Thursday, March 3, 2011

Retail Therapy

oes anyone else seek comfort in retail therapy? I know I do. Jill Zarin from the Real Housewives of NYC put it best - "I hate shopping, I love buying." Agreed. I could literally buy just a piece of gum and I'd be happy....sometimes I just have an itch to buy. Especially when I feel like I've been working really hard and I need something new in my life because the rest of me feels really old and haggard. But...I'm also a chronic returner because I also abhor wasting money. I will literally go an hour out of my day and travel extensively to return something. In any case, I indulged in a little bit of retail therapy and bought 3 things from Rue La La today.

and a jacket for the Boyfriend. All from Michael Kors and all for a very decent price. Don't judge me.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Daydreaming about Cooking Chinese Steamed Spareribs

t's been a bit since I last posted. Things over at this end of the screen have not been so pleasant as of late, and work and I have become inseparable. We need space. Desperately. So far I've had little luck getting this so-called space and work has latched on to me like a bad rash.

Lately, I have been eating bad food, sleeping very little, having bouts of overwhelming anger, and drinking lots of coffee. Oh and did I mention that I have not been exercising? I feel all of this "badness" adding up inside of me and wanting a burst of....detox or something. I also have a tendency to daydream ALL the time and one of the many things I daydream about when I'm busy at work is of cooking different dishes. One of the dishes I randomly crave is Chinese Steamed Spareribs. In a word, yum. A friend of mine from law school generously gave me a tupperware full of her dad's homemade spareribs while we were studying for the bar...and it was just so delicious and I want more!

Instead of waiting for Mr. Cheng to send me over another batch, I think I'll give it a go on my own. I'll let you know how it turns out!

{Photo Courtesy of Steamy Kitchen}
{Recipe available at Steamy Kitchen as well!}