Drinkin’ champagne on a choo-choo train

The train chug-a-chugs and so do I

Paddlin’ the school canoe? Oh, you’d better believe that’s a paddlin’. July 27, 2008

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Scott and I rented a canoe today and went out on the Whitewater River. It was my first real canoe trip and I had fun, and the scenery was pretty, but we went for 8 miles so I’m sure I’m going to be hurting tomorrow. I’m just glad I remembered sunscreen, because we ended up staying out on the river for about 3 1/2 hours.
After the trip we went to Cracker Barrel to fill up on sweet, sweet starch and when we came home I took a shower and immediately fell asleep. I woke up a couple hours ago and have just been wasting time on the internet before I have to go back to bed for work tomorrow. Boo.

On a side note, sliced peaches + kiwi + banana + pumpkin pie spice = YUM.

 

Fashion show! Fashion show! Fashion show at lunch! July 26, 2008

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Happy Birthday, Gina!

There isn’t much going on here today. I made strawberry-peach jam this morning and I’m thinking about making a batch of peach-rhubarb (I have a lot of peaches) but I ran out of sugar and don’t want to drag myself to the store. I walked to the post office this morning and it was already 77° out, at 10:30 in the morning. MADNESS!

Speaking of madness, here, watch this. I think it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen:

Edit: OK, I’ve watched part 2 and it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Apparently, fruit is pre-digested and women should never eat dairy because it makes us fat. THANKS, BRENDA! I guess having all that bone mass did really bulk me up.

 

I believe in Harvey Dent July 22, 2008

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Well, we decided to go to a 9:30 showing of The Dark Knight last night. Official verdict: AWESOME. Heath Ledger really was incredible as the Joker. I won’t say much else, both in the interest of not spoiling it for anyone and because we didn’t get home until 12:30 and then I kept waking up thanks to the raging thunderstorm going on outside, so I’m a little short on sleep right now.

 

Robots ‘n doughnuts July 21, 2008

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Scott and I were invited to go see The Dark Knight with a group of people from work on Friday night. We kept changing our minds as to whether we wanted to go – we both want to see it, but going to see a movie on opening night sucks because of the crowds, and they wanted to go bar-hopping or something first, and it was a 10:30 showing and neither of us were sure we’d be able to stay awake since we’re grumpy old folks, so we decided against it. Once we got home, though, we still wanted to go out and do something, so we went to see Wall-E. It was really cute (and more importantly, there were only about 7 other people in the theater). I think we’re going to try to go to The Dark Knight some night this week, though; I want to see it before the Internet ruins it for me. I haven’t seen any spoilers yet but people keep vaguely alluding to things that happen and it’s getting irritating. I had to suffer through countless puzzling references to milkshakes before I finally saw There Will Be Blood and I don’t want that to happen again (although, speaking of There Will Be Blood, we were thinking of throwing a party themed around that movie. Steaks, milkshakes, and Wii bowling).

On Saturday we drove down to a fruit stand in northern Kentucky and bought some locally grown peaches, which are probably going to find their way into a pie in the near future, and some apples and potatoes, and on Sunday morning I made doughnut muffins. I know, I know. I don’t like doughnuts. But I accidentally let the existence of this recipe be known to Scott and he wanted them, and I figured it was un-doughnuty enough for me to try. Thoughts: they taste pretty good (how could they not when the ingredients list is pretty much sugar, fat, fat, eggs, fat, sugar, fat) but man, they’re rich. I will not be making these very often. Also, although the recipe says to fill the cups up to the rim, and the recipe makes enough batter to do this, don’t. We used individual silicone muffin cups on a cookie sheet instead of a muffin pan, so maybe that made a difference, but it resulted in twelve muffins and a bunch of crunchy muffin overflow debris lying in between them. Although then again, that made for good snacking while I rolled the muffin tops in the coating, so yeah, go ahead and do it.

 

July 15, 2008

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I got home from work yesterday and had this cookbook waiting for me.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, my ice cream maker and I need to spend a little quality time together.

 

July 7, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah @ 11:55 am

We’ve been renting a lot of movies over the past month; I had a couple of Blockbuster gift cards for 5 free movie rentals apiece, and realized a few weeks ago that they expired on June 30. To make matters even awesomer*, we could only use them for one rental per day, so Scott and I had to go to Blockbuster almost every day during the past couple weeks of June to use up all the rentals. While we were there, one specific movie cover kept catching my eye, and not because it looked good. It’s really one of the most unintentionally offputting movie covers I’ve seen in a long time. Enjoy!

I mean, it’s not gross or anything, it just seems like it runs entirely counter to the purpose of the movie. Clearly it’s a romantic comedy, but Sarah Chalke could not look more uninterested and vaguely queasy, and what’s-his-face just looks doofily oblivious but in a completely uncharming way. The tagline is pretty standard-issue dumb, so I’ll leave that alone, but overall it looks like it was cobbled together in Paint Shop Pro within the span of about ten minutes.

(And no, I didn’t rent it, so I can’t tell you how good or bad it actually is, but I’d be willing to bet money on painfully bad.)

*it’s a perfectly cromulent word.

 

July 5, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sarah @ 4:53 pm

Scott and I just got back from Aglamesis Bros. after an ice cream craving hit. I had never been there before, but I really liked it. It’s been open since 1913 and still looks charmingly old-timey (there are some good pictures here if you’re interested, though I don’t know that person), and everyone working there was very friendly. Our server informed us that there was a flavor available called Pineapple Pecan that was apparently the most popular flavor back in 1940-something. I didn’t end up getting it (my first reaction, similar to yours I’m sure, was GAAAHH), but my curiosity got the better of me before we left and I got a little container to take home. I tried a spoonful when we got back, and it’s surprisingly good. It actually reminds me of the sweet potatoes that I make on Thanksgiving with brandy, pineapple, and walnuts. That probably isn’t helping my case any, but eh. The woman waiting in line after me as we checked out informed me that sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top makes it taste like pineapple upside-down cake, so I think I may have to try that next.