Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Not only is it Mustache Monday but it is the birthday to one of the most famous mustaches ever!
Happy 77th Birthday Mr. Burt Reynolds!!! Hope you are on the mend from the flu!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I decided to keep going with my Wednesday Haiku to you. So here is the first installment.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Dear Downton Abbey,
Thank you for not ripping my guts out this week like you did last week. I was so upset, I could barely read my bingo card!
Monday, February 4, 2013
I used to do a Johnny Depp Monday each Monday. Now, I still love me some Johnny Depp, but I believe that I have taken Johnny Depp Monday as far as it can go.
I am now starting up...MUSTACHE MONDAY!!!
Our first installment of Mustache Monday comes from New Years Eve. We love spending New Years with our very good friends. They live up in Wisconsin on a large farm. We had an awesome time hanging out, dancing, sledding, and snowmobiling.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
It hasn't happened for a few years, but Groundhog Day fell on a Saturday this year.
Now, we love Groundhog day, we love the folklore...we love the traditions...we love the movie.
So, it is only fitting that we spend this glorious day where they shot the movie.
At 5:30 this morning, we walked out the door, dressed in our long handles (Vivi's word for Long Johns) each of us armed with a travel mug and drove an hour up to Woodstock, IL.
Woodstock is the location where they shot the movie "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray. And just like the movie, they make a huge production not only out of the day, but the whole week before Groundhog day.
There's a pancake breakfast, a dinner dance, an official breakfast, a walking tour, a chili cook-off, and they show the movie in the local theater all weekend.
But, the most important thing to us was the prognostication. We wanted to stand in the freezing cold and watch silly dressed men take a rodent out of tree trunk, pretend to talk to it and tell us whether it's going to get warm enough for me to shave my legs.
My very good friend, DeeDee and her family came with us. Groundhog day is a very special day for them. That's when the youngest member of their family came into the world 8 years ago.
This is what happens when you get up at 5AM to see a prognosticating rodent.
But next year, it falls on a Sunday!!! I will be completely Groundhogged out!!!
Posted by The Wife O Riley at 6:10 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013
Day 2 of the new blog and we are already off to a running start!
There are a few things that you may not know about our family. We love road trips and we love Star Wars. And lucky for you, I have a story about both!
First, Star Wars.
A couple of weeks ago, Matt and I were driving home when we came across a brand new comic book store. As soon as he saw the neon Batman sign in the store window, he squealed and almost hit a fire hydrant pulling into the parking lot. After we perused a while, we found a table that had different shaped ice cube trays. Currently in our freezer, we have an R2D2 ice cube tray and a Stormtrooper head ice cube tray. So, when we saw the silicone mold shaped as Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, we could not resist.
When we got it home, we couldn't figure out what to make in it, after all, it's HUGE! We made ice, big deal, after it froze, we ended letting it melt in the sink cause we had no use for it.
Then we made jello in it...meh...it was alright. It didn't really hold the shape and we're not big jello eaters, so it sort of went to waste as well.
Then, inspiration struck and had a brilliant idea!!!!
A couple giant Hershey bars and some wafer cookies...Voila! A giant KitKat bar in the shape of frozen Han Solo!
Matt had a Superbowl luncheon at work and I sent this, it was a BIG hit!
Now, Road trips.
This Thanksgiving, we drove down to Florida to spend the holiday with my sister, Erin and her Family. Being, the King of Roadside Attractions, Matt planned the whole trip.
We joked that we were going to find Honey Boo Boo's house and stopping by to Redneckonize with the whole Honey Boo Boo family.
Little did I know, Matt took it to heart. He figured out where they lived by watching the show and Google mapping the area.
So, on our second day of our journey, we stopped at a gas station that just happened to be 50 yards away from Honey Boo Boo's house. While Matt pumped gas, Emerson and I hid behind the car and peered at the house. There was a pick-up truck out front with a lawn chair next to it. There was someone sitting inside the pick up bed, but we couldn't see who it was. All of a sudden, there she was...Mama June!!!! We got in the car and drove by twice before we decided to pull up and talk to them.
It turns out that they were selling t-shirts out of the truck. All proceeds went to Stand Up to Bullying and were locally made. We had to buy one!!
Posted by The Wife O Riley at 3:44 PM