Thursday, August 24, 2006

pikme-up

Focusing on the good - seems to be helping shoo away the funk. So, let's continue on that path, shall we? Cheerfulness. I will bring it.

I thought I would share my current favorite afternoon treat, in case you, too, are in need of a little cheer- afternoon or otherwise. It's a pretty simple concoction, really: a cup of my favorite genmaicha tea mixed with a teeny bit of milk and the Coffee Bean's famous vanilla powder. It's the perfect 4 o'clock pick-me-up. Hey, does anyone remember the pikme-up on 6th? It was a hole in the wall coffee shop. just a few blocks down the street from a couple of my apartments backintheday; we used to walk there. Talk about a funky little joint! And just now, as I was googling, trying to find an old picture or something for show & tell, I discovered there is a documentary about it! Might need to check it out, since I'm now waxing nostalgic about the pre-Starbucks days of the funky coffee shop hangouts we would frequent that are no longer with us, like the pikme-up and the Onyx on Vermont. Good times.

And speaking of good times, I was able to work on one of my yet-to-be-named Crusoe socks last night while B and I watched on TV as the Padres swept the Dodgers! (You didn't think we'd switch alliances just because we moved, did you? I mean, really.) Just as the Padres were getting out the brooms, I turned the heel of the first sock. Yay! Too late for pictures last night, so stay tuned. :)

Another fun thing I stumbled upon recently is Zafu, and you may want to check it out if you ever have a problem finding jeans that fit. What's that you say? What woman has ever had that problem?? Um, yeah. It asks you a few questions about your body type, the style and cut of jeans you like best, and how jeans normally fit you, and then provides you recommendations for brands and styles that would fit you best according to your answers. I don't know, but I do know that shopping for jeans is such a pain in the ass (no pun intended), I'm willing to give this a whirl!

And because pictures of cute babies are never a downer, I leave you with a picture of Miss Kyra, chillin' in her bouncy seat. Happy Thursday!

PS: Freckles. I don't really notice them...until I see myself in photographs. I'm not sure when I accumulated so many freckeles, but there you have it.

13 comments:

Deb said...

She's as cute as can be and could chase away any funk!

keohinani said...

cuteness!

Shelley said...

Happy happy Thursday!!!!! Hope you have something fun going on this weekend and that the weather is decent. Not too hot.

jillian said...

Yummy beverage concoctions are a sure favorite office treat of mine! They make they day seem so much less humdrum. I drink tea everyday - I never though about useing the Bean's vanilla powder! Yummm.

Jennifer said...

Lovely tea and a cute baby are always good pick me ups!

margene said...

I LOVE genmaicha!;-) and your fixmeup sounds like a great pickmeup! It's sad when places we love go away but they do stay alive in our memories. Kyra is such a sweetpea. Feel better soon!

Dee said...

Is it breaktime already???

That Kyra - such a patootie!

Nasus said...

Kawaiii!!!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

I can picture all of those things chasing away the funk except the tea. Not that it sounds bad, but I can't handle caffeine, and that matcha is powerful stuff. I made the mistake once of eating matcha ice cream (just a few bites) with my husband at a restaurant. Woah! Couldn't sleep at all that night. And, more than lack of sleep, it also puts me a in a real funky funk.


And, you're making me jealous with those baby pictures. Wish I had some to share about now, but nothing will seem to convince this baby to come out.

Monica said...

Cute pics!

Lolly said...

Cute you and cute Kyra baby ;)
Thanks for tip on Zafu!

Brenda said...

What a little cutie!!

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the co-directors and producers of THE PIKME-UP. Love to have you on our email list and can keep you posted on any more L.A. screenings and when the DVD goes on sale ...pikmeup@hotmail.com

Thanks,
Andrew P. Crane
Open Brand Productions