Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Domesticity... a word that once appeared in an essay I turned in for an assignment in 7th grade English. I was not the author of said essay, I stole it off the internet. That was back in the good old days before Google when you could get away with something like that.

Turns out my teacher, Mrs. Perry, was extremely impressed by the usage of that word and asked me where I learned it. I told her that I'd heard my Dad say it before. That was a lie. A lie that was both large, and unwise. She then (appearently still impressed) mentioned it to my mom, who asked when--EVER-- did my Dad use the term "Domesticity" and how I had been around to hear it. I was pretty much caught then, although I never really admitted it until now. Fortunately, I don't think anyone ever spilled the beans to Mrs. Perry. And I NEVER copied anything off the internet again...I don't think....

However! It should be noted that every so often I make an attempt at domesticity in a literal sense. Some months ago I encountered a book called Hello, Cupcake! that has domesticity all over it. I decided to take a stab at one of the cupcakey creations inside it for a family picnic thingy that we had last weekend.

Meet Old Swampy the Crocodile:
Oh yeah, now who's domestic and awesome and stuff? I screwed him up in a few ways, but did my best to fix him. I didn't have the book/picture anymore when I made him, so I was winging it for the most part.
I'm not sure who was more excited, the kids or my mom, but it went down pretty dang well. I haven't eaten any of the cupcakes yet though (and probably won't ever). Whenever I undertake a large baking project I never eat any of the finished result. I get tired of it or something.

So there you have it: a confession and an accomplishment. Greatest post ever, right? Tell all your friends!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I fought the law...

...And we called it a draw.

Long story made short: just because your tail lights are out it doesn't mean the bulbs blew it. Sometimes it's just your fuse. But hey, you got new lights out of it in the meantime, didn't you? Also, the courthouse cops are much cooler than the traffic ones. I think working at midnight has something to do it (or just the jealousy of my car which is still very, very sexy The courthouse cop even complimented me on her).

On a sidenote: The Corn Refiners Association has started a PR campaign to try and defend High Fructose Corn Syrup. The general idea is not to refute any of the accusations, but to say rather arbitrary things like "It's made from corn! And it's fine in moderation!".

But! My favorite part is that a bunch of nerds got together to make informative spoofs of the commercials. Both can be found together here on my sister's post, Speaking of Corn. (I might add that I showed her these, she just posted them first so I'm leaching).

On a note even farther to the side: The comments on each of vids are pretty interesting. Specifically, there was one for the spoof version that read "[Dang]! He just blasted that [girl] with information!" that made me laugh for quite some time.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Chocolate Day

is today.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hey world

Sorry I've been neglectful in posting, but I've having way too much in the real world to post. Not to mention my boss officially outlawed blogs at work a couple weeks prime blogging time got cut off there.

However, things have been great the past couple weeks. Which is a refreshing contrast to all the getting sick and getting injured and stuff from earlier in the summer. I think I've finally managed to pick a major (Exercise Science) with the aspiration of going to grad school to become a Physician's Assistant. This is the first time I've ever thought of grad school as something other than "Ugh, that sounds like it'll suck". I actually can't wait to hurry up and get done with my undergrad and do cool stuff.

Furthermore, I've been going on lots of dates. And not any of those weak sauce "hanging out" dates that people seem to do all the time (I'm looking at you, Brett), but actual going and doing stuff dates. Just last night I had Japanese food for the first time and went to a bunch of local landmarks until midnight. Granted, I totally got to work late this morning, but there's no need to dwell on that (my bosses have an irrational love for me, they won't fire me, sweet huh!?).

Additionally, my sister had her third little baby last week and he's definitely a precious thing. And a total man, but that's another story. I posted a pretty sweet announcement on her blog, but it's a private blog so I'll direct you to another sister's blog for pics.

Additionally, I finally went to the local farmer's market on Saturday. I met a friend of mine from work there and checked the place out. There was mostly a crapload of crafty crafts but also some good looking food and, most importantly, some local organic produce. I'm proud to say that I got the two most perfect cantalope I've ever had for $1.50 each. Seriously. Perfect catalopes, people. Why isn't stuff like this in the news? I also got some stuff for Pico de Gallo, corn, a zuchini that was bigger than my new newphew (for only a buck!) and some rather delicious limeade. Not a bad morning. I came back later with my Mom and we got a couple loaves of cool bread and bunch of black berries with which she made some great jam. So yeah, we're officially locally grown elitist buyers now.

So that's what I've been up to lately. To end off, I'd definitely recommend a new blog I found called Bent Objects and this video on YouTube: