Saturday, February 25, 2006

You know you are domesticated when..

You get excited over new stainless steel cookware

Wolfgang Puck Stainless Steel Cookware 19 Pc. Set

  • 18/10 Stainless steel
  • Impact bonded Tri-Ply capsule bottom
  • Tempered glass lids are oven safe to 400 degrees
  • Limited Lifetime warranty
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Set includes:
  • 1 qt. saucepan with tempered glass cover
  • 2 qt. saucepan with tempered glass cover
  • 4 qt. saucepan with tempered glass cover
  • 8" omelet pan
  • 10” omelet pan
  • 8 qt. stockpot with tempered glass cover and steamer basket
  • 10” stir fry pan with tempered glass cover ( a.k.a. Mini Wok)
  • 11” saute pan with tempered glass cover
  • Carving Fork
  • Steel slotted spoon
  • Solid spoon
  • Turner
  • Plus, the pot/pan handles and the lid handles stay cool!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Our stuff got lifted

After 2 years in Texas,

and coming from a country where we are EXTRA paranoid about stuff getting lifted or stolen, I had finally come to feel comfortable about leaving things in the back of the truck while going into a store to get something.

Tonight, after shopping for household stuff at Sam's Club, we had loaded up stuff in the truck and locked it, but because of space constraints, had left some other things like laundry detergent, some toothpaste, mouthwash, protein drinks and granola bars in a box in the back, along with some kitty litter and roses to plant. Then, we went over to Ross'for a bit to get some more stuff.

When we got home and were unloading, the kitty litter and roses were where we had left them, but I could NOT find our box of supplies - and no, it could not have flown off while we were driving down the highway - I initially had this sickening feeling that we had left our supplies at the Sam's parking lot, but both of us remembered clearly that when we returned the carts, they were empty, and we had even checked that everything was stable in the back.

Someone had lifted them off the truck while we were in Ross'.

Now I am just mad.

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Twins Turn 1

Happy Birthday, Girls.

February 2005

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( Big ear - left , Little ear- right )

April 2005

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August 2005

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( Little Ear left, Big Ear right )

Jan 2006

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(Big Ear left, Little Ear right )

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Valentine Cookie Cake

Valentine's Day fell on Taco Tuesday...

David lost his mother a little over a year ago, and it had been a very difficult time for his dad - they would have been married 65 years last Friday.

So, it was great that Valentine's Day fell on a day where the family would get together for their weekly gathering/eat out at Rosa's Cafe and Tortilla Factory.

David and I brought a HUMONGALOID cookie cake for his dad to celebrate Valentine's and it was Wunderbar!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Sometimes it pays to watch football!

The Peach Bowl was about 6 weeks ago,

and during the telecast, there was a commercial asking people to go to the chick-fil-a website, where the first 100,000 lucky viewers would get a free chick-a-fil stuffed cow..

You can guess WHO rushed off to the website to take advantage of the offer...

Look what I got in the mail today!

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Henry Doggamus and his smelly semi-dead toy knot thingy

This is the scene in our kitchen

every day when I'm cooking..

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Valentine's Day is ongoing...

Or so David says..

so yesterday, while we were grocery shopping, he decided to get me flowers... my favourite daisies and roses..

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Freebie Maniac

Just when I was thinking of lounging in my PJs, reading a good book while sipping some soothing tea...

I have a weakness .. I cannot resist requesting free samples..

Most of the times, it's little things like free pet food/treat samples, or free coupons for groceries, free magazines etc, and I've even gotten a free doctor-medical-bag styled super handbag before, but today I received what was almost like a Christmas Package in the mail, courtesy of Karen Neuburger and for being one of the first 2000 to take a "healthy heart" pledge! ( a > $85.00 value! )

1. Box of Caffeine Free Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime (20 teabags) tea

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2. The Secret Language of Girlfriends Book

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3. Size L Karen Neuburger Cool Dry Comfort PJs!!!!!

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I guess I'll be able to lounge in my PJs, reading a good book and enjoying some soothing tea after all!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

SuperBowl XL

It's Superbowl Sunday Feb 5 2006

It's an hour and 15 minutes from kickoff, and the Superbowl PREGAME show has been on for over 3 hours now!

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Pittsburg Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks

Here's the menu that I've come up with for today... Fun Food


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Baked stuffed Eggroll/Dumplings

Entree and Side Dishes

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Nachos, Chili Cheese Dogs and Cole Slaw with Zesty Italian Dressing


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Cheesecake with BlueBerry Topping


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Thursday, February 02, 2006

6 More Weeks of Winter

Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter!

Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/06 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Around the country there are many imitators of me.

In Harrisburg there is Gus who appears on TV
working for the lottery.

Then all around town,
Cute groundhog statues abound.
They all look like me, I found.

Today on the Knob as I'm doing my job,
I don't like this likeness of me.

It's my shadow I see. Six more weeks of mild winter there will be.

Groundhog Day

A traditional festival celebrated in the USA and Canada on February 2.

Tradition states that one must observe a groundhog's burrow on this day. If the groundhog emerges and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end;

However, if the groundhog sees its shadow because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and the winter will continue for six more weeks.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Happy February!!!

I learnt 2 new words today...

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" Tchotchke "
( chats-ki) n.

"A toy; small plaything; a bauble;
a trinket; a gewgaw;
a gadget; a little knickknack "

Believe it or not, I learnt if from Weird Al's ebay song. David and I can get a little nutsoid on Ebay, so we can really relate to THIS song ..

(p/s it's hilarious)