Sunday, July 26, 2009

I went to Iowa

And now I'm home.

I saw friends and went to the most fun wedding!

I spent time with my special friend, Linny and wish it could have been longer, but next time I'm bringing my whole family so I don't get lonely for them.

Pictures soon!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I just realized...

that I've never had a fish taco. I don't know why that seems significant, but I think that I will have to remedy that situation at my earliest convenience.

What kind of fish do they use? Is it shredded up like beef? Are there ever bones? Do they use salsa and sour cream and lettuce? Flour or corn? Spicy or mild? Tomatoes on fish? Do they serve it with a side of beans?

Also, I've made many a pie in my day, but it occurred to me that the last time I made a blackberry pie was in the summer between 3rd and 4th grade in my friends kitchen across the street. I remember my mom commenting that my crust was flaky and thinking it was a negative thing.

With blackberry season almost upon us, I'm thinking that I need to use up last summer's blackberries that I have in the freezer and I think a pie is in order.

But I also have an 'event' in a few months and I would like to not have the little bit of extra chub that I've been carrying around when they day rolls around. So pie and fish tacos might not be the thing for me.

But maybe it's not anything that an extra 30 minute walk wouldn't take care of, eh?

UPDATE on the Goodwill dress: I did, indeed, try to take it back but the tag had been labeled over six months ago and could not be looked up. But that's okay. I think I'll wear it. I was up front with the lady and said that I wasn't sure it was returnable, but would like to try and if it wasn't possible then I was happy to keep it. She was friendly and I didn't feel weird about it at all. But I didn't get my skin care.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Me and Dolly have things in common

We both like to sing and play the gee-tar.

We both have rather large you-know-whats. Although mine are a little more tame than hers.

And, since my last audition was a success, I will get to play Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias... Just like sweet Dolly!

P.S. Dolly's picture was swiped off the internet. Mine is from last month at an open mic at my favorite coffee shop.

Monday, July 13, 2009

This is super cute!!

It made you smile, didn't it?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Say it, don't spray it...

I'm learning to sing Gilbert & Sullivan.

It ain't easy.

It's so fast and so many words and the word order is so different than how we talk. For example, we say, "The blue sky is beautiful". G & S say, "How beautifully blue the sky".

But it's so much FUN! And for some reason it's so much easier to hit the high notes when one is trying to sound like an opera singer.
My dress is being built right now, so I'll be sure to post pictures when it's done.
And now, an ethical question:
Today was 1/2 off dresses at the Goodwill. Found a couple I like. One in particular I like and it fits, and I think that even though my daughter was not crazy about it, I would probably wear it.
Anyway... One of the dresses still has a Macy's tag on it and has the little sticker on it that says "Receipt Free Return". I have a feeling that I could take it back to the department store and be a little richer.
Is that Kosher? It's brand new with the tag on it. I spent five dollars, but suppose I could get a $30. credit at Macy's? I have my eye on some skin care at Clinique and this dress might just pay for it.
I'm just wondering what you think?

Friday, July 03, 2009

My girl and a boy

My girl likes a boy and the boy likes her back. And what does this mean?

It means matching jersey's, of course!
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Let's see if this works

Having trouble with pictures lately. Let me try a few!!