Friday, December 16, 2011

weird in the day

Poor Tim, like a humanoid fresh from the womb, has got his mornings, days, and nights all mixed up. This due to finals- and PhD-application-imposed sleep deprivation.

Today, after a hasty last read-through, we rushed his paper to the English Department Office with minutes to go before closing time. On the return trip, Tim noticed a young girl, age 10 maybe, walking outside. For reasons unbeknownst to anyone, he smiled and waved.

The poor girl looked as if she didn't know how to respond and gave a shy, indeterminate wave in response. You can betcha Tim sure felt like a creeper.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

our new baby

No, silly, this post is not to introduce you to our real baby (still gestating). This is way better.

Introducing Blender Baby:

I've been posting about blenders for a while now (like this one time approximately 2.5 years ago). If  I did one of those word clouds for this blog, it might have blender and Hanson on there pretty large, which is weird. Anyway, I think this is blender number four or five in our household. But thanks to the generous birthday/Christmas/birthday again gift from parentals, we'll go several years yet without having another blender baby.

I have expressed my doubts about the superiority of these machines, but a seven-year warranty is pretty nifty. AND THEY ARE SO COOL!!! Have you seen the demonstrations at Costco and the like? I could watch for hours. Our first Vitamix blend was devoted to our classic smoothie, and it was the smoothest darn smoothie we've ever made. We've also been making hot chocolate in the machine instead of the Cocoa Latte/Cocomotion because if you leave the blender on for a while, the stuff gets hot (!!!!).

We pretty much can't get enough. Please let us know if you have suggestions for things to blend.

Monday, December 5, 2011


This isn't the first time Hanson has made an appearance on this blog. Remember this?

Well, our favorite trio is going strong in their music-making pursuits, as previously mentioned, but THAT'S NOT ALL. They're also going to release a trademark alcohol: MMMHop. Nice play on their headlining hit, right? Not.