Not Martha

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Of course.

Neutrogena SPF 45 cooling body mist
Love this stuff.

Columbia Winery Red Willow Vineyard Syrah
A gift from my Mom, thanks Mom!

Haagen-Dazs Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream
Mmm mm.

new glasses
I’m having a lot of trouble finding new frames.

· comments [30] · 07-23-2007 · categories:up to ·

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 beanblossom // Jul 23, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    I am wondering if I can make my husband return the one he bought me earlier and get Sticky Toffee Pudding pint instead? This is what I got:

    It’s very good, but I need to branch out to more flavors.

  • 2 Monica // Jul 23, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I love the sticky toffee pudding. And I would never have tried it if I had not watched the food network special on the flavor creation contest for haagen-dazs. And the Harry Potter book is great. Finished it last night after a weekend jam-packed with reading!

  • 3 Katy // Jul 23, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Eyes on Fremont for the frames? I’m sure you know of it …

  • 4 mattttttttttttt // Jul 23, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    oh my god sticky toffee pudding is the greatest thing ever! but i can no longer find it :(

  • 5 paola // Jul 23, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    We are now in agonies of indecision between dulce de leche and stp.

  • 6 nazila // Jul 23, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    I like market optical. Expensive, but easy to get them to help you adjust on few months basis.

    Good frames, mine are three years old and still pretty hip.

  • 7 erin // Jul 23, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    i got face-a-face frames (karma 5 style) at market optical in bellevue square and LOVE them. they were $$$$, but i think worth it if you wear exclusively glasses all the time. they were very good about describing how different styles complement the face and picking out the right kind for me, so you could even go there for some tips and then go some place cheaper to buy the actual frames.

  • 8 Myam // Jul 24, 2007 at 12:54 am

    im glad you dint mention spoilers :D

  • 9 marielle // Jul 24, 2007 at 5:19 am

    IMNSHO, Modo and ProDesign Denmark make the best frames out there – nice styling, moderate price and no logos. My money saving tip: try them on in person and get the model number, then look it up on eBay. Chances are you’ll be able to find the same style for about $40, rather than the usual $150 and up. Good luck!

  • 10 Kari // Jul 24, 2007 at 5:26 am

    I use Frames Direct, I got my Kate Spade frames with lenses for just over 200$ – maybe slightly pricey, but I love love LOVE them! (Tortoise shell on the outside of the frame, and turquoise on the inside, super fun, huh? LOL)

  • 11 Ty // Jul 24, 2007 at 5:57 am

    I just went through the glasses search…EyeMasters (if there’s one near you) has a sale where every frame in the store is $59. Even the $219 Armanis! (Guess what I got??) Of course, that still leaves all the lens charges, which made the whole thing come out to a whopping $300, but that’s with my Astigmatism, and their highest quality lenses.

    Good luck with the search…it’s tough!

  • 12 monica // Jul 24, 2007 at 6:20 am

    I really want to try here. Even though I won’t be able to try them on, I think that they will be cheap enough for me to at least try the site.

  • 13 Okwes // Jul 24, 2007 at 7:06 am

    I watched the Haagan Daaz show on food network too!

    Sticky Toffee pudding was a disappointment for me (especially since I was rooting for cannolli). I can find it most places.

    I did, however, really LOVE the Toasted Coconut Sesame Brittle which is in a special container marked “special researve” on it. not available everywhere.

    I really want to try the other special reserve flavors too!

    By the way… Baily’s Irish Cream flavor is REALLY good!

  • 14 Gina // Jul 24, 2007 at 8:50 am

    You’re gonna think I’m crazy, but… Sears Optical has great frames. My husband and I go there when glasses are half-off or buy-one-get-one, and I always find some modern frames that I like. I also have a strong prescription (like, crazy strong), and their ultra-thin lenses are some of the only ones that I’ve found that are actually thin. Now I have a pair of transitions. Check it out before you drop a fortune…

  • 15 Gina // Jul 24, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Oh, and my friend Kira claims that the HD’s Chocolate Gelatto cures cancer. Just so you know.

  • 16 Laura // Jul 24, 2007 at 11:40 am

    I have gotten frames twice at Hour Eyes on Broadway and they are super nice people and very good prices. Seems like a strange location (between a copy shop and a peroshiky shop) but I have had great luck with nice frames and you even usually get a pair for free (granted the free pair aren’t name brand, but hey, if I need to change it up for a day, it works great!).

  • 17 Jennifer // Jul 24, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Check out Ottica on First Ave for frames. Much more affordable than Market Optical and equally great.
    Kitty corner from Patagonia.

  • 18 megan // Jul 24, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for all the advice on where to look for frames. My trouble isn’t so much finding something I like as it is that all the frames these days are very chunky, and the earpieces bother me. My current pair have very thin ear pieces which fit in the space between my ear and my head, they’re perfect. But anything too thick and I’m all aware of it, and it gives me a tension headache.

    So really, I’m being fussy about it.

  • 19 Erin // Jul 24, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    I’m going through the eyeglass search as well. Have only just started – most of the lens shapes seemed fairly narrow, which doesn’t look good on me. The designer ones (dior, versace, etc) had the large earpieces, often with their logo. Like I want to be a walking billboard to advertise for them after paying the hefty price! The ones I currently wear may not be au currant lens-shape wise, but I think they look alright, plus they have a magnet on each side to attach the shades. Thanks for your inquiry – I will check out some brands mentioned by your other posters. Good luck on your search.

  • 20 marielle // Jul 24, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    For thin earpieces, *definitely* check out Modo frames! I have the same problem so finding something thin has always been an issue.

    My current frame of choice is the Modo 223; next up will be the 513 and the 518 – the latter of which has a slightly thicker earpiece, but I love them so much I’m willing to give it a try.

  • 21 Elizabeth // Jul 24, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Try a pinch of Maldon’s Sea Salt (green and white box- to die for! pyramid-shaped salt crystals from the UK. You can get it in Seattle…I know Williams Sonoma carries it now too) on the Sticky toffee pudding ice cream. A. Ma. Zing!

  • 22 amy // Jul 24, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    I am obsessed with the Cooling Body Mist sunscreen. Last year I bought at least five of them because I kept seeing them on sale, and they’re expensive full price. My husband spent a lot of time looking at me askance and asking why I kept buying sunscreen!

  • 23 megan // Jul 24, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Marielle – Oh man, you completely convinced me, and I picked out a few styles I liked from their website, and then I found there are no retailers near me! Sad!

  • 24 Sara // Jul 25, 2007 at 7:43 am

    You might be interested in this:

    And this:

    for HP inspired knitting patterns.


  • 25 Lindsey // Jul 25, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    I just got the coolest new frames from Mykita today ( They are pricey but great because my eyes afre close together and I almost need child-sized frames, but I found a pair of these that work! They are handmade in germany and have no screws.

  • 26 Duyen // Jul 26, 2007 at 10:55 am

    I saw that someone mentioned ProDesign. I got a pair at Envision Optometry (across street from Bellevue Square). I love my glasses. I almost went to Market Optical, but everytime I walk in there I feel all the $$$$ drain from my account. ProDesigns are modern and very affordable ($200 range).

  • 27 Emma // Jul 27, 2007 at 5:37 am

    “SEE” has the best glasses ever and they are relatively cheap as far as glasses go. here’s their website:

  • 28 Kate // Jul 27, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    I got my frames at Market Optical in Bellevue Square. I LOVE them. The person who helped me picked perfect frames to flatter my face. All of their frames are gorgeous and unusual. My frames were around $200.

  • 29 demondoll // Jul 29, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    I love Kata frames, but they are pricey.

  • 30 Cinnamon // Jul 31, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Got some of that sunblock just before I went to Key West. I got no sunburn! I was able to apply it myself and it did cool me down for a second or two.

    But don’t breathe it in. Nope. Bad idea. Thanks, Megan. Because of your timely advice I was able to be on vacation and not come home crispy or hurting.

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