Monday, August 31, 2009

Some Things Really Freak Me Out

Some Things Really Freak Me Out

Its been awhile since we've heard anything from country/pop princess, Shania Twain. I know some of you have really been happy about that, and others not. But what has she been doing in the last year or so, since the news broke of "Mutt" Lange's affair with their longtime secretary and manager of the couple's Swiss chateau, Marie-Anne Thiebaud?

She's spent her time traveling, reading and spending time with her 8 year old Eja and she has a new companion too. His name is Fred.

Now upon seeing that, I thought, Shania has got herself a puppy! How sweet.

But no, Fred isn't a pup. Nope, he's the ousted husband of her husband stealing secretary, Marie-Anne Thiebaud.

WTF is up with that.

Yup Fred is Frederic Thiebaud.

That's kinda like the plot of a really bad romance novel. And when I say bad, I mean really bad.

But then again the gossip is so hilarious what else could you be reminded of?

Shania is quoted as saying...

"He has been the most constant companion of support for both [8-year-old son] Eja and me, and having gone through the suffering of his family splitting apart at the same time under the same extreme circumstances, he understood me better than anyone," she writes. "We leaned on one another through the ups and downs, taking turns holding each other up. We've become stronger and closer through it all."

Since both their families were torn apart by their spouses' affair, Twain and Thiebaud -- whom a friend "affectionately" refers to as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo -- have been spotted vacationing with her family in Canada, New York City and Florida.


Anyone think the Thiebauds just want the money?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Fantastic Restaurant In Lancaster, PA

A Fantastic Restaurant In Lancaster, PA

I was recently in the city of Lancaster on a weekend getaway from my dull as dishwater life, and while walking around downtown, I discovered Isaac's Restaurant & Deli

Its a restaurant like Primanti's if you are a Pittsburgher. Great sandwiches, great atmosphere and from the looks of the bevvies around me when I was dining there, great drinks from The Pickle Bar too.

You walk into this place and you feel like your in your hometown deli, only its spiffier than any place in my part of Pennsylvania.

You're given a small plate of pickles and pickled veggies to nibble on while you wait for your sandwiches and let me tell you, if they wanted to keep refilling that little plate they could. Mmm. This girl loves pickles! And no, there's nothing occupying my uterus!

I ordered the Rainbow Parrot combo and a vanilla iced coffee. Mmmm, the iced coffee was pure heaven, not to sweet but just enough vanilla to make the coffee nommy. The sandwich was delightful. Its corned beef on pumpernickel with melted Muenster cheese, crunchy cole slaw and fresh onions, tomatoes and lettuce, all topped with Thousand Island dressing. OMG this sandwich is to die for.

But let me not forget the other part of my combo; corn chowder, made from locally grown sweet corn. It was the most incredible corn chowder. Not to creamy with peppers and onions and loads of tasty corn.

Isaac's was truly a great discovery for me on this trip to the most beautiful part of Pennsylvania. If you are in south central PA, look for one of the many restaurants scattered throughout the 6 counties. There are 20 Isaac's! But really, if you are in downtown Lancaster, seek out this place! Its worth every last bite