Monday, June 29, 2009

Leave of Absence

My family's coming for a visit.  I cannot express how happy I am to have them here for their too-short stay.  

Check back late next week for pictures and stories about my awesome kin folk.

Aloha y'all!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I Hear You

Good grief.  I've thought the very same thing.  Like word for word.  

About a bazillion times.


THIS could save a lot of hassle.  

I'm  just sayin.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Front Page


It's so exciting when I find out one of my items makes it onto the front page of Etsy.  It's only happened one other time.  Like, two years ago.  But still.  

Today my Pet Sketch was featured.  

I wasn't able to see it in person, but I found a screen cap through Flickr.  Look!  There I am.  At the bottom.

Thanks Etsy.  

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sea Gulls Are Jerks!

I've had this link saved for a couple months now.  I visit it every once in awhile; the pictures always make me smile.  It won't disappoint.  I promise.

The looks on those peoples' faces are priceless.  Go check it out.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Not-So-Weekly Recipe

I tried to make mashed sweet potatoes.  

I failed. 
I don't know how.  But I did.  So in an effort to save as much as I could, I made a pie.  You can't go wrong with pie.

Salvaged Sweet Potato Pie


1 package graham crackers, crumbled
1/4 - 1/2 cup melted butter
Ground cinnamon
Mashed sweet potatoes (I peeled and diced 4 good-sized potatoes, and boiled them til soft.  I mashed them with some butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a bit of brown sugar.)
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
More cinnamon, and nutmeg, and allspice


1.  Mix graham cracker crumbs, dash of cinnamon, and melted butter.  Use only as much butter as needed to coat crumbs.  Press into bottom of pie plate.
2.  Scramble egg in a large bowl.  Add sugar (amount depends on how much sugar was used in the "mashing" part.  I used close to 1/2 cup white sugar, but brown sugar would be great, too).  Combine mashed sweet potatoes.  Mix.  At this part, I remembered pumpkin pies need condensed milk...  so I went ahead and added some regular fat-free milk.  I couldn't really say how much, but just enough to thin out the potato mixture.  
3.  Dump in a bunch of spices.  Well, you know.  Whatever seems reasonable.
4.  Mix.
5.  Pour into pie crust.  Bake in preheated oven at 350* for hour.  It might have been longer.  Just keep checking on it.  It's done when the center doesn't jiggle any more.

It turns out really rustic looking, which I like.  Of course this isn't the best summertime recipe, but it was a nice way to save a misfired meal, and it kinda reminds you of Thanksgiving.  Which is always nice anyhow.

Add a dollop  of whipped cream, and enjoy!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

I Can Haz Goggie Look-A-Like?

Me, 26 years ago.  Playing in a bucket, and completely ignoring the kiddie pool right beside it.

Loldog, from I Has A Hotdog

Look at the matching hands on the rim of the buckets.  Twins!  ZOMG!!1!!!

Etsy: Turned into Reality

Artwork Inspiration

Friday, June 05, 2009

Extremely Pathetic Personal Confession

I've been loosing track of what day of the week it is, because the regular t.v. schedule is on summer hiatus.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Regarding Daniel Craig and Pressure From Our Mothers Wanting Grandkids

Sheri:  If you can find me someone who looks like him, I'll pop out some babies right now.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Not APPreciated

Dear Apple,

I'm a huge fan.  I love your work.

However, I have some qualms over about the App Store.  Could you please cut it out with all the naked lady apps?  I mean really.  It's getting ridiculous.  

Not to mention offensive.  

And degrading.

And totally lacking in any kind of creative effort.