Sunday, April 23, 2006

Spring Beauty

Yesterday was bbbeautiful! We went on a wee antique shop tour in Ogden, Utah, then dug up a few old bottles in the back of someone's house up there. Ivan asked for permission first. Promise! Anyway, I stayed in the car until he found the privy in the backyard. Overheard by the people in the front of the house, "Hey, what's that guy looking for in the back yard?"
"Antique bottles."
To which she replied, "Do we have any back there??"
"No."
I think they thought Ivan was just going to rummage through the garbage on the top of the grass. Most people in ooooold ooooold houses don't even know they have antique bottles in the backyard dirt. The old outhouses often held poop...and household refuse. 100+ years later, the poop is gone, but the bottles remain. It's an odd but often lucrative hobby!
The photo to the left is from the backyard. I took it while waiting for the treasures to come out. The flowering trees are at peek bloom right now. Bbbbeauty!

An Ode to My Mixer

I don't "glow" very often about a product, but I really must confess my love for the KitchenAid mixer. We got it as a wedding giftie and I don't believe it's had an idle week since. I always liked my little KitchenAid hand mixer, but until I got the stand mixer from them, I didn't know what I was missing! The power of it all! Making bread is a breeze. Heavy duty cookie doughs are a snap. Even when the dough gets super, duper thick, the mixer grinds through it with ease. It whines a bit more, but never fails to finish the job. You know, I always suspected there was a reason for the price...it's a bit high, but well worth it! My mixer is white. Pretty basic...goes with everything, even my little black dress, but now I see they have 18 colors! I really don't have a reason to rid myself of my current model JUST to get a colored one. I doubt the thing will ever break down. Oh, woe is me. ;-) But seriously, if ya ever want to invest in a tool that will make you seem like *the best* chef evah, get one of these puppies. (Note: I wasn't paid for this endorsement!!)

Friday, April 21, 2006

How fun would this be?!

The Geek Prom in St. Paul, Minnesota. http://www.geekprom.com/ It’s tomorrow night, so go get ready! I’ll be there in spirit!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

"Spy chief says nearly 100,000 Americans working in intelligence"

I read it in the news, so you know it’s true. If that’s true, than roughly 1/1850 working age people works in “intelligence”. I don’t know why, but that strikes me as unusually high. I guess it’s not *that* high when you figure there’s 1 attorney for every 300 citizen regardless of age. YIKES!   

Monday, April 17, 2006

Weather Report

Yesterday was beautiful. 75 degrees. Sunny. A little windy, but just gorgeous, gorgeous. Today, it’s about 35ish and SNOWING. And the snow is sticking. *pout* Get me off this weather rollercoaster! In other news, I have to share a picture of our newest little lamb on our farm. I call him PandaLamb, for obvious reasons. Isn’t it the cutest thang?!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Chicken Toes

I'm just not brave enough to give this taste treat a try even if it is the cheapest thing on the menu. I spotted this on an order sign at a place in Delta, Utah. Maybe I'm living in the dark ages, but is this becoming a common fast food offering?!

Friday, April 14, 2006

"Strangers WILL Hurt You"

I overheard a woman telling her 2ish year old daughter that while at the post office. It’s a guarantee. PROMISE! CERTAINLY, we were going to kill her, but thought better of it as the line started to move.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Bunch of Old Stuff

I put up a bunch of my original photo collections back on the main page of my site: http://www.catay.com/

Snoopy, Charlietown, Fat Chick’s Right to Bare Arms, etc.  Thought some of ya might like to  know.