Thursday, September 20, 2007

The One With No Substance

OK, so none of them have substance. What can I say? Not much evidently. I could give you a rundown of my very action-packed day, from Mollusc's Creamy Tomato soup (made from our tomatoes and rosemary) and croutons made from MuNKi's delicious Italian bread, to ducking various phone-calls from money-wanting people, to mucking out the garage for the second (and last) garage sale, to errand running and going out with BG and our 6 (collective) kids to JoAnn's ("No! say the boys, "Kill us now!" OK, so they weren't that dramatic.) and Borders (OMG would you all please be quiet for the 512th time! You're almost as loud as that dude who's snorting rather forcefully to himself over in the Independent Reader Fantasy section and who has quite the strong (though rather obvious) opinions on the (lame) Deltora series. (ie that you should read them in order, uh, ok) ) and laughing with BG over highly inappropriate things -- at least for the children's section -- and interpreting our (and by "our" I mean mostly BG's) dreams with a Dream Interpretation book that must be excellent in spite of the 5.99 clearance price tag.

I could blabber on about how we came back and met MuNKi and BG's husband for a delicous MuNKi-cheffed meal and talked and ate until 10ish, and how I then proceeded to get the rest of the crap ready for tomorrow's garbage garage sale while MuNKi continued to make an extremely long-cooking batch of apple butter from 12.7 of our 1,024 apples. And how I blogsurfed, had no access to the picture computer to upload my mantis photos, and absolutely no inspiration for a post.

Or not.

42 comments:

armalicious said...

Can MuNKi come cook for me? And bake WITH me?

And, you've reminded me that I need to go to JoAnn's...I need to see if they have any yarn on clearance.

Have fun with your garage sale!

radioactive girl said...

We are going apple picking this weekend, and I remember last year when they made the rule that each person entering the orchard has to pick (and pay for) a bag of apples. There are 6 of us and we brought my mother in law, father in law and sister in law who didn't bring many of their own apples home from our house! We just ran out of apples from last year a few weeks ago (totally exagerating, but you know what I mean). I can't wait to make some apple crisp! I hope it gets a little cooler soon...it doesn't feel right to make it when it is 90 degrees outside again!

Grundir the Implacable said...

It's ok, I have no substance either.

cindra said...

I'm sure glad you didn't tell us anything of any substance ;)

You live a great life, you know that? I loved reading about everything you mentioned or didn't mention.

Good luck with that garage sale!

kitkat said...

Whew! And I thought I was tired before I read that post. Sounds like an action-packed day, what with the trip to JoAnn's and Borders. Both places in one day--that's livin' on the edge.

Candace said...

Arm - MuNKi is for hire for special occasions. ;-) Oh, I looooooove JoAnn's. It's so dangerous. :-P

Thanks! We did have fun today and wven made some $$. More tomorrow. Yay!

Tori - OMG every person? Holy crap! Like, even kids? Holy freaking crap! How d'ya like THEM apples?? (OMG I'm so sorry I said that ^_^ )

Apple Crisp is next on my list. I made apple cake first. Yummy. BG made a different apple cake - completely different! And also yummy. :) Yeah, it's definitely not right in the hot weather. :-P

Grundir - alas, that is a regrettable side-effect of the life of a Nazgul. I feel your pain. Actually, what I think I feel is more like a cold piece of steel broken off in my left shoulder. Hmmmm. . .

Cindra - I sure can't complain. :) Thanks! So far so good. Hooray!!

Kitkat - Was that fist part of my post all one sentence? I think it may have been. :-P Yes, definitely knife-blade-edge living there with the Jo-Ann's and Borders all in one go. I'm still coming down from that trip. ^_^

Michael C said...

I cannot stress this enough - that sounds like a GREAT day!!!!! Apple Butter?? Zowie!!!!!!

Candace said...

It was a pretty cool day. Is it any wonder I had nothing left to say? ^_^ Yep, apple butter! Amazing, huh?

Gawpo said...

Hey. You people eat way too much. I can help you with that.

Especially way too much apple butter.

Candace said...

OMG. It is ALIIIIiiiiiiiive! Gawpo, how are you? I have apple butter to spare if you can get here within the week. 1:30 am was too bloody late to dink around with sterilising jars and stuff before pouring, so we did "fridge" batches to be consumed ASAP. It only made 3 jars anyway, and we gave 2 away, so that helps. :)

Michael C said...

Yes amazing!!!! Any for sale???
;-)

egan said...

You're the best blogger ever.

egan said...

How about a fifth?

egan said...

I've decided you're so full of life and stuff. Have me!

egan said...

MuNKi is a really cool guy and I'm very sad I didn't meet him.

egan said...

Yes, I'm pissed off as hell. I'm tired of Bart Simpson stealing all the glory on this blog so here I am commenting about nothing.

egan said...

D'oh.

egan said...

Yes, this is a commenting war so bring it Mr. Sea.

egan said...

I won't take no for an answer. I've already fiffused one fight today, so I have to start one right?

egan said...

No spambot to stop me now.

egan said...

I'm going to watch Boondock Saints 18 times this weekend. Yep, that many. I'm also thinking it would be good to learn some sweet tkd moves to impress you.

egan said...

Exhale!

egan said...

Don't make me comment 400 times because the man above knows I can do it.

egan said...

Last night I learned a new term Candace. Do you know what a LARPER is?

egan said...

I think it's time I assert myself on this blog. Fuck the Hyperdrive status. I want MORE!!!!!!

egan said...

I saved the lives of a couple humans in the Eganbucks parking lot today. You'd be proud woman.

egan said...

LARPER - live action role player = dork.

egan said...

You should consider getting a projector to watch movies on the south wall of your living room.

egan said...

My work on this blog is temporarily complete. I've got my best typing gloves on though in the event someone else dares comment on this post more than me. Game on!

egan said...

Yes, I'm still pissed about being demoted to Vogon status. That's lame. It's Warped Drive or nothing. Monkey Boy, go with throttle up.

egan said...

I've scared them all. This is my house!

radioactive girl said...

I don't think I could possibly keep up with Egan...did he possibly spend a little too much time at the Eganbucks? Should we try to make it up to 400? I don't think I have the time tonight, but the thought is there.

Yes, even the kids had to pick and pay for a bag of apples. They were medium bags, meaning they were not as large as the ones at the orchard we used to go to before they sold it to build houses (the one where you could choose how many bags to buy and pick), but definitely not small bags. We are probably going to go on Sunday! I am so excited! Maybe we should start an apple recipe blog because I know I am going to need it after Sunday!

Candace said...

Egan - Are you drinking?

Egan - A fifth of whiskey?

Egan - This sounds like a birthing comment. Is this a birthing comment?

Egan - Was it the Killsbury picture or the naked chocolate submersion that won you over?

Egan - D'ohboy

Egan - I sense oceans of love here.

Egan - Where did you fiffuse this dight?

Egan - It's true!

Egan - If you watch it once, I'll be impressed. Sweet TKD moves? Ever take your bike over anysweet jumps? I'm all about the jumps. Take it as you will. ^_^

Egan - I hope you inhaled first. No, not in a Clintonesque sort of way. Though I'm starting to wonder just a tad. . .

Egan - And yet you stopped at 20. . .

Egan - I didn't. I had heard the term, but promptly and in a very Dieselesque manner forgotten.

Egan - More what? More than hyperdrive?

Egan - Do tell, my dear. Do tell! I'm already proud. :) I'm pissed that you came all the way to Eganbucks (there's only 1) and didn't stop in to see us.

Egan - Thanks for the refresher. Is this a thinly veiled cry for help?

Egan - What a smashing idea!

Egan - You are rocking the house!

Egan - *sigh* if you want outta the pigpen, maybe you should pretend to care about the hierarchy. ^_^ Actually, you're not in the pigpen anymore. You were never a Vogon. The categories refer to frequency of posting. There's only one way to Warp(ed) drive and I think you know what it is.

Egan - Are you posting from home then?

Tori - I think he might be hopped up on some sort of double esspresso concotion. 400 would be very cool!

That is just CRAZY about the kids. I mean, there are six in our family. (yours too?) Yikes! Yeah same thing happened to the closest orchard here, but it's still operating for some reason. Their prices totally suck, though, so we drive to another one.

Ooooh! Have FUN on Sunday! LMK if you start that apple recipe blog. I could use it! ^_^

egan said...

I'mmmm baaaaack!!

Wow, well played Candace. You responded to all of them with such gusto. I'm most impressed.

Candace said...

I was worried you'd crashed off the caffeine high and fallen into a coma.

Did you think I'd let robo-candace respond? Nah! I'm listening to Nickelback. Even better than caffeine!

egan said...

It looks like we've moved on to a new topic. I guess I will let it go. Nickelback isn't for me and you, my friend, know this.

Robots are on my payroll thank you very much.

Candace said...

I'm so jealous that you're going to their concert. Can you bottle some of that voice for me?

I can't afford robots yet, so I have an ant that I pay in toast crumbs. Unfortunately Cedric (my ant - not my aunt) isn't really heavy enough to press any of the keys except for "Q" when it's being touchy. :-/

Cedric said...

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

egan said...

Nope, still alive and ready for more. I think it's time to reboot Cedric.

Candace said...

I don't think Cedric would survive a booting, let a lone a rebooting.

I thought maybe you were in a coma or something.

egan said...

Not in a coma, just taking care of the family.

Candace said...

Well that's OK then. :)