Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beyond the Call of Duty

This picture is reason enough why driving the morning carpool is evil. Glory, give me a ticket to anywhere else.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pillow Envy?

By now you all know I design pillows right? Well seeing this post on (my favorite design website…and not just because they’ve featured me twice) made me think the pillows in my own shop were a bit dull. Come on, sushi pillows! And how about the pillow mimicking a pool of blood! Ha!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

You Know It’s the Dead of Winter When….

…you go out to get the mail without a coat and think, ‘Wow it’s warm today!’ (The thermometer said 38 degrees)icicles

…you have memorized where the worst ice potholes are in the neighborhood and expertly avoid them even if this means driving on the left side of the road.

…your car needs to be re-aligned due to afore mentioned potholes before you memorized the  locations of the worst.

…you sit in your bay window that faces south to soak up the sun. you sit there so long the sun moves, so you move as well.

…you turn your electric blanket on 1 hour before bed lest there be one single cold spot left when you climb in.

…you drink Postum (ok, Pero, because you all read my blog on the death of Postum) at least twice a day.

…you search saying to yourself, “if flights to California drop just $5 more bucks, I’m outta here!”

…you sigh with relief as you grip your heated steering wheel and wonder why you don’t do more yoga so that you can drive with your feet on the wheel as well.

…you ask your friend who is in law-school what kind of liability you’ll have if someone dies while climbing your ice coated front steps.

….you don’t like the answer your friend gives.

….you wonder why for the millionth time you have to live in Utah among the frozen chosen.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dropping Hints

I turn 35 next week--January 14th. I feel pretty good about that although my YW like to tell me I'm old. I haven't come up with a good comeback to that one yet...still thinking. Because guess what, I'm not old!! Yes, I usually have Keane or U2 or Erasure playing in the car when I'm cartin' those little missies around, but I'm not old.

Anyway, I know many of you are just racking your brains right now because you don't know what to get me for my Birthday banner in my storebirthday. So just pick from the list and make my day.

A homemade baked cake. (No boxed mixes please)...a clean sunglasses for all this glaring leather boots with heels to replace my 'man made materials' boots....a jewelry box to replace the one my brother Mike bought me in junior high.....the will to continue exercising everyday...The Carol Burnett boxed set so I can laugh my bum electric mattress pad (saw at Costco last week) to compliment my electric blanket Paul gave me for my 34th birthday (can you say human grilled cheese) that eat what I put in front of them....husband that adores me (check, got that already)....The  Dummies Guide to the Wii (so I can beat my kids at boxing) cards to iTunes....the knowledge to put movies on my iPod Touch…a license plate rim that says, ‘Still California Dreaming’….and eggs benedict on the big day. Got it? Good, go get it.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Cynthia’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration

   Hallie the Rock Star

A fun-filled evening was had by all in our little family. We stayed home, cooked dinner, frosted cupcakes, watched old family videos, and let the kids watch the ball drop in NYC at 10pm. For dinner we had pan-fried tilapia and parmesan risotto. I’ve decided after several attempts that risotto isn’t worth the hype. Give me a regular rice pilaf any day rather than ladling in hot stock slowly for 45 minutes. Yawn.
The highlight was the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. But be warned….these cupcakes, like anything peanut butter, require you to have a large glass of milk standing by lest you get called by a radio station and have to answer the trivia question, “Who shot Alexander Hamilton in that famous duel?”. Answer without milk: “Ew-un Buh”. Don’t let this happen to you. Other than that, these are amazing cupcakes, and that’s coming from a non-peanut-butter lover. Happy New Year! hallie frostinig cupcakesladling broth into risotto december fun 005peanut butter frosting on chocolate cupcakes


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