Archive for July, 2010

The saga of… tall boots

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 by poojaland

I’ve recently been wanting to get some tall boots with heels that I can wear with jeans tucked in. I do own several pairs of tall boots already, but they only look good under jeans. Saw a couple pairs of cool-looking boots on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, which is going on right now. I stopped in to the store on the first day of the sale. The pair I was most interested in unfortunately didn’t look good on me, mainly because the calf area was way too baggy (surprise), and then they weren’t fitted enough in the ankle area, so they made me look like I had cankles.

Sam Edelman "Sutton" boots from Nordstrom

I then tried the other pair I’d liked in the catalog, another over-the-knee boot, but these ones weren’t foldable at the top like the baggy pair. The sales lady deemed these boots “show-stoppers,” and that compliment plus the fact that I needed to get home and back to work led me to go ahead and buy the boots. But a couple weeks later….I think they’re going back. They’re really cute, but a wee bit too Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” for me (the picture above is deceptive..). Plus, with the final cost (just over $200, ouch), I’d rather they be a pair of boots I can wear often during the fall and winter, and I just don’t see that with these. Too bad, because they actually fit well from the knee down!

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Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 by poojaland

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Lemon-flavored…cod liver oil??

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 by poojaland

Surprisingly delicious!

I was at Costco on Sunday with my dad, mainly to get a new vacuum cleaner. He needed something in the vitamin section, so we wandered over there en route to the cashier. On the end of one of the aisles, a lady was giving out samples of a cod-liver oil supplement. My dad grew up taking the liquid form of cod-liver oil (insert gag), and has recently returned to the habit (insert gag and wince). The lady was hawking a liquid form of the oil, supposedly disguised as “lemon meringue” flavored. My dad immediately rushed over to give the stuff a try, then came over to where I was waiting with the cart and said “Pooja, you have to try this!” I was already turned off by the mere mention of any kind of fish oil (I don’t eat any kind of seafood, and the smell is one of the big reasons why), so I shook my head and started walking to a check-out line. Dad: “Hang on! OK, here, just try it.” Since he’d been nice enough to go get me a sample, I hesitantly tried the bright yellow, pudding-like substance. Let me tell you — I took my time tasting and swallowing the stuff, trying really hard to taste anything fishy. To my surprise, I couldn’t pinpoint a fish taste at all — the supplement honestly tasted very much like lemon-meringue-pie filling! The bottle was on sale, so I went ahead and tossed one into my cart. I think it ended up being $18 for the bottle, which has 67 servings. As a non-seafood-eater, I know it’s good to get in some Omega-3 vitamins in another way. This stuff neatly does the trick! Plus, I believe the supplement is even sugar free.

I highly recommend y’all check it out if you’re in a Costco soon — especially those of you with kids, as this is a super sneaky way to get them some good vitamins. It’s by Nature’s Fresh, and unfortunately, their Web site appears to be under construction as I type. Oh, and the supplement can be taken with or without food, and needs to be refrigerated. Good stuff!

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Posted in Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 by poojaland

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Posted in Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 by poojaland

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