" In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight."
- Vivian, Pretty Woman

Monday, March 22, 2010

Rye has MOVED.

Rye has moved over to Tumblr (per M@'s suggestion). Check me out HERE now.



Sunday, March 21, 2010

While I was baking/cooking...

Miss Riley Roo decided to be the cutest thing ever. Period. What a life this lil' girl has.

Where to for dinner tonight? Greece.

Tonight for our main course... Oven-Baked Fish with Tomato & Parsley (oh, and celery, garlic, lemon, olive oil & sugar). First recipe I'm trying from the cookbook Caroline gave me last year. This time around I'm going to serve with Jasmine rice & crusty bread. Healthy & de-lish.

Smitten with Snickerdoodles.

This Sunday's indulgence: Smitten's Snickerdoodles. Cinnamon & sugar heaven.
And full disclosure: I've never really jumped on the "Snickerdoodle bandwagon," until now. When I was a child, I really wasn't drawn to these cinnamon nibblies but, rather gravitated towards anything with generous portions of peanut butter or chocolate of any sort. Appeasing this fix however, was not always that easy back in the Pinette household. Here's the "why?" My sister, Holly, HATES chocolate (yes, she truly despises it!) and has her entire life. Therefore, I had to warm up to the sugar cookies or snickerdoodes or even oatmeal raisin goodness (which, I'm not complaining about, believe me). Either way, this cookies today DO NOT DISAPPOINT. Also of note, Snicker-Doods are Double M's favorite cookie... hence why the project commenced today. Enjoy my lil' double m.

Sunday Look-A-Like.

Okay. Really weird. My look-a-like. Minus the chest/arms... but the face is strangely... well, ME.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Holly & I.

Well, Holly & I decided to learn all the Lady Gaga/Beyonce dance moves of Telephone this weekend. Here we are.... well, not really, but it will be us soon. Maybe we'll record our version in April when I go visit Beantown. Enjoy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lunch with a "Modern" touch.

Decided to take a drive over to Aroma cafe in Studio City today (after I couldn't get a hold of JP for an impromptu lunch-date). While waiting in the insanely long line reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I noticed Mister Eric Stonestreet was in front of me. What a hoot (never ever said that before, honestly). Well, regardless, since I love the show Modern Family, it was a nice surprise to see him in person. Happy Friday.

- photo courtesy of ABC

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another Cereal Post.

Another stupid cereal rant. Gorilla Munch might be a great tasty morning snack, but I swear it's housed in government plastic -- scissors needed. That's all. Oh & look at Kelly in the background. :)

p.s. my blackberry bold doesn't take the best pictures... sorry

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Look Mum, I'm Famous!

View Larger Map

This little guy can now brag to all his fellow bird friends (who have internet access in their nests) that he "made it" on google street view! So exciting. Congrats Larry.

- thanks to @hikade for passing on.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

He's Like Stalking Me.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Start Eyeglass Shopping More.

This is a creative business venture to say the least. For $95 each, you get a cool frame, prescription lenses (anti-reflective polycarbonate), shipping, home try-ons & returns (if needed). AND it gets better, for every pair of glasses you buy, Warby Parker gives a pair to someone in need. Go. START SHOPPING.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Bliss. Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These are pure bliss. Literally. Thanks to Smitten Kitchen & David Lebovitz for passing this recipe onto us common folk. I must say, I have really become a true "follower" of Deb over at Smitten Kitchen. She has never steered me wrong & she knows everything from cookies to breakfast pizza. THANK YOU DEB.
A few things I learned today when creating these masterpieces. Make sure butter is cold when you turn on that Kitchen Aid. Toast your nuts (hehe). I used pecans. Keep the dough in the fridge in between batches. Make sure your cookie sheet (I can't live without the metal professional pans with a Silpat) is fully cooled down before scooping out your next batch. Finally, make sure you give some to your neighbors as they walk by your window or else you'll eat them ALL immediately.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Slow Saturday.

Still at home unshowered & unshaven. Need to get going. Get going for what actually? Had fun at Loteria & Sam's birthday party last night. Although got home at 1:00am... WAY beyond Rye Guy's bedtime. Haven't been up that late in ages.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Another Friday Look-A-Like.


Jim, husband of one of the Real Housewives of Orange County (Alexis) looks a lot like Ursula from The Little Mermaid... no?

- The Little Mermaid photo: © Disney Enterprises Inc. - All Rights Reserved

Friday Look-A-Likes.

Who would have thunk it. Barry & Justin Bieber are share the same childhood look (minus the yarmulke). This truly is the best post of my blog to date. DYING.

This couldn't be more sexual.

I mean, just shake it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Congrats Josh!

Our friend Josh in a national AT&T commercial. Goodonya!

Whoopi Needs to STOP.

This is an embarrassing post. My daily routine in my office is to have my TV on ABC in the mornings while reading my e-mails & enjoying me tea coffee. Regis & Kelly followed by The View then back to Bravo for the rest of the day. Here's the thing. I used to not be able to watch The View because Rosie drove the living shit out of me. Now that Whoopi is on, I can handle it. However, now that Whoopi is doing MUCH MORE of her annoying "Stupid Valley Girl" voice... I really think I need to switch over to Bravo at 10am now. She really is SO NOT FUNNY & needs to stop. I can see it in Barbara & Joy's eyes... they HATE it too.

Whoopi, stop. It doesn't suit you. Thanks.

Mark Your Calendars.

May 11th. New Album. Brilliance. The National.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cereals that hurt.

WARNING: Make sure you soak these cereals for ample time in your milk before diggin' in. Wowza, these can cut you up. That's all.

- Full Disclaimer: I LOVE these cereals so much... so please eat them. mmmmm.

Wednesday Thoughts.

It happened every year, was almost a ritual. And this was his eighty-second birthday. When, as usual, the flower was delivered, he took off the wrapping paper and then picked up the telephone to call Detective Superintendent Morell who, when he retired, had moved to Lake Siljan in Dalarna. They were not only the same age, they had been born on the same day--which was something of an irony under the circumstances. The old policeman was sitting with his coffee, waiting, expecting the call.

- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day-in-the-Life of.... Kelly Cutrone

Weekend Recap.

In other news. What's new with Rye? This past weekend was a nice one. We catered to Dave's needs (strictly professional of course) by treating him to some Little Britain (the UK version) & pizza on Friday night...
Galen's "Get Day Drunk" birthday party happened ($3 drafts @ the Hudson, mmmm)... enjoyed ate forced down some Ramen from Atch-Kotch (sorry Matt)... Ron's 40th birthday went off without a hitch (despite the rain)... We pampered Dave some more with chocolate croissants, eggs, OJ, pane con honey (hehe) & some SNL...
The Oscars were aired (thank you Dennis & Shawn for a wonderful evening)... I started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I am thinking about the book even as I type this. I cannot wait to continue reading it... so smart, so sneaky & very very mysterious.

Happy Tuesday.

- croissants photo courtesy of paisleypetunia.com

That Woman Wants A Slice.

Oh, this show makes me smile (even though Julie Bowen could gain a few extra pounds).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Guess what?!

You're gonna have to wait for an amazingly sick fabulous new post a wee bit longer... I'm swamped at work today & off to set now! Sorry blogger-friends. More soon. Promises (not the rehab facility, but a true promise).

Friday, March 5, 2010

Watch What Happens Live Spoof

Friday Ripa.

As many of my friends know, I've always wanted to be BFF with the one & only Kelly Ripa. It's become one of those weird things that sometimes I think I'm actually friends with her in real life. The fact I watch her show almost every morning at work (while still working of course) probably has a lot to do with it, but anyways. Happy Friday blog-readers. Week 1 of my blog has been completed... and frankly, it's still fun.... we'll see as time goes on.

p.s. photo A really does look like Christina Applegate, no?!

- photo courtesy of bittenandbound.com

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I want my babycakesNYC, my babycakesNYC, my...

Hello friends. I come to you on a mission. The mission is this. Force Drag Push Gently nudge you to venture into the deliciousness world that is BabyCakes NYC. They have recently opened up a location in downtown Los Angeles (with their flagship still in NYC) & it is worth a drive/subway ride down to taste their amazing & delectable delights. Vegan what? Gluten Free what? I know, I know. Remove those stigmas from your brain & open wide. Seriously, the brownie cupcake, the hot fresh homemade donuts & those unbelievably sweet cookie sandwiches will knock you over. I just sent a whole bunch of goodies from BabyCakes NYC over to one of our production companies for a "GOOD LUCK in tonight's season 3 premiere" & boy oh boy.... we've made them believers. You can too. Dig in.

-photo/logo courtesy of BabyCakesNYC.com

Get Ready for Uncomfortableness TONIGHT.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Now look at me.

This one makes me raff. Raff real hard.

- photo still courtesy of oldspice.com

You know you think you know...

We all think we know what criminals look like right? Maybe you see someone suspicious almost everyday at your local Dunkin Donuts or Coffee Bean? But, you never really know. Do you? Try your hand at this: Pick the Perp.

- logo/photo courtesy of picktheperp.com

Not So Amazing Races.

First question. Who the hell is this Steve & Allie team? Did they just start competing in the race this episode? I honestly don't remember them ever. The producers don't even show them completing any tasks. They must be super boring or better yet, cheating. Other than that, this episode was a snooze-fest (I also fast-forwarded through last week's Survivor episode too). Boo Hiss.

Here are some Not So Amazing Race quotes from this week's episode.

"The red team is behind us and the lesbian team is behind us."
- Jet & Cord Cowboys

"Get off the horse. Stop sitting there."
"But, I like it."
- Brothers

"I can never read you (to Phil). You scare me. I always try to read your face and you're just like, blank"
- Jordan (Big Brother team)

"You always have beautiful cries."
- Shawne

Also of note. The fact the Detectives couldn't find the buried treasures in the Detour is so classic.

A few Wednesday thoughts.

- Take a moment today & think about how short life is.

- Remember, it's only television.

- It's 100% acceptable to cry, no matter what you've been programmed to think.

- Read more.

- Listen and reflect before taking control of the conversation. Listen & reflect.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Anyone looking for a mechanic? I think I found one for you. "I'll toss it in for free."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Looking in on my gchats.

Danielle: I think even though its only been a short time since starting, the blog is getting better. More honest. Maybe u r getting more comfortable. And again, proud of u for starting one.
me: Thanks. So random it is/I am.
Danielle: I think about starting one myself sometimes, but I also think it would run my life. I would obsess over each word. Josh would divorce me.
me: You make me raff. I will do some cooking posts too. Next time I cook/bake. Which oddly hasn't happened since Thursday.
Danielle: And I would worry I didn't sound like me... Speaking of which... Can I give u one piece of feedback? That may or may not be helpful or just my annoying point of view?
me: yes PLEASE. I have no fucking clue what I'm doing. Which I think might be a good thing.
Danielle: This is going to sound really goody goody, but I think strong language, like actual "curse words" in emails or texts or IMs and in blogs can sound even more harsh than they are meant to be taken.
I really didn't mean that "fucking" u just used ;)
Seriously. I take it back, IM cursing is funny.
me: ha
Danielle: Anyway, I don't recall which day, but I remember reading and u said some word that i was like, uh... that doesn't sound like nice cute Ryan... too harsh.
Sorry. I should have kept my mouth shut... and my fingers from typing. 
U can write about me on the blog. Call me "No M."

Get Ready for the New York Ladies.

This Thursday -11pm. Right after The Real Housewives of Orange County Finale. Be There. Or else Jill Zarin will come to your house with her P-O-P stools & make you sit down and watch it with her.

Of Note: Kelly's face at the very end of the clip is PRICELESS.

Award Season Traffic.

For those who are not familiar with the Los Angeles traffic laws Awards Season traffic, you should all say "No, but I don't wanna be." I know, I know, my friends back in Massachusetts think it's the coolest thing ever to see something like the Academy Awards being setup or a real red carpet Movie opening, but it really can put a wrench in most Angelenos commutes. My commute brings me through Hollywood everyday, which is fine... unless of course the Oscars are happening... or Ryan Seacrest American Idol is at the Kodak... or The Hollywood Bowl is having a show (typically the classic rock concerts create the WORST back-ups)... or an animated film is premiering at the Mann Chinese.... Honestly, I really am not trying to complain, it will be cool in retrospect (years from now when I reminisce) & it comes with living in Los Angeles.
One wish dream it-would-have-completed-my-life old movie I wish caused my traffic jams everyday would have been Pretty Woman. If it would have taken me over 4 hours to get to my office, I'd be totally OK with that. I mean, to see that movie being filmed would have been beyond-the-beyond. For those of you who don't know me, it's my FAVORITE MOVIE EVER. Like ever.

Shop assistant: May I help you?
Vivian: I'm just checkin' things out.
Shop assistant: Are you looking for something in particular?
Vivian: No. Well, yeah. Something... conservative.
Shop assistant: Yes.
Vivian: You got nice stuff.
Shop assistant: Thank you.
Vivian: How much is this?
Shop assistant: I don't think this would fit you.
Vivian: Well, I didn't ask if it would fit. I asked how much it was.
Shop assistant: How much is this, Marie?
Marie: It's very expensive
Shop assistant: It's very expensive.
Vivian: Look, I got money to spend in here.
Shop assistant: I don't think we have anything for you. You're obviously in the wrong place.
Marie: Please leave.

Okay, I must work now. Happy Monday.

- movie still courtesy of Touchstone Pictures

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nice Buns & Sunday Sunburns.

This past weekend was a nice one. Friday night, One M & I did an impromptu drinks after work. We started at The Hudson and joined the all the crazy Canucks who were intensely watching the Olympic Hockey game. We decided to just observe & cheer on the Canadians rather then the hockey players. We shuffled over to Marix (which I have to say really has terrible food) to grab some more cerveza & guac. And more cervezas.
Saturday was a day of errands. Not just the typical Target, dry cleaning, cat food day of errands though. This was a preparedness errand day. I started to put together our earthquake kit. And if you live in SoCal, you should really jump on the "I'm going to be ready" bandwagon too. Check out this site & try to knock off a handful of the must-haves every other day or weekend. Be ready. And maybe even decide to pick-up some Girl Scout cookies while at a construction warehouse store. WHO DOES THAT?
Saturday night, One M treated us to one of his great meals (courtesy of Wholefoods this time).  JP, One M, Dave, Joe, Double M & I enjoyed some "Cowboy" burgers. Burgers with a kick and spurs. Sunday started with a nice long brunch with JP... then a few hours sitting out by the pool (sorry East Coasters & France, I know that hurts to hear). I have bookclub Tuesday night & until Sunday, I really hadn't read much at all of The Vagrants by Yiyun Li. By the end of Sunday, I had almost finished the book & walked away with quite a sunkissed forehead & nose (and maybe a bit of a farmer's burn on my arms too).

The highlight however, was reading the first draft of Double M's new pilot. It was beyond brilliant, touching, evolved & better than 99% of the crap I typically read. Goodonya Double M.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Missing my Caroline.

Missing my Caroline... Oh miss her beyond SO. Hopefully she's found her Marix in Bogota, Colombia!

Friday Adorablenesses.

This Friday morning, I might be tempted to start complaining about how my head still feels like it's in a vice from today's Bootcamp run... or maybe talk about how I have yet to watch Survivor & don't want to read any spoilers today (but, really, I don't think I care about Survivor anymore as Stephanie got voted out last week).... or maybe I could talk about how Curling is on in my office at the moment & really want to find a place to take lessons. Wouldn't that be fun? A league in LA that we could learn, compete & well, curl. Oh, and of course meet & have many drinks with John Morris (Canada) & Sebastian Kraupp (Sweden).

Instead however, I'm going to leave you with two photos of the extreme adorableness. First is Lulu (my niece/god-daughter) & her very old boxer, Boomer. They shared this moment after Lulu got back from her Grandparents today. I apologize for the quality -- my sister's cell phone camera isn't the bestest. The other photo is Riley Roo, yes, I am posting a picture of my cat. WHO AM I? Regardless.

Smile. It's Friday.

- Olympic photos courtesy of nbcolympics.com

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Maybe we should... get LOST.

Oh LOST. I am so over you. So much happens every episode. SO MUCH OF NOTHING. Balls.

I wish I wasn't typing this, but alas, I am. The repetitive one-liners, story plots & "nothing really is happening" is getting has gotten old. I do want to know the major answers, but I definitely don't need to get ALL the answers. Why? Because I hate that they will be all made up in some crazy lil' tool group of writer's minds.

Questions a Normal Person Would Ask:
"Jacob, why are our names written down on the dial?"
"Who is "your friend" Claire?

Dud lines:
"Why did you come back to the island?" "Why did YOU come back to the island?"
"I didn't tell you I was coming here because I didn't want you to see me fail."

Question Normal Viewers Would Ask:
"If Jack called his son from Sydney, then wouldn't he have had a son when he was on the island the 1st 4 seasons?"

Finally, I have a great idea. Use black & white toned color-bars intercut with your "next time on LOST" promo. That will get us all to come back. Lame assers.

Federal Agents & Olympic Distractions

Weird thing happened today at my office. I went to go use the restroom on our floor (shared by many different companies/departments/people) and I automatically went right towards the urinals. This is weird things got weird. I almost walked straight into the back of some guy peeing. I looked up & noticed there were actually two guys peeing -- one at one urinal & one at the other. Well, fine & dandy, BUT, they were both Federal Agents! Yes, real Federal Agents with the S.W.A.T. like jackets on & very official insignias on the front. I simply went to a stall & wondered... did I do something bad? Did my boss? Yes, I teased him immediately saying he better make a run for it while he still can. Either way, status is weirdsies.

In other news, got really bored with the Olympics in the last 2 nights. I remember when I was younger, the women's figure skating portion of the Winter Olympics was THE "hot ticket." Now, it's well... well, what is it since I didn't watch it.

- police jacket photo courtesy of sallyscopshop.com
- Olympic photo courtesy of nbcolympics.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Today, I woke up with a headache. Who gives a shit right? Well, it's my blog so suck it. Barrys Bootcamp this morning was hell on earth with a headache.

Moving on. Tonight is my last Spanish Class (class 8 of 8). I have to say, I was very surprised how much I remembered from High School (circa d. 1994) and really enjoyed trying to learn it again. However, what I truly & utterly dreaded every week was the friggin drive. The drive to Encino! From Burbank. So, that being said, I will not be continuing my Spanish Education in Encino after tonight. No thanks Larry. I am going to try & find a place in Burbank near my office to try out. We'll see. I also hated the weekly tarea (homework for you non-Spanish-speaking peeps).

- photo courtesy of whyareyousofat.wordpress.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oh My Gravy.

Amazing Race is one of those programs (who says "programs" unless you're a TV Exec?) that I've always been obsessed about being on. However, I really got very, well, "turned off" by it after my sister & I were made alternates on or about season 10. We went through the whole kit-n-kaboodle medical testing, got flown to NYC, etc... but only made alternates. Anywho, so not bitter. Really.

Regardless, I'm back on the travel-wagon. However, most of the teams on this new season are all idiots. ID-E-OTS. Holly (my sister/best-friend) & I would kick all these douches buttholes. Below is our audition photo. Cape Cod Summer Tan much? I mean who wouldn't want to watch us be hysterical a-holes instead of seeing Monique & Shawne milking cows?

I also love Reality TV quotes. I'll mention these many times in Blog by Rye.

"Oh My Gravy!"
"Peach, we got it."
"Did you drop your cup? No, I got kicked in the hand."
"I think I got a splinter in my butt."
"Want a couple pinches? Oh Yeah, you're a little bit foamy there at then end there Bess."
"San Jose --- H-O-S-E."

p.s. I think it's funny the Cowboys won a sailboat in this week's episode. Oh those crazy Cowboys & their sailboats they'll never use back in Montana.

Zelda & Olive Steal the Show.

Here's something that will kick you in the booty. And I mean KICK you in the booty in a ... OMG, Beyond Dying HIGH-sterical way. Wander over to Subaru's new car campaign.

Sit back.

Watch the Stolen Parking Spot clip.

Laugh so loud your office mates think you just swallowed the gay hyena bug-a-boo.


- photo courtesy of subaru.com

I'm fine with all salt.

This is beyond-the-beyond. Not sure why or if I want to do a blog. Really, it's about daily dialogue with myself. It's about everyone and no one. It literally stemmed from my good ol' pal Caroline who just started a blog after she moved to Bogota, Colombia. I thought, gee whiz, that's a great idea. Taking time each & every day to just "vent," "release," or "rant."

Let's say bring on post 1. No seriously, say it. Outloud. Thanks.