Friday, October 2, 2009

Flatbread Friday

Did I mention that I'm back on carbs, because I am back ON carbs. I had this cheese flatbread thing after spin class this morning and it was heavenly. Anyways, it's been an interesting week in LiLa land, as always. Here's what we've learned:

1. Project Runway is a lot like publishing. Last night there were these two guys who partnered up to make designs for Macy's and they were just so pleased with themselves. They kept going on and on about how they were the best partners ever. They were completely convinced that they were going to win and even Tim Gunn raved about their designs.

Their little Hope Tanks were overflowing.

And then after the runway, they were eviscerated by the judges. I think Michael Kors even said that their tunic looked like it had an attached lobster bib. Ouch.

We can totally relate, aspiring fashionistas. While there's been no mention of lobster bibs, we have been sufficiently humbled by the submissions process, and we just wanted to take a moment to remind you that it's all subjective. So lobster bib or no lobster bib, keep on designing dudes. And remember, one man's lobster bib is another man's "beautifully crafted bouquet neckline with pleating." (Thank you J.Crew.)

2. Laura has obscene amounts of willpower. You guys, I've tried EVERYTHING to get Laura to divulge the StatCounter password, but she refuses. It's horrible. Last night she resorted to reciting the list of hits we normally get on a day to day basis like a little bedtime story. La Grange, IL; Cleveland, OH; Chagrin Falls, OH; Okolona, MS; Auckland, NZ; Oceanside, NY; Oceanside, CA; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC, Decatur, GA; Edmonton, was like a little lullaby.

I still hate her.

3. Everyone should be watching Modern Family. Seriously. Get on over to Plot This and watch the first two episodes. You'll thank me later when I make jokes about "Why the Face!?" and you actually understand them.

4. Our writing friends continue to be made of win. Please visit Sara's blog and congratulate her on her fabulous new agent. We are beyond excited! Stream Pirate is a really special book and we can't wait to see it on bookshelves.

5. Laura has a secret. And if you know me, you know that this isn't going over well. At all. She's hijacking the blog for her nefarious purposes on October 16th and she won't tell me anything about it. Nothing. I've decided it must be one of three things:
  • She's writing a book of poetry without me (backstabbing bitch);
  • She's going to publicly humiliate me with another one of my prom pictures (backstabbing bitch);
  • She's writing a tell all, Mommy Dearest-esque book about our sisterly relationship (backstabbing bitch).
The only acceptable secret for her to have from me at this stage in our lives is that she's booked a one way ticket to North Korea and is finally going to get herself incarcarated so we can sell a freaking book and she wants to keep me in the dark so I'll be able to show genuine surprise and anguish for the cameras. Now that's a secret I can get on board with.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


ElanaJ said...

I think this is my favorite post ever. You guys are awesome. :)

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Hahahaha! This post rocks!

So I totally signed up for Stat Counter...and just so you know, I did order that jacket and I'm going to get the shoes.

JennyMac said...

maybe she is writing a book of poetry about being a backstabbing bitch? LOL.

Its probably about drinking copious amounts of Italian champagne.

Rebecca Knight said...

Have you tried withholding Twizzlers from her to get her to crack??

Christina Lee said...


Kimberly Derting said...

:) That's all.

Oh, and yay carbs!!!

Mariah Irvin said...

Carbs are awesome. I'm eating some right now.

I got a Stat Counter yesterday after your post... alas, I too, am an addict.

Sarah said...

You crack me up!
I'm glad carbs are treating you well. And I will check out Modern Family.

Oh yes, one more thing...I'm sorry, Laura, but I can't keep this secret a moment longer.
Lisa, the truth is, Lisa and Laura is no more. From now on, it's Sarah and Laura. It has a nicer ring, same amount of syllables in Li-sa and Sa-rah. We (meaning "Sarah and Laura") have decided you guys can share credit for your books so far, but beyond that we're dropping the Lisa part of it. Sort of like Kate Plus Eight, wherein Lisa is the Jon to Laura's Kate. And I'll be Jon (Lisa's) replacement. also sounds very complicated now.

I hope you don't hate me, Lisa. I swear, I've been trying to convince her to ease up on the StatCounter thing. To, you know, soften the blow.

Anyway, have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Oh my. What is that sneaky Laura planning?! Is it your birthday or something??

What? What?

I LOL'd on your lullaby of hits. *still giggling as I type.

HAve a great carb loaded weekend. I have a new sickness of getting fried cheese and jalapeno bites for breakfast at the Chevron. Seriously. Gas station food in Mississippi is quite tasty :-)

Lastly, I need to go rent a movie tonight. any ideas?

Katie said...

Oh. I forgot to say that "Flatbread Friday" might be the cutest title evah.

sraasch said...

Aw, thanks for the linky love!

Fast way to get off of carbs: develop a yeast allergy. I would KILL for the ability to eat cheesy flatbread...mmm

sunna said...

BWAH. This was a nice pick-me-up after a rotten work week. :)

Are you taking bets on what the 16th takeover will be about? Because I'd like to put 20 Bic pens down for armadillos.

I dunno. I just have this... feeling.

storyqueen said...

Oceanside Ca, that's me!!!

You guys crack me up.

I watched that episode of PR last night.....really felt for those guys. But I thought most of the clothes made, with the exception of the winner, were pretty much awful.

Fill up that hope tank!! And keep writing the next book!!!

Tess said...

Prom Picture! My vote is prom picture...or, better yet, sixth grade picture. Those are always good for a giggle :)

And, good for you on the carb thing. You know Atkins died of a heart attack don't you? Everything is okay in some amounts, I say -- and that includes cheeseburgers and shakes :)

Little Ms J said...

Laura told me she was auctioning off your anti-paranoia meds. Something about rehab, steps and a pair of Tory Burch shoes that put yours to shame.

See you on the 16th, Laura!

Rebecca Knight said...

Hmm, Sarah and Laura DOES sound good!

Lisa, I'll adopt you if you need a place to crash after getting, you know, The Jon Treatment. Brutal!

Although, wine is a carb, right? I have some good ideas of how to begin the healing process.

jessjordan said...

I'm pretty sure Laura is being preemptive and making sure she gets you sent over to North Korea before you ship her ass over there. But that's just my own paranoia kicking in.

p.s. gotta love old high school pics. And I, too, rocked an updo at prom. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Flatbread sounds yummy, especially with the cheese :) And you obviously burned it off with the spinning!

Donna Gambale said...

Thank GOD you're back on carbs! I was beginning to get worried.

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