Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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Yeah, I totally underestimated that she would be such a national joke that she would need the man to sit next to her to set her straight.

Friday, September 26, 2008

You Can See All the Countries From Here

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I forgot that foreign policy experience means that if you can SEE at country, then you have had foreign policy experience.

Are you listening, America? Because she's not saying very much at all.

No Sense

She doesn't even make sense when she talks.

From the Katie Couric interview:
COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.

Holding Hands

Ever since I saw Wall-E, I've thought holding hands is about the best thing ever. According to cuteoverload.com (which normally makes me all happy inside), one of these otters recently passed away. It makes me so sad to think that the other little otter is just floating around in the water waiting for his partner to float by and hold hands with him again.

I realize this makes me a big sap (and slightly over-emotional woman), but I can't help it.

R.I.P. cute little otter!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Candy Review - Cinnamon Fire Twizzlers

If you like cinnamon, go buy these immediately. My husband has been stocking up on these awesome twizzlers, because he's afraid they'll stop making them. Previously only available at Walgreens, these Twizzlers have been popping up in other stores (like Giant). They have a great spice to them, and are in pull and peel form.

Candy Review - Yogurt Dots and Dots Elements Green Tea

The yogurt dots are some of the best gummy candy I've had in a long time. They have a lovely texture, and really fantastic flavor. Sometimes, when things have tropical flavors, like mango, I think they taste too artificial, but these are terrific. I've only seen these at Happy Harry's in Bethany Beach, so grab them up if you see them locally.

By contrast, the Green Tea Dots are completely inedible. I could have saved my money and sucked on a bag of tea. I thought these would have an interesting flavor, but instead tasted only of dirt. I am still on the lookout for the others in the elements series though, primarily the pomegranate and the cinnamon. If you see them, please let me know. Something tells me I will find them at CVS soon, since CVS usually wins these candy hunts.

Candy Review - Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses

I picked these up at Target the other day because I thought they would be milk chocolate. A closer look at the package would've told me that they were more like the disgusting candy corn kisses released last year. (In case you didn't have the displeasure of eating these, the candy corn ones are also back for Halloween)

The flavor of these kisses is pleasant enough, but the texture is oily, silty, and overly creamy. I probably don't like them because I am not a huge fan of white chocolate.

They definitely have the flavor of pumpkin pie though, so if fake oily white chocolate is your thing, I suggest trying these. In fact, I'll give you a bunch for free. Hurry before my co-workers eat them all.

Note: In case you don't know, Hershey is using mockolate in alot of their products these days. Their traditional candy still uses Milk Chocolate (Hershey Bars, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, and kisses), but the rest have been replaced with an oil based product with chocolate flavoring added. This disappoints me because it affects my previously favorite candy bar, the Take 5. For more information, I recommend visiting Candy Blog.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

You Should Be Watching

Mad Men comes on AMC Sundays at 10pm. Now, I know it's football season and we're all watching the Sunday Night Games. Which is why it's wonderful that the episodes are available ondemand for free the next day.

While I don't think it's the best show ever, it is filled with beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes and is fantastically filmed. These people know how to dress a set.

My only question is, why did men stop wearing hats?

Music Report

I seem to be listening to alot of music lately, and actually buying current releases. I recommend you give these a listen.

I cannot stop listening to this band. Their harmonies are reminiscent of the Beach Boys, and their music is gorgeous. I give you, Fleet Foxes. It's great Friday night drinking wine music.

I haven't heard the new Girl Talk album in its entirety yet, but that's only because I keep forgetting to go here to pay what I want for it. Thank you Radiohead. The new single is terrific, which ironically, features Radiohead and rap music.

Ah, the sweet, wonderful noise of the Breeders. It doesn't get much better than Kim Deal's voice.

Finally, while not technically a new album, this was a recent purchase for my husband's birthday (which of course, he guessed AGAIN). But, it's a sweet album of old favorites recorded by Willie Nelson and recently re-released as a 2 cd box set. I recommend you listen to Stardust as soon as possible.

Sweet dreams, everyone.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Seriously, America

Are you really falling for this shit? She has no clue what the Bush Doctrine is. It's only been in the news for the past what seems like forever. Or has she been too busy firing people she doesn't like?

Shout Out

My friend Chris is going to have some photos in the Dining Room at Brewer's Art starting Monday, September 15th. Hope you can check them out! His photos are great, and so is the beer at Brewer's.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What I Made for Dinner - 09/10/2008

I only eat fresh tomatoes when they come from my Dad's garden. The ones from the store seem to have zero flavor, no matter what time of year I buy them. I get by most of the year using canned tomatoes (from Costco!), but in the summer, I make BLT's.

I am not a big fan of sandwiches, but this is my favorite. I create a BLT the simple way - iceberg lettuce, fresh fried bacon, tomato, mayo, salt, and pepper, on toast. I cheated a little putting everything on wheat toast, but I just didn't feel like buying a whole loaf of white for 2 sandwiches.

Lettuce and Tomato!



Tomato Sauce

My Dad also let me borrow his machine for processing tomatoes into sauce. So, on Sunday, I took a huge bucket of freshly picked Roma tomatoes and turned them into sauce.


Tomatoes in the hopper!

Juice is being extracted!

Sauce is on the stove!

Fruits of the Garden

My Dad has a garden in the country and supplies us with an abundance of fresh vegetables over the summer and early fall months. Pictured here are some sweet peppers which I am going to use in salsa and stir-fries!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Shout Out

I mentioned that my husband bought me some Valomilk for my birthday. I was on the hunt for this candy ever since reading about it in Candyfreak. I managed to find them on a business trip somewhere in the south (probably Arkansas). I was so excited to bring a pack home for my husband! What I didn't know then was that Valomilk can only travel by ground, as they explode while travelling via air, causing the yummy gooey filling to turn hard and not as appealing.

Here's their website if you'd like to learn more about this awesome candy.

What I Made for Dinner - A Few Weeks Ago - Part 2

There's not many things I like to eat more of in the summer than zucchini cakes. My Dad has a huge garden up in the country and supplies me with more fresh vegetables than I know what to do with in the summer. These cakes are a family recipe passed down in our family cookbook from my Aunt B. They are a terrific way to use up all the zucchini in the garden, and they freeze well!

To accompany them, I made Honey Glazed BBQ Chicken Thighs from an issue of Cooking Light. I'm not a big fan of chicken thighs, but this recipe is yummy, and easy to make. You make a dry spice rub, and broil the thighs until they're done, brushing on a honey/apple cider vinegar glaze at the last minute.

What I Made For Dinner - A Few Weeks Ago

I meant to post this when I actually made it for dinner, but I forgot. This dinner consisted of another winner from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless. Chicken Breasts with Tangy Yucatecan Spices and Roasted Fresh Chile Salsa. The chicken was prepared and cooked over a charcoal fire. The salsa was spicy, but was a nice dipping sauce (or area, if you prefer) for the chicken.

I served it with jalapeno corn scones from an issue of Cooking Light.

Birthday Treats!

This year for our birthdays, my husband and I decided to go out to a nice dinner instead of going all out on presents for one another. For my birthday, my husband bought me a gift back of some of my favorite treats. Cupcake cards! Valomilks! Orange Tic Tacs! Red Wine! Candy Cigarettes!

I still don't know how he managed to find intact Valomilks on the east coast. awesome.

I bought us each a box of chocolates from Rhebs. Dark chocolate peanut butter meltaways, marshmallows, vanilla buttercreams, whipped creams, and marzipan for me, milk chocolate everything for him. Nothing tastes better than Rhebs.