Monday, October 31, 2011

To Roast or Not to Roast? Let There Be No Question.

Last night we watched Hocus Pocus.  It was as amazing then as it was when I was ten.  (wait... I was only TEN when that came out?  What?!?).  So good.

Also, there was pumpkin carving.  Fantastic pumpkin carving, at that!  I mean... I'm not about to say I'm the most creative pumpkin carving genius on the planet.  That title goes to these people.  But I'll show you what Cori and I came up with:



From the left:  Rocky Molar, Ace Dentura, and Edward Incisorface.  It's a good crowd.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Flippin' Out



Fall.  Oh man.

Fall happened on Saturday.  

Pumpkin Spice coffee flowed in the morning.  Cori and I picked apples at the orchard.  We bought pumpkins for carving.  We brought home pumpkin cider for sipping.  There were beautiful smells and colors coming out of my ears.  No.  Not literally.  But it felt like it!

... I'm geeking out.  

Oh.  And for lunch?  For lunch, there were pancakes.  Banana spice pancakes.  Mmmmmmmmm.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fun With Nature


OMG IT'S FINALLY RAINING!!!

**I'm a bit excited**

Also, I'm procrastinating getting ready for work... which isn't exactly out of my norm.  I'm not sorry that I'd rather enjoy my warm, pumpkin spiced coffee on my comfy couch.  Nor am I sorry that I'm stealing my outfitting ideas from Pinterest (because I can't exactly dress myself without help).  Nope.  Not sorry at all.

Side note:  I may have just found out that my phone can be upgraded and I MAY have just gone ahead and gotten a phone I can converse with.  No biggie.  I've always wanted to become best friends with my mobile device.  Haven't you?

These pictures have absolutely NOTHING to do with anything above... but I wanted to share them with you anyway, since life happens and I like to record it.  They're pics from a recent camping excursion I went on with my dad and step-mom in southern Indiana.  It's not all corn fields and cows, kids.  We have hills and gorgeousness down in the southern half of the state.  (sorry northern half... you're not my favorite)


Back of the "Canned Ham".  Note the well-chosen Route 66 plate frame.  And the curtains.





Various cooking methods:  Inside the camper we had an oven and a stove, and outside we had the propane grill/stove top.  (Kim as hand model/flipper)
It's important to lock the camper to protect yourselves from the natives... (Dad as Jack Nicholson from The Shining)




Food definitely happened.  All. Over. The. Place.

When camping, one must take moments of reflection... 
... stay hydrated at all times...

... and be fashion-forward.

Don't touch the Woolly Aphids (identified by Karley Hicks)





Take scenery pictures, and pictures of your dad being manly.  And kayaks.

Be safe and choose the proper equipment. 





Find things from long-lost civilizations (but don't touch them...)

And finally, remember that nature is one twisted sister.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Feeling Southern



I just ate my weight in biscuits.  Well... almost my weight.  When Cori gets home and I make dinner, I will have then eaten my weight in biscuits.  Life is hard.

Today was supposed to be filled with laundry, vacuuming, scrubbing the bathroom, and generally getting all my stuff done.

Instead...?

Hah.  Hi.  I made biscuits.  Let's just forget all the rest of that other stuff, shall we?  Look at these!