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Charlotte Church and Josh Groban

Here are Charlotte Church and Josh Groban singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story.

World Nutella Day: Friday, February 5, 2010


It’s World Nutella Day. Yay!

Thanks to Michelle at bleeding espresso along with Ms. Adventures in Italy and At Home in Rome, we have World Nutella Day.

I’m celebrating by spreading Nutella between two Nilla Wafers. Yum!

Hmm, maybe I’ll buy a package of Oreos and replace all the cream with Nutella. Or maybe I’ll just eat it with a spoon. I wonder if I could stir it into coffee? Perhaps I should just stick to the Nilla Wafers.

What is your favorite way to enjoy Nutella?

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World Nutella Day 2010

Life Without Television


My television has been busted now for about two months. And for some reason, I have been too lazy to buy a new one. And you know what? I don’t really miss it. Apart from the late-night reruns of That 70s Show and the ocassional Jane Austen miniseries, I don’t really watch much TV. I caught up on Glee by watching free episodes on their Web site. Gossip Girl has jumped the shark. And the news in full of hate.

Try to do without your television for a while. It’s very liberating.

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

On this date in 1813, Jane Austen’s Pride and Pejudice was first published in England. One of the world’s most beloved books, it has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide and has had many dramatic adaptations.

Here is a scene from my favorite movie version starring Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.

Stormy Weather

We’ve been getting lots of rain and wind in Southern California. This morning on my way to the office I noticed how high the waves were. So, I pulled out my trusty Flip camera and recorded the action.

Surf’s up!

2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet Pictures – Part 5

Gabourey Sidibe looking Precious

Gabourey Sidibe at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Emily Blunt

Diane Kreuger and Joshua Jackson. Love the color of her gown.

Diane Kreuger and Joshua Jackson

2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet Pictures – Part 4

Red carpet dazzler, Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Pretty as always, Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner

How cute is Ginnifer Goodwin?

Ginnifer Goodwin

2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet Pictures – Part 3

Everybody loves Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock at the 2010 Golden Globes

Indie favorite Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore at the 2010 Golden GlobesJulianne Moore with Tom Ford

Darling Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet Pictures – Part 2

What would a red carpet event be without Nicole Kidman? Here she is supporting the movie Nine.

Nicole Kidman from Nine at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards

Penelope Cruz from Nine

Penelope Cruz from Nine at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards

Fergie also appears in Nine.

Five Foods to Include in Your Diet

If you’re like me, and most other people in the U.S., you’ve resolved to eat better in 2010. Who doesn’t want to be healthier? And there is no time like the present, right? Especially after eating so many goodies over the holidays.

CNN Health suggests five foods for us to work into our diets so we can be healthier in 2010.

Whole Grains
If, like me, the thought of wheat bread makes you think of cardboard, remember that you have options. You can get whole grain goodness in rye, barley and oats. Try a snack of rye crackers with low-fat cheese. Or put some barley in your soup. Oatmeal makes a warm and comforting breakfast. You’ll reduce your risk of high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and your waist line will look slimmer.

Every vegetarian’s favorite word. But have no fear. Soy is not boring. Soy is so versatile. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and low in fat. Try soy burgers, soy cheese, or soy milk. Toss some edamame pods in some sea salt and eat the beans. Use silken tofu as a thickener in soups (instead of milk or cream). The possibilities are endless.

Salmon and Other Oily Fish
High in vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and the most delicious food on this list, salmon and other oily fishes can help prevent heart disease. If salmon is not to your liking, try fresh tuna or trout, two of my favorites. Mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies also fit this category.

Red Wine
Thank the maker. Red wine is good for us. And it is 10 times better for us than white wine. Taken in moderation red wine can reduce the risk of blood clots, inflammation, and therefore, heart disease. But too much alcohol can negatively outweigh the benefits. So, drink wisely.

Green Tea
Antioxidants fight cancer, increase metabolism, and help reduce belly fat. And green tea is full of them. But it needs to be brewed, not taken in the form of iced tea. And the catch is that you have to drink a lot of it for the full effect. Whatever. It tastes delicious and is a soothing treat.

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