Saturday, December 05, 2009

How do you make beaded fruit?

Lillianna was just looking through some scrap books that I made over the past few years. She happened to find some pictures from the 70s and asked, "How do you make beaded fruit?" That just made me laugh as it brought back so many memories of my childhood.

When I was Lillianna's age, beaded fruit was all the rage. Everyone I knew had a bowl of beaded fruit in their house. That's just the way it was.My mother was always beading fruit and it looked like fun so I begged her to teach me how to do it.

I taped a dime to my thumb, put a pin through a bead and pushed it in to the fuzzy fake pear. Ouch! That was a bit painful and not as easy as it looked. I tried again. After about 10 beads I was tired, sore and bored. I told my mother I was done. She just shrugged and continued beading a banana.

I'll never know what the fascination with beaded fruit was all about in the 70s but I hope that's one of the fads that doesn't return in the future.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Design

Just checking out my new design. Not sure if I need more pink or more beans. Let me see what this looks like.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Still working on the jellybeans

My friend Jaime is working on the jellybean situation. I think I'll feel more motivated to write once my beans are back. It's sad but true that I am inspired by cotton candy jellybeans. My wedding band is engraved with "cotton candy jellybeans 10/2/93" since that is the day Rich and I met and I was eating cotton candy jellybeans at the time.

Also, as I walked down the aisle at our wedding I could see the head table. We were married at the same place we had the reception. Rich had put a small clear piano filled with cotton candy jellybeans on my plate and it made me smile when I saw it.

This is why I love my cotton candy jellybeans. Of course sometimes I'm motivated by a mushroom pizza....I'm rather fickle at times.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Lillianna's party

At the moment I have 7 12 year olds in my house. That's all I have to say.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where are my jellybeans?

I haven't been inactive for 90 days. I want my jellybean logo back!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Death of Michael Jackson

Everyone I know is mourning Michael Jackson's death. Ya, it's sad. He was only 50 years old. He changed the music and dance world with his unique style. I'm not disputing that. I just think that he was hot and sexy when he was still black but he turned into a whacko once he started with his plastic surgery addiction and became white.

I've heard all the stories about his horrible childhood. No one should have to go through life being abused especially when a parent is the abuser. That makes it a million times worse in my eyes. The adults that should be protecting you are causing the pain and for that I hope there is a special hell that all abusers will go to.

At lunch the other day my co-workers all said they don't believe he sexually abused the 3 boys that accused him. That whole thing is "iffy" in my book. I tend to believe it happened even if Michael Jackson didn't think he was doing anything inappropriate at the time. Child molestation is never right even if the molester doesn't know the difference between right and wrong.

So I'm not crying my eyes out over his death. I'm not really feeling much at all. I liked some of his music. A lot of tunes bring back special memories from my younger years but I'm not heart broken and in mourning like so many people I've seen over the past couple of days.

He may be a pop icon but he was also a pretty odd and creepy guy.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

911.....What's your emergency?

You have to be a special kind of moron to call 911 for a chicken nugget emergency unless the nugget is lodged in your throat and you are in danger of choking to death.

I wouldn't even call the non-emergency police line to handle this dispute. I'm an adult. I'm pretty sure that if I ordered chicken McNuggets and they were out of them, I could choose something else or I could get my money back and run off to Kentucky Fried Chicken for a variety of chicken snacks.

The woman in Florida who called 911 to resolve her McNugget problem should be thrown in jail. I believe she was fined for misusing 911 but I don't think that is enough.
People need to know that 911 is not the number to call for every minor argument. It's there for emergency situations only. "Oh my gosh they're out of my favorite chicken meal," is not an emergency no matter how that crazy broad tried to spin it.

There is no such thing as a chicken emergency unless it's a giant mutant chicken who is crushing people with it's huge mutant feet and you're afraid that it will take over the world. If that's the case, give 911 a jingle. A S.W.A.T. team may be needed.
Bravo to you for helping save the planet.

What do you think is an appropriate punishment for the nugget lady?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Do chickens really need these?

Over the past few years as my age has been creeping up on me, I've noticed that occasionally, I don't pay 100% attention to what I hear or see. My hearing and vision are fine but sometimes my mind is just elsewhere and my brain interprets the wrong message.

Yesterday as I drove by Kentucky Fried Chicken I noticed a sign that I thought said,
NEW CHICKEN DIAPERS! I was stunned. Do chickens need diapers? If so, why would they sell them at KFC? Then I took another look and it actually said DIPPERS not diapers.
Well that made more sense! I laughed and drove on by.

Two years ago I had my radio turned to WRKO which is a talk radio station. I came in the middle of a conversation but I found it intriguing. They were talking about the mating habits of rabbis! As a Jewish woman I hadn't realized that rabbis had actual mating habits but I stopped to listen and I was horrified. I couldn't believe that something like this would be on the radio.

Before they took a short break they announced that they'd continue talking about the mating habits of RABBITS after this message. Rabbits? Not rabbis? I felt like Emily Litella from Saturday Night Live....."never mind!"

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy 2009!

Last year wasn't my favorite year but 2009 has started off on a good note.

Rich moved back in right before Christmas and things are great.
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve at Debby and Mark's house as usual.
Christmas Day at Kara's was so much fun and then her baby shower was 3 days later and it was a huge success. Everyone had a great time.

Kara will be 35 weeks on Wednesday and Charly Lyn is over 4 pounds now so Kara did really well with being on bedrest all this time. She is safe to have the baby any time now.We are all very excited and impatiently waiting for this child to arrive and join our family.

My nana always told me, "This is going to be your year." She said that every year because she was so optimistic. I do hope 2009 brings us all happiness,peace and prosperity. We really need a change.