Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Tale of Two Wedding Cakes

Saturday was an unbelievably busy day. Unbelievable because it was AFTER Valentine's day and it was rainy and icky. No matter I still had 18 cake orders, two being wedding cakes (below). At one point I had 3 cakes due in 30 minutes and had to ask my manager to help by icing the cakes so I could just decorate. Crazy day.
This was the first cake. I thought the colors were atrocious. The roses are pink, white and burgundy.
This cake left me confused. My order had two pieces of ribbon to match the colors to and said "Red roses, purple flowers." No other instructions.
This is what I made. I had trouble with the red as it wasn't holding it's shape well - it's a common problem with red, it tends to get squishy. Until this past Saturday, I've never known a bride to be so ambivalent about their cake.

How LAME am I?

I just finished deleting a paragraph about me buying new work shoes. WTF? Sorry, my sanity departed for just a moment.

Movie Review

Friday night Sarge and I went to see Jumper. After suffering through Alvin and the Chipmunks last week, I really needed a good movie to shove those rodents out of my subconscious. Jumper is a fun movie, Hayden Christensen is not bad to look at and Samuel L. Jackson with crazy white hair is interesting to say the least. Parts of the movie were predictable but the special effects were very slick. The fight scenes were great - especially if you don't mind watching someone get shocked with a cattle prod. My only kvetch was that the movie ends kind of abruptly and you leave thinking "Is that all?" My guess is this is their way of leaving the door open for a sequel. And there is lots of room for a sequel, plenty of lose threads. It's worth seeing.
Professional Pirate

I tortured my offspring yesterday and made them CLEAN. We found Muppet Treasure Island, the most awesome pirate movie EVAH!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Damn It

Some days Karmacially Challenged is putting it mildly. Damn my life.

Humorous Pictures
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

9 Years Ago Today

I birthed my first child. I shall now bore you with the grueling birth story. Kidding! Kidding! Not even I want to relive those 36 hours. Suffice to say, 9 years ago today Super Girl came into the world at 9 lbs 9 oz. 21 and a half inches long. (Think about that, I'm only 61.5 inches tall and she was just over a third of my height at birth.) And today she's an astounding 55 inches tall.

Happy Birthday Super Girl!!!

Just because it made Super Girl laugh.

Just because my mother used to sing this song (badly) to me on my birthday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My Special Power...

Amid a discussion about Harry Potter...

Kid: Mom, what's your special power?
Me: My power is... get your finger out of your nose!
K: Ta-da!

I got short changed on the powers.
Valentine's Cake
I just put this in my display case.
I've already gotten an order for one like it for this weekend. I'll be surprised tomorrow if it's still in the case. Publish Post

So busy at work. I didn't even take a lunch today.
Birthday Party

This past Sunday we celebrated the anniversary of Super Girl's birth with a movie party. Sadly do to the fact that I birthed her in February, her parties have SUCKED since her 3rd birthday on. This year was not as bad as the year her party got snowed out or the year her party just got fucking canceled, but it wasn't ideal. Two kids showed up and for that I'm thankful.

Because I'm a complete moron at times I had everyone meeting at the theater at 1 pm and the movie started at 2:25 pm (I'd like to thank the movie theater for that little gem as they didn't post movie times until just 4 days prior to the party). It worked out fine as we just did lunch and cake first instead of after the movie.

During lunch Super Girl's best friend Dakota amazed us all with an astounding life tip. Out of the blue she said "One tip, never try to ride a sheep." I struggled to not laugh as she told of a time of getting trampled by a sheep after a failed riding attempt. You see, dear Dakota's parents own a ranch so she has all these fabulous animal tales to tell.

THEN we went for TORTURE. Well that was just ME who was tortured, everyone else enjoyed the craptacular movie. It seems that the only other person I know of who dislikes Alvin and The Chipmunks as much as I do is my sweetie, Sarge. There was one particularly funny moment, when Dave was in the store talking to a frustrated mother about kids and he says something about knowing how frustrating they can be and how sometimes you just want to put them in a box, close it up and stick it in the forest. The mother looks horrified and I laughed because, yeah, I've wanted to do that. (oops sorry, I ruined the only funny moment in the movie)

After the torture I attempted to call Dakota's dad to come fetch her and realized that, oops I'm a dumbass because I put his phone number in my cell wrong. HAH! A moment of greatness brought to you by ME! Not a huge issue, I took the kids to the park to play while K went to Khols where Dakota's mom works to arrange pick up for Dakota.

And what the hell is it with kids and dogs? Because it was the first nice day in a while, EVERYONE and their DOG was at the park. And the girls just HAD to touch EVERY dog we passed. WTF? Though that did bring about yet another great Dakota moment. We walked up to a woman with an Irish setter, Dakota says "Oh I used to have a dog like this," and she pets him for a few minutes then says "but we had to get rid of him because we found out he was killing our goats." I say "Thanks Dakota, that's a real special story. Come on girls, you have a nice day lady."

All in all it wasn't to bad. Super Girl was still disappointed that more people didn't show up, though very happy that Dakota and Incrediboy showed up. Thanks McGyver for bringing Incrediboy out and suffering through the movie... oh wait, you LIKED the movie didn't you. BAH! ;) Thanks anyway.
Shoe Talk

Super Girl: Mamma, who first made shoes?
Me: I don't know. Finish getting dressed.
Super Girl: I think maybe the Indians made shoes.
Me: Probably further back than that.
*K coming down the stairs*
Super Girl: Dad, who first made shoes?
K: Elves.

*moments later*
Cabbage Patch: I can't find socks! Where are all the socks?!?!?!
Me: Elves...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Birthday Cake

The cake for my oldest progeny. Her party is today. She loves the cake. I do rock some days.