Archive for June, 2011


I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.
— Gilda Radner

What’s for lunch?: Thursday, June 2nd

It’s no secret that we’re all about the food trucks!  Well, maybe it is . . . we have definitely not shown enough food truck love on this blog!!  Some people find it inconvenient to stand on a long line and wait for lunch, but that’s part of what makes it fun.  Hubbo sometimes gets his lunch from a Mexican truck downtown and he even admitted it’s fun hanging out at the truck.  The key is to know what you want and get there early to avoid the crowds.  Most trucks have a Twitter feed now so they’re easy to find.  You can plan out a whole week of lunches just by knowing the truck schedules.

MrsJ and I tried a new food truck this past week by our office – a pizza truck!  I’ve seen this truck several times but was hesitant to try it.  I was expecting reheated old pizza.  What we got was anything but!

Restaurant Name Eddie’s Pizza Truck
Website  http://www.eddiespizzany.com/
Location See Twitter feed for daily locations
Cuisine Pizza – I refuse to call it Italian, since it’s become so American over the years
Order  Two 10″ pizzas.  I had sausage and peppers on a whole wheat crust, and MrsJ had what is known as Eddie’s Special (Sausage, Meatballs, Pepperoni, Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions) on a regular crust.
Culinary Experience(hot/cold, wet/dry, hands/fork) Hot/Dry/Hands
Service We arrived at the truck a few minutes after 12pm and waited a good half hour, maybe more.  We were told upfront that the whole wheat crust takes an additional 15 – 20 minutes.  Luckily we were not swamped with work and it was not mega hot out, otherwise it would have been awful.
Cost  $20.50 for both pizzas.
Satisfaction Oh my lord it was awesome!  It was worth the wait because it was FRESH, not reheated.  The crust was thin and crispy, the cheese was delicious (they have fat free cheese but I stuck with the part-skim), and the toppings were yummy.  I will admit I was expecting roasted red peppers and these were chopped fresh green peppers.  I ate six of the eight slices (trying to be a lady you know) and gave Bigz the other two.  Mrs J ate her whole pizza.  Not a surprise!  We may put Eddies in our weekly rotation!

Sausage and peppers on whole wheat crust

Eddie's Special

Daily Spice

Come on Spice Sisters, post something already! I’m all alone here, typing into the vast universe from my lonely outpost hundreds of miles away….can anyone here me? Does anyone have anything to say to me? To entertain me? Educate me?

Anyway, here is just a brief post to tell you all that I am a complete convert to paid home cleaning service. Amazing. It’s like a whole new apartment. They even emptied my dishwasher and figured out where to put the dishes!! And changed my sheets and threw the old ones in the wash before leaving! I’m sure I’ll find some other amazing clean corner of my apartment that has yet to reveal itself to me. I would never be able to get this place this clean on my own…I can’t explain what a joy it is to have this place so lovely and sparkly. Worth every penny.

Come visit! I want to show off my sparkling clean apartment!!

I can barely believe this is truly happening at the damaged nuclear plant in Japan. Right now as I sit at my silly desk. I can’t breathe for trying to imagine the heart of these people. I have no words.

MacchaMe has alluded to her online shopping obsession several times in the past, but I’m pretty sure my recent activity may match or surpass.

Case in point #1: May credit card activity: five separate gilt.com orders (two were in one day, because I exceeded the five item limit and had to break my order into two separate orders.), two ideeli.com orders, and two boden.com orders (both in the same day, but one was from little boden for baby clothes, and the other was regular boden for me). That’s nine online shopping orders, averaging over $100 per order. Yeah. I dropped a grand on online shopping in one month. Someone stop me! Please.

Case in point #2: Tonight, I had to pull up gilt.com just one last time before logging off, and I am finding myself considering buying a 21 day cleanse diet regimen they are offering. For a mere $350. But! It includes shake mixes that would replace breakfast and dinner. Twenty-one days of breakfast and dinner for $350? Put it like that, and it’s kind of bargain! I have never done a cleanse before and I find myself intrigued by this plan because it’s not technically a fast or a liquid cleanse in that it includes actual food. The idea of a cleanse is something that I’ve considered trying from time to time. And here is where the genius of gilt.com comes in and gets me, translating my every fleeting consumer whim into an actual product I can purchase. Hmmm…it’d be nice to have some scented candles…oh, fancy smelling ones on sale at gilt.com? Better stock up! That was from last night. To be fair, I plan to give some away as presents. But, we’re talking nearly $200 on candles. Seriously. This probably counts as my Case in point #3.

The thing is, over past few weeks, I really have been thinking about trying out alternative healing methods – maybe acupuncture? Balance my chakras? Ok, I do draw the line at hydro-colonics – THAT is something I would never entertain. But. What about a priobiotic, hormone-balancing, stress-relieving, food replacement cleanse program! Great idea!

So, I’ve been checking out ingredients and reviews for The Clean Program. It seems reputable enough, given that it’s just another LA-doctor created, non-FDA approved program. But the ingredients and supplements do seem to be more natural and balanced. The program has been profiled by Gwyneth on Goop, and endorsed by Demi Moore. Well, there you go, then! I tried to find negative reviews, but all I could find was people saying this program made them feel more energetic, productive, clear headed, healthy…and helped them lose weight. So here I am, gullible consumer that I am, thinking, hey it can’t hurt to try! And how could I go wrong, because gilt.com is offering this deal at nearly $100 off the regular price! I better go check out before the other online shoppers buy them out!