Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Save, Save, Save!

Have you all heard of http://retailmenot.com? It's a website that lists promotional codes for everything from clothing, makeup and shoes, to travel, rental cars, and hotels. Just this morning, I found a promo code for 30% off at the Omni Hotels, which is where we are staying when we're in Fort Worth at the end of the month. I'm really excited about it too because I was not excited about the original price for the hotel, and we have to stay there. Seriously, we have to. I tried to book another place. I pleaded and begged boyfriend to let me book another hotel. But no, the Omni it is. Now I'm not so upset about the situation because with this promo code, the room went from around $190 a night (with a wedding party discount!), to $149. Say it with me now, "Saawwweeeet!!"

Anyway, I just thought I'd share this little internet goldmine with you all because I love you and want you to shop and save. Happy shopping!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Yummy Delicious Recipes

First of all, I'm sorry for promising you all some delicious recipes on Friday and then never delivering. Not only was I completely exhausted by Friday afternoon, I was also pretty burned out on the sweet treats. Three days of non-stop baking will do that to a girl. There was also an impending snow storm threatening doom on the city, and a little thing called "National Championship Basketball" that was demanding my attention. I don't really have the heart to tell it that I don't really care. Anyway, now I'm back from Tulsa where I survived the blizzard (literally) and I'm ready to share some yumminess with you. =)

You will need this...
And this....
Now turn to page 41 of the first one and make whatever recipe is on that page. Good bye!
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Just kidding. I'm not going to make you go out and buy them. I'll give the recipes to you, but I just wanted to you all to know where I found such deliciousness.
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Let's start with some Carrot Cake Cupcakes. I usually make this recipe in a bundt pan, but I've really been digging on cupcakes lately, so I figured I'd give it a try. They turned out as delicious as imagined, but they sure did look funky! I think I might have filled the cupcake liners a little too high, but that's okay. Now I'll know better next time. Anyway, here's what mine looked like after they came out of the oven.
Now here's the recipe from the Casady Cooks Cookbook circa 1980.
Forget Me Not Carrot Cake
2 c. unsifted flour (I think I sifted mine..oops!)
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup salad oil (I use Smart Balance)
1 c. packed, dark brown sugar
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 c. peeled, grated carrots (a food processor will become your best friend)
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/3 c. dates, if you're into that sort of thing, which I'm not.
Combine first five ingredients and then add the oils and sugars, then add eggs and vanilla. Mix till well blended. Fold in carrots, buts and dates (if using). Bake in greased and sugared pan at 350 for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
*Obviously I didn't bake them in a pan for 60 minutes, but if I was using a bundt pan, I would. And the sugared part is important, so make your mom do that, because if she's like mine, she's a pro at those sort of things.
*I baked them in lined cupcake pans for 20 mins, or until toothpick came out clean. Don't let the look of them discourage you, they will be delicious, I promised!!
*I topped half of mine with cream cheese icing. Recipe at the end of post.


Okay, next up we've got Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Yes, flourless. These are so divine, you might be requested to make two batches before the first one is done cooling. At least that's what happened to me. So get your Tate's Bakeshop Cookbook and turn to page 41 and get baking!
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 1/4 c. peanut butter, smooth or chunky (I used smooth)
3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking soda, and vanilla until it's smooth and creamy. Stir in the chocolate.
With moistened (Sorry. Mizzle! haha) hands, roll the dough into balls and place on cookie sheets. Mine were a little smaller than golf balls, but I think you can really do whatever size you want. The cookies don't spread much, so you can put them pretty close together.
Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on what size you made, or until they are puffed and golden on the bottom. They will be soft in the center. Let them cool for a few minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack.
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Next up, Pumpkin Bars!! But I don't have a picture for you. So sad.
Recipe from More From Magnolia cookbook.
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 c. canned pumpkin puree
1 1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. vegetable oil (canola)
3 lrg eggs at room temp
1/2 c. chopped, toasted pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 13x9 inch baking pan.
In small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In large bow, on medium speed, beat together the pumpkin, sugar, oil and eggs until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Stir in the pecans. Pour the batter into prepared pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before icing.
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Cream Cheese Icing: (for carrot cake, pumpkin bars, red velvet cupcakes, the possibilities are endless)
1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
about 2 T softened butter
2-4 c. powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
1-2 tsp. vanilla
Mix all together, and enjoy!
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Sorry that recipe isn't very exact, but that's they way it is with me and cream cheese icing. Some days I want it to be really cream cheesy and will use 2 cups of powdered sugar, and sometimes I want it to be really sweet and will use 4 cups, but rarely more. So play with it, and see what works for you. Also, if it's too thick, add milk by the capful until desired consistency.
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Whew!! Did I get it all? I also made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and sugar cookies, but I've given you those recipes before, so I don't think I need to again. But if you need me to, just let me know!
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Happy Baking!!
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Points of Grace:
1. Making it safely through the unexpected blizzard.
2. Spending a day and night in Tulsa with boyfriends family.
3. Celebrating 10 different family bdays (March and April) in one night, which is tonight.
4. Having a mom who cleans up after me in the kitchen, because I love making messes and hate cleaning. She's better at doing the dishes anyway. Thanks, mom. =)
5. Zots!!!
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P.S. Sorry for all the random *'s everywhere, but stupid Blogger won't put in spaces where I want, so this was the only solution I have. Does anyone else ever have this problem? It happens to me ALOT.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

You Just Keep on Pushing My Love....

I've never really been a big Madonna fan. I don't know if it's really her music I don't like, or if it's just her as a person, but there's just something about her that's always kind of rubbed me the wrong way. Not that I haven't heard and/or sang along to "Like a Virgin," "Like a Prayer" or any of her other more memorable hits more times than I could even think about counting, but what teenage girl hasn't? I am, however, a huge fan of The Flaming Lips. I've seen them in concert numerous times, been to screenings of their documentaries and movies, voted for their song "Realize" to be the official rock song of OK (which it is!), and I've even run into Wayne Coyne in the DFW airport before AND talked to him. Now what do Madonna and The Flaming Lips have in common? Well, nothing really, until now. The Flaming Lips ft. Stardeath and White Dwarfs did a cover of Madonna's "Borderline" and it's so good, I almost want to be a Madonna fan. But just almost.  Anyway, if you've never really liked The Flaming Lips you should give this song a listen. I know that their sound can be one that doesn't really groove with everyone, even though I've loved them from the first note I heard on the "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" album, but please, listen to this version of the song, and you might find that you really like them! Here's the video. I hope you enjoy!!

Also, the recipes from the past few days baking extravaganza will be up tomorrow! Until then, please enjoy some awesome tunes. 

Grace:
1. My wonderful dad on his 60th bday! Happy birthday Homie D!
2. Getting to spend an hour holding a 3 day old baby asleep in my arms. Precious!!
3. Spell check. 
4. THREE new cookbooks! 
5. Snow at the end of March!! I can't wait for the flurries!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yummy Delicious

I've decided to officially declare this day to be "Yummy Delicious Wednesday." Mom and I are baking up a storm. So far there's one batch of sugar cookies out of the oven, and one batch of pumpkin bars waiting to be iced. This afternoon will feature carrot cake cupcakes, and quite possibly another batch of cookies. Or two. Don't worry, the pictures and recipes will be up as soon as I can wipe the flour off my hands. Oh, and don't even think about walking into our kitchen. It looks like a war zone.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Huh?

I'm in a mood today. And it's not a good one. So please excuse me if I'm a little off my game. It happens from time to time.

I don't really have anything in particular to say today, but there are a few things that I'd like to share with you. I'll do my best at not making it all too terribly random, but I can't make any promises.

I ran by 7-11 this morning for some coffee and the biggest bottle of water I could find. While doctoring up my coffee with those nasty pink packets of fake sugar (7-11 clearly hasn't heard of SPLENDA yet...), I looked up to the crazy assortment of packaged breakfast foods they had to offer. I wasn't planning on buying any, but I still had to have a look. And you want to know what I saw? A strangely greasy mystery muffin by some brand called "Otis Spunkmeyer." Repeat that to yourself, and tell me honestly, would you buy a breakfast muffin with the word "SPUNKmeyer" on it? Really? Apparently they are the top selling fast food brand, according to Google. And yes, I Googled it. How could I not? I was actually tempted to buy one, just so I could sit it on my desk and see how long it would take to spoil. For some reason, I figure it's got to have Twinkie like qualities where it can sit on your shelf for 32 years and never go bad. From the sight of this thing, that's probably how long it had been sitting on the shelf at 7-11. I did, however, buy a bag of Munchos potato chips. You know the ones, they're light and airy and ridiculously salty? I've have about a fourth of the bag so far, and my fingers are already puffed up from all the salt. Good thing I bought 3 liters of water....

I hear that OK is in for some crazy weather today, and I can't wait! I hope it hails and storms and tornadoes all day and all night. Of course if it hails this time, I sure hope it doesn't hit the Fike household in Yukon like it did last time. The T man doesn't need to be up on the roof during a tornado warning again.

My dad had a housewarming/60th Bday for himself party last night. He had a sushi chef there making tons and tons of delicious sushi. There were probably around 60ish people there (I'm horrible at making guesstimations) and at least half of those people were family members. We have a big family. And by big, I mean BIG. I made a carrot cake for the occasion. It was supposed to be a giant vanilla cupcake with vanilla butter cream icing, but I charred the crap out of that cake, so I went to plan B and made a carrot cake with cream cheese icing, because I know how to do that. It was sooo delicious. And with the help of my niece, I managed to get all 60 candles on it, and got them all lit as well, and it only took 4 people to do it! Have you ever seen a bundt cake with 60 candles on it? It's quite a sight. Anyway, despite the party's success, I'm pretty sure it will be another 60 years before dad hosts another one. I'll tell you all more about dad turning the big 6-0 when his day actually gets here.

Feeling philanthropic? Donate some money to the Ta-Ta Trekkers! Go to mizzlesblizzle.blogspot.com (there's a link on the side of my page) and check out her link to her donation page. She and three others are walking 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for Susan G. Komen. So go spend some money, and save some boobies!!

While you in the giving mood, you should also give to the Norman Music Festival. Or you should just go to it! It's free and open to the public, so there's really no reason not to go. Unless you're me, and you have to be in Fort Worth that weekend for a wedding you want to go to, but are mad about because you once again have to miss the NMF. Anyway, the festival is seriously awesome. Last year the headliners were The Polyphonic Spree, and this year it's Of Montreal. There is an awesome lineup for the whole festival, so check it out on Facebook, Myspace, or normanmusicfestical.com. And give them money!! Because it's free for you to go, so you should help them out so they can keep it that way. And because my cousin's hubby put SO MUCH hard work into it.

Need a new show to watch? Check out United States of Tara on Showtime. It's funny and weird and mildly disturbing (my favorite kind of shows), but Toni Collette is amazing. I watched 7 episodes on Saturday night and it was awesome. I also made a ridiculously large bowl of pasta, and ate every last bite of it. That was crazy awesome as well. I seriously love pasta, especially with homemade tomato sauce, which is really easy to make, so if you're scared to try it, don't be. I can talk you through it if you need me to. And yes, I sat at home by myself on a Saturday night and watched tv, ate massive amounts of food, and had too much wine. And I loved every single minute of it, because I'm a freak and love doing things like that. I wouldn't mind spending at least one night a week like that, that's how much I love it.

I seriously need a place to live. By myself. Partly because I'm 26 and live like a nomad, and partly because I need my own kitchen to make a mess in every night. And I need a place to hang my new butterflies and wall hooks I got for my birthday. Anyone out there willing to let me live in their house for a relatively low monthly rent? Please let me know.

Need another reason to hate the Snuggie? They sell your information to other companies, so not only do you get a stupid blanket wanna-be, you also get junk mail from all their crazy cohorts. Stupid Snuggie people.

Okay, I guess I'll stop rambling on about completely random things now. My spirits have started to lift a little, so I guess my mission has been accomplished. Hope you all are having a happy Monday!! (If there is such a thing....)

Grace:
1. New baby K!!! Landry Kate, 6 lbs, 14 oz. 19 1/2 inches long. Born just this morning. =)
2. Being the only person in my office so I can take ridiculously long lunch breaks and leave early.
3. Janna Conner jewelry. Beautiful!
4. Eva Cassidy's voice. If I could only hear one sound for the rest of my life, it would be her singing.
5. Giant cupcake pans. I'm determined to make it work!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

9 years and one day ago.....

THIS GUY WAS BORN!!!

To celebrate this monumental occasion, mom, Kristi, Karoline, Payton and I went out to Pops for lunch yesterday. We had a blast!! And I must say, as far as 9 years olds go, this guy is definitely the sweetest I've ever seen. He spent the whole ride out to Arcadia and back, with his head on my shoulder. At one point, I was leaning up to the front seat to get some grown up talk with my mom and sis, but he wasn't having any of that. He pulled me back just so he could cuddle up next to me. Sweetest thing to ever happen to me. =) Oh, AND, after his little sister started throwing a little fit outside and her big, mean, aunt Annie tried to send her back inside (so her mom could deal with her), he offered to walk her back even though she was screaming and crying directly at him. How many big brothers would do that???

He's also the smartest little guy I've ever met. Just ask him about times tables, the United States, or anything sports related, and he'll answer ever question you shoot his way. I think there actually might be a whole part of his brain that is used only for sports. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen. LBC, I think your hubby may have met his match. Payto could take on his sports knowlege anyday!

Anyway, this was my first time to Pops. Have you all ever been there? It's crazy fun, especially if you're with some little ones. There's a ridiculous assortment of pops (duh) and you can build your own 6 packs to take home with you. We made it out of there with no less than 30 sodas.
After lunch, P and K took me outside to play. We raced (they raced), and jumped off benches (I might have pulled something after my jump), and then they showed me their dances from their recent P.E. Program. Here's K doing a little jig.


And here's P with his sweet jump!! I gave him 10 points AND the win for the jumping contest. K didn't really like that, but she couldn't argue with the bday boy. Or his sweet moves.

Then my camera died because I never charge it. But obviously you can see we had a great time.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAYTO MAN!!!! love, Aunt Annie
Gracessss:
1. Being an aunt to two such amazing kids.
2. Getting Easter baskets at work.
3. Driving home without hitting one red light.
4. Target...so I can forever avoid Wal-Mart.
5. The Asian market.

Whoa Face!

I hope we run into this guy at the bar tonight!


St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! It's days like today that I wish I were Irish. Or Scottish. Or Italian, American Indian, Chinese, Chilean, Egyptian, British, hell, I'd even settle for Canadian. But alas, I'm not. I pretty much as straight up Okie as they get. I even had relatives that came over in the Land Run. You can't get more Okie than that! Not that there's anything wrong with being an Okie, but I really wish there was a day like today for me to celebrate my heritage. I mean, I'm not even Catholic! The only reason I feel like I deserve to celebrate St. Patty's Day is that my favorite color is green. And I like beer. Green beer especially. Anyway, enough about my lack of interesting heritage. I really wanted to let everyone know that the place to celebrate today is Sean Cummings Irish Pub. They are having a party that starts in exactly 22 minutes and will last through the night. If you want all the fun details, check out their website seancummingsirishpub.com. I will be there, and all of my cool friends, so it's guaranteed to be a good time. Don't miss it! Oh, and don't forget to wear some green. I've already pinched three people today and I'm not afraid to do it again!

Did you know that the original "color" for St. Patty's wasn't green, it was blue? I'm thinking about bringing it back; blue really is more my color.

Irish Drinking Song of the Day: (Chorus only, and it gets faster and faster as repeated)
Mary Mack's father's makin' Mary Mack marry me
My father's makin' me marry Mary Mack
And I'm goin' to marry Mary for my Mary
to take care of me
We'll all be makin' merry when I marry Mary Mack

GRRACE!! (said in my best Ed Rooney voice)
1. Green beer
2. 31 Bits jewelry, thanks to Fayth. These women are amazing. Check them out at 31bits.com
3. M. Ward "Hold Time" album.
4. Office lunch parties.
5. Whole Foods. Please, PLEASE come to OKC so I can buy more tea....PLEASE!






Monday, March 16, 2009

Grace

I'm sorry. I'm just not feeling this whole blog thing this past week. I promise I'll be back in action soon! 

For now, here's some graces to tide you over...

1. Birthday weeks
2. The Dio's crew. I love those peeps. =)
3. Schnitzel!! And shots with the old German ladies
4. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. Book two in the Outlander series.
5. John Fahey. He's a magical guitarist. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things

Let's talk about favorites. I have alot of favorite things. Everytime I read a book I like, I instantly declare it my favorite, even if I hardly remember anything that happened in it. When I find a favorite CD, I'll listen to it over and over for months and months. And every few months, I have a new favorite food that I have to eat at least twice a week. For a while it was pasta, now it's candy.

Anyway, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things with you all. Why? Because you, my loyal readers, are some of my favorite people!

None of these are in any particular order. In fact, I uploaded them in a specific order, but when they loaded on here, they were all out of whack. And I am not the most computer savvy person, so I don't know how to fix it, and probably never will. But if anyone knows how to put these pics in the order I want them, please tell me! I can use all the help I can get.

Anyway...





Let's start with concerts. I loooooooove concerts. Actually, I love live music of any kind, be it a small jam band in a bar, or just one guy with a guitar sitting on a patio. But concerts really get my heart pumping. I love the loudness, the crowds, the lights and, in this case, the balloons. And I love being able to dance like a maniac and not feel like I'm the odd one out. If any of you have seen my dancing, you know what I'm talking about. I know you're jealous of my skills, just admit it.
This picture is from the Flaming Lips New Years Eve show, and it was amazing! It was my second time to see them on NYE, but I've seen them in concert almost too many times to count. I've also seem two documentaries about them, and I was at the screening of their own movie, Christmas on Mars at last years deadCENTER film festival, which also happens to be one of my favorite things.

Moving on...





This is my little brother, Carme (pronounced Car-me) and my neice Karoline with a K. This picture holds alot of my favorite things in it. Obviously, the two peeps in it are my fav, but it's also Christmas morning, which just flat out rocks. And look! My bro has dreads! Those are my favorite too. Especially the one that sticks out in the front. K is a pretty hilarious little girl. She went through the first few years of her life insisting on being called "my sweet baby girl" and she is exactly that.

Hmmm...what does it say about me that I followed up a picture of my innocent, and younger, family members with a picture of my favorite beverage?







Stella!!!!!!! I love you. Especially when sitting on a patio after a long bike ride around Lake Hefner. Or while watching a movie in the middle of the night, on a closed down street during a summer film festival. Thank you for making my life more flavorful.

See this book?







Go buy one right now. It's a classic. I love that it spells cookie, "cooky." The recipes are fantasic. The pictures are even better. Don't worry, a beautiful and delicious cooky will be coming up shortly.


Ahhhhh........








Hello, lover! I love you. Especially Chunky Monkey. I love B & J's so much so, I tried to open a franchise here in OKC. But they weren't having any of that. Apparently we aren't the market they are looking for. I think you're wrong, B & J! You are just what this city needs. And I'm just the girl to run the place. So you just let me know when you're ready.

Hey look! It's Colonel Mustard!!









And he's still alive!!


We've seen this pretty girl before...









But have you met him?







His name is Billy. Or B-Bop. Or Billy boy, Billy bop, Be-bop-a-roni. He's cute and sweet and if he were a real boy, he'd be a chef, and would possibly have a french accent. He might not be the smartest dog on the block, but he will out snuggle any other dog in the world. Just ask Caddo. She'll tell you all about it.

And last, but certainly not least....




The cooky!!! I love love love love LOVE cookies. But the one thing I love more than cookies, is making cookies. This particular batch was so deliciously delicious. I made them when OU was playing the National Championship. While I do heart OU, I heart making cookies even more. Don't worry, I'll give you the recipe, but you still have to promise to go buy the Betty Crocker Cooky Book! It'll make you feel like a 1950's housewife, if you're into that sort of thing. =)

Anyway, this is just a little, tiny, taste of my favorite things. Some of the things that make my life complete. Things that, in my opinion, make the world a better place. But don't you worry, because my list of favorite things is infintely incomplete, I will visit this topic again. And again. And again. Because one of my favorite things to do, is talk about my favorite things!


Mary's Sugar Cookies, page 18 of Betty Crocker's Cooky Book. I don't know who Mary is, but I love her. And you will too.
1 1/2 c. sifted confectioners' sugar
1 c. butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Mix sugar and butter. Add egg and flavorings; mix thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method (I just stick a whisk into the flour container, and swish it around) or by sifting. Stir dry ingredients together and blend in. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
Heat oven to 375. Divide dough in half and roll 3/16" thick on lightly floured surface or pastry cloth. (I have no idea how to know how thick the dough is, I just roll until I'm happy with it.) Cut dough with cooky cutter; sprinkle with sugar and place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 7-8 mins, or until delicately golden.
*notes- I don't normally sprinkle the un-cooked cooky with sugar if I'm going to ice them later. Also, if you don't have 2-3 hours to refrigerate, it's cool. Put a couple of Tbls. of sugar in a bowl, roll the dough into balls, and then toss in the sugar and bake.
Also, if you want to jazz it up a bit, omit the almond flavoring and add a few tsps of lemon juice and the zest of half a lemon. Add the remaining zest and lemon juice to the icing too, it'll be divine.

Icing:
Hmmm.....I can't really tell you how to make this icing! There is a recipe on the back of the powdered sugar box, but I usually start out by dumping powdered sugar in a bowl, adding some milk and a tsp of vanilla, and mixing well. Add more sugar/milk until you get the consistency you want. And add vanialla to taste, but don't go crazy with it. Sometimes I'll throw in some softened butter if I'm feeling particularly naughty.


Graces: (finally!)
1. Breakfast sandwiches
2. Inhalers....so I can breathe properly.
3. K-cups (coffee=delish)
4. Plunko, the Ugly Doll!
5. Tom's shoes...another one of my favorite things!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

But what is it?

The Snuggie was a big topic of conversation over the holidays. I spent a good portion of Christmas Day discussing this most confusing item with my brothers and cousins. We just couldn't quite figure out what it was. Is it a blanket? Is it a robe? Do you have to join a cult to get one?

Then my friend, Meeshka-Doodlelydo (hehehe...sorry, I had to) sent this creepy picture to me and I almost choked on my red Sour Patch Kid when it popped up on my screen! Okay, that's not the exact reaction I had. I surely wouldn't ever be caught eating candy at my desk. That would just be unprofessional, especially in a dental office. And we are all about total professionalism around here.

Anyway, I had almost forgotten all about the dreaded Snuggie until she threw this little gem my way. Just take a look at the picture again. It totally freaks me out. How is this not creepy? Who has a Snuggie party? And why, oh why, is the guy in the orange wearing a blond wig with pigtails? Can someone please explain this picture to me? Because I just don't get it. What is so wrong with a blanket in the first place? They seem to keep me pretty warm. And if I wanted a blanket with sleeves, I'd go put my robe on backwards. But then I'd look like one of these idiots, which is exactly why you won't find me buying one of these things anytime soon.

Whew. I'm glad I got that off my chest! It's been bugging me all day, and I just had to share my hatred of Snuggies with people I know will understand. You all understand, right?

In more interesting news, did you all know that today is Square Root Day? If you want to know all the fun details about it, check it out here http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=square-root-day-3309-is-upon-us-2009-03-03. And if you don't really care about square roots, then you can celebrate "What If Cats And Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day" because apparently that is a holiday today as well! So, as you can see, there's really no reason not to be happy today. There's far too much to celebrate! (So cheer up, LBC!!)


My P.O.G.'s for the day:
1. Chapstick
2. Pink dolphins, courtesy of LBC. =)
3. Outland by Diana Gabaldon. Ooohhh it's good and juicy!
4. Hand lotion
5. To-do lists...check, check!

Disclaimer: anything written in this blog is written with love, and with good meaning. If any feelings are hurt, in this post or any other, I apologize whole-heartedly.

So if you love the Snuggie and I pissed you off, I'm sorry. But it's just a blanket, you'll get over it.