Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Check me out

I know-it's been quiet here lately, and i'm not ready to blog about why.  I'm not ready to blog at all, or think creatively, or be funny.  I'm not ready to do more than reply to comments and scroll through my reader, grateful for any distraction.  I hope you understand.

Should you be fixing for my usual humor and sarcasm, i encourage you to check out my feature today on Jill's blog, Creating My Way to SuccessJill is graciously highlighting a different blog each week, and focusing on "providing interesting insight into other people's journeys towards their own personal success."  Nice, right?  And while i wouldn't exactly call myself successful....i realized that it might actually apply!  Check it out!

 Thanks Jill, for encouraging me to participate.  You rock!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to me

One year ago today i started this little blog, and of course i had to save this image for this very occasion. 

I do, I give a shit about my blog's birthday.  You give a shit about my blog's birthday because you're reading it.  No matter when you've started reading, no matter if you follow or don't, i'm glad you're out there.

I'd love to know what made you start reading this blog, if you remember.  And sorry for the cursing this go round, it was too hysterical not to share. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

No hand wiping here

A huge thank you for your pillow suggestions, you guys, that was awesome.  Seriously the reason i started blogging-i just can't do these things without you! 

Since it was so gorgeous here this week, combined with working in a very pedestrian friendly town and a coupon for Ten Thousand Villages, a little jaunt was in order.  These napkins reminded me of the printed pillows i returned, but better, and you all suggested flowers, so...whadya think?   My great friend Maggie (remember her house/neighborhood tour) offered to turn these napkins into pillow covers for me.  No brainer, i accepted.

They don't match per se, but they definitely somewhat go.  The blue in the floral border is absolutely perfect for the chevron stripe, so i will be layering those guys together!  The allover pattern will be one cushion on the loveseat. 

I am super excited, and i bid them farewell today.  Farewell and godspeed-I'm not sure exactly what the ETA return time is...Maggie marches to the beat of her own drum.  I'm hoping it's a relatively fast beat, if you know what i mean.  Hopefully the blog will hold her to it- i have to have them back, see, for the blog

Why has it never occurred to me to look at napkins or placemats for this purpose before?  I could kick myself for how many fab ones i must have passed on...just what i need. Another reason to go to mecca.  I shall fight that urge...oh wait, i'll be out that way tomorrow.  Curses.  What's once around gonna do....don't answer that!

What the heck is this?  Red?  Seriously?  You send a boyfriend out for one thing, and he comes back with a random red pillow, mumbling about lumbar support.  I'll have to see if Maggie wants to take a crack at covering this one...but i think i'm pushing my luck!

How was everyone's weekend?  I could definitely use an extra day, don't know about you...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'll Melt with you

Saw this on Man Vs. Food-a place called Melt in Cleveland, Ohio makes this humongous grilled cheese sandwich. Fancy cheese style.  I love me some grilled cheese sandwiches, as basic a food as that is.  However, i feel like i can never order out something that i can make (and i can't make much!)  so therefore i only order "fancy" grilled cheese.  Fancy to me means more than just American or Cheddar cheese.  And bacon.  Bacon makes all things fancy, don't you think?  The cape on the corner's no fail strategy:  When in doubt, wrap it in bacon.

Maybe Melt has already thought of that...if not, they very well should!

That's 5 pounds of cheese right there! 

Directly from their site:
"The Parmageddon-2 potato & cheese pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, grilled onions, sharp cheddar"-ok, i could do without the kraut, but pierogi!  
"Big Popper-fresh jalapeno peppers, cheddar & herbed cream cheese, beer battered, mixed berry preserves"
"The Cheeses-american, sharp cheddar, provolone, pepper-jack, havarti, swiss, muenster, smoked gouda, blue cheese, feta, herbed cream cheese, goat cheese"-this is the one featured on the show. see, fancy!

Have any of you guys eaten there?  Know someone who has?  Seen the episode on TV at least?  Repulsed at the number of calories that must be in that behemoth of a sandwich?

Um, yeah, i have no association with this place, i am merely daydreaming of big ass fancy grilled cheese sandwiches.  Image from Melt Bar & Grilled.