Monday, June 30, 2008

a bit more...

so, i just wanted to explain a bit more what this blog is all about. we're not trying to tell you how to become a bit better b/c, truly, we don't have any expertise in such things. (ab really didn't want me to admit this b/c in the blog world, everyone is a self-proclaimed expert, but i think it's a matter of personal responsibility: if everyone is an expert then no one is an expert. moreover, if some of these bloggers are "experts", i'd sooner be a bumbling fool than their cohort.)

but, nevertheless, potential improvements abound. like, have you ever had dinner at the new restaurant everyone's recently been raving about? and all the hype makes you hate the restaurant before you've even made reservations? but you're trying not to be such a flat-out hater so you go for a low-key dinner with very low expectations? and the bread/chicken mole burrito/lamb cheeks turns out to be, against all odds, legitimately good? and the ambiance/interior design/wall color/acoustics/service isn't straight-up offensive? and you think, wow, that could be a really decent restaurant if only the pasta had a bit more arugula/ the tom collins had fresh lemon juice/the waiter had one less tattoo? and you spend the next 30 mins tweeking the potential goodies to make them a bit better? and when you arrive at your home, you pour just the right amount of gin over perfectly shaped mini ice cubes, squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon into that tom collins glass that feels just right in your hand, and rejoice in the good... and in the joyful process of making the good just a bit better. aah.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


ab wanted me to nominate her to be a contestant on what not to wear, breast cancer episode-- she plays that card whenever she can-- but i didn't think she was enough of a disaster to make it, regardless of my glowing nomination. i mean, sure, she buys the same tshirt in 30 different colors-- and sizes!-- and calls it a "seasonal wardrobe," but she's just not enough of a disaster for tlc. ab reluctantly agreed, but suggested instead that we become executive producers of a new (and better!) show called how to do it just A BIT BETTER.

Just because we are queens of this little blogdom doesn't mean you should take any of our advice or opinions too seriously, unless you think we are SERIOUSLY funny, brilliant, cute & charming, compelling, remarkable, sophisticated, extraordinary, or on to something bigger and a bit better.

side note: stacy london was my friend's freshman year roommate at someexpensiveliberalarts college in the middle of somesecondrateghetto, ny. i've heard all sorts of stories. anyway, we were gonna use our connection so we could pitch abb to her, but blogging seems to be a way better idea for now, at least until we hammer out some-- err-- kinks.