Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Christmas Shopping: Who Can Use a Stamp?

Having fun doing early online Christmas shopping. Came across this craftlike object:

I can think of a few times over my career that I could have used this :-D.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

iPod My Baby

Just in time for Christmas, these iPod onesies:

Don't worry, not trying to say anything indirectly. Just thought this was really funny and cute.

No More Eyebrows

I have a semi-serious habit of tugging at my eyebrows when thinking hard. I swear I'm going to have bald patches in my eyebrows before the semester is over. Since I don't feel a compulsion to do it and don't eat the hair, I feel safe that I don't have Trichotillomania. I always thought of it as something that made you go bald (on your head), but apparently it can affect eyelashes, eyebrows and even underarm and pubic hair. Oh my lord!! I think even the blogger is speechless on that one. Back to studying...

in a minute. I can't resiste a quote from one of the many success stories. Here is a suggestion on how to stop pulling your hair. I think she means something more spiritual than laying a hairball at God's ankles:

1. Lay trichotillomania down at the feet of the Lord. Leave it there and don't pick it up again.

Here is my favorite affirmation from Millie's story:

"This is my hand, which God created for good." " I am in control of it and I don't have to let it raise to my head, to pull out my hair, just because an urge tells it to do so." "My hand will follow God and not an urge."

Reading the site for three minutes has sufficiently scared me out of touching my eyebrows. Okay, now back to studying... I mean it this time.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Turducken, Andouille...

I just learned about a cajun dish I'm not sure I'll ever try to make and maybe not even eat: turducken. It's a chicken in a duck in a turkey and it all gets cooked together:

You can buy them online from Cajun Specialty Foods. If you've had one, I'd love to know what you thought.

I'm always up for Andouille sausage. My favorite place to get it (served to you vs. shipped) is Bud's Louisiana Food Shoppe. Although I have stopped drinking coffee myself, their Cafe au Lait is to die for. I also recommend their Po Boys and the bread pudding - which they swear is made with freshly sliced bread.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Weird Intersection: Trolls and Fireflies

Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie have a weird intro on their site featuring the star of "Firefly". I must be proof that they have similar or overlapping demographics. No Ven diagram today, kids.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

(Red Raspberry Sound Here)

Going cross-eyed staring at the walls.

I worked on my felt Christmas tree, cleaned up, watched a movie, researched new quick bread recipes, read my e-mail, mostly caught up on blogs, read all my favorite news sites and even my second favorite ones. I suppose any normal person would head to bed about now.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Unstoppable Lasagna Takes Down Security Force

Bad lasagna fells security forces at Americas Summit

"The massive security force deployed by Argentina for an Americas-wide presidential summit this week suffered its first glitch on Wednesday -- food poisoning. At least 70 federal police officers guarding the beach resort hotel where U.S. President George W. Bush and others will meet were overcome by diarrhea and vomiting after dining on lasagna at a nearby hotel late on Tuesday, police commissioner Daniel Rodriguez told local radio."

Legend of the Pickle

Searching for Christmas crafts, I came across one to make your own Christmas Pickle ornament:

Apparently there is an urban legend about the supposed German myth:

But the biggest problem with the German pickle (saure Gurke) tradition is that no one in Germany has ever heard of it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ultimate Sandwich

Ultimate Sandwich, originally uploaded by baglady.

The best part of Spanglish was the DVD extra describing the sandwich Adam Sandler makes as a late night snack in the movie. (Well, to be fair... there were some other good points in the movie.) I skipped the cheese. Here's my version:

Lightly toasted good bread. Small amount of mayo. Fresh tomato and lettuce. Crisp bacon. A fried egg or two. Fried in butter, people!

A BLT or even a BLTA (Avocado) is good already, but not quite filling enough for dinner. The fried egg makes it a more manly BLT. I want to try a BLT with basil instead of lettuce. Don't think that would work well with eggs though.

Lady Hazard

My face is covered with sea kelp.