Thursday, August 11, 2011

World Food Programme

Driving home from the beach, we listened to a program on the radio about the crisis in Somalia. The kids decided to have a lemonade stand to raise money for The World Food Programme, after they raised so much money for Doctors Without Boarders and Save the Children. I'm happy to report that they raised more money than ever - a whopping $273.63, thanks to the kindness and generosity of our neighbors and passersby. Coincidentally a gentleman who stopped by for some lemonade and a cookie actually works for The World Food Programme. He took a photo of the kids with their sign, and was kind enough to let me take a photo of him.  To donate to the WFP click HERE.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Unexpected Financial Windfall Watermelon Wahoo!

Dear Reader,

Sometimes you win the lottery.  Sometimes you are walking through an empty parking lot and find two hundred and forty dollars in twenties just lying on the ground. I once won one hundred dollars in a scratch off game. And sometimes you are at Staples, shopping for a new electric pencil sharpener, when out of the blue Mr. Moneybags Deeppockets calls from Twentieth Century Fox in Hollywoodland, USA, to tell you they want to option your book, Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing, to make a T.V. show. Trust me, it happens. It did happen! Wahoo! This news deserves a drink, don't you think? And not my usual tall glass of vodka with a straw. For this, I'm whizzing up a delicious celebratory cocktail, and I hope you'll have one with me. Cheers!

Unexpected Financial Windfall Watermelon Wahoo!

You will need:
Frozen watermelon chunks

Fill a blender with frozen watermelon.  Add equal parts vodka and Limeaid - or more of one or the other depending on taste, tolerance and alcoholism.  Toss in a sprig of mint, a few ice cubes and whiz. Pour into a glass, top with a an additional sprig of mint for added panache. Slurp. If you feel like dancing, go right ahead, nobody's watching.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Very Important Candy Update

Remember when Fun Dip was as complicated as candy got?  I don't know if you've noticed, but there's an awful lot of candy contraptions being manufactured these days, and thankfully my children keep me up to date on what is cool.  Right now my daughter is obsessed with Juicy Drop Pops, which are basically a lollipop, but they are contained inside a sleeve, or a sheath, and when you remove the lollipop, you notice a groove hollowed out on one side.  In the bottom of the sleeve is a container of sour juicy liquid, which you can see through two portholes in the side of the sleeve.  You are meant to drop this stuff, which is vile on its own, into the groove on the lollipop before each lick.  It's an awful lot of work for a piece of candy, and you may tire of the whole procedure before you finish the damn thing. Fortunately the liquid has a cap, so that you can top it up and stick the lollipop back into the sleeve if you are somewhere lollipops might be frowned upon, such as a fancy restaurant, the opera, or a funeral.  Just thought I would let you know.  By the way, they also make Blow Pop gum that comes with crushed up Blow Pops to be gradually added to the gum as it loses flavor. Genius.
What better to go with this super sweet confection than a super sweet video from these adorable boyz?
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