Friday, October 12, 2012

Dressing Down. Way Down.

It’s a very random, unusual, weird Friday around here, so here’s what’s sitting on my brain:

  • As was evidenced in last night’s debate, Paul Ryan hydrates very well. I’m guessing his pee is that lemon juice color we are all striving for.

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  • I hate it when the toilet paper roll in my kid’s bathroom runs out and instead of replacing it, they start using Kleenex. Kleenex is 40,000 times more expensive than TP or something like that.
  • Will Taylor Swift ever stop singing angry songs about break ups and relationships gone bad? I miss the days of Tim McGraw and Romeo and Juliet. Fact is, I wouldn’t give a crap if my daughter did not play the music 24-7. It’s hard to ignore. We did have fun with Taylor at Walgreen’s today. Don’t be jealous of my cheetah purse:

 

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  • I’ve just learned what Honey Boo Boo’s mother makes for Sunday night dinner. Be prepared, it’s gross. It’s called “Sketti” – melt butter (Country Crock?), mix in ketchup, pour over spaghetti noodles. I’m sorry if you want exact measurements, I don’t have them. No words.
  • So excited about this book. I’ve finally got it from the library and have been waiting to read it for awhile. It’s about two women facing off in cycling in the Olympics (fiction). It got 4 stars on Good Reads so it must be worth something. Plus, I really liked this author’s first book, Little Bee.

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Do you see two faces or a goblet? My daughter wants to know.

  • The kids don’t have school today. I went to the store like this without even thinking about it. Apparently, my appearance was kind of off putting to my son. YES! The more I can humiliate my children, the better. Next time I will wear a sign that says, “I am Sam’s mom.”

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  • Today is a rest day and I am trying to embrace RESTING. It is not easy. I want to move and sweat. But this just makes me all the more excited to take a long trail run this weekend with Ken. If you live around Boulder/Longmont got any good suggestion for me outside of Picture Rock, Hall or Heil?
  • I love all things pumpkin, and Pinterest is way out of control with the pumpkin desserts. This is next on my list (Pumpkin Monkey Bread).
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Although, got to admit, not too sure about these. You? Why can’t a Pringle just be a Pringle?

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Reading anything good these days?

Got anything random to tell me today? Kid pet peeves? Favorite pumpkin recipes? Candy corn flavored Pringles?

Do you believe in embarrassing your kids or are you nice?

SUAR

56 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Pumpkin pringles??? That's nasty.

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  2. For the entire month of October I have been dedicating each Monday to my favourite pumpkin recipes. I am addicted to pumpkin. It's out of control actually. Although I think I'd draw the line at pumpkin pie pringles. That's just gross.
    http://blistersandblacktoenails.blogspot.ca/2012/10/ode-to-great-orange-gourd-part-one.html

    If I had kids, I'd embarrass them on a regular basis, just like my dad did to me. :D

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  3. Michelle in MichiganOctober 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    I LOVED the book you are about to read!!! I hope you enjoy it....

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  4. I want to try the pumpkin monkey bread too...can you post the recipe?

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    1. If you click on the picture it should take you there!

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    2. Just made that bread tonight, so good!!!

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  5. Because I often work at school, our rule is that I can not speak to anyone under 30 unless spoken to first. But they forgot I have lunch with their teachers sometimes... ;)
    I took my daughter shopping for homecoming dresses this week!! ack!

    Pumpkin rocks.

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  6. I make these super tasty pumpkin bars. Maybe I'll have to post a recipe on my blog. So easy and delicious.

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  7. Apparently, there will also be white chocolate peppermint pringles. I told a friend I would do a food blog post about them, and she suggested that Pringles may not count as food.

    Maybe I can try the Turing test or something.

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  8. I actually watched the "Sketti" episode online the other day ... because like a train wreck, I couldn't look away when the links were all over the place. I just never have good words for these situations; I'm more saddened for the kiddos. Mama can eat possum roadkill for all I care, but make sure your kids know that ketchup is not a sauce!

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  9. Ewwww, "Sketti"? That's all kind of wrong! I just read Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. It was pee-in-your-pants funny!

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  10. I just started reading "You are an Ironman" by Jacques Steinberg. I am hooked and since I live in Canada and am not interested in the VP debate or re-runs, I read for 2 hours last night (what a treat). My 50th birthday is in 2015 and that is what I want, to hear those words as I finish my first and only Ironman.

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    1. I read that one too and thoroughly enjoyed it. I signed up for my first half Ironman in Racine, WI next summer. Very inspirational!

      "Gold" looks good - I'll have to check it out.

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    2. Allee I can tell you from experience that there is nothing sweeter in the whole world. Have fun with the training!

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  11. That "sketti" makes me want to cry. It also makes me want to cry that a grown woman (Momma Boo Boo) calls it Sketti. Are the three syllables in SPA-GHET-TI too many?!

    This is my most fave autumn pumpkin recipe:
    http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/32364/old-fashioned-soft-pumpkin-cookies/detail.aspx

    They are super soft pumpkin cookies. I made a double batch the other night and brought 3 dozen to work. They were gone in about 20 minutes. I do not make the frosting, I think it's gross. Plus it looks like something it shouldn't... o.O

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  12. I don't have kids, BUT I did embarrass my husband and our friends by moonwalking white-girl style on the bowling alley the other night, after a surprise "strike". (I suck at bowling, which might just embarrass them more than my moonwalk. I know it embarrasses me.)

    Ok now this: Again, no kids...but my husband will walk from the bathroom, into the kitchen, and rip two paper towels off to blow his nose. Hello! You just came from the bathroom where there's softer, & cheaper-than-Bounty TP!! Ugh. I don't say anything. Sometimes ya gotta pick your battles ;)

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  13. I hate when the toilet roll(that weighs 1000 pounds) is on the vanity counter and the roll is empty! He can't even change the roll.... ARGHHHHHH

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  14. I started gold and had a hard time getting into it. Maybe I should try again. Check out the St.Vrain trail. It's past Lyons heading up towards Estes on your left. The trail is pretty steep-more hiking- at the beginning, but then goes up to old homesteads from the 1960s. Very cool. It used to be my favorite hiking, snowshoeing, running trail.

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  15. I want to read Gold! I'm on a waiting list at my library. I loved Little Bee. I am currently reading White Oleandar. Have you read it? It involves foster care, so I thought you might have.

    Mmmm... PUMPKIN!! I love this time of year. :)

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    1. That is actually one of my most favorite books (white oleander)

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    2. Loved White Oleandar... I read it years ago. I think I might pick it up again. Thanks for reminding me,lol. :)

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    3. I also have to chime in here on how much I loved Little Bee and also want to read Gold!

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    4. Little Bee is a book that will never leave me. But not so sure I handled it very well...there were a few scenes that have haunted me since then and sometimes I still get sick to my stomach...:( But good book. Good author. I should read more.

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  16. Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream is very yummy!

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  17. I've read two really good books lately. First is Ironman champ Chrissie Wellington's book "A Life Without Limits." Good for triathletes and anyone who enjoys an autobiography. She's a great writer. Second was "The Book Thief" -- much darker, fiction, hauntingly beautiful.

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    1. I loved the Book Thief, it was one of the few books I made my kids read...they thanked me later. Chrissie's book is on my Christmas wish list.

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  18. Just finished Jenny McCarthy's Bad Habits. Nice, light, funny and easy read especially for a Catholic.
    I'm a pumpkin fanatic! Must try pumpkin monkey bread, about the only thing I swear I haven't tried. Just got three bottles of pumpkin pie vodka. Winning!
    Sketti could make me vomit on the spot.
    I heard about the new Pringles flavors today. Really they sound pretty disgusting. I really can't wrap my head around the peppermint ones. Yuck. Bet I could eat just one!!! =_

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  19. Thanks for the recipe, gotta try it this weekend. As for embarrassing the children… all I can say is Kilt for a milk run to Walmart. My poor son.

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  20. I saw two faces... then the goblet. ;)

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  21. In keeping with 3 ingredient recipes like sketti...

    Easy pumpkin muffins: 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree + one spice cake mix + 1/4 cup milk. Mix together and pour in muffin pan. Bake according to cupcake directions on cake mix. Your house will smell delicious! This might be a little healthy for Honey Boo Boo's family, but we love em around here!

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  22. I haven't seen Honey Boo Boo, so my first encounter with Sketti was here - http://www.break.com/index/christopher-walken-reads-honey-boo-boo-2377550

    Christopher Walken reading Honey Boo Boo was pretty awesome though.

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  23. Biden reminded me of Jack Nicholson from the Shining in the debate last nite. That man is creepy and disturbing as all get out.

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  24. Random? I think I finally have my first "bad part" of pregnancy! Heart burn, back ache, nauseated all rolled into one at 3rd trimester. Holy smokes.

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  25. For trail running, try the Dry St. Vrain trail. I think mountainkait is mistaken and is describing Lion Gulch.

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  26. The fault in our stars is really good. Apparently its young adult? Yea...I cant read anything that involves higher levels of thinking. But it is good so you should read it!

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  27. I wish I could find my recipe for pumpkin rum ice cream!

    Now that I have finished publishing my book, I need to get back into reading again. I just picked up a copy of "On Writing" by Stephen King and started to read "This is why I'm Like This" by Cynthia Kaplan.

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  28. Reading Cloud Atlas, just getting into it. Supposedly we were reading it for our book club, which is meeting tomorrow.

    Random. The new Sherlock show is pretty good according to my wife, and the little bits of it I have seen. DC Rainmaker is giving away a garmin 910, and has more than 1200 comments on that post. 1200! Two, two random things for the price of one.

    The embarrassed kid police would have me up on a poster in every kid friendly place in the world. What you wore looks just fine and considerably less dorky (to the non-fit eye) than run or bike gear. That's it! Wear bike shorts, shirt, ect, for the next trip with your kids. Don't forget the sperm helmet.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I just posted and now there are 1393 posts!

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  29. MY book of the year is " State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. Please read it, but don't hate me when it robs you of your good night's sleep. I admit it kept me up all night at one point. Still, worth it!

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  30. Pumpkin Pringles? Oh good lord!

    I SO do not need to get on Pinterest....I will never see my family! I can't even write a blog post about my Chicago trip!

    Have a great trail run this weekend!

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  31. Keep embarrassing them while they still aren't paying rent. What can they do about it?

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  32. 'Gone Girl' was very good. As was 'Defending Jacob'. I'm currently reading 'The Story of Edgar Sawtelle' but it's dragging.
    I think embarrassing your kids is part of the parental job description, don't you? What else would they have to talk to their therapist about? Although I do try to temper it on occas
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    My kids love pumpkin! Thanks for all the recipes! Can't wait to try that pumpkin monkey bread.

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  33. Pumpkin pringles? Ewwww...thanks to the food manufactures for coming up with more products that bring patients into my office!

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  34. My husband and I have been known to steal my daughters cell phone and upload obnoxious pics of us to her Instagram or Facebook.

    Not a huge pumpkin fan unless it is the flavoring of my beer.

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  35. Off topic maybe...but I love how at least your slippers match your bag! :~D

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  36. Those pringles don't sound that great lol. My friend was bagging on someone that we know that was in Costco in big baggy sweats. All I could think was I love big baggy sweats!

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  37. My kids are still kinda young so I'm not embarrassing to them yet. I can't wait, tho! I feel like it's a right of passage...

    I saw the Goblet first, then the faces.

    I just pinned a recipe for Homemade Butterfinger Bites that's 3 ingredients - Candy Corn, Peanut Butter and Milk chocolate chips. I.can't.wait. *Happy Dance*

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  38. Is that Sam or Ken kissing Taylor?

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    1. Sam. I would have to beat up Ken if he kissed her.

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  39. I ALWAYS embarrass my daughter (18) unintentionally. :)

    I'm addicted to reading so yes I have read good books lately-so many I can't even begin to talk about them! Most recently was Jennifer Weiner's Goodnight Nobody.

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  40. Love your blog!

    http://www.shilohstaste.com

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  41. Thank for the book recommendation - will check it out!

    Christine
    www.dreambigrunner.com

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  42. Reading a Fifty Shades book now. Not great literature, but entertaining. Must check pinterest for pumpkin recipes. I do embarrass my 20 year old every time i rap along to Ice Cube or any other dirty rapper! It's fun!

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  43. Just read "Father's Day" by Buzz Bissinger. I worked with his son in Philadelphia and miss him terribly. Bissinger is a great writer. Loved all his works, especially his Vanity Fair piece on Barbero, the race horse.
    I love embarassing my son. I do it well, learned it from my mother.
    I love that you went out in your super casual clothes. I have a tough time doing that. Went on a haunted hayride here in the Phila area with my son, had a great time, and embarrassed him by wearing my jeans with the holey knees. He asked me if I owned any "Entire" pants. I laughed and told him to get in the car.
    Pumpkin can be great, but online Yankee magazine's pumpkin pie recipe is the best I have ever tried. I can't wait to make it for thanksgiving...mmmm.
    Amy P. Philly runner.

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  44. Just read this(I'm running a bit behind :-) ) and saw that you were looking for trails around Boulder. I am a member of the Boulder Trail Runners Yahoo! Group http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/BoulderTrailRunners/
    They send several emails a week about their upcoming group runs. I haven't been able to get up there and join them for a run, but I read the posts just because it gives me ideas for places to run(which you're looking for) and sometimes other interesting/entertaining tidbits.
    The only place I've "run" up there was Green Mtn, from the Gregory Canyon TH http://connect.garmin.com/activity/187861360 I say "run" because there was very little running on the uphill part!

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