Day 28: Pita Pizzas

June 17, 2011

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When searching for my lunch today, I came up with this idea and had to share it! Pita Pizzas with artichoke antipasto spread, grilled chicken, and mozzarella cheese. Yum!

I toasted the pita bread under the broiler until it was crunchy on both sides, then took it out and cut it in half to make two big circles. Then I spread the insides with some artichoke antipasto spread that I got from the store, some sliced leftover grilled chicken on top of that, and piled it up with mozzarella cheese. A few minutes under the broiler to melt the cheese was all it needed, and boy was it tasty! The pita bread was crunchy and the artichoke antipasto spread gave it a nice tangy bite. You should give it a try sometime!

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D is for Doctor Who

May 28, 2011

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Since I began my Netflix subscription, I have really started to get into TV series in a way that I was never able to do when I had to commit to getting to the TV at the same time every week. One of the shows that I have particularly enjoyed is a BBC production called Doctor Who.

The longest running sci-fi show on television, Doctor Who actually first aired from 1963 to 1989. In 2005, a reproduction was aired, and has now run for five seasons. These five seasons are the ones I have seen and loved.

The premise is that a time traveling alien known only as “The Doctor” shows up in the nick of time to fix things when they start to go really bad. And, oh yeah, he always has a cute young girl for a sidekick. The main gimick of the show is that instead of dying, the Doctor simply transforms, gaining new looks (and a new actor). This, of course, allows the show to continue after actors decide to quit the show: they just get a new one.

Which brings me to my personal favorite Doctor: number 10, David Tennant. Funny and energetic, Tenant is everything you could hope for in a world-saving alien time traveler, which is why D is Doctor Who.

Day 27: C is for Clouds

April 22, 2011

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I know that I am not the only one, but ever since I was a kid, I have loved looking at clouds. I love finding shapes in them; I love laying on my back in the grass and watching them race by on a windy day. I love when the sunrise and sunset turn them all to beautiful colors. They just never cease to amaze me in all the strange and interesting ways they can appear in the sky.

This is a picture I took from my car yesterday. It had been storming all week, with lightning and tornado warnings. As we were driving home, my husband and I noticed these odd looking clouds. We agreed that they look like someone had tried to poke holes through them, leaving huge finger marks in the clouds. I just had to have a picture, which is why C is for Clouds.

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Last year for my birthday, I got one of the coolest birthday presents ever from my super awesome sister-in-law:  the Beatles Rock Band!

I love to play music, and though this game is almost nothing like playing a real guitar, I still love to play it, especially when my husband and I get together with his sister. My favorite part of this game is that it is all Beatles songs, with no random songs I’ve never heard of thrown in. When my mom was a teenager, she snuck out of the house to go to a Beatles concert, and I know I would have done the same if I had been alive then. I love to sing along with John, Paul, George, and yes, even you Ringo, even if you do have the strangest songs (Octopuses Garden, anyone?).

Thanks to my sister-in-law, I can sing and play along any time, which is why B is for Beatles Rock Band.

Day 25: A is for Android

April 13, 2011

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I just couldn’t resist starting my new blog with my newest toy:  my Motorola Droid X.

Every day for the past week, I have spent hours of my free time customizing my new phone and playing with the settings, apps, and widgets.  In fact, as soon as Kat suggested I join her and Murica in this blog, I went straight to the market and found a WordPress app so that I could even write my blogs on my new phone!

My favorite apps are probably MyGroceries, which let’s me sync my grocery list with my brother (I never have to call and tell him that we’re out of milk) and GoogleSkyMap, which let’s me look at the positions of stars and planets as they will be at the next sun set. Both I have to say are just some of the best ideas ever. Not that I don’t love having email and web at my fingertips, but those two apps are just too cool. =D

New Beginnings

April 4, 2011

Because of the persistance of good friends, I have been convinced to not only restart my 365 blog project, but also begin a new blog project: ABCs of Fun. In this new project I will be working with two more experienced bloggers who will keep me on track hopefully. Who are these bloggers who don’t know what they’re getting themselves into, you ask? You’ll just have to check out Kat’s Weblog and Moonlit Garden.
I’d also like to note that I will probably try to double up my 365 and ABC projects so most will hopefully have pictures. I hope you all have faith on me and enjoy my blog! =D

Candy sushi, anyone?

This weekend, my husband and I drove five hours to his brother’s house for his brother’s birthday party.  We had an awesome weekend, hanging out and playing games and eating my sister-in-law’s awesome cooking.  One of the coolest parts of the weekend, though, was the party, themed “Candy Sushi.”

It was my brother-in-law’s awesome idea to get together all the necessary sushi making foods, but in candy form, and have everyone at the party make their own candy sushi.  So they got Swedish Fish and gummi octopuses, gummi sharks, dolphins, and blowfish, gummi fruits and veggies, and peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and tortillas.

We spread the peanut butter (or marshmallow cream) on the tortillas (which were cut into squares) and then rolled them up. After making “pinwheel” slices of the tortillas, we topped the sushi bites with some sort of seafood or vegetable.  The whole spread looked rather beautiful, if I do say so myself.

Day 22: Pink Stuff

September 17, 2010

Fluffy, marshmallowy goodness

When first introduced to my husband’s side of the family, I found that this fluffy marshmallow “salad,” I have to admit, I was so terrified that I did not even try it.  In my family, salads were always savory, and I had only heard horror stories of strange fruit salads with marshmallows and whipped cream.

Five years later, I have not only tried the “pink stuff,” but come to love it, despite the fact that it has cherries and nuts in it which I normally oppose.  I can now look back and laugh at my former self who would not try the strange dish and think “Man, now there’s no escape.  I’m one of them…”

Day 22: A Long, Boring Drive

September 16, 2010

The longest and most boring road ever!

I hate parkways. Endless roads with nothing on them but trees.  Not even traffic.  This has to be the longest and most boring of them all.  Unfortunately, this road makes up a majority of our five hour trip to my husband’s brother’s house:  where we are going for the weekend.

I look forward to spending time with my brother- and sister-in-law, but I really hate this drive.  If only we could get them to move closer…

Day 21: The Coolest Park EVER!

September 15, 2010

The back entrance to the castle

Today my brother took my niece, my husband, and I to the coolest park I’ve ever seen.  The whole thing is set up like a medieval castle and grounds, complete with statues of dragons, wizards, knights, gnomes, dwarves, and ogres.

The castle  part is like a huge playhouse, with bridges, turrets, towers, and secret passage ways.  The ceilings are all decorated with swords and masks and other medieval-looking artifacts.  In the front, there is a large throne room, as well, which makes an awesome photo-op.

We all had an awesome time, climbing around the castle and on top of the very large sleeping dragon and taking lots of pictures around the statues around the park.  It was an awesome day.

Don't wake the Dragon!