Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Too busy to offer up a good post today, so I encourage you to read:


THIS blog.

THIS blog.

And THIS blog.


I can't believe it's November. I can't believe Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away. Where did my year go? I want my year back, dammit.

Does everyone have plans for T-day? What are you doing? Staying or going? Cooking? And what about Christmas? Has anyone started shopping?

I want some details.

I hope Santa brings me the GIANT bottle of Chanel Gardenia. Not the one in the crappy white plastic bottle, the awesome huge glass bottle, thank you. Got it, Santa?

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Staying in and having company. I'm the ironic Thanksgiving host: the vegetarian who cooks the turkey. Fortunately, I believe in turkey karma. The turkey Gods smile upon my turkey-cooking as a thanks for not eating turkey year-round. I hear that my turkey is GREAT!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

We're spending turkey day in Greenwich, Connecticut, with swell friends and their baby. I am expecting good wine and am making oyster stuffing. And my spouse is soaking the turkey in brine beforehand—few things are worse to eat then dry, dry turkey.

drwende said...

If I keep forgetting to make restaurant reservations, we may be eating whatever's on the grill at 7-11. Where DID this autumn go?

hello gorgeous said...

Uh huh. Three links to blogs already on your blogroll.

Who do I have to fuck to get some blogroll love around here?

I'll answer your questions when I quit sulking.

ArchitectDesign said...

I bought my first christmas gift last week, I'm embaressed to admit. I saw it and it was perfect! I have my lists done though for all my other gifts. I've been keeping myself on a strict budget lately so it was nice to 'splurge'.

kristin said...

I have two dinners to go to. One will be full of fabulous Indian food, and I'm not sure about the other. But I'll be hungry, because I'll be running a 4 mile race first thing in the morning. Considering I started running only a week and a half ago and I have only two more weeks to train (as in, get to the point where I can run more than 90 seconds at a time), I'm a little scared, but also excited. Food!

Anonymous said...

those PB books in the photo...not that gret in person. They smell cheap....not like something you would want to journal in unfortunately.

Kwana said...

I hope Santa gets you what you want. I'm not sure what I want from Santa. I'm thinking maybe a Blackberry Storm. That sounds so bad and boring.

I may be in Savannah for Thanksgiving with DH's family if all goes well. If not I will be in NY with mine. Either way no cooking for me.

Decs said...

Either way, Kwana wins. Well played, K.

ohnomyboots said...

My 5 year old will be living it up in Orlando with the ex and his family. Me? My family thinks I'll be at a close friend's home. In actuality I will spend the morning delivering meals to homebound sick people and the rest of the day blissfully alone! So wrong, but feels so right.

marc said...

Checked out the other blogs. Not to suck up but...none of that great Decorno attitude.

Anonymous said...

aesthete's lament--

Greenwich, Connecticut, huh--why am I not surprised? Why did I know that you would not be going to Newark?

Anonymous said...

Remember, perfume goes bad so unless you plan to bathe in it...stick to small. Also, Glass lets light in so opaque plastic is actually better for preservation. Otherwise, keep it in a cool dark place. That is all.

Anonymous said...

"That is all"--why is everyone now signing off their comments and posts "That is all"? Is it some pop-culture reference? Was it initally droll?

Decorina said...

That's all = Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. It has its place.

Anonymous said...

No. "That's all" is different from "That is all." Different eras.

ohnomyboots said...

A funny bit from Flakmagazine:
It's become the "Show me the money" of the twentysomething literati. If Keats wrote for McSweeney's, his editor would probably tell him, "This is mostly good, but the 'all ye know on earth' stuff is a little much. How about this: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all.'"

Anonymous said...

ohnomyboots, your planned day sounds fabulous. my day will be filled with loud, drunk, opinionated family members and a turkey that is ALWAYS overcooked. but what the hell, it's my dumb family and i love them and turkey day is only one day a year.

Anonymous said...

www.flakmag.com/misc/thatisall.html

According to this link (thanks), it definitely pre-dates that dopy "Prada" movie.

I like the old-fashioned crispness of "That is all." It's like "I bid you good day" or "Be on your way."

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm wrong, but I thought Chanel Gardenia was no longer in production.

Decs said...

It's some new version. Comes in a bottle like this:

http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/Beige-Chanel-Exclusif-2-copy.jpg

They have it at Nordstrom and Saks and the like.