Thanks, Pinterest

In CategoryCooking, Navel Gazing

I just did that thing where you take the shaker top from a can of parmesan cheese* and put it on a canning jar so you can have a flip-top lid for your jar.

I put baking soda in it, because that mangled box drives me nuts. Why they don’t package baking soda the same way they package baking powder is a mystery to me.

This makes me ridiculously happy.



*I bought the generic parmesan cheese for two dollars and threw it away. That stuff isn’t food, people.

Just NO

In CategoryNavel Gazing

I saw this on Pinterest the other day –


Random Monday – TV Complaints

In CategoryRandom Monday



• Yesterday, we snuggled up on the couch an watched a couple of recorded episodes of the Pioneer Woman’s cooking show. I can’t decide how I feel about the Pioneer Woman (or PW, as we call her). On one hand, I admire that she turned a blog into an empire. On the other hand, opening a can of cherry pie filling for dessert IS NOT COOKING and I don’t think it belongs on Food Network. Also, I’ve tried a few of her recipes and they aren’t that great (sorry PW fans).

Yesterday, she instructed us on how to roast a marshmallow. In detail. Including how to blow it out if it catches on fire. Thank goodness.

• Last weekend I accidentally watched some show called Tattoo Nightmares. For two hours. It’s about people whose bad tattoos are ruining their lives before they get them covered with something new. I don’t even like tattoos, but the work they do to cover up the old ones is incredible.

One guy had MEOW tattooed on his, erm, butt cheek. He thought it would help him get chicks. Apparently it did not work as he had hoped. Apparently he got laughed at. Who could have predicted that?

Anyway, he wanted to cover it, AND he wanted to stay in the “cat family.”

So he got a giant leopard over the top.

GIANT ASS LEOPARD, is what I am saying.

Probably he’s a chick magnet now.


• Last night we were channel surfing and got sucked into the Discovery show Naked and Afraid. It’s a survival show about a man and a woman – who’ve never met before – getting dropped off into the wilderness for three weeks. With nothing except a machete. No clothes. No matches. Nothing. And then the producers wait around and hope no one dies. It was pretty interesting once I got past all the blurring of the private parts because EW. I don’t see why they have to be naked. Maybe Tiny Speedos in the Jungle wasn’t as captivating a title to the focus group.

In any event, it did not make me want to go camping. It made me want to check into the Four Seasons and order room service and be as far away from nature as possible.

Nature wants to kill you. I don’t know why people don’t recognize this.

• Happy Monday, y’all!


* Giant Ass Leopard should really be the title of this post, don’t you think?

** I feel like a better blogger would have put these rants in some kind of chronological order, but that’s not the kind of service I offer. Sorry.

*** Here is a video clip of the Giant Ass Leopard. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 


Laughed until I cried. Literally.

In CategoryNavel Gazing