Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ben & Jerry's Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream

I picked up this new pint of ice cream the other thinking fondly of the Boston Cream donuts they sell at Dunkin. Out of the gate Steph was not impressed with my flavor selection. Then she tried a spoon. She then declared, "this is good!" and proceeded to start digging around for the cake pieces (which she is prone to do)

I agreed - this is ice cream that is worth trying despite the fact that it has little chocolate bits in it. I'm not a fan of the little chocoloate bits as I think the cold ice cream invariably make them taste kind of waxy. B&J got this one right though.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jack Slides Through Four Orange Noodles

We met a lot of Jack's school friends at a park last week-end. One of his favorite things was sliding through a bunch of noodles. He probably did it 10 times before he had enough.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Seventeen counterfeit bills, and a real one.

On Sunday morning, Carol and I found a bunch of $100 bills outside IHOP. Sadly they were counterfeit, all having the same serial number. There were 17 of them. I took them down to the police station, where the cops informed me that the quality was not that good and that there had been several attempts to pass such recently. The careful observer will notice an 18th Bill, in the lower right corner.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tails of Gracie

Back in 2006, Carol and I saw an ad in the paper featuring Boston Terriers for sale at $250 per. We went to the place, and found an out-in-the-country puppy mill where the dogs were terribly mistreated. I bought Jake there, and at that time I could hold him in the palm of one hand. By now Jake-the-snake is well known to readers of this blog. A little female Boston was running loose, and followed us wherever we walked. The puppy-miller said her name was Gracie, and that Carol could have her for $200 since she was a little older than the other pups. Since Carol had two Bostons at the time, she was able to resist. But we never forgot little Gracie. In '08, Carol took on a rescue dog from another puppy mill, a three-or-four year old Boston named Lira. I suggested that Lira be renamed Gracie, but Carol opted to keep Lira as the moniker. The next year, both of Carol's old Bostons had to be put down, so it was just Lira and Carol. And so it went, until today. We spotted the following ad in the Jonesboro sun: Terminally ill woman needs good home for a three year old, spayed, female Boston Terrier.

We called, and the lady said yes, the dog is still available, and her name is Gracie. I told Carol that the planets seemed to be lined up on this one. We drove to Trumann and the lady gave Carol the dog, crying as she did so. Gracie is a sweet little biscuit, as you can see below.

Carol and Lira and Gracie will all have a new home soon, as seen in the next picture. Carol bought the house, brand new, and expects to close next week. Dick's new truck is also featured in the picture.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Twix Java

This is a good bar if you like coffee flavored caramel. I would describe this as a regular Twix with the addition of coffee flavor. If you like regular Twix and you like coffee you might like this. If you've ever enjoyed eating a regular Twix while drinking coffee, you might like this. If you could subtract the coffee flavoring out of this, you would end up with something like a regular Twix.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ode to Ugly

Ugly Betty wrapped up its four year run this past week. While it wasn't the best of shows it was generally pretty darn good aside from a few wayward plot lines. One less thing for Tivo to go after as Steph and I both enjoyed watching it and had it on our perpetual "to do" list.

Upon completion of Betty this evening I was hoping to swap in our new Tivo Premiere unit...but alas the old Tivo was in the process of recording a new Desperate Housewives. It is a must do tomorrow as we have the M-Card being installed Tuesday. A review of the new Tivo box will follow.

Jack and the Full Moon

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Record Store Day - This Saturday

Just a reminder... The annual Record Store Day is upon us.... if you still have one around go visit and buy a few tunes...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Come On Ride The Train...The Boy Scout Train???

Union Pacific has commissioned, built and painted Engine #2010. A train that honors the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts. If anyone sees a canary yellow engine rolling through the country this could well be it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jack Discovers the Camera!

Jack occasionally grabs the camera and carries it around because he sees us doing it. This time he surprised us by turning it on, turning it around and starting to snap self portraits!

Here's the full lot of Jack's first pictures.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Why Michigan State Lost?

Here are Jack and I playing with his completely authentic all wood set of Lincoln Logs...It should be noted this was the day of the Final Four game between Michigan State and Butler. One of us was representing with a State shirt...the other, however, was forced to wear Butler brown as he didn't have a MSU shirt! He wants that corrected for his birthday this Summer.

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