Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fun Mail!

 So I am easily impressed.  I can find fun in really simple things.  Today a Williams-Sonoma catalog came in and I am pumped!  I've already looked through it a couple times and torn out the pages with stuff I want, whether to buy, cook, or serve.  If you like any of that stuff, or if you just like to see random gadgets that you have no idea how you have lived without up to this point in your life, you need to go see their website:  Williams-Sonoma 
This was my favorite thing pretty much ever!  Do you know what they are?  They are "cakelets" in the shape of Marvel comic book heroes.  How amazing is that?!?!?!  It's for the geek in all of us, well if you are a geek, if you aren't then I feel a little sad for you.  However, I think most everyone can agree that cake is great and cake in fun shapes=even Better!!

Bake some of these in send them to your favorite person and me!

P.S.  This is not an ad for Williams-Sonoma, if I died tomorrow they wouldn't care, I wouldn't even make a dent in their bottom line.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fair Is the Rose....Er....Cow

First, let me apologize for my long absence.  Josh and I have been house hunting and if you have ever house hunted yourself or know me then you could see where this would take up all of our time.  I have been a woman possessed.  I spend hours look at  Anyway, I hate houses.

Josh and I went to the fair.  I LOVE the fair!!  Even though we live in Tennessee, Josh and I aren't really country bumpkins.  I say this to explain why there is a picture of a cow.  When you are in a car they look so small, like a really big dog, you know Saint Bernard or something.  A cow is NOT a Saint Bernard!!  They are Huge-o-normous!

Then we saw a milking machine and I just about went into shock because I didn't ever really think that milking machines still being in use.  Somehow, in my mind, the cow just shot milk directly into the Mayfield container.  Yeah, that isn't the case.  We petted a calf, which by the way, is Still bigger than a Saint Bernard!

Then there were duckies.  Who doesn't love cute little duckies?!?

One of the very greatest parts of the fair is of course, the food.  We had a massive funnel cake.  We split it and we still couldn't finish it!

This is a cake.  Can you believe it?  I don't know what flavor I would expect from a turkey shaped cake but it is pretty darn cool!

Here are a couple of other fun shots from the fair.  We had a blast!   

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Random Things That Make Up My Life

So I have had three random thoughts for blog posts but I never managed to get time to post, so here are all three in one.

1.  Josh and I went to the drive-in on Saturday.  I really love the drive-in.  It is leaps and bounds better than going to the theater.  It was a double feature:  Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Captain America.  Planet of the Apes was surprisingly good.  I didn't think the previews looked good but it was.  I was way disappointed by Captain America. I love a good superhero movie and the previews looked amazing and then there was the let down.  Now obviously superhero movies aren't true, but really?  Steve Rodgers was taking on a crazy demon looking man and a ton of his cronies with only that shield?  Plus the bad guys had all these wild super advanced weapons and yet they Could Not hit one of the good guys with their blue laser guns.  Sigh.  Disappointment.  Here is Josh chillin' waiting on the movie to start.  This was before he made me put up the camera because I was taking too many pictures (hey, I had to kill time!)
He blinked but wouldn't let me retake it cause the flash was bright.  Haha.  Hahahaha

2.  Josh and I don't talk on the phone.  We just aren't phone people.  We only talk on the phone in a pinch.  I called today and his phone was echoing like crazy and it made me think of this story that you might enjoy.  I called Josh a few months after we got married and this is how it went.

S:  Hello.  It's me...Sierra...your wife.
J:  Hi.
S:  Hi, I was calling in regards to our weekend plans.  I sent you a facebook message with some details and wanted to see if you had made a decision?
J:  Oh.  No, I hadn't looked at it.
S:  Okay then, well let me know when you have decided on a plan and I will make reservations (we were going out of town).
J:  Okay.
S:  Goodbye.

Thirty seconds and completely stilted.  Really?  You would think we were total strangers.  I will barge into the bathroom when he is in the shower just to ask if he wants grape juice.  I will, teasingly, stick my feet under his nose and ask if they stink.  And yet when I get on the phone neither of us can think of a thing to say.  Hilarious.

3.  I made blueberry pork.  It was soo soo good.  I started with a recipe from Food Network, it had blueberries and mustard.  That was all I could remember so I made it up from there.  Then I realized I had the "wrong" kind of mustard so I just kept making it up.  Needless to say, Food Network will be calling any day now because it was yummy.  The picture doesn't it do it justice but Josh was standing over my shoulder while I was cooking so I couldn't get a picture until after he was full.

That's my life. I know you were riveted ;)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Week!

It's been a good week.  I Love good weeks!  Here is a recap of happy things that happened this week.

1.  I got this pretty ornament as a belated wedding present from a woman at my church.  Oh darn!  I have to write her a thank you note.  Pause here while I "take note" of that.  If you can't see, it says Our First Christmas, 2011.  If that isn't so sweet you could gag then I don't know what is!

2.  Josh was offered and accepted a job!  Super exciting news!  Income is a great thing.  He is actually going to be working in my building so we could even carpool and be all green and that jazz.  Woo hoo for a new job!

3.  All of my many tests were finally covered by insurance.  Such a blessing!  Many thanks to the woman in the doctor's office who kept calling and calling and, you guessed it, calling the insurance people, cause she is just that dedicated to her job.

4.  I have pretty much discovered my purpose in life.  I know, it was a big deal.  I am meant to be a land yachter.  If you don't know what that is, here is a picture: 

I saw it on Storage Wars when Barry Weiss found one.  It's pretty much amazing.  I want to try.  Plus, in the US it tends to be done in the desert (at least that is what I understand) and that has the added bonus of being a dry heat.  If you have seen me, you understand that my hair needs this.  Seriously, my hair has expanded so much that I think it is going to develop a mind of its own.  Really.

5.  I got to see an old friend and that's always fun.  I hadn't seen her in almost a year so we had tons to talk about.

6.  I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett because I thought the movie previews looked good.  (Side note:  Please, ALWAYS read the book before seeing the movie.  This goes for any book/movie.  You are doing yourself a favor.)  Anyway, it's so incredibly good!  The best book I've read since the Liz Cutris Higgs book I wrote about awhile back.

That was my week!  I hope yours was equally good!

Monday, August 1, 2011

I Feel Personally Offended

by Accuvue's commercials.  It's a soapbox.  Two posts in a row are soapbox issues.  I'm way more PO'd about this one though. 

Accuvue has a new commercial.  It's a teenage girl in speech class who is getting up to give her speech and says that "one day my office will be oval" and then she changes her glasses for one day contacts.  Ooooooh man, makes me so mad!!!!!!!  You know what?  Glasses won't keep you from being president.  Does anyone remember Franklin Roosevelt?  He was one of our greatest presidents ever.  He pulled the country out of the depression with his New Deal programs.  And hey, did ya notice??  He was also paralyzed!  Didn't keep him down, well so to speak.

I know that to society appearances are the end all, be all, but that doesn't mean that's the way it should be.  It doesn't mean that appearances ARE everything!  I have glasses, but my husband loves me anyway, he even thinks I'm cute.  A lot of the time, especially when I was in high school, I felt self conscious about my glasses.  I wasn't as pretty as the other girls.  I tried to wear contacts but they burned my eyeballs from my skull and scratched them.  Not so fun.  Turns out, my face looks flat without glasses.  I've worn them since 3rd grade.  I was the only kid in my grade with glasses, and let me tell you, I was rockin' some bifocals!  WHY oh WHY must we teach girls that their value lies in their face, boobs, and butt? 

Glasses don't make the woman.  Glasses don't make the president.  Accuvue needs to get a new advertising campaign.  It is beyond a low blow to play on girls' insecurities by telling them they will only achieve their dreams if they ditch the glasses.