Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Heb 12:1-2 (NLT)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mocha Black Russian

Feeling Chic?

Don't take this quiz.

I'm turning 31 in the not-so-distant future. Since recently informing my boss that I am not returning from maternity leave (because I no longer live in the same city),  I've been doing a lot of motivational reading on careers and making career changes. One of my favorite books on this subject is Lisa Johnson Mandell's Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want. It's largely targeted at women in their forties, but the advice is applicable no matter what your age.

One of Lisa's suggestions for landing that perfect job, is to raise your "chic" quota. To give you an idea of how much work this might take you, she conveniently provides a "How Hip Are You?" quiz. Thinking I would score somewhere in the middle and feel pretty good about how well I'm keeping up on the latest and greatest despite spending my days singing children's songs and watching The Backyardigans, I bombed!

I had no idea what "Hulu", "Seven for All Mankind", or "Wiki" were. Or who Lloyd, Will.i.am or Judd Apatow were (is this because I'm Canadian?). If I wasn't feeling my age before, I'm feeling it now.

To put some icing on this cake, she later tells you that nude panty hose are obsolete. When did this memo go around? In fact, I apparently looked like a "seventy-three-year-old retired school teacher on her way to Sunday school" at my husband's company Christmas party last year. Point taken. The hose are gone.

To raise my spirits, I turned to the liquor cabinet. A couple of these tasty treats had me feeling a little more chic...

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 C frozen mochaccino yogurt (chocolate would taste equally well)
  • 1 oz hazelnut kahlua
  • 1/2 oz amaretto
  • handful of ice
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth and frothy. Poor into a martini glass or large cocktail glass.  Enjoy immediately! SO. GOOD.

A friendly hello to fellow Friday-Follow Me participants!



  1. Hi there.
    Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
    Thanks for playing.
    Have a great day!

  2. Well, there's coffee and calcium -- a nutritious breakfast! It's already a Friday ... I am so, so ready for one of these!

  3. Thank you for the Friday Follow! Hope you have a great weekend.

  4. Hi Lucy, thanks for the follow! Oh..and look! It's Yenta Mary up there above me!

    Anyway...I'm following you back. :)

  5. Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Thanks for visiting my blog. Good to meet you. I am glad that you enjoyed my doggy recipes. My mom LOVES to cook n wish she can be a chef. I see that you just started blogging ... GREAT n Welcome. Would LOVE to know more about Maple. I have an idea ... please email us at rockstarpooch@gmail.com. Delighted to be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. Hopping by from Friday's blog hop! You have a new follower! Come visit me at Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

  7. Good morning! Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to be awarding Pulitzer Prizes; but I hope the award that IS being given happifies your day: http://foodfloozie.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-thrilled-to-announce-that-im.html ... :)



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