Friday, December 29, 2006

Nigella and Me and the New Year


I have a girl crush.

And I'm not afraid to admit it.

Several years ago I received my first Nigella Lawson cookbook, Nigella Bites, and once I saw that this good looking brunette had an entire chapter on party food entitled, "Trashy", well, she won me over.

Because I defy you to not love someone who starts a chapter with, "For those of you afraid to tackle fish, or are afraid of seafood altogether..."

Look out fish, I'm gonna tackle you!

But, this morning, as I was up early with Jones and his puppy need to relieve himself every 3 hours, I sat with a cup of coffee in my favorite Nancy Drew coffee cup (which was an apology present from Hugh for something I can't even remember but hello, I love Nancy Drew and have all sorts of early editions... like the 30s vintage ones that are so not politically correct and they have the ability to both horrify and crack me up... really, that's a talent.) and clicked on the DVR list of recorded shows to watch (again) Nigella's Christmas when I realized I was feeling rather "off".

Which is weird because Nigella and Nancy Drew and coffee are some of my favorite things and here they were, all combined together, practically with brown paper and string, and I was not feeling the love.

Maybe it is because this post could be brought to you by the zit on my chin. Or, the tumor on my chin, call it what you want... and really, ugh. Happy New Year! You look like shit!

Which got me started on New Year's Resolutions and the fact that I never really make any... and wondering what kind of Resolution person you are?

Are you the: I shall read all the works of the great romantic poets/I shall study yoga/I shall volunteer and mentor small unfortunate people type?

Or -

Are you the: I am joining a gym and losing (again) 20 pounds type who will then rush out and spend hundreds of dollars on a membership, go twice, and then decide to fuck it and eat pizza?

I am neither.

But, Internets, I look like hell.

And I am obviously past the age of slapping on lipgloss and calling it a makeover.

You all know I had Botox and I am happy with the results... my dermo wasn't needle happy and I can still move my face and, in 4 months or so, I will absolutely do it again...

And the scary trainer starts coming in a week.

I get worried that my idea of "normal" is a bit screwy here in Orange County... the land of the size 00, massive boobs and expensive hair extensions.

Ramble, ramble, ramble...

But I am sort of just vaguely dissatisfied with myself.

So tell me about your resolutions...

Because when even Nigella and Nancy can't help me, it's time for an intervention.



I am hiding my zit from you in a Warholesque kind of manner....

43 comments:

Recovering Wino said...

Who the hell wants to be a size 00? Blech..ask any man and he'll tell you he likes something that actually resembles a woman and not a little boy!

I'm just jealous you get to go to a trainer.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Actually, my resolution has to do with MY same sex crush.

I am so gonna nail Clive Owen.

Recovering Wino said...

Make it a threesome...I like Clive, as well

Kristin said...

Hey- I am in for Clive!

eastcoastermomma said...

At least you hide zits with style!

My resolution is to be kind to myself and to STOP worrying about those 20 (25) extra pounds.

Shelley said...

Who's Clive? Never mind.

I no longer make resolutions as I always break them. So I resolve not to resolve. Or is it resolute. Or ...

But I am absolutely determined to have an absolutely remarkable 2007. That's about as close as I'll get to a resolution.

BTW - Love the new picture of you. Now if you'll excuse me but I need to bleach the marker off of my 2-year old's skin. Again. :|

Shell

Connie said...

Hells bells. I had the trainer consult in November. I was kicking it and then..the holidays. I can't bake a damn thing for the rest of the world and not eat a third of it while doing so. I admit my addiction. SUCKS AND BLOWS.

My resolution....Bwahhahaa. Last week or so it was working on forgiveness. Hey, I figure I got a couple more days of pissy in me then ;0)

Right now it is modified to not letting stupid $hit get on my last nerve.

I'm gonna be a loser and say I don't think I'd know Clive Owen if I fell on top of him. Someone! Email me a picture.

Make peace with the zit, sista. It's the only way the bitch will ever leave ;0)

Joannah said...

Oh, I've resolved to lose some vanity pounds before the Hawaii trip. I've also got some financial and spiritual resolutions. I've got to have something to focus on because, apparently, I'm not going to become a mother this year - thank you, China...

But, I'm the type who lacks staying power, usually. Life just gets in the way, you know?

Oh, The Joys said...

I've got to try Nigella, thanks Madam Chin Horn.

wzgirl said...

I think that NIgella rocks & I love that she doesn't have to be a size 00 to be totally hot....

furiousBall said...

go on about the girl crush...i think a pillow fight in undies is the way to settle this. [insert winky smiley face here]

jennie said...

I try to make resolutions that I think I can actually achieve. Like folding socks into pairs before putting them in the drawer, that was a good one. This year I'm resolving to create and use a laundry tracking spreadsheet so I can see my accomplishments really stack up. In chart and graphs. Because I aim high.

Anonymous said...

Resolutions? What are they? I am just trying to survive another year with toddler twins!

Just telling it like it is said...

Okay you had me reading at the zit on your chin...a tumor if you will...hey who gives a crap...I get the pimple all the time and then I am like...I was torchered in high school...now that I am "ehm" in my 30's/25 yrs old and that is my story and I am sticking to it. I still get them. when does the torcher end..
Botox is the best thing since chocolate was invented...and ummmmm I only eat it for my brain cause the Dr. I work with says your brain need 90% sugar...now I have an excuse...
Just stoping by to read and enjoy your blog!!! happy new year!

EmmaK said...

I reckon the best resolution one can make is to be happy with oneself. That is very hard to achieve. One can pick and pick at oneself. But basically Kristin you are gorgeous and you know it, so love yourself.

I adore Nigella too!! She's sexy in such a sensual way.

Kristin said...

You all seem to have the right idea... not world peace (although, wow...how amazing would that be?) but self/inner peace.

You clever people.

I love you all.

Stacy said...

New Year's resolutions are meant to be broken– that's why I don't make them. When I'm ready to make a positive change in my life I just do it.

I like the Warhol!

Mrs. Chicky said...

I lurve Nigella. Actually, it's Lurve with a capital L.

I'm working on a Resolution post, but just so I don't leave you hanging with breathless anticipation (har har) my resolution right now is to actually cook something from some of those Nigella cookbooks I have and not just look at the pretty pictures.

jennster said...

i love your new pic! you look so fucking cute!!!!!
i rarely make new years resolutions because.. well, i don't know. they seem like an excuse.
i kind of want to get botox before the wedding.. just around my eyes. wait, what's the one that gets rid of the wrinkles?!?! my crows feet are SO terrible and i'm only 33. *cries*

carrie said...

You look like a cheerleader - zit or no zit!!! Put a little toothpaste on it, remember???

As for resolutions...hmmmmm, I just try to be good. >:)

Carrie

Mr. Fabulous said...

Now I have to share Clive?

I should have kept my mouth shut.

Sandra said...

Here's the thing, we know you are a hottie so there's no foolin us! Good luck with your new years resolutions and the scary trainer :)

Anonymous said...

If we didn't eat the kids left-overs, we'd be in great shape

Neila said...

As soon as I saw Nigella, I started thinking of her awesome chocolate layer cake recipe and then you lost me. . .

New Year's resolutions? Well, there's always losing weight. Sadly, I'm easily distracted by chocolate cake, so I'm pretty much screwed.

Glinda said...

I RESOLVE NOT TO MAKE ANOTHER NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION UNTIL I HAVE RESOLVED ALL OF THE UNRESOLVED RESOLVES PREVIOUSLY MADE WITH GREAT RESOLVE. IN THIS I AM RESOLUTE.

P.S. I TYPED THIS BIG SO YOU COULD SEE IT AS YOU PEER OUT OVER YOUR ZIT.;0

Recovering Wino said...

I say THREESOME, Kristin. I don't know if Clive could handle all of us hot chicks. I'll fight you for the position next month when I come down south.

hautemama said...

I am not a resolution kinda gal, altho if I were I might try and live more simply.

Size 0 is for Barbies!!!

Perrin said...

Oh yes, tis the season for the blah blah's after the whoop dee do of all things December. Call it a hormonal moment, breathe deep, hang with the trainer, and then have a slice of pizza...with ice cream. It is good for the soul.

Pendullum said...

My New Years Resolution is to visit you more often...
You can make me laugh... andcry... Geeze that post that you wrote about your son...had me in tears...
Glad I found you in blogland little chiquita...
and hope that you have endless Nancy Drew and Nigella moments...
as you willshare them with us...
Happy New Year Kristin!
Love,
Pendullum

Petite Mom Blogger said...

I wrote about my resolutions already. I usually always keep a few of them.

Clive Owen, yum... ;)

InterstellarLass said...

Nigella is gorgeous. One of the hottest women ever. But I've never cooked from her before! My rissotto recipe is from Martha Stewart.

Damselfly said...

Man, I hate chin zits. I am sure you look fabulous, though.

I don't make any resolutions. It takes more than the change of a calendar to spur me into action, I'm afraid.

Happy New Year!

rubyiscoming said...

dude, you slay me! yeah, living in florida in the Land O' the Plastics is much like orange county, i think. nigella is delicious - and is definitely no size 0 (eeew, did you see the photo of one of the ashleymarykatetwinsican'ttellthemapart gals in the supermarket? 80 lbs ain't attractive if you are beyond the 6th grade).

keep it real, sistah - enjoy the trainer - i start back with mine next week, too, in prep for ski vacation!

something blue said...

I usually try not to make resolutions. I rather reflect over the year and marvel at the wonder of what lies ahead. Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

I had a chin zit for Christmas, lots of fun. Still mulling over resolutions...

Lisa said...

Zits will do that to ya. At least they do that to me. No resolutions here... I like food far too much to be a size 00 and I don't think I could even make my body that small anymore thanks to the crappy metabolism and childbirth hips.

Right now, my hubby's been in such a pissy mood for the past few days, the only resolution I have is to NOT kick him in the butt and tell himself to "get over it."

Lindsey said...

Girl crushes are totally normal. I have a few, like Dr. Cameron from the show House. A zit is not a fun way to start the new year, but you shouldn't be so hard on yourself. Size 00 is sad...I mean who wants to be a 00? That's how society says you are less than nothing. And you are not nothing!! :-)

TBG Happenings said...

What is the deal with gettingwrinkles and zits at the same time??!?!?! Never got zits as a teen and as soon as I turned 35 I was like a freakin 9th grader!! Ugh! No resolution worth mentioning, I never keep them anyway.... Happy New Year. Ask your derm. for some Duac Topical gel, and say good bye to chin zits.

Dan said...

I never heard of Nigella before reading your post but now I have a crush on her too!

Happy New Year. I'm not sure how I ended up in here, but here I am! ;)

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

I love Nigella. She makes food sexy.

Lisa

P.S. You are totally gorgeous in yuor photos, woman. Be proud!

Anonymous said...

Hey cousin, 00 is there really such a thing if you ask me only in ones IQ!!!! For me put a 2 in front, lucky for me I really don't give a shit lifes to damn short. Even though my four kids are old I feel like it's never flipin' ending. Anyway, I just really wanted to say hey and happy N.Y talk to you soon. Bucky

Kevin Charnas said...

inside baby, it's all about the inside.

krista said...

I love the Warholizer. And Nigella.