Thursday, July 30, 2009

Funny Fun Fun

Black and whitified.

Try it:

You'll like it.

Or, at the very least, be entertained for five minutes.

P.S. I may have made up some words in this post.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Donny, Oh Donny

I thought my Donny went missing. They took all the pictures down to repaint the walls and then hung up patents (patents! boring patents!).

I paced, back and forth, and wondered what they had done with him. I pictured him sitting in a warehouse somewhere, covered with dust when instead, he could be in my cube, with an admirer to keep an eye on him

However, after complaining to the wireless department about the missing photo, I got a file in my inbox from a co-worker. It was my Donny, and he wasn't missing afterall. He was just hanging on the other side of the wall. But said co-worker told me I should hang onto this jpeg, "just in case they pull a fast one on you". I wholeheartedly agree.

Sigh. So now he's back. And now, I can be completely happy again.

That was a really close call.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

An Innovative Way to Cut Calories

Runner Up:

But if you want real cupcakes... I recommend these. Haven't tried them yet but I plan on licking one the second they open in Minneapolis.

Monday, July 27, 2009

For Dan.


Hiking, reading, sleeping, a wee bit of gift shopping, eating, s'moring, kayaking, fireworkings, more hiking, Dances with Wolves movie watching at 2 a.m. (only if you are lucky) and, in a nutshell, a pretty fun time.

O Shakopee, O Shakopee, Thy Small Town Charm Is A-Maze-Ing

Veteran's Memorial Park. Best park for feeding ducks. Hands down. Plus they have this weird labyrinth stone pattern that is rising up out of the lake like something out of Waterworld. Here's Jacob and Chloe after the duck feeding frenzy.

Derby Days
You know you wanna. We'll have a posse there, running with the bulls, I mean horses. Join us! It's this Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at Canterbury.

I'm sure you've heard of Taste of Minnesota. But, one of my co-workers who is also a fellow lover of Shakopee, told me about THIS.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lucky In Love

Need Headline for Picture

Are you ready? Like really ready.

Ok. here it goes...

I'm sure you guys can come up with some doozies.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Teacher: Your current event, Napoleon.

Napoleon Dynamite: Last week, Japanese scientists explaced... placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Loch Ness to blow Nessie out of the water. Sir Cort Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland's local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our underwater ally.

Nobody can tell me Minnesota isn't exciting.

Things like this happen practically

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BEST (girl scout's honor) Recipe for Banana Bread

in the

My cube neighbor got it from her real neighbor.

I made it.

And now I want to marry it.

Banana bread:
3 bananas (ripe or not)
1/4 cup of sugar
1 egg
4 Tbs olive oil
1 - 1.5 cups of flour (depends on consistency of the batter)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

mash bananas
add sugar
add egg and oil
add flour + salt and soda
pour into pan (well greased with margarine)
bake at 350F for about 50-55 min.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Twi-Tour: The Tour de Shame

I like this photo of all the Twilight junk jewelry and then this girl's goth shoes. Get this. The twilight HAND MODEL was there. She was charging an insane amount of money to get your picture taken with her. Jenny bought a bookmark for $5.00 instead. Take that hand model. She was also selling apple scented sparkly hand lotion. He's dreamy isn't he. I like him better blonde but I'm still not complaining.
The line to get into the auditorium. A day pass was around $25.00. A complete weekend package ranged from 250 - 500. Needless to say, we did not go inside. Evidently a lot of the people from the movie cancelled at the last minute and the fans were furious.
We had to get a picture of the Twi-Tour poster. We neither saw nor met any of these people.
We went into a room where people who actually paid 30 dollars per signature. What really got me about this one can be explained in two words:
hand placement.
This group above was probably the most worthwhile, entertaining thing. That's only if you don't count the two women that probably haven't left their house since the 60's showing up in style with flannel shirts over their over-sized twilight tees. Ow!
The best part: Jenny, Rosalyn and me eating breakfast afterwards. at after walking around the vendor booths and seeing how one book is being exploited beyond recognition.

Hell's Kitchen

Slogan: "Damn good food". (Mom, it's quoting, I'm only quoting)

PS But people, seriously, it really is damn good food!

Monday, July 20, 2009

World's Largest Cupcake

...and I missed it!!! Dangitalltoheck!

The funniest part about this whole article, the icing on the cake if you will, is the comment by a Star & Trib reader:

It's bigger than a cup, therefore it's not a cupcake. The ingredients were added in pounds, not cups; it's NOT A CUPCAKE! It's just a "cake", ok? How idiotic to call this a "cupcake"!! posted by martaban

They make a dessert that could choke a horse and has a zillion calories and this lady has a problem with semantics!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Freaky Friday

This picture freaks me out on so many levels.

Does he wear lip tint? Is his face made of plastic? What prompted him to become a flasher?

Someday I will have answers. Until then, don't think about it too much.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Free Gift? I'm Sold.

This gift came strapped onto
my ALL laundry detergent
from my favorite
just like the going to the ghetto
but a wee bit safer
Big Lots.

Look, I know you all want to
rush out and buy one.
But you can't.
Because I got the last one.
Which, by the way,
would be a miracle if it fit a 4 year old.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cookie Monsters... Or Not.

Marla: Try these cookies guys. They are super good.

Recipe: Add one can of pumpkin into a dark chocolate cake mix. Mix in a cup (or more) of chocolate chips. Add sprinkles for effect. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.

And then I notice this kind of reaction going on in the corner:

Jake and Chloe talking by themselves...
Jake: These cookies are garbage.
Chloe: *giggles*
Jake: Let's call these garbage cookies.
Jake & Chloe: *hysterical giggles*

This is what I get for trying to make them eat their vegetables (yes Reva, pumpkin is a vegetable).

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mill City Farmer's Market Revisited.

Oh what fun we had!

Edible flowers. No kidding. I made a face and Megan said "they are a GREAT idea. You can put them on top of cakes and stuff". And then I agreed because the word "Cake" seems to do that to me.

The market. The cookie/bakery/non food vendors try to outsmart the veggie/fruit vendors. It works every time.

The cupcake people. Sweets Shop is where it's at.
They also sell them through D'Lish.
It's a catering company with
local & organic foods.
I promised them they would be famous
as soon as I posted my blog.
I mean, I'm practically right up there with Oprah.

Whoever invented cupcakes, I love you.

The Cheery Cherry dress! I think I'll learn how to sew.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Freaky Friday

Or sometimes we just do really stupid things and make our lives WAY more complicated than they should be.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Joy of Childbirth (oxymoron?)

Pretty little one.
Why I oughtta...
Yum. Mom's finger tastes mmm mmm good.
And here we have a lovely
before and after.
From this:
To this:
Can't quite wrap my head around it.
Definitely a miracle,
as super gross and weird as it is.
You think God would've come up with
a less gooier/easier way.
But hey, I'm just saying. Because obviously
I can't be knocking the Big Guy on my blog.
It just wouldn't be right.