Thursday, October 16, 2008

My favorite breakfasts

That previous post about the High School Musical made me think of good breakfasts that I would much prefer to eat. Here are my favorites, in no particular order:

Bagel (preferably a bialy) with lox and cream cheese

Eggs, over easy, with corned beef hash

French toast with a few slices of bacon on the side

Kelloggs Sugar Frosted Flakes

Orange-Ricotta Pancakes

Malt-o-meal or Wheatena, cooked by my dad when I was a kid

Huevos Rancheros with beans and rice

Cold, leftover pizza, right outta the fridge. (I call this Breakfast of Champions)

Now, here's what I usually have for breakfast, when I'm not having one of the delicacies listed above:

Cheerios with a banana sliced into it.

Peanut butter and jelly on toast

Scrambled egg and cheese sandwich

Hot cereal (usually oatmeal)

Fruit smoothie

High School Musical: The Cereal

First of all, I have to say that I have never seen any of the High School Musical shows. (Or are they movies? I don't know, because nobody in this house falls within the demographic to give a damn!) But I have heard of it, and I know it's popular with, who? Little girls, maybe? Pre-teens?
Anyway, imagine my surprise annoyance at seeing that it has been made into a breakfast cereal.
I didn't eat Shrek cereal, I didn't eat Pirates of the Carribean cereal, and I won't go near this stuff either.

A fascination with the garden hose

This truly expresses the spirit of this blog: Random, miscellaneous and trivial. It's my garden hose.

I can't be bothered to roll it up neatly, so I usually just hoist it up out of the way. Recently I have noticed what a lovely, graceful shape it makes on the ground.

I will try to post more pictures of my garden hoses as conditions warrant.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Favorite stuff meme

Nabbed from Julie's blog. Hehe.

1. Clothes shop: I did not inherit the shopping gene from my mom. I am decidedly unfashionable, and I don't really care, as long as it covers my nakedness. Most of my wardrobe comes from WalMart and Mervyn’s.

2. Furniture shop: Most of our furniture is old (not antique, old.) And shabby. There is a nice wood furniture shop in our county, and we have purchased a few nice things from them, but they are old now too.

3. Sweet: Dark chocolate

4. Favorite Cities: Fullerton, CA (where I live), various cities and towns in beautiful Sonoma county, (CA), where I spent 10 days last year. Albuquerque. Denver.

5. Drink: Water

6. Music: A variety of genres, some old, some weird, some old and weird. You can click on the little gadget on my sidebar to hear some.

7. TV series: PBS: Nature, Nova, History Detectives.... Network TV: Ugly Betty. Boston Legal. I enjoyed the first episode of Life on Mars last night.

8. Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Waking Ned Devine, Cars (Yeah, well my taste in movies is about as weird as my taste in music.

9. Workout: I will walk anywhere, anytime I might have a chance to see nature. I prefer the beach, the desert, or the woods, but most of the time I happily traipse through the local arboretum, looking at flowers and bugs.

10. Pastries: Pastries? Would chocolate cake be considered a pastry?

11. Coffee: No thanks. I’ve never liked coffee. When I was seventeen, I nonetheless decided I was old enough that I should start drinking it, because that’s what adults drink, and I set about trying to “acquire a taste for it”. After about a week, I decided I would just have to become an adult who doesn’t drink coffee. I do like the smell of it brewing, though.

Anybody who wants to can consider yourself tagged. Just let me know, so I can find out how weird you are too.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Make your own

Found this recipe online for floor cleaner, which also happens to work as a houseplant insecticide.

Just keeping it for future reference:

1/3 c rubbing alcohol
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup bottled water
2 drops Ivory dish soap

Friday, October 03, 2008


The other day, Michael, who has a cold, put in a request for Mentholatum. You can see where he wrote it on my little note-board on the fridge.

Normally the consummate speller, in his congested state he could not think of how to write it, except phonetically:

I was perplexed by this momentarily, until I read it out loud. Menthol-A-dumb? Ah, Mentholatum!

So we got him some of this....

and then I turned it into this!