Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hot Tools flat iron

As you can see from my picture, my hair is quite curly. It's actually a lot curlier and frizzier than what you can see in the picture. I think I had a lot of product in my hair to tame the curl and frizz on the day that picture was taken.

I've had my Hot Tools flat iron for quite a few years now. Personally, I don't think I look very good with stick-straight hair. When I use the flat iron, I pull it down the shaft and when I get to the end I "curl" it under. I need to go down the hair twice, (which is definitely NOT recommended and a little bit of a pain) to completely remove the curl/frizz. "Curling" it under gives it a little bend at the end and helps keep it from looking too straight. I try to be good about using products to protect my hair from the heat. Matrix Sleek Look are my favorites.

This iron is easy to use and gets really hot. Even though I need to use it twice or go down the shaft a lot slower, I would recommend it. I can't quite imagine using something that would get any hotter. My model is Hot Tools Professional Model 119 and is 170W and they seem to be going for approximately $20 on eBay.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Breaking Dawn update - Stephenie Meyer

Just a quick update on Breaking Dawn. I've made it a little past page 400 and am still not loving it :-( It picked up a tiny bit, but not much.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner

I've had a Rainbow for approximately 23 years and I even sold them for a short time. Owning a Rainbow means you never have to smell that "dreaded vacuum cleaner smell" again and also means you aren't spewing the germs from inside the bag, back into your house each time you turn your vacuum on. The filter is a basin that you fill with water and of course water is nature's best filter. If you can handle having to empty the basin and rinse it out each time, you will absolutely love a Rainbow!

If you are a fan of Everybody Loves Raymond, you may have seen the episode that featured the "Humm Vac" which was actually an e Series Rainbow vacuum. Patricia Heaton purchased a Rainbow, then gave referrals which led to Philip Rosenthal, Ray Romano, and Lew Schneider (writer) all purchasing Rainbows. Of course those referrals also led to the Humm Vac episode which originally aired on March 19, 2001.

Gary Unmarried

When I looked for other Gary Unmarried fans, I have to say I was quite surprised I only found myself. Check it out on Wednesdays at 8:30 PM ET.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Holiday's Bar and Grill, Auburn, New Hampshire

Holiday's Bar & Grill, January 19, 2009

Although we were there for lunch, we ordered from the dinner menu. I opted for the scallops that were described as "fresh sea scallops baked with white wine, lemon butter and a cracker crumb topping". My first bite told me that I didn't care for the orange spice that I could see on the top; it does not seem to be a good choice for scallops. The only spice I could think it might possibly be is paprika?

My friend ordered the sirloin tips. We ended up splitting the tips and scallops. The sirloin tips were good, but the marinade was certainly not the best I've had. Would not order either of these again. My friend had the French onion soup, which also included an odd tasting spice that was visible around the edges of the cup.

The salad was very good with fresh vegetables and fruit (yes tomatoes and cucumbers are fruit).

This was probably my 4th or 5th visit. I don't know why I keep going back. The service was adequate.

I would give this restaurant a C.

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Lydia Blogg is a decorator/designer who specializes in designing and fabricating custom window treatments. When Lydia realized she loved her weekend remodeling jobs more than her office job, she made a career change. Through years of hands-on experience, she has become expert in decorating, custom window treatments, interior/exterior painting, tiling, sewing, refinishing furniture, flower arrangements, home and office efficiency solutions, home repairs. She has years of experience in accounting and the list goes on.... Lydia loves to write and is currently working on a weight-loss book. If you have a blog you think Lydia might like to follow, please email her at lydiablogg@gmail.com. Lydia's motto: "It's just as easy to be nice as it is to be mean and rotten!" PLEASE NOTE: The artist has a copyright on all art work on this blog - Thank you for not copying them.