Curiosity Killed the Cate

Not yet, of course, but I’m sure someday it will…

gimme all your recipes, now! May 30, 2007

Filed under: Food — catherineeliza @ 2:23 pm

It’s summer, and I want to eat yummy healthy food that I will prepare myself which is something that’s good for my figure and my wallet.  Here’s the problem, I don’t know what to make.  Do you have a recipe that you just love?  I’m looking for healthy, yummy, and easy to make.  If you’ve got a recipe or three that match that criteria, please share.


Quizutations! May 23, 2007

Filed under: Quizzes — catherineeliza @ 3:30 pm
Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP)

Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive.Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6% of all women and 4% of all men
You are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.

How Rare Is Your Personality?



Filed under: Quizzes — catherineeliza @ 3:26 pm

I was really hoping for Myrna Loy – whatcha gonna do?  


Your Score: Carole Lombard

You scored 9% grit, 9% wit, 42% flair, and 47% class!

You’re a little bit of a fruitcake, but you always act out in style. You have a good sense of humor, are game for almost anything, but you like to have nice things about you and are attracted to the high life. You’re stylish and modern, but you’ve got a few rough edges that keep you from attaining true sophistication. Your leading men include William Powell, Fredric March, and Clark Gable. Watch out for small planes.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you’d make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.

Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Movie News: His Dark Materials May 22, 2007

Filed under: Books,Movies — catherineeliza @ 1:46 pm

Click on the picture for a Guardian article about the Cannes screening of His Dark Materials.


a lovely addition to my collection May 21, 2007

Filed under: Manhattan Life — catherineeliza @ 1:53 pm

I really love collecting things. When I was in middle school, I collected enough Campbell soup labels for a Puffalump. In college, I collected soup labels for a set of mugs with Campbell kids painted on them. There’s just something special about a marketing product that cannot simply be purchased, you have to put in a little more effort. So now I’m collecting the Shrek glasses from McDonalds. I participated in the same promotion with Disney character glasses several years ago, which made much more sense since I love Disney.

I actually don’t like Shrek. I think 3 out of 4 of these glasses are ugly (I have a thing for Puss in Boots). But they are collectible, and so I want them. As of this afternoon, I have 3 of the 4. Only one to go (these have been much easier to collect than the Disney glasses because now I live in a city that has a McDonalds about every 5 blocks, so I just keep stopping in). I cannot tell you what pleasure I will derive from serving guests beverages out of these ugly glasses this summer. And unlike my Disney glasses and Campbell kid mugs, I won’t shed a tear if one gets broken.


Quizziness May 17, 2007

Filed under: Books,Quizzes — catherineeliza @ 10:19 am

Never even read this book – guess I’d better.


  What Dickens Character Are You?  

Amy Doritt! You’re the title character in Dickens’s novel, Little Dorrit. You’re a devoted daughter to your father, who had a little run in with the law. You’re strong and independent and a leader. You’re quiet though, but it’s okay because you end up marrying your crush, Arthur Clennam who just happens to be 20 years older than you!
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snail mail May 16, 2007

Filed under: Manhattan Life — catherineeliza @ 3:34 pm

I really love mail, always have. I’m talking quality mail of course, none of your junk. If possible, I enjoy sending cards and letters even more than receiving them. A side-effect of this obsession is that I constantly indulge in my desire to purchase stamps and stationary; telling myself they’re very useful things and I’ll always be able to use them.
Friends, the postage rate went up on Monday, and I still have 37¢ that I’m trying to use up. I also own approximately 2,346 picture postcards. I cry out for your help. If you would like to receive a card from me, please email me your request and mailing address (if you think I have it, you’re probably wrong – I’m very disorganized), and you can look forward to some personalized mail in the near future. Thank you for your help.