Oh dear, it appears that the flu (be it swine or the regular miserable variety), is making the rounds early this year and it seems to have taken hold of my poor, dear, friend Kate (of Domestikated). Since I am a bit too far away (aproximently 4,600 miles or 7,500km) to drop off a pot of soup, I thought I would write a “Get Well Soon” post of sorts to cheer her up. Of course, if you are feeling a bit ill, I hope this helps you feel a bit better as well, but this is especially for you, Kate.
~The ever ridiculous Neiman Marcus Christmas Book has been released and I am pretty sure this fantasy gift was dreamed up just for Kate: a customized cupcake car, complete with matching hat! I think with a bit of cardboard, styrofoam & fabric, you could make your own version in time for Halloween for slightly less than the original $25,000 price tag. Oh! You should make a cupcake costume, then bake matching cupcakes to pass out—or just eat them yourself.
~Kate loves cake. Kate also loves pink. Hence, a Pink Cakes for Kate gallery up on flickr. Also, you need this vintage pink cake cover and pink cake pan. It’s not a want, it’s a necessity.
~Have you heard about The Phantom of the Opera sequel? I’ll let Liz (of The Park Bench) tell you about it:
I had no idea this was happening, but apparently, there’s a “Phantom of the Opera” sequel set to debut in London on March 9, 2010. It’s called “Love Never Dies,” it takes place after the events of “Phantom” and I swear this is what the article says, it “continues the story of the obsessive Phantom, who has moved from the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of New York’s Coney Island.” Somewhere, Gaston Leroux is triple-lutzing in his coffin. I don’t think I’ll be seeing this show unless it stars a pantsless John Barrowman and even then, well…okay, I’d be pretty interested in seeing that.
Hahahahahahahaha! That is all I have to say about that.
~I think everyone has a list of movies they like to watch when they are sick. I reckon a few are universal (The Princess Bride) and can be found on every girls list (Pride & Prejudice or some other Austen adaptation). But one of my all time favorite comfort films is That Thing You Do!
I love the music, the costumes, the amazing one-liners, Steve Zahn and did I mention the snappy music? That Thing You Do! makes me so happy! The moment I finish watching the movie, I want to start it over again right away.
~Finally, we both know there is nothing quite like cozying up to a book with a comfy blanket and large cup of tea. But I know sometimes one is too ill and tired to lift a book much less cipher all those jumbled up letters. That is why they invented audiobooks and one of the many reasons Stephen Fry was born.
Oh J.K. Rowling. We owe you so very much.
Hope you feel better soon, friend Kate!
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