GroupRecipes - Heather introduced me to this delicious (har har) foodie website ages ago, but now that I have a vonderful (<--- German accent) thing called free time, I've actually begun to play with it! GroupRecipes allows users to join groups of like-minded foodies, "friend" people, share recipes, create full menus, and browse others' recipes by flavor, ingredient, etc. It's really a vast site with tons of tasty nooks and crannies to discover. I've posted four recipes, some of which you've seen here:
Artichoke Chicken Salad
King Ranch Nachos
Chicken Breasts with Dried Beef
Body & Bath Cafe - This little shop, located in Myrtle Beach, SC ships its bath time treats all over. When we were in Myrtle Beach on vacation, I picked up two of the Dreamy Creamy Soap Floats, and I'm hooked. It's a mixture of shea butter and soap that creates a great lather for leg shaving and smells like candy. And it feels like a marshmallow! Well, a little tougher and harder than a regular marshmallow, but still a marshmallow!
Estella! (beware the link if you haven't read Great Expectations...maybe some spoilers!) - I still love her. I really do. For the uninitiated, Estella is not a nice girl. Her role in Great Expectations is to break our young protagonist's heart, and her aunt, the crazy, jilted Miss Havisham, taught her well. I can't (although I will try in the near future) put my finger on what exactly is so intriguing about Estella. Perhaps it's the fact that she's one of the original literary bad girls. She's enigmatic, calculating, seems pretty darn evil from the beginning. It's sort of like reading Paradise Lost and liking Satan the best of everyone. The baddies are always so much more interesting, aren't they?
I have some interesting and exciting writing prospects on the horizon. It'll take a bit for me to find out more info, but keep your fingers crossed and I hope I come back to this topic with good news in the near future.