Thursday, January 29, 2009

Exxon Valdez Part II

So, I remember learning all about oil spills and what they do to marine life in the fifth grade. And the pictures we were showed in class always showed how much of a mess they were to clean up. And the birds, the poor birds and their poor feathers.

Well, at least I thought I understood what a disaster it was until I actually experienced one myself.

In my kitchen.

I had the brilliant idea to try and make fried pickles, thank you Baby Fish Mouth. So, I put the oil in the skillet, just ho humming along make the batter, etc. When all of the sudden, I hear this loud POP.

And I look over and there is oil splattered all over the better quarter of my kitchen. Well, I thought, that was weird, maybe a freak occurrence. But I kept my distance just in case.

Well, it kept doing it! Apparently there was some water in the oil which causes it to explode like Old Faithful.

So, I took it off the heat.

Except there was oil EVERYWHERE. And it took forever to clean up and my floor is still a little bit slippery. And I don't even have any birds to wash off!

So, please, I am begging you, next time there is an oil spill, take a moment to let it really sink in how disastrous of an event it really is, just trust me.

PS - I started over and the fried pickles were delish! So were the pot stickers I made last night from Trader Joe's.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Recently we got a Trader Joe's. If you have one, rush out now and go. I am obsessed.

Much of my life I have not been a huge fan of rice unless I got it at an Asian restaurant. Well, Trader Joe's has rice. ASIAN RICE. Okay, all rice is probably from Asia but this stuff is legit. Like, not Minute Rice.

I now understand why there are desserts made with this stuff, it is soo good! Salty, mixed in stuff, sweet, sticky, brown, fried, oh my goodness!

If you like hummus, Trader Joe's also has really good edamame hummus. I am going to try their pork pot stickers tonight, with rice of course. I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Two Equally Fantastic Yet Disgusting Things

Photog of The Shining Variety

So, these are some cool photographs that my friend took.

We'll call her Bashley Boverton. Okay, that isn't really her name. You'll see her real name though if you go to the website. I bet you can't guess what it is.

Cool Photography

PS - New poll over on the right. These are all things that I have actually heard my co-workers and / or managers discuss.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby, It Is F'ing Freezing Outside

I really cannot remember a time in my life when it has been in the single digits. (I have only lived in Tennessee and Texas, don't be so surprised)
I now know why women in Wisconsin know how to drink.
So, I raise my hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps high in the air,
Here's to you, mid-western real ladies of genius!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Poor Baby

As the DH is standing up: "Owww".
Me: "You need to stretch out your back, do downward dog".
DH: "That is like telling me to do Chinese".
Never a dull moment.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Brilliant...Or Moronic?

So, you don't need to watch all of this video to get the gist.

I saw this commercial yesterday while I was working out and I thought that is just silly and how lazy can you get?!

But the more I watched, the more intrigued I was. Let's step back a minute.

How many times have you been cold and watching tv but you don't want to expose your arms to the "elements" so you have to rig your set up and somehow put the remote under the blanket yet position yourself so that, from underneath the blanket, you'll be able to change the channel? And then when you go to change the channel you can't find the remote because it fell into some crevice in the couch?

Forget about the fact that you look a tad bit like a monk in these things. I think they're great. My only concern would be that when you get up it might fall off but as the infomercial shows, they clearly stay on.

The only example I thought was a little far fetched, you know, besides when she is holding the baby, is at the campfire. If you are cold enough to be sitting at a campfire, then you would be wearing a winter jacket. That, and the fire is warming the front of you so you'd probably want something on the back of you.