Burning questions of the frivolous kind…

1. Hair static. Help! I don’t mind looking like a science teacher (whatever that looks like), but I don’t want to look like a science experiment.

2. What are the best holiday treats (a la cocktail party) that you’ve tasted, made, or ogled in magazines or cookbooks? I am not necessarily looking for easy or quick – but I am looking for classic, delicious, creative, and vegetarian. I also don’t necessarily need the recipe, just a clear enough description to help me find a recipe.

3. I guess this one’s less frivolous… but how does one figure out the proper balance of being demanding of others, and being flexible, understanding, and accommodating?  And why is it that one can be so demanding of one’s self and others in a professional setting, and so accommodating, perhaps far too accommodating, in a social setting?

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4 responses to “Burning questions of the frivolous kind…

  1. hi ms. frizzle,

    I can’t cook, but for hair static – try Bumble and Bumble’s grooming cream. Or their “straight” product – which is like grooming cream but also makes your hair straight. While I was appauled by the prices at first, it’s worth it.

  2. figs topped with pieces of camembert (or brie), baked brie covered in nuts, olive tapenade…
    also, if you buy the pillsbury dough (the kind for pigs in a blanket), you can fill them with just about anything and pop in the oven for a quick puff pastry thing.
    You can never go wrong with cheese, in my opinion unless it’s cheese whiz or something. There’s a Moosewood cookbook that has tons of veggie appetizer recipes, too. (A friend has my copy, I’ll try to get it back and give it to you!)

  3. Aina Bernier

    (sorry if this came up multiple times – the website is not cooperating.)

    Hair: try water, apply regularly. If that doesn’t work, make your own conditioner spray by mixing one part conditioner with 3 or 4 parts water in a little spray bottle which may or may not have originally held an ultra-expensive de-tangling liquid.

    Appetizer: roasted garlic bulb with crackers/French bread and olives.

    Work and/or personal relationships: who knows, I still don”t, but the best we can do is keep it kind.

  4. R

    And why is it that one can be so demanding of one’s self and others in a professional setting, and so accommodating, perhaps far too accommodating, in a social setting?

    Perhaps, because at work one sort of knows what one’s doing? And we get to assume that the goals are shared?

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