today i got a real life phone number. not a cell number. a landline number.
i’m.so.pumped. although, i tell you what – had a bit of deja vu setting it up. oy vey.
i know, i knowwww. hi megan – 1996 called, it wants it’s overalls and landline back.
but dontcha miss the days when you could just call a boy 12 times in a row and hang up the second he picked up? oh the joys of *69. caller id was the buzzkill to every middle school girl’s friday night. it took away one more of life’s surprises.
remember when you could come in the house and and see your message light blink and when you pressed play and heard an old friend’s voice it was such a nice surprise. like having your favorite song come on the radio at the exact right time.
i used to have this blue portable phone in my room growing up, i can remember it so distinctly. the hours it spent latched to my ear while i whispered to old boyfriends into the wee hours of the morning; my mom and dad picking up the phone and asking me to hang up half a dozen times. which was obviously, the most mortifying thing that had happened since i got caught holding hands with my boyfriend at the ski club sleepover under the pillow.
maybe i’ll start giving the men i meet my landline number. then you automatically get rid of the cowards that hide behind texting. plus, then you aren’t bothered about whether he called or didn’t called while you’re out.
it sounds old school but i think part of it is that my job requires me to be connected constantly. on every social media channel. with 1000+ emails per day. and it can just be exhausting, can’t it? it can just be downright suffocating to always know what’s going on across every channel and to always have 13 tabs open so you don’t miss anything.
sometimes i just want one email password and one phone number. and it’ll ring and i won’t know who it is and when i pick it up, i’ll be so gosh darn happy that it’s you.
simplicity. landlines. caprese skewers.
these are perfect, adorable apps for you to take to your next party. they’re pretty & simplistic, straightforward & delicious.
you could do these two ways. you could tear up the basil leaves and put in-between the mozzarella and tomatoes. i just liked keeping the basil whole, it wraps around the tomato and mozz so snuggly.
oh and use the mini mozz balls. yep mini.balls. they’re easier to work with. i’m blushing…this is going weird places. cue the recipe.
perfect kentucky derby party appetizer too!
- 12 baby tomatoes
- balsamic vinegar (about a cup)
- 12 mini mozzarella balls (whole mozz will work, just takes more time to roll mini balls, so dirty i know)
- salt & freshly ground pepper
- 12 leaves fresh basil
- olive oil for drizzling
- 12 toothpicks
- heat balsamic vinegar in a small skillet. bring to a boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes, until the vinegar thickens to the consistency of thin syrup.
- on a toothpick, place a mozzarella ball and a tomato. poke the basil leaf of the toothpick so it wraps around.
- drizzle caprese skewers will olive oil and then balsamic vinegar.
- top with salt and pepper to taste.