Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Reverence

I changed computers a while ago but I never put my music on the new one. So I've been going through my music the last couple of nights trying to get stuff back in order. There's so much I haven't listened to in a long time. I love this band though. So yeah, this song is my picture/song of the day.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Star Wars!

Everett got some new toys today. I'm thrilled to finally have some toys that I wanna play with. C'mon, Star Wars toys. It's freaking awesome!

Friday, February 24, 2012

I hate you Winter

Yep, this pile of sludge is all I got today. 3-7 inches of snow? Nope. 1-2 inches of snow? Nope. Big fluffy snowflakes falling throughout the night? Nope.

What makes me mad is that I got suckered, duped, let myself believe. After a miserable Winter of 40 degree weather, I wanted snow. I hoped for snow.  I believed Tom Skilling, the weatherman, when he said there was no way this snow would miss us. I got excited. I was ready for it. Last chance to salvage the Winter. Get out and play with the kids in the freshly fallen snow. The snow was supposed to hit at rush hour. Didn't happen. The forecast changed, the snow would hit between 8-11pm. I waited up but nothing. Forecast changed again. Snow through the night. I went to sleep and when I woke up......a dusting of snow. Not even enough to cover the grass. By afternoon not even that. What a horrible Winter. Well, there still is a couple weeks. They say conditions are ripe for more snow. Maybe, maybe we'll still get some.....

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thank you Turkey!

I believe it too!

* I can't remember the last time I signed on to klout. I never really got it. What is the point of it? But when I got an email update saying Turkey, I had to check it out. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Paczki day!!!

I love Paczki day. I love it, love it, love it. Nutshell version, a Paczki is a polish pastry. It's tradition to eat them on Fat Tuesday. A good Paczki is a wonderful thing. Most places try to pass of jelly doughnuts as Paczki but they are NOT jelly doughnuts. I think last year I explained the difference so I wont explain again this year. All you need to know is these things rock my face off.

Oh, a lemon one.

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Spidey Shoes

I took the boys to the mall today to get new shoes. Everett was very excited and got to pick out his gym shoes. I love his choice. So awesome!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Smokey Barque

Last night was dinner and a movie night. The movie was The Vow. So yeah, lets talk about dinner. We tried a new BBQ place about ten minutes from home, Smokey Barque. I checked out the menu before going in and it looked promising. Lucky for me, Smokey Barque far exceeded my expectations. The food was great!

Having the kids safely at home with the sitter, we opted to eat in the bar. The atmosphere was perfect. There was trivial pursuit cards on the table which was fun. We started with Hush Puppies for our appetizer. They were huge and seriously hot. These thing were clearly just made. No sitting around under heat lamp for these guys. For dinner I had baby back ribs, garlic mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. Karen had pulled pork, mac & cheese and fried pickle slices. They had seven different BBQ sauces. All of the sauces were different, It was fun trying them. The best part was that you didn't even need the sauce. The meat tasted all smokey and great. The sides were pretty damn good too. A really enjoyable meal.

I know a lot of people reading this won't find themselves in the Chicago burbs anytime soon but I also know there are some of you who do live around me. I highly recommend this place to you. It's so worth a try. You may be asking yourself "Why is he pushing this place?" Well, it's simple. There's no good BBQ places around me and I would love to see this place stick around. The more people try it and like it, the better chance I will have a good BBQ place around me for a long time.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My soul has been pierced

We had a party this past weekend for two of my kids birthdays. The next day I found this in my pantry. I love my family.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's ok sad doggy

Remember this guy? If you do remember him then.....wow, you've been checking out this blog for a long time. What's wrong with you? So Mr. Dog Plate Face is still sad. While we've been working on his issues and had some success, there has been no complete break through......yet. I remain confident with more counseling Mr. Dog Face Plate will eventually be happy. So in case you were wondering, that's where things stand with Mr. Dog Plate Face. Thanks, he appreciates your concern.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Let the Nerf wars begin!

You have no clue how much I've been looking forward to the day when my kids could appreciate Nerf Wars. Today is that day. Let the foamy darts fly. Let the Nerf wars begin!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Freaking Awesome New Sweatshirt

Yesterday we had birthday parties for Ian (2) and Amelie (5). Everybody got together, had dinner, cake and gifts. It was tons of fun like always. So one of Ian's birthday gifts was this awesome sweatshirt. It's cute, creepy and kinda bad ass. I love it.