Saturday, February 03, 2007

Slide Show

The blog challenge for this week was to create a slide show. I chose some of the pictures from my vacation to Ohio this past summer where we went to a couple of zoo's, Jacobs Field for a Cleveland Indians baseball game and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

One Wild Night

As mentioned in prior blog entries several of us went out Friday night to celebrate Paul's birthday. It's become tradition to go and do something for our birthdays of whatever the birthday person chooses. Friday night started out with going bowling. Jean, Paul, Jim, and I left from work Friday and went to Jim's place so he could change into jeans and then to my apartment so I could put my jeans on and then ended up at Mr. Burger for dinner. Jeff was going to join us also when he got out of work at 8. We were still at Mr. Burger when he called us so we said we'd wait there for him to meet us there that way he could have dinner before we headed out to bowl.

We never bowled. We went to 2 alley's and at the first one they weren't going to do open bowl until midnight so we went to another that had open bowl at 10 but there was a line out of the door of teenagers. We felt old so we left and started aimlessly driving around until finally it was decided we'd go to Village Inn for karaoke ... which was 3 minutes from where we started the night at! We drove around aimlessly for a couple hours but had a blast all piled into Jim's van. He keeps threatening that his next vehicle will be a 2 seater which means we'll have to find a new party van :)

Anyhow, here are some pictures from the night. Jean ordered a round of shots of something with Crown Royal and then she and I were drinking $2.50 Tequila Sunrises while the others had beer.

The shots:

Yeah ... I dunno. :)

The birthday boy:

More Tequila!

A Mad German (story behind this, his screen name is amadgerman and for the longest time I tried to figure out what a "A madge man" was. Now we just tease him.

and a few more...

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Down for the count

Day 3 and I'm home sick. Talk about hitting fast! I was fine Friday, several of us went out to celebrate Paul's birthday (I'll try and blog and post pictures after my nap) and I had a little tickle in my throat, attributed it to the cigarette smoke around me at the karaoke bar and didn't give it a second thought. By Sunday I was coughing and by Monday morning I felt like I was run over by a bus.

Today is Wednesday and I finally mustered enough energy to get into the doctor. Turns out I have a viral infection. Since it's not bacterial there isn't an antibiotic that can clear it up but she did give me a prescription for cough syrup with some codeine to give me a break and wants me to stay home for the rest of the week.

I'm home camping out on the couch and realizing there is nothing good on TV during the day.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Kinder Chocolate

I ate it. Finally. I thought Melissa may have gotten on a plane to fly here to force feed me if I didn't eat it :)

As mentioned in a prior blog entry it's been insanely busy this week so I haven't had a chance to post about it. I borrowed Jim's camera so I could document it and tonight had a chance to upload the pictures.

Rewind to last Saturday night. After doing some housework I decided to put Melissa out of her misery and reward myself by eating the Kinder Chocolate.

For those that don't know, Kinder Chcolate is available in Canada in bars or in eggs called Kinder Surprises. The eggs are banned in the U.S. because of the small toy surprise inside. At the Scrapshare Michigan retreat a Kinder Surprise egg magically found it's way across the border and into my goody bag!

The egg unwrapped:

And the opened up egg ... still have not eaten any yet, just cracking the egg.

NOTE: No cats were harmed in the taking of these photos and the uploading to this blog. Merely a curious bystander, not a chocoholic cat.

I thought that the toy would have just fallen out when I opened the egg, I was pleasantly surprised to find it in its own egg. Took me a few minutes to get that toy open though, the egg it's in is a soft plastic and it was strange and hard to open.

I ate the chocolate before I put the toy together. It is very good. It was soft and sweet, almost like a mix between white and milk chocolate. I thought it was very smooth, didn't scream chocolate-y which was good. While I enjoy chocolate as much as the next guy or gal sometimes it's too much for me, it's too sweet. I thought this was the right balance of sweet without being too sweet. Definitely a 2 thumbs up.

The next challenge was putting the toy together. I got a chuckle out of the fact that it comes with instructions!

The finished product:

Now if they'd just make Cherry Cordial Kinder Chocolate my life would be complete! :)