Monday, February 28, 2011
And then I notice, in 4 point type, a tiny, little, bitty statement. (It's to the right of the bar, the black blur.) The bar in the picture - it has been enlarged to show texture........ Texture. NO, IT WASN'T. It was enlarged to fool me into thinking that this box contained bars like all the other bars out there.
Is a terrible thing to do to us people with limited food options. And you charged me $3.99 for $1.995 of food.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
"Um, dear.... yourself seems to be ringing..."
"WHERE?!?!?! I can't find it!!"
"Dear. YOU ARE RINGING. You, yourself, are/is ringing."
"AAARGH!!!" The Engineer turns out every pocket, pants, coat, shirt, finds it in his shirt pocket whilst Daughter and I were seriously in need of medical attention from laughing so hard.
Friday, February 25, 2011
From her second floor deck perch Abby keeps a close eye on all the neighbors.
One neighbor has earned the Wrath of Abby Fashion Police Dog.
The lady that takes her dog out whilest clad in her nighty.
Abby sets up a hectoring and lecturing barking and I have to try and sneak her back in the house while hoping the poor lady doesn't know, that I know, that she is outside, in full view, in her nighty - and that Abby is Horrified and Disapproves.
Tar, her minion and fellow fashion watcher and full time stoner, just sits beside her, grinning and enjoying the show, 'Hey, Mom, the sun, it makes the nighty transparent... should I go get GB?'
And I am hissing at them to get inside without being seen by Naughty Nighty Lady and waving the treat jar at them. Get. Inside. NOW!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I was kind of dreading Paula Deen. I watched her on Iron Chef and had to turn it off. Too much personality and laughing. Tonight - she was great. Very warm, thoughtful and a good judge.
So did Mike.I break Chef Law? Does deep fried mayo really taste that good? Did Top Chef earn redemption after last week? Did you tear up at the elimination?
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Abby loves Mr. Squirt Bottle so we renamed it Holy Water, Abby being a Demon Pixie and all, and thought that would help.
So I added about a tablespoon of lemon juice, put a warning label on the bottle and gently tried lemon water. She'll make a face but still likes to pit her wits against the Holy Water and her determination that I don't do a good enough job rinsing the dishes before they go in the dishwasher.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I don't think it is radioactive.
BUT IT DOES GLOW IN THE DARK!
I think The Engineer should take it out to work
and have it tested...
This stuff is what Abby removed from The Engineer's old, ratty easy chair.
A chair that desperately needs replacing.
Abby, Decorator Dog, has taken matters into her own paws.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I liked the Muppet Challenge. It seemed like everyone was having a good time and I have a soft spot for CoCoMonner as he was known in our house.
Good thing because the Target Challenge was... awfully forced. Interesting was gathering all cooking materials from scratch. But I don't think food when I think Target (which is the why and wherefores behind the challenge). The up all night - tell me that was to preserve Target's bottom line and not for any added drama. All in all, not impressed.
Another point - why did Carla spend so much time with 'decor'. I would love to see the rules for this challenge. Was it a judging criterion that they just forgot about?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Watson is a computer. Watson is playing Jeopardy this week with some of the all time champions.
Last night Watson tied with one of the competitors. Tonight we are going to watch as
GB has to write a paper on the man vs. computer competition.
Answer - Run, run for your life. Question - What is the singularity, Dave?
Article here - Will Watson Crush Mankind?
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Today's smart strategy: Treat yourself to chocolate
(I likes this one, very, very, very much)
Yesterday's wisdom: Turn to family and friends for support
Today's smart strategy: Cuddle up with your pet
(Puppies are on call, 24 hours a day, and are glad to be.)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Abby finally got up and close to the fire, home of her Master, to set her tail ablaze.
As you can imagine all Hell broke loose.
Smoke coming from her tail.
Daughter yelling she could see burning embers in her tail.
GB and The Engineer chasing Abby to put out the fire.
Tar *helping* with encouraging barking, 'Go Abby Go!! Is this a new game?! I like the smoke!"
And then the smell of burning dog hair...
She lost some hair on her tail. The fire didn't burn her skin as The Engineer caught her in time. We opened the slider for some fresh air.
Her tail looks funny.
Gawd, what next?
Saturday, February 5, 2011
to open something sealed for 15 million years???
Doesn't anyone watch old sci-fi movies on Saturday afternoon???
"Russian scientists are set to pierce through Antarctica’s frozen surface to reveal the secrets of an icebound lake that has been sealed deep there for the past 15 million years."
full story here
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I bought it in a used bookshop in actual Stratford Upon Avon, in actual England. I visited Skakespeare's home, went to the Merchant of Venice at the theatre and visited his grave site.
Tonight I heard a rrrrrip. I looked behind me and Abby was chewing part of the binding. I jumped up, maybe I could grab the piece from her and glue it back on.
She swallowed it.
SHE SWALLOWED IT!
Since she is the Demon Pixie - she was just following orders and "giving the devil his due".
I read Blogging Project Runway and they always have news of
every designer, Tim, Heidi and the judges - Gretchen has not
been mentioned at all lately.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Judging on plating is interesting but I think they should have tasted it too.
Oh, well, Bravo is putting its all behind a show that still hasn't jelled yet. Gotta give them credit for that.