After a series of weekends plagued by migraines, sore throats, and civil unrest, I was excited for the energy to tackle some long-overdue projects. But I know how quickly that energy peters out when unchanneled, so I grabbed a bowl of yogurt and a cup of coffee and I sat myself down at the kitchen table.
And I started making a list.
My mind was racing with project ideas for the day:
And then: BRAINSTORM. I could do them all.
And so, with limited further ado, I present to you… My Very Belated Video Log.
The New York Times calls Crafts & Cooking: An Ill-Advised Vlog “… an engaging, heartfelt romp through one woman’s neighborhood and home. A triumph of the human spirit.”
The Chicago Tribune says, “Two emphatic thumbs up! The best [curtain-related] vlog we’ve seen all year.”
Michael Cera writes (probably), “I deeply regret not responding to Laurie’s repeated requests to star in her vlog. It’s so much better than Juno. Also, I love her.”
My mother: “What’s a vlog?”
Included within: wacky scene transitions, awkward camera angles, and approximately 900 instances of me nervously fiddling with my bangs. Also? Somewhere in the fourth quarter, I become convinced that I am Michel Gondry and/or stoned out of my mind. SO ARTSY.
Watch and discover for yourself why I have neither a home decorating show, a cooking show, nor a boyfriend.
The vodka infusions will take awhile to steep, but I’ll be sure to report back with my Very Important Findings. Other infusion combos I plan to try:
Infusion combos I have no intention of trying:
I’m gonna be real honest here: I don’t think that last one sounds good. But if one of y’all wants to whip up a batch, I might be persuaded to try it. Right after I hurl, or perhaps just before.
Also, as you will discover in the video (SPOILER ALERT), I never got around to making the squash soup. But sometime this week I would like to make Butternut Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts. Possible consequence: death by deliciousness.
Anyway, after this video, I’m probably going to be swamped with calls from famous directors (call me, George*!) so if you don’t hear from me for awhile, just keep an eye out for me on Perez. Barring that development, I’ll just be over here eating granola bars and organizing my sock drawer.
In other words: business as usual.
p.s. I know it’s tempting, but please try to refrain from clogging my comments box with repeated observations of how much I resemble Angelina Jolie. I know, I know.
p.p.s. If Michel Gondry and the Chicago Tribune aren’t enough to persuade you, I should also mention that at a certain point in this video, you can totally see down my shirt. Because that’s what we’re all about on this blog: class.
* That’s George Clooney, incidentally. I haven’t taken calls from George Lucas since the mid-80’s.