Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
'armadillo heels' from alexander mcqueen and i wonder... what is it with this guy that he is so fashionably brilliant that people trust his judgment to actually manufacture shoes that look like this? ya'll should know that i love shoes, fun shoes, way-too-high shoes, pinchy shoes, sparkly shoes, comfy boots, not-so-comfy boots, etc but these, are just plain wrong! amazing shoes are meant to make a woman look and feel her best, not look and feel like a weird 1960's alien. honestly, if you ever see me looking at/trying on/seriously considering any shoes anything like thise, smack me off the heels and shake me until i realize that it's a bad idea...
oh, and during the writing of this i received the call from hertz and was told that i could pick up my standard size car anytime (yahoo!)... except that they don't re-open until saturday morning at 9am, thankfully i don't work until 12
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
as for me, lesson learned, delete whiny brats & not nice people from your friends/readers list...
and, no, i did not get in trouble for something i blogged/status updated/etc, this is just a word to the wise based on the fact that i've heard some things recently that make me wonder what our society is coming to when people can't tell a funny story or complain about their brainless coworker in a fairly innocent way... aren't people allowed to have one of those days?
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
no, their singing and dancing don't soley make them amazing, i realized that we can talk about anything and everything, and make new friends in the process. i also realized that good friends, good music and laughing so hard you hurt makes everything better. thanks everyone, we need to go out again soon!!!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
'enough talk about politics, can you believe the price of apples? i thought we had an abundance but last week the honeycrisp were up to $2.39 a pound'
'that's why i like the school boy size red delicious, just enough to eat at once and i get more in a bag'
'i got some northern spie at the (insert farmer's name here) that are so good, and just the right size for pies'
'oh yes, they hold up so well'
it was hilarious!!! i love my family and spending time with the older relatives but i am so happy that many of them live out of town and that we don't spend every day together, i don't think i could handle it :)
Saturday, October 3, 2009
so here's the recipe:
1 can gran's biscuits (or any other 8ct. canned biscuits), 3 large apples (i used honeycrisp because they were on sale) - peeled, cored and cut into small chunks, 2T sugar, 2T cinnamon, 1/2 C oats, 2T butter, 1/4 C brown sugar, pinch of salt
*put apples, sugar, 1T cinnamon and a small amount of water in saucepan and simmer until apples are tender and sauce has reduced to slightly runny syrup (probably 20-30 minutes or so)
*preheat oven to 350
*take a muffin/cupcake pan and flip over so cups point up, flatten biscuits into large enough rounds so that one biscuit covers a whole muffin cup (try to stagger so they don't stick together) and bake until golden (10-12 minutes) then remove for cooling.
*make strusel topping with oats, butter, the remaining 1T cinnamon, brown sugar and pinch of salt (mix with fingers/fork/pastry blender until butter chunks are throughly dispersed and your mix feels like wet sand
*divide apples with sauce among the 8 biscuit cups and top with strusel topping
*return to oven until topping looks crispy (maybe 8 minutes, not really sure!)
*consume carefully, the biscuits are super flaky so they have potential to make a big mess!!!
these cups can be used for sooooo much more (thanks to Rachel Ray for the cup idea although i can't remember exactly what she used for filling). here are a few ideas:
~cream of mushroom soup, shredded chicken & veggies for mini pot pies
~eggs, sausage & cheese for breakfast cups (although for this one i'd pull the biscuits off the tins a bit earlier so they don't burn while you're waiting for the eggs to finish cooking)
~pasta sauce, pre-cooked meat, cheese, veggies, etc for deep-dish pizza cups
~sausage gravy bowls ('nuff said!)
~soups/stews of almost any sort
and yes, i know that canned biscuits are not exactly the most healthy but you really only need to eat one for dessert (or share with a loved one) and you can always make them either from scratch or use the heart healthy bisquick and, of course, you can modify the ingredients. the easiest option as always though, is moderation! i'll try to guestimate the points/calories for those that care but it will have to be tomorrow! g'nite :)
Friday, October 2, 2009
for those of you that aren't aware of the amazing thing that transpired, let me first give you some background. our story begins long ago (the fall of 1980 to be exact) at mishawaka high school, a couple years before i was born to be exact. mishawaka high school beat their biggest cross-town rival, penn high school in one of those 'who saw it coming' football games. Since that day in the fall 1980, every time mishawaka and penn played football it has been one of those must-see games. several times the score was close, several other times it was a total blow-out and our cavemen (mishawaka) walked off the field with their heads hanging low and fans devastated. we always got pumped up at the friday pep-rally's saying 'this will be the year' and every time we lost. seriously, not a single win against the penn football team in the 28 years that followed. the last fews years have been heartbreakers, near wins, penalties that caused a loss and even some bad calls that both sides thought cost the game for the cavemen. tonight was completely different. mom, lisa, casi, paige & i left lisa's house around 6pm tonight, an hour before the game was supposed to start, and by the time we got there it was hard to find a parking spot and the crowds were crazy. we found some of the last available seats and watched as the crowds filled the stadium and then started filling space on the track. this is the first time i've seen them allow track seating for anyone other than the handicapped. we got our hotdogs (love a $1 hotdog at the game) and prepared for the game to start. i know paige doesn't look happy here but she was really hoping to be the one taking the picturethe girls cheering with the pompons they got from chic-fil-ai won't bother with the play-by-play but we scored, they scored, then we scored and kept scoring to a final score of 26-10!!! during the last quarter they allowed people to get onto the track and wait until the end to rush the field. hundreds of past, current and future students were out there, but not a single person i recognized that i could go celebrate on the field with so we watched them rush the field
not only did lisa and i both graduate from mishawaka but our dad did as well, and knowing that casi & paige will eventually go to mishawaka made it an extra emotional evening for us.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
here's where the contestants started this week
shay - 476, daniel - 312, amanda - 250, rebecca - 279
rudy - 442, dina - 253, antoine - 367, sean - 444
danny - 430, liz - 267, allen - 325, abby - 247, julio - 407
alexandra - 309, mo - 355
i know that they'll be loosing double digits some weeks and that it's not healthy for me to loose that much that fast but watching them work hard makes me want to work harder.
p.s. another first - we didn't watch the season opener of biggest loser while eating dairy queen, thank you philly swirl!!
Monday, September 14, 2009
In the world of shoe fashion emergencies that have nothing to do with a broken heel, there is the Croc. “Unless you are a chef or a 5-year-old child on the beach, please do not wear these,” begs Luciani. And, heaven help those who wear them in the winter with socks! While the appeal is their comfort, there are other better comfortable choices available. Luciani suggests opting for men's style oxfords, which are flat, rounded at the toe and super comfortable. You’ll be in style, comfy, and most important, Croc-less!
thank you iVillage for speaking my mind! you can read the rest of the article here:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
you all know that for several months we have had cfs (chinese food sunday) with the ayo-raders and even though we occasionally part from chinese we usually end up doing dinner with them on sunday nights. sometimes we invite other people to our dinner and tonight was no different. i roasted chicken and potatoes and made noodles, mom and dad brought a salad and denise made a delicious blueberry pie. it was a great time to socialize, relax and enjoy a delicious dinner. i know that we will continue our 'family' dinner tradition as long as possible but i'm wondering what family dinner traditions all of you out there have?