Wednesday, October 18, 2006

It's favorites day again.

Everyonce is a while at Bellemaison, the Chow Nation and I sit down and take a look at what's working in our life and what's working really well in our life. Take for instance;

favorite thing you put on your body: black work out socks. I love black work out socks. No matter how you slice it they look pretty much fresh. You can always wear them two times for any kind of a work out. The white socks rarely make to the second wearing and are needy and demand attention. No short cuts with white socks. Black socks are my friends.

favorite thing you put in your body: how about PF Chang's Orange Chicken and Lucky 8's? Unexplicably, The 'Kan EWA has just scored a PF Chang's . Hard to believe I can walk down the street from my office and have lettuce wraps any time I want. Any time I can get in. Reservations are a week out! in downtwon Spokane! You gotta love it. And you had to have been there. Chang's in The 'Kan. wOw.

favorite smell of October: the last of the 'Evelyn' roses that I cut each morning and take to my desk.

favorite things I've read lately: New Yorker piece on high end handbags. actually. riveting.

favorite thing I've watched lately: The De-freaking-parted! whoa. Scorcese scores way big. The AMPAS All Stars make it not just four of a kind, but four aces. And it's set in Southie to boot.

favorite thing I'm looking forward to: Billy Elliott! Mary Poppins! The West End!

favorite thing I'm listening to: Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits. you shut up.

favorite thing I like to think about: how I will have all my books at hand in my new library. Now I am just sorry I didn't have more children so they could move out and I could nationalize their bedrooms. heh.

favorite thing I have no regrets about: my children's education.

favorite moment of the day: putting the Chows to bed and watching then gobble them up the bones on their pillows. magic.

oh. and YOU. I love you! You are my *absolute* favorite .

The 'Kan EWA


toadman said...

Lettuce wraps? In Spokane!? Where!? I gotta know where! It's been so hard living without all manner of ethnic food since moving up was starting to freak me out until I found a couple of good Indian places.

Oh, and handbags? Exciting? oh man...

jb3ll3 said...

okay, Toad. you better watch it!



curtcon said...

Ohhh another Boston thrillah. My childhood was spent hangin around with the kid's of the then Irish Mob...

Tell me they nailed the accents and I will go see it:-)

jb3ll3 said...

dead on. Damon, DeCaprio and Nicholson are all brilliant.

the psycho therapist said...

Good night and I will *not* shut up because I have several Patsy Cline greatest hits CD's, so there.

Me and Patsy, we go waaaaaaaaay back. Love the movie "Sweet Dreams" (Jessica Lange and Ed Harris). Watch it every 6 months or so along with "Coal Miner's Daughter" (Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones).
Fuhget about it. Love 'em.

I made pasta with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, garlic and CAPERS this evening. Gearing up.

Anonymous said...

I kinda like "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens."

Also," brown paper packages tied up with strings."

Not to mention, "cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels.Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles."

I am crazy about "wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings."

Gotta mention, "girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes.Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes."

Mosthly, though, "silver white winters that melt into springs."

I guess you could say, "these are a few of my favorite things..."

(lyrics from Sound of Music)

jb3ll3 said...

oh! oh! oh! don't eat all the pasta. I'll eat it cold right out of the refrigerator when I get home.


Phil said...

You are my *absolute* favorite

Well, of course.

Toad, where are these good Indian restaurants? That might be worth driving into Spokane. Oh, it's soooo faaaar awaaaay!

Jbelle, you've inspired me, I've started a mug collection.

Anonymous said...

Jbelle, let me show you a Coeur d'Alene lettuce wrap that's up there with Chang's...Bonsai Bistro, my treat!

And EmmyLou Harris is the one whose voice can make my spirit soar and my heart break at the same time. But Patsy, Loretta and Tammy are without peers.
Jane Q.

jb3ll3 said...

Jane! I was just...over at your place. But couldn't get in to say hello. If you know what I mean. I am going to walk Foster, Government Way to 11th, this Saturday. 'Bout 9:30 or so. be there? We can go have lettuce wraps at BB! and garlic noodles, too. (That's a helluva walk.)

jb3ll3 said...

PHIL! THAT'S AWESOME. Can I donate to the collection? I have a good one in mind. If your collection is quite specific and one that must be built by only you, I certainly understand that. But I am just quite please that you see the beauty and grace of coffee mugs.


Phil said...

Ummm, wait til you see my mug collection... I'll post a photo on my blog one of these days.

If you're anywhere near Tubbs Hill for the big clean-up Saturday morning, look for the doofus with two kids all decked out in Idaho Vandals gear... That'd be me.

jb3ll3 said...

Phil, I am walking Foster, Government Way to 11th, on Saturday morning. I'll wear IDAHO regalia as well. Keep the faith, my brother!

Lynn said...

Hi JB! I like to sing Patsy Cline songs at karaoke. I know a lot of people think this is corny, but we just can't please everyone! As far as handbags go, well... shoes and handbags just belong together... sole-mates, you could say (yeah, I know, that was a bad one, but I'm corny like that).

toadman said...

Hey Phil, There's two that I know of in Spokane proper.. I hear there's one in the Valley, but I've never been to that one.

Bombay Palace, which is downtown spokane (on 3rd, I think), and Taste of India (which is better than Bombay) is on Division just after it comes back together.

Oh, there's also a pretty nice little Moraccan place near my house called Marakesh (Northwest Blvd.). It's pricy, so we only go there once in a blue moon.