Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My Fondest Memory of Gerald Ford

...the mocking of him by Chevy Chase in early Saturday Night Live skits. I was young and Chevy Chase falling all over himself while playing the clumsy Pres. Ford was ~the~ funniest thing evah!  I'd like to think that my sense of humor has matured since then, but c'mon, you know it hasn't!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Holidays!

I hope you each have had a good start to the holiday season.

I believe all of my crippy craft, hand-made, super-secret-surprise gifties have been delivered, so it's time for the reveal!

As you can see at the left, my super-secret-surprise gift was the oven mitt. Hopefully, the fact that they don't match the decor is a good thing! I believe it to be that way. Who needs matching crap anyway? Do you remember the cornflower blue goose/duck phase from the 80s? Where seemingly everyone had matching towels, wallpaper, kitschy salt and pepper shakers, etc all with blue geese or ducks with yellow neck bandanas?? If you do, you know we need to break free and celebrate diversity in the kitchen. Or something like that.

The best part about oven mitts is that they're often stored out of sight, so even if you do believe in matchy-matchy, you can make an insanely bright mitt and have it BAM come out BAM once in a while BAM for a shot of BAM color.

I've set up a page with instructions on how to make these (CLICK HERE), if you're so inclined. It really doesn't take long to make and it actually became a bit fun coming up with the prints and colors. You may find it that way...or you may just hate me for getting you involved in such an inane project. In any event, Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Firmicutes - I'm full of 'em!

You'd think they would have called the bacteria "flabby-cutes". :-) Apparently...(well, you know, according to one study, probably brought to you by bacterial culturists or anti-biotic manufacturers) fat people carry more firmicute bacteria than our thin counterparts. Either it causes obesity or fat people just produce more. Either way, it's festive firmicutes to the rescue in third world countries. In any event, go here for more info: http://www.nature.com/nature

Monday, December 11, 2006

Festiveness

If'n you had a flock sheep in the backyard, a clever couple, a fake baby and a graphics program, look at what festiveness you could do!? This is a photo of my hubby's nephew and his wife. She came up with the idea, my hubby took the shot and I provided the lighting with a graphics program. It made for a pretty sweet holiday card for the young upstarts.

Been Crafty

I worked on my super secret holiday giftie sewing blitz this past weekend. I'm planning on doing a full documentation of the project to make a full "how to" page. I always appreciate the craft bloggers who show, step-by-step, details how to make a particular item. Aside from beating your head against a wall, having particularly gifted crafty friends/family, or reading overpriced crafty books are you supposed to know? Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Be Careful What you Tell Missionaries

Be careful what you tell missionaries who come to your home. Apparently discretion isn't taught at the LDS training center. I was stressed out with a work thing and the spanish speaking LDS missionaries came to my door. Not sure why they were canvassing this neighborhood, 'cept maybe trying to gain some newbie tracting experience. They were quizzing me about my religious beliefs...questions for which I really didn't have time to give them a full answer. So, suffice it to say that they left with juicy tidbits of religious gossip from a ~heathen~ like me. What did they do? Well, they went next door and spread said gossip to my neighbor. Finding out that this happened leaves me with an uncomfortably icky taste in my mouth. What can ya do? Plenty, methinks. I have a plan for the next poor missionaries who come to my door and I don't have time to chat. When asking what religion I am, for instance, I will simply state, "Did you see the sheep in back? Well, yes, we raise them for ritual sacrifices. Come June 21st, I will be stripping naked, smearing the blood of one of the innocent lambs across my nubile (hehehehe) body while dancing around the flames of satan. Would you like to come in for a cup of coffee?"

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Antikythera Mechanism

Yeah, so what the heck is "Antikythera Mechanism" you say? Well, it's a nifty tool that's 2000 years old. Yeah, you heard me...2000 years old! If you're like me, you probably figured the most advanced tool that old is a flat rock rather than a round one. Well, huh, who knew, but this Antikythera Mechanism actually was an early computer that calculated when eclipses would occur within an hour's accuracy. I don't think I can do that with my Dell! (Well, I guess I could Google it...but still.) It's just an awesome discovery. Google Antikythera Mechanism. You'll be glad you did. Oh, and by the way, make sure you look for the new studies. Apparently this thing was found around 1900, but the recent studies have deciphered the mechanics a bit better.