Monday, August 31, 2009

Today is Riding Skirt Day

In 1909 at Saratoga, New York, Mrs. Adolph Ladenburg introduced the split riding skirt
for horseback riding by women. Thank you, Mrs. Ladenburg!

"Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."

-- J. K. Rowling

I may have to make me a bag or two...I've got a brown faux-suede dress that is wanting to be repurposed. I think this would be perfect!

If you're afraid of bugs, don't look at this. Genetically I must be a male, they don't scare me.

I was in college with her at UT. You know, in case you care.

Interview....let's flub it up!

So hard to read but great information to give someone who wants their cat to have "just one litter."

Clear up your sinuses with tongue tricks. I've got a tongue trick...

FREEBIES: Kashi sample.

YUMMY: This won't fly at my house but sounds good...Whole Wheat Pizza Dough for the grill.

CRAFTIES: Bath Bombs, Pattern ideas for my soon-to-be-here Grandson! Cute idea for patching jeans - my son wouldn't have appreciated it as much as he did the way I repaired the seat of his jeans. I'm thinking I should've done this across the butt! Cute monkey pattern and pretty fabric! Fun school bags....why wasn't I designing things like this when I was in school? I coulda been so cool. I just ordered this kit in a mint green....oh, what a beauty! I hope they ship out soon so I can get started on it for TGB (Tiny GrandBaby).

I love this "Vanishing Austin" poster. I've been in love with Austin since February of 1982.

Hook 'em - this Saturday!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Today is the birthday of Mo the Manatee

Mo the Manatee, once housed at Parker Manatee Aquarium, was rescued as an orphaned calf on August 28, 1994, in Crystal River in Florida. After 3 releases and multiple recaptures over many
years, Mo finally became a rehab success story!

"I think that at some point in your life you realize you don't have to worry if you do everything you're supposed to do right. Or if not right, if you do it the best you can... what can worry do for you? You are already doing the best you can."

-- Joe Namath

Absolutely horrible...I read a book about a similar kidnapping. Shocking, to say the least.

Check out the first picture on this blog....yes, that is a naked butt on the right. That looks to me like Leslie Cochran - an infamous vagrant of Austin who also ran for mayor twice. Google him...he's well known (in this area) for his thongs and bikini tops. Any wonder the slogan is "Keep Austin Weird"?

YUMMY: Did I ever tell you that I want to be buried in mushrooms because I love them so much? Check this out! That's and OMG YUM! Speaking of yum, I so wanna try this Blueberry cake. I don't grow zucchini but I do love are some great recipes and ideas. The crepes and the pancakes look yum! Pasta with Savoy Cabbage -I sooo wanna make this!

FREEBIES: Don't ever say I didn't give you some love --- get your Love condoms here. Honey nut Cheerios sample and coupon.

Ted Kennedy's D.C. home....what fun to peak into their lives...

Enjoy your weekend...we're headed to west Texas for my birthday. $69 for the best room in the town ~ big spender this weekend. LOL Yeehaw! Hook 'em!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Today is the anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Pact

The Kellogg-Briand Pact, which was signed in 1928 in Paris, France, renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy. Itprovided for peaceful resolutions to disputes.

"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."

-- Bill Gates

Happy story: Motola gets a new leg!

Sounds good but I don't like food stuck in my teeth in the morning! Betty Crocker offers gluten-free!

Guess he'll never make it on Survivor.

Look what they're offering at our Central Market! I hope hubby wants to do this!

BARGAINS: Ann Taylor Dresses for under $5 - not suitable for these jugs :-(

FREEBIES: Eos Lip Balm Ball, Fancy Feast Appetizer

SOON - football season! Hook 'em!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Today is the birthday of the International Hockey Hall of Fame

The International Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Toronto, Ontario, on August 26, 1961. Trivia fans: A hockey puck is 1 inch thick, 3 inches in diameter and weighs about 6 ounces. The speed of a puck hit by the best shooters travel at slightly more than 100 miles per hour.

"Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made."

-- Robert H. Schuller

I love Engrish :-)

The second most annoying "thing" in my life is stoopid people....well, now I know where they learn their skills.

Is this not the cutest pet video EVER? Maybe I can get a kitty!

YUMMY: Doughnut Muffins, Brown Sugar Cookies.

CREATIVES: Rice bag feet warmers, Old-fashioned apron, roundup of outdoor showers.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Aspray? How about a shower instead?

YUMMY: Check out this cornbread recipe and all the other good food :-) 65 days of triple digit heat here in central TX, I need to grow okra.

FREEBIES: Free tee shirt,

BARGAIN: Southern Living currently has a $5/year subscription. I loved this magazine years ago.

CRAFTIES: Stitch Wars, Update on my crocheting project - I'm about a third of the way through the wool afghan and with the help of Mr. 9yo grandson, all of the yarn is wound into cakes. Phew...thought I'd never get it all wound. Once I get the afghan completed, this will free up a bin that sits in my home office. I plan on throwing it through a hot water cycle and fulling it somewhat so I have made it wider than normal and will make it extra long. Should be softer after that, too. It'll be pretty. I get about 2 rows completed every evening -- this is a treat for me after I've worked out and done a chore from the list. Judge (our cockatiel) sits on R- next to me and he likes to crawl around on my work and nibble at the yarn. I'm sure he smells the lanolin.
I want this blouse in adult size, please?! I love these bags - I may need to make me one or two.

A&E now has a Hoarders show....I might have to watch this on hulu....not sure why I am interested in this issue.

Coop ideas....what fun! I could tell you a funny story about the name of this shop... Moo and Ju's studio.... I love this appetizer idea... Fun post-its...

Soon football season will be upon us...just like the eyes of Texas are upon you....hook 'em!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Today is Hawaii Admission Day

On August 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. Trivia fans: Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii. And... from east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

-- Nelson MandelaWhat a beautiful Ruthie kitty....gotta love her name "Eleanor".

Funny but I can see this leading to hate very quickly...

Resume help and storage. It looks like I may be waiting to buy new appliances - rebates are on the way!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today is the birthday of...

...Al Roker, TV weatherman (1954), and Don King, boxing promoter (1931). Happy birthday,
Al and Don!

"The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others."

-- Dag Hammarskjold

This is why we don't do drugs...and I would've been the one to start this rule!

CREATIVES: Cardboard creations - just roll over the name to see the item, punch needle - I love it and inherited my Mom's stock of colored yarn. Fun and mindless. Fabric shades...I so need to make these for my bathroom. Pretty doily - why am I so fascinated with doilies? Tutu tutorial...if only my family made girls.

INTERESTING: Birth order, transform your computer pics to black/white - English is top right,

FOOD: I love Cajun food! Speaking of raising chickens...

CONSUMERISM: Expose the fine print! Online coupon blogs: 1 and 2. Check out this "up to 50% cashback" from Bing! Something I need to read yet but is about earning frequest flier miles.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today is Bambi's Birthday

The animated movie "Bambi" premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on this date in 1942. It was released nationwide the next day. Also, today is the birthday of Thumper, the rabbit.

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes."

-- William James

Blueberries cake ~ It makes a delicious dense cake chock full of blueberries.

1 pint fresh or frozen blueberries
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
2. Rinse, drain, and dry the fresh blueberries. If you are using the frozen berries , no need to thaw.
3. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
4. In your mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Add the eggs, one by one, then the vanilla.
5. Add 2 cups of the flour mixture to the batter.
6. Dredge the blueberries with the remaining flour. I use a large re-sealable plastic bag for this, tossing the berries in the flour.
7. Stir in the coated blueberries and remaining flour into the batter. Transfer the batter to the pan.
8. Bake the cake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Today is the anniversary of Hurricane John

In 1994, Hurricane John formed off the coast of Mexico on August 11th, traveled over 4,000 miles while passing south of Hawaii, and finally petered out south of the Aleutian Islands on September 9th. It was the longest-lived hurricane in recorded history. Yikes!

"Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking."

-- Stephen Hawking

FREEBIES: $35 Coupon booklet (Dawn, etc.), Nutland Crunch Sample, Somersault Snacks, Dog Sleeping Bag.

That's all I've got, just back from the coast so lots to do at work. Hook 'em!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Today is Motion Sickness in Space Day

In 1961, cosmonaut Gherman Titov, who became the second Russian in space as he orbited Earth 17 times aboard Vostok 2, also experienced the first case of motion sickness in space.

"The past does not define you, the present does."

-- Jillian Michaels

Gotta love Sesame Street! 1K Awesome Things

Hoarding expo, yikes!

YUMMY: Breakfast popovers,

SHAME: on Sportman's Warehouse!

CRAFTIES: Myriad - I think I gotta make me one. And a hat for the impending new grandbaby.Headed to the beach until Monday --- hook 'em!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Today is Oldest Goldfish Day

In 1999, Tish, the world's oldest known captive goldfish, died at the age of 43. Tish was first won at a fair by 7-year-old Peter Hand in 1956 and went on to live with Peter's parents until he was found dead at the bottom of his fish tank in 1999.

"You can do so much in 10 minutes' time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity."

-- Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA

FREEBIES: Iams Cat Food

Monday, August 3, 2009

Today is Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh Day

In 1963 (that year rocks!), comedian Allan Sherman released his greatest novelty hit, "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh," which presented a humorous look at summer camp life from the perspective of a child.

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."

-- B.B. King

INTERESTING: Tools inmates have handcrafted for escape - I loved the Huntsville Prison Rodeo and their display.

HEALTH: Free Pasta, Healthy Energy Drink

FREEBIES: 3D glasses

We took our nephew to the UT Co-op and then a tour around campus. He was in heaven and we enjoyed the trip. Nice weekend field trip. Hook 'em!