Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Mardi Gras

Laisse le bon temps rouler ! Let the good times roll! I hope everyone is having a great "Fat Tuesday" today. Here in Wyoming not a lot of mardi grasing going on. But I did place a mardi gras cup full of moon pies, beads, dubloons, suckers and a cupcake on everyones desk/work station last night so that when they came into work today they found their Mardi Gras treat waiting for them. Everyone is wearing their beads today. That's one of the things I miss about not living in Louisiana, the mardi gras parades...also the mudbug festival in May. I'm in the mood for red beans and rice for some reason.

Monday, February 19, 2007

1/2 Hour News Hour

The debut of the "1/2 Hour News Hour" was last night on Fox News. I was driving back to Powell on Sunday evening, but was able to catch the rebroadcast at 11 p.m. I thought the opening skit with Rush Limbaugh as the President in 2009 and his VP, Ann Coulter, was a hoot. I laughed so hard when Coulter threaten to kill world leaders and convert everyone to Christianity. The show was fun to watch. I enjoyed it, but I am a partisian to the "n"th degree and although Stewart and Colbert are funny, I get tired of the left bent of their shows. I don't know if this new show will make it or be on the same level as the Daily Show or the Colbert Report, but I liked it. The ACLU skits were great too, but seems a little outdated since we havent had a lot of ACLU bashing since Bush 39. A lot of liberal critics, today, are attacking the laugh tracks that they placed in the show. "If you have to put in laugh tracks, it's not funny...." blah blah blah. Go back to the Daily Show then. I hope they keep this show going. Should be a lot of material with the upcomming election cycle.....

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mighty Rangers

I went up to the high school to watch Sean play in the Pep Band on Saturday afternoon. He had to play at the varsity boys and varsity girls basketball games. Boys won, I'm not sure about the girls, since I left after half time.

Page and I also went to the Stake Youth Dance in Bozeman on Friday night to watch Sean dance.

I also made a King Cake and Seafood Gumbo in honor of Mardi Gras. The cake was a hit, nobody (but me) liked the Gumbo since it had shrimp, crab and cod in it. Not a lot of seafood lovers in this house. I have a big pot of it too. Looks like I will have gumbo for a few days.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I like Mitt

Mitt Romney is now running for President of the USA. I am supporting Mitt. Of course, I only support Republicans, but I also like his religious beliefs, for some strange reason. However, I know that will be one of his biggest obsticles to overcome. I've never been to keen on McCain or Guiliani, but if they are the nominee, I prefer them over a democrat! But if Mitt drops out, I would hope Newt would run or some other candidate.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Death by Chocolate

I won 3rd prize in our Death by Chocolate competition at work today. It was the easiest recipe- nothing from scratch and I beat out all the homemade dishes. I made a chocolate chip pudding cake. One large box of chocolate fudge pudding (not instant), add 3 cups of milk, bring to boil, add one box of devils food cake mix to boiling pudding, pour into greased 9x13 pan and pour chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. That's it! and the judges freaked over it. I felt sorry for all those saps who spent three days making multi-layer cakes, truffels, and homemade chocolates. All it took was a few boxed ingredients thrown together to win a prize. Muahahahahahaha!

Best of Show

Did you watch the Westminster Dog Show over the last few days from New York? I always seem to be drawn to it. Well this year a Springer Spaniel named Diamond Jim won the top prize. Springers are great dogs. I have had 3 of them, Sophie, Sadie and Angus. I usually want to get a new dog after I see this dog show, but this year I think I'm safe and got the bug out of my system. Our golden, Molly is 13 years old and not doing very well. She has mammory cancer and hip problems. I don't think we are going to have her too much longer. She has been a great family dog and we are all going to be really sad when she goes. Some of the dogs my family and I have had are:
Queenie, black lab
Tinkerbelle, terrier mix
Cricket, beagle
Sophie, springer
Sadie, springer
Pepper, lab mix (didn't last long- big dogs and small apartments don't mix well)
Molly, golden
Maggie, lab mix (didn't last long- too mean to Molly)
Copper, beagle (didn't last long- too mean and liked to snap at little kids... not good!)
Angus, Springer
Liberty, black lab
Lately I've been drawn to Old English Sheepdogs, Bearded Collies, Newfoundlands and English Bulldogs. So who knows if there is another dog in my future..... or maybe a big fat cat....(distant future!)