Sunday, March 30, 2008

guess who's hot? but not really

Not to brag or anything (okay, yes, to brag) but the Treasurelicious website has me in their scroll bar of Who's Hot - you should go there right this instant so as not to miss me. Or maybe I'm the only one who cares; do what you want. But the other cool thing is that right above & below me are fellow Portland-area blogesses, Cami Kaos and Miss Burrows (who, by the way, haven't yet DEMANDED that Fountains of Wayne come to town; I know this because the 3 people who have are me and people related to me. And they think I'm kind of pathetic, which I suppose rather diminishes my hotness quotient).

Moving on. If you've looked at my very HOT list of treasures, you'll notice Franco Sarto shoes (alongside the much-maligned Crocs; I ignore all the haters with sore feet). They are always of superb quality and are quite comfortable for a dressy shoe. I have been fortunate to be able to feed my addiction find them at Nordstrom Rack as well as many Goodwill stores. My latest discovery worthy of a public happy dance are these snazzy Mary Janes:

Only $4.99! See how they love me?

I wore them out on the town for Stu's birthday celebration. I love that sassy little flare at the bottom of the chunky heel. I think they'll look particularly adorable with a skirt, when it stops SNOWING here. My feet froze a bit last night in the name of fashion.

We went to Bluehour for drinks & appetizers before dinner. I took notes:

Because that's what geeky blogging English teachers do when they go out. The 'Sunny Day' was their specialty cocktail and it was fantastic - a Lemon Drop with a splash of orange juice and vanilla vodka; note I was tempted to order it for infinity.

The bathroom had an opaque door and was nearly pitch dark inside - clearly the typical clientele likes to maintain an illusion of looking good, because you couldn't possibly touch up make-up or fish spinach out of your teeth in there. I'm not sure why there was even a mirror (spanning the entire wall across from the toilet, by the way).

But the food was delicious (they had fried olives! For $1!) and filling, without draining our bank account. My best friend Jen & I contemplated the mysterious ball of cheese on the Butcher's Board; our contemplation turned into a bit of a competitive argument. It looked like mozzarella but had very little flavor. Jen maintained that is what fresh mozzarella tastes like but I said I had tasted fresh mozzarella before. Finally we asked a waiter who explained it was a house-made mozzarella (he was then rather rudely interrupted by Jen's victorious HA!) or 'burrata,' which is a type of mozzarella but sort of different, and so I claimed partial rightness. That is how I play. Surprising I have any friends at all, really.

This morning we had massages in our hotel room (oh the decadence). I was afraid my masseuse would refuse service to my icy corpse-like feet but she was gracious and wonderful. Then my man & I set out for the Portland Saturday Market, which is typically a delightful way to spend a spring afternoon in the Pacific Northwest. But today? It was barely 50 degrees with sprinkling rain and a zany burst of HAIL. Grrr. And any other day in the market I see at least four stalls selling funky handknit gloves, but today? Nada. Though the atmosphere is always a treat and there are lots of cool treasures, I had to keep moving briskly in order to maintain my hotness.



CamiKaos said...

I must do this quickly so I don't forget any of the several things I have to say.

First: your hotness was maintained, partly do to the shoe image halfway through the post... how can you not be hot with THOSE shoes? Not possible.

Second: I had no idea I was on the hot list... why would I? I don't notice such things... I am just that cool. I certainly wasn't thinking about twittering that yesterday when I noticed. I certainly didn't consider how the bragging about the total coolness might slightly downgrade my coolness level. I didn't weigh my coolness for BEING on the list against my lack of coolness for wanting to tell the world...

Third: It was SOOOO cool of you to tell everyone that I am hot so I didn't have to make an ass of myself telling everyone how very hot I am.

Fourth: You somehow managed to stay cool... but I think I covered by saying you maintained your hotness... Have I been using "hot" and "cool" interchangeably? That's what slang does to my brain I guess...

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

A hot mama, yes indeed you are.

Massages? Lemon drops? Cool shoes?

I wish I was you.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Well, look who's so hot! And I totally would have claimed partial victory too. I'm competitive like that.

JCK said...

You are definitely the Queen of Hotness - for that amazing evening and day alone, plus those shoes! SIZZLE....

katydidnot said...


i already knew you were hot, nice to have my opinion verified. those shoes? awesome. the lemon vanilla almond orange drop thing-o? weird. but glad you enjoyed it.

Mrs. G. said...

This sounds like a wonderful weekend with your birthday man. Who knew such goodness as friend olives existed?

Most excellent shoes!

Jess said...

I love Portland. And I love geeky english teachers with cute shoes. Definitely hot. You are who I dreamed about being in high school. :).... Though the reality has changed a little since then, the dreams have not. Maybe one day when I don't live in the most expensive place on earth and I strike it rich I can be a hot geeky english teacher with cute shoes.

I was just telling my Grandmother that if I could move anywhere, it would be Portland.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the hotness and those shoes! I want them! They are so awesome. I may be a teeny bit jealous.

Anonymous said...

I had a great time this weekend love.

It was fun watching you and Jen fight for rightness. I kept my mouth shut; I would have hated to ruin my chances for rented room lovin'


Restless Ink said...

YOU are so famous!

#1: You're on a "Who's Hot" list

#2: Those shoes R.O.C.K.

#3: That drink sounds FABulous.

#4: You were at a place where you couldn't see yourself in the bathroom - very hip.

#5: You went to a place that serves "fried olives"?! How do people think of this stuff?

#6: You had a massage in your hotel room - with friends!

You are..... sizzlin' H.O.T. sistah!

AngelConradie said...

ooh i want me some mary janes... they're gawjiss!!!
congrats on the hotness!!!


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