Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I prefer Coca-Cola...

I am joining the DSRL...day after tomorrow

Word of the day...

Xenodocheionology

n. love of hotels

Time...

To realize the value of ONE MONTH,
ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK,
ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR,
ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE,
ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND,
ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND,
ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.



Treasure every moment that you have!
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dude!

This is how it ought to be....

Dunnski and I heard this story in the car on the way to work yesterday morning...it brought a tear to my eye and gave me goosebumps.

Stories like the one above make me want to gag even more when I hear about the one below....


Thursday, February 19, 2009

5 things you can’t do at Hogwarts



1. Growing marijuana or hallucinogenic mushrooms is not “an extra credit project for Herbology”.

2. There is no such thing as an Invisibility Thong.

3. I will not start every Potions class by asking Professor Snape if today’s project is suitable for use as a sexual lubricant.

4. Polishing my wand in the common room is acceptable. “Polishing my wand” in the common room is not.

5. “Liften Separatis Crotchum” is not a real spell.

The Cougars Den returns...

Amen!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kids contemplate marriage.



How would you make your marriage work?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
Ricky, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
Derrick, age 8

What do you think your mom and dad have in common?
Both don’t want any more kids.
Lori, age 8

What do most people do on a date?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure?)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
Martin, age 10

What would you do on a first date that was turning sour?
I’d run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
Craig, age 9

When is it okay to kiss someone?
When they’re rich.
Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
Howard, age 8

What is the right age to get married?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
Camille, age 10

No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.
Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)

Is it better to be single or married?
I don’t know which is better, but I’ll tell you one thing. I’m never going to have sex with my wife. I don’t want to be all grossed out.
Theodore, age 8

It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

How do you decide whom to marry?
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
Kristen, age 10

You can't see me!!!!!!

When my brothers were little, they would think if they put underwear on their head, it made them invisible!!

I mumble this statement to Dunnski every morning...

I am NOT a morning person!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What she meant to say...

Our girls have a tendency to look at particular words and say another.

Some recent examples....

Sirloin steak - Cinder block steak

Superlative Swag Bars - Superlaxative Swag Bars

Scrabble - Scramble

When they were little these were some of my favorites...

Shampoo - Poohsham

Kethcup - Kepuch

Tupperware - Tukkerware

Funny how there have been soooo many examples and now I can only remember 6 of them. I should have written them down. Bad mommy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mmmm....


Homemade Samoas Bars
Cookie Base:
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

First, make the crust.
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan, or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter, until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Working at a low speed, gradually beat in flour and salt until mixture is crumbly, like wet sand. The dough does not need to come together. Pour crumbly dough into prepapred pan and press into an even layer.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until base is set and edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack before topping.

Topping
3 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
12-oz good-quality chewy caramels
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
10 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips are ok)

Preheat oven to 300. Spread coconut evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet (preferably one with sides) and toast 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until coconut is golden. Cool on baking sheet, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Unwrap the caramels and place in a large microwave-safe bowl with milk and salt. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes, stopping to stir a few times to help the caramel melt. When smooth, fold in toasted coconut with a spatula.
Put dollops of the topping all over the shortbread base. Using the spatula, spread topping into an even layer. Let topping set until cooled.
When cooled, cut into 30 bars with a large knife or a pizza cutter (it’s easy to get it through the topping).
Once bars are cut, melt chocolate in a small bowl. Heat on high in the microwave in 45 second intervals, stirring thoroughly to prevent scorching. Dip the base of each bar into the chocolate and place on a clean piece of parchment or wax paper. Transfer all remaining chocolate (or melt a bit of additional chocolate, if necessary) into a piping bag or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off and drizzle bars with chocolate to finish.
Let chocolate set completely before storing in an airtight container.

Makes 30 bar cookies.

Note: You can simply drizzle chocolate on top of the bars before slicing them up if you’re looking for yet an easier way to finish these off. You won’t need quite as much chocolate as noted above, and you won’t quite get the Samoas look, but the results will still be tasty.

How cool!?!?!?!?

Swedish firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter is the genius behind this incredibly cool and nearly invisible treehouse. Located in northern Sweden, the treehouse more specifically serves as a hotel. The mirrored glass walls provide what I can only imagine to be a stunning 360 degree view. How incredibly relaxing a night's stay would be here!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Two very different movies...

Sunday, Dunnski and I went to see 'Slumdog Millionaire'. I had very mixed feelings about this movie, but Dunnksi wanted to see it, so I thought I would give it a try. After about 20 minutes, I had to leave the theater. It was too disturbing for me and the music was VERY loud.


So, I slipped into the theater next door and really enjoyed 'He's Just Not That Into You'. It reminded me of a lighthearted version of 'Love Actually'. Which happens to be one of my favorite movies, so it worked out well.

For the dudes at Hot Hot Japan Hot...

Hot Archery Tamale of the Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

Who knew?

Our oldest had archery practice last night and, yes, she is the next Geena Davis! And...she will be able to kill dinner if we are ever running low on food.

So, I ran into Big Lots while she was practicing. I was looking for healthy breakfast bars and I found Kashi Baked Allspice bars. I had one this morning and I must say....IT WAS DELICIOUS! I have never tried any of the Kashi products, I mean, their name is Kashi? How unappetizing does that sound? Kashi?? Names can be deceiving.



Did I mention how much I love Big Lots? I adore Quaker Oatmeal to Go bars Banana Nut flavor. But, they suddenly disappeared from the shelves of the grocery store once I realized I loved them. What did I happen to find last night? Yes, Quaker Oatmeal to Go Banana Nut bars!! And, NO they had not expired. So, I bought 4 boxes and I just so happened to hide 4 others behind some nasty looking fruit juice. I am sure they will be there when I run out of the 24 bars I currently have. BWHAHAHAHAHA.

It Won't Be Like This For Long




He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all nite
Lay'n there in bed listen'n
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laugh'n
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Four years later bout four thirty
She's crawling in there bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This will only last a week or two

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll drop her off
And she wont even know your gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It wont be like this for long

One day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times you'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the isle
And he'll raise her vale
But right now she up and cry'n
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watch'n her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows
It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He's try'n to hold on
It wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long

I love this song. If you have little ones, don't wish them bigger...it will happen soon enough. I can remember my girls when they were toddlers and it seemed like yesterday. Now they are 13 and 9 and they grow up so fast.

FYI

If you drop a brand new 23.6 oz bottle of body wash on the top of your foot in the shower....
It will hurt like a MOTHER TRUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!

Trust me.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Quote of the Day...

"-Don’t base your decisions on the advice of people who don’t have to deal with the results."
— Unknown (via overflowing)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I accidently took double

the normal dose this morning...



I am not sure why, but I can now speak Italian and I have x-ray vision.

Currently on sale at my desk...


For a low, low price of only $19.99*

I figure I will have enough money to pay off my mortgage in a couple of months.

*If you buy one in the next 20 minutes I will throw in free Billy Mays OxiClean,
Orange Glo, Kaboom, Mighty Mend-It, Mighty Putty, Hercules Hook, AwesomeAuger, Big City Slider Station and The Ding King. You only pay a small shipping and handeling fee of $199.99.

Quote of the day...

“ You deserve to be with someone who makes you happy, somebody who doesn’t complicate your life, somebody who won’t hurt you.
— Grey’s Anatomy (via littlemiss)

Great song...

Secret phone sex conv between Dunnski and Charmed...HAWT!!!!!!!