Nov 10

A Warrior’s Drink

In honor of Thor: The Dark World opening this weekend, I created a new smoothie. I’m calling it “Asgardian Sunrise” in honor of our favorite god’s home world.

1 lime

1/2 lemon

1/2 an orange

1 cup of pineapple

1 cup of mangos

Several handfuls of ice

Depending on your blender setup, you may have a little more prep than I do. If you use canned pineapple, get the chunks in pineapple juice and use about half of what’s in the can as well. I have a Vitamix, so I throw everything in and blitz it for about 30 seconds on high. It should be about the consistency of a milkshake and bright yellow. If your blender doesn’t handle lots of chunks well, you might need to layer the juice first, then the fruit.

Enjoy, and go see Thor: The Dark World. It was epic!


Nov 08

Birthday Weekend! Whaaat?!



Yes, it’s that time of year. My birthday weekend has arrived once again. I can hardly believe that I will be 39 on Monday. 39!!!

When I was younger, anything over 30 seemed so…adult. When I think about my parents at age 39, they had kids, had moved here from Dade City Florida, and had their own business. They seemed so much more mature than I feel that I am at this age. I suppose it’s because they were part of that baby boomer generation born right after WWII. They were taught that you lived for your kids and to pay your bills. I feel like we now have so much more freedom to explore what we want to do, and to enjoy life everyday.

So with that in mind, let’s get this weekend started! I’m going to celebrate with my husband and my jerk face cats. Cats who will most likely try to eat my birthday cake then throw it up all over the floor for me to clean. Do I know how to party or what? 


Nov 05

Remember, remember…



Guy Fawkes Night celebrates the foiling of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November 5, 1605. The attack was planned by a group of Catholic conspirators, which included Guy Fawkes. The explosives would have been set off when King James I/ King James VI of Scotland and many parliamentary members were in the building. The conspirators were later arrested, tortured and executed.

Nowdays, it’s a fun holiday where bonfires are lit, people have cookouts, and fireworks are set off. Since I live in America, it isn’t celebrated here so I’m on my own. It’s an excuse for me to try my hand at cooking neat things like treacle toffee.  Any chance I have to try something new AND celebrate a holiday makes me happy happy happy.



Nov 03

Weekend Frolicks

This past weekend has been a blur. Between parties, playing Final Fantasy XIV,  and catching up on our TV shows and movies, my husband and I have been going non stop.

I’m looking forward to the week ahead, because we have Guy Fawkes Day on Tuesday, Thor 2 opens on Friday, and my birthday is Monday. I don’t think we’re going to get much of a quiet break. Oh well, you know what they say, no rest for the wicked!



Nov 01

Gerald McCoy is now my favorite Buccaneer!

It’s been tough being a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan this year. We’re 0-7, plagued with MRSA and staph infections, and we’ve racked up more penalties than the Oakland Raiders in their heyday. Now, our coaches don’t believe in good sportsmanship. What!?

That’s right. In last week’s game, Defensive Tackle Gerald McCoy helped an opposing player up from the ground after knocking him down. That’s what we teach our kids to do yeah? Well apparently the defensive line coaches got upset with Gerald for this.

Gerald spoke out about this incident on a local talk radio show, and the team was less than pleased. Really? This is the issue that we’re going to be upset at a player about Bucs? He didn’t hit his girl, or drink and get into a fight, or get busted with drugs. No, he set a great example of what players in the NFL should be doing. He got in trouble for being a good role model for kids and being a true gentleman. So sad…This is the kind of people we have for coaches now. Ridiculous!

You can read the full story on SI Wire (click to read full article).


NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Oct 31

Happy Halloween!



As promised, here are my foam pumpkin designs. I used a hot knife on the Captain America shield, and a small saw on the Iron Man one.

I’m very pleased at how they turned out, and I can’t wait to try more out for next year. I found out about a company called Funkins which are supposed to be the next best thing to real pumpkins. I’ll start early and get a few more done before Halloween next year.

Happy Halloween! Enjoy your evening. I’m off for some revelry myself. :)


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