Wednesday, September 30, 2009

PM Edition of the Hotness

Our PM Hotness is a place that brings me great joy! Austin! Austin is our PM Hotness!

Drew has never looked better!

Drew Barrymore and her friends at the Whip It! premiere in LA.

I'm Sorry...But I think our President is bad ass!

President Barack Obama plays basketball with White House staffers while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 26, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

More photos CLICK ME

Michelle says "It's On"

The First Lady Arriving in Copenhagen, CLICK ME for full story from Huffington Post

So, the First Lady of the United States and the First Lady of Brazil sit down to dinner. Michelle Obama turns to her South American counterpart and says, "I'm going to hug you now – and then I'm going after you!"

True story. Only Mrs. Obama was joking – sort of – as she recounted the scene from a dinner at last week's Pittsburgh summit of world leaders.

She told a small group of reporters, including PEOPLE, that she adores the First Lady of Brazil but is pulling out all the stops to make sure Chicago beats out Rio de Janeiro (and Tokyo and Madrid) to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
People. com

Dowd and Bruni

POLITICO's Dianna Heitz (a fan of Pam101) wrote and produced a great piece on New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and former Times food critic Frank Bruni.
Heitz says, "They’re foodies, friends and former co-workers. So it’s no surprise that when Bruni stopped in Washington to promote his new book, “Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater,” Dowd interviewed him about it."
Click HERE for full story and make sure to watch the video!

Jude Law's Poker Face

True or False!??!!?

What do we think? Are the breaking up?!

Pam and Jim's wedding!

Rob P in DC?!?!?!

Ran into Rob P last night as I walked home from the U2 Concert!!

Pam101 Note: SIKE

Photos from last night's U2 concert

POLITICO has a recap of the concert. Check it out here (and note the photographer on page)


Best Concert I have EVER SEEN

Best photo of the night!


Song of the Day

I didn't record this but this was from the show last night! It was AMAZING!

AM Edition of the Hotness

Our AM Hotness was a suggestion from McHot's. McHot's must have been feeling a bit nostalgic this AM because she has asked that our Hotness be...lunchboxes. She is many years younger than me so her idea of a lunch box might be a bit different. But when I think of a lunch box I think plastic or metal with your favorite show on the front (oh and it had to have a thermos)!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Live blog from 7 rows from top of FedEx Field

Muse is awesome! It is a perfect night for a concert! Sing to me Muse....sing to me...

PM Edition of the Hotness

Today's PM Hotness is ...Bono! Here are a few reasons why:
He has rocked out with U2 for over 30 years!
He co-founded the One Campaign
He is Irish

Halloween Cocktails

Ghost in the Graveyard

Serves 1
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish

In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.

Screwed-Up Screwdriver
Serves 1
1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1 black licorice twist, for serving

Place ice in a tall glass. Pour juice into glass. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice and creates a layer of black. Slice 1/4 inch off each end of licorice, and use as a straw. Serve immediately.

Berry Scary Martini
Serves 1
1 cup ice
1 ounce black vodka
2 ounces cherry juice
Fresh raspberries and blueberries, for garnish

Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Thread raspberries and blueberries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately.

Thanks Martha!

Just Kate...Kate plus 8

TLC announced on Tuesday that the show will be renamed Kate Plus Eight, beginning Nov. 2.

"Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family," TLC president Eileen O’Neill said in a statement. "The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers."


Interview with True Blood series creator Alan Ball

Allan Ball sat down with Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello for a post Season 2 discussion.
Here are some highlights from the interview:

Why wasn’t there more Eric in the finale?
There is a reason for not seeing Eric in the last part of the episode, but if I explain it, I’ll be [giving away] too much.

Speaking of which, are you surprised at how passionate the Sookie/Eric fans are?
Yes. I try not to get involved in that because it just sort of — it’s too confusing. I don’t want it to influence what the show is. Personally, I’m like, yes, Eric’s hot, but beyond that he’s dangerous, and I don’t know if he’d love anybody besides himself. What’s the appeal there? The bad boy? The danger?

How closely will you follow the third book next season?
BALL: We take the gist of the books, [but] we will depart whenever we feel like it makes better television as opposed to reading. We continue to use the books as templates. But now that I’ve read all nine books there are things that are revealed in later books that we are moving up so that they’ll probably happen in the show earlier than they do in the books.

Will you introduce werewolf Alcide?
BALL: Yes.

Have you cast him?
BALL: No. We will also meet Sam’s blood relatives, the super bad vampire Franklin Mott, we’ll meet Debbie Pelt, we will actually meet the people who live in Hotshot a little bit ahead of schedule. We’ve already broken four episodes and I’ve sent writers out to write scripts over the hiatus.

Have we seen the last of the Fellowship of the Sun?
BALL: No. Just because Steve got humiliated, they still exist. And maybe he’s angrier than ever.

Full Post

Dang! That looked like it hurt!

New Moon Posters

Song of the Day

Today's the U2 Concert! It looks like the weather will be perfect for an outdoor show!

AM Edition of the Hotness

I can honestly say I don't know much about Madeline Albright. But as Pam101 listened to NPR this morning (yes, NPR)I was really impressed with the Former Secretary of State's new book. Ms. Albright's new book is called "Read My Pins". Apparently, Mads would wear pins in honor of her mood. I love this idea! I also remember a while back with Pam101 posted about hot brooches are. Well Madeline has always known they were hot hot hot! Our AM Hotness is...Read My Pins!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I am so going to be Vampire Pam for Halloween!

I had to do it...for McHottie and Spicy Curry!

I just cracked up at this!

For McHottie and Spicy Curry!

Making a prediction

So, there has been chatter about some cast members from SNL wanting Rob P to be a host. I am just saying how ideal it would be for him to host prior to the release of New Moon. Good for SNL, good for the Twilight fans and even better for the money makers. Just saying...someone should listen to me.

PM Edition of the Hotness

If I ever decide to get a dog I might have to get one of our PM Hotness's! They are just so damn cute! Someone buy Pam101 a French Bulldog for her birthday!

Another Hot Couple Got Married!

Claire Danes and British actor Hugh Dancy got married in a low-key wedding in France, Life & Style can report exclusively.

The pair tied the knot earlier this month at a small ceremony attended by family and close friends, an insider tells Life & Style.

Je bois ton sang

So...Pam101 may or may not have ordered a super cool hand made t-shirt via her new favorite website Etsy.
Here is the description of the T-shirt I may or may not have ordered:
This distressed Twilight-inspired design has been swimming in my head for months... I imagine Edward speaking in French, hence the 'je bois ton sang' (I drink your blood). I also imagine him on a vintage Sex Pistols poster, pasted in random doorways around Manhattan along with grungy graffiti, hence the punk influence.

Lucy is the Sky

LONDON — Lucy Vodden, who provided the inspiration for the Beatles' classic song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," has died after a long battle with lupus. She was 46.

Her death was announced Monday by St. Thomas' Hospital in London, where she had been treated for the chronic disease for more than five years, and by her husband, Ross Vodden. Britain's Press Association said she died last Tuesday. Hospital officials said they could not confirm the day of her death.

Huffington Post

Warm and Fuzzy

I get that warm and fuzzy feeling when I know the holidays are approaching. And I am so excited about a recent purchase I just made. We are taking my little boo (my niece not the Boo in Austin) to see the Rockettes! How much fun will that be!? I hope she can handle sitting in the seats! I am thinking this little girl is going to need a red velvet dress and coat!

Great Book...Great Trailer...Awesome song!

Family Guy Goes Disney

Will I meet Tom Cruise at the U2 concert?!

Tom Cruise was spotted on the Redskins sideline in Detroit before Sunday's loss to the Lions; sat with owner Dan Snyder and may come to Washington for Tuesday's U2 concert at FedEx Field, according to a Skins PR tweet.

Co-Founder of the Gap has passed away.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Donald G. Fisher, who co-founded apparel giant Gap Inc., has died at age 81 after a long battle with cancer.

The company said Fisher died at his home in San Francisco on Sunday morning surrounded by his family. Those who knew him said he was a great entrepreneur and philanthropist who helped shape the retail world and his local community.

Fisher and his wife Doris opened the first Gap in 1969 in San Francisco, after running into difficulties finding jeans that fit. They named the store after the idea of "The Generation Gap" and sold jeans and music, to appeal to a younger crowd.

Huffington Post

Song of the Day

Tomorrow is the big U2 Concert! Can You Feel The Excitement!

Am Edition of the Hotness

I want to be friends with our AM Hotness! I think they are cool, smart and they would make the best addition to my dinner parties! Our AM Hotness is....Beyonce and Jay Z!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Succesful Black and White Dinner Party

Loved the dogs and lillies

Camsies rocked the white

Just a fun fact...this piece of mirror was left over
from the bathroom cabinet!

My fave ladies...all got the black and white memo!

The braised ribs were delicious!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Braised Short Ribs-Part 3

Return the short ribs to the pan and add 2 cups water or until the water has just about covered the meat. Add the thyme bundle and bay leaves. Cover the pan and place in the preheated oven for 3 hours. Check periodically during the cooking process and add more water, if needed. Turn the ribs over halfway through the cooking time. Remove the lid during the last 20 minutes of cooking to let things get nice and brown and to let the sauce reduce. When done the meat should be very tender but not falling apart. Serve with the braising liquid.

Braised Short Ribs Part 2

While the short ribs are browning, puree all the vegetables and garlic in the food processor until it forms a coarse paste. When the short ribs are very brown on all sides, remove them from the pan. Drain the fat, coat the bottom of same pan with fresh oil and add the pureed vegetables. Season the vegetables generously with salt and brown until they are very dark and a crud has formed on the bottom of the pan, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Scrape the crud and let it reform. Scrape the crud again and add the tomato paste. Brown the tomato paste for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the wine and scrape the bottom of the pan. Lower the heat if things start to burn. Reduce the mixture by half.

Briased Short Ribs

Season each short rib generously with salt. Coat a pot large enough to accommodate all the meat and vegetables with olive oil and bring to a high heat. Add the short ribs to the pan and brown very well, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Do not overcrowd pan. Cook in batches, if necessary.

Black and White Set Up

Piece of mirror with vintage porcelain dog

Calla Lilies

Weekend Edition of the Hotness

Pam101 really didn't like this snap but J.Rose did

Plain White T' men with guitars


Hands Down our Weekend Hotness has to be Snow Patrol! Saw them last night and the rocked! If you haven't heard of them (where have you been)check them out! And if you think you don't like them...listen again! They ROCKED out the SHOW!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Paramore's cover of Use Somebody

What are our thoughts on this? I think I like it.

Snow Patrol in less than 2 hours!!

PM Edition of the Hotness

Have heard alot about our PM Hotness but didn't really "discover" it until today. And I love LOVE it! Our PM Hotness! It is a great site! Check it out!

Black and White Dinner Party

I am hosting my monthly dinner party this Saturday. As previously posted this month's theme is...Black and White! You know I will post the pics! Here is run down of my menu:

-Baked Brie (it's white)
Main Course:
-Braised Beef Short Ribs (i am hoping they appear black)
-Mashed Potatoes (white)
-Black and White Cookies

It's going to be great!

Even Oprah can't get on the Eclipse set

So, it seems that the Eclipse set is pretty much under lock down. Even Oprah can't get on set for an interview.
E!'s Ted Casablanca posted a piece on how basically Summit (the studio peeps) want the focus to stay on New Moon (People magazine has a photo exclusive). Why am I posting this? I don't know...because I can!

Click HERE for Ted's blog post