On Partly Filled Notebooks and Corn Shuck Dolls

Filed Under: Life

Even though there hasn't been much new content here, I haven't stopped writing. I got back into the habit of writing things out long-hand in my notebooks. This is how I started way back when I first started Taste Like Crazy. Cara was a (rather loud) baby then and I would sit on our porch when ...

You’re Now Part of the Inner Squash Thing Circle

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
Baby ninja dragon slayer

This year's garden had three unexpected residents: crooked neck squash. I like squash just fine (sautéed in bacon grease with onions, thankyouverymuch) but Cara and Ollie hadn't ever been exposed to the vegetable. This was a "teaching moment" and the kids would grow to love the bumpy, funny shaped, yummy, yellow things. Little problem though. I had ...

Kilbeggan Traditional Irish Whiskey Review and Cocktail Recipes

Filed Under: Life
Kilbeggan Traditional Irish Whiskey

One of the perks of reviewing products is when the product I'm sent to review is some sort of alcohol. Cause seriously? You can't beat that with a stick. Right? (Thank you, Molly, for being so patient with me. Molly's the awesome lady who sent me this to review and life happened and it's taken me ...

A Rant: You Say Theory. You Mean Hypothesis. Stop. It.

Filed Under: Gifs, Life

Ok, people. Let's clear something up. Ready? I'm gonna kindergarten it down for you. Hypothesis: When you have an idea which can be tested. Theory: A hypothesis you've tested and your peers have tested and your findings (and their's) have been replicated by you and your peers. Lots of times. Everything comes out groovy at the end. Law: When you, ...

The Post Where Marvin the Note, a.k.a., My Phone Decided To Publish a Post When It Shouldn’t Have. Asshole.

Filed Under: Life

Massive storm rolled through this morning and knocked out our intertubes. I suspect the kids are going to lose their tiny brains. I'm relegated to Marvin the Note and the urge to write ALL THE THINGS on my sites...which, of course, I can't. Guess behind internetless isn't SO bad since I need to finish this image for ...

Happy NINTH Anniversary, jerk.

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
happy anniversary

Welp, yesterday was Tucker and my anniversary. I don't remember what year the blessed event occurred; I use Sophie's age (minus two one years) to keep up with the quantity of years. I figure if I remember the month and day, I'm doing pretty good. And normally I do. Except for this year. Correction on my math: Apparently I'm only supposed ...

An Unexpected Google Image Result and How I Reported Child Porn

Filed Under: Life, Tutorials
Missing & Exploited Children CyberTipline

I'm a pretty open-minded person. As long as you aren't affecting me or mine, go on with it. I also have a tendency to play the devil's advocate so I sometimes have a hard time nailing down exactly where I stand on some topics. This one topic? I KNOW EXACTLY HOW I FEEL!  IF YOU GET OFF ON LOOKING AT ...

Nocturnal Companion: The Devil’s Handmaiden

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Black Widow in Alabama

The night was most agreeable save for the cacophony of wings from armored bugs which did not realize their time was almost at an end based on the month for which they are named. Taking refuge in the garage, I was greeted by the most massive black and scarlet arachnid my eyes have ever had the ...

Heat, Camping, Job, Kids/School, Running and Gifs

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
Erupting Volcano

I'm hot. IT IS 85° IN MY HOUSE RIGHT NOW! Yes, I am sweating. Yes, Sophie the Wonder Pit Bull refuses to remove her geriatric self from the tile floor. Yes, everyone is at everyone else's throats. It is tons of fun up in here. I've been so proud of us for not turning the air conditioner on ...

Undefeatable, Prideful Caroline

Filed Under: Life
Taste Like Crazy Facebook Update

Whole thing started over the dumb sidewalk chalk I made her. Cara wanted to go draw outside; I was 100% cool with that. I told her to get me a ponytail holder so I could put up her hair. She told me to hold on because she was going to get the chalk. Since she had ...