Thursday, September 28, 2006

Go Fug Yourself

When you've got nothing nice to say, go read this blog. Super-fun celebrity bashing at its best. Totally clever; I always get a smile from Jessica and Heather's writing. How can you not like statements like:
Actually, I guess I can call you "Janet," since I don't really blame you for this monstrosity. I mean, you didn't style the shoot. And I'm sure you didn't arrive on set, all, "I KNOW! I've lost a lot of weight in the last nine months. Let's do it AEROBICS STYLE, like an homage to Olivia Newton John's 'Let's Get Physical' video! Except with a BIG OLD BELT! And fingerless gloves, like the kind I wore in Fame! Come on! Put away those gowns! We're going to listen to my body talk!"

And lovelovelove their photo conversation captions.


Monday, September 25, 2006

It's official

I'm old. I couldn't hear the new ringtone on a tv commercial. You know the one...the one that only kids and teens can hear. I heard about it awhile back, and always thought 'Hey, I bet I could hear that still.'


It brought me thisclose to tears. Sad.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Weekly Recipe

Here's a mexican twist on the basic chicken and rice staple:

Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles


3-6 pieces of chicken breast
garlic salt
long-grain rice (not instant)
2 cans diced tomatoes & chilies
1 can chicken broth
1 can refried beans
1/2 shredded cheese, monterey jack or cheddar


Season chicken with pepper and garlic salt. Spray large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken into pan, and cook 7 minutes on each side (or until they're golden brown). Remove chicken from pan, and pour in rice. Brown in pan over medium heat for 2 minutes (I added in a little bit of water, to keep the rice from sticking.) Add in tomatoes and chicken broth; blend well. Place chicken on top of rice mixture, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. It'll look worries. Then remove chicken (yes, again) and keep warm (placing it in the microwave is good for keeping it warm). Spoon beans into rice mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Heat an additional 5 minutes, or until beans are hot and cheese in melted. Serve with chicken.

This meal is delicious, even though it doesn't necessarily look it. Give it a won't be sorry. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lights, camera, action

The Guardian is coming soon! I know everyone's going to go see it, right? You never know, you might see me in the movie ;D

There was an advanced showing on base Saturday night; unfortunately I wasn't able to see it (Joe and I had to attend a Kodiak Thank-You dinner for the Coast Guard. We did win an official "Guardian" baseball hat among other, various door prizes). Hopefully though, it's a good film. I can't wait to see what they made Kodiak look like, since they only shot 4 days worth of footage up here...oh well. Movie magic!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Weekly Recipe

You want a little something to satisfy your sweet tooth, but there's nothing in the kitchen, except for the bag of rhubarb in the freezer. I don't know about you, but this happens to me all the time. And I have just the recipe to make it work...

Rhubarb Crunch

4 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup sugar (brown or white)
1 egg
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter


Preheat oven to 375*. Lightly grease 9x13 inch baking pan (I used 8x8...the smaller the pan, the thicker the bars). In a large mixing bowl combine rhubarb, sugar, egg, and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir well and spread evenly into baking dish. Set aside. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, and 1 1/2 cups flour. Stir well, and then cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over rhubarb layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the edges get bubbly.

A dessert that's made from vegetables? Sweet!

Math *is* fun!

Indexed: a cheeky little site that's worth a look. Maybe you'll find a graph to fit your life.

Here's mine...

Saturday, September 09, 2006

One of each, please

If I ever came across a magic lamp with a genie who would grant me three wishes...I would wish for everything from Anthropologie. Everything. Maybe I should wish for world peace or the end of hunger, but I mean, have you seen this stuff? It's gorgeous, and I want it all. Sigh.

The jewelry...

The shoes...

Home goods and decorations...

The tops...

and the dresses...ooh, the dresses...

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Can I just say...NPR's World Cafe rocks my week days. It's the only thing on the radio that I look forward to, and occasionally plan my day around.

But - that might not be saying much seeing as how the radio stations here are unbearably lame. All three of them. I can't even tell you the last time I heard a decent song from this decade. Oh well.

You have my heart David Dye...I'm yours forever.


Every year in May, Kodiak has a Crab Festival. A big to-do for the city. It's pretty much like a carnival or state fair - there's rides, games, crafts, and food. The Chamber of Commerce takes submissions for slogans and logos each year. This year, I submitted one. However, I just found out I didn't win. But I was told that the committee liked my work so much (just not enough apparently) that they would like me to resubmit for the next go around. Hmm.

Here's my non-winning entry:

Weekly Recipe

When you're penny pinching (like I am this week), fancy food just doesn't make it. Here's one way to stretch your grocery budget (and it really isn't that bad!):

Knuckle-Down Soup

1 can chicken noodle soup
1 package of ramen noodles (any flavor works)

Heat chicken noodle soup over stove. Add 1/2 can water (in addition to the can of water the directions call for...because you're using instant condensed soup, right? Right, because it's the cheapest.) When it boils, add in the instant noodles. No need to add the flavor packet. Stir occasionally for 3 minutes, until done.

Now you have enough chicken noodle soup to go around.
Delicious with saltine crackers, but even better with a grilled cheese, turkey, and tomato sandwich.

Good for a quick lunch, or unbelievably inexpensive dinner. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Joe and I got into a little tiff about a turn of phrase.

If that's what you think, you've got another thing coming.
If that's what you think, you've got another think coming.

I claim thing. Joe says it's think.

I get the 'clever' play on words with think, but thing just sounds better, and still makes sense. We looked it up online (because who doesn't use to the internet to settle disputes nowadays?), and found out there's quite the cyber-debate. It's a pretty even split. So neither of us could claim an official victory.

Joe did tell me he used to say "for all intensive purposes" instead of "for all intents and purposes," so I'm declaring victory on the word-expression front.