Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Current Crushes and Cravings

I'm starting a new sporadic blog series called "Current Crushes and Cravings".

Why? Because I love seeing this kind of stuff on other peoples posts because it gives me ideas for things to check out. AND I think it will be fun to capture the things I'm into at this point in my life for posterity.

Current Crushes:

My black pashmina. The perfect spring accessory. Good for cold offices and covering up for a night on the town after the sun goes down.



The Book "Outliers". I read this a couple a months ago and find instances to cite it almost daily! It's such a good book to help explain social/economic phenomenon. Great for sounding witty at cocktail parties.


Direct TV DVR. How did I live this long without DVR? I have no idea. I was stuck in the stone age. No longer am I tethered to particular timeslots or subjected to endless commercials. Note: On DVR an episode of American idol can be watched in like 30 minutes.


Multi-string beaded necklaces. I have a bunch of cute necklaces that I picked up shopping last month (many for like $4 at Forever XXI). I've got white, black, green, purple. The really make a simple outfit a lot more fun, funky, and hip.


Pandora. I know Pandora is not new. But I got sick of my iPod and I love Pandora. Favorite playlists? "Journey", "John Mayer", "Rascal Flatts", "David Crowder", and "The Cure". What can I say, I'm eclectic!



Current Cravings:

Ceviche. I LOVE ceviche. It's 9 AM and I could go for some ceviche. And to think a year ago was the first time i tried the heavenly dish. Crazy. (Note: Ceviche is a form of citrus-marinated seafood appetizer, popular in mainly South American. Both finfish and shellfish are used; finfish is typically raw while shellfish is typically cooked. If you like sushi and citrus, you'll like ceviche.)


Viogner. Nothing beats a good wine. For years I've been very into red wine -- Cabernets, Zins, Pinots. But while wine tasting in Santa Barbara I discovered an amazing white wine, Viogner. It pretty sweet but goes great with spicy Thai or Chinese dishes which I love.


What are you currently crushing on? Craving?

28 comments:

Linda said...

I love Pandora and our DVR. How we watched tv without DVR is beyond me!
Good to know about the Outliers. I liked Blink so I'll have to check it out.

Brittany Ann said...

Ceviche is my fav! You have excellent taste (I'm going to have to try that wine!)

Andi said...

You can download Pandora to a Blackberry. It is AMAZING! It uses your online account and will play all your saved stations. I listen to it non-stop in my car instead of the horrible stations here.

Blablover5 said...

My best friend has been trying to get me into Pandora for a while. I may just finally give it a look.

What is Ceviche exactly? I've never seen it before.

Cristina said...

I love my black pashmina too! It really is the perfect accessory!

Miss Adventure said...

While I don't eat seafood that Ceviche made me really want some Mexican food. Some decent salsa and a good old fashioned burrito. I sure do miss CA right now.

Emily said...

I LOVE our dvr!! LOVE it.. when I am at my parents I say "Fast Forward or rewind" And my mom is like what... we cant!! ha!
LOVE your dress or shirt in the picture in the post below! u look stinking adorable!! adorable!

Lindsey said...

Fun post!! I'm craving that wine now!!

The Wife in Stilettos said...

i almost forgot. until you made me remember. i badly need a dvr soon.

nice blog by the way.

Katie said...

DVR was sent to us straight from heaven haha

Sara said...

Now, I'm craving ceviche and I love Viogner. I discovered it several years ago and it's getting more popular which is good!

Tara Gibson said...

black pashminas are the best! I want some ceviche now! haha

i am crushing on colorful scarves and lots of layerd necklaces...oh and red wine! : )

Christina said...

Love Viogners! I've actually been obsessed with Malbec's lately. But now that its getting warmer I will be back to drinking white wine.

a H.I.T. said...

Great idea! I love pashimas. I have way too many though :) DVRs are a God sent.

ker said...

You have great taste!! I'm listening to Pandora right now as I read this :) and there is a great tapas place in DC near my project with a ceviche bar!! http://www.oyamel.com/ so many amazing ceviches there!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love pandora!!!!! I have a pink pashmina and I wear it all the time! Great taste!!

Shoshanah said...

I love ceviche, although a haven't had any in a while. In a similar seafood note, I have been craving sushi lately.

And I wish I had a DVR. My parents do, and whenever I go home its like the highlight of my visit

Sassy Pants said...

I'm currently crushin on anything pearls-related! And sandals in this gorgeous weather!

Craving-- more greek salad! I've been on that craze for a full week now and it's so good!!

Kelley and Rhett said...

I don't know how I lived so long without DVR either! It's a beautiful thing!

Sarah said...

oh my gosh, I'm loving all of your crushes and cravings!!! I'm going to have to try mixing my necklaces, never even thought of that before!! And will be checking out your cravings for sure they both sound delicious!!! (glad I'm back too, missed you guys!!) *hugs* : )

Jess said...

I truly don't want to think about life before DVR. It's truly one of the best entertainment inventions, ever.

Love the necklaces.... granted, I don't wear enough of them. But, I do love them.

The Laughing Idiot said...

We've had a DVR for years and I can't imagine life without it. Our kids truely do not understand that there are places where you can't watch Dora anytime you want, rewind a show or pause a show.

My husband watches a football game in 45 minutes - awesome!!!!

Our newest toy is a Blue-Ray. It has a Netflix player & Pandora built in. It rocks!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

we so want to get dvr, we're still in the stone age=)! fun post! i've been wanting to get a pashmina, i love scarves and necklaces!

Mrs. D said...

I am addicted to Pandora as well!! I love the Dave Matthews Band station :)

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I couldn't live without my DVR!

Lil' Woman said...

I am a commercial snob now that we have DVR...I yell at Big Man that we dont watch commercials in this house when he has the remote.

Ashley said...

Love the necklace!

Lucky in Love said...

I wear my hot pink pashmina everyday :)

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