Archives for September 2010

Hello Kitty Witch by Cara

Filed Under: Life

This is a witch Cara drew yesterday. Though it may look like said witch has a rather unfortunate patch of eyebrow between her eyes, rest assured that is just what makes her "mean". From that, I can only assume years and years of ridicule at the hands of peers has caused her to, more than once, exact ...

I Can’t Read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Filed Under: Book Related

Alana is going to hate me for this but I can not get into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I have tried. Really, really tried. I have the copy she lent me and an audio and ebook version someone else lent me and I have tried all three versions and I DON'T LIKE IT. And ...

Running: Worst Case Scenario I’ll Get Bored and Move On

Filed Under: Life

Cara has been cracking me up with her new found love of music. Since Tucker and I would probably shrivel up if we had nothing to listen to, Cara never seemed to feel that pull or compulsion to listen to anything other than cartoon theme songs. Just here recently she's started picking "favorite songs" from stuff she ...

Kindergarten at Home?

Filed Under: Life

I realized today that I have to start thinking like a Kindergarten teacher. Not just one of those teachers who used to let you eat paste - one of those teachers who made you think and explore and who made you look at the world a bit differently than your five or six year old brain was ...

Autumn Ready Harvest Squash Flaxseed Bread

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes

I know what you're thinking. You saw "squash" and/or "flax seed" and you wanted to vomit. Please don't throw up on my blog. Thanks. If I told you to trust me, would you? Sure you would! Have I ever led you astray. Actually, I don't want to know the answer to that. Back to the bread. You're going ...

Talent: The Casting Call Wants Your Audition

Filed Under: Reviews/Giveaways

When I was in high school, I fancied myself a dark haired Britney Spears or a female Rob Thomas. I basically sang anywhere: the shower, the car, the checkout line at Walmart. And, you know? I wasn't that bad. Actually, I was pretty good. As the years have passed - not too many years, mind you - ...

Sometimes You Have To Save Yourself

Filed Under: Life, Mental Health

This isn't a happy post or a funny post or a post about food; I wish it was one of those or all of those. Anything other than what this post has to be. Initially, I wasn't going to say who this post is about. I was going to disguise the person with just a "he" ...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Filed Under: Life, Tech/Videos/Video Games

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and it's unfortunate it had to fall on a Sunday since it's not receiving the attention it deserves and has received in the past. Poor pirates. First it was the ninjas and now it's the football keeping them down. What's a parrot loving, eyepatch wearing pirate to do? Let They Might Be ...

The Creek

Filed Under: Life

Tucker has drill this weekend and so as not to fall off of our "walk the trail" thing we've been doing - heck of a way to wear out the kids - we went as soon as he got off of work. We've been going to the trail after dinner when it's cooler so the 90 ...

Taste Like Crazy Approved Batter Breads

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes

I've always loved food. The taste, texture, smell...you get the idea. Since I've been tall enough to reach the stove, I've been cooking. One thing I never did as a kid was bake bread. As a science geek, baking bread holds the most allure for me - it's pure science...that you get to eat. What could be ...

How To Stop Toddler From Biting

Filed Under: Life

When Cara was about 18 months and being weaned, she became a biter. For some reason, she chose to only bite me and that only lasted about a week. Though annoying and sometimes painful, that phase quickly ended and Cara hasn't bitten anyone since. Now Ollie is a whole nother kettle of fish. I'm not quite sure when ...

Perdue Whole Grain Chicken Nuggets Coupon Giveaway

Filed Under: Reviews/Giveaways

Chicken nuggets are as American as apple pie and Chinese food. [I knew you wouldn't believe me about Chinese food which is why I linked to a Ted Talk about that subject.] Just like Chinese food and apple pie, you [and your kids] probably shouldn't be eating chicken nuggets for every meal every day of the ...