recent aquisitions

1. Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar - purchased for K's Christmas stocking, I had forgotten that Cadbury bars are pretty good. He's been sharing it.

2. Yankee Candle Tahitian Tiare Flower candle - a gift from Oldest. Does it smell like old lady perfume? Hard to tell. Still testing.

3. Ugg Classic Short boots - in chocolate brown, from K. I may never wear socks again. I know every teenager in town wears them, I know they are the Crocs of winter. I DON'T CARE.

4. Top round roast beef - we don't really have roast beef in our rotation of meals. K did a great job roasting it and we've been eating it in sandwiches with horseradish mayonnaise on thick slabs of bread. I'm loving it.

5. Cascade dishwasher tablets - I've never thought much about our dishwasher detergent. I think I always used the stuff in the plastic bottle because my mom did. But Youngest asked for these (god only knows why) and I like them. They come in a bag and I love the fact that I always know how many are left. I never knew when the stuff in the bottle was going to run out.
I know this is an odd thing, but it pleases me.

6. One case each of Ito En Green Tea, Rose Green Tea and Green White Tea - I drink this unsweetened tea all day long. It's very light and has subtle flavors. I was without it for a few days last week and PRACTICALLY DRIED UP. I happened to be at the supermarket when they were unloading cases of it and bought one of each. And got a discount to boot.

7. A round trip ticket to Chicago - free! courtesy of air-miles and my sweet husband! I'm going to a cocktail party. In Chicago! And I'm going to see my Blogher pals.


Comments

paula said…
Chicago would probably like the candy better, or the tea. If I were in Chicago I would like the tea.

But perhaps you can tell me what I'd like to have in New York in the fall?
I'm a huge fan of those dishwasher tablets. Much nicer than the messy loose stuff.

Chocolate is good. Trips to Chicago are great -- especially if they're in the summer and not the dead of winter. You'll need those Uggs (and more) if you visit when it's cold.
alice c said…
Sounds like a good start to the year.

I have to tell you that if you were to walk around here wearing Ugg and eating Cadbury's you would not be able to buy a drink because everybody would assume that you were still at school. I'm sorry, but you had to know.
Alice said…
Can I have a sandwich? Yum.
I'm waiting until I leave school (wear everyone has some) to get Ugg boots, then I will wear them with adult class, as I'm sure you are!
Will take the Cascade suggestion, why did youngest fall in love with them? That man has good taste.
Saoirse said…
The UGG boots--truly UGLY but I LOVE them! (and being 50 years old, I am WAY outside of the target demographic)

Cadbury bars--love 'em, but can't keep them in the house (akin to leaving bottles of scotch around an alcoholic--not a good idea for me!)

The flower candle? I got something similar from my son's girlfriend--I had the exact same impression upon first whiff (old lady perfume). twas VERY sweet she got me something, though!

Roast Beast? I can not pick out a decent cut of meat nor cook one properly to save my soul (with the notable exception being steak on the grill--I KILL on the grill!)

Cascade dishwater tablets rock! Wouldn't use anything else.

Ito Tea? going to try some--trying (2008 resolution) to kick the diet soda habit; this may be the ticket to success...

Chicago? it's a toddlin' town--have fun!
Jennifer said…
I love fruit and nut chocolate bars :)

We use that dishwasher detergent. Or something like it. We have the one with the little ball in it. We'll never go back to the powder or liquid again.

Happy New Year BB :)
countrymouse said…
Seriously--what's the secret to a *good* top round roast beef? I only know the roast of my mom/mil's generation. Well, that and the occasional good rib roast.

And someone who is shaped like me may or may not have already eaten my hubby's Cadbury Fruit & Nut bar . . .
ree said…
The UGGS sound heavenly (seriously though, there's 10 inches of snow here, I'd need the tall ones)

The sandwich got my mouth watering

And the cocktail party in Chicago just made me jealous. I'm in Chicago every month for work, but I don't get cocktail parties when I'm there. I just get more work.
BabelBabe said…
now i am dying for a cadbury fruit and nut bar, and they are not easy to find around here. pittsburgh seems to be a toffee or crisped rice sort of town, damn it.
Poppy Buxom said…
HOLY MOLY stop talking about chocolate or I'll gobble the chocolate fish and chocolate rocks and other chocolate oddities we got as gifts and then I'll be ROLY POLY and my pants won't zip when bb comes to Chicago and we head to that shmancy cocktail party.
paola said…
I am so hhapy about the trip!
Have lots and lots of fun, wearing you UGGS, munching a sandwich, eating your chocolate and drinking your tea.
Why not?
kmkat said…
Will you go to the Art Institute when you are in Chicago? Worth the trip all by itself.

I had to wipe the drool from my keyboard after browsing through all the Uggs at Zappos. Can I justify $153 for a pair of Sullivans? Time will tell...
olivespearls said…
Hey, I'm a blogger and I live in Chicago! I have no idea what Blogher is though.

Jen
Anne said…
I like your list of acquisitions. My new years' resolution (one of them) is to get away more. Have fun in Chicago ...one of my favourite places.
jenny said…
You're less odd than you think, I can never figure out the dishwasher liquid replacement timing either.

Chocolate brown Uggs? Like my wicked good bean slippers but better? lucky girl.
Melissa said…
Never tried the dishwasher tabs, but I love my Uggs and though I've never thought of them that way, I agree. They ARE the Crocs of winter. Here's to comfy footwear, chocolate and tea.
Nora said…
Glad you got Uggs -- I wear them constantly, even though that makes me some sort of Fashion Don't. I'm so warm, I don't care. And about the dishwasher tablet thingies -- I use the Electrosol ones (think they're a little cheaper and that's how I made my initial purchase decision) and will never go back to the liquid or powder. They clean so much better and, like you, I love the predictability of how much product I have left.
Ugg boots - Cadbury's chocolate - you would fit right in up here in the mountains too. My rule is never to wear them out in public.
Fannie Mae said…
Roast beef sandwiches AND a trip to Chicago. Lucky girl! (Lovely poem yesterday btw, but I was too tired to comment.)
Stephanie said…
Don't ever get the Target dishwasher tablets. They suck.

I want some uggs. :)
Rose said…
The roast beef sounds great! Love and always get Cadbury bars for my girls' stockings, ever since eating them in England (where they taste even better if you can believe it). And love the dishwasher tablets too! No more squeezing the messy, drippy stuff!
Neesja said…
I agree with Rose, Cadbury is far better in the UK than it is here. I am going to seek the tea...
Wendy said…
I wish you could bring the roast beef. Horseradish mayo and thick slabs of bread. Oh yum!
Kim said…
are you turning Australian?

Is your Cadbury's chocolate Australian or English?
I hope your Uggs are legitimate ones made from Aussie sheep.
Once you move to dishwasher tablets you never.go.back.
I find the American predeliction for drinks other than water fascinating. The fact your favourite are unsweetened comforts me greatly.
A trip! On a plane! WOOHOO.
Priscilla said…
Oh yeah! Love the dishwashing tabs. There really is something to knowing when you're going to run out of liquid/powder.

Hey! What. . is that a real lime tree, with real limes, growing in your living room?

That's awesome!