Ok. Here’s my obligatory mention of the cool weather.
It’s fucking cold.
Moving on. Yesterday, I thought to myself, “damn, I bet the gym will be empty! I’ll get a primo locker, no one will stare at my ass as I change, and I’ll get first pick of the torture devices!!” Nope. Friggen New Yorkers. WHY MUST OUR PEDESTRIAN LIFESTYLE AND COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT LEAD TO SUCH STRONG CONSTITUTIONS??
Bitches were like: “back off my verti-climber.” I gave that woman my best “thousand-yard stare” (from 2′ away…so a point-blank-but-very-serious-stare) and let her be. Who the hell likes that machine anyway? It makes you look like a trapped hamster on a wheel. Especially when you add the sport water bottle.
On the bright side, nowhere do I feel more coordinated simply because I can fasten my bra from the back, than in the gym locker room. Don’t you twisters get rope burn from twisting the bra from front to back? How many times do you accidentally put it on upside-down? Do you have an insane amount of front-clasp bras?
Completely unrelated: Rachel Ray is on in the background right now, and I don’t love her, but I appreciate her need for speed. Again, that was a tangent. What I meant to say was that she’s wearing a really cute necklace right now, but the way the camera angle and light is hitting it, makes it look like she’s got a really long, dangly nipple clamp on the outside of her shirt.
Rachel Ray is a secret Mistress with hardcore bondage fetish.
Bondage is finding it’s way into ALL OF THE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE AND PNR NOVELS, so why not daytime tv? We already figured Martha Stewart made homemade paddles, (with birch from her estate in Bedford, NY.) Next must be Dr Oz wearing heels and tied up with his own stethoscope.
Let’s talk about the abundance of these situations in books lately, shall we? WHAT THE F, AMERICA? We’re not tied-up enough by our own insecurities that we need to fictionalize being dominated? I feel like this bondage situation snuck in on readers and now has a stranglehold on the genre. Nobody likes a surprise spanking. *save Cleveland Browns or Stockholm Hammarby fans…we’re accustomed to it, yet always seem surprised when it happens, and it gives us something to kvetch about.
So please, authors, Martha, Rachel, save the ball-gags for waterboarding. (read: How Martha gets her team to work faster.)
Not that I wouldn’t laugh if Dr Oz did his show in pumps. Mostly because he’d fall a lot and warn of the inevitable death which wearing heels leads to.
Ugh, I switched to “Hungry Girl” on the Food Network, and her set has scrabble-tile decor, and one of the words is “guiltfree.” That is TWO WORDS. YOU LOSE! I SAID GOOD DAY SIR.
I have had entirely too little sleep and too much Green Mountain Nantucket..
there once was a man from Nantucket…..
Onto a HEALTHY recipe that Hungry Girl would apparently hate, because every recipe I’ve seen her make requires string cheese or a tortilla, but I digress.
Spicy Glazed Asparagus
It has onion, garlic, other stuff. It’s super healthy. It makes my LIFE.
Spicy Glazed Asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: saute appetizer side vegan vegetarian paleo soy-free nut-free low-sodium
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1 lb fresh asparagus, chopped in one inch pieces
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
- 1 tsp red pepper flake
- 1/4 tsp curry powder
- 2/3 cup veggie stock
- 1 tbsp evoo
- salt and pepper
heat oil in large skillet with lid on medium
toss in garlic and onion and asparagus
cook 2 minutes
add spices and stir
add stock and cover
cook 2 minutes
remove cover, turn heat to high
cook until most liquid evaporates (about a minute or two)
season and serve