Friday, October 25, 2013

Weekly Obsession: Black Pumpkins

No, I haven't genetically modified pumpkins to be black instead of orange, and I haven't burned anything either.

I'm referring to the absolutely yummy Pumpkin Beer and Guinness concoction. I've obviously used Arcadia Ale's Jaw-Jacker here.

I've also made this with New Holland's Ichabod, Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin Ale, Sam Adams' Fat Jack and Sam Adams' Harvest Pumpkin Ale. And I'm really hoping to crack into one made with Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale tonight. (If you haven't gathered from that short list....I really LIKE pumpkin beer.)

Pour pumpkin beer into a glass, carefully layer Guinness over it. You can use the back of a spoon, or you can use one of these awesome cool thingies my S-I-L got my husband for Christmas one year.

Yes, that is a turtle. It's an awesome invention, no mixing on Guinness layered beers.

So, go out and try one. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mid-Week Pick Me Up: Emperor's New Groove

If you haven't seen this movie, you should be ashamed! It is the best (IMO) Disney movie EVER!

This is one of my favorite scenes and no matter how many times I see this, I crack up. Even now, having watched it 5 times writing this post, I'm still laughing.

"You know, it's a good thing, you're not a big, fat guy or this would be really difficult."


Yzma turns into a .... (Spoiler)

Ahh, this movie makes me so happy! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Weekly Obsession: Scooby Doo & Mystery Inc.

We've been really excited about Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. movies that are popping up this time of year. Angel Baby and Squeaker both like to watch them, as do I (yay, to fun kid movies)

Last year, this was Angel Baby's favorite one.

And it looks like this one is shaping up to be her favorite for 2013....

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mid-Week Pick Me Up: Improv Everywhere's 10th Annual MP3 Experiement

I have to admit I'd love to be able to do this one day. Alas, they seem to be focused in the NY area. If anyone hears of one in MI let me know!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Weekly Obsession: More Knitting (Burton Bear)

I'm still on a knitting kick. And I made this adorable cowl/hood for Angel Baby. It's not quite as good as the picture. But it's not too shabby for my first time.

I need to work on the hood seaming and make the ears bigger next time. But other than that, it's adorable!!!

I'm going to make one for me (without ears) in blue and one for Squeaker (with ears) in a chocolate brown.

I did finish my cranberry cowl. But I need to block it and sew the button on. I will post that pic when I'm all done.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mid-week Pick Me Up: Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

When I think of Peter Gabriel this is the first song I think of. It just brings me back to when I was a little kid and my only worries was whether I could talk my mom into letting me go outside to play before my homework was done.

I used to watch MTV on the down low. My parents weren't really against it, but I felt like they wouldn't be totally for it either.

Sorry for missing last week. I thought the craziness of the semester starting would have been done by then. I should be back to our regularly scheduled broadcast.