Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Frisson

Happy Friday, lovelies! This week's frissons can be filed under "useful," "too awesome for words," and/or a gorgeous combination thereof. Let's jump right in!

Laurel Plum Online. An organizational genius, Laurel blows my mind. She has excellent, non-threatening tips for organizing, like, every single bit of your (my) life. Also, her matter-of-fact tone makes me feel like my rusty homemaking skills are not something to be ashamed of--just worked on. Easy, right?

OSS 117:Le Caire nid d'spions. I'm not quite sure how to convey the awesome contained within this movie. Let's start with the tagline: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East. Good, yeah? It's sort of like...if Inspector Clouseau [the real one, not the big phony Steve Martin one] were a little more Austin Powers. And looked like an exact cross between Bob Odenkirk [on the left, there] and Hugh Jackman [you don't really need a photo of Hugh, do you?]. Oh, and it's in French. (Twenty-five percent of you are running out right now to get this. The other 75% of you are unsubscribing to this feed.)

On Simplicity. This is a blog I can't get enough of right now. Of late, I am particularly enamored of this post, entitled 37 Easy Ways to Say I Love You. True, heartfelt and practical. Kind of what we could all use right about now, I say.

Libre Tea Glasses. An idea whose time has come! A portable, thermal cup for loose leaf tea! Loose leaf is so much tastier and healthier, too. Now it's easy to take with you. Seriously, why did this take so long? I grew up drinking tons of tea, or what we called tea; apparently the correct nomenclature for the stuff is tisane? Well, I never. In any case, preparation for said beverage went more or less thusly: pick lemongrass, orange leaves, lemon leaves or mint from the garden, or open up a cellophaned pack of Mexican cinnamon sticks. Boil water. Turn off heat, stick rinsed foliage of choice in the water, cover. Let steep about 5 minutes. Drink. Now I can take my tea with me! Bonus: it looks so pretty in the clear container. Love it!

Friday Microcoworking. Listen, L.A. freelancers: this is really cool. A group of us has been gathering at a coffee shop in Redondo Beach on Fridays for a couple of hours. We get some tables together, plug in our laptops, get some work done, have good coffee, and share in the unique delights of freelancing. Come join us, won't you?

Have a fantastic weekend!

xo

6 comments:

P. said...

I'm going to have to bust that film RIGHT NOW. Totally up my alley.

Emma said...

OH yeah, girl. I knew you were in the 25%.

Sara at On Simplicity said...

Thank so much! You totally made my day! And now I've got a few other things to check out...

Emma said...

Sara, I'm so glad! Thank YOU.

Laurel Plum said...

I am blushing and speechless. That never happens! Thank you very much! You have said so many wonderful things..... Suddenly my shoes feel a heck of a lot bigger than they were a moment ago.

Emma said...

Yay! Hi, Laurel! So glad you found this, but even gladder I found your site! Cheers!