Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Fragments

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Mommy's Idea

I've just about had it with winter and single-digit temperatures. I'm SO ready for spring! I know it's right around the corner, I can see the sun starting to peek over the hills on my way to work in the mornings.

I had Skyline Chili this week for the first (and last!) time. Yes, I've been in Cincinnati for 15 (!!) years and have never been to Skyline. It's just not my thing. I like chili and I like spaghetti, but I don't think those two things should ever be combined. We had an out of towner in the office and they insisted on taking him to this Cincinnati landmark. I think my friend Jeni said it best on my FB page - "yuck, sorry... I've never made it past the smell and way it looks like cat food that the cat threw back up."

Don't I just look absolutely thrilled to be there?

See my awesome ponytail? I haven't had the motivation to blowdry my hair since New Year's Eve. How sad is that? Part of the problem is that I'm in desperate need of a haircut (I don't rock long hair well) and part of it is just pure laziness. I'd rather sleep an extra 10 minutes.

I have to make cookies for Charlie's valentine's party on Monday. I want to do some kind of chocolate cookie with pink frosting. I have a great chocolate cookie recipe that I've been dying to try, but the idea of just dipping some oreos in white chocolate and covering them in pink sprinkles is starting to sound appealing. Especially since I promised mom homemade lasagna and chocolate lava cakes for her birthday on Sunday.

Last night's Office was pretty good. There were a lot of awesomely funny quotes, but not many that I was comfortable posting on my FB wall, which includes co-workers and young family members. In order to keep things somewhat clean, I went with a Michael Scott-ism this week.

Michael: It goes to show that you get everything you want in life, and you don't even have to work for it, it just comes to you.

In honor of Valentine's Day, NPR did a story on the best break-up songs. I was shocked to find that I had only heard of ONE of the five they showcased. My 15-year-old self was disappointed that Nazareth's Love Hurts didn't make the cut, as I spent hours upon hours listening to that song on repeat after my first "real" boyfriend broke up with me the night before my family left for a 20 hour road trip to Florida. But I'm not bitter, or anything ;)

Have a happy Friday!


  1. LOL @ Skyline. I've found that people either love Cincinnati-style chili, or hate it. There seems to be no in-between.

    BTW - I was 15 before I realized this was a regional thing, and not everyone in the world put chili on spaghetti. Ha!

  2. I've never heard of Skyline. That sounds interesting...

    though, I can't say anything b/c back in Pittsburgh, we put fries and coleslaw on sandwiches.

  3. That chili sounds horrid. I'e never tried it and I think the chances are very good that I never will!
    For my kids' Valentine's parties, I'm making rice krispy treats and throwing a conversation heart on top. Wheee!

  4. I'd give the chili on spaghetti a go, I'm game to try pretty much anything once!

    So glad we don't really do Valentines Day here. Well, the retail world tries to convince us that we do, but there's no tradition of it being something that requires parental provisioning of kids for things happening at school.



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