The world is upside down

Up is down.  Black is white.  I just don’t know what to think.  The Big Game has come and gone and it was actually a good game.  That almost never happens.  Never.  But wait, there’s more.  Not only was The Big Game an entertaining football game, the commercials, sucked.  Sucked.  (sorry mom)  Yes, that’s right.  The commercials are usually the best part.  But not this year.

This was the only good one in the bunch

However, I did learn that there are many excellent movies coming up:

  • Fast & Furious 6 – I love the Fast & Furious movies.  I.  Love.  Them.  I already can’t wait for this.
  • Iron Man 3 – Robert Downey Jr.  Need I say more?
  • Oz the Great and Powerful – oooohhh
  • Star Trek into the Darkness – Chris Pines.  Hello Chris Pines.

Apparently, I am going to be busy this spring/summer.


Are you ready for some football?

The college football season has begun.  And Notre Dame crushed Navy.  Ha ha.  (Sorry Dad).  I love college football.  It is excellent for knitting.  I get much of my Christmas knitting done while watching football games.

But I can’t knit right now.  I think I have a repetitive stress injury from too much knitting.  Too much knitting with no finished projects to show for it.  Sigh.  This is very frustrating.  I also smacked my elbow on a  ladder today (don’t ask) and it hurts.  So I am taking the night off.  Instead of actual knitting I am just looking at knitting patterns online.

I know, it’s pathetic.

Big Game debrief

Every time I say I am going to blog more, I end up blogging less.  Sorry about that.

Well, The Big Game was last night and I must say I was pleased with the outcome.  I am not much of a Tom Brady fan and the Manning boys are both cutie-pies.  I even liked the halftime show.  And I wish I had a pair of boots like the ones Madonna was wearing.

But, of course, everybody knows the best part of the Big Game is the commercials.  And here are my two favorites.

Odds and Ends

As I was driving around today I saw a pickup truck from the fire department parked on the side of the road and two firemen standing with it.  My first  thought may or may not have had something to do with the fact that said firemen were very attractive (sorry honey).  My second thought was “I hope nothing’s wrong”.  The good news is there was no fire, the guys were digging the hydrant out of the snow drift.  Now that’s a lot of snow.


I have had Lady GaGa songs going through my head all day.  And the Truly Awful thing is I kind of don’t mind.


And how cute is this?

Thanks Sarah for sending me the link.

Super food that can kill you dead

Did you know that if you take the word “super” and put it next to the word “bowl” and use it to refer to a football game the NFL will come after you and take your house, your car and your first born child?  Well, since I am rather fond of my first born child (most of the time) and my house and car I will try to evade the wrath of the NFL and just refer to today’s game as The Big Game and assume you all know what I am talking about.

My friend Amy found this and sent it to me.  This may be the best, most amazing piece of food art I have ever seen.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Glutton Bowl.

Look at that.  It has a guacamole playing field with sour cream yardlines.  It has queso and salsa end zones with Slim Jim goalposts.  And the players!  They are made of Vienna sausages with little cheese helmets.  Please note the bacon crowd control barriers and the crowd made of many and various chips.  And I have saved the best for last.  The stadium.  The stadium my friends is made out of Twinkies.  Twinkies!  I love this.  I love this with every fiber of my being.

Here are the complete directions and some more photos of the work in progress.  I think you should have enough time to get to the store and make one for your party before the guests start arriving.  You better hurry.

Let’s get it started

The NFL Championship game is this weekend.  And you know what that means.  It means you cannot use the word “super” and the word “bowl” next to each other to refer to it without shelling out for a licensing fee.  Since I am not about to do that, we shall say NFL Championship game.

So that game is best known for two things:  A lot of great commercials during what is usually just an alright game, and a really big food coma.

Really bad food will follow tomorrow.  Tonight I leave you with some of my favorite commercials of all time.  I presented the first set last year and now here’s the sequel.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Bud Bowl II.  Enjoy.

I really wish they would bring these back.

Odds and Ends

I really think it’s time for Notre Dame for fire Charlie Weis.  Really, it’s time.  Get him out of there.


I am watching football right now.  It’s the Colts vs. the Patriots.  Or, as I like to say, the Peyton Mannings vs. the Tom Bradys.  It’s the battle of the handsome quarterbacks.


I’ve been to Target twice since I last posted about Target.  And both times they remembered to give me my five-cent credit.  Huzzah.


NaNoWriMo is half over now.  I might not die.