Saturday, August 30, 2008

guess who...

is 30 today.

happy birthday ya ya!

we love you,

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

trivia tuesday

hi there. happy tuesday! welcome to trivia tuesday. i know you know the rules, but here they are anyway: no cheating. no googling. just answer using your own brain power. i know. scary. come on! you can do it. you have until i go to bed to answer the questions. i'll post the answers wednesday morning.

the theme: the eighties

1.who was the leader of the good transformers?
optimus prime

2. what was the name of punky brewster's dog?

3. what was angela's son's name in who's the boss?

4. what was michael jackson advertising when he was nearly killed?

5. what was ALF's girlfriend from melmac's name?

6. what was the name of arnold's fish on different strokes?

7. on three's company, what was the name of jack's restaurant that he opened and was head chef at?
jack's bistro

8. The jeffersons was a spin-off from what show?
all in the family

9. what star of the breakfast club was also part of the original cast of the facts of life?
molly ringwald

10. what actor was famous for the line "nanoo nanoo"?
robin williams for his character mork from oirk

you guys rock! miss sara is the winner again this week. good job sis!

have a good week. see you next tuesday.

Monday, August 25, 2008

how adventurous are you?

here's a fun game from crista's kitchen creations . she did a post on it a few days ago.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (i put them in green)
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare (obviously you don't know me very well if you think i'll eat anything that wasn't cooked)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp

9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari

12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
(no, but i've always wanted to!)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini

73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano (i'm too much of a wuss for that)
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Sunday, August 24, 2008

da da da da da da

happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday mrs. finch.
happy birthday to you!

we love you,

Friday, August 22, 2008

new adventures

i remember the first time i ever had a bedroom all to myself. i was about 8 years old. before i left for a trip to stay with cousins, my parents asked me if i could paint my room any color what would it be? i told them either purple or blue. when i arrived home from my trip, they had moved me into a room by myself. the walls were painted a lovely shade of blue. they had gotten me a new water bed too. i was in hog heaven!

well, little mother hen moved into her own room last week. we had been talking about it for months. she and captain adventure have been sharing a room off and on since he was a baby. but, she's seven now and started first grade last week and it is definitely time for her to have her own room. we moved sammysosa into the room with CA and LMH went to SS's room.

mr. hubby helped moving all of the big furniture and painting. we were able to do it in one day. she loves it! i'm really glad we decided to do make the move. we were really worried about how captain adventure would do with sammysosa. we thought of all of the naughty thing CA could do with SS in the room...climbing into the crib, trying to take SS out of the crib, throwing things into the crib, staying up until the middle of the get the point.

so far, our fears have been unfounded. captain adventure has done really well. it took a few nights to get used to each other, but they love to be together now. sammysosa wakes up earlier than CA and starts singing and talking quietly to himself...he eventually gets really loud and starts yelling at CA to wake up. it is pretty cute.

little mother hen is so thankful for her own room. she loves being by herself and her attitude is getting better. she has been spending hours and hours up there just puttering around...rearranging her drawers, drawing pictures, stickering things. it's too cute!

i am so glad we finally decided to make the move. we're such wienies sometimes.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

it is official!

i have to apologize to you. i have been keeping a rather big secret from you for a long time now. mr. husband and our friend mr. chef have been in the process of buying a restaurant for the past several months. it is now official. they closed on the building yesterday morning.

i am so proud of both of them. they have put in hundreds of hours trying to make this happen and now it finally has. i am so confident in their abilities to run a fantastic restaurant and do it the right way. i can't wait to see them in action!

they have many hours of hard work ahead of them, but they have an amazing support cast in place...i've met them and they're awesome and loyal. mr. husband and mr. chef hope to be open for business sometime in mid to late september.

congratulations mr. husband and mr. chef!

p.s see below for tuesday trivia answers

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

trivia tuesday

welcome to trivia tuesday. you know the rules, but here is a quick reminder: no cheating or have until i go to bed tonight to answer the questions...i will post the correct answers along with the name of the brain of the week on wednesday morning.

the theme: seventies trivia

1. who was the first musical guest on saturday night live? janis ian

2. what group won the "best new artist" grammy in 1972?

3. barry manilow was a producer/arranger for what famous vocalist?
bette midler

4. what was cher's given first name? cherilyn

5. rod stewart's 1977 hit "the first cut is the deepest" was written by who?

cat stevens

6. what year did casey kasem's american top 40 debut? 1970 (and yes, crista, he is OLD)

7. what group won grammys for record, song, and album of the year in 1970?
simon and garfunkel

8. what was elvis' last movie? elvis on tour

9. what chuck berry classic did the beach boys use to help with a comeback in 1976? rock & roll music

10. what was the jackson 5's first smash hit? i want you back


good grief! i thought this would be easier for you music buffs. (i mean, i couldn't have answered any of them, but i had faith in you!)

the big brain award goes to crista! good for you! you got 3 right.

joel, you got a big goose egg. good job for trying. A for effort.

coming up next week...80's trivia. thanks for playing!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

trivia tuesday

happy tuesday. you know the drill. answer them to the best of your ability. don't cheat. you have until 11:00 pm tuesday (my time) to answer the questions. i will post the correct answers along with the highest scorer on wednesday.

this week's theme: presidential trivia

1. Which president purchased the Louisiana territory? (Thomas Jefferson from napoleon in 1803)

2. Who was the first president to live in the white house? (President John Adams.)

3. which president purchased alaska? (Andrew Johnson from Russia in 1867)

4. name the first president who was the son of a president? (the sixth president john quincy adams – son of the second president john adams)

5. name the second president who was the son of a president. (George w bush, son of George bush)

6. who was the youngest elected president? (john f. kennedy 43 y, 236d when taking office)

7. who was the youngest president? (Theodore Roosevelt, 42y, 322 d succeeding to the office upon assassination of president William mckinley)

8. which president ordered the combat use of nuclear weapons? (harry s Truman ordered the atom bomb to Hiroshima and Nagasaki )

9. name the president who served 2 non-consecutive terms: (grover Cleveland 22nd 1855-1889 & 24th 1893-1897)

10. who was the only president to be married while in office? (grover cleveland. on 6/2/1886 he married frances folsom)


ok seriously. participate!

i would like to award this week's gold medal to

the author of my blog she is the only one who really put forth any sort of effort this week.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

not for the faint at heart (seriously)

i am totally addicted to reading
i like her style. she's an amazing writer. she also has mad photog skills.
so, anyway, she recently wrote a post with a link to a news story from florida. i will warn you...this story involves a disgusting case of child abuse and neglect. however, it is an amazing story.
here's the link to
heather's post

and, seriously, go hug your kids.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

you whiney whiney people

you win. here it is. "trivia thursday".

in honor of the upcoming
olympic games, the theme is the olympics. (creative, i know.) you know the rules. the whole point is to see what you know...not what you can google and find on the internet. i'll turn on comment moderation and i will post the answers with the person who had the most correct answers by friday morning. sher.

1. according to an ESPN poll, 59% of american viewers rooted against who in the 1996 olympic games?


2.what olympic champion played an HIV-infected chorus boy in the play "Jeffery" in 1993?

name the olympic aquatic event includes the following positions: the Flamingo, crane, and fishtail?
4. what year were the olympics first televised? 1960

5. women were first allowed to participate in the olympics in what year? 1900

6. what sports did those women compete in? (3) TENNIS, GOLF, CROQUET

7. what five colors are make up the olympic rings and what is the significance of those specific colors?


8. wrestling fencing soccer swimming gymnastics archery
badminton handball taekwondo judo rowing cycling
weight-lifting athletics basketball sailing handball hockey

there are 9 more events. name 3 of them.
9. what years (3) were the olympic games cancelled and why?

1916 - WWI
1940, 1944- WWII

10. what is the olympic motto? (in latin or english)

*11. what's your favorite olympic sport to watch?

*12. who is your favorite olympic athlete?