Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pickle Brine Water Bottle

I'm always dehydrated. It's no good. I fainted whenever I would go skiing from the combination of dehydration and altitude. I was probably the only kid who was reprimanded regularly for being under-hydrated. So these days I look for ways to remind myself to drink more water (and juice and whatever). Reusable water bottles are great, but only if you remember to fill them. I think if I had the Pickle Brine Water Bottle ($12) I would take it with me everywhere!

Also, pickle brine is actually a somewhat recommended hangover cure. Water and salt are useful to kick-start your recovery.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Is it a briefcase? Is it a record player?

I've been drooling over the Briefcase USB Turntable ($100) for a good minute now, and today I find out that it's on sale for $69.99! How badass is this? You could get a pair of handcuffs and be all secret-agent-like (and only play killer songs).

My puns are horrible. Still, this turntable is amazing: portable, USB ready, three speeds, built-in speakers. Sure, it isn't the lightest briefcase out there, but imagine rolling up to your board meeting (ok, weekly staff meeting) and busting this bad boy out. Last week's minutes? Who cares, the Stones are rocking out the conference room.

I will say, having a turntable of my own has changed the way I appreciate music. I can only imagine being able to share that with everyone else as I tote this around.

Thank you, thank you. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mortar and Pestle and Mustard.

Le Creuset Stoneware 20-Ounce Mortar and Pestle, CobaltI've been trying my hand at making mustard and am reallystruggling with getting the mustard seeds to grind using my roommate's immersion blender (even when using the nifty "food processor" attachment). What I really need is a decent mortar and pestle, and wouldn't you know that Le Creuset makes a pretty one.

Le Creuset Stoneware 20-Ounce Mortar and Pestle, Cobalt

I've been a fan of Le Creuset and their (expensive yet) well-made dish ware for a couple years now.  I think it's a sign of growing up when you've settled on a color preference. My roommate prefers the Cherry.  I will go with Cobalt.