RTT: The Tale of Snow, Food and Menage a Trois

It’s Fugly Button time, otherwise known as Random Tuesday Thoughts day.  Many kind thanks to our fearless inventor Keely over at The UnMom.

I have some serious obsessions when it comes to food. Certain foods anyway.  I love baked potatoes.  But what I love even more is the sour cream that you put on a baked potato*.  Sometimes I make a baked potato just to eat the sour cream.  When I found a recipe for mac n’cheese (Paula Dean’s found here) and found out it had sour cream…well, let’s just say I added extra sour cream.  I’ve been known to just eat a spoonful.  And I’m not talking the lowfat crap, I’m in it to really eat.  I go full-on, whole milk sour cream.  Mmm,mmmm.

I’m fairly certain CP isn’t really moving us to Kentucky.  He’s privately enrolled me in a half way house for sour cream addicts.

My other food obsession?  Olives.  Black, green, Greek.  With pimento’s, creamy cheese stuffed, brined, oiled.  You name the olive, I’ll eat it.

In fact I put both olives and sour cream in tomato soup and chili.

I bought CP this wine for his birthday.  I swear to God his eyes lit up thinking I was giving him something more than just a bottle of wine.

The local wine store, while being the normal PIA PA Commonwealth State Controled Store, it does have a rather good selection.  Some of my favorites, should I be buying on title alone, were: Red Rooster which proudly features a picture of a rooster on the label (they’re Canadian obviously), and The Smoking Loon from California (where loons are expected).  Seriously, who wouldn’t buy wine with a name like that?

I went out and bought a bottle of Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfadel (red).  It intriguied me so much I had to.  Mmmm, hmm.  Very nice.

I had to put my 3.5 yr old back in her highchair because she wouldn’t stop kicking the table (and consequently giving me a heart attack as her chair started to tip over).  She invents reasons for me to send her to baby prison I swear.

We had our inspection for the new house last week.  Since I couldn’t been there myself I asked CP to take pictures.  Of the appliances.  You know he’s an awesome husband.  He doesn’t even question why anymore.

Last week on RTT I told you about Thor getting the 2004 piece K’nex set.  Well.  Auntie Valerie sent him another 400 piece bucket o’k’nex a few days later.  Stay tuned.  K’nex city will be coming our way next week.

Name the song/artist based on these lyrics:

Don’t drink don’t smoke – what do you do?
Don’t drink don’t smoke – what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow
There must be something inside

Stuck in your head yet?  You’re welcome.

It snowed last Wednesday, bad enough to cause Thor to have school delay and for Chick not to have school at all.  So I bundled up, stuffed Chick in her snow suit and shoveled the driveway.  It wouldn’t be so bad if I had boots.  Hey Ms. J, can I please buy those winter boots back that I sold you last year?

Snow.  Ah yes those who didn’t get snow are probably sick of hearing about it.  But you know what?  This snow is going to be parked in front of my house till April (you know, after I no longer live here?)  I woke up at 7 on Saturday morning to I’d say about 16 inches.  The snow continued all day.  All day.  My neighbors little Lexus couldn’t even be found in the drifting stuff.  Some teenager could charge me $150 a pop to snowblow/shovel my driveway.  I’d even throw in my beloved Girl Scout cookies and some cocoa for free.  Hey Gina, any chance the Bonehead Brothers wanna make some money??

The forecast for tomorrow? 18-24 inches of snow.  Mother nature is just screwing with me right? Right??
The latest in the Toyota muck-up mess: Toyota probe expands with questions about Prius  Maybe that’s why the Camry was such a good deal when we bought it last month…needless to say we’re having the company transport the car to KY for us rather than driving it.  Just in case.

Some of you think my new state’s abbreviations are very funny (SciFi Dad and Dadshouse).  Both men.  Go Figure.  Honestly, I didn’t get it until I read the comment about five times.

You may have noticed by now, I ditched the disqus comments.  They just ticked me off so much I kicked them to the curb.  I had no idea if when responding to comments people were actually getting them.  There was that loss of back and forth sparing I’m so fond of.  So out they went which made some of you very happy. 

I keep thinking about the iPod Touch.  After Captain Dumbass mentioned he can use his to write on, I thought dang nabbit.  That might be kinda cool.  Plus then I could get all the apps stuff without buying the iPhone (which I don’t want.)  It would be an even mix of extras and neccesities. 

After all, I’ve dropped my small classic nearly a million times.  It’s got a little dent on the end and everything and another on the back.  I feel sorta blessed that it still works actually. (I liked the bigger, older, chunkier version that I used to have {that I gave to Thor} better).

So I started looking at them.  The prices suck of course (starting at $199) but I love the Nike version running gizmo.  You see, I plan to start running again.  And yes, this time I am going to keep at it.  Since both kids are already signed up for school in Kentucky I will be able to pop them on the bus (which stops in front of our house, yea!) and then head off for a nice run to start the day.  I found this awesome music mix (which works with the Nike running gizmo, which comes with the iTouch).  Anyone want to run with me?

Alright-a-roo that’s all the Random not fit for any other day.  I’m going to go watch Shaun the Sheep now.

http://flash.shaunthesheep.com/clips/eplayer.swf

Please be so kind as to scoot over to The UnMom and see who else is doing the Random Limbo.  Your mind will thank you for it later.

*This post was inspired while eating sour cream.  There may or may not have been a baked potato under there too.

19 thoughts on “RTT: The Tale of Snow, Food and Menage a Trois

  1. So, how WERE the appliances? Is there water/ice on the front of the fridge door? That's how you know you've REALLY made it in life, when yo don't have to open the fridge to get a drink. Eww, olives. Gross. We're pretty close to sticking all 42lbs of Graham back in his high chair too since he won't stay put in his big boy chair. Grr.

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  2. My 2YO fell over with the chair last week. He's indestructible, but it scared the crap out of him. If I put him back in his high chair, he'd just turn into Toddler Hulk and break out.

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  3. Great random!Olives! The Boneheads LOVE olives – especially garlic stuffed ones. I admit – I like olives too.Adam Ant, KY. the wine, the whine – Wow! we're going to put you in the corner with Otin an Sci Fi well…nd all the men!

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  4. Our local Turkish shops have fresh olives to die for.I was sceptical but the ipod touch is a lovely gadget. Fits in the pocket and although I wouldn't want to write the Great American Novel on it, it does collect emails efficiently (and you don't have to sneak to the computer). The Eucalyptus book app is very creamy. You can use the ipodtouch to Skype on too (handsfree phoning, often for free).

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  5. Have you tried the NON fat sour cream? GROSS. It's not even a flavor, it's just….weird texture in your mouth.So yeah, stick with what's good.And here I was feeling bad for forcing my 2.5 YO back into his high chair. Thanks! 🙂

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  6. Luv some Adam Ant and that Menage a Trois wine, but even more…my new rechargeable cordless wine opener that came in the mail today – THANK YOU SO MUCH! (I e-mailed you a longer thanks as well) You rock!

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  7. I'm nearly kicking myself for not getting an Ipod touch. They have some really cool features for dieters like a food journal and exercise journals and such. I just didn't think I needed all those extras. Maybe in a couple of years … *sigh* I just can't justify the expense and really, my Ipod does what I need it to do. blessings!

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