their bathtub baffle me.

It's like a little oasis right there in your own home.

I better not talk it up too much because then my parents will start using it and then I won't be the only body who has been in that tub.