Friday, February 26, 2010

I've got $100 for whoever calls in a bomb threat to the Blue & Gold Banquet tonight.

Think about it. Starts at 7.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Girl Tina

Cover of Vogue, y'all!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bayou Bend in February

We went to Bayou Bend Family Day on Sunday. The tulip trees were in full bloom,

there were lilies of the valley,

and the tulips were planted, just waiting for Spring.

Fortunately, the azaleas weren't trying to make an appearance yet. I remember one year when it got unseasonably warm before Azalea Trail, and the gardeners at Bayou Bend had to run out and put bags of ice all over the beds.

Monday, February 22, 2010

"My Hips Don't Lie:

You look like an idiot."

The main reason I don't work out (aside from sloth) is that it's just so damn boring. So I had this idea that I would try a new workout every week to combat the boredom and possibly find something I like to do. I had not acted on this resolution, of course, because of the sloth thing. But Saturday night my friends Dawn and Sophia announced that they were going to a Zumba class at the Y on Sunday afternoon, and I was really out of excuses. So I went along.

Zumba--"Latin dance-inspired to create a fun and and dynamic workout. Includes a fusion of Latin and international music in combination with body sculpting movements and easy-to-follow dance steps." [Ed. note: HA.]

I found that the easiest way to get through it was to stand directly behind somebody, so I could see the instructor while not having to watch myself flailing about. Sophia and Dawn fared a little better, which I ascribe to the fact that they are actually sexy Latinas and not, you know, me. I think I should try some kind of dance workout for the neurologically challenged. So ... line dancing?

Pros: challenging; Latin dance music >>> regular dance music
Cons: being in a funk all day because I felt soooo lame
Day-after soreness: quads, knees and calves; pride
Available at the 34th St. YMCA.

Image by Andres Arranz via Wikipedia

Friday, February 19, 2010

Le Crueset New Colors

le crueset new colors, originally uploaded by houston mamacita.

Le Crueset comes in two new colors of purple (cassis and lilac, in case you were wondering). Spotted at Sur la Table.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What mamacita is...

I keep this one stashed between the mattress and boxspring, and look at it furtively from time to time.

Hilarious and enlightening.

Listening to
For once, instead of getting some God-awful 80's pop song stuck in my head, it's "Silver Wings."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What? No. NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

2-Alarm Fire Destroys Mai's Restaurant in Midtown

R.I.P. Garlic Chicken. It wasn't even on the 10-page menu. It's what my friend Mariana always ordered, so I followed suit (for 13 years).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Field Trip to 99 Ranch Market

Sometimes my family asks me why I don't just move back home. It's because the cashiers at Market Basket don't wear headdresses.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What mamacita is...


"Always keep bacon in the house."


Improbably enough, Papi liked this more than I did. I thought it was misogynistic.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lunch at Costco

Well, hel-lo.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I think if you do your taxes first thing in the morning, you really don't have to accomplish anything else that day.