shoe of the day...

shoe of the day...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


an email from my hilarious friend dennis.

i wanted to feature a new item in the cafe today.
mix our [elliott's] fruit juices with wegman's fizzywater.
advertise them as 'elliott's sprizters' - onlyavailable until monday.


[insert extreme idiot laugh from me, followed by explanation to officemate kate so as to prove i haven't finally lost my mind.]

why big lots is the best store ever.

because they carry fine products such as this:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

baked goodness

some random baking projects that i'm finally getting around to discussing!

in honor of leap day/year, my brilliant mother [4th grade teacher extraordinaire] created the following for her class and the teachers at her school:

frog army. for leap day. perfection.

[to make, just frost your cooled cupcakes with green frosting. slice large green gumdrops in half, lengthwise. use white melting chips and mini [or regular size] m&ms to complete the eyes. using a skewer/toothpick/your finger, trace a mouth toward the bottom of the cupcake. use licorice or red icing for the tongue. so simple! we adapted this from somewhere; when i find where i wrote the information, i'll credit the site.]

to reiterate: frogs. genius mother. cupcakes.

last nite's project was almost as good as the leap day frog army.

her school is having 'snow fun day', to coincide with the foot-plus of the white stuff that appeared in rochester over the weekend. again, from the brilliant mind of my mother sprang the idea: snowball cake! who doesn't love spice cake covered in frosting & coconut? mmm.
her students are ridiculously lucky. and what better idea as a teacher? get them hopped up on sugar, then have them climb a giant snow mountain and run around outside to expel all their energy.

Friday, March 7, 2008

long-lost friends

the phone calls just keep getting better.

noodle: jojo?!
jojo: hi, noodle! how are you?
n: jojo? it's me! olivia! you know me, right?