Meg: Why are you eating again? You just had ribs and a baked potato! Eric: I didn’t even realize I was hungry before that, but now I’m starving. I can’t help it, I opened the panda’s can! Meg:………… BWA HA HA HA HA - Eric: Shut up, I used it wrong didn’t I? What is it? The box? The panda’s box? Meg: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA- Eric: Get off the floor please.
So I made a new blog. My awesome brother-in-law is from Ghana. He has an excellent command of the English language. But sometimes, things just get him tripped up. I made a loving blog to showcase some of these moments.
Vengelet, inquisitively: My some dis? Me: No, sorry you can’t have any of this. You don’t have enough teeth for this. Vengelet, reassuringly: My some dis. Me: Nope, sorry, you’re too little. Vengelet, thinking hard: ….My hold bucket? Me: Ha, no, nice try. Vengelet, patting me on the arm, helpfully: My hold bucket, Dada.
Wifey and I have been married for four years. In those four years, I’ve never been able to get her to kick her worst(to me) bad habit of fruit stickering. When Wifey enjoys a delicious peach or a succulent pear, or some such, instead of throwing away the fruit sticker that invariably come on said fruit, she just sticks it on whatever is convenient at the time. The counter, the table, the couch, one of the cats. It drives me nuts. Most of the time, I don’t even see her do it, I’ll just see her enjoying a piece of fruit, and then later find a fruit sticker stuck to my foot. They turn up EVERYWHERE: the laundry, the cat box, In Vengelet’s toy box. And no amount of asking, or wheedling, or nagging, or complaining on my part has ever gotten her to change. So it’s basically just a running joke in our family now.
Until last night.
At around 1:30 or so, I was having some dream. I don’t recall most of it, and it’s not really important to the story. But in this dream, I kept picking at a zit on my forehead(sorry, gross, I know). So I wake up from this dream of feverishly digging at my forehead to find that my own forehead in real life hurts. I put my hand up there, and it comes back bloody. My dream had apparently been so real that I was digging at my forehead subconsciously. So I stumble into the bathroom to assess the damage. I have two cuts on my head, one just above my eyebrow and one closer to my hairline. Both are bleeding. And in between the two cuts, the prompt for the whole dream-scratching episode…
ladyofthehouse said: IMDBing is my favorite pastime ever. Weird unrelated note: Merle from Walking Dead was the evil-TV-show-making dad in Mall Rats! Saw that yesterday and it messed with my head. Merle got stinky palm diphtheria!
And now, because of Mall Rats, I can say that I have seen Merl’s butt.
Game of Thrones is one of my favorite things right now. I love the books, and I love the TV shows. One of the reasons I like the show so much, is because I feel like many of the actors(mostly British) are not big Hollywood stars. But they’ve all been in other well-known movies or shows, many of them working together with each other, and I LOVE FIGURING THAT OUT. Catelyn Stark and Ramsay Snow were on Misfits. Catelyn Stark, Walder Frey and Dagmer Cleftjaw were all in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Sir Roderick and Ygritte were on Downton Abbey. Littlefinger was in Dark Knight freakin Rises. It’s so neat to see characters from GoT in some other, more modern role. But one connection I missed until yesterday, and I have to share. Hot Fuzz is one of our favorite movies. We’ve watched it over 30 times in 4 years of marriage. It’s just outstanding. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that Sandor Clegane:
(That was last Halloween. This year they’ll be going as Link and Zelda.)
A-V is two months older than Vengelet, and her birthday was a few weeks ago, so she got a Minnie Mouse cake(that’s her favorite).
This was the first cake I’d done entirely and stars, and let me tell you those suckers will cramp up your hand like nobody’s business. I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out, even though the stars aren’t as tight as I’d like. You can still see the crumb coat at some places, but I was running out of icing and time, so it ended up like this. Honestly, the longest part of this cake was trying to get that bow the right shade of pink. Coloring fondant is the WOOOOOORSSSTTTT!!!! The cake ended up being delicious. I used my standard dark chocolate recipe, but put peanut butter chips in the cake, and crushed Reese’s in the icing, and it ended up being AMAZING. A fun time was had by all at the party, even if Wifey and I got sunburned. I’ve got a couple other things to share, I’ll try to get them out today.
Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time played by a live symphony orchestra.
Everyone should go to Video Games Live. They were here 4 years back, and the show was AMAZING. I’m going in July at Wolf Trap, and you should go to if they show up near you. It is a seriously great time.