just for fun

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

rummage sale

our church had a rummage sale/bake sale this past weekend. andrew and i slaved away all friday night making baked goodies (we didn't have anything interesting to donate to the rummage sale part). i made an apple pie. andrew made chocolate cookies with white chips. and i made my favorite cupcakes (which are actually brownie bottoms, cookie tops, and icing to layer them).

as much as i love making cupcakes, i really adore making little flags for them to wear. these, since they were going to the church sale, say: UMC (united methodist church), desert spring (name of the specific church), wesley rocks (wesley founded the methodist church), open hearts, open doors, open minds (our moto), and other methodisty sorts of things. i didn't stick around to the end to see all my cupcakes go to good homes, but i'm sure they did.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

my nine names

a coworker sent this to me and we sat around comparing names and sharing a few laughs instead of otherwise being very hard at work...



2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle.)


3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color and favorite animal)

gray cat

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME:( your middle name and street you live on/or neighborhood if it's a number)

martin charleston

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)


6. YOUR SUPERHERO/CRIMINAL NAME: (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite drink).

pink soda

7. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of your last name, 1st letter of your last name, 3rd letter of your dads name, 1st letter of a siblings first Name, and last letter of your moms middle name)


8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (parents middle names).

rae david

9. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets).

black zoe

i've also seen equations for my stripper name (street you grew up on and your first pet? or maybe the other way around). what i'd really like to know is my pirate name.

Friday, September 19, 2008

mini hot browns

From Wiki:

A Hot Brown is a hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. It was one of two signature sandwiches created by chefs at the Brown Hotel shortly after its founding in 1923. It was created to serve as an alternative to late-night suppers offered elsewhere. The Hot Brown is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce and baked or broiled until the bread is crisp and the sauce begins to brown. Many Hot Browns also include ham with the turkey, and either pimentos or tomatoes over the sauce. After its debut, it quickly became the choice of ninety-five percent of the customers to the Brown Hotel's restaurant. The "cold brown" was baked chicken or turkey, hard-boiled egg, lettuce and tomato open-faced on rye bread, and covered with Thousand Island dressing. It is rarely served anymore.

so basically a hot brown is bread, turkey, bacon, all covered with a cheesy sauce and then maybe a tomato on top of that. it's bad for you. and a cold brown is a sandwich that no one really ever liked and most people have now never heard of or knew existed. we wanted to serve hot browns at the derby party in may but it is not really a dish that lends itself to finger fooding. what is it, necessity is the mother of all invention?

our cute mini hot browns:


french bread, sliced

deli turkey

already cooked bacon

jar of alfredo

roma tomatos, sliced

on a cookie sheet, layer your bread slices. pile on turkey and tomato taste. dribble on some sauce. place a bacon piece on top. broil until toasty. these were a hit because they are simple, tasty, and cute. enjoy!

Monday, September 15, 2008

have you been to an 'everything is 99cents' store lately?

its the grocery section of the everything is 99cents store that is interesting. the rest of the store is mostly random cheap socks and household items. i was amazed at the number of truely random things that i found in the grocery section. also at the number of horrifying food items available for purchase. however, there were a couple of gems to be found. in particular this cute fella:

i also found a can of mangos. so with my can of mangos and my mango syrup, we made mango pancakes this weekend. i guess i'm a really cheap date. andrew and i had a great time on less than $2.

Friday, September 05, 2008

i can't tell you how much i miss minigolf

i guess its just way to hot here to have minigolf. though you'd think that at least one of the strip casinos would have an indoor course.

a coworker sent me this link and while it's not the same as the real deal, it is quite a bit of fun.

online minigolf

Monday, September 01, 2008


so there i was, no lie...true story...

i was driving along on saturday, minding my own business...when this pontiac bonneville passed us...

i have never in my life wished to own a video recording cell phone until saturday. i assure you, this vehicle was actually in motion on the highway, yes, with both a fridge and a wash machine somehow jammed into the trunk. i don't know what the owners of the vehicle did with the top of the trunk, nor do i know if they realized the number of cars that nearly wrecked into or near them as they were driving (hence the desire for a video recorder).

of special note, none of the devices have their actual lids attached. you can see inside the washing tub, so no lid there. you can see the fridge lid packed to the left of everything. and no one knows where the trunk lid might possibly be.

and it really just doesn't get less ridiculous the more you look at it...it's like an appliance turduckhen (which is an andrew type of dish, and while i like meat, i think it sounds absurdly grotesque).