Saturday, May 21, 2011

All Sorts of Wrong

Imagine if you will...

Going to check out a new neighborhood joint, the Fat Dog, just north of Melrose on Fairfax...
Ordering the Fat Dog, described as a grilled beef hot dog w condiments...(nothing more)
Then watching your waitress cross the entire restaurant with a GIANT 12-inch hot dog on a small
6-inch bun that serves no other purpose, but to accentuate the size of this OBSCENE piece of meat.

I have never in my life EVER blushed at food, but there really is a first time for everything.
When the waitress asked if I needed anything else, I replied... my dignity back.

I promptly (faster than ever in my life) cut the damn thing in half, then half again
and tried vainly to make the hot dog fit somehow in the bun, but to no avail...
It was impossible to eat with any decorum and it wasn't tasty enough to compensate.

More than a mouthfull...
Enough meat for 2 hungry people - but only barely enough bun for 1/2
The bun isn't cut all the way thru, great for showing GIRTH, not so great for eating like a human being.

Not once was I told how big this monstrosity was going to be! I'm a small person, after all.
This is the most illogical and overpriced ($10 and $4 for ice tea, yeah) hotdog EVER.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Tale of Two Artworks

After following a nonsensical trail of arrows in my neighborhood last Sunday,
like Alice in a maze... I happened upon a sweet little garage sale.

Artwork by C.A.

Only $10 for this original vintage (60's?) 12x12 mixed media (paper/watercolors/wood) beauty!

Dear Brenda

With a BONUS personal note from the artist to the former owner.

This is one of the reasons I love vintage/2nd hand treasure...
discovering mysterious pieces to another's life! What's the story?

Painting With Charlie

The tone of the lovely lady selling this painting and her willingness to unload it by
offering it for $5, gave me the impression that her ex painted this... in happier days.
Now the painting can be a source of happy again.

Charlie demanded to be in this pic and who am I to say no to such a stylish pooch?

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Friday, May 6, 2011

Melrose Trading Treasure

It's been a while since I had a good haul from The Melrose Trading Post,
but I hit the jackpot a few weeks ago!

Mirror Mirror
At last, a mirror for the bedroom - $25!
I love the surreal Dali-effect on the right, that's distorting the
image of the cheap Ikea storage thingie I refinished years ago.
The tree branch on left is from the tree mentioned here.

Handblown Glasses
Gorgeous, hand-blown and sunny little glasses (much smaller than they appear) - $10

Vintage Italian Glass Coasters
Vintage Italian glass coasters - $10

Two Free Scarves
These lovely silk scarves were a gift by the gentleman
who sold me the glasses and coasters! He used the scarves to wrap
and create a way to carry them. That's class.

Ankh and Citrine
A Citrine crystal pendant (good for third chakra - creativity) - $20
and an Ankh pendant made from recycled bullet shell casings - $3

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Life Can Be Sweet

La Tropezienne at Fig & Olive
La Tropezienne at Fig & Olive
Brioche + Sweet Mascarpone + Meyer Lemon Glazed Strawberries
= Heaven in my mouth

Until next time... Miss Absinthe