Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Not sure if you've read this story or not.  If you haven't, take a minute to read it.

I'm not 22.  I'm not just graduating.  I didn't just spend the past four years of my life living on a college campus. All that aside, this is a beautiful piece.  For some reason it hit home for me.  

I really liked it and wanted to share it.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Adventures in popsicle-ing

Made my first batch of popsicles.  I made two batches; I technically made them yesterday but we ate them today.  Both were pudding based.  One was chocolate with chopped Oreos, the other was strawberry cheesecake.  

And as per usual, I didn't take any pics while I was making them. I never think about it until I'm half way done.  I'll try to take some next time.  I didn't try the chocolate ones but my friends daughter loved it.  I left the boys some, so I'll see what they have to sat about them tomorrow.  I did however have a strawberry cheesecake one.  I'm not entirely sure what I thought about it.  I used a cheesecake flavored pudding and diced up some fresh strawberries (I put some sugar on the strawberries to get them sweet and juicy). I didn't really like the combination of the creamy, frozen pudding and the frozen berries.  My friends all liked them.  One of them didn't really like the creaminess but loved the bits of berries.  So I think it is really a matter of taste.  I think next time I'll puree the berries with sugar and swirl it in.  

I'm going to make some different flavors for the weekend, so I'll let you know how that goes.  

This is the book I bought in case you care:
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Is this possible?

Is this a real post??  I've been a very bad blogger.  Here's a quick run down of my life.  Then you can be up to speed and I can be better at posting.  And everyone will be happy

*  I'm in the process of dyeing my hair blonde.  My hair naturally (I think) is a dirty blonde/light brown.  It lightens up in the summer but during the winter it is a mousy, yucky brown.  Normally I dye it darker colors (yes even in the summer).  I find that blonde is too hard to maintain.  The roots always show.  And it's not something that I feel as though I can do myself.  But since I have super short hair and a cheap hairdresser I thought "why the heck not go blonde?"  So I've got some a lot of blonde highlights now and I go back early next month  to make it all blonde.  

* I started my summer class.  Right now I'm only taking one class, human development.  It's crazy how fast it's going.  I've already had two papers and a test.  And I have a test next week.  They are oral exams in front of the class.  Yikes!

*  I haven't been bringing my computer to work now that I have an iPhone, hence the lack of posts and comments on yours.

*  I just ordered a popsicle "cook book" and two sets of molds.  I am really excited about making popsicles.  I'll keep you posted about how they are.  It should come in the mail tomorrow and I plan on making a batch right away for the boys to try.

More to come!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Because I can

So I've been reading people's reviews on Birchbox and  My Glam Bag and there seems to be no clear winner.  So with that in mind, along with the fact that My Glam Bag is sold out, I bought SIL a 3 month subscription to Birch box for her birthday.  When I went to sign up, I realized that I had to sign up and then wait to be notified as to when I could actually order.  I thought I was going to be screwed; I find her to be one of the most difficult people to buy for. But, yay for me (and her), I got an email the following day.  So I signed her up and while I was at it I decided to give myself one too.  But I bought myself a "gift" subscription.  And in the message area I wrote "Treat yo'self!"

Yep, I rock!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oh the scandal!

If chocolate milk and coffee had a secret love child, it would be this:

It was such a delightful treat.  

Friday, May 4, 2012

you just get me

Apparently, based on my interest in Sex and the City, Netflix recommends Jem & the Holograms.  Times like this I wish Whiny & Master were girls; then instead of He-man, we would be watching this: 

Watching this was like a bad acid trip flash back from when I was 4.  Not that I was doing acid when I was four....Not that I was doing acid ever.  But whatever you understand.  I even remembered the lyrics.  I may just  try convince the boys that this is *not* a girl cartoon.  Duh, it's about rockstars! 

Ridiculous amounts

In the past three weeks, I have watched an insane amount of movies.  I dog/house sat for work a couple of weekends ago and they have HBO.  Needless to say I watched a bunch.  Now that I'm on break from school, I also have been using nap time to watch some stuff.  *And* last Saturday was a sloth day for me, so I watched a bunch.  I am capable of watching several movies in a row.  I don't do it often, so when I go I really go to town.  

So Best Brother made a comment about being excited for The Avengers to come out.  And was kinda "meh" about the whole thing.  Sure, I thought it could be good, but I had only seen the first Iron Man, so I didn't know the back stories from the other films.  Well, I remedied that on Saturday by watching Captain America and Thor. Now I'm excited and going to see The Avengers tomorrow.  Let me review for them for you.  

First Avenger first. If you are not a dork like me, let me fill you in.  Captain America is basically about a small pee wee of a guy who really wants to be in the Army during WWII.  However, he is so small and puny they won't let him enlist. In comes some scientists who inject him with serum that makes everything about him better (stronger, faster etc).  While I did think it lasted too long and there were several times where it could have ended, but alas, it did not, I liked that it tied in other things from the Marvel universe.  For example, Howard Stark (Tony Stark's [Iron Man] dad) was part of the team that created Captain America.  So they never came out and said "this is Iron Man's dad" but he was there and they said his name several times.  I also love the 1940s era so I like that too.  

Ok, Thor now.  This movie also brought in characters from the Marvel universe.  Stark (Tony this time) was mentioned a few times but never seen on camera.  And Hawkeye was seen briefly.  Hawkeye is a character in The Avengers (played by Jeremy Renner).  Thor is about a "God" who is sent to Earth by his father as punishment for his arrogance.  This movie tells us that Thor is not a God but a being from another universe/planet.  So it was interesting.  And the bad guy from this movie is also the bad guy in The Avengers (I think).  

So if you like comic book movies, which apparently I do, you should watch these. 

And also, since it's Friday, let's not forget a quote

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