Thursday, April 1, 2010


I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend. We are just hanging out, having dinner and taking it easy so we can rest up for our vacation. And in case you haven't heard, the Easter Bunny has suffered identity theft this year:

Until he can get all of that straightened out, his Easter duties will be taken over by:

The world famous Easter Gorilla, of course. If you want more candy in your basket this year, you might want to try a banana bribe. :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

File this under Delicious

This is what we made tonight! So yummy. Harris Teeter had these beautiful strawberries on sale for buy 1 get 2 free. 2! So we have been eating a lot of strawberries these past couple of days. Mostly shortcake with whipped cream, but beside the strawberries in the produce section was these containers of dipping chocolate. All you do is microwave, dip, and it sets up quickly. I didn't know if it would be a good chocolate or one of those waxy chocolates, but it was excellent. I would so buy it again. And I might......This might be our dessert for Easter dinner. LOL.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Little Bit Trashy

I ask you....when is it ok to throw trash out of the window of a moving vehicle? I mean seriously. I know that we live on a busy road, but still. It shouldn't matter if its a city street, a suburban neighborhood road, a busy highway, or a country lane. It is NOT ok to throw garbage out of your window. EVER! It really makes me angry because we have a collection of trash show up on our road frontage all the time. I spent part of my afternoon walking the perimeter of our property with a garbage bag, picking up all the trash. Its been so windy lately that a whole lot of it had blown up against the tree line all the way in our backyard. Who does that? Somebody does, thats for sure. I have a full bag of somebody's empty bottles and cans and fastfood bags, and grocery bags....etc.

One afternoon this past week one of the ECU buses passed me going in the opposite direction while I was sitting at a stop light. Some moron threw a drink cup full of ice out of the bus window and it hit my windshield. It scared the daylights out of me. I looked up just in time to see some object hurling through the air right at my face. The fact that I had a thick piece of safety glass between me and said object didn't register. I ducked anyway, and then the cup splattered all over my car. Great job, anonymous idiot. Why do people do that? Was if too much of a hassle to just hold on to the empty cup until the bus stopped and a proper receptacle could be located? Was the cup too heavy and cumbersome?

But anyway, if I ruled the world I would spend less time arresting folks for smoking a little bit of pot now and again and concentrate my efforts on punishing the litterbugs. Get caught throwing trash on the ground and there would not only be a hefty fine, but also time spent on trash picking up duty. A LOT of time. And that is for the first offense. The second violation would involve jail time and daily picking up of the trash wearing prison garb. Maybe that would stop the trashiness.
Its inexcusable that anybody would just toss their litter out of the window, or on the ground or whatever. It doesn't just disappear into thin air when it leaves your hand.