Thursday, April 30, 2009

Making Meal Planning More Fun

Wait, when was it ever fun? I don't know. How about never.

But this almost has me convinced that it could be fun.


Give it a whirl. I think I will.

*Picture comes from her.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Wonder...

if anyone else responds 'you're welcome' out loud when they open their chocolateymilkgoodness after reading the label that says
"Thank You For Choosing Land O Lakes Milk"?

Because I *just might* be the kind of person who does that.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

13 Years Difference Isn't THAT Much.

17 Again. Hit or Miss? I'd say HIT. I'd even say HIT OUTTA DA PARK. In short, I loved it.

  • Slow motion of Zac walking into high school in a leather jacket and sunglasses.
  • Hearing the audience (tweens) sigh and moon over this 21 year old.
  • Funny, light hearted movie.
  • Hilarious side kick roommate for Zac.
  • Chastity was encouraged. Zac was giving a lecture to a bunch of girls on waiting and finding the right person. They swooned.
  • Zac's love of older women in real life.
  • Zac was a pretty darn good actor and did well in comedic situations.
  • On the way to the movie V and I stopped at a gas station for treats. Two older rough looking men were behind the counter and we told them we were going to see Zac Efron. Blank stares ensued.
  • There was zero singing in this movie.
  • There was zero Vanessa Hudgens.


  • Chandler playing the older Zac. Eww. Zac and the mom had more chemistry than they did (observation by V).
  • Not enough Zac (ok, I'm totally kidding).
  • Wayyyy too much armpit hair for me to handle.
  • Zac's character practiced the opposite of what he preached.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Pajama Hug

Little girl in red pajamas.
All cozy, soft and warm.
With twinkley eyes, sleepy twinkley eyes,
I watch her wrap her little arms around my neck
And scoop her up like a blanket on a cold night.

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Pseudo Baby

A little guy after my own heart.... he laughs at the word "butt".

Brings to mind another episode, though filled with unreal people (thanks Mom).

Thursday, April 23, 2009


When you Google the word "Fringe", you get a couple of options:

But what I really wanted was
and especially This....

Sigh.... he's almost better than a Diet Coke Lime. *Almost.

Because WHO WOULDN'T Want an iPhone Birthday Cake.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Really Do Want World Peace

A blog that references cookies AND Groundhog day (one of the best movies of all times) = good fun.

I made these World Peace cookies over at Reva's house. Jeff decided to have one. His exact words: These are really chocolaty. Man, these are too chocolaty.

Let me inform my dear readers about the time he came over for Sunday dinner when he and Reva were first dating. Here's the conversation.

Mom: Sorry about the mashed potatoes. They are kind of lumpy aren't they?
Jeff: Yeah...but that's ok.
Marla: Ohmygawsh! You did not just say that!

Now we all just laugh about it. And bring it up from time to time to torture him. It's super fun.

On another cookie, I mean note, Jana recently went to Utah to visit my darling pregnant Emily and her studmuffin husband Dan. I stumbled across this post that showed the most. delicious. cookies. ever! I sent them on a little treasure hunt. They conquered and brought some home for me. They were gone in about 2.5 seconds. Click here to order. Sadly, it's much cheaper to fly out there and get them yourself. Dangitalltoheck.

I would post a picture of what they looked like when they were going into my mouth, but it all happened so fast. Next time. Until then, dear SmartCookie**, I will dream of you.

**What kind of dumb name is that? SmartCookie? That's the best you could come up with? Areyoucrappingme?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Word of the Day: Brought to You by the Letter "C"

Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): clob·bered; clob·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\
Date: circa 1943
1: to pound mercilessly ; also : to hit with force
2 a: to defeat overwhelmingly

Jake: WHY did you put me in time-out?
Marla (lying on the couch): Because you just clobbered Chloe.
Jake: Well I'm going to clobber you right off that couch.

Marla: I think I'll be getting up now...

I Just Can't Help Myself

Anyone want to go through a drive-through with me? I've got the guitar.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Good Ol Abe

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my
greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is
always right.”
-Abraham Lincoln

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sound Matters

Check it out. All these famous beautiful people, spokesmen for Starkey and healthy hearing.

Yet I've never met a single one.
There's always next year's Gala. I could sneak in in a waiter uniform and serve celebs some water chestnuts wrapped in bacon (I hear those are good). I'll let you know how that goes. Possibly blogging from jail. In the meantime, I'll just look at the picture of the boy that Felicity let get away (moron!).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Know Why the New York Bird Sings

If you don't like the following things, New York is not for you:
  • germs (self-explanatory in a city with a zillion people
  • people begging on the subway (especially the guy who traps you on a ride for 20 minutes, pacing up and down, making sheep noises when you don't give him any money)
  • rats (they like to eat the food on the tracks)
  • not having your own car (germs, it's all about germs)
  • money ($$$$$$$$ everywhere - either lack or surplus)
  • rain boots (a must when you take the subway)
  • if you can't read a map (um yeah, couldn't find FAO Schwartz)
  • food (instead of churches on every corner, note the bakeries of all sizes)
  • But... if you like these things then maybe New York could be for you:

    • cupcakes
    • the park
    • variety in the weather
    • daffodils
    • fun trendy restaurants with swings inside
    • chocolate desserts
    • graffiti
    • bikes
    • movie locations (post coming soon... hint: you've... got... _______

    Monday, April 13, 2009

    I Know What's Been Missing!

    Random-ness. That is what's been missing from my blog. Here's the comeback.

    There's nothing better than a 6 dollar and 24 cent dress from Target. No Siree. Oh wait, yes there is. It's when you tell people you got your dress for 6 dollars and 24 cents. Awww snap!

    No matter how much money you save, it doesn't make sense to buy two gallons of milk for 3.29. It ends up in the sink, down down down the drain.

    Since when did it become less expensive to buy a new vacuum instead of getting the little filter that goes inside aforementioned vacuum. Vultures.

    I still haven't put together a PowerPoint presentation from my Israel trip. Too. Many. Pictures. It stresses me out.

    I like to blog about random things.

    Target has very cute aprons for 14.99. If I wore a pretty dress when I cooked in the kitchen, I might actually care about protecting it. But since I like to cook in a) my bathrobe b) my PJS or c) my disco diva oufit, it just really doesn't pay.

    The only way I am ever getting on a plane again is if I have my own personal turbo-jet. And onlyif they serve me at least two packs of peanuts. Because really, how is six peanuts enough for one person.

    I hope that Facebook starts charging people money for its services. Then I can finally deactivate my account for good. And then do something else for good.

    Whoever invented squishy baby legs is a genius.

    No matter how many lipglosses I already have, there are still lonely ones begging me to buy them. Especially the flavored ones. Hello my darling vanilla cake batter lip smacker, I LUV you.

    I really need to post about my NYC trip but again, too. many. pictures.

    I love Spring. Hearing the birds, seeing blue sky, and rolling down the windows makes me euphoric.

    Teeniebopper movies make me happy. I will embrace the stigma that comes with loving these types of movies. Cheeseballs unite!

    Thursday, April 9, 2009

    They Said What?

    My favorite thing in entertainment magazines is to read about the latest silly things some of the celebs have said. It an easy way to get your kicks.

    Today I have two quotes from my lovely parents. You don't need to outsource for funny lines when you have parents like mine.

    Mom: How did the doctor visit go?

    Marla: I just got my tenatus shot.

    Mom: Ok, you're good to go for 10 years then, step on all the rusty nails you want, Love you lots.

    Marla: I'm going to NYC.

    Dad: I have some advice for you.

    Marla: What.

    Dad: Reel it in, Marla, Reel it in.

    So Mom - tonight I'm going to find an abandoned construction site and walk around barefoot.

    And Dad - I'm working on it. Just one. more. trip. Then I'm done. For reals.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    A Little Mischief...

    Never hurt nobody...

    at least not too much.

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Blessed New York: In the Spring

    I've loved you in Fall, in Summer, and now in Spring. All I have to say is there better be tulips and daffodils in Central Park, Or. Else.

    One word will suffice. SHOPPING! But I can't only say one word about Century 21. How about BEST STORE EVER. How about I got my favorite purse there.
    How about that's where I discovered my Mon-keys. :)

    The ever famous New York city pretzel. They look so good. I've never been brave enough to try one. I've seen the thick pollution that hangs in the air plus I notice the people who are selling them. Maybe I'll be brave enough this time to try one.

    The lovely Manhattan temple. I can't wait to go there again. It's surreal having a temple in an office building. You step off the elevator and into peace and quiet in the middle of the noisy city.

    The MET. Perfect for a rainy Friday in NYC. Plus I can sound really cool when I say "Oh the MET, Essential Art of African Textiles was something else, wasn't it!?"

    Everyone talks about Pink Berry. I have to find out what it is and why it's so worth talking about. I see celebrities eating it in People magazine. Must. Get. To the bottom of this mystery.

    Click here. Sigh. You've got Mail. I know, I'm a sap. Can't help it.

    Why the fur coat you ask? Because last time I was in NYC, this amusing cab driver was passing through Times Square, leaned his head out the window and did a driveby verbal assault to this woman covered in fur "Hey Lady! You think you got enough fur on ya?"

    New York, How I love thee. Let me count the ways.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    Out of the Mouths of Smart-Alecs

    Daddy and Son, having a pre-bedtime conversation on the way up the stairs while Marla is sitting on the couch engrossed in American Idol yet alert enough to catch the following:

    Jeff: Time to go to bed buddy.

    Exasperated Jacob (age 4): Dad, how dumb do you think I am?

    Marla pushes her face into couch pillows to stifle laughter. Jeff rolls eyes heavenward, keeps walking up the stairs without missing a beat, kids still in tow. All in a day's work, right Jeff?