Friday, March 21, 2008

Is a peanut a nut???

Wiki says....."The peanut, or Groundnut, is a species in the legume family! A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae, or a fruit of these plants. A legume fruit is a simple dry fruit which develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a "pod", although pod is also applied to a few other fruit types. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins and peanuts. A peanut is not a nut in the botanical sense; a peanut is an indehiscent legume, that is, one whose pod does not split open on its own."

I GET that Wiki is not the end all be all....thanks to those of you spoiling my life with that tidbit...but none the less...can you counter any of these facts mentioned above??? NO! honor of the LEGUMES....which an awesome is a picture of Annie and I at the giant LEGUME in Chicago. Affectionately known as the "Bean"...though it's real name is "Cloud Gate"...BOoooooring! Also, you should know...Annie has a dog named Bean...who is misunderstood, fat, and completely loveable. You also should know that she "peers" at you...which is really just Annie's justification of her lazy eye. LOL! Go see the LEGUME of's fabeanlous!

Hoppy Easter!!!

Here are some facts about this year’s Easter. One of the factors determining the early date of Easter in 2008 is the leap year. Since February, 2008 had 29 days instead of the usual 28, the vernal equinox arrives a day earlier, on March 20 instead of March 21. It also so happens that the Full Moon in this month lands on March 21, earlier than in most years. Since March 21 is a Friday, the following Sunday is March 23, and it is on this date that Easter is celebrated in 2008. The earliest theoretical date for Easter is March 22, which would happen in a leap year if the Full Moon were the day after the equinox on a Saturday. Easter has not landed on March 22 since 1818 and will not fall on that date again until 2285. And Easter will not again fall on March 23 until 2160! So 2008 will be the earliest Easter for everyone alive today, since it will not fall this early again for another 152 years! So kids, be sure to tell your great-grandchildren about the early Easter of 2008! There you have it! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tour Carrie

is the WORST at blogging! She has great ideas....but doesn't blog on tours...this...for sure...will be an issue.

I have so much to's nearly midnight here in again, it will have to wait. I'm hoping for a Panera Day....see the Fitionary...on Friday...but we'll see. I mean...Sophie Germain? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? More on her later.

Hugs to those of you that love me and stalk me here!!!! I will also have you know that I won a shirt on St. Patrick's Day. Why? How? Well, apparently I can rock out on a tamborine, and was asked to play with the BAND! OOOOOOOoooooooohhhhh! Translation? Lorrie...Hanson? Volunteered me to shake the Tamb...and then they were giving t-shirts away! Pictures coming soon. For now...just this one...on Navy Pier...playing with hats I didn't buy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Praise God for great friends!

So...I'm off on a string of travels.....YAY...and leaving my near and dears.... :'-( Sad. Just a huge thanks to the Grunkies that coffee'd tonight, shown here, various pictures taken throughout the year...or stolen from your facebook page! (sorry man! I have NONE of you!! We'll have to start taking some!) guys are the best....and I HEART my t-shirt...oh my goodness. I am so on pink long sleeve shirt patrol. Viva la cupcake! And with a CHERRIE on top? Hand made? In GREEN!? The best best. Do you get it? UH....DO YOU!? You all are the thanks for coming, supporting, loving me!!!! And bloggings to come? Luz from Michaels....and the infamous Dawn and Olive Oil story.....good times...good times. Love you all! Thanks for being super....and Jimmy thanks for playing, and Gill, thanks for stopping by! Of course to the girls for being there, that goes without saying right? And to all my Grunkies that didn't make it? WHAT IS UP!??? LOL. Hugs friends!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Round Goodness!

I can't believe it's taken me this long to blog about RG's. See the Fitionary...they are there. They are Round Goodnesses (Delicious doughy pizzas....broccoli for Linds...tomato bits for me!)....and I don't know exactly when it began, but Lindsay works in the same plaza as Andy's Pizzeria....and since I didn't really work this winter? I was certainly available for lunches! So generally? We'd do 11:30...and have RG's and conversation for lunch. It's really...just an awesome time...and in the beginning...when we were just learning the ways of RG's....we'd use like 8 napkins...and over time...we've gotten it down to one. Now...sometimes I like to branch out to a different sort of Round Goodness...and on those days...Linds usually opts for the Vegetable Pizza. It's okay...we still have the time that we spend together. So today...we finally took some pictures....thanks to my new phone...(10 megapixels....ha ha ha) And so above? You'll see Linds with the RG's....and then down here? You see me....because we love the CRAZY pictures that are up...everybody should decorate with raw eggs. Today, was kind of a farewell for a little while, as I'm gone, and we decided we can still have long as we are honest and open about having them...and who we are having them with! Here's to RG's and here's to Lindsay!

LamBie slipper socks....

First of all...I'll put an actual picture up when I get one...I mean yes, I'll steal one similar from the website, but the actual slipper/sock isn't there. Apparently? The don't exist. Second of all...I feel it very VERY important to pronounce the B in makes it more fun.

Let's set the stage. Bath and Body Works, as of maybe Holiday 05? Did this whole "sweetest softest" bit...and it's continued at Holidays and then last summer, they brought out the LamBie. Who is really more like the cutest, softest thing ever. So...I buy the see the picture. I love them. I buy them for my sister-in-law and for my Fousin. So, fine, great, I'm set...but then? THEN?! Last week...I'm in the store...and I spy them....little lamBie socks....kind of like Mary Jane socks? But with LamBie's little eyelashes and mouth? I snatched them right up. NO, I did not need them, but they were so cute, and I'd never seen them before! I don't know where they came from, but I didn't care...LamBie slipper/sock/cute foot goodness was coming home with me.

It's like a puppet for my FEET! I almost feel like a ballerina when I wear them. I said almost. They are so fuzzy...and when I look down at them? I smile. And it's one of those things, that if I ever saw another pair? I'd buy them...just to you never know.

So that's it...I'm tired...putting off going to bed, and I thought that you should know, I own the sweetest, softest, cutest, LamBie slippers/socks/foot puppets.....EVER!