Sunday, June 5, 2011

How far are you willing to go?

For good ice cream that is.

When we went on our "Epic East Coast Adventure Spring Break 2011" {I still laugh out loud at the title} we had grand plans to visit Carlos Bakery.  The three hour wait did not appeal to us, although looking back now I'm wondering if we should have just sucked it up.  On our way back to the car we passed a Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop and decided to get a consolatory cone for our sorrows.

This is what I had:

It is coconut seven layer bar and it was indescribably good.  Seriously, just thinking about it now is making my mouth water.  Here's the description from their website:  Coconut Ice Cream with Coconut & Fudge Flakes, Walnuts and Swirls of Graham Cracker & Butterscotch

Hello heaven!

Here's the dilemma... there's a Ben and Jerry's in the metroplex.  But it's a good 35 minutes {at least!} away.  *sigh*

So what do you do?  Drive all the way there just for some belly busting but delicious ice cream?  Can that even be justified?  Or just relish in the good memories and settle on some still delicious Marble Slab?

Decisions, decisions...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Boob tube babble time

Let's talk TV folks!

There were some of my usual shows on hiatus starting this week so it was a little sad {I will miss Modern Family!} but some goodies are coming back!  Like for example...

The Little Couple
Love 'em!  I love all people little in stature {hello, primordial dwarfs!} and these guys are just too cute for words.  They are a great couple and I wish they had chosen ME to be their surrogate.  This week documented their continued struggle to create an embryo.  It was heartbreaking to hear him say she ovulated in the last 15 minutes.  I'd be PISSED if I were them, granted that's really unusual but knowing how these things go they were more than likely sitting around for hours and why he couldn't just do the sono in the OR before the egg retrieval is beyond me.  Anyway, I hope this season brings good news for them and I can't wait to see their house as it gets done little by little!

Real Housewives
I mean you didn't think I was going to skip it did you?  The NY ladies are still in Morocco which I must say seems nice yes but I'm sorry I'm not going to travel anywhere where I have to be watched over by security!  What the heck? And after Ramona and Jill got in that huge fight, Ramona looked so fake crying like she was- it was definitely for show. And Cindy does have a big chip on her shoulder- Sonja is wrong for how she has treated her but Cindy is trying to stir something up. And bless Alex's heart for her attempt at fashion.

Real World
Had me laughing out loud at the wedding stuff.  Naomi faking her signature- she really thinks Mike is going to make something of himself and apparently he does too since he wanted her to sign it!  LOL!  I'm interested to see if Dustin and Heather are still together at the reunion show next week.  I don't think this was the best season but it's much better than some of the recent ones!

Shows I'm looking forward to here soon...
The hot mess that is the Duggar family-  I love 'em so I mean that in a nice way :)
Toddlers and Tiaras- yep I watch it.  With my daughter too!
The Challenge- Real World challenges are the best.  Seriously.
Weeds- it got kind of ehh for a few seasons but they are getting back on their game!
Royal Pains- this show randomly came back in February for like 5 episodes. Weird.
The Big C- this was great last year but how can they keep it going? Not sure but I'll be tuning in!

Summer tv watching is going to be great!

Happy National Doughnut Day

If there's a day I'd love it's this one.  What's not to lust after if not a fried ball of dough covered in nothing but sugar? 

This is what I found out as to how this started:
National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers. {from Wikipedia}

Well if this doesn't give you a reason to go out and partake in the thousands of calories and empty grams of fat I don't know what will!!  This sums it up....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

In search of...

.... a husband!

If you know me you know I'm single and have been for some time.  I'm ok with it so don't feel too sad for me!

Because I have kids I feel the need to have some pretty unrealistic standards in place for any future husband of mine.  I can guarantee you will not read about me in the newspaper as the mother of an abused child who "didn't know".

But as high as my standards are apparently my daughter's are higher.  One day she made this adorable list of requirements and I just came across it recently.  I love it so much it makes me want to cry {mostly from laughing} when I read it. 

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You can definitely tell at what point my sister got involved :)

In case you can't read it that well, here are the requirements {I've copied the words, capitalization, punctuation, etc as she wrote it}:

1# Does not smoke. <---- Please no.  It hurts momma's head.
2# Does not Drink Beer or okahalh. <---- Guessing that's alcohol and that's another no.
3# member of the church. <---- We're Mormon so it would be nice to share that with someone.
4# not alergic to cats. <---- Because we have two, but momma's allergic so I guess it's ok if he is too LOL
5# Does not have a Dog. <---- That's a girl!  Momma hates dogs!
6# Have a good Job. <---- Duh.  No explanation needed.
7# loves to travel. <---- Again, way to go girl!
8# is nice. <---- This should be a given, but apparently not.
9# Does not say Bad words. <---- And should be ok if momma does when she drops something on her foot in the kitchen.  Or gets stuck behind a crazy driver.  Or when she's late.  You get the picture.
10# Dresses niceley on Holiday Pictchures. <---- Most definitely,  because if my future husband were to wear shorts and a tee shirt for our holiday pics that's grounds for immediate divorce!
11# Will take us too school sometimes. <--- You know just to help momma out- maybe I can sleep in?
12# gets along with our Family. <---- Awwww!!  But yes, if I want to go play games at my mom's house for a few hours on a Saturday, it would be nice to know that he would be ok just hanging out with my dad or shoot even better, playing games with us!
13# Handy. <--- This for sure.  Momma is not handy!
14. not a Bad Driver. <--- This for sure also.  My babies are precious cargo. 
15 Pacince. <---- To make up for the lack of mine.
16# not Fat. <--- Actually, momma likes 'em with a little meat on their bones... just sayin'.
17# Has lots of money to spend on sisters-in-law <---- Yep this is where my sisters started having a say. Although if he does in fact have money to spend on them, that's cool.
18# Has money to spend on J2 J1 and Jenn <--- Well now this just goes without saying.
19# Billionar. <---- Let's not get crazy now.  Bill Gates is taken, I don't like Oprah, and I'm pretty sure I won't be marrying a Sultan from an oil rich country.

So if you ladies know of anyone make sure you pass his info on ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Not me!

Do you guys have the "not me" ghost in your house?

You know the one who goes around and leaves things on the floor, or uses the last of something and doesn't replace it, or who eats the last of something but can never be found?

I know him {or her} very well.  As a matter of fact, I received a visit from him just yesterday.

Know what these are?  Lipstick- or chapstick- marks on my bedroom door about 4 feet 9 inches tall.  That is amazingly as tall as a sweet adorable little girl that happens to reside here.

But she didn't do it.  Nope.  Not her!

And neither did her older and much taller brother.  Not him!

And I know for sure I didn't do it.  Not me!

I'm not sure if I should be scared by this ghost or excited that he was apparently so excited to be in my house he made out with my door.  Hmmm....