Scott and I walked around our neighborhood yard sale on Saturday. I wish I had known beforehand that it was going on, because man oh man do we have some junk to unload. I did, however, end up with a shiny new electric cookie press, still in the box with all its parts, for only $5. It came with 25 different discs as well as a bunch of frosting tips. I am going to make the hell out of some spritz cookies sometime this week. (I also got The Wiz on DVD and Sports by Huey Lewis and the News. Don’t judge me.)
At last, it is acceptable to drink at work August 4, 2008
First, congrats to Emily and Steve on the arrival of Brigid! I can’t wait to see more pictures.
Second, I was at Jungle Jim’s yesterday, wandering through the soda section, when I saw this staring out at me:
In case you can’t read the label, it says “Vignette Wine Country Soda.” There were three flavors on the shelf: pinot noir, chardonnay, and rosé. I grabbed one of each and brought the chardonnay one to work with me today. It’s basically just chardonnay grape juice and carbonated water, so it doesn’t taste like wine, but I really like it, particularly the fact that it’s not loaded down with sugar.
I guess that’s enough product placement for one day. CAPITALISM, WOO
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
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
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
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.