Friday, February 25, 2011
Here the link - go check it out!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I've been watching "Black Adder" episodes while I work lately. And the first little season, Atkinson plays his normal bumbling idiot (I say "normal", but he is exceptionally talented at it, if you've ever seen an episode of "Bean" you'll know what I mean). But in Black Adder II he is surprisingly suave and dare I say, sexy.
Now, be forwarned if by some chance you are thinking of going out and renting these gems, there are a few instances of witty humor (moreso in Black Adder II), but the majority of the show is filled with infantile "male" humor and bathroom humor. Which, of course, I don't find funny in the least degree (she deadpans).
While this is all interesting, it brings me to my point of posting about this (Atkinson, that is) which is to say: his stand up comedy/ sketches. I had no idea about all this unfortunately, but was delighted when a few family members started sending me stuff.
The first is a sketch where Atkinson is the Devil, but you can call him Toby. Why doesn't anyone do comedy like this anymore?
Here's one where he has to accept an acting award for an acter that he was up against:
Rowan Atkinson and John Cleese and beekeeping. To quote one of the comments on this vid: "I liked this video before I'd even seen it." It's so dumb, but I find myself laughing anyway.:
Alright and one Black Adder II clip. Content advisory: much immature bawdiness ensues here.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Anyhow, onto our yummy, super easy recipe. A thanks to my mother-in-law for sharing this with me several years ago.
1lb steak cut into bite size peices
1-2 jalepenos, seeded and diced
2 pkg Top Ramen Noodles Beef Flavor
1-2 carrots cut into strips (I just use my vegetable peeler on the whole thing, so they're nice and thin; but I have a poor man's kitchen so I'm sure there's some kind of nifty device out there that's easier)
1/2 C peanuts (or more if you'd like)
Steak Sauce to taste (around 1-2 Tb usually gives a nice flavor)
1/4 C fresh cilantro (I LOVE the smell of cutting cilantro - yum!)
1. Cook rice according to package directions
2. Break Ramen noodles into 4 peices and cook (don't add seasoning packets, keep those till later) and drain.
3. Put a little oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook steak and jalepeno until meat is no longer pink (don't be tempted to turn the temp up, it will make the meat tough).
4. Set meat and pepper aside (keep warm), in same skillet add remaining ingredients (except for rice) and cook until carrots are tender.
5. Stir meat and pepper back in and serve all over rice. And Enjoy!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
And this fabric for some curtains in Ava's room for only $2.09/yd
AND this (which I would have gotten more of had they more there) for only $3.58/yd (ususally $11.95/yd). I think I want to use it with some coordinating fabric to make a bedspread for our bed. It's a far more subtle color than in this pic, much more of a dusty purple, but beautiful!!!
Basically, I got $181 worth of fabric for $55 plus tax! The lady said the owner is going to try to keep it open until the end of February, but will take it on a week to week basis. If nobody comes in, they'll just clos
e it down.
So.... what are you waiting for? Seriously, how often do you think you'll find a sale like this?!
I got a yard of burlap at JoAnns, which at $1 off/yard, was only $2.00 plus tax, and cut it into 3-inch strips. Then cut a wire hanger and shaped it into as close a heart shape as I could. I took the strips of burlap and folded them like an accordian (folding every 2.5-3 inches) and one at a time poked the hanger through the middle of the folds until they covered the whole thing. And it looked like this:
Hmmmmm... I couldn't even tell it was a heart. It just looked like a big mess. So, I took it down pulled the material off and cut all the strips in half vertically (so they were only about 1.5 inches in width), then again folded them like an accordian, but the folds every inch-inch and a half. Reshaped the hanger and put the burlap back on. Then where I had to secure the hanger together (In the top middle) I wrapped burlap around that a few times to define it a bit more and ended up with this:
Markedly better, don't you think? Though I think next year, I'll use two hangers and make it a larger heart, it looks a bit small on the door.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011