Thursday, November 27, 2008
*No pun intended.
Roasted Cornish Hens
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Corn casserole (see recipe below)
Sister Schubert rolls
Apple pie and ice cream
(This recipe is from my mother-in-law's family cookbook. Delish.)
Judy's Corn Casserole
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can creamed corn
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
8-oz container sour cream
1 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
Mix all ingredients together, and pour into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Then Leah and Heinz joined us for Quantum of Solace. You may have heard that you need a Casino Royale refresher before watching this movie. I didn't heed that advice and was a bit confused. Nevertheless, it was entertaining. Just what you'd expect from the new era of Bond (which, to me, looks a lot like the Bourne movies).
All in all, a great Wednesday afternoon!
Today Luke and I doorbusted at Publix. We were waiting to check out, feeling pretty good about ourselves because we had beaten the crowds and were leaving the store at 7:30 a.m. with everything for our Turkey Day meal in hand (well, at our house it's going to be Cornish Hen Day. More on that later). Also, a kind grocery store employee had unloaded all of our food onto the conveyor belt for us.
Anyway, when the woman in front of us finished up, she gave the cashier $5 to put toward our groceries. For no reason. Just to be nice. So, thank you, anonymous Publix customer! Your kindness is greatly appreciated. And Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
My sister sent me a 911 text asking me to recap The Office for her again. (Nat, did you really send that text before watching the episode? If not, weird! If so, funny.) Anywho, I didn't watch it with the intent of blogging, so I'll just mention a few things.
- The microwave. This scene must've been stolen from my workplace. There is literally a person who leaves notes like that on our microwave.
- Michael's reaction to Toby's return. NOOOOOO! NO GOD NO!!!!! Poor, sad Toby.
- Creed. Good grief, could he be any creepier?
- Michael's $500 Caprese salad. Hilarious. Anyone else have a hard time believing Michael keeps that kind of cash on his person?
- The house. I was afraid Pam was going to be upset. Loved her reaction.
- Ryan going to Thailand with friends from high school. Well, a high school. (Ryan is taking a leave of absence from the show to film the new Quentin Tarantino movie, so this may be the last we see of him for a while.)
- Best line: Sometimes the ends justify the mean.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I enjoy the ones that are like puzzles that you have to figure out. Some can be cute. My friend drives a pink scooter with the tag PRETTYN. I saw a little old lady driving a Jaguar with the tag MA'AM. Cute. (And who knew you could have an apostrophe?)
The vast majority are just obnoxious. And they really tell you something about the driver of the car. For example:
- DDYSGRL: Gotta admit, I wanted to rear-end her.
- 1SWTMOM: This one must be ironic, because Sweet Mom drives a minivan, sells Mary Kay, and seems to be afflicted with a nasty case of road rage
- LOST W8: Good for you, dude. Maybe I'll get one that says STL FAT.
There are a few good ones at work...but I should probably not post those.
Anyone have funny vanity plates to share?
Monday, November 17, 2008
Check out Poladroid.net.
NOTE: Currently they only have a download for Mac, but a PC version should be available later this month. I'll keep you updated.
When you download the program, a little Polaroid camera appears on your desktop. You simply drag a photo into the camera, and out pops a Polaroid. You actually have to wait while the photo develops before your eyes, and you can save it at any point during the development process.
I think someone could come up with a really cool Christmas card using this program!
Here's the normal picture:
Don't they look like they're from back in the day?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
It's someone's job to come up with stuff like this.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Both are trying to rekindle their childhood fame. Anna Chlumsky has been on two episodes of 30 Rock, and Jonathan Lipnicki and his mother have started their own production company.
Don't answer if you watched Good Morning America today.
P.S. Justin got both in about 4 seconds, so maybe they're not as hard as I think.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
My sister is on vacation, so I'm covering for her slacker self. The Office seemed to be back in top form this week, with Dwight and Jim scoring poorly on their customer surveys. This is a problem for Jim, because it turns out that Pam is a golddigger. Also, Jim is trying to buy his parents' house, and he really needs his bonus. As he points out: "If recent history has taught us anything, it's that you can't go wrong buying a house you can't afford." Turns out Kelly was just upset that they didn't attend her America's Got Talent finale party (HA!), so she sabotaged their surveys. I loved the scene where Michael had Andy and Jim role-playing a sales call.
I thought all of the Jim/Pam Bluetooth stuff was kinda corny, and I've had about enough of Pam and her douchy coffee-buying friend. Come back to Scranton already!
I really can't figure out Angela's game either. (Side note: Be sure to check out Andy and Angela's wedding Web site.)
I'm sure you're agree that there was just one moment that stood out among the rest:
Kelly: "Dwight, get out of my nook."
Pam: "That's what she said!"
Don't forget to check out the deleted scenes on Nbc.com. Here's the first one:
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Nope. Playing Rock Band.
Someone text me if they declare a winner (only if it's before my bedtime, obviously).
UPDATE: Too close to call! Looks like my arbitrary vote really did count...
Monday, November 3, 2008
In their words: "Wrap rage" describes the frustration we humans feel when trying to free a product from a nearly impenetrable package. Some products are hermetically sealed in plastic clamshell cases, while others (especially toys) use plastic-coated steel-wire ties.
Today we're excited to announce a multi-year initiative designed to alleviate wrap rage: Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging.
Amazon is working with leading manufacturers to deliver products inside smaller, easy-to-open recyclable cardboard boxes with less packaging material (and no frustrating clam shells or wire ties).
I love it! It looks like their starting with some of their best-selling items, and then will continue to expand in years to come. Great idea!
Check out their "Wrap Rage" gallery here.