Monday, April 25, 2011

oops our power went out!

A week ago Friday, the wind was so bad!  It was so bad that I couldn't fire the outside, gas reduction kiln, named Gale, because the wind kept blowing the pilot light out.  Frustration ensued... and I finally put a quit to the firing schedule... oh well...

So, I go about my day... La, La, La.... and I'm noticing, while in my protected little classroom, that the trees are swaying around in dancing fashion.  Then, I notice that the sky is a getting hazy... No worries I think to myself.

I go to work out... and on the weather they are talking about all the horrible winds going on.  'Oh jeez,' I think to myself.   Our power goes out at every inconvenient  happenstance that should happen to one unsuspecting individual... like myself.  If we get a little ice or snow, oops our power goes out,  a really good thunderstorm, oops, our power goes out, and so on.

So I wasn't surprised to find, when I called Mikey, that our power was indeed out.  SUCK!

I came home and we decided to go out to find a venue to watch the Rangers' game. We found a nice little hang out called the 'Pour House' which is on Skillman near my Father's Coffee Co.

When we came home around 9:30, the power was still out.  Instead of wallowing in the pain of having no electricity or entertainment, we opted to stream in Ira Glass on our iPhone!  What a glorious discovery!  We sat out on the porch for hours listening to 'This American Life'!  Nice!

Adult beverage, candle and the iPhone...

Mike and Luke!

Nice candle...

When the power finally did come on, Mike asked me to pretend the power wasn't on and leave all the lights off for a while... It was a really nice evening!


Monday, April 18, 2011


Several years ago, the phenomenon of 'turducken' came into popular foodie lingo.  The premise is that 'turducken' is a Cajun dish that involves a turkey, stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken.  From what I've heard, the turkey, duck, and hen are all boneless and have herbs and seasonings intermixed with the stuffing.  Michael proclaimed when I pointed out this new and exciting possible dish to him, 'I am not eating anything that has 'turd' in the name.'

I was thinking of this conversation when I found this new dog food:



Certainly he wouldn't feed this to the dogs...  Wait... The dogs eat turds anyway!



Sunday, April 10, 2011

don't do it.

Do not go to Kroger on a Sunday afternoon.

Do not do it.

Do. Not. Do. It.

Innocently enough, I went to Kroger today to pick up some things to make C's n D's for dinner tonight.  I sometimes go to the neighborhood 'friendly' Kroger by SMU on Mockingbird.  Getting to the *cussing* store is a headache enough.  Not to mention that it is inhabited by either dust farting retirees, bratty SMU frat boys, and whole families of Lakewood pretty people with their 2.5 children, wife and husband, who take up the whole lane and won't move while they are selecting which brand of peanut butter to buy.  Then you have the rude people that cut around you while you 'patiently' wait for what ever douche bag is deciding what kind of yogurt to buy.

And by the way... sometimes I'm as patient as my mother, or husband for that matter.

So, with all of my items hastily selected, I am pulling into the checkout lane and this older lady, all fluffed out with her skorts on, cute gold slip ons, and nicely manicured bouffant champagne hair doo, whips in front of me to grab herself a coke from the impulse item cold drink refrigerator strategically placed in the check out lane.  This causes me to schreech on the brakes and reverse my cart which causes the wheel to go over my flip flopped foot, and run over my bunion.  *Cuss* (not out loud... in my head)

I. Cussing. Hate. Kroger!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Bunny did WHAT???

Last Sunday Mike and I went to brunch with my cousin Kiki and her beau, Trey.  We went to Ozona, which has this thing called 'Bloody Mary Bar'.  What 'Bloody Mary Bar' is, is a buffet set up with all the Bloody Mary fixins, including Bloody Mary mix, V-8's (for those of us watching our sodium intake, like myself), horseradish, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, celery, pickled okra, pickles, green onions (which my husband calls chives), jalapenos, shrimp, and more stuff I can't remember.  When you order the Bloody Mary bar, you get a glass with your choice of vodka (Tito's vodka, made in Austin, for us) and then take said glass of vodka and ice to the bar and fix your own custom made Bloody Mary!  How fun!  

This is Trey's custom made Bloody Mary!  WOW! (I forgot to mention they had carrots at the bar).

This is Mike's custom made Bloody Mary!

I had no idea you could shove so many things into a Bloody Mary!  We only had one 'cause I had lots of studio moving things to do last Sunday!

During the rest of my Sunday, I moved all of my books, paints, things, stuff, and book shelves into my new, coming along, studio.  It was a busy day filled with reminiscing while looking at old photographs, my own photos plus photos my parents have given me of when they were young and I was merely an embryo.

Apparently, this is my father after his bachelor party.  I took a picture of this picture to humiliate my dad.  It worked.  He texted me later in the day wondering where the *cuss* I had found this picture!  Ha Ha!

So, the week goes on... busy with meetings and getting ready for AP exams.  Nothing too exciting.

On my way home from work last week I found this in my neighbor's yard.  I had to turn around and take a picture 'cause it is just WRONG!!!  I showed the picture to Mike and he said, 'It's the Easter Bunny holding an egg'.  Hmmm.

That's not what I see in this picture.

So, I showed my girlfriend at school.  She agreed with me!

It's the Easter Bunny *cussing* an egg!  HA HA HA!

Gives a new meaning  to *cuss* like a rabbit!

Happy Early Easter, Y'all!


Friday, April 1, 2011

april fools!

I like April Fools Day!

Sometimes I try to make the most awesome prank... This year I had the best idea!

My dearest cousin, Krystal, lives on my way to work-out and I had this great idea to do something to her on my way to work-out in the morning which is about 6:45 am.  She certainly wouldn't be up at that un-godly hour and it would be dark outside.  Sweet!

Then... I called my doctor earlier this week to schedule my blood work.  The only time they could schedule me was at 9:15 am.  This is after fasting from midnight last night.  Oh crap.  If I go work out, then check in at school, then go to my exam, which will take forever, by the time I ate I would be a raging bitch.  Scrap plan #1.  Go to Plan #2.

Plan was to get at a leisurely time of 6:30, not eat anything or drink coffee, just water, check in at school, go to doctor, eat something, and go decorate Krystal's house after that since I have a conference period from 10:30 to 12:00.

All is going well... I go to the party place and get yard signs that say 'It's a Girl!!!', plus several balloons! I eat something, and go by Krystal's house... she's there!  Oh no!!!  Crap!  Gotta go by after school and hope she's not there!

Enter my friend, and gallery person at school, Jen.  Jen was supposed to bring Krystal some Plexiglas for her new art show coming up.  Perfect... I can bring it (the Plexiglas)  to her house and since she'd be out until around 7, this gives me some time to do it right.

Soooo..... After school I go over to Krystal's house with the Plexiglas, my 'It's a Girl' signs, and my poor deflated ass balloons.  To my horrors, Trey is there with FRIENDS!!! Ho NO!!!  What do I do!?!?!

I deliver the Plexiglas... and stealthily stick one of the signs in the corner of her yard.  The ground is hard as cement so the sign is crooked.  I tie the pathetic balloons onto Trey's jeep, and took a couple sorry pictures.  I didn't want his company to wonder what Krystal's crazy cousin is doing to their yard.

This is my stealth photo from my car.

OK... I crept up a little closer to get a better shot... not too good.

Pathetic balloons... one which popped before I could drive off...

Ugh... So I did it.  Not as grand as I had envisioned.  Oh well...

I still have one sign left.


Oh Tiff... I wonder how long it will take her to find this in her yard!  LOL!

Ha Ha HA!!!

So later... about 7:25, I get a text from Krystal...

Says she, "It's a girl you snake!!!  I'm laughing my ass off!  Sure our Baptist neighbor loves it!"

Says We, "Whatever are you talking about???"

and... "April Fools!  Here's to Miss Honeycutt!"

Happy April Fools, Y'all!

He He He!


Pay dirt!  HA HA HA!!!