Monday, August 30, 2010

Vote Mamacita!

Today is my 35th birthday. I'd like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.  Don't worry, there's a cabinet position for all of you who contribute big bucks to my campaign.

So here are my qualifications: 
1. My hair can get very big!  
2.  I completed a semester of law school!  
3.  I can practically see Mexico from my yard!

As for my platform, I'm still taking suggestions. Leave yours in the comments.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

What mamacita is...

Oh wow, this was great.  I think Papi & I liked it even more than the kids.  Giant booger monsters notwithstanding.

Okay, I saw Robb Reiner on the cast, and I thought this was a sequel to Spinal Tap.  Because I am an idiot.  Anyway, it's not bad.  It's a documentary about a heavy metal band that never quite hit it big.  So it was a bit of a downer.

Dear Starz Network -- 
I think you need a refresher course on the definition of "comedy."  For further reference, please see Caddyshack.   
Yours, Mamacita

Images via Wikipedia

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Graham Parker & The Rumour

So I read a blog post that made me want to watch this video, and it raised two important questions:

1. Does Craig Finn know that Graham Parker went back in time and stole his singing style?

2. Why don't more bassists wear white satin suits?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What mamacita is...

image via Wikipedia
Pretty good. Loved the scenery.  A little unfocused; also kinda hot.  Also: Lisa Eisner cameo!  Love her.

image via
Hilarious.  Can't believe I'm watching Adult Swim.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This just might be the best application of smartphone technology ever: Michael Ruhlman has turned his book, Ratio, into an app.  It's five whole bucks, but Lordy, how useful.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Auction Action

How awesome would this look in your house?
My Aunt Winnie sent me this: The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (an advocacy group for old folks) is having a charity auction.  Items up for bids include a heavy duty truck bed, golf for 4 at Willie's golf course, and a feral hog hunt.  For real, check it out.  Some of the good stuff is already gone, so you better get on that javelina hunt. 

Photo via Two Racks Taxidermy, under Creative Commons license.

Monday, August 16, 2010


It tastes like butt.  Am I doing something wrong?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Creole Corn Chowder

I made this the other day and thought it turned out well.  It's still, obviously, too hot to cook, but I made it at night, then put it in the fridge and reheated it for lunch.

Creole Corn Chowder

6 slices bacon, diced
1 c diced onion
1 c diced green bell pepper
1 c diced red bell pepper
1 c diced ham
2 c corn
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, with juice
1/2 t oregano (dried)
1/2 t basil (dried)
1/2 t thyme (dried)
1 t crushed red pepper
1/2 t black pepper
1 c milk
2 T flour
2 T oil
1 c half-and-half

Saute bacon in heavy pan until crisp.  Add onion and bell peppers; cook until limp.  Add ham, corn, tomatoes, tomato juice and seasonings.  Simmer 30 minutes.  Make a roux with the flour and oil in a saucepan.  Add roux to corn mixture and mix well.  Bring milk to boil in the microwave (or a saucepan).  Add milk to soup.  Simmer 15-20 minutes.  When ready to serve, add half-and-half and cook until hot.  Serves 6.  Serve with boiled lobster or any fish entree.*

Adapted from Pure & Simple: An InCircle Cookbook by Neiman Marcus 

*Yes, you totally should.  And you should invite me. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

What mamacita is...


I had a lot to say about it, then I realized I sounded like a pretentious twit.  Even more than usual.

But can we discuss how gorgeous this interior is?  
Terracotta walls, pink ombre pillow, bottle green couch ... swoon.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Affirmation by Kanye

These two guys match up Kanye West's tweets to New Yorker cartoons. Thought you might need some inspiration this morning.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I look like Paulie Walnuts today.

Time to get my hair did.