Archive | June, 2011

Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner

28 Jun

Being the multi-faceted bloggers that we are, we decided to try our hand at baking this week. After eating burgers at the Sherwood Diner (this never happened, but we did consider ordering them), we were inspired to bake a Big Mac cake. We researched different recipes and finally settled on one from Women’s Day magazine. If busy moms have time to make a hamburger cake, then why wouldn’t we?

Elaheh did make a three-tiered wedding cake once, so for the record, we are not novice bakers. But somehow our hamburger cake did not resemble the picture in Women’s Day. Safe to say that we are not going to tweet this post at the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten. (in a garden?)

First of all, we’d like to issue a complaint to the mag for publishing unclear directions. We thought that two boxes of cake mix yielded two 9-inch rounds, but when assembling the burger we noticed that we were missing the top bun. Seriously, what’s a bowl cake?

We also took some creative liberties by opting for a yellow cake mix when the recipe called for a pound cake mix. Another factor that contributed to the disaster that came out of the oven could’ve been Justin Bieber softly crooning in the kitchen. *

*Justin Bieber wasn’t actually with us (or was he?). His songs were just on repeat.

Thanks Women's Day!

The Original Big Mac Cake

Compare to:


In conclusion, a waste of time and resources.

Things that keep us up at night:

  1. Tara Lipinski’s guest roles on 7th Heaven
  2. Either you’re a doctor or you’re not.
  3. When Alyssa is 50, her resume will still say that she majored in Science in Society.
  4. What do Pippa Middleton and Michael Jackson have in common? We’re not really sure either.
  5. How many times do you have to tweet at Tahj Mowry to get him to retweet?

Daily Picks!! So uninspired

Song: Man in the Mirror. RIP MJ.

TV Show: Felicity. She followed her high school crush to college. That’s all we’re saying.

Movie: Just Go With It starring JenAn and Adam Sandler. Great cameo on Andy Roddick’s part. Wooo! Go Grand Slams!!

Youtube video: Hot Snowboarding Girl.


9 hours in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

20 Jun

We celebrated Father’s Day by surrounding ourselves with attractive dads at the beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. See below for some paparazzi shots we snapped of silver foxes and the like. Sorry if your dad is featured…if he is, call us, we’re free on Saturday.

His shirt says "DAD"


Wow, those are creepier than we thought.

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“I’m not even a fan, I’m just here because I have nothing better to do”

15 Jun

Armed with well-loved copies of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and accompanied by our personal publicists, we sat front row at Ann Brashares’ reading and signing of her new book, Sisterhood Everlasting.

Kind of confused at where Sisterhood Everlasting fits in with the rest of the Sisterhood books (there are four), but from what we gather it picks up on the lives of the characters as “they approach thirty, woof.” That’s a direct quote from the announcer/Barnes and Noble security guard. For celebrities reading this: weak security at Barnes and Noble at 86th and Lexington.

Quick bio/thoughts on Ann:

  • 4 kids, the 3rd child is at least 10 years older than the youngest
  • went to Barnard; majored in philosophy, which she described as a “truly practical major.” We couldn’t tell if she was being sarcastic or not, but we do have to say that philosophy is saaaach a liberal arts major
  • doesn’t have any sisters but always fantasized about having some. Alyssa shares this sentiment, but Elaheh can’t quite imagine growing up without two high-strung look-a-likes.
  • very high cheekbones and GREAT complexion. Totally into her minimal makeup.

She began the reading with a quick round of Sisterhood trivia. We noticed that our enthusiasm was subpar compared that of the other fans (and to our own at the Glee concert), but Alyssa did win a bag of Cheetos for correctly naming one of the foods eaten at the annual sisterhood rituals. Possible answers included Cheetos, Gummi worms, or Pop Tarts.

We prepared unique SOEC questions for Ann, but Elaheh was too starstruck to ask. Alyssa asked her what books were on her summer reading list; she suggests short stories by Raymond Carver.

Daily/Weekly/Whatever Picks

  • Song: To Sir, With Love from Glee (phase isn’t over yet, sarry) and My Best Friend’s Brother by Victoria Justice. See below for the music video. BFB!!!
  • Book: Too Big To Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin. Meaty and educational. Also, we hear that Girl in Translation is trending
  • TV Show: Zoey 101. “That’s what made me want to go to boarding school”-Alyssa
  • Movie: Cars 2. Who doesn’t like a talking car?!

Next post: If you’re wondering why we didn’t feature any food in this post, it’s because we’re doing a cleanse before we have ice cream for every meal!!!

Also, anyone in the media industry? Get at us. We’re looking for some press passes. People Stylewatch…?

What’s skanking?

Glee Cast: The Voice of the People

7 Jun

Wow. There is no witty way to say this: we had front row seats to the Glee concert at Mohegan Sun.

Being the dedicated viewers that we are, we assumed that the only way to attract the attention of the cast on stage was to dress as they do on the show. So, standing in front of our respective closets we waited for outfit revelations that would make us look like residents of Lima, Ohio. Not interesting, but we both ended up wearing patterned shirts.  Bear with us, we’re trying to create a build up for the main event.

Alyssa speaking to the people in her patterned shirt.

Anyways, we had a generally luxurious one-night stay at Mohegan Sun. Thoughts on the second largest casino in the United States:


  • Picturesque views of the Reservation and the Thames River
  • Great vanity kits in the bathroom (was in desperate need of a new shower cap)
  • Ben and Jerry’s, Starbucks and Johnny Rocket’s. Can’t go hungry at Mohegan Sun.


  • No E! entertainment channel, AND we couldn’t find a channel guide. We had to settle on Dr. Oz, where an audience member won a year’s supply of chopped liver. (Stay updated for a future blog post on Dr. Oz!!)
  • Must be 21 to gamble. We were hoping to see the central limit theorem in action on the roulette wheel. Sorry Larry Knop/Zachariah Dietz

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