Friday, January 29, 2010

Where's Penny?

Hmm...I wonder where Penny is...Pe-nny! Pehhhh-nnnyyyyy!
I wonder where she could be...

Now, where on earth could that dog have gone?

Poor Penny didn't want to go in the kennel, so she was hiding. Shh. Don't move a muscle.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

2010 Calendar

After failing to find any worthwhile free downloadable calendars, I decided to make my own for 2010. My fancy design software is just Microsoft Publisher (ha ha). The big letters are from the Daily Drop Cap project.

Three months down. Nine to go. The pages go on a clipboard in my kitchen.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Waste not

I love me some waste not, want not. This particular idea, lifted from an unknown magazine years ago, continues to strike me as clever (and so practical!).

When no amount of contorting or pounding is going to yield that last .00001 oz of moisturizer, do this:




Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sweet Lemon Meringue

Dang, that's some good looking meringue! My first ever. It tasted good, too.

The lemon portion of the lemon meringue pie, however, was a different story. It was either too sweet or way too sweet; I haven't decided which one yet. Betty must have some sweet tooth.

We musn't waste pie, even if the filling is too sweet. That's why I had pie for breakfast.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Researching Jersey

My fellow researcher Dave and I engaged in a fascinating sociological study this weekend. We spent six hours observing the interactions of eight self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes as they lived and worked together in a little coastal playground known as the Jersey Shore.

Many hypotheses were suggested, but only one conclusion was drawn: As incredibly bawdy and ridiculous as the subjects were, they were also thoroughly entertaining and slightly endearing.

In our observations, we also picked up on some of the Jersey Shore vernacular. Allow me...In this pic, it looks like the boys are fresh from GTL, ready for a night of creeping. The ladies will most likely stick to battling on the dance floor in hopes of vibing with someone. (Photo from MTV)

Researcher's note: It's been years since I've laughed as hard and as long as I did while watching this show -- and while recalling various scenes afterward.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Twilight Time

So sorry, can't talk right now.

OK, I finally get it -- the mayhem, the mania -- I get it! I'm three books in and should be finished with the fourth one shortly. Then, lets discuss e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. (Photo from B&N)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Funny Fruit

To Becky's growing list of misfit foods (Exhibits A, B, and C), I would like to add one asexual apple.
That just ain't right. I thought it tasted funny too, natch.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Resolutions 2010

In 2010, I resolve to:
  1. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier and wake up 10 minutes earlier.
  2. Re-purpose my blog.
  3. Show/express appreciation (without being weird)
  4. Live!
My what a difference 10 years makes. This is what I was up to at the beginning of the millennium -- blazing my way through high school. Oh, holla.