Saturday, July 30, 2011

ASOS hair accessory

ASOS hair accessory   (see more headbands hair accessories)


I don't think I could pull it off.....but I like this fascinator. I might get out one of my stretched-out-of-shape-from-being-worn-too-many-times headbands and see what I can make myself (decorating it might keep it on my head).

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Make your own gummy worms. The worms in this recipe are dual-flavored...orange and raspberry.

Coffee.....

---Arcadia Cafe. Specialty coffee, fine pastries,desserts. Just opened. I hope eventually the cheesecakes can be ordered online. I know the owner and I have tasted a cheesecake that uses the same recipe....the BEST cheesecake I have ever tasted. Ames,Iowa. (Menu)






---Barista Exchange. "The world's premiere online community for the specialty coffee industry." I have been a member since around the start of Barista Exchange. :-)
---Barnabas Christian Coffeehouse. Random fact about me...Barnabas is my favorite saint (he is "The Encourager").
---Bean Town. Coffeehouse and bakery. Sierra Madre, CA.
---Fairly Grounded Coffee and Tea. There is a Vegetarian Breakfast Panini on their menu. The Vegan Meatloaf Sandwich might be interesting to try.
---Kona Lisa Coffee
---Sweet Maria's. Excellent source of info for a home barista setup.

---The Scale of Starbucks

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tomorrow is Beatrix Potter's birthday.

Thursday Thirteen.....

1. The world we live in:
-----2 times in the past month, I have visited a place where there was a shooting shortly thereafter. Scary.
-----There are a lot of people living in their storage places??
-----"The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading."

2. THANK YOU:
Thank you to Hungry Hobo for the awesome light dinner. This Quad Cities and Galesburg restaurant chain ran a promo recently for a free regular sized sandwich. Pictured above is Husband's sandwich. I had a turkey-ham-provolone with tomatoes,mayo,lettuce and onions. We shared a pop.
---Afterwards, we went window shopping at a video game store and idea shopping for replacing the broken car stereo at Best Buy (cheaper than Walmart but you can find usually find whatever cheaper online). Several years ago, we used to buy things at Best Buy but it is expensive and by the time you rack up "points" the points have expired.

3. RECALL:
Dollar Tree (and various stores with similar names) are having a votive recall.
---I could not easily find a recall section on the Dollar Tree website (if there is a recall section). I have Twittered and Facebooked asking them about this.


4. COMPLAINTS DEPARTMENT:
-----I guess I am the only one annoyed by Facebook's "Sponsored Story" feature. Or the only one still complaining about it.
-----Google is supposedly going to delete all non-public profiles at the end of the month!
-----All the stuff one has to go through to post from the Huffington Post onto Twitter is annoying.
-----The "Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition" is on Blue Ray. We don't have a Blu Ray player. I am wondering if it is available in other formats....it would be nice if the commercial would let us know this somewhere.

5. Events:
-----"Slutwalk" is refocusing conversations on rape.
-----Farm Aid 2011 artists announced. I would like to see Mellencamp again and I have never seen Willie Nelson perform.

6. Burglar enjoys meal at city hall. Should be interesting to explain about the pictures on the wall when he has to go to court.

7.


8. GOOGLE PLUS:
-----Google's Plus 1 Button is already more widespread than Twitter's Tweet Button.

9. SURPRISING:
Brooke Shields as Morticia

10. FOOD:
Benihana chicken art. I have never been to a Benihana.

11. I LIKE:
-----I like that I am now seeing lane closure and detour info on Mapquest.

12. MY UNCLE PASSED AWAY THIS MONTH. He was a very, very kind man. If you see this and want to, do something kind for someone else in memory of him and those like him....I would like that a lot.

13. Number 13 was an episode of Hell's Kitchen...temporarily removed for now as Hulu seems to be causing loading issues.

PARTICIPATE IN THURSDAY THIRTEEN :-)

Monday, July 18, 2011

-----Sent for a new Wear Red Day pin. I think mine was either stolen (with some other jewelry) or fell off when I was wearing it at some point. My Mother had a silent heart attack a while back and a few other loved ones have/had heart problems.
Get your own FREE pin. :-)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Target's "Sample Spot." Right now they are offering free samples of Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

-----If part of your Twitter profile is to tell everyone that you are addicted to sex, I will be blocking you.
-----We still need to make this version of Sopa de Fideo con Pollo. I will take the chicken out to thaw.
-----List of The Beatles' instruments. I am interested in Challen pianos lately (a piano maker in London since 1804).
-----Just got back from vacation. Visited with some wonderful people and met some wonderful people. :-)
-----The JCPenney card has a 26.99% interest rate. No thank you.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

-----500th child dies in a hot car. :-(
-----Something I would never have thought of.....babies in sex shops. One thing that springs to mind for me is that a lot of these shops are in really bad neighborhoods.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

-----jetBlue is having a One-Day Sale.  I wish I had the money as there is at least one vacation on here that I would find interesting.
-----Bavarian Roasted Pork in Dark Beer Sauce (recipe). It is a little above the cooking skills that I am comfortable with right now...but I will likely try this at some point. :-)
-----I enjoy going to zoos and plan to visit a nice petting zoo in August (among the things I am excited about are the zonkey and the zorse). I will be hesitant to visit Central Park Zoo in New York City anytime soon.....considering that there were two deaths (one an infant) from falling tree branches last year.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

"What Would Michelle Eat?"...a free childrens' story online. It is more suitable for when a child understands roleplaying (child has a doll and the child is the "Mommy"....Michelle's real life Mommy is the grandmother in the story).
Oh my God, I just read that a lady allegedly killed her baby in a microwave! I need to get this picture out of my head. Really wondering about the world right now. Apparently, there have been a few other cases like this.
From the comments:
---Someone recalled that they may have read the reason given for this was that she had an argument with the father.
---A reader speculated that the mother might have post-partum depression.
---I just couldn't come up with anything to title this post. Sad.

:-)



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