March 30th, 2011
One of our favorite features around here is when we have a male reader ask the elaney community questions. We all remember Dating Week from December ’09 and who can forget the lively debate sparked between notonthephone and Drofnib? Today one of our two favorite male readers (well, we think they’ve read a time or two) wants to know….”elaney (aka his sister), I kind of like a white 4Runner. But…will girls think I look like a soccer mom?” Eek – looks like a soccer mom could be a dealbreaker. Let’s hear it ladies. What should he do??
March 29th, 2011
So, I am completely uninformed about the world. Well, let me clarify. You want to know where Ben and Jen are staying while they are in ATL (Buckhead)? You want to know what Kate Middleton’s sister’s name is (Pippa)? You want to know where Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon went to high school in Nashville (Harpeth Hall)? I can hook you up. But for the latest up-to-date info on Libya, I might have to take some “lib”erties. This weekend at non-Reader Lucy’s bachelorette party (pics to come), Reader Mo discovered my lack of knowledge about the world and said, “I used to think you were really intelligent, but I think I’m going to retract that.” Instead of trying to convince her of the difference in intelligence and being informed, I decided to turn off The Bert Show (tear, I love you Jenn Hobby) in the morning and give NPR the ole college (re: educated) try on my hourlong commute this morning.
Did I learn some things, yes. Did I like the opera segments, no. Will keep you posted.
March 28th, 2011
For those of you trying to follow our lead and paint your own nails in 2011 (what a bore), you’ll be happy to know that they now carry Essie at Walgreens. This is like when Spanx started their Assets brand for Target all over again! And the selection is good – not all low rent shades you’ve never seen before. My fav color right now? Mink muffs! Saw some cool blues for summer. What’s your favorite Essie color?
March 24th, 2011
Need a recipe to feed a group? Try this delicious summer salad, complements of Francie Mulloy.
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 lb. fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
- 14 oz can artichoke hearts
- 7 oz jar roasted red peppers rinsed
- 4 scallions chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 oz prosciutto, trimmed and julienned
- tomato vinaigrette
- arugula for garnish
Chop sun-dried tomatoes. Cook tortellini in boiling water then drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, combine sun-dried tomatoes, tortellini, artichokes, red peppers, scallions, tomatoes, basil and proscuitto. Add vinaigrette and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Mound tortellini salad on arugula.
March 23rd, 2011
elaney is for women with champagne tastes and beer budgets. Here’s our list of recent “investments” we haven’t regretted. Always love to hear yours as well!
1. $1.29 – Black Eyed Peas’ “Just Can’t Get Enough”
2. $45 – Lululemon sports bras. This “asset” literally feels like it was made for your body. If you work out a lot, especially if you are a runner, you. need. to. buy. one. Also, just can’t get enough.
3. $(Undisclosed) – Tom Ford sunglasses. Yes, the price should make you ashamed of yourself, BUT – I have broken 2 pairs now, and you just ship them off to them and 5-7 business days later you get a new pair in the mail. It’s like Christmas!
March 22nd, 2011
Fun to see Reader ct and Molly Moore in Memphis! Loved Andrew Michael (chosen after I saw it profiled on the food channel) and enjoyed Five Spot featured here. Not the best food ever but sort of a novelty to be in a reformed brothel.
March 22nd, 2011
Say what you want haters, but we will always love Britney Spears, and we love to hear that there’s no “Oops I Did It Again” in her future. She’s keeping clean and sober, and she’ll “Hold It Against You” if you are her backup dancer and you aren’t.
A non-disclosure agreement that dancers are required to sign states, ”Contractor acknowledges that it is essential that [Britney Spears] not be exposed to any alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances.” Britney ain’t saying “Hit Me Baby One More Time” to anyone. The pact even says that the dancers can be subjected to random drug tests themselves and can be fired for failing a test or even refusing to take one. You go girl. Stay “Stronger.”
Has B.Spears won you back over circa Spring Break ’00, or is she still a trainwreck circa ’08?