#178- Up Yours

When I was home over the 4th, I was able to take my 4 year-old niece to the movie theater, so: I facilitated another person’s “new thing”. Sheryl, Cade and I took Sarah to see Up.  Not sure what happened in the movie, but below is a play-by-play of what was happening on the Sarah…

Perks of Staying the Course

I just want to reward those of you who are regular readers by sharing some behind-the-scenes stats.  Today my blog was found by two unrelated but equally menacing Internet searches, which are transcribed below. “Defile U.S. currency” “Oops I crapped my pantyhose” I’m not sure what this means for you as a reader, but I’m…

#177- Reality t.v. no longer an option

I met an Iron Chef. And I acted like Cindy Brady.  Do you remember that episode when she’s all cocky because she’s chosen to be on the televised game show and suddenly she becomes too good for her siblings?  When she finally gets on stage and the camera zooms in on her annoying mug she…

#176- A real jam.

I packed lots of weird shit when I went home last weekend: citronella candles for my mother, a miniature picnic table condiment holder for my father and random other things for the nieces and nephew.  This left little room for things like purses and underwear.  What’s a girl to do?   I used my camera…

#175- Stars and Stripes foreva

Last weekend my parents hosted Cocktails & Dreams: the Hamptons of the Midwest. The spread of food available was quite plentiful; my Grandpa summed it up best when he said he “felt like a bear in a strawberry patch”.  I tried to help set up and cook as much as I could, but one thing I…