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What does the word “food” mean?

January 31, 2011 1 comment

I had a super lazy weekend. From the time I got home Friday to the time I left for work this morning, I did not leave my house. But knowing that I needed some motivation to do something, I invited my friend Kt over Saturday night (forcing myself to clean my house and vacuum!).

Kt generously brought over the makings for hot buttered rum, and crackers and “cold pack cheese food.”

These might be the most random four words ever strung together. Cold pack? Cheese “food”?

You might notice the “port wine” variety looks a little like play doh. Upon first “taste”…we realized it sort of tasted like play doh too. Just mushy and slightly salty (I have to confess…I’ve tasted play doh, and I’m pretty sure it’d taste better spread on a cracker than “cheese food” does).

I’m half tempted to write to Mr./Mrs. Herkimer and ask them what on earth “cold pack” means and why do they do it to their cheese food.

I’m not always against cheese food. Easy cheese – totally acceptable in emergency situations. The occasional velvetta – not as good as real cheese, but still edible. Cheese Wiz, totally fine on a cheesesteak.

Cold Pack Cheese Food…Hell no!

This food could have had me rethinking my friendship with Ms. KtF…if she hadn’t made up for it with hot buttered rum.

I’ll admit, the butter freaked me out a bit and I’m pretty sure I got 75% of the rum…but it was hot and comfy feeling.

And by the end of “How to Train Your Dragon” we’d nearly forgotten about the cheese food.

My Favorite Things – Movies

October 21, 2010 3 comments

It’s hard to come up with a list of just five favorite movies, but…here you go.

1. On Borrowed Time. My dad bought me this movie once because he liked it. It’s sort of eery now to think that he gifted me the great film, in which death gets stuck in a tree and a family learns people must die when it’s their time. It’s a definite tear jerker.

2. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes. Another Dad choice…he knew how to pick a good movie. And let’s just face it, Margaret O’Brien can melt anyone’s heart!

3. Speaking of Margaret O’Brien, Little Women, the 1949 version with Margaret O’Brien. “We will always be a family even if one of us is gone. But Jo, I think that I will be homesick for you, even in heaven” *SOB*!

4. On a less sappy note, the Bad Seed. (Another of Dad’s favs.) Yes, there is a reason to be scared of those children who just seem too sweet for their own good. This may be one the most finely acted films of all time. And creepiest!

5. My last pick, and strangely, the most recently made movie out of the list, Pete’s Dragon.”It’s clear that friends can be different. Yes, I understand you now.”

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Rainy Days and Mondays…

July 26, 2010 3 comments

What little girl will be lucky enough to get this pillowcase dress?

Although I was dying for a weekend of nothing but sleep (oh how I’ve missed you!) the days ended up being quite filled.

I know very well that I’m not the best homemaker in the world, so I purposefully force myself to host get togethers so that at least once a month or so, I’ll have to actually clean up and vacuum!

Saturday afternoon I hosted my sewing Meetup group for sewing and pie! Yum! My favorite!

These ladies blow my mind with the amount of crafting they get done month by month, and the amazing things they make for charity! One was crocheting coral for a Smithsonian exhibit, one was making a red scarf for children from the foster care system…they really inspire me to do more creatively.

I’m now more than halfway finished with my first pillowcase for my pillowcase dress project. It’s so much easier to get things done when crafting with other people!

Yesterday, the Boyfriend and I went to see Despicable Me. It was a cute movie, although the best parts I think are in the previews (as they usually are!).

It was nice to get out for a date day finally though. We get too used to just sitting at home and watching TV.