Archive for December, 2011

December 10, 2011

Six Word Saturday: Let them eat cake!

by Janie Jones

This post has nothing to do with revolutions, unless eating cake for breakfast lunch and dinner for a week constitutes a diet revolution. No, Monday was my birthday, so naturally I had to eat a whole cake. Leif, not being a big sweets eater, and the spud having her own pink birthday cupcakes (her birthday was Thursday) was busily devouring her own birthday treat. And, we simply couldn’t waste it. Nope. That would be ungrateful, and I’m never ungrateful of birthday cake. Although I can’t really share with you all, here’s a virtual piece and my 6 Word Saturday offering:

One bit of birthday cake left!

Six Word Saturday Challenge is courtesy of

Show My Face, Six Word Saturday

 And, for your mouth-watering, taste-bud-teasing enjoyment, here’s a photo of the spud and her birthday cupcake cake:

December 6, 2011

Seasonal Funnies #17

by Janie Jones

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Al Behom.

Al Behom Who?

Al Behom for Christmas!

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December 4, 2011

It’s that special time of year…

by Janie Jones

When we take a short break in holiday revelry to celebrate some birthdays.  Birthdays!  Yeay!

Personally, I love my birthday.  It’s actually tomorrow, December 5th.  But, as I have to go to school tomorrow, we will celebrate today.  There is a birthday cake waiting for me, and a big gift bag waiting to be opened on the dining room table.  *Squeal*  Exciting times!

Thursday, the eighth is the spud’s birthday, so we will undoubtedly have much more squealing and  revelry.

Okay, I’ll fill you in more on the birthday fun later, now I’m going to have cake for breakfast and open my present.

December 3, 2011

Six Word Saturday: Simple Things Amuse Me

by Janie Jones

A bag made out of bags:

I made this little sunglasses tote bag today out of 10 plastic grocery bags in about an hour and a half.  I had to do a project for my Environmental Health Class that re-purposed something old or something that would otherwise be considered “garbage.”  I can’t exactly explain why, but I just thought this was totally fun.  If I had more time to spend on the project, I’d have preferred to make a huge book tote.  I mean, I see these sorts of things being sold at the local Co-Op for $6 a bag.  I wonder if people actually buy them, or if they’re like me and think, “Hey cool.  But I could do that for nothing.”

Six Word Saturday Challenge is courtesy of Show My Face, Six Word Saturday

December 2, 2011

Brownie Points Earned

by Janie Jones

For any of my dear readers who don’t live in subzero winter climates, you may find the following tidbit of info useful in appreciating the point of this post.  When one lives in the Great White North, cars have a tendency to not want to start on a cold frosty morning especially when over night temps were below zero Fahrenheit.  Older cars, such as my lovely red tuna can on wheels, get a bit crankier and like to resist starting even when it’s only just below freezing.  Naturally having a heated garage mitigates this problem.  Or even having any garage, even an unheated garage.  But, seeing as my garage is barely big enough for one car, and has been co-opted as a workshop, our vehicles sit out side all year long, below freezing, subzero or otherwise.

Luckily, science has found a solution to frozen engine syndrome.  A heater is somehow put into the engine of the vehicle and all the owner needs to do is remember to plug the cord which hangs out of the hood of the car into an electrical outlet, preferably about an hour before one wants to use one’s vehicle.  The heater keeps the engine above freezing, and even a rusty old *hit box like mine will start up on the first turn of the key.

Brilliant.  Now all one needs to do is remember to plug in the car.

Now on to the point of this post.  It was 10˚F (which is equal to -12˚C) this morning, so I was pretty sure plugging in the ol’ tuna can was in order.  After walking the spud to school I went to get the extension cord and I noticed it was already strung across the hood of my car.  Leif had been out last night and plugged it in for me.

Awww.  Now isn’t that sweet?  Thank you.

December 2, 2011

I finally found the snow!!

by Janie Jones

I’ve been looking for the WordPress snow feature since last week.  And I finally found a somewhat suitable background for the snow to fall on.


December 1, 2011

Update on the results of my anxious waiting

by Janie Jones

If you were waiting on tenterhooks to know if I got into my Classics class, you will perhaps be disappointed to hear that I did not.  Although, Stickittoyou University saves a certain number of seats in that class for “continuing education” students.  If non sign up then those seats re-open to the general student body like the week before term begins.  So, I may get lucky.

*Waggles eyebrows provocatively*

Heh-heh.  She said get lucky.