Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Obscure

Watching the Golden Globes this morning, I couldn't help but think that this blog is like one of those nominated films where the parties involved are thrilled to be nominated but hardly anyone has seen the movie, nor will many more ever see the movie :D

Not that this blog is nomination-worthy but you can see the analogy in terms of the relative obscurity....

And now I know why I shouldn't do any BIG thinking until after 10:00 AM

What does your blog compare to?


Christmas and Cleaning!!

Two words that go hand in hand. Kind of?  Now that I'm on Christmas Break, I've been trying the whip the place back into shape.  Although I didn't completely let things go over the last semester, it was short of my normal standards.

Before putting up the tree I make sure to vacuum the area so as not to stir up extra dust.  That was ingrained in my head from growing up in a tidy household.  I finally splurged on some more Swiffer Dusters too.

Here's a small glimpse of some of our christmas decor.  Although VC is now a teenager, we still put the Sesame Street ornaments on the tree- and the key chains from the Rudolph movie that we converted to Christmas ornaments because he liked the movie so much.  A friend gave it to us when he was about 2 years old since with his then blonde hair that flipped up in front he looked like Hermie the dentist.   While the tree is not very beautiful in the classic sense,  we fill it with fun memories.

Immersed in with these family memories are several beautifully handmade ornaments as well as a few ornaments that were carefully laid beside a dumpster. I kid not. We're all about reusing and recycling and perhaps the occasional dumpster diving ;-)

I'd be lying though if I said I can't wait until the decs are stored back away so we will have more open space.  I'm a big fan of open space :D

Are  you a traditional holiday decorator with classic decorations or more of a this n' that dumpster diving decorator?


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Can You Believe This?

The infamous Black Friday  "Walmart Pepper-sprayer" is now contemplating SUING Walmart.  A commenter raises a good point: were her kids "allegedly" being trampled before or AFTER she unleased the pepper spray??

This is exactly why this country is getting so wack (to quote VC) - definition 2 in the urban dictionary.

As I mentioned in my profile - I was maced once - accidentally and man, it was NOT pleasant.

This B needs a dose of her own mace.  Hopefully a sane judge will throw out any potential lawsuit...

Workin' on my Christmas Cards. Already received 3 from people who were not on the list - YIKES!!  but I refuse to get more printed :P


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Panini Perfection (A Review)

It's been a while since I've done a review, so bear with me as I gush about the new addition to my cookery.  Last year we somehow got hooked on paninis. Not wanting to invest in another grill, when we had a tiny wafflemaker that could turn into a sandwich maker, we've been making due with tiny paninis that look like this:

Cooked one a time I might add...

So I when I was offered an opportunity to review a product from the wonderful, I immediately thought Paaannniiiiis!!

Instead of bread that was squished like a pancake, we are now enjoying bread that stays fluffy, but with a delightful crispiness.   And with the Delonghi Retro Panini Grill, I am able to cook 2 at a time, which allows me more time to spend with my loved ones having pleasant conversation around the dinner table :D And you know we only have pleasant conversastions.

They may not look cookbook perfect, but they tasted that way. I made up a couple sauce concoctions, that's what you see oozing....

VC is already asking when we'll be making them again, which is a good sign, because he always gives me the honest truth, teenager that he is..

What are your thoughts on paninis?


disclosure: I received this product to review. No other compensation was provided.


Guess Who's Out of School for a Month?

Uh-HUH, that would be me. I still can't believe I'm already 14 credits in and getting closer to the end.

Hopefully I've gotten most of the rote memorization courses out of the way. It was a killer taking Med Terminology I and II and Anatomy & Physiology together.

My mind does not memorize things quite as well as it did oh, 20, years ago, so it's been particularly grueling.

I've picked up some scrubs. White bottoms, which I've probably already b*tched about. I despise white pants. Even in the 80's when white pants were cool, with a comb in the back pocket, I steered clear, but that is the requirement. No cute scrubs with teddy bears or chili peppers *sigh*

VC says I look very "gangsta-like" with my baggy scrubs and white clogs.

P.S. I still am not receiving email confirmations when you comment on my posts so it may take me a few days to get back with all of you xxoo

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alec, Alec

I've written before about my Alec Baldwin crush which is really quite ridiculous.  Love him on 30 Rock although I haven't watched it at all this semester.  His awesome youtube skits with Jim from the office and his Capital One commercials and SNL appearances are a hoot too.  He has a dry wit that makes me happy.  What can I say.  I used to call it a "man crush" when referring to him but then someone informed me that I would need to be a guy for it to be considered a man crush.  Whatever.

Don't agree with much else he says outside of his acting.  Calling your child a "thoughless pig" is never a good idea, but whatever. I ignore it because it is Alec!

Now he goes and gets himself kicked off American Airlines.  I know one must take aviation seriously but I still would have liked to have been there to see it all go down and hold his hand and calm him down ;-)  Kidding.

Who is your celebrity crush that makes absolutely no sense and that you should not admit to?

Thanks for all of the good wishes for my finals week.  Yesterday my first final was one of those where I probably would have gotten the same grade whether or not I studied, which is sad.  Tomorrow is Anatomy & Physiology, which reminds me what I should be doing instead of updating the blog....


P.S. Judging from the comments thus far I would say there are not many Alec Baldwin fans present.  And now I read on the reputable news journal TMZ that he was an "epic jerk" according to eyewitnesses  :-(

P.P.S. Is anyone having problems with wordpress not sending comments to their email or is it just me, the Alec Baldwin Loser???
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