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Riedel O wine tumblers
Vinum shape at Vivant prices. This purchase was brought about by my finding a very nice wine glass at a thrift shop and discovering it makes all wine taste better. The gorgeous thrift store glass was tragically broken last weekend (I knew it couldn’t last) so new wine glasses are in order.

Breyers Triple Chocolate Ice Cream
About as mmm as grocery store ice cream can get.

Comfort yarn by Berroco
This is a 50/50 acrylic/nylon yarn that doesn’t feel like anything other than soft, I’m hoping it will make a good sweater. There are lots of very grown up shades. I feel like somebody is finally paying attention to my cries for a good synthetic yarn.

My Boring-Ass Life
Kevin Smith’s fascinatingly candid online diary all bound up and published. (p.s. You can buy a signed version here.)

still seeking:
new glasses
I’m still looking for new glasses. These frames from Modo are cool but didn’t quite look right on me.

· comments [28] · 09-12-2007 · categories:up to ·

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amanda // Sep 12, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Try Eye Society in Bellevue. It’s well worth the drive, for the variety of frames. My last 4 pairs came from Eye Society, and I get compiments all the time.

  • 2 Kelly // Sep 12, 2007 at 8:18 am

    I saw wine glasses like that at
    Target last week and wondered
    about them. I’ll have to give
    them a try.

  • 3 Missy H // Sep 12, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Kelly – My friend bought the set from Target, and every single one broke. Granted, she’s kind of a klutz, but still…

  • 4 Andrea // Sep 12, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I love love love those tumblers and one day they will be mine!

  • 5 Emma // Sep 12, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I got glasses at the store across from the UW bookstore on the ave…..I’m forgetting the name….but the brand was prodesign::Denmark and they have some cute styles. I like them because they are made of like three colors fused together so they look interesting in the light and go with everything.

    I’ve also had good luck at costco and a lot of people don’t know that if you have AAA you get a 1/3 discount at lenscrafters….good luck!

  • 6 Jackie // Sep 12, 2007 at 10:45 am

    My mom bought me those wine tumblers for a house warming gift, for red wine actually. I LOVE them. And if I feel really lazy, I can throw them in the dishwasher….

  • 7 Teresa // Sep 12, 2007 at 10:48 am

    I was in the market for some wine glasses when some guests of ours refused to use my crystal wine glasses. They were too worried they would break them!!

    I ended up getting these

    Not as nice as my crystal but they’re fun and I got a whole set of 6 for $20.

  • 8 Patti // Sep 12, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    If you can find Paton’s Bohemian, it’s a really nice soft chenille. I made a scarf out of it, and I want to make a throw for the living room. It’s washable. No itchy wool.

  • 9 megan // Sep 12, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Patti – I’m afraid I have a no chenille/eyelash/novelty yarn stance. It’s all let me down in the past, and I simply don’t like working with it.

  • 10 Bree // Sep 12, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    As a total clutz and a closet alki, nothing has strummed my nice glass needs like ones from Schott Zwiesel. Do a google search – they’re virtually unbreakable, super fancy pants and dishwasher safe. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  • 11 Christy // Sep 12, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Have you discovered the yarn called “Fantasy” by Dark Horse? It is a super soft 50/50 nylon/acrylic. I just knit a baby sweater with it and it is SO SOFT!!!! They have some great colors – the chocolate brown is yummy and looks great with the baby blue (I just knit a baby sweater for a little boy – all brown with a few blue stripes thrown in). You should keep an eye out for it. I found mine at Hilltop Yarn East in Bellevue…not sure if anywhere in Seattle sells it. And did I mention that it’s CHEAP!? Yay!

  • 12 Jen // Sep 12, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    I just got a 100% acrylic sweater and it’s the softest thing I’ve ever worn. Acrylic is one of those miracle inventions–a super-comfy fabric can be made from recycled water bottles! Amazing!

  • 13 Jennifer // Sep 12, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    The wholesale wine place down the street from me has Riedel glasses like the ones you’ve listed that I may get, but I also noticed that Pier One has some for about $2 a piece. I’ve never been able to figure out if it’s just the shape of the glass or the quality of it that really makes a difference in how wine tastes…any thoughts anyone?

  • 14 deborah // Sep 12, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    interstingly those reidel glasses are on sale all over sydney. apparently due to their stemless design, the warmth of your hands affects the feel and eventual flavour of the wine. i suggest using them for brandy or cognac, if you enjoy those drinks that get better with warm hands nursing the tumbler.

  • 15 Myam // Sep 12, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    oohh, kevin smith is funny. thanks for the heads up.

  • 16 angela // Sep 13, 2007 at 5:14 am

    I love the glasses, I have had 2 for the past 3 years. They feel super thin and weak, but if they’ve survived in my wine drinking/fumbling/clutsy hands, well, they’re pretty tough.

  • 17 candace // Sep 13, 2007 at 6:37 am

    Don’t know if you do this already, but it worked so well for me: take a digital camera with you while your shopping for eyeglasses. Take pictures of you in each style you like. Sometimes what looks good in the mirror looks simply awful in a picture. I also sent my short list to my close friends and got their opinions, and ended up with glasses I loooooove and that I’m not afraid to be photographed in.

  • 18 Tiffany // Sep 13, 2007 at 10:23 am

    You are going to LOVE the new wine glasses. I have beautiful waterford crystal wine glasses that I got when I got married. They are so expensive and fancy that I’m scared whenever I use them! Last year for my birthday my best friend gave me a set of these stemless wine glasses, and I use them all the time. I think I’ve only used my crystal glasses once in the entire year. I’ve used these glasses 12 times or more!

  • 19 Elsa // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    I absolutely agree that a fine glass improves the wine. As my oenophile brother pointed out, “Whoa. That makes a $15 bottle of wine taste like a $30 bottle.” I’m delighted to learn that the stemless glasses are so much less expensive. Cool!

  • 20 courtney // Sep 13, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Don’t know if you can get it in the North West, but if you can you HAVE to try blue bell ice cream. I have only had one of their flavors I was dissapointed in (it was a special birthday flavor). They have the BEST cookies and cream (entire “oreo” cookies in it), and they have key lime pie flavor that is spot on. It is the best super market ice cream we have found.

  • 21 Laura // Sep 13, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    I found this site with wonderful glasses. Maybe wood specs aren’t what you are looking for but you have to hand it to the craftperson-ship.

  • 22 brooke // Sep 13, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    i found similar wine glasses at pier one for $2 each! i love love love them!

    oh and if anyone out there is craving some chocolate-y goodness, dairy-free, ciao bella gelato has an amazing chocolate sorbet. so rich that even my sweet-tooth husband said ‘uncle’ after three bites…

  • 23 Anna // Sep 15, 2007 at 9:08 am

    My DH found some great glasses at It works best if you already know your prescription, and what style you want, but he loves the glasses he got, and they cost a lot less than what we could find other places. Hope this helps!

  • 24 AmyS // Sep 16, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Since no one has commented on the ice cream, I must say that Breyer’s Triple Chocolate is FANTASTIC. I swear it is the most difficult to find ice cream too. I just bought a carton today and it was the first time I’ve seen it since the first time I tried it 2 months ago!

    Speaking of great store bought ice cream, if you can find Blue Bell brand ice cream in Cantelopes n’ Cream, it’s worth the try. You will have thought you’ve died and gone to heaven. They only produce it when the Pecos, Texas crops are in season in the summer. It tastes like fresh cantelopes and cream. SUPER-FANTASTIC!

  • 25 Lisa // Sep 17, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Have you looked at Jai Kudo eyeglass frames? They are my absolute favorites!

  • 26 BA // Sep 19, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Try Face A Face. Their frames look beautiful on everyone.

  • 27 Darian // Sep 21, 2007 at 9:06 am

    The wine glasses that you have pictured, I just bought some at the dollar tree for $1.00 each! You may want to check to see if there is a location near you.

  • 28 Karma // Sep 21, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    I have a couple of pairs of Lafont glasses that I adore and a pair of Prodesigns that I love, too. All three were found at Broadway Vision; you might take a look there if you’re in the neighborhood. Friendly folks work there, too.

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