Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Burlesquercise" with Bombshell Betty...Well...

I am always interested in new ways to exercise and found this DVD online called "Burlesquercise". Well, it's different. A little bored with Jane Fonda-type workout DVDs, well this amongst other things can be an alternative. I, for one, love to dance anyhow, so I would consider giving this a shot just for the cheap thrills.

Let's remember, Ladies, that Burlesque is basically a strip tease that is classier than just straight stripping. There is costume and glamour and music involved that is not necessarily techno music. A Burlesque dancer is usually more groomed and polished looking and does not reveal all. But hey, I am not against revealing it all. By all means, let it all hang out. But if you don't want to, you don't have to.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Glam "For Sure" with Pin Up Couture

Let's face of the big perks to keeping yourself looking foxy is the fun of playing dress up....and I LOVE to dress. I like to change the make-up to match the mood of the event and go from sweet looking here to a dangerous vamp. That is also what I admired of the old-style of pin up model. There are a few modern ones today that I like, such as Dita Von Teese, Bernie Dexter (she really looks like Bettie Page, it's kind of a scary resemblance) and Jami Deadly (known as the "Modern Marilyn"). But most of the ones I like are from yesteryear.

Anyhow, you should check out for a whole slew of clothing and brands that produce hot and darling looking little numbers.

That reminds me - I have to go work out.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slim for Spring Sweet Cheats...I mean, eh, Treats

I know, I know - It's not Springtime yet। But as the weather has gotten surprisingly warmer here in Las Vegas, I thought I would share just couple of sweet treats with you, ladies. They are sweet cheats, which is not really cheating on your "Days On".

Mango Strawberry Frozen Dessert


  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 generous spoon fulls of nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 handful of frozen Mango (found in the frozen food section)
  • 1 handful of frozen Strawberries (found in the frozen food section)
  • One packet of Splenda

What to do:

Put it all in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into bowls and serve. Should make two servings.

Think I am going to mosey on down to the Beauty Bar Downtown here on Friday night to see a local downtown Vegas electronica musician. I am staying in line all week so far so that I can feel my slimmest for that party and also have my big "Day Off" on Saturday for that Mid Century Mod party. I love some of these parties too, where they serve even the old-fashioned dishes I love. Deviled eggs, pickles and olives, pate', water crackers, vegetables and onion dip made from scratch, and one of the favorites on the streets here is Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Sigh. Everybody always goes wild for that one.

I would like to have a big party at my place (when it really is Springtime, you know) and have everyone dress in the style of the 50's - early 70's ONLY. With my hostess 50's dress, heels, pearls and frilly apron on, I will be making deviled eggs, cold cuts, pickles, cheese and baguette, martinis and serve chocolate covered cherries and double chocolate cake for dessert.

I had better start shopping for that dress and apron now.......

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tighten up those purse strings, girls....

Yes, have you noticed? It's getting ugly out there. Less people out shopping in stores or going to venues. More folks out of work. This is my first year living in Vegas and I have seen the pinch here. And you can surely say that again. So why have those expensive personal trainers and fancy gym memberships that you never use? I am the old-fashioned do-it-your-damn-self kind of girl so I never really needed any of those things to begin with. So, in essence, The $100 Diet actually is GOOD in today's rocky economy. Go figure! Kind of ironic, eh?

I have been a good girl all week and tonight a couple of friends are getting together and we are having cabbage burgers! I can't wait! It's made with lean ground beef, Velveeta cheese (this is the ONLY instance I will eat Velveeta cheese, as I normally find this non-food discusting), sauteed onions and chopped up cabbage, all mixed together in a large skillet. Then you toast some hamburger buns, but the cabbage mixture on top and viola! Oh, they are really good. And I am not cooking, for once! My best friend is going to make it, as it was some old recipe of her grandmothers and she only makes it once a year. Someone will be bringing dessert too, but I if don't like it I have my back-up package of peanut butter cookie mix so I won't be disappointed about not having a dessert I like on my "Day Off".

I got a new workout DVD that I had ordered in the mail yesterday. Now, I know my housemate is going to kill me, as she can't stand to hear it, but I actually have a fondness or Denise Austin workout DVDs. Call me crazy. I am a dark synthpop recording artist personality with a brooding on-camera look and you probably would never guess. But I have been buying a ton of her DVDs for years now. Sigh. There is some way about me that I can successfully tune out what I don't want to hear and tune in what I do want to hear. And I do it quite well, if I don't say so myself. Anyway, Denise Austin can be irritatingly cheerful and sometimes cheesy, but it works for me. I also like Mary Windsor DVDs from the Windsor Pilates series. She's less cheerful and more like that strange ballet teacher I had while I took classes in my elementary school years. But I like her, and again, I have done some of these DVDs so much that I just have them on for timing of the exercise while I zone out and think about other things.

I came up with a great "On Day" recipe and it's so easy. Here is comes:



  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning (you can get this at Trader Joes)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat vegetable broth
  • 1 cup low-fat shredded mozerella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Pepper
  • Non-fat olive oil cooking spray

What to do:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

1. First, you slice the eggplant into large discs and toss in the olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper. Then you lay them out in a large baking dish or baking tin and put in the oven for a total of 30-40 minutes, when they become just slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

2. Meanwhile, sautee the garlic and onions with non-fat olive oil spray until the onions start to look clear. Add the chopped tomatoes and Italian seasoning and sautee with the onions and garlic.

3. Add the vegetable broth, bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes.

4. When your sauce has simmered and your eggplant are just about done, spoon the sauce over the eggplant pieces and sprinkle mozerella cheese on top. Put back in the oven for another five minutes or under the cheese has melted.


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Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and I will be back in a bit. I'll tell you about a delightfully strange mid-century mod party I will be attending in Downtown Vegas later this week. Cheers.