ice cream making and ranting

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop

I was innocently reading the grocery store ads, and noticed an odd thing: Nabisco Classics Iced Animal Cookies, as well as frosted oatmeal cookies.

"Oh good," I think "all is not lost from the Mother's bankruptcy." Then, I did a little google research.

Nabisco doesn't mention these classics on their website. But, two very selfless bloggers have the story. Kevdo and Look What I Found.

Turns out, these new cookies are knock-offs. And Kellogg actually bought the Mother's recipes and will release their new cookies in July.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

it has a flavr

Seriously, more internet memes and dessert. Awesome!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Never gonna run around and dessert you

There's not much I love more than taking an internet meme and making it into a cake.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hanukkah Miracle

Tonight I have Hanukkah/Kwanzaa story time. Complete with Kinaras made of beans and noodles, wooden dreidels for playing and marshmallow dreidels for eating. I've spend some of the last week reading up on the holidays I don't celebrate so I can convey them in a positive and learned manner. And I've spent a lot of time physically preparing everything for the crafts.

So, when I filled my gas tank for $23.50 today all I could think of was that I was being rewarded for my efforts. Maybe the fuel won't last longer than it should, but my money certainly will. I might just have some fried potatoes for dinner, to honor the miracle.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


OMG! First there was turducken. Now there is quaducant! Could be awesome, although, it's more than double the cost of turducken.

Monday, December 01, 2008 the new nose job?

I'm not sure what it's like where you live, but here in the greater LA area, I've seen quite a few billboards for the LAP-BAND popping up. They are slightly offensive to me, featuring a grumpy, ugly fat lady encouraging us all to go ahead an have a nice Christmas surgery.

But, I was completely unprepared for the radio commercial I heard this morning that went a little something like this:

You know, gyms just cost so much money... I think I should totally have elective surgery instead.

quite possibly, I've taken a little creative license with the part after the ellipses, but there's no mistaking the following:

1. They were comparing exercise with surgery.
2. They were implying that surgery costs less than $30/month.
3. They were implying that after the surgery there is no need for exercise.

I'm not denying the benefits of some kind of surgery for the morbidly obese. But the super, super majority of morning radio listeners do not need the surgery. And I just don't understand.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

10 Gifts

Another reason to add to the list of why MSN is sucky...

This list is titled 10 Gifts We Don't Want.

However, they are totally, totally, totally wrong. Anyone who doesn't think goldfish bookends or light bulb shoes are awesome doesn't deserve to write things on the internet.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twilight in 15 Mins

So, I'm a librarian. And I supposed to know something about every popular book there is. But, popular books are usually sucky. And, instead of reading them, I rely on my friend the internet.

Now, Twilight is not really written for people like me. And I take that into account. Possibly, my teen self would have even enjoyed the phenomenon. (probably not though, the style of the books is super wordy like a harlequin)

However, just to not sound like I'm 100 years old, I have to know something.

This is where Twilight in 15 Minutes fits in.

And 28 reasons the movie is better than the book isn't bad either.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Red, White, Blueberry

In honor of election day I tried to incorporate red, white and blue pancakes into my standing pancake tuesday. Instead, i got non-partisan purple pancakes.

Also, enjoy pictures of the very delicious banana pancakes

Keep your fingers crossed for the bullet train to the future. Come one little train. I know you can.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween


My sister's

Update: This year we decided to up our game and got some carving tools and tried shaving in addition to carving. I can assure you, the pumpkins are much cooler in real life. I'm not entirely sure if it's the low light itself, or my terrible, terrible camera.

Also worth noting, my Kon pumpkin from 2 halloweens ago is the #2 google search for Kon pumpkin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

People will be very healthy, soon

I'm a pretty big fan of pop psychology. I love it when people tie huge complex issues up into nice little dumplings of knowledge, even if they aren't necessarily true... and it makes me happy to know that there'll be plenty of deodorant to go around.

Full article

During a recession, laxatives go up, because people are under tremendous stress, and holding themselves back," said Shapiro, now chief executive of SAGE, a consulting firm in Chicago.

"During a boom, deodorant sales go up, because people are out dancing around. When people have less money, they buy more of the things that have less water in them, things that are not so perishable. Instead of lettuce and steak and fruit, it's rice and beans and grain and pasta. Except this time the price of pasta's so high that it's beans and rice."

A recent Nielsen report listed tobacco, carbonated drinks and eggs as especially vulnerable to recession, and candy, beer and pasta sauce as recession-proof.


"Death rates fall, people smoke less, drink less and exercise more. Traffic fatalities go way down, which is not a surprise when people drive less. Heart attacks go down. Back problems go down. People have more time to prepare healthier meals at home. When the economy weakens, pollution falls."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

OMG Sarah Palin has my coat!

Found on a boingboing post depicting a photoshopped verison

This is the original.

Does this mean Sarah Palin shops at TJ Maxx? Because I'm pretty sure that's where I got mine. I'm sure it wasn't over $30. I've never actually worn it, because really, it's a little crazy. But now I can't really wear it, can I? It's been boingboinged for goodness sake. I can't wear the same coat as crazy book-banning, librarian firing, creationism lady. (Although I'd like to believe in a time when dinosaurs and humans lived in harmony)

My other moments of clothing famousness:

The 90's when Andrea on the original 90210 wore an ugly pink sweater that my mom had

A sweater I bought a few years ago from the Macys juniors department that was on both the Nick show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Disney's Suite Life of Zach and Cody.

A crazy print shirt/tunic thing from Zara that Giada De Laurentis wore on her weekend getaway show to San Francisco.

That's all I can think of for now. Although not clothing. Hannah Montana has one of our pfaltzgraff patterns in her kitchen. And icarly has our fifties clock.

How about you?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cake Games

I don't really know the rules, but here's an exciting use of cake in gaming (not to mention marshmallow peeps)

Settlers of Catan

I'm still open for suggestions on how to use the castle cake in a game.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Beloit Mindset List 2012

Well, they're at it again. Here's the newest list to come from Beloit College. And, I have to say. After all of my previous hate, this one isn't so bad. Did I just finally become accustomed to the stupidity? Maybe. But I think they're also making a better list. This one is more things that existed or didn't exist in a person's lifetime if he was born in 1990. It's not so much of "they can't possibly know or think this" it more objective facts.

So kudos Beloit, for finally having a decent person making the list. But all your points were lost when you made a page that can't be copied and pasted. Thank goodness for source code.

Here are a few to make you feel old:

We have always known that “All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

McDonald’s and Burger King have always used vegetable oil for cooking french fries

There has always been Pearl Jam.

Windows 3.0 operating system made IBM PCs user-friendly the year they were born.

Students always had Goosebumps.