The Weekend, an Account

A negative side effect of Blog Every Day in April: I’m constantly reminded of how dull I am. And now the rest of the world knows it too. Fail.

Well, for those still following along at home, here are some highlights from my weekend.

  • The style sheets for the Starrynight Productions website were magically fixed. OK, so magic had NOTHING to do with it. Tim FTW! Turns out he could track changes made and did them for me.  Whew! I still have a few things I’d like to check on but they can wait until tomorrow.
  • I did some needed shoe shopping and picked up a few more things on clearance.  I should be set for awhile, at least until I need to find another pair of jeans in the fall. Hate clothes shopping. Why can’t I spend all of my money on plants and books and road trips?
  • Speaking of books, as much as it pained me, I put aside Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for the moment. I realized that I probably won’t be able to renew at least one of the books in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series (and probably the last, since it came out relatively recently), so I thought it best to get those read. Book 1, City of Bones, is good so far. It’s keeping my interest.
  • I made Russell my super-easy, extra-yummy Rice Krispie treats tonight. Why are they so yummy? ‘Cause I put peanut butter and chocolate in ’em. Mom reminds me that she got this recipe from my first grade teacher, Mrs. Naples-Kuhn (I hope I’m spelling that right). Here it is:

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats3 tbsp butter/margarine
4 cups mini marshmallows
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup chocolate chips
6 cups of Rice Krispies® cereal

Spray dutch oven (or some other largish pot) with cooking spray.
Melt butter and marshmallows over low heat.
Add peanut butter and chocolate, stirring thoroughly.
Mix in rice crispies.
Remove from heat.
Press into cookie sheet or other container.

I halved this recipe tonight and it fit nicely into a 6x6x2 container.

Well, that’s it for me.

Things to do tomorrow:

  1. Look up birding iPhone app
  2. Blog about (or at least mention) readability
  3. TEI, TEI, TEI
  4. Pick up quarters for laundry
  5. Walk with Tim

Note to Self: Don’t Kill

If you are one of two thousand people waiting outside of a large chain store, waiting for your chance to get an awesome Black Friday deal on a plasma TV, a few things should be apparent to you.

  • First, the crowd surrounding you is mix of old, young, frail and hale; however, even the young and spry possess, at best, a rather breakable human body.
  • Second, it should occur to you that two thousand people will not fit through a narrow opening simultaneously. Physics, bitches, it works.
  • Third, when two thousand people begin running toward said narrow entrance, a bottleneck will occur. This will likely result in bodily harm to mob members as well as any hapless individual in the mob’s path.

Some may blame Wal-Mart for today’s death and multiple injuries and yes, I agree, this store appeared to be negligent but people ran. over. that. man. and. killed. him.

I wonder what those first couple hundred people through those doors this morning must be thinking now, as they watch the story recapped on the evening news on their brand new fifty inch plasma TVs.

Is that a Banana in Your Pocket?

Does anyone have a child I can borrow? I must put him/her in this:

Monkey SuitThere was much in the way of limb flailing and high-pitched sounds, friends. Tim was witness- one of many at an otherwise sleepy Old Navy. Come on, who can’t resist a kid in a monkey suit?

In addition to inappropriate outbursts, Tim was also the victim (willing victim, astonishingly) of a shopping excursion to find something Rocky Horror-appropriate to wear in October (oh yeah, Russ is directing Rocky, info is here). I spent $10 (LOVE secondhand stores) on a skirt that could be altered to work (but I haven’t given up looking yet) and a shirt that I think is a keeper. I’m going for slutty librarian or possibly slutty zombie librarian.

Return your books or I’ll eat your brains.
Return your books AND I’ll eat your brains.


Said shopping excursion returned a mid-length olive-green corduroy jacket, much like the one in my profile pic. Russell is SO jealous (anyone who has seen this man’s wardrobe will know why). He didn’t say so, but his eyes turned greener and it was not due to the reflection of my cord jacket.

More from the ‘fun with camera phone’ department: unidentified small fuzzy mammal (USFM).

Small and FuzzyI spotted USFM in front of the dumpster at Bloomington Liquors this morning. I’ve seen it a few times on my way to work but this was the first time that USFM didn’t scurry away before I could snap a picture. Apologies for the sucktastic quality. I couldn’t get closer (a twitchy one that USFM!) and had to rely on zoom. Cute, whatever it is.

LISTENING: “Look Who’s Evil Now” from Evil Dead: the Musical