Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
at 4:29 PM
They also don't want to do a dance number with you with in the rain, as much as they say they really would like it. Nor do they want to go for a swim with you. It can be confusing, because they often seem up for this sort of thing, but no, they're just being agreeable as electronics are wont to do.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
at 12:21 AM
When you are chosen to be a Christmas tree:
- Your trunk is chopped and you are severed from your roots... your roots keep you alive, in case you didn't know.
- You get stuck, in the best situations, in a tub of water so you languish slowly, in the worst case, your severed trunk is nailed to two boards.
- You have to stand there with shiny ornament weights on your limbs making you more likely to be attacked by cats and children.
- Your needles fall off leaving you on display naked until eventually, you are thrown on to a trash pile, because thankfully your awful sap saves you from having the last vestiges of your life burned out of you.
So really, you want to be a Christmas tree, or do you think maybe you could just be happy being alive in a pretty forest?
Saturday, December 25, 2010
at 8:38 PM
Just wanted to stop by and share the tree I made. I needed a tree because I had to have something under which to put the presents, and a tree seemed appropriate. It is much nicer than the tree my sister and I crafted many years ago out of a green plastic tablecloth, poster board, and various found materials that looked almost exactly like this:
Friday, December 24, 2010
at 10:36 PM
Each year, I send my friends around the country little packages of goodies. This year, in the spirit of this blarg, I though I would make some funny cookies to go in with the fancy ones. So my friends received a package of cookies that began with these very serious looking cookies:
and then behind that lovely snowy scene they found this:
I thought of doing a blue whale but whales really don't like skiing.
I used my favorite recipe for the cookies, which you can find after the jump:
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
at 5:09 PM
You wouldn't think it, but it is exceptionally unpleasant and can scare the other people in the house when you stagger around frantically with a large stack of packages making weird honking choking noises.
Not that I know from experience... *cough*
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
at 5:31 PM
Which we promptly bought because... it's a creepy guy holding a calf... and he's named Mike (which is my husband's name) AND he looks like Michael Meyers if he were a farmer. Really, how could we pass it up?
But guess what!? I also found something for you guys too. What is it?! (click through to see contest details)
Friday, December 17, 2010
at 6:46 PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
at 8:02 PM
See, there was a certain present I wanted. And I told my husband that if he were to get it for me, I'd like it to be a surprise, so he shouldn't ask me to order it for myself and he shouldn't tell me he ordered it. His instructions were to conspire with someone else to get it for me if he could get it so I wouldn't know and could be surprised.
So far, I have been told that Santa would be good to me (yup, I only asked for the one thing), my mom has repeatedly asked me questions about features on the thing I told him I wanted without mentioning the actual item, and the price of the requested present on a credit card bill has been mentioned while I was in earshot.
Thanks so much Mr. Narwhal...
at 6:10 PM
And then I thought, gee, I haven't written a blarg post in a couple days. So TADA! Gift tags for you (and me) to use!
Standard Llama Reindeer
Creepy Candy Cane
There may well be more when I am done with all of my baking!
Monday, December 13, 2010
at 6:34 PM
Imagine the gold as sparkly... I can't do obnoxious gold glitter with painter!
I can also do a rousing edition of "This Land is Your Land" and "Michael Finnegan."
Friday, December 10, 2010
at 3:42 PM
Why do we stop spinning as adults? I am sure my life would be much happier if I took some time each day to spin until I was a few turns before dizzy. Maybe I should take a spinning class...
Thursday, December 9, 2010
at 4:31 PM
I'm looking at you shredded mini-wheats...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
at 3:36 PM
So what have you gotten me, huh? I've gotten you something EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! No, it's okay, I understand. You don't have to get me anything, even though I thought of you and made sure you had something each night... I'll live.
Don't worry, you won't only get the fantastic guilt trip above, you also get this:
Hanukkah gelt! The most delicious terrible waxy chocolate of the year. I knew it never tasted very good as a kid, but I didn't care because it was chocolate and it was being given to me with no restrictions.
I know you may have been expecting something more spectacular for the last night of Hanukkah, but as I said before, this was a recreation of MY Hanukkahs, and you'll have to wait until after Christmas when everything is on sale to get anything worthwhile. =P
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
at 4:01 PM
It's the 7th night of Hanukkah! Here's you present:
Yup a coupon, don't feel bad. You're not the first person to get a coupon as a gift. While this is the first time I have given a coupon for Hanukkah, I have seriously been the recipient of coupons in the past. I think it was for a free burger, possibly fries. I've blocked out the details.
Just think of it as a gift card.
Monday, December 6, 2010
at 12:37 PM
Have a jelly donut for me today. It is your present this 6th night of Hanukkah, along with this:
A squid on a sufganiyot.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
at 10:43 AM
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut
1/2 medium onion, quartered
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup matzo meal
2 large eggs
oil for frying
Sour cream and apple sauce
Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a very large fry pan over medium heat.
Place cut and peeled potatoes in bowl of processor and chop finely until no large pieces remain.
Add onion and chop until uniform.
Add salt, matzo meal and eggs and pulse to mix well. Should have the consistency of apple sauce.
Place 1/4 to 1/2 cup portions of uncooked latke mixture into hot oil in batches (it should sizzle when some batter is added) flatten slightly and fry until golden brown.
Flip carefully and fry other side until done.
Drain on paper towels.
Eat hot with sour cream and/or apple sauce.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
at 4:38 PM
The worst Hanukkah gift you ever got was an orthodox blue whale! Enjoy!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
at 12:07 PM