About Spunky...

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New York, NY, United States
I haven't been shy since my first cry! I keep myself laughing as I combine my corporate, entrepreneurial, foodie and never boring social and dating lives. It's a great thing that I don't need much sleep! I love connecting amazing people and am always looking for the world's best desserts!
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Black Swan...Moo Shu Chicken...Snowball fight anyone?

After participating in an annual Spunky Schmoozer Jewish family Christmas tradition last night... Chinese food and a movie... I decided I needed a few hours of less intense time alone today. Ok... Bloody Black Swan (almost covered my eyes a few times) exemplified acting at its finest! I'll be shocked if the Oscar doesn't go to Natalie Portman... as she truly deserves to be recognized for her impressive acting ability. WOW is this an intense movie though. No one warned me HOW INTENSE!!!

My favorite part was as the credits were rolling my Dad joked as he always does and said "I thought we were going to enjoy a nice comedy!" My family was hysterical as well as audience members who heard my Dad's comment. His joke delivery was perfect (that doesn't always happen)! I'm glad I saw the flick... even though romantic comedies are more my speed. I convinced my family that we shouldn't see Little Fockers as I was unimpressed opening day. It wasn't so funny... I must admit! At least it didn't give me a knot in my stomach though.

I still feel like I need Prilosec after last night (probably more from watching Black Swan than from my Moo Shu Chicken, spare ribs and shrimp with lobster sauce dinner). I did share those dishes... can't eat THAT much! My stomach still needs to recover but dinner was much more enjoyable than Black Swan. I will not be buying that movie... that's for sure.. and I own about 300 DVDs!

I woke up this morning very excited... anticipating all of the snow that we've been promised... rushed back to NYC so I wouldn't be stuck in Westchester during today's blizzard. I love snow when I don't have to drive in it! I had very important business to attend to this afternoon on the UWS...

Chick flicks... drinking hot chocolate (minus the whipped cream)... organizing about 10,000 business cards... just simply relaxing while appreciating the beautiful snowfall from inside my cozy NYC apartment!

Maybe I'll venture out in a few minutes to buy some whipped cream for a second cup of hot chocolate! Maybe a snowball fight? I can't sit still for too long... you know!

Are you following me yet on Twitter @SpunkySchmoozer? Tell me where to follow you too. What... you have more important things to do? ;)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mega Millions Nosh anyone???

You know those times when you totally force yourself to go to the gym... when you're just not in the mood? You might have eaten way too many brownies the night before or simply plan to wear an extra fitted dress in a few days.. so you just make yourself exercise... no matter what!

Tonight...I was just dreaming of a no nonsense dessert (cupcakes, pecan pie, etc...) the GOOD stuff! I decided I would eat an apple instead of rich sweets and then head to the gym... since I've been eating way too much junk during the holiday season. OMG... if you guys knew what my Moms' linzer tarts and rugelach really taste like...you would understand why I can't just eat 2 of her cookies and then be happy eating a salad! I must admit... I really love salads too... but if you had the choice... what would you pick?

Well thanks to Access Hollywood and my Facebook and Twitter family for getting me through my hour of cardio this evening. I sent out this photo with 18 minutes left of my workout requesting some fun company and wow did my social media friends truly come to my rescue. I appreciated the encouragement as well as my peeps who told me I was insane for staying on one piece of equipment for an hour. Yeah... you're right! Sometimes you just need to spice things up at the gym a bit...and I really didn't tonight!

Before I reached 43 minutes I realized how lucky I was to have a gym all to myself that night. I felt extra important to be honest... then I suddenly felt like I was missing out on a party. Was I the ONLY one working out on the Upper West this evening???

Ok so I really felt slightly guilty of the thought of eating a decadent dessert later because I ate Pinkberry for lunch today. How brilliant is their packaging when you take their treats to go? Ice included... to decrease the possibility of major melting? Then if you sprain your ankle on the way home
(G-d forbid) you
have an ice pack ready...

Thanks to my sweet friend at Pinkberry (I won't say your name to get you in trouble) my small yogurt was upgraded to a medium on the house and YES I felt like I won the lotto!!! You're fabulous and you know who you are!!! That's a perfect Spunky Schmoozer type of gift! FYI...add a little cinnamon to the Pumpkin Pinkberry flavor and the combo is really worth the calories... then add some fresh fruit... and it's even better! Those salted and sweet pumpkin seeds in this picture are amazing too!

I rarely buy Lotto tickets but I decided while I was all wound up at the gym that I had to be a potential Mega Millions winner tonight for some reason. Sure... my odds would be higher to become the first Jewish Female President of the USA... but the simple thought of winning is just truly exciting!

EXTRA spontaneous nosh is like winning the Lotto until you need to get your tush to the gym... don't you think?

If I win Mega Millions... I can hire an almost 24/7 cute trainer to move in with me! ;)

Follow me on Twitter @SpunkySchmoozer and tell me what your fave nosh is and if you've ever won the Lotto! Scratch off Lotto tickets count too of course!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How do you like them Sprinkles?

I've loved sprinkles on soft serve Carvel since I was a little girl. Who doesn't? At least people who grew up on the East Coast should. It's like a requirement love! I'm not schmoozing about that type of sprinkles now... well not for the next few minutes at least! All day I've been thinking about Sprinkles Cupcakes in honor of a very significant holiday! Do you know what today is? Give up?

It's National Cupcake Day!!!

I know you're so excited that you can't sit still. Seriously... I LOVE cupcakes! I really do and Sprinkles created the world's first cupcake bakery (in Beverly Hills) and they have the best peanut butter chocolate cupcakes that I've ever tasted. They serve other fabulous kinds too of course (Pumpkin is ridiculously good). I've tasted my fair share of sweets across the USA... so I know! It was love at first sight in Beverly Hills a few years ago... when I first experienced Sprinkles. I have so many fun memories from all over the country revolving around catching up with clients, close friends, and family while noshing on cupcakes.

I like these treats so much that my friend Jodi had to send me cupcake dental floss when she noticed that item on the West Coast recently. I'm NOT making that up! Thanks Jodi... just what I always needed! ;)

Our economy is so crazy right now but Sprinkles is expanding. We all need to nosh every once in a while during this Recession of course (even if our clothes no longer fit) and from the lines sometimes at their cupcake shops... you would think their snacks are being given away. These cupcakes are totally worth going to the gym for... TRUST me!

Sprinkles is opening in NYC in April. It's about time... not that my figure needs too many cupcakes of course. I'll need a treadmill in my studio soon but honestly.... why can Texans enjoy your treats Sprinkles before the NYC foodies can? Not fair!

If I'm in town for opening day I hope you hook me up Candace Nelson (fabulous Founder of Sprinkles). You have no idea how many people I have introduced to your amazing cupcakes. Check out Sprinkles at www.sprinkles.com! Let me know what your favorite cupcake is... even if it's not from Sprinkles.

Be honest with me... aren't you totally craving a cupcake after seeing my picture? I AM!!!

Are you following me on Twitter at @spunkyschmoozer yet? If you're not...what are you waiting for?