Sunday, April 02, 2006

Random Sunday Observations

First of all, let me just say this to the perve in Wichita, Kansas who hit my blog by searching on "porn alien creatures": I know Kansas is not that exciting, but sheesh, Dude, if you're looking for Hentai stuff hit J-List or something.

And speaking of "perve," I will now take advantage of Chickybabe's International Perve Day to post yet another picture of DC. Har! Great excuse, eh?

Let me backpedal most furiously now, in case I've offended any readers from KS, which is truly a gem in the Union. * singing - She's got diamonds on the soles of her shoes *

In semi-keeping with the J-List theme, a big thanks to Fal who turned me onto some J-pop -
specifically Beat Crusaders. My fave is Isolation. They remind me of Green Day and, from farther back, The Outfield if anyone remembers those guys.

On to food. This morning John whipped up some delicious cinnamon rolls. Oh. My!

And while we're talking about sugar bombs, if you haven't had Pop Rocks™ since you were a kid, now is probably the time to buy some. Just like hula-hooping, you're never too old for Pop Rocks™. Remember how if you bite them with your front teeth they explode with a tongue-blasting snap? Ahhh, good times.

We bought baseball mitts for the kids today. The Prawn had her heart set on a pink and turquoise Wilson that was on clearance for $7. Well, OK.:o) The only one who didn't get one was The Boy since we knew we had one at home already that should fit him. Guess what I can't find. Sigh.

And now it's time for one of Hannah's Helpful Homemaking Hints ;o) Tired of spending $ on paper napkins that you just throw away? The Wonderful World of Walmart sells 18-packs of white washcloths for $3 and change.

And the best part is that you can wet down one or two to wipe the table, countertops, baby and whatever else after the meal. If you get the white ones, you can bleach them without them getting all sickly-looking. When they get too junky to be napkins (oops - serviettes for you Canadians and Brits :oP is that still an issue? My Canadian teacher (I speak fluent Canadian now ;-) ) was pretty adamant about that when I was young.) you can demote them to the rag bin. Trees, landfills and your pocketbook will thank you.

Spring is trying its best out there:

Things are sprouting up, including the 400 some bulbs the kids and I planted in Feb.

And the younguns have been adventuring abroad in the woods and bringing home trinkets:

The white scratches above the quarter are gnaw marks. I'm guessing by size that this is a deer bone. There are coyotes and foxes in the woods, so at least someone made good use of Bambi.

Finally, the only thing we did for April Fool's Day yesterday:

Mollusc coloured the salt blue to shock her father. He was pretty surprised. She did another shaker of nasty purplish-mung colour, but she must have used too much food colouring cuz it got all clumpy.

And so I leave you, Dear Readers, with your minds no doubt spinning from the deluge of random oddities in today's blog. Good night!


Anonymous said...

The white washcloth idea is pretty good. Unfortunately, you have to go to Wal-Mart to purchase them.

Candace said...

Target does packs like that too. :o) A lot of folks hate Walmart and not Target even though they're virtually the same thing. Not sure why Target is OK except that they make less $. Any idea? I go to WM cuz it's half the distance. Plus trying to find anything at Target drives me insane.

Jaichan said...

My life is all about clean, white DRY hand towels. I am constantly reaching for my side towels (and the side towels of others, usually Caleb and Molly) in the kitchen.
Oh, and if you want to check out some great Japanese music, listen to Love Psychedelico and Lisa Ono. Love Psychedlico sound like a mix between Sheryl Crow and Jann Arden. Lisa Ono is a bossa nova singer and she's amazing.

Candace said...

Dry is VERY important!

Oooh - thanks for the heads up. Off to check them out!

Faltenin said...

I'm not sure I want to know why you have links to J-list. But I followed the link, of course... this site has "Hello Kitty" toilet paper! How cool!

And welcome to the Beat Crusaders obsession! I hope one day they'll Hit in America...

ing said...

It's true what they say about pop rocks -- if you try to eat them and drnk a carbonated beverage all at once, your gastronomical system is likely to explode. It happened to my distant cousin. Just so you know.

You might know this distant cousin of mine -- he's called Josh Williams, and he's now missing his belly button.

Yumm, cinnamon roll. . .

Jay said...

I always had an irrational fear of pop rocks as a kid. I couldn't even be near someone who ate them.

Candace said...

LOL Fal! Maybe you do, maybe you don't. But seriously, J-List is an awesome site - only place I kow that carries the Hello Kitty vibrator! :o) Loose socks and "socks glue" crack me up and they have some fun language-learning resources and, of course, extremely clever study aids like the "check" system with the green reverse-highlighter. Ah, it's just full of quirky goodness. :o)

Hi Ing! Welcome! Funny you would say that. I was just telling my kids about that last night, LOL! I remember being semi-afraid of that and wondering if it was true. Now, of course, I know that it is. My condolences to Josh. Does that impede his sailing at all? He must look like Adam. (get it? .o) ) Oops - a one-eyed smiley, but I'll leave it in rememberance of the lost belly-button. Besides, it's a little pirate-y. I will try to remember never to sing the bellybutton song around Josh. "Belly button belly button, oh my belly button, oh my belly button I loooooove you!" Thank you Tom Pease. (You learn a lot of very strange songs when you have children.)

Jay, you are wise. I don't think it's irrational at all. You will never die in a horrific Pop Rocks™ accident.

I highly recommend giving them to interested dogs, as well. ;o)

jfpyff: Welsh for Pop Rocks™

Anonymous said...

There are chocolates with pop rocks in them. Chocolates. It was the mosts disgusting thing I ever had in my life. We were scavaging through my friend's kid's candies and we all tried this. I've been traumatized. Traumatized.

A Hello Kitty vibrator? Kind of gives a new meaning to hello....kitty, doesn't it? And that breast pillow makes me...kinda...superfluous somehow. Sigh. I'm depressed now. I think I'll go buy a poop hat.

Candace said...

Eeeew! That does NOT sound tasty. I guess that's what you get for taking candy from a babe. ;-)

Oh, yes, Hellooooooo Kitty indeed. I've always been a HKitty fan, but now I love her even more! Who doesn't love them some poop hat?? ;-)

wengog:when in gog's name will the rain stop?

Anonymous said...

I have got to check out that link....

I was going to say that I think some people get turned off by Wal Mart because it's always crowded with smelly, stupid people. We used to have a regular WM right near our house, and it wasn't too bad. Now they've closed it and built a super WM, and it's like a contact sport trying to go by tampons.

Candace said...

Well THAT'S obnoxious! And certainly understandable. Ours is pretty decent. :o) But I know quite a few people who won't shop there on principle, but Target is fine. *shrugs*